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HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Ahead on News 7 Mornin, Russian President Boris Yeltsin may be too ill for heart bypass surgery.
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And classes resume today at V-M-I, following this weekend's historic decision that breaks more than 150 years of tradition.

Atlantis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=space shuttle


The Atlantis astronauts are preparing for tonight's undocking with the Mir space station.
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VO-NAT


But this morning, they took some time off for a news conference from outer space with their Russian counterparts.
Shannon Lucid, who has spent six months on the Russian Space station, said she would never again set foot on a treadmill.
The astronaut racked up lots of treadmill time during her stay on Mir.
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YELTSIN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=yeltsin


A top American cardiologist is on his way to Moscow this morning to examine Russian president Boris Yeltsin.
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VO-NAT
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Dr. Michael DeBakey will consult with Yeltsin's doctors about when to schedule his heart by-pass surgery.
Originally, the surgery had been scheduled for the end of this month.
But there's word it could be delayed until November because of concerns about other health problems Yeltsin is experiencing.
Yeltsin's former press secretary claims Yeltsin has liver and kidney problems due in part to heavy drinking.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute has gone the way of so many other single sex schools.
The Board of Visitor's voted Saturday to admit women, but the decision is receiving mixed reviews from alumni.
Denise Allen spoke with several VMI alumni about the change.
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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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((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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((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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((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.))

Deputy-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Accident


A Bedford County Sheriff's Deputy totaled his cruiser last night.
Mark Dooley was responding to a domestic dispute when he rounded a sharp curve, lost control and totaled the car.
It happened on Route ONE-22 just outside Bedford city limits.
Dooley's injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
He's being treated at Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital.
State police are investigating due to the nature of the accident.

81-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-70
GRAPHIC=Accident


A tractor trailer accident in Botetourt County tied up traffic on northbound Interstate 81 for three hours Sunday afternoon.
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The rig was pulling two trailers when the driver apparently lost control and crashed in the median near Troutville.
One of the trailers flipped on its side, the other overturned on its top.
Traffic was backed up for at least four miles.
The driver was hurt, but his injuries did not appear serious.
State Police are still investigating.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#common sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


In the latest edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff explains how the most profitable time of the year for retailers can also be good for investors.
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((Believe it or not the holiday shopping season is just a few months away and analysts like Ken Gassman with Davenport and Company believe it could be a strong one. For that reason he's got a number of retailers you may wanna invest in ahead of time.))
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((KEN GASSMAN/DAVENPORT & CO. ANALYST: WE'D BUY THE SHARES OF MAY COMPANY AND MAY COMPANY OPERATES HECHTS DEPARTMENT STORES. WE'D ALSO BE LOOKING CLOSELY AT LILLIAN VERNON CORPORATION. LILLIAN VERNON IS A DIRECT MAIL MERCHANT, IT SELLS MOST OF ITS GOODS TO WOMEN. BUT THEY SELL A LOT OF GIFTS. IN ADDITION WE LIKE STEIN MART. STEIN MART IS A WOMEN'S APPAREL RETAILER THAT HAS A HEAVY BIAS TOWARDS CHRISTMAS BECAUSE THEY ALSO SELL A LOT OF GIFT ITEMS AND THE FINAL STOCK THAT WE'D BE BUYING IS CIRCUIT CITY. WITH PEOPLE GETTING READY TO BUY NEW COMPUTERS, TELEVISIONS, AUDIO EQUIPMENT FOR THE CHRISTMAS SELLING SEASON, YOU'LL SEE THESE GIFTS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE. CIRCUIT CITY IS POISED TO CAPTURE THAT MARKET SHARE AND DO WELL.))
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((I'm Len Besthoff in downtown Roanoke with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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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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Russian doctors consult with an American heart surgeon about when to schedule Boris Yeltsin's heart surgery.
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The astronauts aboard "Atlantis" astronauts are getting ready for tonight's undocking with the "Mir" space station.
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John F. Kennedy Junior is no longer the nation's most eligible bachelor.
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That's what's making news on this Monday, September 23rd.
ANCHOR=Beth


Wx-Hello


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=bmy
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Health-YELTSIN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=yeltsin


An American heart surgeon is on his way to Moscow this morning to examine Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
He will help Yeltsin's doctors decide when to schedule by-pass surgery.
Originally, the surgery had been scheduled for the end of this month.
But there's word it could be delayed until November because of concerns about other health problems Yeltsin is experiencing.
Jonathan Sanders has the latest from Moscow.
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IRA


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


British police say they stopped an I-R-A attack this morning that could have resulted in a number of deaths.
In early morning raids police arrested six people and seized explosives.
Authorities say the I-R-A plan involved setting off a "large vehicle bomb."

KENNEDY


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


John F. Kennedy Junior is no longer the nation's number one bachelor.
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VO-NAT
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The 35 year old tied the knot this weekend with longtime girlfriend Carloyn Bessette in a top secret ceremony on a secluded Georgia island.
Bessette, a former P-R executive for Calvin Klein, has been romantically linked to Kennedy for about five years.
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LAMOUR


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


Hollywood is mourning the death of Dorothy Lamour.
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VO-NAT
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The actress played in more than 50 films, including seven of the "Road" pictures with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Hope calls her one of the screen's "grandest ladies."
Lamour died yesterday, at her home in Hollywood at the age of 81.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday.
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Historic-Fincastle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-71
GRAPHIC=None


Historic Fincastle Incorporated has had a hand in 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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2-Atlantis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=space shuttle


The Atlantis astronauts are getting ready for tonight's undocking with the Mir space station.
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VO-NAT


But this morning, they took some time off for a news conference from outer space with their Russian counterparts.
Shannon Lucid, who has spent six months on the Russian Space station, joked that said she would never again set foot on a treadmill.
The astronaut racked up lots of treadmill time during her stay on Mir.
Atlantis returns to earth on Thursday.
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Payne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-79
GRAPHIC=Payne, LF


Next year's election may not be on many people's minds yet, but Congressman L-F Payne may have a good chance of winning his bid for Lieutenant Governor.
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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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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Sabato adds that Beyer is from northern Virginia, and he needs a running mate from the rural part of the state, where he's had little appeal in past elections.

Economist


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-77
GRAPHIC=None


The presidential race may be right around the corned, but a leading economist does not think that is going to do inflation any good.
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VO-NAT
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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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ANCHOR=Melanie
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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.
The highest was Italy with four- point- four- percent.

Classic-Cars


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE# 96-81
GRAPHIC=None


They're sleak and fast and they're not just any automobile.
In Salem, word of mouth advertising has led to a bi-weekly display of some of history's best driving machines.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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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.
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((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.
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((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?
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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.
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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.
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((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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4-Scores


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


San Francisco finished off its first four-game sweep in 16 months, topping Colorado 7-to-3.
For a roundup of last night's scores from the grid iron let's check the boards.
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