06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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VO-NAT


Federal Emergency Flood relief is on the way for Southside Virginia-- FEMA is setting up phone banks for disaster relief.
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ANCHOR=melanie
SS=none


And another Hurricane is brewing in the Caribbean.
Puerto Rico just took a hit and it looks like the Bahamas are next.

HORTENSE


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


Powerful Hurricane Hortense continues to crush the caribbean this morning.
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VO-NAT


The storm, with 80 mile per hour winds, is on a northwesterly track and residents of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are being urged to prepare for powerful winds and heavy rains.
Forecasters say they now believe Hortense will bypass Florida.
SUPER=03-Ponce, Puerto Rico;


For Puerto Rico, now is a time for cleaning up.
Hortense's 18-inches of rain produced flash floods yesterday and its winds toppled trees and power lines.
At least eight deaths were reported.. half of them children.
Officials say the island's water supply could be contaminated by rivers that overflowed into reservoirs.
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cleanup-fran


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hurricane fran


Patience is running thin in North Carolina.
Hundreds of thousands of residents are still without basic services, nearly a week after Hurricane "Fran" roared through the state.
Up to 350-thousand households and businesses are still without power and officials estimate it will be next week before service is restored to everyone.
Meantime, Residents in Maryland continue the process of cleaning up Fran's destruction.
Phyliss Armstrong has more.
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SUPER=01-Daniel Taylor/Flood Victim; :12
SUPER=01-Westernport, MD; :24
SUPER=01-JoAnn Beavers/Resident; :55
SUPER=01-Alan Parker/Flood Victim; 1:16
SUPER=01-Parris Glendening/Maryland Governor; 1:39
SUPER=01-Phyliss Armstrong/Reporting; 1:50
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4:28

Campaign-96


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


President Clinton concentrates on three key Western states today in his re-election bid.
On the second day of a three-day campaign swing, Clinton will spend time in Colorado, Arizona and California.
Meantime, the Reform Party's candidate for President, Ross Perot, announced his choice for his vice presidential candidate yesterday.
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((DR. PAT CHOATE IS THE PERSON I HAVE SELECTED TO BE MY RUNNING MATE ))
SUPER=01-Ross Perot/Presidential Candidate;
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OUT Q=be my running mate.
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VO-NAT


Choate is an academic who advised Perot in his 1992 campaign for president.
He stated tonight why he is running for Vice President of the reform party.
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IN Q=I know Washington

((I KNOW WASHINGTON, AND I KNOW THAT IT CANNOT BE CHANGED BY EITHER OF THE 2 MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES ))
SUPER=01-Pat Choate/Vice Presidential Candidate;
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ANCHOR=melanie
SS=hold


Meantime the Republican presidential Candidate will be on capitol hill today meeting with his former congressional colleagues.
G-O-P Lawmakers will meet with Dole before he heads off to campaign forums in Connecticut and Delaware.
Some Republicans reportedly are worried about their re-election prospects, given Dole's deficit in the polls.

District


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=virginia state seal


Federal judges start looking today at a Virginia's only black-majority Congressional district.
A lawsuit filed by a national conservative group seeks to overturn the Third District, held by Democrat Bobby Scott.
The district stretches from Norfolk to Richmond.
The suit says the district was unconstitutionally gerrymandered along racial lines.
Eventually, the case is expected to reach the Supreme Court.

Corbin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A jury yesterday convicted a former Martinsville teacher of taking indecent liberties with a student 18 years ago.
Anna Corbin was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


A 33-year veteran of the city school system, Corbin denied the charge, and supporters described her as an exceptional teacher.
But a former student claimed Corbin abused her beginning in 1978, and she recorded a telephone conversation last summer in which the defendant appeared to admit her guilt.
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IN Q=Somebody called you on the phone

((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE PROSECUTOR: SOMEBODY CALLED YOU ON THE PHONE AND SAID "I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU HAVING SEX WITH ME." IF YOU WEREN'T HAVING SEX WITH EM, YOU WOULD SAY "WHAT THE WORLD ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS ALL ABOUT?" YOU WOULDN'T SAY, "I'M SORRY I DID IT."))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Martinsville Prosecutor;
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OUT Q=sorry I did it.
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VO-NAT


Corbin will remain on bond until she's formally sentenced.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The 29 year old woman who brought the complaint declined to comment on camera after the verdict, but says she was satisfied with the decision.
Though Corbin did not receive a lengthy jail term, the woman said she is glad the defendant will not teach again.

Southside-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath

***ANCHOR TAG****
The devastation left by last week's flooding may not be the financial loss some people fear.
Steve Smallshaw reports Southside residents should have no trouble applying for federal disaster aid.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=04-July 1995;
SUPER=01-Bill Bryant/FEMA; :20
SUPER=01-Gene Neiditch/FEMA; :36
SUPER=@ssm1; :48
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(( After the back- breaking task of cleaning up and drying off their flood- ravaged homes, southside residents can use a break.
It's coming in the form of financial aid from the federal government.
Applying for assistance is now a snap... no more lengthy waits in line at the local disaster center... residents can now just pick up a phone.
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IN Q=They'll ask you

((BILL BRYANT/FEMA: THEY'LL ASK YOU A SERIES OF QUESTIONS RELATED TO WHAT TYPE OF DAMAGE YOU SUSTAINED TO YOUR PROPERTY, AND IT'S IN CONFIDENCE, IT'S VERY QUICK, IT WON'T TAKE MUCH OF YOUR TIME.))
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OUT Q=much of your time.
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IN Q=We found that

((GENE NEIDITCH/FEMA: WE FOUND THAT THE DISASTER APPLICATION CENTER PROCESS DIDN'T REALLY SPEED ANYTHING UP. AS A MATTER OF FACT IN MANY WAYS, IT SLOWED IT DOWN, BECAUSE AT THE ONSET OF ANY DISASTER, WE FOUND PEOPLE LINED UP WANTING TO GET INTO A CENTER.))
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OUT Q=into a center.
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IN Q=Once you've phoned

((Once you've phoned in your application, FEMA will set up a time for an inspector to come to your home and survey the damage. It helps to have documentation of your losses on hand: things like photographs and bills for flood- related repairs. Once the inspection has been made, FEMA says you can expect a check within a couple of weeks.))
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OUT Q=couple of weeks.


Residents needing immediate short- term assistance can come to Danville's First Presbyterian Church.
That's where the Red Cross has set up shop to offer emergency food, clothing and shelter for the city's flood victims.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Danville.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The number to call to apply for federal disaster assistance is 1- 800- 462- 9029.
Those lines will be open from 8 a-m to 7 p-m seven days a week.
Officials say you MUST register by phone to be eligible for federal aid.

VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=VMI


The government says V-M-I is dragging its feet.
It wants V-M-I to quit taking applications from men, if it won't immediately start processing applications from women.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


The Board has been meeting since mid-July, trying to fashion a plan to accomodate women ...with "minimal" changes to the Institute.
Since the Supreme Court sided against V-M-I- -54 women have contacted V-M-I expressing an interest in attending the school.
They've been told V-M-I is studying alternatives.
In the motion filed yesterday, the government says: "after more than six years of litigation" V-M-I continues "doing business as usual, fully serving the interests of men but refusing even to send applications to women."
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2-HEADLINES
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


Hurricane Hortense is trecking toward the bahamas, but foracster now believe it will bypass Florida.
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VO-NAT


Gay activists got a double whammy from Washington yesterday.
Congress rejected a discrimination bill, but passed a definition of marriage bill.
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VO-NAT


And a Roanoke zoning board turns down a application from a DC firm,-
denying the request to build a Halfway House on Melrose Avenue.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday September 11th.
ANCHOR=Beth


Wx-Hello


ANCHOR=ldo
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=bmy
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Hurricanes


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


Forecasters say it looks like Hurricane "Hortense" will spare the Florida coast.
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VO-NAT

4:00;43
The National Hurricane Center says the storm is headed toward Florida, but before it gets there it's expected to shift to a more northerly track and miss the state.
At last check Hortense was skirting along the north coast of the Dominican Republic, heading toward the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas.
SUPER=03-Ponce, Puerto Rico;

4:01;37
Yesterday the storm pasted Puerto Rico, killing at least eight people.
Heavy rains continue on the island, where the Coast Guard says about one-thousand people are seeking safety from high water on rooftops in a San Juan suburb.
SUPER=03-Near Greenville, NC;

4:27:16
Too much water is also the problem in North Carolina following Hurricane Fran.
Just as residents were getting back into their homes in storm damaged areas, they were asked to leave again last night.
The reason, many swollen rivers are creating serious flooding problems.
And nearly a week after after Fran made landfall, hundreds of thousands of residents in the state are also still without eletricity.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Locally residents are getting some financial help in their flood clean up.
To apply for federal disaster aid call 1-800-462-9029.

Gay-Marriage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# FROM NET A
GRAPHIC=none


Gay activists this morning are vowing not to give up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


They received a double blow from the Senate yesterday.
It rejected a bill to prohibit job discrimination against homosexuals and approved a bill placing federal curbs on same-sex marriages.
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((STROM THURMOND/R-SC: A MARRIAGE IS THE LEGAL UNION OF A MAN AND A WOMAN. NINIA BAEHR/SEEKS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: IF I AM HIT BY A TRUCK TOMORROW, THEY MAY NOT LET GENORA SEE ME OR DETERMINE MY MEDICAL CARE. THEY MAY CONSIDER MY PARENTS MY NEXT OF KIN AND NOT ALLW HER IN THERE AT ALL. ))
SUPER=01-Strom Thurmond/(R) South Carolina;( VERY QUICK!!!!)
SUPER=01-Ninia Baehr/Seeks Same-Sex Marriage; :04
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OUT Q=IN THERE AT ALL.
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VO-NAT


The Defense of Marriage Act now goes to President Clinton, who said he will sign it.
Supporters of the job discrimination bill are vowing to try again quickly for passage since it failed by only one vote.
They may attach it as an amendment to another Senate measure.
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Halfway-House


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City


A Washington D-C firm will not be building a halfway house on Melrose Avenue in Roanoke, at least that's the opinion of the zoning board.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The facility is designed to ease former inmates back into society.
Despite the fact the Board of Zoning denied the application from Washington Halfway Homes Incorporated... halfway house officials believe some inmates will make their way to the Roanoke Valley.
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IN Q=But no matter

((LORETTA CALDWELL/WHHI EXEC. DIR.: BUT NO MATTER... IN THEIR HOME ENVIRONMENT.))
SUPER=01-Loretta Caldwell/WHHI Executive Director;
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OUT Q=their home environment.
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VO-NAT


Melrose Avenue neighbors say they want to see something more positive in their backyards.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday's decision could be appealed in Circuit Court within 30-days.
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storms


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


It looks like Florida may again be spared the wrath of a hurricane.
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VO-NAT


The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Hortense IS headed toward the sunshine state, but before it gets there it's expected to shift to a more northerly track and miss the state.
At last check Hortense was skirting along the north coast of the Dominican Republic, heading toward the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas.
SUPER=03-Ponce, Puerto Rico;

4:01;37
Yesterday the storm passed Puerto Rico, killing at least eight people.
Heavy rains continue on the island, where the Coast Guard says about one- thousand people are seeking safety from high water-- on rooftops in a San Juan suburb.
SUPER=03-Near Greenville, NC;

4:27:16
Too much water is also the problem in North Carolina following Hurricane Fran.
Just as residents were getting back into their homes in storm damaged areas, they were asked to leave again last night.
Many swollen rivers are creating serious flooding problems.
And nearly a week after Fran made landfall, Hundreds of thousands of residents in the state are still without eletricity.
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State-Recovery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Hurricane Fran


The damage Hurricane Fran left in her wake continues to pile up.
State officials say floods destroyed 233 homes, caused major damage to more than 15-hundred homes and could cost at least 287-million dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A multi-agency state task force went to work yesterday on the recovery.
Offices are setting up in Southside and the Shenandoah Valley.
They'll stay in operation for close to a year.
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IN Q=Those offices

((BOB SKUNDA/VA. COMMERCE SECRETARY: THOSE OFFICES WILL UP AND RUNNING...VARIOUS PROGRAMS.))
SUPER=01-Bob Skunda/Va. Commerce Secretary;
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OUT Q=various programs. ***QUICK OUT***
TALENT=Melanie
SS=Virginia State Seal


The latest stats show 560-thousand homes were without power statewide at the height of the destruction.
That means at least one million people.
More than 900 roads were closed Friday night.

Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


Add another notch to Governor George Allen's belt.
He is the new chairman of the Southern Governors Association.
Allen has been attending the group's meeting in Kansas City this week.
He said his priorities will include holding conferences across the South on revitalizing urban areas.

iraq


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The U-S this morning is threatening more cruise missile attacks on Iraqi strategic military positions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Pentagon officials say Iraq is rebuilding the air defense installations
damaged in last week's U-S raids--- after being warned not to.
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(( KEN BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: HAVE MADE IT VERY CLEAR TO SADDAM THAT IF HE REBUILDS AIR DEFENSES AND THREATENS OUR MISSIONS OVER THE NO-FLY ZONE -- NOW THE EXTENDED NO-FLY ZONE, GOING UP TO THE 33RD PARALLEL -- THAT WE WILL TAKE ACTION. I THINK WE'VE SHOWN OUR DETERMINATION TO PROTECT OUR PILOTS IN THE PAST, AND THAT DETERMINATION REMAINS UNDIMINISHED."
))
SUPER=01-Ken Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Northern Iraq;


Meantime, tens of thousands of kurds are heading to their homes in northern Iraq today after being granted amnesty by Saddam Hussein.
Yesterday they fled from rival Kurds who are backed by Iraqi troops.
Hussein is reasserting control in the region, lifting trade and travel barriers that have been in place since the Gulf War, as the U-S declared safe haven collapses.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=MLB


Milwaukee handed Boston its fourth straight loss 11-to-10.
For a look at last night's baseball scores let's check the numbers.
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SUPER=0091-/Chicago/1/j/Baltimore/5///j/Texas/11//Toronto/8///;
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SUPER=0091-j/New York/9//Detroit/8///j/Oakland/7//Minnesota/0///;
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SUPER=0092-j/Florida/9//New York/3/12///Montreal/3/j/Chicago/10///;
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SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/8/j/Colorado/9///j/St. Louis/1//San Francisco/0///;
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