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7Roanoke-Police

ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=None
SUPER=19-Beth Myer;


The victim of a robbery in Roanoke was reportedly stripped naked and then a suspect pulled a gun on police.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It all happened at 14th and Chapman Tuesday night.
A 15- year- old says he was sitting on his own front porch a little before one-A-M, when he was struck in the head with a gun and forced to take off all his clothes. He told police his assailants left without taking anything.
He told NEWS 7 they took ten dollars and some cigarettes.
When police drove up across the street, a 21- year- old man wheeled around and allegedly leveled a gun at them.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=None


Police say Michael Daniel Jackson of Syracuse Avenue ran when they drew their own weapons. No shots were fired. Police caught up with him and charged Jackson with a variety of weapons violations.

7Flooding


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Flooding


A Buchanan County community near Grundy was evacuated yesterday.
Heavy rain flooded roads and threatened a section of the Little (PRAY-ter) Prater area.
Authorities were afraid an earthen dam would break and send water rushing through the area.
Some of the evacuees spent the night at Vansant Elementary School.

7John-Warner


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=John Warner


Republican Senator John Warner is praising President Clinton's emergency response to Hurricane Fran.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-September 7;


But now, a number of federal environmental regulations are tying the hands of Virginia farmers and landowners as they try to clean up debris.
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Warner is asking FEMA director James Lee Witt and other agency heads to lift some regulations governing navigable waterways and the lands around them.
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SOT 04:33:31
IN Q=We need

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA: WE NEED TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT THESE LAWS AND TO INJECT SOME MORE FLEXIBILITY SO THAT THE LOCAL PEOPLE CAN RESPOND IN WHAT I CALL A COMMON-SENSE WAY. FARMERS SAID "LOOK, IF I COULD JUST GO IN WITH MY OWN BULLDOZER, I DON'T NEED FEDERAL HELP, BUT I NEED TO GET THOSE ROCKS OFF MY FIELD. I CAN'T GET OUT TO FEED MY CATTLE.))
SUPER=@Johnwarner;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=my cattle.
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VO-NAT


Senator Warner is also questioning whether federal relief money should be spent rebuilding homes and businesses in the most flood-prone areas.
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7Smart-road


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


An environmental group was not able to convince a federal judge to block construction of the "smart highway."
In a written opinion, Judge Jackson Kiser rejected each of the New River Valley Greens' concerns.
Though Judge Kiser said highway planners "could have been more thorough in their analysis of the project's environmental impact," the judge said: the 'Greens' failed to demonstrate that the impact statement "was arbitrary or capricious."

7Knievel


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=NONE


Robbie Knievel's motorcycle jump planned for this weekend in Salem has been grounded after Kneivel's arrest for public intoxication.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The son of motorcycle legend Evel Knievel was scheduled to jump over 25 cars at the Salem Civic Center.
But the event was cancelled yesterday, after his arrest in a northwest Roanoke neighborhood.
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SOT
IN Q=For the sponsors

((ROBBIE KNIEVEL: FOR THE SPONSORS AND EVERYBODY TO JUDGE ME ON WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I WASN'T EVEN PROVEN DRUNK, I COULD SEE IF I GOT PULLED OVER FOR DRINKING AND DRIVING DUI, OR BUSTED FOR HAVING SOME DRUGS, I MEAN I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. IF THEY WANT TO JUDGE ME AND SAY HE'S LYING, IT'S LIKE WHO CARES, I'M HERE TO PERFORM. I'VE NEVER MISSED A SHOW IN MY ENTIRE 23 YEARS OF MY CAREER.))
SUPER=07-Robbie Knievel
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=of my career.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Knievel says he was looking for an all-night drug store, when a man led him to a northwest Roanoke neighborhood and disappeared.
Police were called after he began knocking on doors.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=NONE


Knievel denies that he was legally intoxicated, and he says police refused to give him sobriety tests.

7WEATHER


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



SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Mostly Sunny/Blustery & Cooler/67-69/Clear & Cold/Scattered

Frost/35-39;

SUPER=#555;RESET


Taking a look now at the weather, A cold front is expected to sweep through this afternoon.
It'll be windy and cooler with mostly sunny skies. Highs this afternoon will be in the upper 60s.
Tonight, we may see scattered frost as temperatures dip into the low 30s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 10/4/96
Friday:

SUPER=130-50/Pauline Younger/Halifax;



SUPER=130-2/Landon Worrell/New Castle;



SUPER=130-1/Hannah Elliott/Parrott;



SUPER=130-80/Mattie Lowe/Lexington;



SUPER=130-74/Donald Abshire/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-/Ann Vess/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Katrice Wade/Rocky Mount;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-60/Ben "Cheezy" Givaudan/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-30/Laura Givaudan/Roanoke; (Ben's daughter-in-law)



SUPER=130-4/Jansen Morrison/Woolwine;



SUPER=130-5/James Doherty II/Hardy;



SUPER=130-14/Shana Hodges/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-80/Sadie Simkins/Snowsville;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-14th/Mike & Diane Tyler/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Lorie Bridges/Rocky Mount;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-97/Dolly Dillon/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-68/E.C. Whilow/Rocky Mount;




55Bus-Driver


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=19-Beth Myer;


The school buses in Botetourt County made an extra stop yesterday morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Drivers rallied at the maintenance garage and threatened to strike if their demands were not met.
Seniority raises have been repeatedly frozen over the past ten years... and they say their health benefits are not as good as other school workers.
Botetourt County's school transportation supervisor brought the disgruntled group inside... and let them vent their frustrations.
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NAT SOT
IN Q=When the

((BECKY BALLARD/SCHOOL BUS DRIVER: WHEN THE BUS DRIVERS ASK FOR SOMETHING, THERE'S NO MONEY. WHEN THE TEACHERS ASK FOR SOMETHING, THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS GO BEFORE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND THEY FIND MONEY. WE ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST FOR EVERYTHING. ))
SUPER=01-Becky Ballard/School Bus Driver;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=for everything
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VO-NAT


Instead of walking off the job, the group decided to go the procedural route-- and will ask for additional funding in next year's school budget.
But if they don't get it... a strike could be next.
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55220-Intersection


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-82)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Traffic along Route 220 in Henry County has become a pressing problem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Four people in the last four years have lost their lives near a Route 220 intersection in Henry County.
The community is urging that road improvements be made before anyone else dies.
Some county officials aren't only concerned about traffic congestion-- but about the many tanker trucks that travel along the road.
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SOT tape 1 16:19:49
IN Q=If we were

((H.G. VAUGHN/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: IF WE WERE TO HAVE AN ACCIDENT THAT INVOLVED ONE OF THOSE TANKERS LOADED WITH CHEMICALS OR FUEL OR CHLORINE, IT COUJLD BE VERY TRAGIC. WE'VE GOT TWO DAY CARE CENTERS IN THIS AREA. WE'VE GOT DREWRY MASON MIDDLE SCHOOL VERY CLOSE BY, IN ADDITION TO THE PEOPLE THAT FREQUENT THE BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS. SO, IT'S A VOLATILE SITUATION. ))
SUPER=01-H.G. Vaughn/Henry Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=a volatile situation
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VO-NAT


Jan Allen knows first- hand the dangers of the intersection.
Her son was killed here last year.
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SOT tape 1 16:25:33
IN Q=Last year

((JAN ALLEN: LAST YEAR IT WAS MY SON. A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, IT WAS MR. YOUNG. TOMORROW, IT COULD BE ANOTHER ONE OF OUR CHILDREN OR IT COULD BE ANOTHER MOTHER OR FATHER, OR WHATEVER-- BUT IF THEY DON'T DO SOMETHING QUICK, IT WILL BE ANOTHER LIFE. ))
SUPER=07-Jan Allen;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=another life
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VO-NAT


A citizens' group has been working with V-DOT to curb the traffic hazards, but the two sides do not yet agree on exactly what should be done.
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55WEATHER


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



SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Mostly Sunny/Blustery & Cooler/67-69/Clear & Cold/Scattered

Frost/35-39;

SUPER=#555;RESET


Taking a look now at the weather, A cold front is expected to sweep through this afternoon.
It'll be windy and cooler with mostly sunny skies. Highs this afternoon will be in the upper 60s.
Tonight, we may see scattered frost as temperatures dip into the low 30s.
For now, the weekend is looking pretty sunny and cool with highs in the low 60s and overnight lows in the 40s.

8Black-Colleges


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=none
SUPER=19-Beth Myer;


Budget cuts are forcing Public Colleges and Universities in Virginia to rely more and more on fundraising.
And while our state schools do traditionally well raising money,
Black colleges are facing difficulties.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Patrick Martin
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Patrick Martin/Virginia Union University; :05
SUPER=@Ellen1; :32
SUPER=03-Petersburg; :53
SUPER=01-Eddie Moore/VSU President; :56
RUNS=2:09
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

((
Patrick Martin is from Halifax County -- and he's a college president's dream.
sot tape two 02:20:34

((PATRICK MARTIN/VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY: BECAUSE OF VIRGINIA UNION, I'VE GROWN. AND YOU GIVE BACK TO YOUR PARENTS. THEY HELP YOU GROW. AND I THINK I NEED TO GIVE BACK TO VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY.))
runs=:08


Martin's in better shape to do so than some.
He's on full scholarship, and has NO student loans.
Public support is taking care of Virginia's historically black schools, but in the '90's, alumni- giving and endowment- building have become almost full-time jobs for all Virginia college presidents.
For the black schools, it's daunting.
sot STANDUP tape three 02:47:49

((VIRGINIA UNION'S ALUMNI DONOR RATE IS HIGH FOR AN HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE, AT 12 TO 14- PERCENT. BUT AS A COMPARISON, VMI'S WAS 33- PERCENT LAST YEAR. IT'S ENDOWMENT WAS THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA OF ANY PUBLICLY SUPPORTED INSTITUTION IN THE NATION.))
runs=:18


VMI alumni contribute or help raise 20- percent of the school's annual budget.
Not the case at Virginia State University.
sot 06:34:46 tape one

((EDDIE MOORE/VSU PRESIDENT: HERE AT VIRGINIA STATE, WE ARE LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF OUR BUDGET COMES FROM DONATED OR EARNINGS ON ENDOWMENTS.))
runs=:11


What's the difference?
sot TAPE ONE 06:36:25

((EDDIE MOORE/VSU PRESIDENT: I THINK PART OF THE HISTORICAL PRECEDENT GOES BACK TO THE EARNING POWER GOES BACK TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW IN THE 60 TO 80 YEAR RANGE, IN TERMS OF THEIR ACTUAL AGE. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SOUTH, THROUGHOUT AMERICA, WERE VERY RESTRICTIVE TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS.))
runs=:23


UVA's private endowment is the fifth highest of any public university in the nation.
It's around one BILLION dollars.
sot TAPE ONE 06:39:03

((EDDIE MOORE/VSU PRESIDENT: THE EARNINGS OFF ONE BILLION DOLLARS ARE IN THE 50 TO 100 MILLION DOLLAR RANGE EACH YEAR. OUR ENTIRE BUDGET IS 55 MILLION DOLLARS.))
runs=:11



sot TAPE THREE 02:24:55

((TERENCE THOMAS/VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY: YOU HAVE TO GIVE BACK... OTHERS OF IT'S TYPE.))
runs=:07


But for the black schools, Terence Thomas of Hampton is typical.
Only the second generation of his family to attend college, no million dollar wing will be built in the Thomas name.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

8Tultex


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Tultex


For several years Tultex of Martinsville has sold licensed apparel of the N-F-L, N-B-A, N-H-L, and Major League Baseball.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Now it's going full throttle into the motorsports industry.
Tultex now owns a majority interest in Track Gear, which makes apparel associated with racing.
It was formerly called Wide Open.
The company was formed in January between Tultex, racing legend Richard Petty and two screen print experts.
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8Crest-Uniform


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Business News


Crest Uniform has been sold. The Salem company employs 400 people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Friday;


Aramark has purchased the company.
Crest Uniform supplies the health care and restaurant industries.
Crest says there will be no workforce changes at this time.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=Business News


The Aramark Corporation is based in Philadelphia.
It has other divisions providing food vending, book distribution and child care services.

8WEATHER


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



SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Mostly Sunny/Blustery & Cooler/67-69/Clear & Cold/Scattered

Frost/35-39;

SUPER=#555;RESET


Taking a look now at the weather, A cold front is expected to sweep through this afternoon.
It'll be windy and cooler with mostly sunny skies. Highs this afternoon will Tonight, we may see scattered frost as temperatures dip into the low 30s. be in the upper 60s.