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7Flooding-Briefing

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=Flooding aftermath
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


(retopped)
The federal government is moving into Southside Virginia to dole out financial support to flood victims.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


FEMA officials are opening disaster recovery centers to serve fourteen jurisdictions in Virginia.
Residents can come to the centers for answers to questions about getting flood assistance.
Meanwhile, authorities caution residents not to be taken in by scam artists promising to perform flood- related repairs.
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SOT 13:34:41
IN Q=Some enterprising

((CHIEF NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE: SOME ENTERPRISING BUSINESS PEOPLE INCREASE THEIR PRICES WHEN SITUATIONS LIKE THIS OCCUR, AND WE'VE HAD SEVERAL CALLS ABOUT THAT. SO I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THEY GET TWO OR THREE ESTIMATES FROM LEGITIMATE BUSINESS PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=legitimate business people.
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VO-NAT


Recovery centers in South Boston and Danville open later today at 1 p-m and will remain open seven days a week.
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7Shalala


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


(retopped)
Tobacco regulation has been a main topic of President Clinton's re-election campaign.
And farmers of Virginia's top cash crop are bracing for a fight in Washington.
Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala explained Clinton's position in Richmond.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
IN Q=First the
SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday; :11
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/HHS Secretary; :18
SUPER=01-Annice Pell/Chesterfield Co. Farmer; :36
SUPER=01-Jimmy Mullen/Va. Extension Specialist; 1:06
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:17
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( First the FDA crackdown -- Now Hurricane Fran.
Virginia tobacco farmers are harvesting what they can.
nat sot
runs=:03


U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala -- in Richmond for a ribbon cutting -- isn't doing much to ease their pain.
SOT 22:48:48

((DONNA SHALALA: AS THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN WHO CHILDREN WHO START SMOKING COMES DOWN, THERE OBVIOUSLY IS AN IMPACT. BUT THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS ARE FAIRLY MARGINAL ON TOBACCO FARMERS... WANT TO GO INTO AN ALTERNATIVE CROP.))
RUNS=:18



SOT 22:54:11

((ANNICE PELL/CHESTERFIELD CO. FARMER: I'D LIKE TO DO THAT. BUT I DON'T NOTHING THAT WOULD-- WE FARM. WE'VE GOT HORSES. WE'VE GOT GRAIN. WE'VE GOT PIGS. WELL WE DON'T, BUT OUR SON-IN-LAWS DO HERE ON THE FARM. AND DON'T NONE OF IT MAKE NO LIVING. THEY'VE GOT TO WORK SOMEWHERE ELSE. THIS SON-IN-LAW OVER HERE'S A VETERINARIAN.))
RUNS=:21



SOT 22:48:37

((DONNA SHALALA: WE BELIEVE THAT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS WILL NOT HAVE A SERIOUS IMPACT ON THE TOBACCO FARMERS OF VIRGINIA FOR EXAMPLE.))
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SOT 23:05:35

((JIMMY MULLEN/VA. EXTENSION SPECIALIST: AS OF RIGHT NOW, I HAVE NOT SEEN A CASH CROP THAT CAN REPLACE TOBACCO.))
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SOT 22:54:46

((ANNICE PELL: WELL IF THERE IS, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS. UNLESS IT WOULD BE MARIJUANA. HEH HEH.))
RUNS=:06


That's NOT one of President Clinton's recommended crops, by the way.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

7Pulaski-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Drug Busts


Pulaski authorities yesterday showed off the results of a 9 month drug investigation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski;


31 suspects were rounded up by Police on a total of 55 indictments.
They also seized drugs, cash, vehicles, and other property.
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SOT 4:35:17
IN Q=

((HERB COOLEY/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: WE FEEL LIKE THIS IS AN AREA WHERE WE HAVE TO WORK AND HIT THE DRUG DEALERS IN THE POCKETBOOK WHERE IT HURTS, AND SEIZE THE PROPERTY THAT THEY HAD BEEN ABLE TO ACCUMULATE USING THE PROFITS FROM DRUG MONEY. ))
SUPER=01-Herb Cooley/Pulaski Police Chief;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=from drug money.
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VO-NAT


The nine-month investigation targeted street dealers and mid-level suppliers.
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.
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SOT 4:42:07
IN Q=

((EVERETT SHOCKLEY/PULASKI CO. PROSECUTOR: IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT YOU KNOW, YOU CAN GO OUT AND ROUND UP 31 PEOPLE AND PUT THEM IN JAIL, AND YET THERE'S ALWAYS SEEMINGLY SOMEONE THAT WILL TAKE THEIR PLACE. AGAIN, THERE'S MONEY IN DRUGS. ))
SUPER=01-Everett Shockley/Pulaski Co. Prosecutor;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=money in drugs.
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VO-NAT


This investigation was conducted by the Pulaski County Drug Task Force.
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7WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE



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Taking a look at the weather:
expect widely scattered afternoon thunder showers. Highs will be in the upper 70's.
Tonight, it'll be mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of more rain.
Tomorrow, it'll be cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 70's 7BIRTHDAYS! 9/15/96

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SUPER=130-5/Leah Taylor/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-4/Russell Ramey/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-4/Ronnie Eggleston Jr./Buena Vista;


Monday:

SUPER=130-11/Nathan Hurst/Vinton;



SUPER=130-15/Cory Brown/Chatham;



SUPER=130-1/Austin Lephew/Salem;



SUPER=130-2/Ashley Akers/Roanoke;


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SUPER=130-40/Calvin Hodge/Dublin;



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SUPER=130-19/Devonne Claybrooks/Bassett;


55Marion-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Smyth County authorities have a suspect in the murder of retired school teacher in Marion.
23 year old Harold Davis of Marion is charged with capital murder, rape and burglary.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Marion/Last Thursday;


Police found 68 year-old Anna Jean Anderson dead in her home one week ago.
She had been strangled to death.
The Symth County Sheriff's Department would not say what led them to Davis- only that he has been a suspect since the day after the murder.
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55Virginia-Western


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Education


The information age is in full swing at Virginia Western community college.
The school uses high tech video equipment to link up with two other colleges through its interactive classrooms.
Jay Moore has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=They're miles
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Don Piedmont/Instructor; :13
SUPER=@Jay1; :28
SUPER=01-Steve Wilt/DSLCC Student; :41
SUPER=01-Richard Teaff/DSLCC President; :52 quick
SUPER=01-Wayne Michie/VWCC Engineer; 1:02
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=Moore, News 7.

(( They're miles apart but Virginia Western, Dabney S- Lancaster Community College, and Radford University students are able to have the same professor, at the same time.
It's done through compressed video and interactive t-v.
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SOT 18:36:00 -1
IN Q=One never likes

((DON PIEDMONT/INSTRUCTOR: ONE NEVER LIKES TO SEE ONE SELF ON THE TUBE. IT'S REALLY FASCINATING TALKING BACK AND FORTH TO PEOPLE. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q= forth to people


Using a state grant and money from Bell Atlantic, Virginia Western was able to equipment two interactive classrooms.
There are two cameras mounted in each room.
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SOT 19:50:51- 2
IN Q=In this classroom

((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: IN THIS VIDEO CLASSROOM, PROFESSORS HAVE A TRACKING DEVICE WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO MOVE AROUND THE ROOM FREELY.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=room freely.


We took advantage of the technology to interview a Dabney student.
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SOT 20:02:50- 2
IN Q=It's amazing

((STEVE WILT/D.S.L.C.C Student: IT'S AMAZING HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED. I GRADUATED IN '92 FROM BRIDGEWATER COLLAGE. HERE CLASSES TAKE PART IN TECHNOLOGY LIKE THIS.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=like this.
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SOT 16:32:10 (DSLCC Ribbon Cutting)
IN Q=It really takes

((RICHARD TEAFF/D.S.L.C.C. PRESIDENT: IT REALLY TAKES THE RESOURCES OF BOTH CAMPUSES AND JOINS THEM FOR A VERY EFFICIENT WAY OF OFFERING EDUCATION.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=offering education.


Virginia Western started the program last month and it didn't go on- line until the day before classes began.
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SOT 18:47:36
IN Q=There's a lot

((WAYNE MICHIE/V.W.C.C. ENGINEER: THERE'S A LOT MORE WE CAN DO WITH THAT WE LEARNED YET I THINK WE'RE DOING VERY WELL AND USING IT THE LIMITED TIME WE HAD EXPOSURE TO IT.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=exposure to it.


And with technology inproving everyday, he's excited about what the future holds.
In Roanoke, Jay Moore, News 7.))











55WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE



(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
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Taking a look at the weather:
expect widely scattered afternoon thunder showers. Highs will be in the upper 70's.
Tonight, it'll be mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of more rain.

8SML-Cabins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


If you're looking for a weekend retreat-- how about a cabin near Smyth Mountain Lake?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Well that Lake getaway could soon be a reality.
State Park Manager Brian Heft hopes 20 cabins will be built by next fall.
He says there will be 2 and 3 bedroom units... complete with full kitchens and bathrooms.
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SOT 11:57:35
IN Q=We've picked

((BRIAN HEFT/PARK MANAGER: WE'VE PICKED ONE OF THE MORE SECLUDED AREAS OF THE PARK AND IT'S FULL OF HARDWOOD TREES. WE'RE GOING TO DO THE LEAST AMOUNT OF CLEARING AS WE CAN IN KEEPING WITH THAT SECLUDED FELLING THAT ONE GETS IN BEING IN AREA LIKE THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Brian Heft/Park Manager;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=like this
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VO-NAT


The money used for this project is part of the state wide bond referendum of 1992.
Smith Mountain Lake State Park received 2-million dollars...
Just over one million of that went to the cabin idea.
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8Covered-Bridge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath


Flooding damaged hundreds of roads all across the state, but the biggest loss may have been a bridge that hadn't seen traffic for more than forty years.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
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SOT
IN Q=When last we
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape; :00
SUPER=04-Photos: Ben and Juanita Miller; :08
SUPER=01-Paul Good/Eyewitness; :31
SUPER=@ssm1; :39
SUPER=01-Janson Harrill/Artist; 1:12
RUNS=1:31
OUT Q=News7, Campbell County.


(( When last we saw the Marysville bridge, it had withstood the worst of Mother Nature for nearly 120 years.
Last Friday however, rain from Hurricane Fran swelled Seneca Creek to the point where water was pushing against the sides.
Just minutes after these pictures were taken, the bridge was washed away.
natsot 2:00:44

((BEN MILLER: WE HAD JUST PULLED AWAY AND THEY TOLD US LATER IT HAD COLLAPSED RIGHT AFTER WE LEFT.))
RUNS=:06


Paul Good had carved his name somewhere on that bridge.
He watched a piece of his childhood go.
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SOT 2:24:08
IN Q=It actually

((PAUL GOOD/EYEWITNESS: IT ACTUALLY PULLED IT OFF AND IT WAS STILL UPRIGHT, AND IT FLOATED DOWNSTREAM PROBABLY 20 TO 30 FEET UPRIGHT TILL IT HIT A TREE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=hit a tree.
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SU 1:37:31
IN Q=There had been

((There had been four or five covered bridges at this same spot since the late 1700's.. all fell victim to flooding and were eventually rebuilt. However, with a modern span already in place, it's highly unlikely the last version of the Marysville bridge will be replaced, which means Campbell County has a lost a piece of its history.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=of its history.


But the bridge will live on, in the memories of the residents and on the canvas of Janson Harrill.
Harrill retired to central Virginia two years ago to devote more time to his hobby of oil painting.
Looking to capture the flavor of some local historic sites, he was directed to the Marysville bridge.
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SOT 00:32:34
IN Q=I feel like

((JANSON HARRILL/ARTIST: I FEEL LIKE I'VE LOST AN ELDERLY FRIEND THAT WAS VERY WISE AND I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GLEAN SOME OF THAT WISDOM.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=that wisdom.


Harrill says sales of his limited edition print have doubled since last Friday.
Like the bridge itself, there will soon be just a few of them left.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))

8Beauty-Queen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#596-36
GRAPHIC=None
The Miss America Pageant is just a few days away---


In Covington there is one little girl who
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington;

may day find herself in Alantic City competing for the the rhinestone crown.
18-month-old Angelica Denise Sylvester can barely speak... but she's the talk of the Beauty Pageant circuit.
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SOT 12:01:00
IN Q=She was a beautiful

((CHUCK SYLVESTER/ANGELICA'S FATHER: SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL BABY AT BIRTH AND PEOPLE SAID, WOW. HER FACIAL FEATURES WERE MORE DEVELOPED. AND I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS MY FIRST CHILD AND I THOUGHT IT WAS MY FIRST CHILD AND I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING I LIKE TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Chuck Sylvester/Angelica's Father;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=like to do
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VO-NAT


Surrounded by local, state, and international trophies some may wonder if mom and dad expect too much from their daughter.
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SOT 11:58:41
IN Q=Who knows she may

((AUDRA SYLVESTER/ANGELICA'S MOTHER: WHO KNOWS SHE MAY BE MISS. AMERICA BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO PUSH HER. IT'S ALL LEFT UP TO HER WHEN SHE'S ABLE TO DECIDE WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Audra Sylvester/Angelica's Mother;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=she wants to do.
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VO-NAT


Angelica's next competition is in Atlanta.
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8WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE



(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Partly Sunny/Afternoon Storms/75-79/Mostly Cloudy/Chance of

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Taking a look at the weather:
expect widely scattered afternoon thunder showers. Highs will be in the Tonight, it'll be mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of more rain. upper 70's.