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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
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Coming up on News 7 Mornin'
President Clinton accepts his party's nomination for re-election on the same day one of his top advisors resigns.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a teenager in Danville is sentenced to almost 40 years in prison after being convicted of murder.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And even though summer is almost over, there's still plenty of time for yard work.
Larry Dowdy tells us it's one of the best times to buy a lawn mower.
Stay tuned, News 7 Mornin is next.

DNC


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


President Clinton accepted his party's renomination for President at the Democratic National Convention last night.
With the convention over, life on the road begins today with a two-day bus tour from Missouri to Tennessee.
President Clinton and Vice President Gore hope to recreate the success they had four years ago, when they took to the road after the convention in New York.
Just hours before the President's speech to delegates and the nation, Mr. Clinton accepted a resignation by a key strategist in the wake of a sex scandal.
Dave Fehling has more.
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SUPER=01-Candace Bergen/Actress; 1:17
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:25
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OUT Q=CBS News, Chicago.

(( LAST NIGHT WAS EVERYTHING BILL CLINTON COULD'VE WANTED IN A CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF...
EXCEPT FOR ONE THING...

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...A MAN NAMED DICK MORRIS...SEEN HERE ARRIVING HOME IN CONNECTICUT WITH HIS WIFE AFTER A HASTY DEPARTURE FROM CHICAGO.
MORRIS RESIGNED AS THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN'S TOP CONSULTANT AFTER A TABLOID SAID HE'D BEEN SEEING A HIGH-PRICED HOOKER AND LETTING HER IN ON CONFIDENTIAL WHITE HOUSE INFO.
MORRIS DIDNT DENY IT BUT CALLED IT YELLOW JOURNALSIM.
BUT THAT NOMINATION NIGHT KNUCKLE SANDWICH DIDN'T SEEM TO UP SET THE MAN WHO'S RUN-INTO TABLOID TROUBLE BEFORE.
FOR OVER AN HOUR, PRESIDENT CLINTON PORTRAYED AMERICA AS ON THE MEND...RECOUNTING THIS WEEK'S CAMPAIGN TRAIN TRIP.

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"FOR THAT TRIP SHOWED ME THAT HOPE IS BACK IN AMERICA, WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK TO THE 21ST CENTURY."
HE JUMPED ON BOB DOLE'S ASSERTION THAT DOLE, AS AN OLDER , MORE MATURE MAN, COULD BE A LINK WITH THE BEST PARTS OF AMERICA'S PAST.

(DNC)

"BUT WITH ALL DO RESPECT WE DO NOT NEED TO BUILD A BRIDGE WITH THE PAST, WE NEED TO BUILD A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE."
FROM THE CONVENTION HALL, IT WAS ON TO A PRIVATE DINNER WHERE DAN QUALYLE `S FAVORITE T-V STAR MADE AN APPEARANCE.

(CLINTON SHERATON) S/CANDACE BERGEN, ACTRESS (CHECK SPELLING PLEASE)

"THIS ADMINSTRATION CAN ACTUALLY TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FICTIONAL CHARACTER ANDA REAL PERSON."

(STDUP)S/DAVE FEHLING, CBS NEWS CHICAGO

"WASTING NO TIME OR MOMENTUM, THE PRESIDENT LATER TODAY BOARDS THE CAMPAIIGN BUS. FIRST STOP, CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI THEN ON TO TOWS IN ILLINOIS, KENTCUKY AND TENNESSEE. DF CBS NEWS CHICAGO.))

Wildfires


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


Oregon has called in the Marines, and Californians have had to leave their homes as the west continues to burn this morning in the worst wildfire season since 19-69.
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4:20;59
For the third day in a row, the flames, sparked by arson, ate away at the brush some 40-miles north of Los Angeles, forcing a number of evacuations.
Meantime a 550-Marine unit from Camp Pendleton, California, heads for Oregon this weekend after completing classroom training.
They'll be fighting some 45 major fires covering more than 654-thousand acres in seven states.
More than five million acres have been blackened by wildfires this season.
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Meter-Reader


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=AEP


If you live in the Roanoke Valley you may be saying good-bye to your gas meter-reader.
The power company will soon be taking over that duty.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Starting in October, American Electric Power will do meter readings for all 45-thousand Roanoke Gas customers.
The utilities think this might end up saving them some money.
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((BARRY SNODGRASS/AEP REGIONAL MANAGER: WE HAVEN'T PUT A NUMBER ON IT. IT'LL BE SOMEWHAT DEPENDENT ON WHAT THE COSTS TURN OUT TO BE, WHAT THE PROBLEMS TURN OUT TO BE. WE'RE ANTICIPATING SAVINGS BUT WE'RE REALLY JUST UNABLE TO SAY HOW MUCH AT THIS EARLY STAGE. ))
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A-E-P is also going to test an electronic meter reading system in the Penn Forest and Hunting Hills subdivisions.
That system will allow the power company to read water use, as well.
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Holdren's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=Holdrens


The decision by Holdren's appliance stores to stop covering some service warranties has upset many customers in the region.
Yesterday Len Besthoff spoke with someone who has inside knowledge of the situation.
He's the person who supervised Holdren's Virginia stores, up until three days ago.
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SUPER=@Len2; 1:01
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( Steve Terry worked at Holdren's for 13 years, rising to a position where he was in charge of all its Virginia locations.
But when the order came down from the company's new North Carolina headquarters to stop honoring service warranties sold by the chain's previous owners, Terry couldn't take it anymore.
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((TERRY: WITH THE EXTENDED WARRANTY AND THE RESPONSIBILITY I FELT TO THE CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES, I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I COULD DO AN EFFECTIVE JOB, AND ETHICALLY MADE THE DECISION TO RESIGN.))
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Terry explains that at first Holdren's new owners thought they could handle the service warranties it was inheriting, but....
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((TERRY: FINANCIALLY IT JUST WAS MUCH LARGER THAN THEY THOUGHT AND THEY COULD NOT AFFORD TO MAINTAIN THOSE EXTENDED WARRANTIES.))
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The former G-M estimates there are hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of warranties that Holdren's will not honor anymore.
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IN Q=How many

((BESTHOFF QUESTION: HOW MANY CONTRACTS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? TERRY REPLY: TENS OF THOUSANDS. BESTHOFF QUESTION: CLOSER TO A HUNDRED THOUSAND? TERRY REPLY: NO. BESTHOFF QUESTION: CLOSER TO 50-THOUSAND? TERRY REPLY: SOMEWHERE IN THE RANGE OF 25-30 THOUSAND.))
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Terry says he's hopeful though, that some kind of solution to this problem can get worked out when the involved parties meet with Virginia's Department of Consumer Affairs next month.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))

Howerton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Danville teenager convicted of murdering a fellow classmate will be spending a lot of time behind bars.
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SUPER=03-Danville/January;


A judge sentenced 17-year old Lawrence Howerton, Junior to 36-years in prison yesterday.
Last month a jury convicted the teenager of killing 16-year old Anthony Spraggins.
The young man was killed on Winslow Street in January.
According to testimony during the trial, the two had been in a fight at George Washington High School about a week before the shooting.
Howerton was also ordered to pay 12-thousand dollars in restitution to the victim's family.
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Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine


Police say the crack cocaine trade in the New River Valley should slow now that they have arrested an elderly couple.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Authorities allege 74 year-old William Bernice Smith and his wife, 59 year-old Josephine Smith were selling crack from their Lyle Street home in Christiansburg.
The Montgomery County Drug Task Force began investigating the couple after neighbors complained of suspicious traffic at all hours.
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((LT. GARY BRUMFIELD/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPT.: PEOPLE WERE JUST COMPLAINING ABOUT TRAFFIC COMING IN AND OUT OF THE RESIDENCE. THEY'D GO IN AND STAY FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND LEAVE AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Gary Brumfield/Christiansburg Police Dept.;
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Authorities raided the home Wednesday night and seized crack, marijuana, almost eight thousand dollars in cash, three guns and two vehicles.
The Smiths are charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and two related gun charges.
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L'burg-Sewer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


The rain gutter downspouts on 9-thousand homes in Lynchburg must be disconnected from the city's sewer system.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


To encourage homeowners to have the work done themselves, the city is paying 150 dollars for every downspout they disconnect.
Mayor Jim Whitaker presented homeowner Phyllis Fauber with the first compensation check yesterday.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: WE ARE TRULY SAVING MONEY THROUGH THE PROPERTY OWNERS PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM, BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE CAN DISCONNECT ALL THOSE RAINLEADERS EFFICIENTLY THAN THE CITIZENS THEMSELVES.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
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OUT Q=the citizens themselves.
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Disconnecting the rain-leaders means less water in the sewer system during a heavy rainstorm.
That will reduce the amount of contaminated water that overflows into area streams.
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SOT 2:19:16
IN Q=I'm all for

((PHYLLIS FAUBER/HOMEOWNER: I'M ALL FOR ANY ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT THAT CAN HELP CITIZENS OR STREAMS OR WATER, ANYTHING.))
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OUT Q=or water, anything.
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Lynchburg residents interested in taking part in the program can call 847-RAIN for more information.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Both conventions are over and both parties have their candidates.
Today, President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore set out on a midwest campaign trail,
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An emergency landing in Charlotte last night, as a jet headed for Roanoke had to turn around.
The plane was experiencing problems,
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And the summer is just about over for most school children.
But one school is getting an extra week because of on going construction.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


That's what's making news on this Friday, August 30th.
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CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton, bill


President Clinton and Vice President Gore hit the campaign trail today, after a rousing sendoff from the Democratic convention in Chicago.
The President and his running mate will travel the midwest by bus, in their quest for a second term.
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SUPER=03-Chicago;

4:00:00
With balloons and confetti showering the wildly cheering Democrats at Chicago's United Center, President Clinton accepted his party's renomination.
The President told the delegates..and the public.. that the country is on the right track, but more work needs to be done.
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(( "TONIGHT, LET US RESOLVE TO BUILD THAT BRIDGE TO THE 21ST CENTURY, TO MEET OUR CHALLENGES PROTECT OUR BASIC VALUES AND PREPARE OUR PEOPLE FOR THE FUTURE." ))
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Earlier in the evening Vice President Al Gore also accepted his renomination.
In his speech he urged third party members and independents to back the Democratic ticket.
SUPER=03-Reading, CT;

4:09:53
Just hours before the President's acceptance speech, a fast resignation by a key strategist.
Dick Morris, the man credited with the president's political rebound quit after a tabloid reported he had had an affair with a prostitute.
The STAR says Morris allowed the prostitute to eavesdrop on calls to the President and read advance copies of the Vice President's and First Lady's Convention speeches.
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CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation


There are no survivors reported from the crash of a Russian passenger jet yesterday near the Artic Circle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spitzbergen, Norway;

4:16:29
The plane, carrying 143 people, plunged into a snow-covered mountain on the Norwegian island of Spitzbergen.
The charter flight from Moscow was carrying coal miners and their families from Russia to Ukraine.
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US-Air


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


A U-S Air Jet taking off from Charlotte headed to Roanoke was forced to turn back last night and make an emergency landing.
Flight 654 blew a tire during take off at about 8 o'clock.
The plane returned to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and landed without incident.
None of the 68 passengers was injured.
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((ANDREW MCKNIGHT/PASSENGER: THE CAPTAIN CAME OVER THE INTERCOM AND SAID WE NEED TO GO BACK TO CHARLOTTE AND FLY BY THE TOWER, ESTABLISH WHAT PART OF OUR LANDING GEAR WAS AFFECTED. HE KNEW AT THAT POINT IT WAS A BLOWN TIRE BUT HE WASN'T SURE IF IT WAS THE FRONT OR REAR. ))
SUPER=01-Andrew McKnight/Passenger;
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The passengers changed to a different plane and landed at Roanoke Regional Airport shortly before 11.
Charlotte Airport officials say it's procedure to bring back a plane when a pilot spots trouble early in the flight.
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EMERGENCY-LANDING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chattanooga, TN;

4:13;14
Meantime, passengers on a U-S Air flight from Florida to Indiana got a bumpy ride last night.
A 7-37 jet had to make an emergency landing in Chattanooga, Tennessee after suddenly dropping several hundred feet.
Four people were seriously hurt in the incident and were hospitalized this morning with spine, neck or back injuries.
One passenger says people who were standing in the aisles hit their heads on the top of the plane.
An airline spokesman says turbulence apparently caused the descent.
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2-CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton, bill


It's the Clinton-Gore bus trip, part two, and the Democratic ticket hopes to ride it back to the White House in November.
With the convention over, President Clinton and Vice President Gore hit the campaign trail traveling from Missouri to Tennessee.
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SUPER=03-Chicago;

4:00:00
Last night with balloons and confetti showering the wildly cheering Democrats at the United Center in Chicago, President Clinton accepted his party's renomination.
The President told the delegates and the public that the country is on the right track, but more work needs to be done.
He cited his educational and environmental initiatives.
And also claimed the budget can be balanced but in a socially responsible way.
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(( "LET US PROCLAIM TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WE WILL BALANCE THE BUDGET IN A WAY...PRESERVES MEDICARE, MEDICAID..." ))
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Earlier in the evening Vice President Al Gore also accepted his renomination.
SUPER=03-Reading, CT;

4:09:53
Just hours before the President's acceptance speech, a fast resignation by a key strategist.
Dick Morris, the man credited with the president's political rebound quit after a tabloid reported he'd been seeing a high-priced hooker and letting her in on confidential White House information.
Morris did not deny it but called it yellow journalsim.
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2-Holdren's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=Holdrens


Some customers are not happy about the decision Holdren's appliance stores made to stop covering some service warranties.
Len Besthoff spoke with the man who, up until three days ago, supervised Holdren's Virginia stores.
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IN Q=Steve Terry
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke;:06
SUPER=01-Steve Terry/Former Holdren's GM; :18
SUPER=@Len2; 1:01
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( Steve Terry worked at Holdren's for 13 years, rising to a position where he was in charge of all its Virginia locations.
But when the order came down from the company's new North Carolina headquarters to stop honoring service warranties sold by the chain's previous owners, Terry couldn't take it anymore.
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IN Q=With

((TERRY: WITH THE EXTENDED WARRANTY AND THE RESPONSIBILITY I FELT TO THE CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES, I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I COULD DO AN EFFECTIVE JOB, AND ETHICALLY MADE THE DECISION TO RESIGN.))
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Terry explains that at first Holdren's new owners thought they could handle the service warranties it was inheriting, but....
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IN Q=Financially it

((TERRY: FINANCIALLY IT JUST WAS MUCH LARGER THAN THEY THOUGHT AND THEY COULD NOT AFFORD TO MAINTAIN THOSE EXTENDED WARRANTIES.))
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OUT Q=extended warranties.


The former G-M estimates there are hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of warranties that Holdren's will not honor anymore.
SOT 03:08:34 today tape
IN Q=How many

((BESTHOFF QUESTION: HOW MANY CONTRACTS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? TERRY REPLY: TENS OF THOUSANDS. BESTHOFF QUESTION: CLOSER TO A HUNDRED THOUSAND? TERRY REPLY: NO. BESTHOFF QUESTION: CLOSER TO 50-THOUSAND? TERRY REPLY: SOMEWHERE IN THE RANGE OF 25-30 THOUSAND.))
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OUT Q=in the range of 25 to 30 thousand.


Terry says he's hopeful though, that some kind of solution to this problem can get worked out when the involved parties meet with Virginia's Department of Consumer Affairs next month.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))

School-Delay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Education


Summer vacation is over for most children, but not students at Roanoke's Jackson Middle School.
Their vacation is being extended.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The opening of the newly renovated school has been pushed back one week.
Sixth, seventh and eighth graders won't have to go back until Monday, September 9th.
Sixth-grade orientation will be one week from today.
The decision came after school officials consulted with building inspectors and the contractor.
They say the delay will give sub-contractors more time to finish their work.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=MLB
Frank Rodriguez is a 13-game winner after pitching Minnesota over Milwaukee

6-to-1.
For a roundup of the scores from the ball parks let's check the numbers.
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