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7Electrocution

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=None
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Officials are still probing the eletrocution of a teenager Sunday on the banks of the James River.
Ron Jones has more in this report.
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SOT
IN Q=The James River
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=04-Sunday; :12
SUPER=01-Johnny Carson/Buchanan Rescue Squad; :20
SUPER=01-John Michener/James River Limestone GM; 1:02
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.

(( The James River Limestone Plant is the the gateway to a good catch for some fishermen.
Last Sunday 15-year-old Eric Bowden of Wisconsin caught more that he expected-- 480 volts of electricity from an exposed wire.
Bowden's brother and friends tried to save him.
SOT 14:32:30

((JOHNNY CARSON/BUCHANAN RESCUE SQUAD: EITHER HIS RELATIVES OR HIS FRIENDS THAT WERE WITH HIM HAD TO FIND SOME NON-CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL TO REMOVE HIM FROM THE ACTUAL ELECTRIC SOURCE SO THAT THEY COULD START WORKING ON HIM.))
RUNS=:13


Rescue officials say working around the current was their biggest obstacle.
SOT 14:31:16

((MY CREW REQUESTED THAT THE POWER BE CUT OFF TO THE PLANT SO THEY COULD ACCESS THE PATIENT. ONCE THE POWER WAS CUT OFF TO THE PLANT THEY ACCESSED HIM STARTED TO WORK ON HIM AND CONTINUED LIFE SUPPORT EFFORTS ALL THE WAY TO ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.))
RUNS=:19


Plant officials say the young men were authorized to walk through the plant-- but not fish on it.
SOT 13:16:41

((JOHN MICHENER/JAMES RIVER LIMESTOME GM: IT APPEARS IN THIS CASE THAT THESE BOYS WERE GIVEN PERMISSION BY OUR SECURITY GUARD TO CROSS OUR PROPERTY TO GET TO THAT OTHER PROPERTY AND THIS HAD BEEN DONE IN THE PAST APPARENTLY. HOWEVER, THE BOYS STOPPED IN THE PLANT AREA TO FISH.))
RUNS=:16


State and Federal Mining officials will investigate the incident over the next few days to see who may be liable.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

7Botetourt-Dental


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=none


In Botetourt County, low income families may soon find it harder to get dental care for their children.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Last week the county's board of supervisors decided to end funding for a program providing free dental care to poor children.
Supervisors blamed the decision on a lack of adequate funding from the state along with their own tight budget.
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SOT 14.12.45 - 14.12.54
IN Q=I wouldn't say

((ROBERT LAYMAN/SUPERVISOR AMSTERDAM DISTRICT; I WOULDN'T SAY THAT IT WAS THAT GREAT OF A BURDEN BUT 35 THOUSAND HERE AND 35 THOUSAND THERE AND PRETTY SOON YOU SPEND A COUPLE OF 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
SUPER=01-Robert Layman/Supervisor Amsterdam District;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=100 thousand dollars
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VO-NAT


The program provided free check-ups as well as fluoride treatments, fillings, and X-rays.
It's been around for at least 12 years and is still operating in Roanoke and Salem.
Supervisors say children in Botetourt county who used to be in the program can get the same services at other free clinics in the area.
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7College-Cuts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=education


Virginia Western Community College is among four Virginia Colleges losing a programs.
Its architectural engineering technician program is being shut down by the State Council of Higher Education.
The programs are being eliminated because of low graduation rates or enrollment.

7weather


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Turning now to the forecast - it's going to be cloudy this morning, then becoming mostly sunny this afternoon.
Highs will be in the upper 80s.
Expect clear skies tonight with calm winds and lows in the mid 60s.
Tomorrow will be sunny again with highs in the lower 90s. 7BIRTHDAYS!7/24/96

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SUPER=130-11/Josh Atkinson/Shawsville;



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SUPER=130-6/Donavan Blackburn/Vesuvius;



SUPER=130-2/Marrisa Green/Gretna;



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55Jail-Hanging


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Lynchburg sheriff is defending his staff in the wake of a hanging death in a jail cell.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Friday;


35-year old Manya Faye Brooks was arrested Friday afternoon on an assault and battery charge.
Jailers placed Brooks in a cell and gave her a bedsheet after she complained she was cold.
When they checked on Brooks about five minutes later, she had used the sheet to hang herself.
Sheriff Lawrence Simpson says an internal investigation shows "NO" mistakes on the part of his staff.
He adds Brooks had been incarcerated several times before, and had never shown suicidal tendencies.
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55Golden-Years


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 96-36 "richmond murders"
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


After spending thousands of dollars and down dozens of leads, Richmond's Golden Years task force has come up empty handed.
It began in April, when the force began to investigate the unsolved murders of at least 14 older women dating back to July 19-90.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/May 22;


In May, police made an arrest in one case.
An 18-year old woman is charged with a 1993 fatal beating and robbery.
SUPER=@file;


That leaves five more recent strangulation murders while that suspect has been in a juvenile prison for other crimes.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Some similarities in the women's deaths lead police to suspect the same person may have be responsible for some of the slayings.


55Scruggs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=Scruggs


A former Franklin County High school teacher has dropped a lawsuit centering on her job dismissal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Scruggs' contract was not renewed after she advised a some white students in a study hall against dating blacks.
Fellow teacher Nadine Keen and community activist Linda Edwards White alerted the media to the story.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Scruggs withdrew her suit against the school board in March.
And yesterday she dropped the case against Keen and White in exchange for a statement.
It says Keen and White never intended to harm Scruggs.
Instead, it states the two -- quote -- "intended to draw attention to the failure of the school board regarding some race-related issues at Franklin County High School."
White's lawyer says White and Keen did NOT pay Scruggs anything as part of the settlement.

55Acting-Class


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=NONE


An acting class at Mill Mountain Theatre is giving some aspiring actors a chance to take to the stage.
Kimberly McBroom takes us behind the scenes.
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SOT
IN Q=Grownups playing make-believe
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Zschiegner/Acting Lab Instructor; :23
SUPER=01-Bootie Chewning/Acting Student; :52
SUPER=01-Pat Wilhelms/Acting Student; 1:01
SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:16
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7

((
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SOT 20:03:48 nat sound of coaching

(( ))
RUNS=:06


Grown-ups playing make- believe--
It's the first ever adult acting lab at Mill Mountain Theatre.
The instructor says the course not only offers lessons in performing-- but lessons in real life.
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SOT 18:53:33

((DOUG ZSCHIEGNER/ACTING LAB INSTRUCTOR: WHAT YOU LEARN ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY, ABOUT COMMUNICATING, ABOUT STORYTELLING ABOUT DEALING WITH YOUR OWN FEAR OF BEING IN FRONT OF PEOPLE. AND HOPEFULLY, SOME THINGS THAT PEOPLE CAN TAKE HOME WITH THEM, WHETHER THEY GO ON A STAGE AGAIN OR NOT. ))
RUNS=:12


Over the last six weeks, the class has evolved from lectures and exercises, to monologues and some pretty humorous scenes.
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SOT nat sound of scene 19:22:36

((WHEN I HEARD SOMETHING SNAP... I HOPED IT WAS MY BRA. ))
RUNS=:06


Bootie Chewning says she put her acting desire on hold during her 12- year- stint on the Roanoke County School Board.
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SOT 19:00:50

((BOOTIE CHEWNING/ACTING STUDENT: NOW THIS GIVES ME A CHANCE TO COME BACK AND DO SOME OF THE CRAZY, NOT THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN CRAZY ALL ALONG, THINGS THAT I WOULD DO ALL THE TIME. I REALLY HAVE ENJOYED IT. ))
RUNS=:09
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SOT 19:06:32

((PAT WILHELMS/ACTING STUDENT: I'D DONE THEATRE IN COLLEGE AND CHILDREN'S THEATRE AND I LOVED IT. BUT MEANWHILE, I'VE BEEN TAKING CARE OF THREE CHILDREN AT HOME, SO I HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO DO ANYTHING. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE DONE ANYTHING IN 16 YEARS. ))
RUNS=:11


The final curtain call for the class is next Monday-- when the students show what they've learned in an informal recital.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

55weather


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SUPER=314-Morning Clouds/then Sunny/85-89/Clear/Skies/63-67;
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Turning now to the forecast - it's going to be cloudy this morning, then becoming mostly sunny this afternoon.
Highs will be in the upper 80s.
Expect clear skies tonight with calm winds and lows in the mid 60s.

8Electrocution


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#=edit of 96-51
GRAPHIC=None
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Officials are still probing the electrocution of a teenager Sunday on the banks of the James River.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


It happened at The James River Limestone Plant.
15-year-old Eric Bowden of Wisconsin was killed by 480 volts of electricity from an exposed wire.
Bowden's brother and friends tried to save him.
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SOT
IN Q=Either his

((JOHNNY CARSON/BUCHANAN RESCUE SQUAD: EITHER HIS RELATIVES OR HIS FRIENDS THAT WERE WITH HIM HAD TO FIND SOME NON-CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL TO REMOVE HIM FROM THE ACTUAL ELECTRIC SOURCE SO THAT THEY COULD START WORKING ON HIM.))
SUPER=01-Johnny Carson/Buchanan Rescue Squad;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=on him.
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VO-NAT


Rescue officials say working around the current was their biggest obstacle.
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SOT
IN Q=My crew

((MY CREW REQUESTED THAT THE POWER BE CUT OFF TO THE PLANT SO THEY COULD ACCESS THE PATIENT. ONCE THE POWER WAS CUT OFF TO THE PLANT THEY ACCESSED HIM STARTED TO WORK ON HIM AND CONTINUED LIFE SUPPORT EFFORTS ALL THE WAY TO ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=Memorial Hospital.
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VO-NAT


Plant officials say the young men were authorized to walk through the plant-- but not fish on it.
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SOT
IN Q=It appears

((JOHN MICHENER/JAMES RIVER LIMESTONE GM: IT APPEARS IN THIS CASE THAT THESE BOYS WERE GIVEN PERMISSION BY OUR SECURITY GUARD TO CROSS OUR PROPERTY TO GET TO THAT OTHER PROPERTY AND THIS HAD BEEN DONE IN THE PAST APPARENTLY. HOWEVER, THE BOYS STOPPED IN THE PLANT AREA TO FISH.))
SUPER=01-John Michener/James River Limestone GM;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=area to fish.
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VO-NAT


State and Federal Mining officials will investigate the incident over the next few days to see who may be liable.
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8Goodlatte


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Goodlatte, Bob


Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte has a new responsiblity in Washington.
Yesterday he was named chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition and Foreign Agriculture.
The subcommitee oversees the 26- billion dollar food stamp program, and Goodlatte says reform of the program will be his top priority.
The appointment is effective immediately, making Goodlatte the first Virginian to chair a house agriculture subcommittee in several decades.

8NRV-Mall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 96-49
GRAPHIC=Business News


More doors are opening for shoppers at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday;


Yesterday, the mall celebrated the opening of three new stores.
Bath and Body Works is the only retailer of the three.
Shoppers will also have more dining choices with the addition of Spanky's Restaurant and Dairy Queen.
Next month an upscale women's clothing store--B. Moss-- is also set to open.
That will bring the mall to a record level of occupancy, with about 15 percent of its space left unused.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD Business News


The mall cinema is also planning to add three new theaters, for a total of 11.

8Medical-Camp


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 96-50
GRAPHIC=None


Some Southwest and South Central Virginia high school students are spending their summer months idling.
Instead their gaining knowledge and experience in the health care inustyr.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford; :


They're evaluating primary care systems, analyzing lab-work, practicing tele-psychiatry and making the rounds, checking on hospital patients.
It's the Summer "Health Careers" Camp, designed to give prospective medical students a dose of what the profession is really like.
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SOT 8:59:15
IN Q=Mostly I

((EILEEN LEPRO/AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER: MOSTLY I THINK THEY WANT TO KNOW WHERE THE SUPPLY OF JOBS WILL BE. IF IS SPEND FOUR TO 12 YEARS STUDYING FOR A PARTICULAR CAREER, WILL I HAVE A JOB?))
SUPER=01-Eileen Lepro/Area Health Education Center; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=will I have a job?
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VO-NAT


The students will tour several hospitals around the region, and learn about the many facets of health care.
The program is designed to help secure more professionals in medically under-served areas.
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SOT 9:43:16
IN Q=Some people

((DAVID OWENS/CASTLEWOOD STUDENT: SOME PEOPLE NEED TO GET INTO IT WHO ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE DOWN TO EARTH, WHO AREN'T JUST IN IT FOR THE MONEY IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE A DOCTOR YOU SHOULD BE IN IT TO HELP PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-David Owens/Castlewood Student; :
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=to help people.
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VO-NAT


The students spent yesterday in the patient's seat...going through tuberculosis skin tests.
Later in the week, they'll learn how to actually read the tests.
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8weather


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NEWSCAST=cutin
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Turning now to the forecast - it's going to be cloudy this morning, then becoming mostly sunny this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s.