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7Warner-Iraq

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 96-69)
GRAPHIC=HOLD Morning Report
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


The U-S has retaliated against Iraq's attack on its Kurdish minority.
The Pentagon confirms that overnight U-S forces bombarded military targets with cruise missles.
President Clinton is expected to make a formal statement at 8 this morning.

SS=Warner, John


Meantime, Republican Senator John Warner told News 7 that he could support a cruise missle attack, but that under NO circumstance would he support ground troops in Iraq.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


John Warner said yesterday that he'd been briefed by the White House and that he could support a cruise missle attack.
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SOT 09:59:02
IN Q=Very clearly

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA: VERY CLEARLY, SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS LITERALLY TAKEN HIS FINGER AND STUCK IT IN THE EYE OF THE WEST. AND SAID, DON'T TELL ME UNITED NATIONS. DON'T TELL ME ALLIES. I'M GONNA DO WHAT I DARN WELL PLEASE. AND HE HAS CHALLENGED THE CREDIBILITY OF THE WEST TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS. AND TO PROTECT THE DECISIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE UNITED NATIONS.))
SUPER=@Johnwarner;
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OUT Q=United Nations.
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VO-NAT


Warner said the U.S. should only tack action with Great Britain and France in defending the no-fly zone.
Under NO circumstances would Warner like to see American ground troops in Iraq.
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7Halifax-Ax


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GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A tractor trailor accident in Halifax County has left two people dead.
Twenty-five year old Terry Morrell Anderson and 24-year-old Jeremy Levelle Ferrell, both of Halifax, were killed when their pickup truck became trapped under the trailer's rear wheels.
The accident happened at about 9-30 at the intersection of U-S 3-60 and route 7-16.
State Police are still investigating the crash-- no charges have been filed at this time.

7Abuse-Team


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-77
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They are among the toughest cases for social workers to investigate, Child sexual abuse.
But in Pittsylvania County it's become easier thanks to a special task force.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
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SOT
IN Q=Our primary
SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :00 quick!!
SUPER=03-Chatham; :08
SUPER=01-David Grimes/Pittsylvania Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; 1:13
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:30 quick
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OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.

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12:46:47:12
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IN Q=Our

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS THE VICTIM AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM AND HOW TO MAKE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE BETTER. ))
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OUT Q=better.


Achieving that goal became easier, in 1992.
That's the year, the Pittsylvania County Sexual Abuse team was formed to make handling such cases easier for everyone involved.
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SOT
IN Q=The purpose

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THE PURPOSE OF IT IS TO GET EVERYBODY UP FRONT SO THE CASE CAN BE PROSECUTED AND EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT ALL IS GOING ON WITH THE CASE. ))
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OUT Q=with the case.


The team is comprised of social workers, three sheriff's investigators as well as staff from the Commonwealth Attorney's office.
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IN Q=Many times

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:MANY TIMES WE TAKE SOCIAL SERVICE PEOPLE WITH US TO DO THE INTERVIEWS AND THEY ARE RIGHT THERE WITH US. THEY HEAR EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON. THE COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY, HE GETS INVOLVED WITH IT AT THAT STAGE AND IT JUST MAKES IT A BETTER CASE WHEN YOU GO TO COURT WHERE EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS. ))
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OUT Q=everybody understands.


In fiscal year 1993, there were 25- cases of child sexual abuse or molestation reported to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department.
The following two years the case load remained about the same.
But all that changed this past fiscal year, when some 50- cases were reported.
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14:43:19 end of tape one
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IN Q=I hope that

((DAVID GRIMES/PITTSYLVANIA CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: I HOPE THAT THE WAY WE APPROACH CASES AND THE WAY WE DEAL WITH VICTIMS ENCOURAGES THE MAXIMUM REPORTING SO THAT WE'RE HEARING ABOUT AS MANY AS POSSIBLE AND MAYBE THAT ACCOUNTS FOR SOME OF THE INCREASE. THAT THE VICTIMS ARE CONFIDENT ENOUGH THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE TREATED WELL WHEN THEY COME FORWARD. ))
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OUT Q=they come forward.


Whatever the case, something must be working. September marks the team's four year anniversary. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

7WEATHER


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Taking a quick look at the weather
It's going to be mostly cloudy today with showers and possible thunderstorms.
Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s.
7Birthdays! 9/4

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((48TH ANNIVERSARY))

SUPER=130-10/Ashley Marie Martin/Spencer;



SUPER=130-25th/Letty and Jim Parks/Roanoke;


((25TH ANNIVERSARY))
No picture:

SUPER=130-3rd/Mark and Mary Crowder/Salem;


((3RD ANNIVERSARY))

55Boty-Accident


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


Two teenagers remain hospitalized this morning with serious injuries following an accident in Botetourt County yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.


It happened at about two o'clock on Route 43 between Eagle Rock and Buchanan.
State police say the driver of a pickup truck lost control as it was coming around a curve, and ran off the road into a field.
The driver was thrown from the truck.
He and the passenger were taken by Lifeguard 10 to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
State police are not releasing the names, since they are juveniles.
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55Salem-Fire


ANCHOR=melanie
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WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=Fire


A house went up in flames last night in Salem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


When fire crews arrived the front and side of the house on Pexton Avnue had been heavily damaged.
No one was in the house at the time and there are NO reported injuries.
Authorities have not determined the cause of the blaze and are still investigating.
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55L'burg-Development


ANCHOR=melanie
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TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


In Lynchburg yesterday, folks weren't just celebrating the end of summer but also the economic boon in the hill city.
Economic development has created hundreds of new jobs this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/May 2; :00


In May, the Hill City welcomed snack food giant Frito Lay, which is building a 150-million dollar plant that'll employ 800 people.
And last week, Tessy Plastics announced it was expanding to the same industrial park, creating another 120 new jobs.
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SOT 5:18:34
IN Q=It's been a

((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECON. DEVELOPMENT: IT'S BEEN A SUPER YEAR. I FEEL LIKE IN THE LAST FEW YEARS WE'VE SORT OF TURNED THE CORNER AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT MORE ACTIVITY THAN WE DID SAY TEN YEARS AGO, OR EIGHT OR NINE YEARS AGO. WE CERTAINLY HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST IN THIS COMMUNITY. THE LEADERSHIP, COUNCIL, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, THEY'VE INVESTED IN LAND AND ROADS AND WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES, THEY'RE CONTINUING TO DO THAT AND THEY'RE STARTING TO REALLY REAP THE BENEFITS OF THOSE INVESTMENTS.))
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Lynchburg Econ. Development; :00
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OUT Q=of those investments.
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VO-NAT


In terms of economic development, Cobb says 1996 is the best year Lynchburg has seen since the mid-1980's.
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55WEATHER


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Taking a look now at the weather-
It's going to be mostly cloudy today with showers and possible thunderstorms.
Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s.
For tonight, expect the clouds to remain with continued rain.
Lows will be in the mid 60s.
The forecast looks the same for tomorrow - cloudy with rain and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.

8Warner-Iraq


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 96-69)
GRAPHIC=John Warner
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


The U-S has launched cruise missiles at Iraq.
The overnight action comes in retaliation for Iraqi troop movements into Kurdish controlled areas.
The President confirmed the air assault in a national address about 30 minutes ago.
Virginia's Republican Senator John Warner is the second ranking member of the Senate
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;

Armed Services Committee.
Warner said yesterday that he'd been briefed by the White House and that he could support such a cruise missile attack.
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SOT 09:59:02
IN Q=Very clearly

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA: VERY CLEARLY, SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS LITERALLY TAKEN HIS FINGER AND STUCK IT IN THE EYE OF THE WEST. AND SAID, DON'T TELL ME UNITED NATIONS. DON'T TELL ME ALLIES. I'M GONNA DO WHAT I DARN WELL PLEASE. AND HE HAS CHALLENGED THE CREDIBILITY OF THE WEST TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS. AND TO PROTECT THE DECISIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE UNITED NATIONS.))
SUPER=@Johnwarner;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=United Nations.
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VO-NAT


Warner said the U.S. shouldn't act alone-- It should join with Great Britain and France in defending the no-fly zone.
Under NO circumstances would Warner like to see American ground troops in Iraq.
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8Senate-Race


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Meantime, the Senator remains on the campaign trail for another term in the Senate.
And as Ellen Qualls reports yesterday it was Warner versus Warner at the state political parade in Buena Vista.
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IN Q=The Republican
SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00
SUPER=01-Donna Hewitt/Parade-Goer; :33
SUPER=01-Shane Gilliam/Parade-Goer; :42
SUPER=@Johnwarner; :54
SUPER=01-Robert Davis/Parade-Goer; 1:04
SUPER=@Markwarner; 1:14
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:29
SUPER=@Allen; 1:56
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Buena Vista.


((elephant
The Republican party cast the biggest shadow on this day.
But that's because some of those working on Labor Day were working for peanuts.
And since politics was involved, there was a clean-up crew.
NAT SOT TAPE ONE 10:19:01

((HI MARK WARNER RUNNING FOR SENATE.))
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Literally.
If it were a foot race, hundred-millionaire Mark Warner would be in the lead.
He's a man on a mission, completing his historic tour of every city and county in Virginia -- done before by Doug Wilder and Ollie North, but NOT with campaign events planned in each place.
He moved so fast some never saw him.
NAT SOT 10:23:50 TAPE ONE

((I DON'T THINK I DID. Did you see John Warner? YUP.))
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sot TAPE ONE 10:21:20

((DONNA HEWITT: IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT COMPARED TO GEORGE ALLEN. YES. BUT IT DOESN'T IMPRESS ME. NO. IT TAKES A LOT TO IMPRESS ME AND RIGHT NOW THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DOESN'T.))
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SOT TAPE ONE 10:26:29

((SHANE GILLIAM: I MEAN I DON'T REALLY PAY THAT MUCH ATTENTION TO POLITICS OR ANYTHING. BUT UH, I'LL GIVE HIM MY VOTE.))
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But it's not a foot race, so incumbent Republican John Warner's riding high.
Barely breaking a sweat to keep his job.
sot TAPE TWO 11:57:23

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA: THAT'S THE THEME OF MY CAMPAIGN. VERY SIMPLE. JOHN FOR JOBS. AND TODAY WE HONOR THOSE.))
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SOT TAPE ONE 10:27:56Y

((ROBERT DAVIS: I THINK I'M GONNA STICK TO THE OLD MAN. OK why? I JUST THINK IT'S THE BEST CHOICE RIGHT NOW. MARK'S A GOOD MAN. BUT I JUST BELIEVE I'LL STICK WITH JOHN.))
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sot TAPE TWO 11:24:06

((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: I WENT EVERYWHERE IN VIRGINIA BECAUSE NO PART OF VIRGINIA CAN BE LEFT BEHIND. THE INCUMBENT LAST WEEK IN A RICHMOND NEWSPAPER SAID HE DOESN'T HAVE THE TIME TO GET TO ALL THESE LITTLE REMOTE PLACES. I GOT THE TIME. I WILL GO BACK TO ALL 135 IN MY FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE.))
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SOT STANDUP TAPE TWO


After a summer of TV commercials and still a big gap in the polls, Mark Warner's campaign came here for some life support. He'll need it. Even if Bill Clinton pulls off a miracle and carries Virginia, Virginia ballots don't show Democrat or Republican, so it's hard to get a coattail effect.
runs=:00


The cowboy- clad George Allen is limited to one term as Governor -- so what's he campaigning for?
How about the Republican National Committee chairmanship suggested by some Republicans after San Diego?
sot ALLEN TAPE 09:44:06

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I REALLY HAVE NO INTEREST IN DOING SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
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There it is, straight from the horse's mouth so to speak.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Buena Vista.))

8WEATHER


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(CHYRON VA FORECAST TODAY/TONIGHT PAGE)
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Taking a quick look at the weather
It's going to be mostly cloudy today with showers and possible thunderstorms.
Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s. We could see more rain tonight with temperatures in the 60's.