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7Roanoke-Ax

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-65
GRAPHIC=Accident
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


A drag race may be the cause of an accident in Roanoke last night that nearly split a car in half.
The driver, 23-year-old Scott C. Engle, has been charged with reckless driving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It happened in the north bound lanes of Route 220 near the Wonju street exit.
Engle appeared to be racing his Corvette with another vehicle in heavy traffic when he lost control and crashed.
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SOT 04:15:24
IN Q=We saw him speed

((WE SAW HIM SPEED PAST US WITH ANOTHER CAR THAT VANISHED WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. AND HE HIT THE WALL. HE GOT TOO CLOSE TO THE WALL, HIT THE WALL, BOUNCED OFF, HIT THE GUARD RAIL AND SPUN AROUND AND THE CAR FELL A PART AND HE FELL OUT. HE WAS EJECTED FROM THE CAR.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=ejected from the car.
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VO-NAT


Engle was taken the hospital- his condition have not been released.
Police are still looking for the second car involved, which fled the scene.
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7Pot-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=NONE


A helicopter marijuana search team put at least one local pot grower out of business yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlotte Co.;


Virginia National Guard helicopters have spent the last few weeks traveling across the state to help with the marijuana eradication program.
Each aircraft carries a spotter trained to pinpoint marijuana from the air.
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SOT 7:18:03
IN Q=It's a different

((DEP. JOE CAREY/CHARLOTTE CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT'S A DIFFERENT COLOR GREEN FROM MOST OTHER VEGETATION AND USUALLY YOU'RE GOING TO FIND IT IN OPEN CLEAR SPOTS BECAUSE IT'S GOT TO BE SOMEWHERE WHERE THE SUN CAN SHINE IN.))
SUPER=01-Dep. Joe Carey/Charlotte Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=can shine in.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


In Campbell County, ground teams destroyed more than two hundred marijuana plants in these woods near Naruna. (Nar-una)
The same spot yielded thousands of plants two years ago.
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SOT 15:57:03
IN Q=It's intelligence

((CAPT. MIKE HARRIS/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT'S INTELLIGENCE GATHERING, WE KEEP RECORDS ALL YEAR OF WHAT DEPUTIES AND OTHER AGENCIES GIVE US, AND WE COLLECT THAT AND PLOT THE DATA AND WE SEARCH BASED ON THAT. SO YOU'VE GOT SOME PRETTY GOOD INTELLIGENCE ON IT TO BEGIN WITH.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Harris/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=to begin with.
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VO-NAT


Harris says each plant that's destroyed has a street value of about one thousand dollars.
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7Holdren's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=HOLDRENS


Are extended service warranties purchased from Holdren's worth the paper they are printed on?
Holdren's customers in our area have found out they are not, and now the state is getting involved.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Since we
SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00
SUPER=01-Ronald Pearson/Holdren's Customer; :12 QUICK
SUPER=@File;:17
SUPER=01-Andy Robeson/Holdren's Customer; :30
SUPER=01-Stan Cross/Former Holdren's President; 1:02
SUPER=@Len1; 1:11
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=Len Besthoff, News-7.

(( Since we first reported how Holdren's appliance stores aren't honoring service warranties sold by its previous owner, customers have visited, phoned, and become infuriated with the chain.
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SOT 17:35:57
IN Q=It's not fair

((RONALD PEARSON/HOLDREN'S CUSTOMER: IT'S NOT FAIR, THERE OUGHT TO BE SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=about it.


The Virginia Department of Consumer Affairs is looking into the matter.
It urges warranty holders to get complaint forms by calling 800-552-9963, or 804-786-2042 if the line's busy.
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SOT 00:03:44
IN Q=A company

((ANDY ROBESON/HOLDREN'S CUSTOMER: A COMPANY HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OBLIGATIONS, AS LONG AS THEY HAVE COMMITMENTS FOR THEM. IT'LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to see.


The company that recently bought Holdren's also owns the Crenshaw appliance chain in North Carolina.
It insists its not at fault.
But next month the new owners and Holdren's former president will all meet with the Department of Consumer Affairs in Richmond.
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SOT 12:41:03
IN Q=There will be

((STAN CROSS/FORMER HOLDREN'S PRESIDENT: THERE WILL BE A LOT OF RELATED PARTIES THAT WILL COME TOGETHER ALL WITH AN INTEREST TO TRY TO COME TO A SOLUTION. TRY TO WORK OUT A WAY THAT THE WARRANTIES CAN BE COVERED.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=can be covered.
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SOT 18:11:46
IN Q=Now no

((Now no matter how this situation ends up, odds are it's going to take a while because the folks who used to run Holdren's said thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of people have these extended warranties. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=LB, News-7.


7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Morning Fog, then/Mostly Sunny/81-85/Clear/Skies/58-62;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast,
Morning fog should clear, then it'll turn mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 80's
Tonight, it'll drop to around 60.

55Dog-fighting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 96-75)
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


A Roanoke woman is in trouble with the law for not keeping a tighter leash on her two pit bulls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A patrolman had to shoot the pit bills after they killed a poodle and were mauling another small dog.
Witnesses say even pedestrians weren't safe with the dogs on the street, especially at Burrell Nursing Center around shift change yesterday morning.
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SOT 8:02:10
IN Q=I originally

((STANLEY PULLINS: I ORIGINALLY TRIED TO HIT ONE OF THEM WITH MY CAR. BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO MESS UP MY CAR. BUT ANYWAY, I WAS TRYING TO HIT ONE OF THE DOGS TO STOP HIM FROM INJURING THE EMPLOYEES. AND I PICKED UP A PEDESTRIAN FURTHER DOWN THE BLOCK TO GET HIM OFF THE STREET AND WARNED ANOTHER ONE TO GET BACK IN HIS CAR, BECAUSE THE DOGS WAS COMING AFTER HIM. THEY WERE ATTACKING ANYTHING THAT WAS MOVING ON THE STREET.))
SUPER=01-Stanley Pullins/Witness
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=on the street.
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VO-NAT


A city patrolman got permission to shoot from his supervising sergeant.
One of the dogs was killed instantly.
The owner was charged with six counts of harboring dangerous dogs and allowing them to run free without rabies shots or a license.
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55Pharmacist


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=None


Overburdened pharmacists could be putting you at risk.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


That's the concern of some druggists, who met this week with the State Board of Pharmacy.
Pharmacist Allison Lucas says the public doesn't seem to realize just how involved the job is..... as pharmacists deal with doctors, nurses, patients, and insurance companies.
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SOT 3:05:54
IN Q=It's very stressful

((ALLISON LUCAS/PHARMACIST: IT'S VERY STRESSFUL, A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THIS IS JUST A CREAM, YOU HAVE TO JUST SLAP A LABEL ON IT THAT'S ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. THAT'S THE WRONG APPROACH. WE'RE A PART OF YOUR HEALTH CARE TEAM, WE NEED TO KNOW THINGS. WHEN WE ASK THINGS WE'RE NOT TRYING TO BE NOSY. EVERYTHING IS CONFIDENTIAL, WE ARE JUST TRYING TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH CARE. ))
SUPER=01-Allison Lucas/Pharmacist; :
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=your health care.
ANCHOR=melanie
SS=None


The state originally began looking into the druggists concerns because of an increase in prescription errors.
Pharmacists say it would help if prescriptions were written legibly, and if they were allowed to have more clerical assistance.
Currently, only ONE non-pharmacist is permitted behind the counter with every pharmacist.

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, then/Mostly Sunny/81-85/Clear/Skies/58-62;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast,
Morning fog should clear, then it'll turn mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 80's
Tonight, skies will remain clear, and temperatures will drop to around 60.

8VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=VMI
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Some two months after the Sumpreme Court ruled women must be allowed to attend the Virginia Military Institute the Alumni appear to be more resistant than ever to the idea.
Elllen Qualls explains.
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SOT
IN Q=Upper lips
SUPER=03-Lexington/August 21; :
SUPER=01-Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :24
SUPER=03-Richmond; :39
SUPER=01-William Berry/VMI Board Chairman; :50
SUPER=@Ellen2; :55
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/Monday; 1:07
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Upper lips are getting a little stiffer at VMI.
Fewer men are quitting after the rat line over the year before.
And General Josiah Bunting says the U.S. Justice Department has actually increased alumni resistance to admitting women.
sot 04:23:51

((IT HAS FIRED UP THE ALUMNI. YES INDEED.))
runs=:02


That's after the department said VMI could talk to no one about co-education without first seeking government approval.
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SOT 04:20:42
IN Q=The order

((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: THE ORDER ON ITS FACE IS FOOLISH, REPREHENSIBLE, AND POSSIBLY EVEN UNCONSTITUTIONAL. ANYTHING IN A FREE SOCIETY WHICH CUTS OFF THE FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION AMONG PEOPLE OR INSTITUTIONS OF GOOD WILL IS INHERENTLY EVIL.))
SUPER=01-Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=inherently evil.


VMI's Board of Visitors is still pondering trying to go private -- despite a warning it may lose its R-O-T-C program if it does.
But now, the day before the scheduled September 21st vote,
sot 04:15:02

((WILLIAM BERRY: THE BOARD WILL PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THAT PERIOD.))
runs=:05


That's the first time the public's input will have been formally sought.
Bunting says he can't really say if the renewed vigor makes a costly and politically challenging bid to go private more or less plausible. Citadel b-roll begins at 15:17:39 on the Monday 3-4PM CBS feed tape.
Meanwhile, South Carolina's Citadel is wholeheartedly integrating its new female knobs.
VMI's General Bunting says their hairdos are "just about right."
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

8Pot-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Pot


State police and local sheriff's departments have caught some marijuana growers by discovering their plants from the sky.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlotte Co.;


Virginia National Guard helicopters have been busy the past few weeks, traveling across the state to help with the marijuana eradication program.
Each aircraft carries a spotter, trained to pinpoint marijuana from the air.
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SOT 7:18:03
IN Q=It's a different

((DEP. JOE CAREY/CHARLOTTE CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT'S A DIFFERENT COLOR GREEN FROM MOST OTHER VEGETATION AND USUALLY YOU'RE GOING TO FIND IT IN OPEN CLEAR SPOTS BECAUSE IT'S GOT TO BE SOMEWHERE WHERE THE SUN CAN SHINE IN.))
SUPER=01-Dep. Joe Carey/Charlotte Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=can shine in.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


In Campbell County, ground teams destroyed more than two hundred marijuana plants in these woods near Naruna.
The same spot yielded thousands of plants two years ago.
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SOT 15:57:03
IN Q=It's intelligence

((CAPT. MIKE HARRIS/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT'S INTELLIGENCE GATHERING, WE KEEP RECORDS ALL YEAR OF WHAT DEPUTIES AND OTHER AGENCIES GIVE US, AND WE COLLECT THAT AND PLOT THE DATA AND WE SEARCH BASED ON THAT. SO YOU'VE GOT SOME PRETTY GOOD INTELLIGENCE ON IT TO BEGIN WITH.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Harris/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=to begin with.
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VO-NAT


Harris says each plant that's destroyed has a street value of about one thousand dollars.
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8Robb-DNC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Democrats


The Democratic National Convention wraps up in Chicago today.
SS=Robb, Chuck


Last night, Virginia Senator Chuck Robb addressed the delegates.
Robb praised President Clinton, saying he's done a good job as commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
He says Clinton has made the tough, and the right choices, about America's national security.
Robb was the first member of the Virginia delegation to appear on the convention podium.

8Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-33
GRAPHIC=Red Cross


Helping the Red Cross may have just gotten easier.. if you can get your employer to pay you for it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


All-State Insurance in Salem is the latest company to let its workers participate in the Platelet donation program on company time.
Platelets are the smallest cells in the blood, needed for blood clotting.
They're used by cancer and burn patients, and sometimes those undergoing major surgery.
SUPER=@File;


The Red Cross is hoping more and more companies will support their workers in donating.
The donation process takes about two hours.
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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, then/Mostly Sunny/81-85/Clear/Skies/58-62;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Taking a look at the the forecast,
Today we'll end up with mostly sunny skies-- highs will be in the low to mid Tonight, it'll be clear and cool with temperatures in the low 60s 80s.