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7County-Fire

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Fire
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Some children came to the rescue of a father and child when they alerted them their house was on fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The blaze broke out yesterday afternoon at 135 Orlando Avenue.
Charles Boyden and his son were the only ones at home and escaped without injury.
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SOT 15:43:29
IN Q=Apparently, subjects

((STEVE POFF/ROANOKE CO. FIRE DEPT.: APPARENTLY, SUBJECTS WERE HOME-- A MAN AND HIS SON. AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN CAME KNOCKING ON HIS DOOR AND SAID THERE WAS SMOKE COMING OUT BACK OF HIS HOUSE. THEY WERE INSIDE, THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS ON FIRE. THEY WERE ABLE TO GET OUT, GET THE CATS OUT, THEN CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Roanoke Co. Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=called the fire department
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VO-NAT


Fire officials say an extension cord overheated and caught fire.
Most of the damage was confined to the attic and back of the house.
Some neighbors told News- 7 that more hydrants are needed-- but fire officials say they had enough water to battle the blaze.
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7Muldoon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Ninth district congressional candidate Patrick Muldoon has hand-delivered a challenge to the office of Representative Rick Boucher.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski;


Muldoon wants a debate with the seven- term Congressman.
He called on Boucher to uphold what Muldoon called a civic duty to inform the voters of the candidates' values, ideals and beliefs.
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SOT 53:02
IN Q=

((PATRICK MULDOON/R-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: I WOULD LIKE FREE AND OPEN DISCUSSION WHERE HE CAN ASK ME QUESTIONS AND IN TURN, I CAN ASK HIM QUESTIONS, AND ALSO WE CAN ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC. WE'VE GOT TWO SCHOOLS THAT WILL SPONSOR IT IF MR. BOUCHER AGREES. ))
SUPER=@Muldoon;
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OUT Q=if Mr. Boucher agrees.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=Campaign 96


A spokesman for Boucher says the Democratic congressman has asked his staff to begin preparations for a debate in October.

7morning-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=flooding


A flash flood watch is in effect for Henry, Pittslyvania, Campbell, Franklin and Halifax counties this morning.
Many bridges have been washed out near Danville, and more than a dozen families north of the city were evacuated from their homes last night.
Route 58 east of Main Street is closed.
And Workers at the Goodyear plant should enter off of South Main Street.
The Dan River is expected to crest at 13 feet above flood stage today.

7Pitts-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Teresa Hamilton was out in the rain last night and she files this story of a dramatic rescue.
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SOT
IN Q=Heavy rain
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Kelly Fuller/Danville Homeowner; :14
SUPER=01-Billy Wyatt/Rescue Squad Volunteer; :47 VERY QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Lt. Bill Hankins/Danville Rescue Squad; 1:04 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Ronnie Setliff/Rescue Squad Volunteer; 1:20 quick!
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:26
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.

(( Heavy rain created more than its share of problems.
A mudslide on Route 58- brought traffic to a temporary halt.
Kelly Fuller's problem was more isolated-- the front porch of her Danville home caved in.
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21:19:04
SOT
IN Q=I looked

((KELLY FULLER/DANVILLE HOMEOWNER:I LOOKED AND THE FRONT PART OF MY HOUSE, LIKE WHERE MY LIVING ROOM IS, THE SHRUBBERY HAD CAVED IN AND IT HAD KNOCKED THE WALL OF MY BASEMENT. ))
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OUT Q=my basement.


Fuller wasn't the only Danville resident with problems.
Ronnie Setliff and Billy Wyatt volunteered to evacuate families when Fall Creek at the intersection of Thomas and Halifax Road began to swell. NAT SOUND: WOAH, WOAH.
The current was apparently too much for the boat's motor to handle.
Fortunately, the Danville Rescue Squad volunteers were able to hang on.
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SOT
IN Q=What were you

((WHAT WERE YOU THINKING WHEN YOU WERE HANGING ONTO THE TREE. BILLY WYATT/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER:THIS IS INTERESTING HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET OUT OF HERE. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=out of here.


That part would prove to be difficult-- especially when the tree they were clinging to broke loose.
There were more tense moments when Setliff fell in.
That's when local volunteers knew they had to act quickly-- throwing out a rope.
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22:53:37
SOT
IN Q=It snagged

((LT. BILL HANKINS/DANVILLE RESCUE SQUAD:IT SNAGGED IN THE ENGINE AND WE WERE LUCKY. IT SNAGGED TIGHT ENOUGH WE COULD START PULLED THEM TO SHORE. ))
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OUT Q=to shore.
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SOT
IN Q=It was

((RONNIE SETLIFF/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER: IT WAS HAIRY BUT WE KNEW WE WERE ALRIGHT THOUGH. WE GOT OUR FRIENDS OVER HERE AND WE KNEW THEY WOULD TAKE CARE OF US. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=of us.


And, without a moments hesitation. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=CUTIN
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
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SUPER=314-Mostly Cloudy/with Showers/75-79/Cloudy/Scattered Showers/65-69;
SUPER=#555;RESET


In the forecast
It looks like the rain will continue today and tonight.
Chances of showers will also increase overnight and continue until tomorrow morning.
Highs today in the upper 70s.
Lows tonight in the mid to upper 60s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 9/5/96

SUPER=130-7/Kayla Vaughan/Galax;


No Pictures:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-15th/Rick & Cindy Sutphin/Copper Hill;


55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=CUTIN
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
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(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Mostly Cloudy/with Showers/75-79/Cloudy/Scattered Showers/65-69;
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A flash flood watch is in effect this morning for Henry, Pittslyvania, Campbell, Franklin and Halifax counties this morning.
Pittsylvania County and Danville public schools are closed today due to high water.
Staff of Danville schools, however, should report on schedule.
Near Danville many bridges have been washed out, and more than a dozen families north of the city were evacuated from their homes last night.
And it looks like the rain will continue today and tonight.
Chances of showers will also increase overnight and continue until tomorrow morning.
Highs today in the upper 70s.
Lows tonight in the mid to upper 60s.

55Roanoke-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Back To School


Rain isn't stopping day two of a new school year in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday many students spent most of the day meeting new teachers and getting re-acquainted with classmates.
Most school officials say they were glad to see their students... regardless of a little confusion.
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SOT 11:52:34
IN Q=I think it's

((SANDRA PUCKETT/ADDISON SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I THINK IT'S BEEN PRETTY SMOOTH. HAD A PRETTY GOOD OPENING. KIDS DIDN'T HAVE SCHEDULES AND THEY HADN'T GOTTEN THEM IN THE MAIL BUT AFTER WE CHECKED THE ADDRESSES EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.))
SUPER=01-Sandra Puckett/Addison School Principal;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=will be fine.
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VO-NAT


Some students are happy to get back and crack the books.
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IN Q=Because I just
SOT 11:44:52

((KEISHAWN BUCKNER/ADDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT: BECAUSE I JUST MISS SCHOOL BECAUSE THERE WASN'T ANYTHING TO DO FOR THE SUMMER.)) BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
SOT 11:47:44

((ROWDY UNRUH/ADDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT: BECAUSE I HAVE GREAT TEACHERS AND THIS IS A GOOD SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Keishawn Buckner/Addison Middle School Student; (QUICK!!!!)
SUPER=01-Rowdy Unruh/Addison Middle School Student; :06 (QUICK!!!!!!)
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=is a good school.
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VO-NAT


Students at Roanoke City's Jackson Middle School are still on vacation this week.
The school is undergoing renovation.
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55Vending-Machine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=None


One Virginia vending company has found a unique way to keep teens from buying cigarettes from their vending machines.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;


A Richmond-area vending company that supplies Applebees restaurants and other businesses around the state foils cigarette buyers on the first try.
A bartender must press a remote control button behind the bar to activate the machine.
The vending machine company says it's policing teen smoking itself.
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SOT 31:04
IN Q=Some

((Charles Hutchinson/Cliff Weil Vending Services, Inc.: SOME BUSINESS PEOPLE WAS ASKING US TO. AND WE WAS DOING IT ON OUR OWN TOO. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THE FDA ... TAX DOLLARS.))
SUPER=01-Charles Hutchinson/Cliff Weil Vending Services, Inc.;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=tax dollars.
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VO-NAT


The remote activator retro- fit costs about 500- dollars.
New F-D-A regulations would ban cigarette vending machines altogether.
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8morning-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=flooding
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


A flash flood watch is in effect for Henry, Pittslyvania, Campbell, Franklin, and Halifax counties until 11 this morning.
Pittsylvania County and Danville public schools have been closed due to high water.
Near Danville many bridges have been washed out, and more than a dozen families north of the city were evacuated from their homes last night.
Route 58 east of Main Street is still closed.
People traveling into Danville from South Boston or Ringold should take Rt. 29 South to 86 north, which will bring you back to Route 58.
Workers at the Goodyear plant should enter off of South Main Street.
The Dan River is expected to crest at 6 to 7 feet above flood stage today.

8Hillcats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Two Lynchburg Hillcat baseball players accused of taunting and chasing a gay man in July pleaded guilty yesterday to reduced charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Hillcats pitchers John Dillinger and Jeff Kelly were given suspended 90-day jail terms.
The victim, Greg Robinson, says the pair began harassing him at this gas station, then chased him for several miles before crashing into his car.
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SOT 2:53:29
IN Q=I think what

((ETHAN ONTJES/PROSECUTOR: I THINK WHAT YOU HAD WAS REALLY A HATE CRIME. BASED ON MR. ROBINSON'S SEXUAL PERSUASION, I THINK THEY FOR SOME REASON DIDN'T AGREE WITH IT AND DECIDED THEY WERE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Ethan Ontjes/Prosecutor; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=something about it.
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VO-NAT


Dillinger and Kelly were also ordered to pay restitution and do ten hours of community service.
Robinson's attorney says that may not satisfy his client.
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SOT 3:09:23
IN Q=Right now

((LEIGH DREWRY/ROBINSON'S ATTORNEY: RIGHT NOW ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE. I'VE BEEN CONTACTED BY MR. ROBINSON, I'M EXPLORING HIS OPTIONS AND AFTER A FEW DAYS OR WEEKS WE'LL SIT DOWN, COME UP WITH SOME OPTIONS AND MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHAT TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Leigh Drewry/Robinson's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=what to do.
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VO-NAT


Drewry says Robinson is considering suing the two players for violating his civil rights.
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8Gulf-Vets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=Missile Attack


In what the Pentagon describes as a ``mop-up operation,'' the U-S has launched a second round of missiles at Iraqi air-defense targets.
Some local Persian Gulf War veterans say they support the air assault.
And they say the situation with Saddam Hussein could escalate further.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
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SOT
IN Q=The Persian Gulf War
SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=01-David Thompson/Gulf War Veteran; :08
SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. Ron Vandegrift/U.S. Marine Corps; :48
SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:00
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7


(( The Persian Gulf War lasted six weeks-- but its memory has lasted nearly six years in the minds of those who served.
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SOT 18:40:18

((YOU HAVE NIGHTMARES EVERY NOW AND THEN. SOMETIMES YOU MAY FEEL THE GROUND SHAKING FROM THE SHELLING-- JUST REOCCURENCES. ))
RUNS=:10


Thompson supports the recent U-S attacks against Iraq-- saying the war left some unfinished business between two countries.
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SOT 18:34:41

((DAVID THOMPSON/GULF WAR VETERAN: I WAS EXPECTING TROUBLE WITH IRAQ SOONER. I DON'T THINK THE TROUBLE'S EVERY BEEN SETTLED WITH IRAQ, OR WITHIN SOUTHWEST ASIA PERIOD. ))
RUNS=:08


Staff Sergeant Ron Vandegrift served along with Thompson in the same platoon.
He feels U-S troops should have stayed in the Gulf longer.
And now that Saddam Hussein is re- surfacing-- Vandegrift believes tougher action may be necessary.
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SOT 19:55:15

((STAFF SGT. RON VANDEGRIFT/U.S. MARINE CORPS: HE'S DONE THIS MORE THAN ONCE, SO I THINK HE'S JUST GOING TO KEEP ON PUSHING US AS FAR AS HE CAN UNTIL WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE DRASTIC THAN A MISSILE STRIKE. ))
RUNS=:11


Both Vandegrift and Thompson agree that if it does come down to sending U-S troops back into the Persian Gulf-- they should be allowed to finish what they started five years ago.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=CUTIN
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Mostly Cloudy/with Showers/75-79/Cloudy/Scattered Showers/65-69;
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Taking another look at the weather, it looks like the rain will continue off and on today and tonight.
Chances of showers will also increase overnight and continue until tomorrow morning.
Highs today in the upper 70s.
Lows tonight in the mid to upper 60s. been closed due to high water. And, as a reminder, Pittsylvania County and Danville public schools have