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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT


President Clinton's whistle stop tour rolls into Ohio today. The trip is designed to whip up excitement for the Democratic convention that begins today.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a Halifax County man is charged in connection with the shotgun death of his wife.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And for most school districts it's back to school today.
Larry Dowdy gets us ready.
Stay tuned, News 7 Mornin is next.

clinton


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


It's opening day for the Democrats.
The party's convention gets underway today in Chicago.
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VO-NAT
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Security is tight.
Overnight, the barricades went up, restricting traffic outside Chicago's United Center..
A security sweep inside checked for hidden explosives and hideaway trouble-makers.
SUPER=03-Huntington, WV;


The Clinton campaign headed to Chicago the old-fashioned way in an attempt to showcase the President among real people in rural America.
SUPER=03-Chicago;


His opponent, Bob Dole, actually beat him to Chicago, drumming up support for his tax cut plan.
In response to Dole's plan the President warned people in Ashland, Kentucky to beware of offers that sound too good to be true.
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((YOU KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN. IT WILL BLOW A HOLE IN THE DEFICIT, BIGGER CUTS IN MEDICAID AND MEDICARE...THINGS I VETORED WHEN THEY SHUTDOWN THE GOVERNMENT. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=democrats


Highlights of today's convention will include a prime-time speech by actor Christopher Reeve, who's paralysis confined him to a wheelchair after an equestrian accident.
Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady will also address convention delegates.

Oregon-Fires


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


The damage estimates are mounting after a fast moving wild fire swept through a development near Bend, Oregon, burning 15-thousand acres.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Near Bend, OR;

4:14:
Almost twenty homes were destroyed and several others damaged when the blaze raced through dry brush into a development in the Cascade Mountains.
The good news is that the out-of-control blaze is now burning away from populated areas.
Some residents of the 500 previously evacuated houses returned home last night.
Others won't be allowed back until tomorrow -- at the earliest.
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Halifax-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Murder


In Halifax County a man has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting his wife to death yesterday morning.
Police say 48- year- old Robert Lewis Clay shot his wife, Joy, in their home on highway 7-0-6.
She had been shot in the arm and head with a 12 gauge shotgun.
Clay turned himself over to sheriff's deputies 30 minutes after the shooting.
He's charged with first degree murder.

William-Byrd


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-69
GRAPHIC=Education


School bells will be ringing in a new educational year for Roanoke County students today.
And when William Byrd High School students return, they'll notice things are changing at the high school.
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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.
The first phase includes the addition of 22 rooms.
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((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;
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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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Runaways


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=non


At least three of the four juveniles that ran away from a crisis center in Botetourt County have been found.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;


Sheriff's deputies brought three youths, one in handcuffs, back to a place called The Sanctuary shortly before midnight.
They were reported missing to the Botetourt County Sheriff's Department just after 10- o'clock.
The Sanctuary is a temporary home for children in crisis situations.
It's just down the road from the Coyner (COIN-ner) Springs Juvenile Detention Center.
Both facilities are run by the city of Roanoke.
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Franklin-Construction


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


Major construction projects at many of Franklin County's Elementary schools are almost complete.
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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.
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((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;
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A couple of the schools will not be completely ready... but plans have been made to accommodate the students as construction is completed.
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((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;
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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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Made-In-Va


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Made In Va


Burlington Industries is one of the nation's textile giants.
It employs thousands of people in our area.
The company also lays claim to owning the south's first carpet mill.
It was built in the small town of Glasgow in 1935.
Len Besthoff and photographer Dennis Brown profile the Burlington Lees Carpets division in our latest installment of Made In Virginia.
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SUPER=01-Marlene Hardin/Lees Carpets Employee; :48 (VERY QUICK!)
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SUPER=01-Fred Southers/Lees Carpets Employee; 1:15 (QUICK)
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Nat Sot MADE IN VA INTRO/OUTRO
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(( When you enter Burlington's Lees Carpets plant, you are immediately struck by how large it is...in all, the factory has 34 ACRES under one roof.
Some of the employees who often go from one end of the facility to the other are actually equipped with BICYCLES.
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((LINDA HARTWILL/LEES CARPETS EMPLOYEE: IT'S BIG, REAL BIG.))
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The 1200 people who work here make 140 styles of carpet, and when you account for all the different colors, there are 3500 selections that can come out of this plant.
One of its most labor and machine intensive operations is the "tufting" department...where modern day looms, each with no fewer than 900 needles in them, make carpet from spools of yarn.
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SOT 11:20:44
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((MARLENE HARDIN/LEES CARPETS EMPLOYEE: IT'S JUST LIKE A BASICALLY LIKE A BIG SEWING MACHINE. IT SEWS THE YARN INTO CARPET.))
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OUT Q=into carpet.


This 100- million- dollar plant is referred to as one that's "vertically integrated", which means it makes nearly all the items it needs to manufacture carpet right on the premises.
In all, there are 40 separate processes that take place before the carpet goes out the back door...and that means folks like Fred Southers have a lot of machines to take care of.
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SOT 12:24:45
IN Q=Well, we

((FRED SOUTHERS/LEES CARPETS EMPLOYEE: WELL WE GOT ANYWHERE FROM 55 TO 60 MAINTENANCE MEN THAT WORK HERE. THEY KEEP UP PRETTY MUCH.))
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OUT Q=pretty much.


Another striking thing at this plant is how many people there are like Southers, who has worked here more than four decades.
Ed Arthur and his wife Carolyn have made it a family affair.
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SOT 11:09:33
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((CAROLYN ARTHUR/LEES CARPETS EMPLOYEE: BUT IT'S A LOT OF COUPLES THAT WORK HERE. A LOT OF COUPLES HAVE BEEN HERE A LONG TIME.))
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And they've made a lot of carpet.
Right now Lees Carpets ships out about 20 MILLION square yards of it a year.
Len Besthoff, with Made In Virginia. Nat Sot MADE IN VA INTRO/OUTRO
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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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President Clinton's whistle stop tour rolls into Ohio today. His trip is designed to whip up excitement for the Democratic convention that begins today.
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Firefighters in Oregon are hoping cooler, more humid weather will help them bring a wildfire under control. The fire, which destroyed 19 homes near Bend, is moving away from populated areas.
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Prayer services and celebrations are being held today for Mother Teresa, on the eve of her 86th birthday.
The Nobel peace laureate remains in serious condition in a Calcutta hospital with heart troubles and a lung infection.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday August 26th.
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wildfires


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


Hundreds of weary firefighters in eastern Oregon are hoping for cooler temperatures today as they battle an out-of-control wildfire near Bend, Oregon.
The blaze is now burning away from populated areas, but officials are worried that gusty winds could cause it to shift.
Eric Mason has more. 4:14:12
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(( Firefighters are battling a devastating wildfire near bend, oregon. theskeleton fire continues to burn out of control,but is not currently a threat to people living in the area. the fire started saturday, burning 19 homes in the sundance subdivision. the skeleton fire has also burned 15-thousand acres of timber, brush and grass. oregon governor john kitzhaber ordered crews from across the state to help fight the fire under the conflagaration act. people living along u-s highway 20 were warned about they might have to evacuate their homes. but late sunday night, the fire moved away from the highway, which connects bend with the town of burns. brisk winds could fan the fire's flames as cooler weather moves into oregon on monday.))

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


The big day has finally arrived for Democrats.
The Party's four-day convention kicks off today in Chicago.
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VO-NAT
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Security is tight in the windy city. Overnight, the barricades went up, restricting traffic outside Chicago's United Center...
A security sweep inside checked for hidden explosives and possible trouble-makers.
SUPER=03-Huntington, WV;


And while his fellow Democrats get down to business in Chicago, the President continues his whistlestop tour in Ohio.
SUPER=03-Chicago;


His opponent, Bob Dole, beat him to Chicago, drumming up support for his tax cut plan.
In response to Dole's plan the President warned people in Ashland, Kentucky to beware of offers that sound too good to be true.
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((YOU KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN. IT WILL BLOW A HOLE IN THE DEFICIT, BIGGER CUTS IN MEDICAID AND MEDICARE...THINGS I VETORED WHEN THEY SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=democrats


Highlights of today's convention will include a prime-time speech by actor Christopher Reeve, paralysis confined him to a wheelchair after an equestrian accident.
Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady will also address convention delegates

missing-plane


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


Five weeks of grueling recovery efforts for the wreckage of T-W-A Flight 800 are nearing an end for divers off Long Island, New York.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-East Moriches, NY;


Divers yesterday cleaned up two debris fields where much of the forward part of the aircraft fell.
After those areas are double-checked today, the search could focus on a small area holding wreckage from the plane's tail section.
SUPER=03-Hartford, MI;


Meantime, an amazing story of a man he survived several days alone after his plane crashed, killing his passenger.
Thirty-eightyear old Jan Eby is recovering after spending five days in a wooded swamp.
His plane crashed last Monday in Southeast Michigan.
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SUPER=01-Kevin Reed/Hartford Fire Dept.;
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The F-A-A will continues its investigation this morning.
Eby remains hospitalized in fair condition.
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Mother-Teresa


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


Prayer services are being held for Mother Teresa today as she continues to fight heart troubles and lung infection.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file

The Nobel Peace Prize winner remains in serious condition in a hospital in Calcutta, India.
She turns 86 tomorrow, and the nation she adopted is beginning observances for her birthday.
Her personal physician says Mother Teresa's condition stabilized over the weekend, but her heartbeat remains irregular and she's still on a respirator.
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Democrats


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


Democrats kick off their big nominating party today in Chicago.
Highlights will include a prime-time speech by actor Christopher Reeve, who's paralysis confined him to a wheelchair after an equestrian accident.
Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady will also address convention delegates
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago;


Meantime, security is tight for the convention.
Overnight, the barricades went up, restricting traffic outside Chicago's United Center.
A security sweep inside checked for hidden explosives and possible trouble-makers.
SUPER=03-Huntington, WV;


The Clinton campaign headed to Chicago the old-fashioned way in an attempt to showcase the President among real people in rural America.
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SUPER=03-Chicago;


While the President chugged out of West Virginia and into Ohio, his opponent campaigned in a Chicago suburb.
Bob Dole blasted the Clinton adminstration for what he called a don't worry - be happy stance on illegal drugs.
Dole and running mate Jack Kemp plan to take working vacations this week in California.
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2-OREGON-FIRES


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


Hundreds of weary firefighters continue to battle a 15-thousand acre lightning-sparked fire near Bend, Oregon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Near Bend, OR;

4:14
Officials say cooler weather is expected to move in, but strong winds might come first -- further stirring up the wildfire.
The so-called Skeleton Fire is the largest of a number of fires burning in the state.
It has destroyed 19 homes and damaged several others.
The good news is that the out-of-control blaze is now burning away from populated areas.
Some residents of the 500 previously evacuated houses returned home last night.
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School-Construction


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=education


Construction will continue at some Franklin County elementary schools as new additions and special features are added to the buildings.
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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 finished... but some of the schools, like Glade Hill, are making plans to accommodate the students while everything is completed.
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((LEAVINA LEE/GLADE HILL PRINCIPAL: WE'LL BE LOOKING AT HAVING ALTERED SCHEDULES FOR CUSTODIAL OR MAINTENANCE CONSTRUCTION AS IT GOES ON IN THE EVENING OR ON WEEKENDS AS IT HAS IN THE PAST. ))
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The additional space means smaller class sizes... and school officials say the addition of air conditioning will make more productive instruction during hot weather.
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((BETTY BLAIR/FRANKLIN CO. SCHOOLS: WHAT IT REALLY BOILS DOWN TO IS THE ADDITION OF INSTRUCTIONAL SPACE. WE GREATLY NEED BECAUSE OF GROWTH AND WE'LL HAVE AIR CONDITIONING BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR IF NOT BY THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR PERHAPS. ))
SUPER=01-Betty Blair/Franklin Co. Schools;
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School officials say all construction on the new additions should be complete around the end of September.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=MLB


Cleveland came from four runs down to beat Milwaukee 8-to-5.
For a roundup of the scores from the ball parks let's check the numbers.
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