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7Pitts-Fatal

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TAPE#96-59
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A two car accient in Pittsylvania County last night killed one person and injured another.
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The accident happened on Route 863, near Danville.
State Police say 39-year-old Michael Shelton was killed when he apparently lost control of the car he was driving and crossed the center line.
Authorities believe the driver of the other car, 33-year-old Teresa McGuire of Danville, had little time to react.
McGuire was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center and is listed in critical condition following surgery.
State Police say alcohol is NOT believed to be a factor in the accident.
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7Drugs


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Despite continued public service announcements to keep drug use low, America's teens are still getting high.
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A federal study shows drug use more than doubled among American teens between 19-92 and 19-95.
And the problem is also growing right here in the Roanoke Valley.
But local drug treatment counselors are somewhat encouraged by a higher turnout of new teen patients--, they say it's a sign of greater awareness of the problem.
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((BOB LYNN/CHANGES DIRECTOR: I THINK THERE USED TO BE A MISTAKEN VIEW, IN OUR OPINION, THAT IT WAS JUST TEENAGE BEHAVIOR. NOW WE'RE FINDING THAT PARENTS AND SCHOOLS AND GENERALLY, THE COMMUNITY IS SEEING THAT KIDS ARE HAVING A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS. ))
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The government report on drugs shows the use of L-S-D and other hallucinogens was up the most, a 183 percent rise over three years.
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7Hampden-Sydney


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TAPE#96-68
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The all-male tradition has been endangered among some southern colleges, but one school in Virginia is not giving in.
The Board of Trustees at Hampden-Sydney College rejected a proposal to admit women to make the school more competitive.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( There's NO rat line here.
No rigorous military challenge.
Single sex education in the rolling foothills near Farmville is more a state of mind. ((SARAH BARKLEY/HAMPDEN-SYDNEY RESIDENT: IT KEEPS THE SINGLE SEX ON THEIR STUDIES AND NOT THINKING ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS THAT THEY CAN HAVE WITH THE OTHER STUDENTS.))
Or as college president Sam Wilson puts it "there's an absence of hormonal-driven distractions." ((GEN. SAM WILSON/HAMPDEN-SYDNEY PRESIDENT: WE SORT OF HAVE A FIRE IN OUR EYE AND WE'D LIKE TO SHOW PEOPLE THAT THIS SMALL COLLEGE -- WHICH AS I SAID THREATENS NOBODY -- REPRESENTS ONE SMALL OPTION FOR A WORLD IN WHICH OPTIONS ARE GRADUALLY BEING WHITTLED DOWN.))
So the board announced the results of a NOT unanimous, confidential vote: stay all-male and niche market it aggressively. ((WILLIAM BOINEST/BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIRMAN: THE COLLEGE, IN AN ALL-MALE ATMOSPHERE, HAS TAUGHT A SENSE OF VALUES THAT I HAVE NOT SEEN IN A CO-EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL IN MY LIFETIME.)) ((BRIAN HORNE/JUNIOR: I THINK MORE STUDENTS WOULD BE-- IF THEY WANTED AN ALL-MALE ENVIRONMENT -- WOULD LOOK HERE. CAUSE IT IS ONE OF THE ONLY ONES LEFT.))
College officials say this is NOT the "save the males" mentality that embarrassed the Citadel when Shannon Faulkner dropped out. ((PHIL CULICERTO/HEAD BASEBALL COACH: I THINK AS FAR AS KNOWING PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN TO HAMPDEN-SYDNEY AND THE TYPE GUY THAT GOES TO A MILITARY SCHOOL -- NO. I DON'T THINK GUYS WOULD TREAT SOMEBODY LIKE THAT HERE AT ALL. WE'RE PRETTY MUCH SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN HERE.))
In fact, expect that to show up in a new brochure.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Today wil be partly sunny with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.
Highs wil be in the mid to upper 80s.
The chance of rain continues until until midnight, then becoming partly cloudy.
Temperatures tonight will be in the mid 60s.
Looking ahead, we'll see partly sunny skies agai tomorrow with highs in the mid to upper 80s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 8/22/96

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55Tiger-Breeding


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TAPE#96-67
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Some big news out of Mill Mountain Zoo.
Zoo officials have announced a major fundraiser that should pave the way for a Siberian Tiger breading program.
Joe Dashiell has more on "Ruby's Tiger Rescue."
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((Ruby the tiger has called Mill Mountain home for eight years and she has roamed the tiger habitat since 1991.
Zoo officials say it is now time to take the next step, expand the facility and establish the premiere breeding program for siberian tigers in the country. ((BETH POFF/ZOO DIRECTOR: ONLY 200 OF THEM BEING IN THE WILD, ITS A SCARY NUMBER, BECAUSE YOU CAN REALLY SEE WITH THE HABITAT DESTRUCTION, THE POACHING, THAT THEY'RE PROBABLY GOING TO BE GONE IN ABOUT 10 YEARS, SO THAT REALLY STEPS UP THE CONCERN THE EFFORT TO BE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD CAPTIVE COMMUNITY GOING WITH THE ZOO COMMUNITY.))
The zoo has 30-thousand dollars in hand, courtesy of the Exxon Corporation, local Exxon distributors and Crestar Bank, but that's only a start.
The organizations hope to raise a half million dollars for the project. ((JOHN BLANDFORD/EXXON COMPANY: I'M VERY HOPEFUL THAT THE PUBLIC AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY WILL RALLY BEHIND THIS PROJECT AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORT IT AND WHEN THEY DO I KNOW THAT WE'LL END UP WITH A ZOO AND A TIGER FACILITY UP HERE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN THAT THE ENTIRE REGION OF VIRGINIA CAN BE PROUD OF.))
They will be looking to the entire region for help.
And if the fundraising campaign is successful, Ruby could have more company on Mill Mountain by the fall of 1997.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

55Fralin


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When real estate developer Horace Franlin died in 19-93 he was worth 85-million dollars.
Now his heirs are suing the U-S government over estate taxes.
Congress raised the rates on inheritance taxes AFTER Fralin died, but Fralin's heirs believe it should not have been retroactive.
The Fralin estate has already paid the tax bill, but the I-R-S rejected a claim for a refund of 754-thousand dollars.
Haywood Fralin filed suit in federal court last week.
Last year, Horace Fralin's estate gave Virginia Tech more than ONE Million dollars.

55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Today will be partly sunny with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.
Highs wil be in the mid to upper 80s.

8Pitts-Fatal


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TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


In Pittsylvania County, a two car accident has left one person dead and another hospitalized.
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The accident happened on Route 863, near Danville.
State Police say 39-year-old Michael Shelton was killed when he apparently lost control of the car he was driving and crossed the center line.
Authorities say the driver of the other car, 33-year-old Teresa McGuire of Danville, was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center and is listed in critical condition following surgery.
State Police say alcohol is NOT believed to be a factor in the accident.
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8Teen-Drugs


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TAPE#96-63
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Some alarming news about America's war on drugs.
A new government study says drug use has more than doubled among teenagers between 19-92 and 19-95.
And as Kimberly McBroom reports, the problem is also growing in the Roanoke Valley.
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((IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYBODY'S DOING IT NOW, JUST ABOUT. PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO BE COOL, COOLER THAN OTHERS. ))
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Maybe not "everybody" is doing it-- but more and more teenagers are.
Experts say peer pressure is still a top reason teens take drugs.
But there are other reasons, too-- like a popular culture that encourages experimentation.
And local teens say finding drugs is as easy as going to school.
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((IT'S EVERYWHERE. I MEAN, IT'S IN OUR SCHOOLS. IT'S LIKE, YOU CAN'T REALLY GO DOWN THE HALLWAYS WITHOUT HEARING IT-- PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME. ))
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Roanoke counselors name marijuana the most popular drug among teens right now-- followed by alcohol, acid, L-S-D, and even some inhalants. end pre- pro
They say intervention is crucial to curbing drug use-- but the solution lies within the users themselves.
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((DR. PAM MELTON/LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: WE CAN SIT HERE UNTIL WE'RE BLUE IN THE FACE AND SAY, "YOU'VE GOT TO STOP. IT'S BAD. IT'S ILLEGAL. THAT'S NOT GOING TO CONVINCE THESE KIDS. THEY'VE GOT TO DECIDE THAT IT'S A PROBLEM. THEY HAVE TO DECIDE TO STOP. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: SOME DRUG TREATMENT COUNSELORS ARE ACTUALLY ENCOURAGED BY THE INCREASED NUMBER OF PATIENTS COMING TO THEM FOR HELP. THEY SAY IT INDICATES MORE AWARENESS THAT DRUG ABUSE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR TEENAGERS-- AND NOT JUST A PHASE. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7. ))
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8Green-Meadow


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WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-66
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More problems for residents of a Rocky Mount apartment building.
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Last week, heavy rain forced water and mud inside the dwelling.
Residents were evacuated.
And once officials got a closer look at the apartments... the entire building was condemned.
Rocky Mount Building Inspector Don Beard says he's unsure of its future... but he says at this point... it doesn't appear the dwelling can be saved.
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((DON BEARD/ROCKY MOUNT BUILDING INSPECTOR: FOR THE STRUCTURE TO BE SAFE FOR OCCUPANCY IT WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK UP TO CODE. RIGHT NOW, THERE'S SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE FOUNDATION. THE BUILDING IS RACKED CONSIDERABLY. ))
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A house-moving crew tried to shore- up the building yesterday... in the hopes of making it safe enough for residents to get their belongings.
But workers accidentally hit a water main... cuting off water for a while to nearby nearby residents.
The eight evacuated families are hoping to get their valuables out of the building tomorrow.
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8Hampden-Sydney


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Hampden-Sydney College will keep its all male policy.
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Yesterday Hampden-Sydney's board of trustees un-unanimously rejected a proposal to admit women to make the school more competitive.
Instead, the board has decided to market the college more aggressively.
A recent Supreme Court decision forcing V-M-I to admit women does not affect Hampden-Sydney.
Unlike V-M-I, it's not a public school.
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8Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Today wil be partly sunny with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.
Highs wil be in the mid to upper 80s.
Tonight expect the chance of rain until midnight, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 60s.