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7Grey

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Grey, Jeff
SUPER=@Melanie1;


The sparring continues in the Sixth district as congressional candidate Jeff Grey charges incumbent Bob Goodlatte of not being a friend to Medicare.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Grey made his comments yesterday at Friendship Manor as he accepted the endorsement of the National Council of Senior Citizens.
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IN Q=I think that

((JEFF GREY/D- CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: I THINK THAT MEDICARE DESERVES TO BE SAVED AND RESPONSIBLY SO, KEEPING IT A TRUST FUND, SETTING UP THE 1-800 TELEPHONE HOT LINE THAT I HAVE PROPOSED IN THE CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE TO REPORT WASTE FRAUD AND ABUSE IN MEDICARE IS ESSENTIAL. MEDICARE IS WORTH SAVING FOR MY FATHER, WHO WORKED 45 YEARS AND EARNED IT AND IT'S ESSENTIAL TO SAVE FOR MYSELF AND MY CHILDREN AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Grey/(D) Candidate for Congress;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=my children as well.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Goodlatte


Grey says Goodlatte voted to cut 270- billion dollars from Medicare.
But Goodlatte says the plan passed by congress actually increases spending for each senior citizen.

7VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=vmi


It appears state voters are behind Virginia Military Institute's desicion to give the same rigorous training to male and female cadets.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch-12 News poll released today found that 80 percent of state voters support equal standards.
Only 20 percent said the training should be modified for women.
And a higher percentage of women than men favored keeping the training as it is.
V-M-I expects to enroll at least 30 women next year.

7Child-Custody


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=VA State Seal


Fathers are fighting for their rights.
They are hoping to joint custody the legal starting point for Virginia judges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The current law allows judges to decide "in the best interest of the child."
But advocates of a bill to make joint custody the legal norm turned out in force yesterday.
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IN Q=

((FATHERS ARE STILL HIGHLY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST... WE'RE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS IN THIS STATE.))
SOT TAPE 2 02:23:43

((I LOVE BOTH MY PARENTS. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE SOLE CUSTODY JUST GIVEN OFF AT THE OUTSET, IT'S REALLY HARD TO SEE BOTH PARENTS ENOUGH.))
SUPER=01-Mike Jarratt/Richmond Father;
SUPER=01-Jonathan Cross/Chester Gap Son; :13
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=parents enough.
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VO-NAT


But opponents say 50-50 custody forced on parents who do not want it- can not work.
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SOT 01:55:43 tape 2
IN Q=And so

((RON EVANS/VA. BAR ASSOCIATION: AND SO YOU'RE TRYING TO ENFORCE UPON THESE PARTIES...IT'S GRIDLOCK. CAN'T HAPPEN.))
SOT 02:07:55 TAPE TWO

((KEEP IT THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILDREN... HAVE THE POWER NOT TO RE-APPOINT.))
SUPER=01-Ron Evans/Virginia Bar Association;
SUPER=01-Phyllis Bailey/League of Women Voters; :11
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=to reappoint.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=none


Henry County Delegate Roscoe Reynolds' subcommittee will decide on the bill's fate by December.

7Mixed-Drinks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=NONE


A citizens group in Campbell county is hoping to get mixed drinks on the menus of county restaurants.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


A group known as Citizens for Change gathered more than 23-hundred signatures to get the referendum on the November ballot.
Supporters say allowing the sale of mixed drinks will spur economic development in the county.
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SOT 6:37:55
IN Q=No hotel

((ART BUNNELL/PETITION DRIVE ORGANIZER: NOT HOTEL, MAJOR HOTEL, WOULD EVER CONSIDER COMING TO THIS COUNTY BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE MIXED BEVERAGES AND TO GET THE BUSINESS TRAVEL THAT THEY NEED, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE. JUST AN ECONOMIC THING, REALLY.))
SUPER=01-Art Bunnell/Petition Drive Organizer; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=economic thing, really.
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VO-NAT


Bunnell (bun-NELL) says his own property directly across from the Lynchburg airport would be an ideal site for a hotel.
He says restaurants like Jeanne's on Route 460 has lost business because it cannot offer mixed drinks.
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7WEATHER


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



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Turning now to the weather forecast,
We should see mostly sunny skies today, with highs in the lower 70s.
Tonight, expect variable clouds, with relatively mild temperatures. Lows should be in the mid to upper 50s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 10/16/96

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55Roanoke-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-34
GRAPHIC=shooting
SUPER=@Melanie1;


Roanoke Police still have not made an arrest in a drive-by double shooting over the weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday;


Early Saturday morning, two teenagers were found inside a jeep in the 400 block of Gilmer Avenue.
One of them... a 17- year- old from Vinton had been shot in the head.
He remains in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
His passenger- also 17- was shot in the foot.
Police say the 2 teens were seen arguing with ANOTHER person shortly before the shootings.
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55Forbes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Virginia Republicans are sharping their attack on President Clinton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hanover Co.;


State party chairman Randy Forbes is delivering a speech he calls "Character Counts" to children and voters around the state.
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SOT 03:11:58
IN Q=When they

(( ))
SUPER=01-Randy Forbes/Virginia GOP Chairman;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=to young people.
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VO-NAT


Along with the words of wisdom, "Character Counts" ribbons are being handed out statewide.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Virginia has not gone Democratic in a presidential race in 32 years.

55Plane-Emergency


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-72
GRAPHIC=NONE


Engine problems forced a small plane to make an emergency landing yesterday at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Airport officials say the single engine plane ran out of oil.
The pilot and a passenger noticed smoke in the cockpit while flying near Roanoke.
The pilot killed the engine and was able to glide safely to the runway.
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SOT 02:36:34
IN Q=another one of those

((MARK COURTNEY/ASSISTANT AIRPORT DIRECTOR; ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS WHERE OF COURSE WE PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS AN HAVE A FULL RESPONSE, BUT FORTUNATELY IT WAS UNEVENTFUL, WELL, NOT TOTALLY UNEVENTFUL, BUT A SAFE LANDING.))
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Assistant Airport Director;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=a safe landing
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Airport officials say yesterday's calm weather conditions helped keep the landing uneventful.

55WEATHER


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



SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Mostly/Sunny/70-74/Variably/Cloudy/55-59;



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Turning now to the weather forecast,
We should see mostly sunny skies today, with highs in the lower 70s.
Tonight, expect some clouds, with relatively mild temperatures.
Lows should be in the mid to upper 50s. take extended
Thursday you'll notice clouds building and by Friday rain will move into the area. Temperatures will also become cooler with highs in the 60s and overnight lows in the 40s.

8New-Industry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Business News
SUPER=@Melanie1;


A new company is moving into the L'eggs pantyhose warehouse in Salem.
This comes as good news to the area because a year ago the Sara Lee company announced that it was closing the facility.
Len Besthoff reports.
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IN Q=The modern
SUPER=03-Salem;:00
SUPER=01-Howard Reese/Levy Home Entertainment; :20
SUPER=01-Elaine France/Sara Lee Employee; :46
SUPER=@Len1; :53 Quick
SUPER=01-Beth Doughty/Economic Development Partnership; :57
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( The modern, 140- thousand- square- foot L'eggs building in Salem is a very marketable building, and it didn't take long to sell it.
Nearly a year to the day it was announced that L'eggs is leaving, Levy Home Entertainment of Chicago has reached an agreement to purchase the site.
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SOT 02:07:22
IN Q=Levy Home Entertainment

((HOWARD REESE/LEVY HOME ENTERTAINMENT: LEVY HOME ENTERTAINMENT HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH SARA LEE DIVISION L'EGGS PANTY HOSE TO TAKE OVER THIS FACILITY EFFECTIVE JANUARY THE FIRST.))
SUPER=01-Howard Reese/Levy Home Entertainment;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the first.


The company, believed to the largest book distribution firm in the U-S, plans to give all of the L'eggs workers a chance to stay on board with basically the same benefits.
By the end of next year Levy expects to have about 125 employees.
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SOT 02:53:33
IN Q=It's close

((ELAINE FRANCE/SARA LEE EMPLOYEE: IT'S CLOSE TO HOME, AND I THINK IT'S A PLUS FOR THE WHOLE VALLEY. ))
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OUT Q=whole valley.
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SOT 02:57:28
IN Q=So by going

((So by going very quickly from hose to hardcover books, this'll basically be a seamless transition for employees.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=for employees.
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SOT 03:01:41
IN Q=People are

((BETH DOUGHTY/ECON. DEV. PARTNERSHIP: PEOPLE ARE GONNA USE THE SAME SKILLS, THEY ARE GONNA STAY IN THE SAME BUILDING, AND THEY'RE GONNA REMAIN EMPLOYED THE ENTIRE TIME. AND THERE AREN'T VERY MANY OPPORTUNITIES THAT YOU WOULD EVER HAVE TO COME INTO A SITUATION LIKE THIS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=like this.


And getting Levy to move into the L'eggs site did NOT require a big bundle of incentive money....though the state will cover the cost of retraining any L'eggs workers who stay on with Levy.
Len Besthoff, News-7.

8Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-78


U-S Senate Candidate Mark Warner rolled out two endorsements yesterday, as he accused incumbent John Warner of not working to protect the environment.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Mark Warner received the backing of the Sierra Club and the National League of Conservation Voters.
Speaking with reporters on the banks of the Roanoke River- The democratic challenger said a strong economy and a clean environment are not mutually exclusive.
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IN Q=Now I hear that

((MARK WARNER/D- CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: NOW I HEAR THAT JOHN WILL RESPOND BY SAYING HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FRIEND OF THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT ONCE AGAIN THE RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. ON PRESERVING VIRGINIA'S ENVIRONMENT, JOHN WARNER MAY TALK LIKE A BOY SCOUT, BUT HE DOESN'T ACT LIKE ONE.))
SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Congress;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=act like one.
ANCHOR=Melanie



John Warner's campaign responded with its list of endorsements from groups including the Environmental Defense Fund and the National Parks and Conservation Association.

8Bats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


Bats have a scary, creepy reputation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But this display at the Science Museum of Western Virginia may change your mind about that.
"Masters of the Night" features life-sized models of all kinds of bats.
And museum officials hope the exhibit will give bats a better reputation.
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SOT 7:52:50
IN Q=What we're trying to do

((POLLY JONES/MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS COORDINATOR: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS TELL THE CHILDREN AND THE ADULTS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT BATS REALLY ARE OUR FRIENDS, AND WE'VE DONE IT, AND THIS DISPLAY IS SO EXCITING BECAUSE IT HAS A start b-roll of kids playing LOT OF HANDS-ON THINGS THAT THE CHILDREN CAN COME AND TOUCH AND VIEW AND REALIZE THAT BATS HAVE A LOT OF FEATURES THAT OTHER MAMMALS DON'T HAVE.))
SUPER=01-Polly Jones/Museum Volunteers Coordinator;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=other mammals don't have
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VO-NAT


Jones says bats are insect-eaters, but are also very shy and gentle.
The exhibit also clears up the common myth that bats are blind.
The bat display will be hanging around through December.
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8WEATHER


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



SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Mostly/Sunny/70-74/Variably/Cloudy/55-59;



SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the weather forecast,
We should see mostly sunny skies today, with highs in the lower 70s.
Tonight, expect some clouds, with relatively mild temperatures. Lows should be in the mid to upper 50s. take extended
Thursday you'll notice clouds building and by Friday rain will move into the lows in the 40s. area. Temperatures will also become cooler with highs in the 60s and overnight