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7VMI


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The women cadets who enroll at Virginia Military Institute next year won't get any special treatment.
The school's superintendent says they'll live in the same barracks as men, have the same short haircuts and endure the same physical challenges.
The board of visitor's historic decision Saturday to admist women is receiving mixed review from V-M-I alumni.
Denise Allen has more.
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This is V-M-I and this is how school officials say it will remain.
As General Josiah Bunting reads it, the Supreme Court decision allows it to keep all the traditions that make V-M-I, V-M-I.
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IN Q=I BELIEVE

((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: I BELIEVE FULLY QUALIFIED YOUNG WOMEN WOULD THEMSELVES FEEL DEMEANED BY ANY RELAXATION IN THE STANDARD OF VMI, THE STANDARDS WE IMPOSE ON YOUNG MEN.))
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((AL SOLTIS/VMI ALUMNI ASSOC.: I WAS DISAPPOINTED BUT I DID TAKE SOME COMFORT IN WHAT THE BOARD OF VISITORS SAID AND WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENT SAID ABOUT HOW WE ARE GOING ABOUT THE PROCESS NOW.))
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Roland Lazenby is relieved his alma mater is changing with the times.
But he says for VMI's tradition of excellence to continue, some lesser traditions will have to be put away.
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IN Q=NO 19TH CENTURY

((ROLAND LAZENBY/VMI ALUM: NO 19TH CENTURY KEYDET HAD A BUZZ CUT HAIRCUT. TO EXPECT A YOUNG WOMAN TO HAVE A BUZZ CUT TODAY IS UNREALISTIC AND PROBABLY MEAN AND PETTY.))
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Both Soltis and Lazenby are worried that the Justice Department may require V-M-I to make drastic changes.
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SOT today 12:42:55
IN Q=i understand the citadel

((SOLTIS: I UNDERSTAND THE CITADEL HAS BEEN GIVEN A LIST OF THINGS THEY HAD TO CHANGE IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE WOMEN. I THINK THE THING WE ARE AFTER IS TO MAKE THE CHANGES MINIMAL SO WOMEN IN FACT CAN RECEIVE THE WHOLE VMI SYSTEM.))
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Lazenby says he believes the Justice Department won't intervene if VMI officials strive to make the integration of women successful.
Both agree the school is facing the greatest leadership challenge in its history.
But they say that's what you learn at VMI--how to rise to a challenge and win.
Denise Allen News 7.))

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Starting today, Virginia will turn down immigrants who apply for food stamps.
The change is part of the new federal welfare reform law.
Immigrants already getting food stamps will have their cases reviewed as their benefits expire.
Under the reform signed into law a month ago, immigrants are barred from getting food stamps until they become citizens.
There are a few exemptions, including refugees in their first five years in the country.
Also exempt are veterans and legal residents who've worked ten years without receiving welfare benefits.

7Historic-Fincastle


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Historic Fincastle Incorporated is responsible for saving many of the town's historic buildings.
And in keeping with the historic theme the organization puts on an old-fashion outdoor fair every year.
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They use the money raised to restore buildings like "The James Early" cabin.
The historic building dates back to 1796-- it was used as Early's home and taylor shop.
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((PEGGY DAVIS/HISTORIC FINCASTLE INC.: THE INSIDE LOGS MANY OF THEM ARE ORIGINAL. SOME OF THEM HAD TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE THEY WERE SO ROTTEN. THE CHIMNEY IS ORIGINAL AND WE HAVE A LOFT, WE USE FOR STORAGE BUT OF COURSE IN THE EARLY DAYS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR THE CHILDREN, BUT THIS ONE ROOM WOULD HAVE BEEN THE LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, THE BEDROOM.))
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The cabin is now used as office space for Historic Fincastle and visitors are encouraged to take a guided tour of the house.
It will be open to the public during next week's festival.
Artists will also demonstrate their crafts during the two day event, next Saturday and Sunday.
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Turning now to the forecast,
Lots of sunshine and low humidity today.
Highs will be in the upper 70s. Tonight, clouds will move in with overnight lows in the low 50s.
Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 70s.
There's no rain in the forecast until Thursday. 7BIRTHDAYS

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55Payne


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TAPE# 96-79
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Folks may not be thinking ahead to next year's elections, but Congressman L-F Payne is already predicted to win the Lieutenant Governor's race.
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According to one of the Commonwealth's leading political pundits, Payne has the nomination all but wrapped up, even though early on people like former Education Secretary Jim Dyke were mentioned as potential candidates.
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((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: I'D BE SURPRISED IF JIM DYKE EVEN RAN. BECAUSE I THINK WHILE IT'S ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO BEAT A PARTY CANDIDATE IN A CONVENTION, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT AND IT'S VERY WELL KNOWN THAT DON BEYER WANTS LF PAYNE ON THE TICKET. ))
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55Economist


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Meantime, in the race for the White House the republican presidential contender will be in Virginia today. Bob Dole will appear in Springfield with Senator John Warner.
State Polls show no clear leader in the Presidential contest.
One leading economist does not think that the outcome of the race will have any impact on inflation.
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Robert Genetski (guh-NET-skee) told those attending the fourth annual Southwest Virginia Business Forum that "inflation is dead" in the U-S.
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((ROBERT GENETSKI/ECONOMIST: WE'RE GONNA ENTER A PERIOD, AN EXTENDED PERIOD, OF PRICE STABILITY AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER PRESIDENT CLINTON GETS RE-ELECTED OR DOLE GETS ELECTED. WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THAT THE COMPUTER CHIP, OR PEOPLE WITH THE AID OF THE COMPUTER CHIP HAVE GENERATED A NUMBER OF STUDIES SHOWING THAT INFLATION IS TERRIBLY HARMFUL TO ECONOMIES. CENTRAL BANKERS READ THESE STUDIES AND WHAT THEY'VE CONCLUDED IS WE CANNOT INFLATE THE ECONOMY.))
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Genetski (guh-NET-skee) notes that of the top 12 countries in the world, more than half had interest rates BELOW two- percent last year.

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State police are investigating an accident involving a Bedford County Sheriff's deputy.
Last night Deputy Mark Dooley was responding to a domestic dispute when he rounded a sharp curve, lost control and totaled his cruiser.
It happened on Route ONE-22 just outside the Bedford city limits.
Dooley is hospitalized at Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital.

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Turning now to the forecast,
Lots of sunshine and low humidity today.
Highs will be in the upper 70s. Tonight, expect overnight lows in the low 50s.

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8VMI


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Classes resume today at V-M-I following this weekend's historic decision allowing the enrollment of women.
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The female cadets who are admitted to the military school next year won't get any special treatment.
The school's superintendent says they'll live in the same barracks as men, have the same short haircuts and endure the same physical challenges.
At least one V-M-I graduate calls these requirements unfair.
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((ROLAND LAZENBY/VMI ALUM: NO 19TH CENTURY KEYDET HAD A BUZZ CUT HAIRCUT. TO EXPECT A YOUNG WOMAN TO HAVE A BUZZ CUT TODAY IS UNREALISTIC AND PROBABLY MEAN AND PETTY. ))
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Some 80 young women have already expressed an interest in attending V-M-I.
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8DOLE


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Republican presidential contender Bob Dole will be in Virginia today to talk about the economy.
Dole will appear in Springfield with Senator John Warner.
He will be holding another of his ``Listening To America'' discussions, with workers at Interstate Van Lines.
Dole is returning to the economy, after focusing on crime and drug abuse last week.
State Polls show no clear leader in the White House race.

8Food-Stamps


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Starting today, Virginia will turn down immigrants who apply for food stamps.
The change is part of the new federal welfare reform law. Immigrants already getting food stamps will have their cases reviewed as their benefits expire.
Under the reform signed into law a month ago, immigrants are barred from getting food stamps until they become citizens. There are a few exemptions, including refugees in their first five years in the country.
Also exempt are veterans and legal residents who've worked ten years without receiving welfare benefits.

8Classic-Cars


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The old, classic cars are sleak, fast and on display every month in Salem.
Andrew Freiden tells us where you can find history's best driving machines.
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(( All summer long, a group of classic car hobbyists has been meeting on Saturday nights at the Hardees on Brambleton Avenue.
The crowds eventually outgrew the lot, so they took the show to FAST FREDDY'S in Salem.
SOT BRAD 3:18:33
IN Q=And I thought wow

((CECIL FERGUSON: AND I THOUGHT WOW-- THIS WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE FOR A CRUISE IN AND I JUST TOLD DAN THE OWNER, WE REALLY NEED TO HAVE A CRUISE-IN OVER HERE-- AND HE SAID, HEY, I'D LOVE TO ))
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These car owners meet to show off their hard work, check out the competition, and to reminisce about days gone by.
SOT Brad 3:40:43
IN Q=I'd go out

((HUBERT HARVEY: I'D GO OUT ON WEEKENDS, AND I'D WRECK ONE AND BRING IT BACK HOME. ME AND DAD WOULD PUT IT TOGETHER. NEXT WEEKEND I'D BE OUT WRECKIN' IT AGAIN. ))
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Many of the car buffs fondly remember the days of drag-racing on Route 419 and cruising down Franklin Road.
So do these now middle aged drivers still cruise to impress the opposite sex?
SOT BRAD 3:22:10
IN Q=NAT SOUND laughter

((THE FERGUSONS: I HOPE HE DOESN'T...YEAH WE DON'T TRY TO PICK UP THE GIRLS NO MORE. REPORTER: you have the one you want, right? I HAVE THE ONE I WANT. I GUESS I'LL STICK WITH HER. ))
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Nostalgia fills the air in this parking lot-- as does the smell of money.
It can cost from 12- thousand to 50- thousand dollars to get these vehicles looking like new.
SOT HOWARD 1: 8:08:07
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((RON BOWLES: EVERYONE THAT HAS RESTORED ONE OF THESE CARS AND KEEPS THEM IN TOP SHAPE HAS SAVED A PIECE OF THE PAST FOR OUR KIDS TO SEE. ))
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And that history is on display for all to see at the corner of West Main Street and RT. 11 every second and fourth saturday of each month.
SOT Howie 2: 6:37:34
IN Q=so, the classic

((ANDREW FREIDEN: SO, THE CLASSIC CAR COMMUNITY IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY FINALLY HAS A PLACE TO CALL HOME. IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT THESE AGING BEAUTIES, PILE INTO YOUR CAR AND HEAD OVER TO SALEM-- AND PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7 ))
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Turning now to the forecast,
Lots of sunshine and low humidity today.
Highs will be in the upper 70s. Tonight, clouds will move in with overnight lows in the low 50s. There's no rain in the forecast until Thursday. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 70s.