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HEADLINES

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A suspected tornado touches down in Bedford leaving behind a trail of destruction,
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and a fight for the governor's office in Arkansas as Jim Guy Tucker goes back on his word to quit. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

Funnel-Damage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Tornado


It might have been a tornado-- whatever it was, it left a path of destruction throughout the Bedford area.
A violent storm with high winds ripped through several neighborhoods yesterday.
Kimberly McBroom has been following the storm's aftermath and has this report.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Josh Dooley/Witness; :11
SUPER=01-Rick Meador/Bedford Co. Resident; :34
SUPER=01-David Nichols/Bedford Co. Public Safety Dir.; :52
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:03
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(( It looked like a scene from the Wizard of Oz-- but far scarier.
Eleven- year- old Josh Dooley watched the funnel cloud carry his treehouse into the air-- and then level his father's garage.
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SOT 7:56:31 stewartsville-tornado tape

((JOSH DOOLEY/WITNESS: YOU COULD JUST SMELL IT WAS A TORNADO-- JUST HUGE, UP TO THE SKY. IT WAS TWIRLING. YOU COULD HEAR IT, TOO. ))
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The house next door to Josh's was another casualty of the storm.
High winds ripped off part of the roof.
The interior suffered cracks in the ceiling and water damage.
The owners will have to leave home for a while, but say they're grateful for the help they've received.
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SOT 8:11:16 stewartsville- tornado tape

((RICK MEADOR/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: WE'LL JUST TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME, GET CALMED DOWN, GET EVERYBODY SITUATED. WE GOT A LOT OF-- WE'RE FROM HERE-- AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY, SO WE'LL BE ALL RIGHT. ))
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Officials say the possible twister blew through the county at around 3:15 in the afternoon-- the storm's fury catching them by surprise.
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SOT 10:13:52 bedford-tornado tape

((DAVID NICHOLS/BEDFORD CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: THIS IS NOT TYPICAL TO BEDFORD. THE MOUNTAINS SORT OF SHADE THE COUNTY FROM THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY. SO, IT IS UNUSUAL FOR BEDFORD COUNTY TO HAVE THIS HAPPEN. ))
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SOT stand up here

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: OFFICIALS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ARE ON THEIR WAY HERE TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE AND DETERMINE WHETHER IT WAS ACTUALLY A TORNADO THAT SWEPT THROUGH THIS COMMUNITY. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, BEDFORD COUNTY. ))
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Bedford-City


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Tornado


Meanwhile, another unconfirmed report of a tornado in the city of Bedford.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Take a look at this--
High winds blew a tree on top of this house on Peaks View Drive, in the northwest side of the city.
Crews had their work cut out for them as they sliced through tree limbs to clear power lines.
And those who make their living clearing debris had to marvel at the storm.
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SOT 11:13:46
IN Q=When you see

((LEWIS MARTIN/GROUNDSKEEPER: WHEN YOU SEE THEM LIKE THIS, NOBODY HURT, EVERYBODY SAFE, I THINK IT'S THE BEST THING FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE ONCE IN THEIR LIFE-- IS A STORM LIKE THIS. ))
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VO-NAT


Martin says the storm hit Bedford at around five.
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Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=Shooting


The search continues for a gunman who shot a man at a Roanoke apartment complex.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Witnesses told police that a man apparently entered an apartment at Westwood Village yesterday.
He allegedly argued with the victim then shot him.
The suspect then fled the scene firing more rounds into the air.
One stray bullet was found about a block away.
It apparently hit the window of a room where a young boy was sleeping.
The victim's condition is not being released.
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HARLEM-SHOOTING


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WRITER=MEL
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


It was a wild scene in New York City's Harlem yesterday when a shooting occured as New York City police officers were investigating an earlier double shooting that left two people dead.
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It happened just a few steps away from the first crime scene.
One person died in that shooting. The gunman got away.
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Tucker


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
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Arkansas has a new governor this morning.
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SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;


Republican Mike Huckabee was sworn in yesterday, after Democrat Jim Guy Tucker briefly resisted giving up his office.
After his Whitewater convictions, Tucker promised to resign but only stepped down after the threat of impeachment.
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin still faces a possible suspension for violating the N-F-L's substance abuse policy.
Mike Stevens has the details in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-7 Dairy Sports
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record set
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During the summer, we tend to cheat on healthy eating and slip away from our daily need for fruits and vegetables.
With the Olympics only days away, athletes will be watching what they eat as they go for the gold.
Though we all need to eat healthy, it's particularly important for athletes.
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IN Q=They neeed more energy...
SUPER=13-David Chance/Southeast Dairy Association; :00
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :16
SUPER=16-800-651-MILK/Southeast Dairy Association; 1:46
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OUT Q=that spells milk.
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Stock-Market


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=Stock market


Investors continue to head SOUTH down Wall Street.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York;


The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 161 points yesterday... closing at 53 hundred-49.
Over the past three business days, the dow has lost more than 254 points.
SUPER=03-Roanoke; (QUICK!!!)


But one LOCAL analyst says not to panic...at least not yet.
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SOT 17:12:11
IN Q=Many people

((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING A.G. EDWARDS HAVE BEEN EXPECTING A SELL OFF IN THE MARKET. IT'S NOT A TIME TO PANIC, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY TIME TO LOOK AT YOUR CASH AND MAYBE LOOK FOR SOME OPPORTUNITY IN THE MARKET. ))
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SS=HOLD


Yesterday's big sell-off is blamed on upcoming earnings reports... which in many cases... will come in below analysts' expectations.
Much of the disappointment will likely come from the high-tech sector.

7/15A-Roanoke-Times


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-60
GRAPHIC=changing times


Market conditions in the last five years have inflicted some serious damage on newspapers.
The largest one in our area has weathered the storm without making drastic moves.
But it hasn't been immune to the industry forces.
In part one of "Changing Times at the Roanoke Times", Len Besthoff outlines what caused some of these problems.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :06
SUPER=@File; :20
SUPER=01-Roland Lazenby/Former Roanoke Times Reporter; :29
SUPER=01-Sandra Brown Kelly/Roanoke Times Reporter; :35
SUPER=01-Walter Rugaber/Roanoke Times Publisher; 1:05
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( To say the newspaper business is dying would be unfair.
But without a doubt, it's facing some tough times. Nat Sot
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Circulation has dropped at papers both large and small.
Greater competition and readers' busier lifestyles have delivered a nasty one- two punch.
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((DELORES COLLINS/ROANOKE TIMES READER: IT'S A TIME RESTRAINT. I JUST DON'T HAVE TIME FOR IT. ))
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OUT Q=time for it.
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IN Q=There have been

((ROLAND LAZENBY/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: THERE HAVE BEEN STUDIES THAT SHOW THAT READERSHIP HAS BEEN DECLINING SINCE THE SIXTIES, PARTICULARLY AMONG YOUNG READERS.))
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IN Q=When I

((SANDRA BROWN KELLY/ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: WHEN I CAME INTO JOURNALISM YOU EXPECTED TO, TO JUST HAVE A READER BASE THERE--BECAUSE FAMILIES READ THE PAPER AND KIDS GREW UP AND THEY SUBSCRIBED TO THE PAPER. BUT THAT'S NOT THE WAY SOCIETY WORKS ANYMORE.))
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OUT Q=works anymore.


Advertisements, which represent roughly 75- percent of the money a paper takes in, have also slumped, due in part to restructuring in the retail business.
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IN Q=Retail advertising

((WALTER RUGABER/ROANOKE TIMES PUBLISHER: I MEAN BIG MASS RETAILERS, MANY OF EM HAVE GONE OUT OF BUSINESS AND ALL OF THEM ARE WATCHING THEIR PENNIES VERY CLOSELY--AND INCLUDING THEIR ADVERTISING MONEY.))
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OUT Q=their advertising money.


To make matters worse, newsprint costs nearly doubled last year.
So with less money coming in, and more money going out, newspapers are facing a dilemma when it comes to retaining the profit margins they desire.
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IN Q=We do

((WE DO THINK NEWSPAPERS ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO PASS COST INCREASES THROUGH TO CUSTOMERS EITHER READER CUSTOMERS OR ADVERTISING CUSTOMERS JUST WILLY NILLY. THAT'S NOT GONNA, YOU KNOW THAT'S NOT GONNA FLY IN THIS WORLD OF COMPETITION.))
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OUT Q=world of competition.


The focus at newspapers has shifted to controlling INTERNAL costs.
But that also has its price, something we'll explore in part two.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


And you can catch part two tonight on News 7 at Six and Eleven.

2-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Mike
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In sports --
California crawled out of a 7-to-0 hole and surprised Texas 10-to-7.
Let's check out the scoreboards.
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Walker - Grand Slam/;
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Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-7 Market Fresh
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record
GRAPHIC=none


A visit to the grocery store puts fresh fruits and vegetables at your fingertips, sometimes traveling miles from the farm.
But a stroll through the area farmer's market makes it farm fresh from the garden.
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OUT Q=give you a recipe.
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When we return, we'll take a wok-on-the-food side and count calories while preparing a tasty dish.

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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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A suspected tornado touches down in Bedford leaving behind a trail of destruction.
The powerful storm tore through several neighborhoods yesterday damaging several homes.
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VO-NAT


Few people in Seattle appreciated art masquerading as a truck bomb yesterday.
The pickup truck, left in a downtown park sparked a nine-block evacuation.
The artist later turned himself in.
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And Russian President Boris Yeltsin kept an appointment today with Vice President Al Gore.
Yeltsin reportedly appeared healthy.
Questions about his health were renewed yesterday when he cancelled his first scheduled meeting with Gore.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday July 16th
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Damage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Tornado


Folks in Bedford County say it might have been a tornado-- officials are on the way to assess the situation.
A violent storm with high winds ripped through several neighborhoods yesterday.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=It looked like a scene
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Josh Dooley/Witness; :11
SUPER=01-Rick Meador/Bedford Co. Resident; :34
SUPER=01-David Nichols/Bedford Co. Public Safety Dir.; :52
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:03
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=news 7 bedford county


(( It looked like a scene from the Wizard of Oz-- but far scarier.
Eleven- year- old Josh Dooley watched the funnel cloud carry his treehouse into the air-- and then level his father's garage.
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SOT 7:56:31 stewartsville-tornado tape

((JOSH DOOLEY/WITNESS: YOU COULD JUST SMELL IT WAS A TORNADO-- JUST HUGE, UP TO THE SKY. IT WAS TWIRLING. YOU COULD HEAR IT, TOO. ))
RUNS=:08


The house next door to Josh's was another casualty of the storm.
High winds ripped off part of the roof.
The interior suffered cracks in the ceiling and water damage.
The owners will have to leave home for a while, but say they're grateful for the help they've received.
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SOT 8:11:16 stewartsville- tornado tape

((RICK MEADOR/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: WE'LL JUST TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME, GET CALMED DOWN, GET EVERYBODY SITUATED. WE GOT A LOT OF-- WE'RE FROM HERE-- AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY, SO WE'LL BE ALL RIGHT. ))
RUNS=:10


Officials say the possible twister blew through the county at around 3:15 in the afternoon-- the storm's fury catching them by surprise.
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SOT 10:13:52 bedford-tornado tape

((DAVID NICHOLS/BEDFORD CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: THIS IS NOT TYPICAL TO BEDFORD. THE MOUNTAINS SORT OF SHADE THE COUNTY FROM THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY. SO, IT IS UNUSUAL FOR BEDFORD COUNTY TO HAVE THIS HAPPEN. ))
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OUT Q=HAVE THIS HAPPEN
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SOT stand up here

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: OFFICIALS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ARE ON THEIR WAY HERE TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE AND DETERMINE WHETHER IT WAS ACTUALLY A TORNADO THAT SWEPT THROUGH THIS COMMUNITY. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, BEDFORD COUNTY. ))
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Bedford-City


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Tornado


Meanwhile, another unconfirmed report of a tornado in the city of Bedford.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Take a look at this--
High winds blew a tree on top of this house on Peaks View Drive, in the northwest side of the city.
Crews had their work cut out for them as they sliced through tree limbs to clear power lines.
And those who make their living clearing debris had to marvel at the storm.
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SOT 11:13:46
IN Q=When you see

((LEWIS MARTIN/GROUNDSKEEPER: WHEN YOU SEE THEM LIKE THIS, NOBODY HURT, EVERYBODY SAFE, I THINK IT'S THE BEST THING FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE ONCE IN THEIR LIFE-- IS A STORM LIKE THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Lewis Martin/Groundskeeper;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=storm like this
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VO-NAT


Martin says the storm hit Bedford at around five.
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ARKANSAS-GOVERNOR


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


Arkansas' new governor begins his first full day in office today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;


Mike Huckabee was sworn in, yesterday capping a confusing day in Little Rock.
It all began when his predecessor, Jim Guy Tucker went back on a promise to resign as he appeals his Whitewater-related convictions.
Huckabee threatened to call an emergency session of the Legislature to begin impeachment proceedings and the state attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking Tucker's ouster.
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4:08;59 ((WINSTON BRYANT/AR STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL:HE FAILED TO CARRY THROUGH ON HIS PROMISE AND WE FILED A LAWSUIT IN CIRCUIT COURT I PULASKI COUNTY ASKING THAT HE BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY. ))
SUPER=01-Winston Bryant/Arkansas Attorney General;
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OUT Q=that he be removed immediately.
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VO-NAT


Tucker then sought to reclaim his office, which would have prevented Huckabee from calling a special session.
But in the end, Tucker relented, and Huckabee was sworn in.
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POLL


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT


A C-B-S News, New York Times poll shows President Clinton has a solid lead over Republican Challenger Bob Dole.
The numbers indicate support for the president hasn't been diminished by Whitewater or the recent F-B-I file flap.
Meantime, Dole is proposing a tax cut.
The Republican candidate says he'll unveil an economic policy package by the end of the month that includes steps toward a flatter, fairer tax system.
Dole also announced he has selected New York Representative Susan Molinari to deliver the keynote address at next month's G-O-P convention.
Molinari is a moderate Republican who supports abortion rights.
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YELTSIN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Russian President Boris Yeltsin met outside Moscow today with Vice President Al Gore.
Questions about Yeltsin's health were renewed yesterday when he canceled a scheduled meeting with Gore.
But Yeltsin appeared to be healthy in his first appearance before the media since he became ill last month with what he said was a cold.
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Oklahoma


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Oklahoma City bombing victims and families will watch the trial of Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh on closed-circuit T-V in Oklahoma.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


The federal judge presiding over the case says the proceedings will be beamed back from Denver to a courtroom in Oklahoma City.
The defense had objected.
The trial was moved because of widespread publicity in Oklahoma.
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TRUCK-BOMB


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


The suspect calls it art, but police in Seattle may have other ideas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;


Police have arrested an artist whose artwork was masqueraded as a truck bomb.
The truck, bearing a sign that said BOMB, was parked downtown during the afternoon rush hour, prompting a nine-block evacuation.
Authorities used a robot to make sure the truck was safe.
The artist later turned himself into police.
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3-Sports


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


In sports, Mike Stevens has baseball news, plus details of some big trades and signings in the N-B-A.
Good morning Mike.
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IN Q=mornin' again
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Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-7 Wok-O-Food
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record
GRAPHIC=none


When it comes to preparing a meal after a long hard day at work, quick and easy is essential.
This morning, we visit one Roanoke City Market vendor, to do some calorie counting and healthy cooking.
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SOT
IN Q=These vegetables on this...
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=13-Jane Hoover/Health Educator; :18
RUNS=2:20
OUT Q=this is absolutely the truth.
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Twister


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPEedit of #96-57 with new bites
GRAPHIC=Tornado


It might have been a tornado-- whatever it was, it left a path of destruction throughout the Bedford area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


A violent storm with high winds ripped through several neighborhoods yesterday.
Eleven- year- old Josh Dooley says he saw a funnel cloud.
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SOT Stewartsville-Tornado tape 7:56:05
IN Q=My Treehouse

((JOSH DOOLEY/WITNESS: MY TREEHOUSE WENT UP IN THE AIR, AND WE THOUGHT, ME AND MY MOM THOUGHT IT WAS JUST GOING TO RUN INTO THE HOUSE. NEXT THING WE KNEW, MY DAD'S GARAGE ROOF JUST CAME UP RIGHT IN THE AIR. PARTS WERE EVERYWHERE. ))
SUPER=01-Josh Dooley/Witness;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=parts were everywhere
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VO-NAT


The house next door to Josh's was another casualty of the storm.
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SOT same tape 8:10:18
IN Q=I just happened

((RICK MEADOR/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: I JUST HAPPENED TO BE DRIVING BY AND SAW A BIG HOLE IN THE ROOF HERE. I THOUGHT MAYBE A PLANE HAD CRASHED INTO THE ROOF. THEN I LOOKED DOWN HERE AND SAW THAT MY NEIGHBORS GARAGE HAD BEEN DESTROYED, TOO. ))
SUPER=01-Rick Meador/Bedford Co. Resident;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=destroyed, too
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VO-NAT


Officials from the National Weather Service are on their way here to assess the damage and determine whether it was actually a tornado that swept through this community.
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City-Tornado


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#edit of bedford-city 96-59
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Meanwhile, another unconfirmed report of a tornado in the city of Bedford.
High winds blew a tree on top of this house on Peaks View Drive, in the northwest side of the city.
Crews had their work cut out for them as they sliced through tree limbs to clear power lines.
The storm hit Bedford at around five.
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Roanoke-0Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Police are still looking for a gunman who shot a man at a Roanoke apartment complex yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Witnesses told police that a man apparently entered an apartment at Westwood Village.
He allegedly argued with the victim then shot him.
The suspect then fled the scene firing more rounds into the air.
One stray bullet was found about a block away.
It apparently hit the window of a room where a young boy was sleeping.
The victim's condition is not being released.
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Amherst-Driver


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A fatal accident on the Fourth of July results in reckless driving charges against a counselor at the Old Dominion Job Corps Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co./July 4;


State police say 35-year old Harry Johnson was driving too fast when his van went off the road on Route 635.
Johnson and eleven Job Corps students were injured in the crash and 20-year- old Lionel K. Miller was killed.
Authorities say there was NOT enough evidence to support a manslaughter charge against Johnson.
He was cited for failing to maintain control of his vehicle.
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Water-Grant


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


Residents in the Grahams Forge area of Wythe County won't have to worry about an inadequate or unhealthy water supply.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


Right now the water comes from two wells.
The health department declared one unsafe- The other doesn't produce enough water to accommodate growth.
But now the U-S Department of Agriculture is funding a new water system with an 855-thousand dollar grant, and a 310-thousand dollar low-interest loan.
Officials hope it'll spur residential and commercial growth.
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((REP. RICH BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: A GROWTH THAT HAD BEEN FORECLOSED IN THE PAST DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF INADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY. WITH FEDERAL FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF MORE THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS WE ARE NOW SOLVING THAT PROBLEM AND CREATING COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN WYTHE COUNTY. ))
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VO-NAT


The project includes a new pump station and extension of lines from Max Meadows and Fort Chiswell.
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Dig


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And while they're digging for water lines in Wythe County, archeologists and a team of volunteers are finding plenty of artifacts at a site in Rockbridge County.
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There are more than 300 archeological sites in the county.
At this one in Arnold Valley, artifacts are turning up 32 inches deep. Archaeologsts say they don't often find artifacts around here deeper than 18 inches.
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((EUGENE BARFIELD/ARCHEOLOGIST: PEOPLE WERE AROUND HERE FOR A LONG TIME. THERE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE BUT FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME WHICH CAUSED ARTIFACT AND SOIL BUILD UP OVER TIME.))
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28 volunteers have been digging for four weeks as part of the Pass Port in Time project.
The U-S Forest Service has sponsored this archaeological summer field school for ten years.
This year the group hopes to find out how old and how deep this site really is... so far artifacts have been found that date back nine-thousand years.
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4-Scores


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In sports --
Florida spotted Houston a 5-to-0 lead before setting a team record for hits in a 15-to-5 victory.
The Marlins also achieved a season high for runs, scoring nine times with two outs.
Let's check out the scoreboards.
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Walker - Grand Slam/;
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