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7Drug-Copter

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust/Pot
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


In Frankling County, a two day helicopter search has led to a payload of Marijuana.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Local and state authorities found nearly one thousand plants-- which is fewer than usual.
Some of the day's find was in the Snow Creek section.
A total of five helicopters circled the entire county.
Investigators say the aerial pot searches are the most effective.
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SOT 15:41:54
IN Q=From up in the air

((DAVID CUNDIFF/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: FROM UP IN THE AIR, YOU CAN TELL THE MARIJUANA'S JUST A DIFFERENT COLOR GREEN FROM ANY OTHER TYPE VEGETATION COLOR THERE IS. YOU CAN SPOT IT OUT PRETTY EASY. THAT'S ONE REASON IT'S EFFECTIVE BY FLYING. ))
SUPER=01-David Cundiff/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=effective by flying
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VO-NAT


Cundiff says pot growers are getting tougher to locate, though.
Their latest trick is to rent land in another county- -one not so heavily patrolled as Franklin Co.
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7Nelson-Drug


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Pot


In Nelson County, an anynomous tip helped authorities there break up a marijuana growing operation Tuesday.
Nelson sheriff Ron Wood says deputies nabbed 26-year old William Wayne Seale as he reportedly tended to a patch of marijuana plants near Nellysford.
More than 200-thousand dollars worth of pot plants were confiscated from the scene.
Seale is being held on a ten-thousand dollar bond.
He's charged with manufacturing marijuana with the intent to distribute.

7/2-Rat-line


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 96-66)
GRAPHIC=VMI


Another tough day at V-M-I for freshman cadets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


After having thier heads shaved Monday, the rats as they are called began their tough training.
Because of the recent Supreme Court ruling this could be the last all-male rat-line.
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SOT
IN Q=Despite our best efforts

((DESPITE YOUR BEST EFFORTS, THERE'S NO HOLDING BACK THE FACT THAT THESE KIDS REALIZE THIS MAY BE THE LAST YEAR OF WHAT THEY ARE. I THINK THEY RESPOND TO IT IN A POSITIVE WAY. I THINK THEY WANT THE FULL EXPERIENCE, AND WE WILL CERTAINLY GIVE IT TO THEM.))
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=give it to them.
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VO-NAT


The upperclassmen have cut-short their summer vacation to come back early for this rite of indoctrination, but they remember being rats themselves.
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SOT 2nd response from Black cadet
IN Q=It's scary

((IT'S SCARY, REALLY SCARY. So you can empathize with these guys? YES SIR. Nonetheless, you're not giving them any breaks, are you? NO, SIR, YOU DON'T LEARN THAT WAY.))
SUPER=01-Barry Williams/VMI Cadet from Cloverdale;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=learn that way.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=VMI


V- M- I's Board of Visitors will decide next month whether to prepare for the admission of women... or to take steps toward privatization.


7Ferrum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=NONE


Meantime, a few changes at Ferrum college, namely a new Vice President.
School officials hope the new addition will add up to more students.
Scott Prince explains.
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SOT
IN Q=In recent
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Miller/Vice President of Enrollment; :14
SUPER=@Scott1; :47
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=S.P. News- 7, Franklin Co.;

(( In recent years, Ferrum College hasn't fared too well when it comes to attracting new students.
That's why this man has been brought on board.
Dan Miller is the new Vice President of Enrollment... and it's up to him to see that the student population grows.
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SOT 10:29:30
IN Q=At the

((DAN MILLER/FERRUM COLLEGE VICE PRESIDENT OF ENROLLMENT: AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM, COORDINATING AND COLLABORATING WITH THE STUDENT LIFE SIDE IS TO GET STUDENTS HERE TO GET A FULL POTENTIAL... UNLOCK THAT POTENTIAL AND SEE THAT THEY'RE SUCCESSFUL AND PROUD TO ATTEND THIS COLLEGE. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=this college


Enrollment at Ferrum peaked in 1982 with more than 16- hundred students.
But in the 1990's there's been a steady decline in the student population.
In fact during the last school year, enrollment bottomed out with 1- thousand ninety- three students.
But it seems Miller has a reputation for strengthening college admissions. stand up
((Before coming to Ferrum, Miller worked for Alvernia College in Reading, Pennsylvania.
During his 8 years there, freshman enrollment went up by 21- percent.
And overall enrollment saw a 47- percent increase.)) end stand up
RUNS=:13


Miller believes it's not enough to recruit students.
He feels he needs to recruit graduates.
Miller says if he does that... he'll get high marks... and at the same time make Ferrum stronger in years to come.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Franklin County.))

7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
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GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Morning Fog/Afternoon Sunshine/85-90/Clear/Skies/63-67;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast -
Early morning fog will burn off and the day will be sunny with highs near 90 degrees.
Tonight will be clear with lows in the mid 60s.

55Armed-Robberies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Roanoke police report two convenience store robberies last night.
That makes a total of five within the past week.
Police believe the same suspects are responsible in FOUR of the cases.
Last night's robberies occured at the 7-11 in the 14-hundred block of Grandin Road and at Snappies in northeast Roanoke.
At Snappies the suspect wore a ski mask and matched the general description given by witnesses in three armed robberies last weekend.

55Get-Away-Tours


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=NONE


Authorities have found no evidence of financial wrong doing following the year long investigation into a bankrupt travel agency in Amherst County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


Get Away Tours folded in July-1995, taking with it thousands of dollars in deposits from would-be vacationers.
The agency's bankruptcy proceedings became final last December, but police continued to track a paper trail, looking for evidence of a crime.
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SOT 1:42:34
IN Q=What we were

((ED MEEKS/AMHERST CO. PROSECUTOR: WHAT WE WERE LOOKING AT, PRIMARILY, WERE THE TRANSACTIONS THEMSELVES, RATHER THAN NECESSARILY ANY PARTICULAR PERSONNEL. AND THAT'S HOW YOU WOULD HAVE TO ESTABLISH IF THERE HAD BEEN ANY ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR.))
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Amherst Co. Prosecutor; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=any illegal behavior.
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VO-NAT


The attorney for owners Fred and Wanda Hunter says his clients would eventually like to make things up to their customers.
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SOT 1:00:52
IN Q=I think that's

((MITCH GARBEE/HUNTER'S ATTORNEY: I THINK THAT'S HIS NUMBER ONE GOAL NOW, TO SOMEHOW FIND THE MONEY TO MAKE IT RIGHT WITH ALL THESE PEOPLE. I DON'T KNOW HOW HE'S GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT OR IF HE'S GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT, BUT I FEEL CONFIDENT THAT IF HE CAN, HE WILL.))
SUPER=01-Mitch Garbee/Hunter's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=if he can, he will.
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VO-NAT


The Hunters reportedly have moved out of the area.
Meeks says the investigation's file will remain open.
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55Wal-Mart


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#edit of 96-12
GRAPHIC=Wal-Mart


The site of a future Wal-Mart will not be on what used to be George Washington's farm land.
The discount franchise has agreed to sell part of George Washington's boyhood
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stafford Co./File Tape;

home along Virginia's Rappahannock River to an historic preservation group and build its store at another spot half a mile away.
The Ferry Farm plantation is the only one of Washington's three homes that isn't already a museum.
The farmhouse itself burned down in the 1800's.
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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-Morning Fog/Afternoon Sunshine/85-90/Clear/Skies/63-67;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast -
Early morning fog will burn off and the day will be sunny with highs near 90 degrees.
Tonight will be clear with lows in the mid 60s.

8WAL-MART


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cuitn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#edit of 96-12
GRAPHIC=Wal-Mart
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


A deal reached last night will keep a Wal-Mart away from what was once part of George Washington's boyhood farm.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stafford Co./File Tape;


Wal-Mart has agreed to sell the site along Virginia's Rappahannock River to a historic preservation group and build its store at another spot half a mile away.
The Ferry Farm plantation is the only one of Washington's three homes that isn't already a museum.
Legend holds that this the land where the young George Washington chopped down his father's cherry tree.
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8Jefferson-Mills


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Business News


Business is expanding in Pulaski as another commpany builds new warehouse space.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski;


Jefferson Mills broke ground yesterday for a new 21 thousand square-foot warehouse addition.
Town council has already agreed to close First Street between Valley and Maple Streets to allow the expansion.
It won't mean any new jobs immediately, but it will free up space for expanded production.
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SOT 8:33:48
IN Q=

((DAVE SPANGLER/JEFFERSON MILLS PRES. & CEO: SO WE WILL ADD TWO MACHINES WE'VE ALREADY ORDERED AND THEY'LL BE HERE IN JANUARY. IT'LL TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 12 PEOPLE JUST TO OPERATE THOSE TWO MACHINES, AND THE AUXILIARY PEOPLE NECESSARY TO MOVE THAT MUCH MORE YARN. ))
SUPER=01-Dave Spangler/Jefferson Mills Pres. & CEO;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=much more yarn.
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VO-NAT


Jefferson Mills is a yarn-processing operation, which currently employs 400 people.
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8Rat-line


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=VMI


This could be the very last class sticking closely with tradition at Virginia Military Institute.
Once women join the corps of cadets at V-M-I, the annual orientation for the rat class is bound to change.
Keith Humphry was "ON POST" yesterday.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :19
SUPER=01-Joey Bates/VMI Cadet from Buena Vista;:47
SUPER=01-Barry Williams/VMI Cadet from Cloverdale;1:27
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS-7.

((
The class of 2000 was full of bravado- -louder than ever.
Freshmen rats actually taunted the upperclassmen who're called upon to indoctrinate the in-coming class. They chanted: "We want the Cadre," as if they were growing impatient for their tormentors to appear.
Even the superintendent noticed something unusual here.
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SOT Bunting first response
IN Q=Despite our best efforts

((DESPITE YOUR BEST EFFORTS, THERE'S NO HOLDING BACK THE FACT THAT THESE KIDS REALIZE THIS MAY BE THE LAST YEAR OF WHAT THEY ARE. I THINK THEY RESPOND TO IT IN A POSITIVE WAY. I THINK THEY WANT THE FULL EXPERIENCE, AND WE WILL CERTAINLY GIVE IT TO THEM.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=give it to them.



NAT SOT- -in your face


The upperclassmen are typically just a year or two older- -but wiser by leagues of experience. Nonetheless they have to cut-short their summer vacation to come back early for this rite of indoctrination.
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SOT 2nd cadet; HIS 2ND RESPONSE
IN Q=

((AT THE END OF THE WEEK, THEN YOU ACTUALLY SEE THE NEW CADETS OUT MARCHING, WE ENJOY SEEING THAT BECAUSE IT'S THE BENEFIT OF OUR HARD WORK AND THEIR HARD WORK TO STRIVE TO BE WHAT WE ARE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=citizen soldiers.


Of course each of these upperclassmen was once a "rat" himself.
None of them has forgotten what it's like when those columns of grey tunics file into the barracks to that solemn drum beat.
NAT SOT

drum beat- -column of cadre enters 13:07:30 "Rats, meet your cadre."- -plus the ensuing racket for a moment after
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SOT 2nd response from Black cadet
IN Q=It's scary

((IT'S SCARY, REALLY SCARY. So you can empathize with these guys? YES SIR. Nonetheless, you're not giving them any breaks, are you? NO, SIR, YOU DON'T LEARN THAT WAY.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=learn that way.


By the end of the week you may not recognize some of these young men.
Keith Humphry, News 7.))

8LOTTO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=VA Lottery


Lady Luck has struck three times in the Virginia Lottery's 15 million-dollar Lotto jackpot.
The winning tickets were bought in Harrisonburg, Bluefield and Norton.
Last night's numbers were one, eight, twelve, 24, 25 and 31.

8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Morning Fog/Afternoon Sunshine/85-90/Clear/Skies/63-67;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast -
Early morning fog will burn off and the day will be sunny with highs near 90 degrees. Tonight will be clear with lows in the mid 60s.