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7Wilder

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 96-71
GRAPHIC=Democrats
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


It's opening day for the Democrats.
The party's convention gets underway today in Chicago.
Last night, Virginia delegates at the Convention recieved some plush treatment from Philip Morris.
The tobacco giant hosted a reception at a downtown Chicago restaurant for the Virginia and Kentucky delegations.
SS=Wilder, Doug


Menatime, there's one former Virginia Governor who says he will not attend the Convention.
Doug Wilder predicts there will be too much anti-Republican rhetoric, and NOT enough solutions.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 31:32
IN Q=That isn't

((DOUG WILDER/D-FORMER GOVERNOR: THAT ISN'T GONNA CUT IT FOR ME. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO BE STANDING RELATIVE TO BUILDING AND MAKING THIS COUNTRY AVAILABLE FOR ALL PEOPLE. REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT DIVERSITY BUT NOT PRACTICING INCLUSION. AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE.))
SUPER=07-Doug Wilder;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=have done
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Wilder held out in 1992, and endorsed Clinton only at the last minute.
This time he only offers lukewarm support for the President.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 31:59
IN Q=I haven't

((DOUG WILDER/D-FORMER GOVERNOR: I HAVEN'T FOUND THAT I'M DISAPPOINTED IN HIM TO THE DEGREE THAT I WOULD SAY I CAN'T DO THIS OR I CAN'T DO THAT. ON THE OTHER HAND, THERE'S NOTHING BURNING IN ME TO SAY "HEY LOOK, I JUST GOT TO GO OUT."))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=go out.
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=HOLD Wilder, Doug


And as far as the Republican National Convention in San Diego... Wilder says Colin Powell's speech was fantastic... but he also called it "window dressing" for a party that Powell himself knows is NOT inclusive.

7William-Byrd


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-69
GRAPHIC=None


It's back to school today for thousands of students in the region.
When William Byrd students in Roanoke County arrive at their high school they'll notice a few changes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Workers started a three and a half million dollar construction project in June.
The money for the construction comes from the state literary loan program.
School officials say east Roanoke County is growing fast and this project will help alleviate the school's overcrowding problem.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:31:09
IN Q=WE'RE GOING TO

((DR. RICHARD TURNER/WILLIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL ASST. PRINCIPAL: WE'RE GOING TO BE ENLARGING THE SCIENCE ROOMS AND WE'RE GOING TO ADD AN ADDITION TO THE LIBRARY AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO BE ADDING TO THE TECH EDUCATION LAB.))
SUPER=01-Richard Turner/William Byrd H.S. Asst. Principal;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=EDUCATION LAB
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The construction project is also changing the traffic pattern in the parking lot of the both the middle and high schools.
The small lot in front of the high school will be closed because of the construction project.
School officials say they're hoping the project will be complete by the start of the next school year.
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7Franklin-Construction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=education


Meantime, construction projects are just aboud complete at several elementary schools in FRANKLIN County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Five of the county's elementary schools are getting six new classrooms, air conditioning, new lighting and energy efficient windows.
Sontag's construction is complete... allowing class sizes to be reduced.
(/////SOT/////)

10 13 22 00 - 10 13 29 00
SOT
IN Q=It allows us

((DENNIS ROBEY/SONTAG PRINCIPAL: IT ALLOWS US NOW TO GET CLASS SIZE TO AROUND TWENTY AND IT'S A GREAT IMPROVEMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Dennis Robey/Sontag Principal;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=a great improvement.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A couple of the schools will not be completely ready... but plans have been made to accommodate the students as construction is completed.
(/////SOT/////)

9 43 36 00 - 9 43 49 00
SOT
IN Q=We're very confident

((BETTY BLAIR/FRANKLIN CO. SCHOOLS: WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT THE SCHOOLS THAT WON'T BE READY CAN ACCOMMODATE THE STUDENTS TEMPORARILY AND SCHOOL WILL BE SAFE FOR THEM UNTIL WE ARE ABLE TO GET THEM INTO THEIR REGULAR CLASSROOMS. ))
SUPER=01-Betty Blair/Franklin Co. Schools;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=their regular classrooms.
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All construction on the new additions should be complete around the end of September.
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7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Mostly Sunny/Scattered Storms/80-84/Clear/Patchy Fog/60-64;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast -
Early morning fog will burn off this morning, turning mostly sunny.
There is a chance of a late afternoon thunderstorm.
Highs today will be in the lower 80s.
For tonight, look for clear skies and temperatures in the lower 60s.
Looking ahead, tomorrow will be partly sunny with a chance for afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the lower 80s.

55Halifax-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Murder
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


A Halifax County man is behind bars this morning in connection with the shooting death of his wife.
Police say 48-year-old Robert Lewis Clay shot his wife, Joy, in their home yesterday morning.
Officials say she was shot in the arm and head with a 12 gauge shotgun.
Clay is charged with first degree murder.

55Halfway-House


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-72
GRAPHIC=None


Some Northwest Roanoke residents are preparing for battle.
A Washington, D-C firm wants to build a federal halfway house in their neighborhood.
Denise Allen has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Tony Martin; :20
SUPER=01-Jason Perdue/U.S. Parole Officer; :51
SUPER=07-Deana Willard; 1:13
SUPER=@Denise1; 1:24
RUNS=1:43
OUT Q=News 7

(( These homeowners say they're working hard to rebuild their neighborhood.
They live just off Melrose Avenue and say a proposed federal halfway house will hurt their efforts to revitalize the area.
The homeowners say they've already fought similar projects and won on four different occassions.
They say their area is a target because property is inexpensive.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:16:02
IN Q=we're concerned

((TONY MARTIN: WE'RE CONCERNED WITH THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN, OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND BUSINESSES IN THIS AREA. WE ALREADY HAVE A SIGNIFICANT CRIME RATE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=significant crime rate


Officials at Washington Halfway Homes, Incorporated, out of Washington, D.C., told the group they want to build a 20 bed facility.
Their property of choice is this lot on the corner of Melrose and Fantress Street.
Inmates would serve out the end of their sentence in the halfway house.
The goal is to help them rejoin society.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:11:21
IN Q=when somebody

((JASON PERDUE/U.S. PAROLE OFFICER: WHEN SOMEBODY DOESN'T HAVE A HALFWAY HOUSE AND THEY JUST COME RIGHT TO ROANOKE FROM THE INSTITUTION THEY HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO ESTABLISH A RESIDENCY. THEY HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO FIND A JOB. SO THERE'S TWO STRIKES AGAINST THEM RIGHT OFF THE BAT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=right off the bat


Jason Perdue says halfway house or not these inmates will be re-entering the community.
But these residents say the inmates that come to the Roanoke facility won't necessarily be from the Roanoke Valley.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:20:37
IN Q= they will be

((DEANA WILLARD: THEY WILL BE LOOKING FOR JOBS IN THE ROANOKE COUNTY, ROANOKE CITY, VINTON, SALEM AREA. THEREFORE WHEN THEY FIND JOBS THEY WILL BRING THEIR FAMILIES HERE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=families here

STAND UP DENISE ALLEN/NEWS7 REPORTER: CITY OFFICIALS CONFIRM THAT THE COMPANY IS LOOKING INTO BUILDING A HALFWAY HOME IN ROANOKE.
THEY SAY THEY SHOULD HAVE THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING THESE FACILITIES IN HAND BY THE BEGINNING OF THE WORK WEEK.
PAROLE OFFICER JASON PERDUE SAYS ROANOKE NEEDS A HALFWAY HOUSE.
BUT RESIDENTS SAY IT SHOULD BE IN A NON-RESIDENTIAL AREA.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7.))

55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Mostly Sunny/Scattered Storms/80-84/Clear/Patchy Fog/60-64;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast -
Mostly sunny today with highs in the lower 80s.

8Wilder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 96-71
GRAPHIC=Democrats
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


The big day has finally arrived for Democrats.
The Party's four-day convention kicks off today in Chicago.
Last night, Virginia delegates at the Convention recieved some plush treatment from Philip Morris.
The tobacco giant hosted a reception at a downtown Chicago restaurant for the Virginia and Kentucky delegations.
SS=Wilder, Doug


Meantime, there's one former Virginia Governor who says he will not attend the Convention.
Doug Wilder predicts there will be too much anti-Republican rhetoric, and NOT enough solutions.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 31:32
IN Q=That isn't

((DOUG WILDER/D-FORMER GOVERNOR: THAT ISN'T GONNA CUT IT FOR ME. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO BE STANDING RELATIVE TO BUILDING AND MAKING THIS COUNTRY AVAILABLE FOR ALL PEOPLE. REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT DIVERSITY BUT NOT PRACTICING INCLUSION. AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE.))
SUPER=07-Doug Wilder;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=have done
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Wilder held out in 1992, and endorsed Clinton only at the last minute.
This time he only offers lukewarm support for the President.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 31:59
IN Q=I haven't

((DOUG WILDER/D-FORMER GOVERNOR: I HAVEN'T FOUND THAT I'M DISAPPOINTED IN HIM TO THE DEGREE THAT I WOULD SAY I CAN'T DO THIS OR I CAN'T DO THAT. ON THE OTHER HAND, THERE'S NOTHING BURNING IN ME TO SAY "HEY LOOK, I JUST GOT TO GO OUT."))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=go out.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD Wilder, Doug


And as far as the Republican National Convention in San Diego... Wilder says Colin Powell's speech was fantastic... but he also called it "window dressing" for a party that Powell himself knows is NOT inclusive.

8William-Byrd


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-69
GRAPHIC=Education


It's also opening day for students in Roanoke County.
And when William Byrd students reach their high school they'll notice things are changing.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Workers started a three and a half million dollar construction project in June.
The money for the construction comes from the state literary loan program.
School officials say east Roanoke County is growing fast and this project will help alleviate the school's overcrowding problem.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:31:09
IN Q=WE'RE GOING TO

((DR. RICHARD TURNER/WILLIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL ASST. PRINCIPAL: WE'RE GOING TO BE ENLARGING THE SCIENCE ROOMS AND WE'RE GOING TO ADD AN ADDITION TO THE LIBRARY AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO BE ADDING TO THE TECH EDUCATION LAB.))
SUPER=01-Richard Turner/William Byrd H.S. Asst. Principal;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=EDUCATION LAB
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The construction project is also changing the traffic pattern in the parking lot of the both the middle and high schools.
The small lot in front of the high school will be closed because of the construction project.
School officials say they're hoping the project will be complete by the start of the next school year.
(----------------)



8Franklin-Construction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=education


Meantime, major construction projects at many of Franklin County's Elementary schools are almost complete.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Five of the county's elementary schools are getting six new classrooms, air conditioning, new lighting and energy efficient windows.
Sontag's construction is complete... allowing class sizes to be reduced.
(/////SOT/////)

10 13 22 00 - 10 13 29 00
SOT
IN Q=It allows us

((DENNIS ROBEY/SONTAG PRINCIPAL: IT ALLOWS US NOW TO GET CLASS SIZE TO AROUND TWENTY AND IT'S A GREAT IMPROVEMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Denny Robey/Sontag Principal;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=a great improvement.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A couple of the schools will not be completely ready... but plans have been made to accommodate the students as construction is completed.
(/////SOT/////)

9 43 36 00 - 9 43 49 00
SOT
IN Q=We're very confident

((BETTY BLAIR/FRANKLIN CO. SCHOOLS: WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT THE SCHOOLS THAT WON'T BE READY CAN ACCOMMODATE THE STUDENTS TEMPORARILY AND SCHOOL WILL BE SAFE FOR THEM UNTIL WE ARE ABLE TO GET THEM INTO THEIR REGULAR CLASSROOMS. ))
SUPER=01-Betty Blair/Franklin Co. Schools;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=their regular classrooms.
(----------------)


All construction on the new additions should be complete around the end of September.
(----------------)



8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Mostly Sunny/Scattered Storms/80-84/Clear/Patchy Fog/60-64;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast -
Early morning fog will burn off this morning, turning mostly sunny.
There is a chance of a late afternoon thunderstorm.
Highs today will be in the lower 80s.
For tonight, look for clear skies with patches of fog in some areas - temperatures will be in the lower 60s.
Looking ahead, tomorrow will be partly sunny with a chance for afternoon Highs will be in the lower 80s. thunderstorms.