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headlines

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VO-NAT


What started out as a prank turned deadly at fireworks store in southern, Ohio.
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And Boris Yeltsin has won re-election in Russia, just a few months after many analysts gave him almost no hope of winning a new term.

ANCHOR=Melanie


Stay with News 7 Mornin is next.

Fireworks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


At least eight people are dead and a dozen injured in a blaze at an Ohio fireworks store jammed with Fourth of July shoppers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Scottown, OH/Yesterday;


It happened in a remote area near the West Virginia border.
Three men, suspected of starting the fire as a joke that went horribly wrong, were taken into custody.
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SOT
IN Q=

((FRANK MEEHLING, EYEWITNESS:I HEARD THE CLERK SAYING 'NO! NO! NO!' THEN I LOOKED AROUND AND SAW ONE OF THOSE KIDS LIGHTING A BUNCH OF FIRECRACKERS. ))
SUPER=07-Frank Meehling;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=a bunch of firecrackers.
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VO-NAT


One of the men taken into custody faces eight counts of involuntary manslaughter.
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SPCA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=SPCA


The SPCA will have to find a new home for its pet project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


In a unanimous decision yesterday, the Roanoke City Planning Commission denied the Society's rezoning request for a new facility.
SUPER=04-October 1995;


Last year, the SPCA purchased a four and a half acre lot located off Lynn Brae Drive and Route 460.
They planned to build a million dollar, state of the art animal shelter... capable of housing 350 stray dogs and cats.
But local residents and business owners balked at the project-- saying the odor and noise would ruin the area.
SPCA officials say now they just need to look toward the future.
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SOT 07:03:17
IN Q=Old perceptions

((AL ALEXANDER/SPCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: OLD PERCEPTIONS AND IDEAS ARE HARD TO BREAK. BUT WE'LL JUST HAVE TO PICK UP THE PIECES NOW, LAY SOME PLANS AND DO BETTER. ))
SUPER=01-Al Alexander/SPCA Executive Director
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=do better
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VO-NAT


Al Alexander says the SPCA has no back- up plan.
But he promises there will be a new facility in the future.
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Rubatex


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-21
GRAPHIC=rubatex


Rubber workers in Bedford will have another chance to vote on a proposal that could prevent hundreds of jobs from leaving central Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Last Sunday, union members narrowly rejected a Rubatex Corporation plan to make its Bedford intrusion facility more efficient.
Rubatex then said it would move the operation to its Colt, Arkansas plant, taking with it 287 jobs.
While the company proposal remains the same, a NEW union vote has been scheduled for next Monday.
Human Resources Director Jerry Kirschke (kersh-kee) says if the vote is strongly in favor this time, the company would reconsider closing the Bedford facility.
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Dupont


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=Dupont


In Henry County, the United Mine Workers union is blasting Dupont.
The chemical company recently said it might close its nylon plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;


The U-M-W-A represents some of the 600 workers there; another union represents a majority of them.
The U-M-W-A accuses Dupont of choosing profits over people.
It says it's still considering how to respond to the company's announcement.

Dupont has said it will probably have to shut down the aging plant in Henry County because of increasing competition from abroad.
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Yeltsin


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


In Moscow this morning supporters of Boris Yeltsin are toasting his stunning victory in Russia's presidential runoff.
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VO-NAT


Given almost no hope of winning a new term just months ago Yeltsin soundly defeated his communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov and won a clear endorsement of his reform policies.
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SOT
IN Q=

((VYACHESLAV NIKONOV/YELTSIN CAMPAIGN AIDE I THINK IT'S A VICTORY FOR RUSSIAN DEMOCRACY, FOR RUSSIAN MARKET REFORMS AND FOR RUSSIA. ))
SUPER=01-Vyacheslav Nikonov/Yeltsin Campaign Aide;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=AND FOR RUSSIA.
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VO-NAT


In a national television address this morning Yeltsin thanked the Russian people, saying they've voted decisively for democratic reform.
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1-Sports


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


Time now for sports, In England Wimbledon continues: And hopefully the waiting game is over for Pete Sampras.
Mike Stevens explains.
Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=MOrning everybody.
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=little bit.

LIVE-TZ
SUPER=11-Roanoke


One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-7 Movie-Eraser
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
(Roll cue: Here's Anna Wentworth with this week's movie review.)
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SOT
IN Q=Eraser has large enough...
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"Eraser"; :09
SUPER=24-Courtesy: Warner Bros.; :14
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade/"B-"; :50
RUNS=:57
OUT Q=expect anything original.

((Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer: "Eraser" has large enough holes in the plot to drive a semi through. But no matter, this is Arnold territory.
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SOT
IN Q=Its a public...

(("ERASER"/WARNER BROS. ITS A PUBLIC PLACE. SIX EXITS AND SIX WAYS OUT.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=and six ways out.


Arnold is John Krugeer, a federal agent whose specialty is protecting federal witnesses by making them disappear.
The latest case involves Vanessa Williams as a whistle blower who needs Arnold's protection from some important government types who are up to no good.
James Kahn makes a wonderful villain, so that puts Arnold and his witness on the run.
The movie has zillions of rounds of ammunition and plenty of explosions...even an exploding fish tank with live gators.
This is familiar territory. The action is non-stop. The stunts amazing and sometimes preposterous.
I give "Eraser" a "B-". It's fine for what it is, mindless summer entertainment, but don't expect anything original.))
LIVE=Larry/Full
(Short weather & toss to bump)


DOLE


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


In California, Republican Presidential candidate Bob Dole and his wife Elizabeth had a private visit yesterday with ailing former president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles;


Mr. Reagan has rarely been seen in public since he disclosed he suffers from Alzheimers disease.
Dole met with Reagan for about 40 minutes and later pronounced the visit a shot in the arm for his campaign.
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NICOTENE-PATCH


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


Smokers who want to quit now have some help from the federal government.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved over-the-counter sales of nicotine patches.
They're stronger than nicotine gums which are already available without prescription.
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I-73


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-16
GRAPHIC=Interstate 73


Community leaders are celebrating the success of bringing the planned route for Interstate 73 through the Roanoke Valley.
But they were also warned the fight for federal funding is just beginning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


The Commonwealth Transportation Board has allocated six million dollars in federal funds for planning and design work.
Construction on some segments could begin in five to ten years.
But in Roanoke yesterday, state and federal officials also urged community leaders to maintain a united front.
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SOT
IN Q=Folks this is a long haul

((ROBERT MARTINEZ/STATE TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: FOLKS THIS IS A LONG HAUL. AND TO KEEP THIS MOVING I NEED YOUR CONTINUED COMMITMENT AND IT HAS GOT TO BE VOCAL.))
SUPER=01-Robert Martinez/State Transportation Secretary;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=has got to be vocal.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The Virginia segment of I-73 will run from Bluefield, through Roanoke, and down US 220 to the North Carolina line.
It is expected to take about three years to identify the actual alignment of the highway.

Travel-Writers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=None


This is the time of year when many people travel the country's highways for sight-seeing.
But what's the best way to see it all?
Ron Jones rode along with some seasoned travellers.
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SOT
IN Q=Shirley Slater and
SUPER=04-Courtesy: Harry Basch; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :13
SUPER=01-Shirley Slater/Travel Writer; :20
SUPER=01-Harry Basch/Travel Writer; :51
SUPER=@Ron1; 1:30
RUNS=1:38
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven. Dixie Caverns.


((Shirley Slater and Harry Basch have been blazing trails for 20 years.
From adventures on hot-air balloons to luxury cruise ships these writing globe trotters have shared their experiences with thousands of readers cross the country.
Their latest mode of transport?... an R-V.
SOT 11:41:10

((SHIRLEY SLATER/TRAVEL WRITER: I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THINGS. IF I GET EXCITED ABOUT SOMETHING AS I AM RIGHT NOW ABOUT RV'ING. I WANT OTHER PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT IT. BECAUSE WHEN WE STARTED IN RV'S IN 92 I HAD NEVER THOUGHT BEFORE THAT I WOULD EVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE GREATEST VACATION, I SAID I'VE GOT TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT THIS.))
RUNS=:15


After a pit stop at Dixie Caverns they showed us all the amenities-- a kitchen, bedroom, but more important-- a hook up for cable T-V!
Harry says travelling is fun if you use common sense.
SOT 11:38:54

((HARRY BASCH/TRAVEL WRITER: I'VE ENCOUNTERED NO PROBLEMS THAT WAY AND I THINK PART OF IT IS BECAUSE THE CAMP GROUNDS ARE WELL MANAGED. A LOT OF THEM ARE SECURED AT NIGHT AND THEY HAVE SECURITY PERSONNEL. I DON'T THINK ITS A GOOD IDEA TO PULL OVER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND PARK...))
RUNS=:16


They're so caught up in R-Ving, as they call it, they even wrote a book about it.
SOT 11:42:57

((WE WENT OUT LOOKING FOR A BOOK TO TELL US THE BASIC THINGS AND WE COULDN'T FIND ONE. SO A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER WE DECIDED TO WRITE ONE. AND WE HAVE A BOOK CALLED FREE WHEELING USA WHICH IS PUBLISHED BY FIELDING BOOKS AND IS AVAILABLE IN THE BOOK STORES EVERYWHERE.))
RUNS=:12


They also have columns in several newspapers and make T-V appearances. SU
SOT 11:57:07

((THIS IS HARRY AND SHIRLEY'S VERSION OF ROUGHING IT. AFTER A LONG HARD DAY HUNTING AND FISHING YOU CAN RELAX IN YOUR LIVING ROOM, SO TO SPEAK, AND ENJOY THE RIDE. RJ N7, DIXIE CAVERNS.))))

Touch-Therapy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=none


The Long family of Pembroke didn't think their baby would survive, just four months ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But thanks to surgery and hours of TOUCH THERAPY Carlie Long is finally home.
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SOT 11.55.45 - 11.55.53
IN Q=She's a miracle

((RICHARD LONG/FATHER: SHE'S A MIRACLE BABY. I'LL SAY WHEN SHE WAS BORN SHE WAS 12 INCHES LONG. WE CALLED HER A FOOT LONG HOT DOG.))
SUPER=01-Richard Long/Parent;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=long hot dog
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VO-NAT


Nurses at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital use touch therapy on premature babies in the intensive care unit.
They bathe the infants before the therapy, then use a light, vegetable-based oil for the massage.
Parents take lessons at the hospital twice a week to learn the hand movements themselves.
The therapy helps to comfort the infants and strengthen their physical condition.
It also helps to create an early bond between the babies and their parents.
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2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=salem avalanche


In sports -- Salem beat Winston-Salem on the Road-- for that score and others from the Carolina league and the majors, let's go to the boards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=93-Salem/==4/Winston-Salem/==2//Durham/==1/Lynchburg/==3;
SUPER=105-Danville/==7/Burlington/==2//Martinsville/==3/Bristol/==8;
SUPER=91-Oakland/==3/Seattle/==4//Kansas City/==4/Cleveland/==6;
SUPER=91-Milwaukee/==5/Detroit/==8//Minnesota/==6/Chicago/==5;
SUPER=91-Baltimore/==2/Toronto/==5//Texas/==8/California/==1;
SUPER=92-Cincinnati/==0/St. Louis/==4//Florida/==3/Houston/==4;
SUPER=92-NY Mets/=10/Philadelphia/==6//Atlanta/==3/Montreal/==1;
SUPER=92-Chicago/==2/Pittsburgh/==3//San Diego/==3/Los Angeles/==2;
SUPER=92-Colorado/==3/San Francisco/==2;
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Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-7 Poplar Forest I
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none
SUPER=13-Roanoke;
SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) The look of Thomas Jefferson is making a comeback at Poplar Forest.
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SOT
IN Q=We're doing our best...
SUPER=13-Sheryl Kingery/Dir. of Interpretation; :00
SUPER=12-Bedford Co.; :20
RUNS=2:05
OUT Q=here in the landscape.
LIVE=Larry/Full
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
(Toss to Melanie)


2headlines


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#news heads
GRAPHIC=NONE


Here's a look a today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


A 24-year-old man is in jail in southern Ohio after allegedly starting a fire that killed eight people in a fireworks store.
Witnesses say the store was packed with Independence Day-eve shoppers when a man lit off fireworks in the rear of the store, touching off the fire.
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VO-NAT


Russia's President Boris Yeltsin says voters made the right choice. Yeltsin thanked the Russian people in a nationwide address today.
But Yeltsin's Communist opponent won't concede, suggesting fraud.
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VO-NAT


And the Roanoke City Planning commission rejected the S-P-C-A's rezoning request for a new animal shelter.
The S-P-C-A was hoping to build a new facility on 4 acres of property it recently purchased.
The new facility would house up to 350 animals.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday the fourth of July.
Stick around. News 7 Mornin will be right back.

2Wx-Hello


ANCHOR=LARRY
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Current Stats)
(Rke/L'Burg)

ESS

(Today/Area Forecast)


OH-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


Authorities say a pre-Independence Day joke turned deadly at a fireworks store in Scottown, Ohio.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Scottown, OH;


Eight people died in a fire that witnesses say was started by man who lit off some fireworks inside the store.
It happened in a remote area near the West Virginia border.
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((FRANK MEEHLING: I HEARD THE CLERK SAYING 'NO! NO! NO!' THEN I LOOKED AROUND AND SAW ONE OF THOSE KIDS LIGHTING A BUNCH OF FIRECRACKERS. ))
SUPER=07-Frank Meehling;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=a bunch of firecrackers.
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VO-NAT


A 24-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Two other men were also taken into custody.
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Planning-Commission


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=SPCA


It's back to the drawing board for the Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A.
Last year, the society purchased land for a new facility.
But yesterday they were NOT given the okay for rezoning.
Scott Prince has the story.
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IN Q=An opportunity
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12
SUPER=01-Frank Van Balen/SPCA President; :30
SUPER=01-Bob Gallagher/Concerned Resident; :43
SUPER=@Scott2; :49
SUPER=01-Al Alexander/SPCA Executive Director; 1:00
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News 7;


((An opportunity has gone a stray for the Roanoke Valley SPCA.
By a unanimous decision, the Roanoke City Planning Commission shot down the Society's rezoning request for a new animal shelter.
The SPCA was hoping to build a million dollar, state of the art facility off of Lynn Brae Drive and Route 460... capable of housing 350 animals.
Early on in the meeting, officials pleaded their case for the shelter... not only for more animal space... but for other priorities as well.
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SOT 5:00:57
IN Q=We need

((FRANK VAN BALEN/SPCA PRESIDENT: WE NEED THE EXTRA SPACE TO DO THE PROGRAMS WE NEED TO DO. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=to do


Van Balen promised the new shelter would be virtually odor and noise free.
But area residents and business owners didn't believe it.
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SOT 6:11:25
IN Q=You can

((BOB GALLAGHER/CONCERNED RESIDENT: YOU CAN SAY THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE... THERE WILL BE NOISE. THERE WILL BE ODOR. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=be odor


It was last October when the SPCA announced it had bought the 4 and a half acre lot... and called the site ideal.
It's likely they will now sell the land.
Officials now say there's only one way to go.
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SOT 7:02:38
IN Q=Onward

((AL ALEXANDER/SPCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ONWARD AND UPWARD. WE WILL HAVE A NEW SPCA. I PROMISED THE VALLEY A NEW SPCA 3 YEARS AGO AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IT. THIS IS A SETBACK YES. AND I AM DISAPPOINTED. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=disappointed


Alexander said right now there are no alternative plans.
He says he and other officials will weigh their options in the coming weeks.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

RUSSIA


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

Russian President Boris Yeltsin is back to work this morning after his stunning victory in yesterdays presidential run-off.
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VO-NAT


Voters rejected Gennady Zyuganov's call for a return to communism and re-elected Yeltsin to four more years in the kremlin.
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IN Q=

((VYACHESLAV NIKONOV/YELTSIN CAMPAIGN AIDE I THINK IT'S A VICTORY FOR RUSSIAN DEMOCRACY, FOR RUSSIAN MARKET REFORMS AND FOR RUSSIA. ))
SUPER=01-Vyacheslav Nikonov/Yeltsin Campaign Aide;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=AND FOR RUSSIA.
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VO-NAT

5:01:48
In a national television address this morning Yeltsin thanked the Russian people, and said his victory is an endorsement for reform.
Meantime, Zyuganov, has refused to concede defeat, suggesting the voting in some areas may have been rigged.
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Vote


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-21
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


A plan to move hundreds of jobs out of Bedford's Rubatex plant is on hold.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Sunday union members narrowly rejected a company plan to make its Bedford intrusion facility more efficient.
Rubatex then announced it would move those 287 jobs to its plant in Colt, Arkansas.
Now, both sides have agreed to put the same proposal to another union vote Monday.
Rubatex officials say it will take a strong, positive vote in favor to convince them to keep the jobs in Bedford.
They did NOT say what margin of victory they were looking for.
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timrreck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=va seal


The exodus of Governor George Allen's cabinet members continues-- now his secretary of finance is leaving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 29, 1995;


51-year-old Paul Timmreck announced yesterday he's leaving to become a vice president at Virginia Commonwealth University.
He'll begin there August first.
Timmreck worked on Capitol Square for more than two decades and was in also in Democratic Governor Doug Wilder's Cabinet.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Timmreck's exit follows Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kay Coles James, Superintendent of Public Instruction William Bosher and top lawyer Frank Atkinson.

3-Sports


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


Time now for sports, A Roanoke Rush player is called up to the big leagues.
Let's check in with Mike Stevens.
Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=Howdy once
RUNS=2:09
OUT Q=4th of July everybody

Birthdays
TALENT=Larry
SS=none
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IN Q=(nat sot music)
RUNS=:40
out= back to you.


Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-7 Poplar Forest II
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



(ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back to...
SUPER=12-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=13-Sheryl Kingery/Dir. of Interpretation; :39
RUNS=3:11
OUT Q=be able to happen.
LIVE=Larry/Full
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
(Toss to bump)


JULY-DEATHS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


Police say it was a blaze that began on a dare.
Fire raced through a fireworks store in Scotttown, Ohio yesterday killing eight people and injuring a dozen.
Three men, suspected of starting the blaze, were taken into custody.
One of them faces eight counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Maureen Coe-sohn reports.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Scottown, OH; :02
SUPER=01-Frank Meehling/Scottown Resident; :21
SUPER=01-Merrill Lambert/Relative; :41 quick!
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=scottstown, OH


Reagan


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


In California, Republican Presidential candidate Bob Dole and his wife Elizabeth met privately yesterday with former president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles;


Mr. Reagan has rarely been seen in public since the disclosure he suffers from alzheimers disease.
Dole met with Reagan for about 40 minutes and later pronounced the visit a shot in the arm for his campaign.
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M'ville-2000


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Martinsville City Council broke the law when members held a closed-door meeting on how they will spend tax money and then refused to release a report about it.
Judge David Williams has ordered council to release its "Martinsville 2000" report.
But Williams will keep the document under seal for ten days in case the city decides to appeal.
The Martinsville Bulletin sued council, alleging its members had violated the state Freedom of Information Act after they closed a May meeting to the public and refused to turn over the report about financing for capital improvements projects.


Galax-Housing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=Housing


The city of Galax is lacking affordable housing for working-class residents.
But hopefully the new Knob Hill subdivision will help provide a solution.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=In just a matter
SUPER=03-Galax; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Campbell/Galax City Manager; :29
SUPER=01-Cynthia Schoolfield/VMH Program Manager; :57
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:09
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=News 7 Galax.
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SOT 6:55:35
IN Q= NAT OF SAWING, HAMMERING
RUNS=:03


In just a matter of weeks, Knob Hill subdivision's first home will be ready for its family.
The city of Galax obtained a grant to extend a road and utilities and create playground space.
In most cases, it will donate the lots to keep prices low for homebuyers.
Knob Hill is the city's effort to relieve a low-cost housing crunch, and ensure a stable work force for the industries which give the city a stable economy.
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SOT 6:31:25

((DAN CAMPBELL/GALAX CITY MANAGER: MOST OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE THOSE JOBS HERE IN GALAX AREN'T NECESSARILY ABLE TO AFFORD 200, 250 THOUSAND DOLLAR HOMES AS WE'VE BEEN SEEING GOING UP HERE IN THE LAST FOUR TO FIVE TO SIX YEARS. ))
RUNS=:13
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SOT nat of sawing 6:58:14
RUNS=:02


The city has contracted with Virginia Mountain Housing to build the homes, help homebuyers get their financial houses in order, and help homebuyers secure low- interest financing.
The agency is already processing applications.
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SOT 6:42:24

((CYNTHIA SCHOOLFIELD/VMH PROGRAM MANAGER: ONCE WE'VE RECEIVED THAT OUR FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT WILL TAKE CARE OF QUALIFYING THE CUSTOMER, MAKING SURE THAT THEIR CREDIT HISTORY IS WORKABLE FOR THE LOAN PROGRAMS. THEY NEED TO HAVE STEADY INCOME. ))
RUNS=:12


Once it's all said and done, what was once a steep, wooded, unused hillside will provide homes, a neighborhood for 22 families, and 22 new tax tickets for the city books. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Galax.))

salem-fair


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=amo
TAPE#edit of 96-
GRAPHIC=salem fair


The Salem Fair is back--for its ninth year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night;


It kicked off last night with all the traditional fair food and rides.
This year it features a few action packed acts as well.
Including the Wild Ones-- a daredevil trio from Canada.
On the pet patrol, Ostriches are highlighted this year--
Ostrich races are scheduled for this weekend...or you can select Ostrich meat from the menu to eat.
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IN Q=It has less

((DAVID AKER/OSTRICH MEAT PROMOTER: IT HAS LESS FAT, CHOLESTEROL AND CALORIES THAN SKINLESS TURKEY OR CHICKEN. IT HAS 22 GRAMS OF PROTEIN AND IT'S RED MEAT. IT'S VERY HEALTHY.))
SUPER=01-David Aker/Ostrich Meat Promoter;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=It's very healthy
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In other acts, Robinson's Racing Pigs returned to the Fair-- including Shorty who's on the fast track to win cookies.
The Salem Fair at the Salem Civic Center runs through the 14th.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=mlb logo


In sports -- It was the battle of the birds in Canada-- as the Blue Jays and Orioles squared off--
For all the scores from the ballparks, let's check the boards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=91-Oakland/==3/Seattle/==4//Kansas City/==4/Cleveland/==6;
SUPER=91-Milwaukee/==5/Detroit/==8//Minnesota/==6/Chicago/==5;
SUPER=91-Baltimore/==2/Toronto/==5//Texas/==8/California/==1;
SUPER=92-Cincinnati/==0/St. Louis/==4//Florida/==3/Houston/==4;
SUPER=92-NY Mets/=10/Philadelphia/==6//Atlanta/==3/Montreal/==1;
SUPER=92-Chicago/==2/Pittsburgh/==3//San Diego/==3/Los Angeles/==2;
SUPER=92-Colorado/==3/San Francisco/==2;
SUPER=93-Salem/==4/Winston-Salem/==2//Durham/==1/Lynchburg/==3;
SUPER=105-Danville/==7/Burlington/==2//Martinsville/==3/Bristol/==8;

RUNS=:50