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HEADLINES

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Coming up on News 7 Mornin'
Tradition is carried out at V-M-I, but it may have been for the last time,
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And after facing the possibility of up to ten years in prison, former Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker is sentenced to four years' probation.
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Stick around -- News 7 Mornin' is next.

S-korea


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A nine-day protest by South Korean students came to a bloody end this morning in Seoul.
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Thousands of riot police stormed a university building where students were illegally demonstrating for the unification of North and South Korea.
The students were exhausted and nearly sleepless, having been without food or water for days--yet they fought back with rocks, pipes and fire bombs.
Some Eight hundred people were arrested.
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Tucker


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Another Whitewater defendant is scheduled to be sentenced today.
Susan McDougal faces up to 17 years in prison on fraud charges.
Yesterday Arkansas' former Governor was spared prison time for his Whitewater crimes.
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A judge in Little Rock sentenced Jim Guy Tucker to four years probation because he needs a liver transplant. Tucker said the judge passed down a compassionate sentence.
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((REPORTER: SOME PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CONSTRUE THIS AS THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE ABOVE THE LAW? JIM GUY TUCKER/ WELL I GUESS YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT OTHER POEPLE WHO ARE FACING IMMINENT LIVER TRANSPLANTS THAT ARE IN SIMILIAR SITUATIONS TO DO A FAIR COMPARISON.))
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Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Tucker for the maximum sentence of 10 years for fraud and conspiracy.
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Jim McDougal's sentencing was postponed yesterday until after the election amid talk that he is cooperating with prosecutors.

Wyoming-Crash


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Air Force investigators are now analyzing the flight data recorders from a Presidential cargo plane that crashed this weekend in Wyoming.
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Experts say the Black boxes appear to be in good shape.
Today officials will begin removing the bodies of the victims from the crash site.
All nine on board the C-130 died when it slammed into a remote mountain shortly after takeoff.
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A Campbell County man was among the victims.
Senior Airman Ricky Merritt of Lynch Station was listed as a flight engineer on the plane.

twa


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T-W-A flight eight-hundred investigators now say they are close to officially ruling out engine failure as a cause of the disaster.
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4:15;44
N-T-S-B officials say the four engines that were recovered from the ocean have been examined and confirm that finding.
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4:18:19
Officials also say the remote video of the deris field shows that there's still a lot of wreckage to be recovered.
More than 20 bodies of the 230 victims still have not been recovered.
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VMI


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It's one of the long standing traditions at Virginia Military Institute.
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Freshmen... or rats... lining up for crew cuts.
But this year... school officials think there might be some symbolism hidden in that herritage.
If VMI remains a state- supported school, it will be forced to admit women.
Officers say that may clip tradition.
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((MAJOR GENERAL JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: I DID SAY TO THE NEW RATS THAT THERE ARE 2 DISTINCTIONS THEY HAVE. ONE, THEY ARE THE LAST CLASS OF THIS MILLENIUM. THEY WILL GRADUATE IN 2000. AND TWO, THERE IS A VERY STRONG CHANCE THEY WILL BE THE LAST CLASS THAT IS ALL MALE. ))
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Bunting may know the school's fate by next month.
The VMI Board of visitors will meet next month to decide whether to prepare for the admission of women... or take steps to privatize the school.
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Governor-Reax


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The Justice Department is demanding that VMI clear with it any communications with other institutions about co-education.
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Governor George Allen had harsh words about that.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT MAKES YOU WONDER IF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S APPROACH IS THAT THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN THESE CONVERSATIONS SO THEY CAN CONTINUE PESTERING VMI AND BOTHERING THEM. THAT NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO THEY'RE GOING TO CONTINUE JERKING A CHOKE CHAIN ON THEM AND CONTINUE THE PESTERING AND BOTHERING OF THEM.))
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A Justice Department spokesman says the close scrutiny is based on past experience with VMI.

SPCA


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**Note Anchor Tag**
The Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A is not moving, at least, not yet.
That's what City Council decided last night.
Kimberly McBroom reports on the 5- 2 rejection of the group's rezoning request to build on a new site.
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(( It's been a dog's life for leaders of the S-P-C-A -- as once again they attempted to find a new home for their furry residents.
Recently, the planning commission said NO to to their rezoning request to build a new facility off Lynn Brae Drive and Route 460.
Now, city council is following suit-- but not before hearing from residents.
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((ROY STROOP: THE SPCA HAS NOT PROMISED US AT ALL, AND I DON'T THINK THEY CAN PROMISE US THAT THERE WILL NOT BE ODOR OR NOISE. ))
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((DONALD HELMS: WHILE I AM AWARE THAT THE SPCA IS NOT AN ANIMAL POUND, TO MOST OF THE PUBLIC, THE TWO ARE THE SAME. THIS BEING THE CASE, WHETHER REAL OR IMAGINED, IS GOING TO HURT THE BUSINESSES OF THAT AREA. ))
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((ROBEY PATRICK: PROSPECTIVE TENANTS AND BUYERS SAY THEY WILL NOT LOCATE HERE IF THE DOG POUND OR SHELTER IS ALLOWED TO MOVE INTO THIS COMMERCIAL AREA. ))
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The S-P-C-A owns the land.
And while they hoped council would ask the planning commission to reconsider-- the S-P-C-A officials say they won't roll over and play dead.
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((LYNDA MCGARRY/SPCA BD. OF DIRECTORS: I THINK WE'RE GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I SEE THIS AS A DELAY, BUT HOPEFULLY, WE'LL HAVE A NEW SHELTER SOON AND IN MY OPINION, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT ON THAT PIECE OF PROPERTY. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: EVEN THOUGH CITY COUNCIL ENDED UP REJECTING THE REZONING REQUEST-- SPCA OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE HOPING TO AT LEAST PUT OFFICES AT THE NEW LOCATION-- AND PROVE THEY CAN BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7. ))
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The S-P-C-A Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday night.

Burley


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A judge has refused to exclude D-N-A evidence in the double murder trial of James Henry Burley.
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But Amherst County Circuit Judge Michael Gamble agreed yesterday to a defense request for independent D-N-A tests.
Gamble also delayed Burley's trial to November 12th.
The 44-year-old Madison Heights man is charged with killing two Lynchburg women whose bodies were found by hunters at separate times late last year.
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Military-Crash


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A Campbell County man was among the nine people killed in the crash of a military cargo plane in Wyoming over the weekend.
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The plane crashed into a remote mountaintop near Jackson Hole Saturday night.
The aircraft was serving as part of President Clinton's vacation entourage, carrying presidential vehicles and other cargo.
Senior Airman Ricky Merritt of Lynch Station was listed as a flight engineer on the plane.
Merritt and seven other Air Force officers on board were stationed at Dyess Air Force base in Abilene, Texas.
Authorities don't know why the plane went down.
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Amherst-Sheriff


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Money is pushing the Amherst County Sheriff's department into the 21st century, 300-thousand dollars in state and federal grant money, to be more exact.
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Sheriff Jimmy Ayers had campaigned last year on the promise that he would seek grant money for new equipment and personnel for the department.
In his eight months on the job, Ayers and his staff have won more than a half dozen grants, helping them finance new vehicles, computers and staff positions.
Ayers says the computers in particular will help slash the number of hours spent on paperwork every year.
That means deputies will spend more time behind the wheel than behind a desk.
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((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: IT'LL BE MORE HOURS THAT THE ROAD GUYS CAN SPEND OUT ON THE ROAD, THAT'S A BIG PLUS TO US RIGHT THERE. INVESTIGATORS, IT WILL BE EASIER FOR THEM TO PULL REPORTS UP THAN HAVING TO GO MANUALLY PULL 'EM. IT WILL JUST BE A BIG HELP TO US.))
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Ayers says he's also applying for help in financing radar patrols and D-U-I checkpoints.
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Beyer-Son


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The son of Virginia Lieutenant Governor Donald Beyer was rescued by two boaters after jumping from a bridge into the Potomac River over the weekend.
Beyer's office has confirmed that the man rescued by passersby on Sunday was Donald Sternoff Beyer the Third, the lieutenant governor's 20-year-old son.
The Beyer family had no comment on the incident.
The younger Beyer was treated and released from a Frederick County hospital.

Creek-Ax


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A quick thinking bystander helped a toddler avoid injury last night as the car the child was sitting in rolled off an embankment into a creek.
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About 6:30 last night the car belonging to Tina Moran of Roanoke County rolled toward the creek off Summeview Drive.
Moran chased the car as it hit the water with her three year old son still strapped in his car seat.
Jerry Hall jumped in the water to get the boy.
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Hall quickly retrieved the boy and handed him to another bystander.
No one was seriously injured in the incident.
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Two-Larry


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This week we salute veterinarians everywhere during National Veterinarian Week for the job they do keeping our pets, horses, and livestock healthy.
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In this mornings Animal Health segment, Larry Dowdy gets us ready for back to school as we learn how to handle a stray animal?
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2-HEADLINES
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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In Seoul, police clad in riot gear and armed with tear gas stormed a building at a South Korean university, where up to 2,000 students had barricaded themselves for more than a week, demonstrating for the unification of North and South Korea.
Hundreds were arrested.
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Doctor Jack Kevorkian may be facing his toughest battle yet.
Medical experts say his latest suicide patient showed no signs of being sick.
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And reports this morning say actress Margaux Hemmingway committed suicide.
The grandaughter of the great Ernest Hemmingway was found dead in her apartment July first.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, August 20th.
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2Wx-Hello


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WILDFIRES


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In California.. cooler temperatures and calmers winds are making it easier to battle a wildfire that charred some 70-thousand acres in Los Padres National Forest.
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4:06:25
Meantime to the north Firefighters continue to battle major blazes in Northern California.
The 70-thousand acre blaze in Upper Lake spewed smoke that spanned from the San Francisco Bay area to Lake Tahoe.
The week-old blaze, named the Fork fire, had more than doubled in size in one day.
Close to three-thousand firefighters were battling it, and 650 military personnel from Colorado are set to arrive today.
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688-Fire


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Fire consumed a house in Bedford County yesterday afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The blaze broke out around 1- 30 just off Route 6-88.
Fire officials are still investigating the cause.
The heat of the fire and the heat of the day proved to be too much for some of those battling the blaze.
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((DONALD HALE/BEDFORD CO. VOL. FIRE CHIEF: WE HAD SOME PEOPLE OVERCOME WITH HEAT AND SMOKE. IT'S JUST-- THE HOUSE IS BROKE UP SO BAD AND IT'S SO HOT, WE'RE NOT PUTTING NOBODY IN IT TO RISK IT. ))
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There were no injuries in the fire-- but the house is a total loss.
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S-k-STUDENTS


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In Seoul, South Korea this morning a nine-day protest by South Korean students came to a bloody end.
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Thousands of riot police stormed a university building where students were illegally demonstrating for the unification of North and South Korea.
The students were exhausted and nearly sleepless, having been without food or water for days--yet they fought back with rocks, pipes and fire bombs.
Some Eight hundred people were arrested.
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Kevorkian


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A Michigan coroner says the latest patient to die in Dr. Jack Kevorkian's care was depressed and overweight.
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4:
But Dr. L.J. Dragovic (DRAG'-oh-vich) says Judith Curren showed no signs of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Curren's husband as well as some medical experts are questioning the findings.
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They say the disease leaves no signs in the bodies of its victims.
Yet, one specialist says Kevorkian made a mistake this time because chronic fatigue is never fatal.

Margaux


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Model-turned-actress Margaux Hemingway reportedly killed herself with a drug overdose.
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A Los Angeles T-V station reports she died from (fee-nuh-BAHR'-bi-tawl) phenobarbitol use, at a level consistent with an intentional overdose.
The coroner's office did not confirm the report but is expected to release its finding later today.
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Hemingway was found dead in her Santa Monica beach apartment on July first, just days shy of the 35th anniversary of the suicide of her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway.
Margeux Hemingway was 41-years old.
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Allen-Economy


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Governor Allen boasted an 83-million dollar state budget surplus and NO pressing needs yesterday.
As Ellen Qualls reports, a brash Governor with a bold agenda appears to be slowing down his pace.
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(( A bullish George Allen is presiding over a healthy economy.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I REMAIN OPTIMISTIC. AND THE BULLS ARE STILL RUNNING IN VIRGINIA.))
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For the third year, Allen is suggesting that taxes might be cut -- but he's passed that ball to a bi-partisan commission to study.
This speech highlighted George Allen as Virginia's number one salesman to new industry.
He introduced 28 new corporate leaders.
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((SEN. STANLEY WALKER/D-NORFOLK: A LOT'S BEEN ACCOMPLISHED OR IS BEING ACCOMPLISHED IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. BUT THERE'S A LOT TO BE DONE, AND THERE WAS VERY LITTLE SAID ABOUT WHERE WE STILL HAVE TO GO IN HIGHER EDUCATION, PUBLIC EDUCATION, AND TRANSPORATION NEEDS. AND THEY ARE VERY SERIOUS PROBLEMS.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: CLEARLY I THINK WHAT THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO DO IS SET CERTAIN PRIORITIES. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS ONE OF THEM. AND YES, THE GOVERNMENT OUGHT TO BE THERE TO HELP THE PRIVATE SECTOR.))
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((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: I THINK WE'VE SEEN ABOUT ALL WE'RE GOING TO SEE FROM GEORGE ALLEN IN TERMS OF ANY INITIATIVES. THAT MAY BE GOOD.))
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((SOME INITIATIVES LAWMAKERS ARE LOOKING FOR A LITTLE GUBERNATORIAL LEADERSHIP ON INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION NEEDS FOR SCHOOLS, MORE MONEY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, AND A HOST OF TRANSPORTATION ISSUES. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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2-S-korea


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A nine day standoff between South Korean police, and hundreds of students is over.
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Thousands of riot police stormed a university building where students were illegally demonstrating for the unification of North and South Korea.
The students were exhausted and nearly sleepless, having been without food or water for days--yet they fought back with rocks, pipes and fire bombs.
Some Eight hundred people were arrested.
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2-VMI


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WRITER=spr
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GRAPHIC=VMI


It's one of the long standing traditions at Virginia Military Institute.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Freshmen... or rats... lining up for crew cuts.
But this year... school officials think there might be some symbolism hidden in that herritage.
If VMI remains a state- supported school, it will be forced to admit women.
Officers say that may clip tradition.
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SOT 14:59:51 tape 1
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((MAJOR GENERAL JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: I DID SAY TO THE NEW RATS THAT THERE ARE 2 DISTINCTIONS THEY HAVE. ONE, THEY ARE THE LAST CLASS OF THIS MILLENIUM. THEY WILL GRADUATE IN 2000. AND TWO, THERE IS A VERY STRONG CHANCE THEY WILL BE THE LAST CLASS THAT IS ALL MALE. ))
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Bunting may know the school's fate by next month.
The VMI Board of visitors will meet next month to decide whether to prepare for the admission of women... or take steps to privatize the school.
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Clinton


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
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Paychecks will be going up for about ten million Americans.
President Clinton will sign a 90-cent minimum-wage increase today.
The hike will take effect just a month before the November election.
The bill will raise the minimum wage to five-15 an hour by September 19-97.

2-Wyoming-Crash


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WRITER=Melanie
TAPE#nET C
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Air Force investigators are now analyzing the flight data recorders from a Presidential cargo plane that crashed this weekend in wyoming.
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SUPER=03-Jackson Hole, WY;


Experts say the Black boxes appear to be in good shape.
Today officials will begin removing the bodies of the victims from the crash site.
All nine on board the C-130 died when it slammed into a remote mountain shortly after takeoff.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


A Campbell County man was among the victims.
Senior Airman Ricky Merritt of Lynch Station was listed as a flight engineer on the plane.

2-Tucker


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Another Whitewater defendant is scheduled to be sentenced today.
Susan McDougal faces up to 17 years in prison on fraud charges.
Yesterday Arkansas' former Governor was spared prison time for his Whitewater crimes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;


A judge in Little Rock sentenced Jim Guy Tucker to four years probation because he needs a liver transplant. Tucker said the judge passed down a compassionate sentence.
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((REPORTER: SOME PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CONSTRUE THIS AS THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE ABOVE THE LAW? JIM GUY TUCKER/ WELL I GUESS YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT OTHER POEPLE WHO ARE FACING IMMINENT LIVER TRANSPLANTS THAT ARE IN SIMILIAR SITUATIONS TO DO A FAIR COMPARISON.))
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Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Tucker for the maximum sentence of 10 years for fraud and conspiracy.
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Jim McDougal's sentencing was postponed yesterday until after the election amid talk that he is cooperating with prosecutors.

HEMINGWAY


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Local broadcast reports out of Los Angeles this morning say the coroner's office has concluded actress Magaux Hemingway committed suicide.
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Hemingway's body was found July first.
The report says she died from (fee-nuh-BAHR'-bi-tawl) phenobarbitol use, at a level consistent with an intentional overdose.
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She did not have a prescription for the drug, and police say she left no suicide note.
The coroner's office did not confirm the report but is expected to release its finding later today.
Hemingway was 41-years old.
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4-Scores


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WRITER=Mike
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Ninth-inning fireworks allowed the White Sox to pick up their tenth straight win versus the Tigers, leaving them six and a-half games behind Central-leading Cleveland.
For a roundup of the scores from the ball parks let's check the numbers.
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SUPER=0092-/New York/4/j/San Francisco/5//;
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-/Prince William/2/j/Lynchburg/10//;
SUPER=x5012;
SUPER=0105-j/Danville/5//Martinsville/2///j/Bristol/5//Martinsville/4///;
RUNS=:35

(-------------) OUT Q=...LAST SCORE