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HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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Just ahead on News 7 Mornin',
President Clinton gets ready to sign legislation ending the federal guarantee of continous aid to the poor,
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And another drug bust in Franklin County as investigators find nearly one thousands marijuana plants.
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Stick around -- News 7 Mornin' is next.

clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
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President Clinton's approval of the country's toughest crackdown on tobacco could come as soon as tomorrow.
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The move aims to curb teen-age smoking by officially classifying nicotine as an addictive drug.
That would allow the regulation of tobacco sales and advertising.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


Today Mr. Clinton turns his attention to Welfare, signing into law a Republican bill ending the federal guarantee of continuous aid to the poor.
It will be the third high-profile piece of legislation the President has signed in as many days.
Monday it was a minimum wage bill.
And yesterday a measure guarantee health isurance to workers who change jobs.
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((NO LONGER WILL YOU LIVE...FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES. ))
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The measure also bans companies from denying coverage base on pre-existing health conditions.
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weapons


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The Pentagon now says there were seven reports of chemical weapons detected during the first week of the Gulf War.
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SUPER=@File;


Earlier it had acknowledged two such reports.
But it continues to maintain that no evidence ties the Iraqi chemical weapons to postwar illnesses among American veterans and questions the credibility of some of the reported detections.
Some U-S Gulf War vets believe exposure to chemical weapons may be responsible for a host of illnesses they've suffered.
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Rat-line


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


It may never be the same again.
Once women join the corps of cadets at Virginia Military Institute, the annual orientation for the rat class is bound to change.
Keith Humphry was "ON POST" yesterday.
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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
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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.))
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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.))
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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.
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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.))
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OUT Q=learn that way.


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

PYTHON


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Here is one of those strange but true stories.
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Paramedics were called to a downtown San Diego hotel yesterday morning because of a snake.
It seems the python attacked the couple who kept it as a pet.
It bit one and then wrapped itself around another.
To free the couple paramedics had to cut the snakes head off.
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IN Q=it was like..
SUPER=01-Brad Carter/Snake Owner;
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OUT Q= It was a baby.
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It all happend in front of the couple's two small children.
A Crisis intervention worker was called to the scene to calm the children.
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COMPUTER-VIRUS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


You may wake up this morning to find that a powerful virus has turned your computer programs to electronic shreds.
We've heard this story before, but with a different name.
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4:08:59
This one is called Hare Crashna.
If your screen comes up like this you've been infected, with the P-C virus complete with a calling card from its creator.
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SOT
IN Q=TYPICALLY THIS VIRUS IS GOING TO..
SUPER=01-Thierry Giron/Trend Engineering Manager;
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OUT Q=THIS IS THE WAY IT PROPAGATES.
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The virus will destroy all information on your hard disk.
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Drug-Copter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Marijuana


Marijuana was the target as investigators took to the skies over Franklin County yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


After two days of hunting, 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.;
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OUT Q=effective by flying
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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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Armed-Robberies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


There were two more convenience store robberies in Roanoke late 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.

Ferrum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-69
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Enrollment at Ferrum College has not lived up to the school's expectations.
But things may change soon with the addition of a new vice president.
Scott Prince explains.
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SUPER=01-Dan Miller/Ferrum College VP Of Enrollment; :14
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(( 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. ))
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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
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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.))

Get-Away-Tours


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-68
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A year-long investigation into a bankrupt travel agency's finances has turned up "no" evidence of wrongdoing.
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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.))
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OUT Q=any illegal behavior.
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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
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OUT Q=if he can, he will.
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The Hunters reportedly have moved out of the area.
Meeks says the investigation's file will remain open.
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Wal-Mart


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Wal-Mart will not be setting down roots where George Washinton chopped down the cherry tree.
Wal-Mart agreed last night to sell part of George Washington's boyhood 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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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Welfare as we know it is just about over.
This morning President Clinton will sign into law a Republican bill that ends six decades of guaranteed cash assistance to the poor and compels welfare recipients to get jobs.
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And President Clinton's crackdown on Tobacco is expected tomorrow.
The move aims to regulate tobacco sales and adverting to curb teen smoking.

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And the class of 2000 is learning what it's really like to be a rat at V-M-I.
They may be the last pack of all-male rats.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday, August 22nd.
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health


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


Welfare as we know it will come to an end today.
President Clinton signs legislation ending the Federal guarantee of continuous aid to the poor.
The law gives more power to the states to design their own welfare programs.
Yesterday healthcare was in the Washington Spotlight as President Clinton signed into law a bill making health insurance easier to obtain and keep for millions of Americans.
Regina Blakely has more.
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SUPER=04-1994; :00
SUPER=03-Washington/Yesterday; :20
SUPER=07-Haley Barbour; 1:08
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/Reporting; 1:24
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OUT Q=Regina Blakely CBS News at the White House

((
IN HIS 94 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS... PRESIDENT CLINTON THREATENED IF CONGRESS GAVE HIM ANYTHING LESS THAN GUARANTEED PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR EVERY AMERICAN.. THAT COULD NEVER BE TAKEN AWAY... PRESIDENT CLINTON/JAN. 1994: "you will force me to take this pen and veto the legislation. we will come right back here and start all over again."
TWO YEARS LATER AND WITH THE ELECTION JUST AROUND THE CORNER.... THE PRESIDENT USED ANOTHER PEN TO SIGN INTO LAW INCREMENTAL REFORMS.... AND WHILE SAYING MORE WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE... HE CLAIMED THIS BILL IS ANYTHING BUT AN EMPTY PROMISE..
PRESIDENT CLINTON: "today we declare a victory... no longer lose because of the state of your health."
THE LEGISLATION ALLOWS WORKERS TO KEEP THIER INSURANCE WHEN THEY CHANGE JOBS.. ENDING THE PRACTICE OF DENYING COVERAGE BASED ON PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS.. IT ALLOWS SOME TAX FREE MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNTS... AND TAX BREAKS FOR THE SELF EMPLOYED AND FOR LONG TERM CARE...
BUT THE LEGISLATION IS A FAR CRY FROM THAT PROPOSED BY THE FIRST LADY'S FAILED HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE.. WHICH REPUBLICANS.. WHO ALSO WANT THIER SHARE OF THE ELECTION YEAR CREDIT.. WERE QUICK TO POINT OUT..
HALEY BARBOUR/CHAIRMAN REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE: "bill clinton doesn't talk much anymore about clinton care, his plan for a government run health care system and he pretends to have forgotten his direct opposition to the specific reforms contained in the bill he signs today."
Regina Blakely CBS News, Washington.))

TOBACCO-CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco


By the end of the week the president is likely to further ignite the battle over tobacco.
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CBS News has learned he will approve F-D-A regulation of tobacco products as quote "delivery devices for the addictive drug, nicotine."
Along with the approval will come new rules aimed at making it tougher for children to buy cigarettes.
Tobacco companies are already threatening to sue.
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Pitts-Investigation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke prosecutor will head up an investigation into a possible conflict of interest case involving economic development on the Southside.
The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors approached Commonwealth's Attorney David Grimes in June about a possible investigation.
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SUPER=03-Chatham;


But Grimes, who's been working in Pittsylvania County for a number of years, decided to seek a special prosecutor.
This week a court order turned the case over to Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney Donald Caldwell and his assistant Betty Jo Anthony.
Both Grimes and the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors have been tight lipped about the case.
They've declined to name the agency or persons being looked at.
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IN Q=All we

((DAVID GRIMES/PITTSYLVANIA CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.:ALL WE HAVE HERE IS A QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO BE EXPLORED, THERE IS NOT AN ACCUSATION OF ANY KIND AT THIS POINT. BUT THAT THE PUBLIC DESERVES TO HAVE A COMPLETE CONFIDENCE IN THE NEUTRALITY OF THE INVESTIGATION AND I THINK HAVING A SUBSTITUTE PROSECUTOR COME IN , SOMEBODY OF THE CALIBRE OF MR. CALDWELL, WHO HAS THAT TYPE OF EXPERIENCE AND REPUTATION, COME IN, THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE CONFIDENCE IN WHATEVER RESULT HE REACHES IN THE INVESTIGATION.))
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OUT Q=in the investigation.
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A violation of the Virginia conflict of interest statute is considered a misdemeanor.

M-TERESA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Just five days shy of her 86th birthday Mother Teresa is in the intensive care unit of a Calcutta hospital suffering with heart problems.
Her doctor says she was first hospitalized with a fever and later developed cardiac problems and was put on a respirator.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner suffered a heart attack in 19-83 and received a permanent pacemaker in '89 after a second heart attack nearly killed her.

2-Rat-line


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


Tuesday they had their heads shaved and yesterday the training began.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Virginia Military Institute's class of 2000 was full of bravado- -louder than ever.
This is the first year for these rats, but it may be the last year the rat-line is all-male.
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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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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.


2-Drug-Copter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-60)
GRAPHIC=drug bust marijuana


Franklin County took to the skies to fight their war on drugs yesterday.
They found what they were looking for, marijuana.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Nearly one thousand plants were found after two days of hunting, but local and state authorities say the find is less 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 their searches are usually successful.
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SOT 15:42:07 on tape franklin-pot
IN Q=A lot of known

((DAVID CUNDIFF/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: A LOT OF KNOWN AREAS WE KEEP GOING BACK TO YEAR AFTER YEAR, BECAUSE WE HAVE INFORMANTS THAT GIVE US INFORMATION AND NEIGHBORS THAT TURN PEOPLE IN AND IT JUST CONSISTS OF LOTS OF INTELLIGENCE GATHERED UP BY DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS. ))
SUPER=01-David Cundiff/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
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OUT Q=different departments
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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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Nelson-Drug


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


An anonymous tip helped Nelson County authorities 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.

2-PYTHON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A San Diego couple learned the hard way that some pets are better off in cages or better yet zoos.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


Paramedics were called to a downtown San Diego hotel yesterday morning because of a snake.
It seems the python attacked the couple who kept it as a pet.
It bit one and then wrapped itself around another.
To free the couple paramedics had to cut the snakes head off.
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IN Q=it was like..
SUPER=01-Brad Carter/Snake Owner;
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OUT Q= It was a baby.
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It all happend in front of the couple's two small children.
A Crisis intervention worker was called to the scene to calm the children.
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Traditions


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=NONE


One of the fastest growing publications in our area is written every month in the sleepy little Sontag (SAHN-tag) section of Franklin County.
The creator of "Blue Ridge Traditions" says she's now distributing about 10-thousand copies of her magazine a month.
Len Besthoff has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=The people
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :25
SUPER=01-Peggy Ann Sloan/Blue Ridge Traditions Pub.; :31
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OUT Q=LB, News-7, Sontag.

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SOT 19:47:26
IN Q=The people

((PEGGY ANN SLOAN/BLUE RIDGE TRADITIONS PUBLISHER: THE PEOPLE ARE INDIVIDUALS BUT THE HEIRS OF A SHARED HERITAGE. THEY HAVE A SENSE OF PLACE, UNQUESTIONED VALUES. BRING US YOUR CIVILIZATION THEY SAY, BUT LEAVE US OUR CULTURE.))
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OUT Q=our culture.


That's a sample of the poetry, folklore, and historical items you'll find in Blue Ridge Traditions, a small magazine dedicated to preserving the culture of southwest Virginia.
Each month for the past three years Peggy Ann Sloan has put together the issues in her 1848 farmhouse in Franklin County.
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SOT 19:36:15
IN Q=I used

((SLOAN: I USED TO SPEND MY SUMMERS HERE WHEN I WAS LITTLE. AND WHEN I MOVED FROM ROANOKE TO FRANKLIN COUNTY, I THOUGHT I'D LIKE TO DO SOMETHING ON THE CULTURE, THE HISTORY, AND THE FOLKLORE, AND ALL THE REAL INTERESTING THINGS THAT GO ON IN THIS AREA.))
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OUT Q=this area.


The magazine has everything from Civil War accounts to gardening advice.
And that formula has proven popular...10- thousand copies of Blue Ridge Traditions are printed every month and it has lots of advertisers.
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SOT 19:38:19
IN Q=I have

((SLOAN: I HAVE ABOUT 45 THIS PAST ISSUE. AND NOW PEOPLE ARE CALLING ME TO ADVERTISE.))
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OUT Q=to advertise.
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SOT 20:15:58
IN Q=Sloan says

((Sloan says one Blue Ridge Tradition she hasn't written about is Franklin County's legendary ability to produce moonshine. But that could be the topic of a later issue. Len Besthoff, News-7, Sontag.))
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OUT Q=LB, News-7, Sontag.))


4-Scores


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NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=Mike
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Brad Ausmus smacked a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Detroit Tigers rallied past the Chicago White Sox 7-to-4.
For a roundup of the scores from the ball parks let's check the numbers.
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SUPER=314-Morning Fog/Afternoon Sunshine/85-90/Clear/Skies/63-67;



(CHYRON WV FORECAST TODAY/TONIGHT PAGE)
SUPER=315-Morning Fog/then Partly Sunny/80-85/Mostly Clear/Developing

Fog/56-60;
(TOSS TO BUMP)

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