08:25-01

7Open

SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


7Water


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke County residents who lost their water supply earlier this month when Tropical Fran passed thru got some discouraging news from County supervisors last night.
The board offered words of sympathy but said it would not bring them county water for free.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Six families on Trevilian Road lost their water supply, when their undergound spring was inundated with mud.
They now have temporary water service, and and wanted the county supervisors to waive the fee for a permanent connection.
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SOT 21:19:29 tape #2
IN Q=We do feel like

((DAVID BURNLEY/TREVILIAN ROAD RESIDENT: WE DO FEEL LIKE IF WE DO HOOK UP TO THE COUNTY WATER SYSTEM, WE CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL WE'RE PAYING FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S MISTAKE.))
SUPER=01-David Burnley/Trevilian Road Resident;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=someone else's mistake.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


The county is offering to connect the residents for about 36- hundred dollars, less than the going rate for new construction.
They can also pay in installments, but the supervisors did not agree to waive the fees.

7Warner-Abortion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


A debate between Republican Sen. John Warner and his Democratic challenger, Mark Warner will be held this Sunday night at the College of William and Mary.
The event will be produced at William and Mary's University Center with small groups of voters in Roanoke and Falls Church linked in by satellite.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Yesterday in Richmond, Mark Warner tried to revive his campaign at a luncheon.
Warner got a good reaction to a speech that included his first major references to abortion.
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SOT 05:59;20
IN Q=You see

((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: YOU SEE, I TRUST YOU, YOUR FAMILIES, AND YOUR GOD WITH THE MOST PERSONAL OF ALL DECISIONS. applause fade))
SUPER=@Markwarner;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=(applause fade)
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VO-NAT


Mark Warner says he also supports freedom of access to abortion clinics.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=John Warner


Senator John Warner has voted to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision making abortion legal.

7Roberts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Meantime, it doesn't look like there are in debates in the future for Tom Roberts who is running as an Independent in the ninth district Congressional race.
Roberts is now accusing Congressman Rick Boucher of withholding information from voters.
Roberts is upset that
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;

Boucher told News-7 the same standards for the presidential debates should apply in the Ninth District.
Reform Party candidate Ross Perot is being EXCLUDED from the presidential debates.
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SOT 10:33:09
IN Q=

((TOM ROBERTS/I-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: THAT'S ONE MORE ATTEMPT TO KEEP INFORMATION OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE, AND I THINK THAT IS BAD FOR THE PUBLIC. AND IF BOUCHER WAS REALLY, REALLY HAD THE INTEREST OF THE NINTH DISTRICT IN MIND HE WOULD INCLUDE US IN THE DEBATE.))
SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/(I) Congressional Candidate;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=in the debate.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=Rick Boucher


Boucher says his staff has been working with republican challenger Patrick Muldoon's campaign to schedule a debate.
Boucher says he has barely given ROBERTS a thought, but no details have been finalized.

7VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=VMI


Even after VMI's Board of Visitors voted to go co-ed-- the school is facing criticism over how it plans to deal with women.
V-M-I's top man responded yesterday with an invitation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Rather than answer the Institute's critics in harsh rhetoric, General Josiah Bunting yesterday chose to invite V-M-I's critics to visit the post, see it for themselves, have dinner and talk to the cadets... one on one.
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SOT
IN Q=The people who are most ardent

((THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE MOST ARDENT AND INSISTENT IN THEIR CRITICISM OF THE INSTITUTE, FOR THE MOST PART, HAVE NEVER SEEN THE SCHOOL. VMI HAS A TENDER HEART IT'S TOUGH SCHOOL BUT THERE'S A TENDERNESS AND COMPASSION HERE. PEOPLE MISS THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=people miss that.
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VO-NAT


At the same time, Bunting is not backing down on his determination to make as few changes as possible when it comes to accommodating women.
"Buzz cut" haircuts are part of the opening ritual, he says. And women who want to participate in the V-M-I "experience" should be prepared to accept that.
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7weather


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




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Turning now to the weather,
It looks like we have a great day in store today.
Sunny skies with highs in the lower 70s.
Tonight, expect temperatures around the region to drop below fifty.
7BIRTHDAYS! 9/26/96

SUPER=130-8/Roger Coles/Bedford;



SUPER=130-2/David Philpott/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-11/Shaviel Madden/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-18/Michelle Desper/Salem;



SUPER=130-7/Karalee Creed/Elliston;



SUPER=130-4/Lara Mash/Christiansburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-27th/Bobby & Frances New/New Castle;



SUPER=130-6/Clay Willard/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-/Amber Dunnings/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-86/Bettie Ramsey/Pen Hook;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-38/David Woolridge & Mamie Vanlew/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Dolly Wills/Roanoke;


Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Anna
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=none


The First Wives Club is terrific entertainment, particularly for "women of a certain age". Although some men may find it disturbing.
It is a funny film with some great lines, but most of the humor comes from emotionally painful situations.
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SOT Tape #1 TC 15:14:55
IN Q=Its no wonder...

((FIRST WIVES CLUB/PARAMOUNT: ITS NO WONDER WE'RE SNARLING AT EACH OTHER. NO WONDER WE'RE AT EACH OTHERS THROAT. LISTEN, YOU HAVE TO TAKE OUR PLAN AND EXPAND IT. FIRST THING WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN GUYS BECAUSE THEY REALLY HAVE IT COMING.))
SUPER=18-"The First Wives Club"; :
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=really have it coming.


Diane Keaton, Better Midler, and Goldie Hawn are three old friends who after years of helping their husbands succeed, find themselves dumped for younger women.
At first they are bitter, then they decide to get even.
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SOT TC=15:10:33 Tape #2
IN Q=We have just completely...

((WE HAVE JUST COMPLETELY EMBARRASSED OURSELVES. WE'VE BECOME EXACTLY WHAT THE WORLD THINKS WE ARE AND OUR EX-HUSBANDS. WE ARE THE THREE WITCHES.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the three witches.


The movie doesn't require a great deal of acting depth, but Keaton, Midler, and Hawn seem to be having a great time.
"First Wives" sometimes descends into slapstick and the revenges seem a bit too easy, but overall this movie gets a "B+".
They're three of Hollywood's biggest names having great fun.

55Franklin-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Investigators are looking for a motive in a weekend fatal shooting in Franklin County.
Meantime, relatives of the victim are trying to cope with the tragedy.
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VO-NAT


29-year old Clyde Price Junior was shot several times in the chest.
It happened at his home Sunday night.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


When sheriff's deputies got there Price was already dead.
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SOT 1:47:39
IN Q=It's a shock

((LYNN PRICE/VICTIM'S MOTHER: IT'S A SHOCK. WE'RE ALL SHOCKED. YOU NEVER THINK OF NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENING. YOU MIGHT THINK ABOUT A CAR WRECK OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT NOT SOMETHING LIKE THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Lynn Price/Victim's Mother;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=like this
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VO-NAT


Price's girlfriend 24-year old Angela Light was arrested at the scene and charged with murder.
Her bond was set at 50-thousand dollars.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month.
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55581-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=afr
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-34
GRAPHIC=accident


Two people were injured when their car ran into a tractor-trailer and caught fire on Interstate 5-81.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The accident happened in the southbound lanes of 5-81 near the Hershberger Road interchange at about three P-M yesterday.
The vehicles were driving alongside each other when the CAR left the road. Witnesses say the car hit the median, and then went UNDER the trailer.
The two people injured, escaped from their car with the help of other motorists.
The car AND trailer then exploded.
The injured were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, their injuries are not life-threatening.
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55Obremski


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Michael Obremski


Michael Obremski awaits trial in Roanoke on several counts of molesting children over the telephone.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 10


But he has already been sentenced in Roanoke COUNTY to 15 and half years for a number of crimes he pleaded no contest to a few weeks ago.
They includetaking indecent liberties with a minor and making abduction threats.
In a background report prepared for yesterday's sentencing hearing, Obremski admits he was the man who had been stalking children in the Raleigh Court neighborhood.
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55weather


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




SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE



(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Mostly/Sunny/70-74/Clear/Cool/45-49;



SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the weather,
It looks like we have a great day in store today.
Sunny skies with highs in the lower 70s.
Tonight, expect temperatures around the region to drop below fifty.

8Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=Tobacco
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


A symposium in Roanoke this week could be creating an unlikely alliance.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Tobacco growers and health advocates are meeting at the Hotel Roanoke to try and find a way to work together.
One doctor from Martinsville says he joined the panel discussion because he wanted to understand where tobacco growers were coming from.
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SOT 10:52:35
IN Q=what we need to do

((WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO DO THIS, IS TO ESTABLISH PROGRAMS TO HELP OUR FARMERS AND TO HELP OUR COMMUNITIES THAT WILL NOT BE A THREAT TO THEIR LIVELIHOOD. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. David Lewis/Martinsville Physicians;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=threat to their livelihood.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=Tobacco


At yesterday's session, growers supported laws to prevent teen smoking...And asked health advocates to help them keep foreign tobacco off the U.S. market.

8County-Supervisors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has endorsed a controversial plan to allow the public resource authority to haul commercial waste.
Last night's vote was unanimous.
Earlier this month Roanoke city council rejected the proposal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority and private haulers are at odds over tipping fees at the Smith Gap landfill, and the decision of at least one company to haul garbage out of state.
Last night they squared off over the plan that would allow the authority to compete for commercial business.
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SOT
IN Q=What gives me my passion

((KAREN FREELAND/BROWNING FERRIS INDUSTRIES: WHAT GIVES ME MY PASSION IS THAT I LIVE IN A COUNTY THAT I'M SCARED IS GOING DOWN THE WRONG ROAD AND INSTEAD OF GETTING ALL OF THE INFORMATION ON THE TABLE, THEY'RE CHOOSING, OR MAY BE CHOOSING, A WAY THAT SHORT CIRCUITS THE WHOLE PROCESS OF GROWING AND LEARNING AND BEING A BETTER COUNTY.)) ((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO PUT OUR FEET UNDER THE SAME TABLE WITH YOU AND TALK ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD AND WE'RE NOT AFFORDED THAT OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE AS SOON AS WE SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH YOU, AUTOMATICALLY SOLID WASTE IS ON 81 GOING TO TENNESSEE.))
SUPER=01-Karen Freeland/Browning Ferris Industries; :00
SUPER=@Johnson; :18
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=going to Tennessee.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The issue now appears to be headed back to Roanoke City Council, which rejected the change in the Resource Authority's charter.
Council members are expected to reconsider the vote when they meet in early October.

8Fishing-Pier


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=None


Fishermen will be enjoying greater access to deep water bass fishing at Smith Mountain Lake. ... And as Steve Smallshaw reports, you no longer need a boat to do it.
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SOT
IN Q=They've been talking
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-William Woodfin/Game & Inland Fisheries; :29
SUPER=@ssm1; :46
SUPER=01-Brian Heft/Park Manager; :58
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


(( They've been talking about it for fifteen years, but only in the past two months has the dream become a reality.
natsot ribbon-cutting 4:37:18

((ONE, TWO, THREE...))
RUNS=:04


State natural resources secretary Becky Norton Dunlop helped dedicate the first public access fishing pier at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
The 100- thousand dollar project was funded with proceeds from the sale of fishing equipment and motorboat fuel across the state.
Now, the fishermen who helped pay those taxes can start reeling in the benefits.
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SOT 4:51:05
IN Q=People enjoy fishing

((WILLIAM WOODFIN/GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: PEOPLE ENJOY FISHING AND THEY LIKE COMING OUT AND THE CAMARADERIE OF GETTING OUT. SOMETIMES THEY'LL COMPLAIN THEY DIDN'T CATCH A FISH, BUT FOR THE MOST PART THEY JUST ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE OF GETTING OUT AND FISHING.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=and fishing.


The new pier is 110 feet long, with a forty-foot "T" section at the end.
Slightly graded ramps make it handicapped accessible.
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SU 5:14:32
IN Q=Park officials

((Park officials are also excited about the deep water access the new pier will provide. Now, if a fisherman doesn't have access to a boat to get out on the lake, they can still enjoy the deep water experience by casting from the end of the pier.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=the pier.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:45:12
IN Q=We're in about

((BRIAN HEFT/PARK MANAGER: WE'RE IN ABOUT TWELVE FEET OF WATER AT THE END OF THE PIER, SHORT CAST AWAY IS ABOUT 20 TO 30 FEET, SO, GOOD COVE TO FISH IN, THEY'VE CAUGHT BIG STRIPERS HERE. THE FISH ARE HERE, WE JUST NEED THE FISHERMEN.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=need the fishermen.


Once word gets out, that probably won't be a problem.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

8weather


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




SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE



(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Mostly/Sunny/70-74/Clear/Cool/45-49;



SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the weather,
It looks like we have a great day in store today.
Sunny skies with highs in the lower 70s. Tonight, expect temperatures around the region to drop below fifty.