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Today's message to V-M-I from Washington: Start taking applications from woman NOW, or stop taking them from MEN.
That's the TOP story on NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
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ANCHOR=Keith


Along with a LIVE report from SOUTHSIDE... mopping up from the flood- -and the cost of recovery. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason an update on the turbulent times at Virginia Tech.
Plus, Reggie White talks about the Green Bay dominance last night against the Eagles.
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Plus, Marcus Camby the A-10 player of the year signs with the Raptors for over 8 million bucks.
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WX-Head
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Some spotty showers tonight then more clouds than sun tomorrow. Details and a hurricane update just ahead.

VMI


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=VMI Supreme Court


Government lawyers are tired of waiting for V-M-I to start fielding applications from women.
The Justice Department filed a motion today for a preliminary injunction against Virginia Military Institute.
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V-M-I's male-only admissions policy has remained un-changed since the Supreme Court ruled in June that the state- supported school can no longer exclude women.
Since then the Institute's Board of Visitors has been working on a plan to admit women, but hasn't invited any who've expressed an interest to apply.
"After more than six years of litigation," the government says, VMI continues "doing business as usual, fully serving the interests of men but refusing even to send applications to women...."
A spokesman at V-M-I points out that the Board of Visitors is set to meet next week and unveil it's plan for co-education. But the alumni are also still considering a plan to buy the place and make it a private school.
Superintendent Josiah Bunting called the government's motion "reprehensible and insulting."
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Jim Gilmore


Tonight state Attorney General Jim Gilmore told NEWS 7 that the Justice Department hasn't explained how waiting another eight days has harmed anyone.
Gilmore's office FAXed the government a letter YESTERDAY offering to send out applications the moment the board adopts a co-ed plan- -if that's what it does- -on September 21st.
Justice Department lawyers responded today by "busting through the courthouse door with their legal guns blazing," as the Attorney General put it.

Southside-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath


Now that the water has left their homes, thousands of flood victims in Southside are wondering how they can AFFORD to make things right again.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw joins us live.. Steve, what can the federal government do to help these people?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave


Keith, residents and businesses in the communities that have been declared disaster areas will be eligible for federal disaster aid.
And this time, help will be just a phone call away.
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(( Now that they've baled out their homes, flood- stricken residents in southside are hoping the government can help bail THEM out.
But instead of waiting in line for hours at a disaster application center, flood victims can let their fingers do the walking, and apply for financial assistance over the phone.
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Authorities say not only does the phone process move more quickly, any and all claims are kept private.
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No matter how quick the federal response, there are still some residents who need help right now.
That's where the Red Cross, which has set up shop in Danville's First Presbyterian Church, can help out.
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((MARSHA GUNNELL/RED CROSS: AT THIS POINT IN TIME, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS TAKE CARE OF THEIR BASIC EMERGENCY NEEDS, IN OTHER WORDS FOOD, CLOTHING, IF THEY NEED ANY TYPE OF TEMPORARY SHELTERING BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN DISPLACED BY THE FLOOD.))
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The number to call to register for disaster assistance is 1- 800- 462-9029... FEMA officials stress that you MUST call this number to get into the program and be eligible for financial aid.
That number will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave


FEMA says it's also important to have your documentation ready when an inspector comes to your house: things like photographs of the damage, bills or receipts for flood- related repairs etc.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Once you've been inspected, FEMA says you can expect a check within a couple of weeks. Keith?
(Keith question: how do they determine who gets an outright grant and who gets

a low- interest loan?)(steve adlib answer)

State-Recovery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Hurricane Fran


The destructive wake of Hurricane Fran is still being analyzed.
But the property damage is already approaching 300- million dollars.
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Today, a multi- agency state task force went to work on the recovery.
Offices will be set up in Southside and the Shenandoah Valley and stay in operation for close to a year.
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((BOB SKUNDA/VA. COMMERCE SECRETARY: THOSE OFFICES WILL UP AND RUNNING...VARIOUS PROGRAMS.))
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The shadow over the proceedings -- Hurricane Hortense, is looming on the horizon.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Virginia State Seal


The latest stats show 560- thousand power customers were out statewide at the height of the destruction.
That means at least a million people.
78 primary roads and 853 secondary roads were closed Friday night.

Halfway-House


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=None


A Washington D-C firm wants to build a halfway house for former inmates on Roanoke's Melrose Avenue.
The project is opposed by many nearby residents and today those neighbors got their wish.
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The Board of Zoning voted five to zero to deny an application from Washington Halfway Homes Incorporated.
But halfway house officials believe some inmates will end up in the Roanoke Valley one way or the other.
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Melrose Avenue neighbors say they want to see something more constructive in the area.
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The halfway house firm has 30 days to appeal in Circuit Court.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6--what's the hot new photo op for politicans this campaign season?
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If you're a Democrat in Virginia, it seems you want to align yourself with kids and computers. Ellen Qualls will have that story from Richmond.
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Corbin


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A jury in Martinsville has sentenced a former school teacher to a month in jail for taking indecent liberties with a student.
Anna Corbin was found guilty of the crime that occurred 18 years ago.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell has more tonight on this unusual case.
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(Q&A:Did the victim have any reaction to the verdict?)




Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


A month-long trial next FEBRUARY maybe somewhere OUTside the Roanoke Valley.
Those were the arrangements made today in the case of Earl Bramblett.
He's accused of killing a family of four in Vinton, then setting their house on fire.
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Bramblett was arrested in July- -almost two years to the day after Blane and Teresa Hodges were murdered together with their two daughters in their own home.
The suspect was brought back to Virginia August second.
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In court today, Bramblett waived his right to a speedy trial, agreeing to give his lawyers six months to prepare for a trial that the judge says will last three or four weeks.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Earl Bramblett


The trial is tentatively set to begin February 18th.
Bramblett's lawyers want the case moved OUT of the area ...hoping to find jurors who haven't heard of the case.

Marion-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Authorities are remaining tight- lipped about their investigation into the murder of an elderly Marion woman last week.
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68 year- old Anna Jean Anderson was found strangled to death in her home last Wednesday night.
The Smyth County sheriff's department is alerting police throughout Southwest Virginia to be on the lookout for two people wanted for questioning.
They're looking for a man and a woman in their early 20's, driving a cobalt blue mini-van with Tennessee tags.
The couple may be selling cleaning products or vacuum cleaners, and giving away paper towels and Joy dishwashing liquid.
State police agent Don Lambert told News-7 the van and the couple were simply seen in the area, and are NOT considered suspects.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
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The stock market was mixed today as the Dow registered a small loss of six points. NASDAQ was up nearly one point.
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Dems-Computer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=EQU
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=Education


For some Virginia schoolchildren, the only exposure they've had to the Internet may have been in a "photo op" with a politician.
SS=Campaign 96


It's a campaign tactic that's been cropping up in the old Dominion quicker than your Pentium processor can pop you to the next web site.
Ellen Qualls spotted the trend.
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(( Mark Warner did it the day before he was nominated for the Senate race.
Mark Warner did it this week in Richmond.
But he's not alone.
Chuck Robb asked children too young to know who their congressman was if they'd visited his site on the world wide web.
And Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer brought Charlotte County computer whiz kids to a meeting on funding educational infrastructure.
He's running for Governor next year of course.
Guess what?
They're all Democrats.
Democrats obviously want to give out the impression they've cornered the market on technology in Virginia.
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There is a Republican who obviously spends a lot of time surfing the net.
Ultra-conservavtive Delegate Bob Marshall eagerly showed reporters the kind of cyber- porn he'd like to ban.
More luck on that bill next year.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
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Coming up tonight in sports, Steve Mason has the latest on the controversy swirling around the Tech Football Team.
Marcus Camby signs on the dotted line for over $8 million today.
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And we'll take a look back at last night's dominating performance by the Green Bay Packers.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#tf96-1
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


The Virginia Tech football team is dealing with both on and off the field concerns this week.
The suspension of some key players and a police investigation have left a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the program.
Steve Mason has some leftovers from the Akron win and an update on what's transpired today.
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S-Packers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=PACKERS


The Green Bay Packers, the preseason pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl this season, looked mighty tough last night in the team's 39 to 13 win over the Eagles.
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Elvis was a Lambeau field last night doing his version on the Macarena, but it was the Packers who did most of the dancing as they basically named the score against the Eagles.
Brett Favre threw for three TDs as the Pack led by 23 points at halftime.
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The Green Bay defense was also outstanding forcing four turnovers before intermission in the 39-to-13 win.
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S-Camby


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-20
GRAPHIC=NBA


Marcus Camby made himself an instant millionaire this afternoon by signing a three year contract with the Toronto Raptors.
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The second overall pick in the June draft will receive $8 point four million bucks over the next three seasons.
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S-Fan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-18
GRAPHIC=MLB


The Pennant races tend to create a lot of excitement this time of the year, but some folks just don't like to get too close to the action.
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This couple had a nice rail seat for the Mets-Marlins game at Shea stadium and don't they look happy. Well, that was until Jeff Conine chased down this foul ball, and watch the lady's terrified reaction as the ball heads right for her seat.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#Promo
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The revitalization of Henry Street has been an controversial issue in Roanoke for years.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean tells us tonight a committee will meet to explore several proposals.
Talent=Jean
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, the Henry Street Revival Committee is near completion of its study of the project.
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Tonight they begin a workshop ... the first one since Mayor Bowers took leadership of the city's committee.
Committee members plan to introduce their recommendations at three public hearings.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


The first hearing begins tonight.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


We'll have that story plus a complete wrap up of today's other news, sports 11 here on WDBJ. and weather tonight on News 7 Prime Time--that's at 10pm on WEFC and News 7 at