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7VMI

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=VMI/Scotus


The Supreme Court has knocked down another barrier to women.
The court ordered all-male Virginia Military Institute to go co-ed or give up state funding.
The court also denied an alternative plan to provide a separate program at an all-female school.
Keith Humphry reports while women will not be filling the ranks in the corps of cadets THIS Fall, they may not be far behind.
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SOT
IN Q=The 157
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-David Nash/VMI Cadet; :19
SUPER=01-Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; 1:09
SUPER=@keith1; 1:32
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7, Lexington.

(( The 157-year old institution is in for some changes- -some of the most far-reaching changes at V-M-I since the school began admitting African-Americans in 1968.
NAT SOT- -woman calling cadence- V-WIL drill


Women will add a whole new dimension.
One thing is the total lack of privacy in barracks.
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SOT 15:02
IN Q=Something would have

((CADET DAVID NASH: THAT WOULD IN SOME WAY HAVE TO CHANGE. WE HAVE THE GROUP SHOWERS. WE DON'T HAVE DOORS ON STALLS, AND WE HAVE WINDOWS ON DOORS. THERE'S VIRTUALLY NOWHERE WHERE YOU'RE UNSEEN OR ALONE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=or alone.


Just how far V-M-I will have to go to accommodate women is up to the Board of Visitors. The board meets two weeks from now.
But the superintendent says- -flat out- -that the Institute will NOT CLOSE. He has backed away slightly from saying he could raise enough money in just ten phone calls to make this a PRIVATE college. There is still support for the idea among alumni and SOME folks in Richmond.
If V-M-I does become co-ed, though, Josiah Bunting says he aims to abide by the law with minimal changes.
He's determined not to lower the physical demands on cadets to accommodate women, for example- -as the service academies had to do in the 70's.
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SOT
IN Q=As you know

((AS YOU KNOW IT'S VERY DESTRUCTIVE TO THE MORALE OF A MILITARY ORGANIZATION OR ANY ORGANIZATION IF YOU HAVE DIFFERENT SETS OF DEMANDS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION.))
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OUT Q=of the organization.



NAT SOT- -rat line stuff


Most women would not chose V-M-I's adversitive method of training. The Supreme Court recognized that, and at the same time, "many MEN would not want to be educated in such an environment."
This school is NOT for everybody.
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SOT
IN Q=The superintendent says

((KEITH HUMPHRY: THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS THE CLASS OF 2000 IS ALREADY SET FOR THE FALL AND THAT THERE'S NO ROOM IN IT FOR WOMEN. THAT'LL UNDOUBTEDLY CHANGE IN COMING YEARS. KEITH HUMPHRY, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=K.H., NEWS-7, Lexington.))


7Alumni


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=VMI/Scotus


But the question is, how realistic is the idea that V-M-I could turn private to avoid admitting women.
Local alumni say they're not sure.
At this point, they're accepting the ruling-- and weighing the options.
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SOT alumni tape 7:00:42
IN Q=At VMI, we're taught

((AL SOLTIS/V.M.I. ALUMNI ASSOC.: AT VMI, WE'RE TAUGHT TO BE SOLDIERS. AND IF WE EXHAUST ALL THE OPTIONS THAT WE HAVE, THEN WE, AS SOLDIERS WILL OBEY ORDERS AND DO WHAT'S CALLED UPON US AND SET A COURSE TO MAKE VMI THE BEST CO- ED SCHOOL IN THE NATION. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=school in the nation
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Soltis says he's disappointed by yesterday's decision calling it the loss of the nation's diverse educational system.
He says it's not so much about admitting women-- as it is taking away from a valuable part of the V-M-I experience.
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SOT 7:01:57
IN Q=It's worked for a long

((AL SOLTIS/VMI ALUMNI ASSOC.: IT'S WORKED FOR A LONG TIME. IT'S WORKED AT VMI FOR OVER 150 YEARS, AND WE'VE PRODUCED WHAT WE BELIEVE ARE VERY HIGH QUALITY ALUMNI. WE JUST THINK IT'S A SHAME THAT THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT FUTURE WON'T EXIST. ))
SUPER=01-Al Soltis/VMI Alumni Assoc.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=future won't exist
TALENT=Melanie
SS=VMI/Scotus


Soltis says the alumni association will meet soon to discuss what action, or recommendations it will present to the school.






7Howard


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
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A Roanoke man has been arrested and charged with knife attacks on two women.
22- year- old Ronnie Lee Howard is charged with abducting a woman at knifepoint nearly two weeks ago.
Howard also faces charges of burglary and grand larceny after forcing himself into another woman's apartment.
Police are continuing their investigation.
Additional charges are expected.

7Weather


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be another nice day.
It'll be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 80s.
Expect clear conditions tonight with lows in the 60s.

55Bunting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=abr
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=VMI/Scotus


A landmark ruling on equal rights for women.
Ending a long legal battle, the U-S Supreme Court yesterday ordered the all-male Virginia Military Institute to admit women or give up state funding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


V-M-I fought the decision, saying men and women are different.
But the differences in VMI and VWIL, the female alternative to VMI, are what swayed the court.
The court ruled separate is not equal.
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SOT 18:01:42 6pm aircheck Wednesday
IN Q=They say it

(( THEY SAY IT IS THE UNIQUENESS OF VMI WITH WHICH THEY SEE THE GREATEST PAINS TO IDENTIFY, AS BEING WHAT IT IS THAT MAKES US A FIT INSTITUTION TO EDUCATE WOMEN AS WELL AS MEN.))
SUPER=01-Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=as well as men.
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VO-NAT


Bunting says changes to VMI's military aspects and the cadet regimen will be absolutely minimal.
VMI's board of visitors will meet next month to decide how the court's decision will be carried out.
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55ACLU


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=VMI/Scotus


The American Civil Liberties Union led the fight against South Carolina's Citadel -- and its Virginia attorneys joined the Justice Department in the fight against V-M-I.
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SOT 02:35;59
IN Q=Faced with VMI

((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.))
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=clocks go forward
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VO-NAT


In the opposing corner, VMI alumnus Robert Patterson was the lead attorney in every court below the Supreme Court.
The overwhelming 7-to-one vote was a great disappointment.
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SOT 03:52:20
IN Q=Quite frankly

((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.))
SUPER=01-Robert Patterson/VMI Attorney & Alumnus;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=Ginsburg's opinion.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=VMI/Scotus


Patterson had NO comment on any possible alumni efforts to make the school private.

55Homepage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=HOLD VMI/Scotus


The entire Supreme Court opinion can be found ESS/HOMEPAGE on WDBJ-7's Homepage.
It includes the high court's ruling as well as the concurring and dissenting opinions.

55Hardees


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#edit of 96-45
GRAPHIC=None


The trouble mounts for a fast food restaurant in Salem.
On Tuesday, the Hardees store on 4-19 was shut down by the health department when two employees came down with Salmonella poisioning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Yesterday, it was re-opened for business without getting the okay from health inspectors.
It has since been closed again so health officials can give employees a class on food preparation.
During an inspection at Hardees, the health department discovered multiple code violations described as "too many to count".
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55Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


In political news, U-S Senate candidate Mark Warner may leave his mark in the state, regardless if he's elected.
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NAT SOT 03:20:37
IN Q=Two Warners

((TWO WARNERS RUNNING FOR THE SENATE. DON'T BE CONFUSED. MARK WARNER'S DIFFERENT.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=different.
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VO-NAT


The multi-millionaire Democrat has rolled out his second TV ad since June 12th.
Campaign officials won't say if their candidate will stay on the airwaves for an unprecedented FIVE months.
Mark Warner IS saying that he doesn't want to wake up November sixth and regret NOT running another ad.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Republicans supporting incumbent John Warner are aghast at the money Mark Warner's willing to spend.
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SOT 04:51:31
IN Q=The only way

((CHRIS LACAVITA/VA. GOP DIRECTOR: THE ONLY WAY THAT HE'S GOING TO -- HE FEELS, AND HIS CAMPAIGN FEELS THAT THEY CAN CHANGE THE VOTERS' PERCEPTION IS TO GO ON THE AIR VERY EARLY, IN JUNE, AND JUST SATURATE THE TV AIRWAVES WITH ADS SOMETHING COMPLETELY OPPOSITE OF WHAT HE REALLY IS. AND THAT TAKES A LOT OF MONEY.))
SUPER=01-Chris LaCavita/Va. GOP Director;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=a lot of money.
TALENT=Jean
SS=HOLD


Republicans say Mark Warner is a "Clinton clone" who learned his politics in the back room of the Democratic National Committee.

55Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be mostly sunny today with highs in the mid 80s.

8VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=VMI/Scotus


The U-S Supreme court says VMI must admit women or forgo state funding.
The high court yesterday declared Virginia Military Institute's male-only admission policy UNconstitutional.
Keith Humphry reports while women will not be filling the ranks in the corps of cadets THIS Fall, they may not be far behind.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The 157
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-David Nash/VMI Cadet; :19
SUPER=01-Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; 1:09
SUPER=@keith1; 1:32
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7, Lexington.

(( The 157-year old institution is in for some changes- -some of the most far-reaching changes at V-M-I since the school began admitting African-Americans in 1968.
NAT SOT- -woman calling cadence- V-WIL drill


Women will add a whole new dimension.
One thing is the total lack of privacy in barracks.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:02
IN Q=Something would have

((CADET DAVID NASH: THAT WOULD IN SOME WAY HAVE TO CHANGE. WE HAVE THE GROUP SHOWERS. WE DON'T HAVE DOORS ON STALLS, AND WE HAVE WINDOWS ON DOORS. THERE'S VIRTUALLY NOWHERE WHERE YOU'RE UNSEEN OR ALONE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=or alone.


Just how far V-M-I will have to go to accommodate women is up to the Board of Visitors. The board meets two weeks from now.
But the superintendent says- -flat out- -that the Institute will NOT CLOSE. He has backed away slightly from saying he could raise enough money in just ten phone calls to make this a PRIVATE college. There is still support for the idea among alumni and SOME folks in Richmond.
If V-M-I does become co-ed, though, Josiah Bunting says he aims to abide by the law with minimal changes.
He's determined not to lower the physical demands on cadets to accommodate women, for example- -as the service academies had to do in the 70's.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=As you know

((AS YOU KNOW IT'S VERY DESTRUCTIVE TO THE MORALE OF A MILITARY ORGANIZATION OR ANY ORGANIZATION IF YOU HAVE DIFFERENT SETS OF DEMANDS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=of the organization.



NAT SOT- -rat line stuff


Most women would not chose V-M-I's adversitive method of training. The Supreme Court recognized that, and at the same time, "many MEN would not want to be educated in such an environment."
This school is NOT for everybody.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The superintendent says

((KEITH HUMPHRY: THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS THE CLASS OF 2000 IS ALREADY SET FOR THE FALL AND THAT THERE'S NO ROOM IN IT FOR WOMEN. THAT'LL UNDOUBTEDLY CHANGE IN COMING YEARS. KEITH HUMPHRY, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=K.H., NEWS-7, Lexington.))


8Citadel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=VMI/Scotus


The Citadel in South Carolina has been watching this ruling very carefully.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC;


The president of the Citadel says he won't speculate on when or IF women will be admitted to the all- male school.
But he says the military college will comply with the Supreme Court's decision.
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SOT citadel tape 18:14:46
IN Q=The Citadel

((LT. GEN. CLAUDIUS WATTS/CITADEL PRESIDENT: THE CITADEL STOOD UP FOR ITS PRINCIPLES, THE SUPREME COURT DIDN'T SEE IT THAT WAY. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DID SUPPORT THE CITADEL. BUT, BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THIS INSTITUTION, AND BECAUSE OF THE PHILOSOPHY THAT IT'S FOUNDED ON, WE WILL MOVE SMARTLY FORWARD NOW TO COMPLY WITH THE LAW OF THE LAND AND BE THE BEST MILITARY COLLEGE WE CAN BE. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. Claudius Watts/Citadel President;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=college we can be
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Meanwhile, the court's ruling is receiving high praise from the woman who fought to get into the Citadel.
Shannon Faulkner attended the school-- then dropped out a few days later.
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SOT newsfeed extra 20:15:12
IN Q=i'm proud

((SHANNON FAULKNER/FORMER CITADEL STUDENT: I'M PROUD OF WHAT I'VE DONE, AND I'M PROUD OF THE DECISION THAT I MADE WHEN I WAS 18 YEARS OLD TO FIGHT THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Shannon Faulkner/Former Citadel Student;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=to fight this
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=VMI/Scotus


No word yet on exactly how the Citadel will be affected.



8Homepage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=HOLD VMI/Scotus


The entire Supreme Court opinion can be found ESS/HOMEPAGE on WDBJ-7's Homepage.
It includes the high court's ruling as well as the concurring and dissenting opinions.

8Howard


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A 22- year- old Roanoke man has been charged in knife attacks on two women.
Ronnie Lee Howard is charged with abducting a woman at knifepoint nearly two weeks ago.
Howard also faces charges of burglary and grand larceny after forcing himself into another woman's apartment.
Additional charges are expected.

8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast - It's going to be mostly sunny today with highs in the mid 80s.