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7River-Ax

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-49
GRAPHIC=None
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Officials may know more today about the eltrocution death of fifteen year old boy on the shores of the James River in Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buchanan;


It happened yesterday morning.
The teen, his brother, and three friends were apparently in a boat on the river when they went ashore near the James River Limestone Plant.
Officials believe the teenager was electrocuted when he got too close to an electric wire that was hooked to a pump.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Authorities believe the voltage was AT LEAST four to eight times greater than normal household levels.
Police have not released the teen's name, pending notification of family.
But rescue squad personnel say the teen was from Wisconsin, visiting relatives in the area.

7Philpott-Commission


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-60
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Southside tobacco farmers have taken some hard hits from opponents concerned over the ill affects of cigarettes, but now alternative uses for Tobacco could change a few opinions about the product.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clarksville/Last Week;


But the Philpott Commission is convinced there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
The commission is comprised of Southside lawmakers and business leaders who promote the area.
Last week, The Commission was briefed on plant-based bio-technology.
It's a process where scientists genetically manipulate the tobacco plant for use in pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals and insecticides.
Supporters believe Virginia needs to provide funding for this tabacco alternative before other states jump in line.
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IN Q=What we

((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX CO.:WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FINANCIAL AND JOB THE BENEFITS THAT THESE PEOPLE, THESE RESEARCHERS, SAY THAT THE TOBACCO PLANT IS CAPABLE OF CREATING, STAY IN VIRGINIA. WE HAVE GOT TO MOVE AHEAD, AND WITH THAT, WITH THAT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CURVE, THE BEST WE CAN TO MAKE SURE GREATER MARKETS ARE SECURED FOR OUR VIRGINIA TOBACCO FARMERS.))
SUPER=01-Del. Ted Bennett/(D) Halifax Co.; :00
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The Philpott Commission has decided to create a task force which will look into bio-technology to decide what step to take next.
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7RVCS-Band


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-52
GRAPHIC=Olympics


A Roanoke high school band is Atlanta bound this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke Valley Christian School Symphony Band has been selected by the mayor's office of Atlanta to perform during the Olympics.
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It's all part of the "Music in the Parks" program.
Roanoke Valley Christian School was selected from thousands of schools across the country.
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IN Q=Park called woodruff

((JOHN FURROW/CONDUCTOR: PARK CALLED WOODRUFF PARK. IT'S DESIGNED TO GIVE FREE ENTERTAINMENT FOR WHO EVER HAS TICKETS AS THEY JUST WAIT AROUND TO DO SOMETHING ALL DAY. AND THE NEXT ONE IS IN COCA COLA OLYMPICS CITY WHICH IS INSIDE THE RING AND THAT WILL BE MORE ATHLETES AND ALSO TICKET HOLDERS.))
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The group left for Atlanta at seven this morning.
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7Brendles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE# net-a; 96-28
GRAPHIC=None


Brendle's is now history in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Yesterday was the last day of business for the department store in Tanglewood mall.
Management officials have filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
That leaves the North Carolina based chain without a presence in Virginia.
The discount chain opened stores in Roanoke, Christiansburg and Lynchburg in 19-90.
Sales have been falling steadily since '91.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Showers/Thunderstorms/78-82/Mostly Cloudy/Showers/63-67;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be cloudy today with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Highs this afternoon will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with more chance for showers.
Lows will dip into the mid 60s.
Looking ahead - the sun will return tomorrow.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.
7BIRTHDAYS ! 7/23/96

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55Ax


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


Officials are still trying to determine how a 15 year old boy was eletrocuted yesterday on the banks of the James River in Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buchanan;


The teen, his brother, and three friends were apparently in a boat on the river when they went ashore near the James River Limestone Plant.
Officials believe the teenager was electrocuted when he got too close to an electric wire that was hooked to a pump.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Authorities believe the voltage was AT LEAST four to eight times greater than normal household levels.
Police have not released the teen's name, pending notification of family.
But rescue squad personnel say the teen was from Wisconsin, visiting relatives in the area.

55Tech-Survey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 96-61
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


A new survey finds most Virginia's have a very favorable opinion of the state.
87 percent of those polled in the Virginia Tech phone survey said they were pleased with the quality of life in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Still, about a third of the respondents believe the Commonwealth is a tough place to find work.
And of those who do have jobs, about half are worried about keeping them.
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((ALAN BAYER/VT CENTER FOR SURVEY RESEARCH: I THINK ALL THE DOWNSIZING WE'VE HEARD ABOUT IN THE NEWS IS ALSO AFFECTING US AS CITIZENS IN VIRGINIA AND WE GET A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT OUR JOBS. ))
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Nevertheless, nearly half of those surveyed said the state doesn't spend enough money on education, and they'd be willing to pay more.
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((AND THAT'S RATHER REMARKABLE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT TAKING MONEY OUT OF THE POCKET, VOLUNTEERING TO TAKE MONEY OUT OF YOUR POCKET, THAT YOU WOULD HAVE THAT HIGH A PERCENTAGE OF VIRGINIANS SAYING THAT THEY WOULD INCREASE TAXES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ))
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SS=VA Tech


Tech's Center for Survey Research has conducted the Quality of Life Survey for the last five years.
This year it polled about 12 hundred residents around the state.

55Franklin-Poet


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-50
GRAPHIC=None


A Franklin County teenager is on her way to international honors.
Micaela (Mic-kay-la) Wilson submitted her poem "Backpacks" to the National Library Poetry Association.
The eight grader is a finalist for that award, but in the meantime, she will be inducted into the International Society of Poets during the first week of August.
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((MICAELA WILSON/AWARD WINNING POET: US BACKPACKS WE GO THROUGH SUCH PAIN WE'RE PUSHED AND SHOVED AND LEFT IN THE RAIN WE'RE LEFT ON THE BUS AND FORGOTTEN AT SCHOOL...))
SUPER=01-Micaela Wilson/Award Winning Poet;
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OUT Q=FORGOTTEN AT SCHOOL
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boones Mill;


The inspiration for this poem was her own backpack.
Micaela says she was bored while looking at it one day, so she decided to pick up a pen and enter the contest.
She would like to be a singer when she grows up and maybe write her own songs.
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IN Q=IT GIVES OTHER

((STEPHEN WILSON/MICAELA'S FATHER: IT GIVES OTHER TEENAGERS HER AGE THE INSPIRATION TO DO SOMETHING. MAY BE NOT WRITE, BUT FIND A TALENT THEY DO HAVE. )) ((DIANA WILSON/MICAELA'S MOTHER: THE TRIP TO WASHINGTON IS GOING TO COST. WE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS TO GET HER UP THERE SO WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO THINGS TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY FOR HER TO GO RECEIVE HER AWARDS AND FOR US TO GO TO THE SYMPOSIUM.))
SUPER=01-Stephen Wilson/Micaela's Father; :00
SUPER=01-Diana Wilson/Micaela's Mother; :11
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VO-NAT


The Wilsons have been organizing fundraisers to help pay for Micaela's trip to Washington, D.C.
They say the community has been very supportive but they are still about a thousand dollars short.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Showers/Thunderstorms/78-82/Mostly Cloudy/Showers/63-67;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be cloudy today with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Highs this afternoon will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with more chance for showers.
Lows will dip into the mid 60s.
Looking ahead - the sun will return tomorrow.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

8River-Ax


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


OSHA officials are trying to figure out why a 15- year- old boy was electrocuted on the banks of the James River in Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buchanan;


It happened yesterday morning.
Eric Bowden of Greenbay Wisconsin, his brother, and three other friends were apparently in a boat on the river when they went ashore near the James River Limestone Plant.
Officials believe Bowden was electrocuted when he got too close to an electric wire that was hooked to a pump.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Rescue squad personnel say Eric and his brother were visiting relatives in the area.

8WILDLIFE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=edit of 96-59
GRAPHIC=None


It's a temporary home for wildlife after it's been rescued.
Wild animals are brought to The Roanoke Wildlife Rescue for rehabilitattion and then be release.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Dorothy Runion, along with 18 other volunteers, takes injured wild animals that are not expected to live, and helps them thrive.
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IN Q=i think we're

((DOROTHY RUNION/ROANOKE WILDLIFE RESCUE: I THINK WE'RE JUST DEALING WITH A HEAD TRAUMA. SO LET ME JUST MAINTAIN HIM AND WE'LL PUT HIM IN FLIGHT AND SEE WHAT HE DOES.))
SUPER=01-Dorothy Runion/Roanoke Wildlife Rescue;
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VO-NAT


Runion's home IS the wildlife rescue.
She works for a veterinarian and has taken courses in wildlife rescue.
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((RUNION: WE HAVE REALLY BAD SCRAPING WOUNDS SO HE'LL BE INSIDE FOR ANOTHER THREE OR FOUR WEEKS BEFORE HE CAN GO OUT WITH THE OTHER BABIES. BUT HIS RECOVERY IS GREAT.))
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OUT Q=recovery is great
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The operation runs on donations and money that is earned through speaking engagements.
But not all of these animals can returned to the wild.
What were once pets, these prairie dogs are now stars of the organization's educational programs.
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((MOST OF OUR WILDLIFE IF FROM VIRGINIA. IT'S NICE TO HAVE A FEW THINGS YOU CAN SHOW THAT COME FROM OTHER AREAS.))
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((STACEY KESSINGER/ROANOKE WILDLIFE RESCUE VOLUNTEER: WE OWE IT TO THESE GUYS TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP THEM. A LOT THE ANIMALS WE HAVE HERE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF MAN.))
SUPER=01-Stacey Kessinger/Roanoke Wildlife Rescue Volunteer; :07
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OUT Q=because of man
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VO-NAT


Last year roanoke wildlife rescue returned more than 700 animals to their natural habitat.
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8Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# common sense
GRAPHIC=common sense


If you're interested in finding out how much you're worth financially it's not as hard as you think.
Len Besthoff explains in Common Sense.
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SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-David Cissel/Certified Financial Planner; :11
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((
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IN Q=In this week's edition

((In this week's edition of Common Sense, Certified Financial Planner David Cissel will tell us about one of the most important steps in planning your finances, and that is determining your net worth.))
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IN Q=Well, the

((DAVID CISSEL/CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER: WELL THE FIRST THING YOU NEED TO DO IS GATHER SOME RECORDS. YOU NEED TO GATHER YOUR BANK ACCOUNT STATEMENTS, ANY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT STATEMENTS YOU HAVE, GET INFORMATION FROM YOUR EMPLOYER ABOUT INVESTMENT FUNDS AND RETIREMENT FUNDS, RETIREMENT FUNDS. IF YOU OWN A HOME HOW MUCH YOUR HOUSE IS WORTH, MAYBE THE VALUE OF YOUR AUTOMOBILES. THEN YOU ADD ALL THOSE UP AND THAT SHOWS YOU HOW MUCH YOU OWN. THEN THE NEXT STEP IS TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH YOU OWE. SO YOU WANNA LOOK AT CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS, YOUR MORTGAGE BALANCE, ANY OUTSTANDING BILLS YOU HAVE. AND THEN YOU SIMPLY SUBTRACT WHAT YOU OWN FROM THE VALUE OF WHAT YOU OWE, AND THAT WILL SHOW WHAT YOUR NET WORTH IS.))
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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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8Virginia-Gold


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Olympics


A Virginian has won the first gold medal at the '96 Summer Olympics.
Swimmer Tom Dolan of Arlington won the men's 400 meter individual medley.
Dolan says the best thing about winning Olympic gold was seeing his family in the stands after the race.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Showers/Thunderstorms/78-82/Mostly Cloudy/Showers/63-67;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be cloudy today with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Highs this afternoon will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with more chance for showers.
Lows will dip into the mid 60s.
Looking ahead - the sun will return tomorrow. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.