06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Scientists say they now have proof that cigarettes cause lung cancer. A new study shows a direct link between a cigarette smoke carcinogen and the mutation of human cancer cells.
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and a state prison guard from the Staunton Correctional Unit is under arrest suspected of dealing drugs.

Smoking


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco


After decades of blaming lung cancer on smoking, researchers say they've found the molecular link between the two.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Houston, TX;


The study at the M-D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston says a tobacco carcinogen links up with the gene that is critical in the development of cancer.
The study shows "a direct link between a defined cigarette-smoke carcinogen and human cancer mutations."
The report appears in the journal "Science."
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Prison-Drugs


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


Federal drug agents have arrested a state prison guard from the Staunton Correctional Unit suspected of dealing drugs.
Authorities say Richard Quarles got their attention after a tipster called a state police drug hotline.
The tipster said while monitoring a scanner, he heard Quarles setting up drug deals on a cordless phone.
The Drug Enforcement Administration said Quarles was arrested after police found three ounces of cocaine and a pound of marijuana at his home.
But D-E-A officials said there's no evidence that Quarles dealt drugs in prison.

Campaign


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


Bob Dole will be campaigning in Norfolk this weekend at a rally at the Nauticus maritime museum.
Governor Allen and Senator John Warner will also be there.
Polls show Dole trailing in the presidential race here in Virginia.
If President Clinton carries the state, it'll be the first time a Democrat has done that since 19-64.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Coronado, CA;


Bob Dole and President Clinton are on the home stretch of the campaign. Both have been working hard this week to win California.
Dole has been spending more time and money there trying to increase his support.
Mr. Clinton spent yesterday in Orange County which was once solidly Republican, but it's now behind the Democratic President.
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Payne-Goode


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=LF Payne


Congressman L.F. Payne yesterday hit the campaign trail with the Democrat who hopes to replace him.
Payne formally endorsed Virgil Goode,
SS=Virgil Goode

saying that it's important to keep a Democratic majority in Congress.
Payne cited Goode's record in protecting funding for higher education.
And he said Republican plans to pare back increases in Medicare spending would hurt many rural hospitals.

Beyer


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer is stressing literacy for elementary school graduates.
Beyer says sixth-graders who flunk the Literacy Passport Test should have to take extra classes until they can pass it.
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SOT
IN Q=When we say

((LT. GOVERNOR DON BEYER: WHEN WE SAY WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU A TEST ON WHAT YOU KNOW ON THESE MOST BASIC SKILLS BUT IF YOU PASS IT NOTHING HAPPENS AND IF YOU FLUNK IT NOTHING HAPPENS THEN THEY'RE NOT GOING TO WORK VERY HARD. SO WE'RE SAYING THERE ARE REAL CONSEQUENCES AND IF YOU DON'T PASS IT YOU'RE GOING TO GO TO SUMMER SCHOOL.))
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OUT Q=summer school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Beyer told school superintendents in Lynchburg yesterday that the state would pay the cost of the first re-test.
But if the student flunked again and needed more work, the local school district would have to pay for that.
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Webb


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=None


The building blocks of life have once again freed a Virginia man from prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach/Wednesday Night;


Troy Webb returned home Wednesday night after spending seven years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
The governor pardoned Webb Wednesday, after D-N-A evidence cleared him of a rape conviction.
Webb had been facing another 40 years in prison.
His lawyer says the 29- year- old man will be looking for compensation from the General Assembly, so he can start a new life.
In a similar case, Ed Honaker of Roanoke got several thousand dollars from the state after he was set free.
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Allen


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=VMI


More money will be needed to allow V-M-I to go co-ed.
The school says it needs more than five and half million additional dollars in state money to cover the cost of accommodating women.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


That would be a 55-percent increase over the current allocation of 10-point-4 million dollars from Richmond.
Governor Allen was on post yesterday for the annual transportation conference at V-M-I.
He balked at footing the entire bill to adapt barracks for women's privacy.
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SOT 11:51:15
IN Q=Most of it

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: MOST OF IT, I WOULD HOPE, CAN BE DONE WITHIN THE EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS. I WOULD REVIEW THOSE- -ALL SORTS OF BUDGET PRIORITIES- -IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO.... KEITH HUMPHRY/NEWS-7: You wouldn't go out on the $five and a half million limb? NO I WOULDN'T. HA.))
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OUT Q=no, I wouldn't.
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VO-NAT


The Governor said he did not discuss V-M-I's request for additional funding yesterday with Superintendent Josiah Bunting.
But he DID say he wants to help, and he believes the taxpayers would accept SOME additional expense.
The Supreme Court ruled June 26th that V-M-I cannot continue to accept state funds without opening its enrollment to women.
One of the ironies is: it will almost certainly cost the state more to comply with the court order.
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Coed


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#edit of 96-82
GRAPHIC=VMI


18- year- old Brooke Adair Elliott is the first female to apply to Virginia Military Institute since the school announced it will admit women.
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VO-NAT


Elliott attends Poquoson High School in Tidewater. She is the state's highest ranking Civil Air Patrol cadet and says V-M-I should have stayed all male, but she is now the first in line to become a rat.
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IN Q=I've always

((I'VE ALWAYS BEEN RAISED TO THINK THAT GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING GUYS CAN. SO I DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT FOR THEM TO HAVE TO MAKE SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS AND GO OUT OF THEIR WAY. ))
SUPER=01-Brooke Elliott/VMI Applicant;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=their way.
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VO-NAT


Elliott runs a mile in six and half minutes.
V-M-I cadets must do a mile and a half within 12 minutes.
The Citadel's Shannon Faulkner experience makes her cringe.
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SOT
IN Q=I thought

((I THOUGHT IT MADE EVERYBODY ELSE THAT APPLIED TO GO THERE LOOK BAD. BECAUSE SHE WASN'T PREPARED TO GO PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY. AND WHEN SHE DROPPED OUT, IT KIND OF MADE ALL THE GUYS SAY "SEE. GIRLS CAN'T DO IT." ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=can't do it.
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VO-NAT


Elliott is a cadet Lieutenant Colonel rank in the Civil Air Patrol and has ten hours solo flying time in a cessna.
She plays softball, volleyball, and is taking karate... and is the youngest person certified by the state department of emergency services to lead search and rescue missions.
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Lilly


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly


The capital murder trial of Ben Lilly will enter a fourth day of jury selection today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Tuesday;


Lilly is accused in the abduction and murder of a Virginia Tech student.
Attorneys are trying to select a panel of 24 jurors from which to choose the final 12 to hear the case.
The problem has been finding people who have not already formed an opinion about the case, as well as people who are willing to consider the evidence before making up their minds about the death penalty.
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2-HEADLINES
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ANCHOR=Beth


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


Scientists say they finally have proof that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer.
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VO-NAT


The first female to apply to V-M-I is from the Tidewater area.
She says she thinks VMI should have stayed all male.
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VO-NAT


and Hurricane "Lili" is heading for Cuba after claiming eight lives in Latin America.
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ANCHOR=Beth


And that's what's making news on this Friday the 18th of October.

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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=bmy
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Tobacco


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco


Doctors who study smoking related disease trends have been convinced for over 20 years that cigarettes cause cancer.
Now, scientists have nailed down the actual physical damage done to the bodies' cellular programing by cigarettes.
Susan Starnes has the story.
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SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :10
SUPER=01-Dr. Moon-Shon Tang/Anderson Cancer Center; :20
SUPER=01-Byron Heald/Lung Cancer Patient; 1:03
SUPER=01-Susan Starnes/Reporting; 1:18
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Lili


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hurricane


An already-deadly Hurricane "Lili" is now taking aim squarely at Cuba.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;


President Fidel Castro is telling Cubans to get ready for what could be "catastrophic" damage.
Castro welcomed evacuees from one Havana neighborhood into his National Palace to wait out the storm.
Lili has been blamed for eight deaths in Latin America.
Parts of Cuba are already being lashed with wind and rain.
Forecasters say Lili has sustained winds topping nearly 85- miles- per- hour. The storm is expected to cross Cuba this morning.
Forecasters say the storm will most likely head toward the Bahamas.
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Real-Estate


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's called the Virginia State Bar Council... and it's doing its best to "bar" non- lawyers from closing real estate deals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


They voted for that ban last night at the Hotel Roanoke.
Attorneys were convinced that agents, independent firms and bankers were not regulated... and therefore not suited to handle such legal transactions.
They feel as if it's in the consumer's best interest.
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SOT 15:58:54
IN Q=If you

((STEVE HANER/VIRGINIA "REAL": IF YOU DON'T HAVE A LAWYER, YOU'RE IN REAL DANGER IN ONE OF THOSE TRANSACTIONS. ))
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SOT 15:59:41
IN Q=There's

((HANER: THERE'S VIRTUALLY NO REGULATION OF THIS INDUSTRY. LAWYERS ARE HEAVILY REGULATED. IF A LAWYER DOES YOUR CLOSING, AT LEAST YOU'VE GOT SOME ONE TO COMPLAIN TO. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Haner/Virginia R.E.A.L.;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=complain to


Those opposed to the decision accuse attorneys of trying to monopolize the real estate market.
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SOT 15:54:49
IN Q=This is

((J.R. HIPPLE/CHOICE IN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS: THIS IS NOT ABOUT CONSUMER PROTECTION. THIS IS ABOUT THE ECONOMIC INTEREST OF A VERY SMALL GROUP OF REAL ESTATE LAWYERS. THEY'RE CALLED VIRGINIA REAL AND THEY'RE THE ONES THAT REALLY STARTED THIS. ))
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OUT Q=started this
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=NONE


Hipple says the average consumer saves more than 40- percent on a house closing when a non- lawyer is used.
The Bar Council will make its recommendation to the state Supreme Court in the coming months.

Fort-Chiswell


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=None


A new sewer system in Wythe County will make the interchange of interstates 81 and 77 ripe for development.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


Officials say the Fort Chiswell and Max Meadows area has poor soil and a high water table.
Septic systems are posing a danger for groundwater contamination.
The new 12 million- dollar system will protect the water as well as promote growth.
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SOT 3:51:36
IN Q=

((LLOYD JONES/RECD STATE DIRECTOR: WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE AS MUCH AS A 40 MILLION DOLLAR IMPACT FROM AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDPOINT HERE IN THE MAX MEADOWS AND FORT CHISWELL AREA, FROM THE STANDPOINT OF JOBS, BUSINESSES COMING IN, IMPACT IT'LL HAVE ON THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS AND HOUSING INDUSTRY. ))
SUPER=01-Lloyd Jones/RECD State Director;
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OUT Q=and housing industry.
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VO-NAT


Ten million dollars in federal grants and loans will help pay for the project.
It includes a treatment plant, five pump stations and 24 miles of pipe. Construction is expected to take a year.
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Drive-Thru


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-31
GRAPHIC=none


A new local pharmacy is marketing itself to people "on the go."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The area's first Medicap pharmacy opened with a ribbon cutting yesterday.
Located on Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke County, the building includes a drive thru window and a 24- hour drop box for prescriptions.
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SOT
IN Q=It's something

((PHIL HEGWOOD/MEDICAP PHARMACIES: IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS A NICHE MARKET. IN SOME MARKETS WE'RE THE ONLY FACILITY THAT HAS A DRIVE THROUGH WINDOW WITH A PHARMACY, SO WE'RE PLEASED WITH IT.)) ((STEVE NUCKOLS/PHARMACY OWNER: BEING ON THE GOING HOME SIDE OF THE ROAD FOR MOST PEOPLE FROM WORK, AND FROM THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE AND PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN IN THE CAR WHO'VE BEEN TO THE PEDIATRICIAN AND DON'T WANT TO UNBUCKLE THE KIDS OUT OF THE CAR SEATS, WE'LL BE THERE AT THE WINDOW FOR THEM. OR BAD WEATHER WE'LL BE THERE. WE'LL ALSO DELIVER.))
SUPER=01-Phil Hegwood/Medicap Pharmacies; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Nuckols/Pharmacist;
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=we'll also deliver.
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VO-NAT


Pharmacist Steve Nuckols is going into business for himself after more than 20 years with a drug store chain.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=none


The new Medicap store is NOT the only pharmacy in our area with a drive- through, but Nuckols and Hegwood (HAIG-wood) say it's the type of service that helps an independent pharmacy compete with larger chains.

VMI-Woman


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=VMI


She's 18- years- old and she wants to be a typical V-M-I woman.
Brooke Adair Elliott is the first female to apply to Virginia Military Institute since the school announced it will admit women.
Elliott goes to Poquoson High School in Tidewater.
Ellen Qualls has her story.
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IN Q=Brooke Elliott
SUPER=01-Brooke Elliott/VMI Applicant; :11
SUPER=@file; :23
SUPER=01-Candi Elliott/Brooke's Mother; :48
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:23
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


((Brooke Elliott is a traditionalist at heart.
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((I THOUGHT IT SHOULD HAVE STAYED ALL- MALE.))
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That having been said, the state's highest ranking Civil Air Patrol cadet is ready to become a rat.
sot 05:40:36 TAPE ONE

((I'VE ALWAYS BEEN RAISED TO THINK THAT GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING GUYS CAN. SO I DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT FOR THEM TO HAVE TO MAKE SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS AND GO OUT OF THEIR WAY.))
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It was in fact when Brooke heard NO exceptions would be made that she decided to apply.
She runs a mile in six and half minutes.
VMI cadets must do a mile and a half within 12 minutes.
What about pull-ups?
sot 05:41:59

((I CAN DO THREE RIGHT NOW. And how many do you have to do? FIVE. You'll work on that. YES MA'AM. I'M WORKING ON IT.))
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Her application essay's about her mom.
sot 05:43:01 TAPE ONE

((SHE ALWAYS MAKES SURE THAT WE HAVE EXPERIENCES THAT WE REMEMBER LATER ON IN LIFE AND BE ABLE TO LOOK BACK ON.))
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((CANDI ELLIOTT/BROOKE'S MOTHER: I DO HATE TO SEE THE SINGLE SEX EDUCATION GO DOWN THE TUBES. I DO. I FEEL FOR THE VMI GUYS, I FEEL FOR THE CITADEL GUYS. WE LIVED IN SOUTH CAROLINA SO WE WERE CLOSE TO THE CITADEL SITUATION. BUT NOW THAT IT'S OPENED UP, I'M GONNA BE BEHIND HER. AND I'M SURE EVERYBODY WILL ADJUST.))
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The Citadel's Shannon Faulkner experience makes Brooke cringe.
sot TAPE ONE 05:47:30

((I THOUGHT IT MADE EVERYBODY ELSE THAT APPLIED TO GO THERE LOOK BAD. BECAUSE SHE WASN'T PREPARED TO GO PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY. AND WHEN SHE DROPPED OUT, IT KIND OF MADE ALL THE GUYS SAY "SEE. GIRLS CAN'T DO IT."))
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((ALONG WITH HER CADET LIEUTENANT COLONEL RANK IN THE CIVIL AIR PATROL, BROOKE HAS 10 HOURS SOLO FLYING TIME IN A CESSNA. SHE PLAYS SOFTBALL, VOLLEYBALL, AND IS TAKING KARATE. SHE IS THE YOUNGEST PERSON CERTIFIED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES TO LEAD SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSIONS. THE REST IS UP TO VMI. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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))

Currie


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=NONE


Space adds a new dimension to the workplace environment.
That's what a NASA astronaut conveyed to an audience of R-O-T-C students at V-M-I yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Nancy Currie is an Army Major with a master's degree in engineering.
She hopes to instill in cadets the same awe she has for space flight and research.
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SOT 13:45:20
IN Q=To just take

((MAJOR NANCY CURRIE/NASA ASTRONAUT: TO JUST TAKE A FEW HOURS AND TO BE ABLE TO SOAK UP THE MAJESTY OF HOW BEAUTIFUL THE UNIVERSE TRULY IS WAS AN EXPERIENCE I'LL NEVER FORGET. AND I THINK IT CHANGES YOU. I THINK ANYBODY WHO EXPERIENCES SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAS TO BE CHANGED IN SOME WAY. IT'S A VERY HUMBLING EXPERIENCE. IT'S THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIFE, BUT IT'S ALSO A VERY HUMBLING EXPERIENCE. BECAUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME YOU GET THIS UNIVERSAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE WORLD AND YOU TRULY GET THIS OVERWHELMING SENSATION THAT YOU PLACE IN THE WORLD IS VERY MINUTE.))
SUPER=01-Major Nancy Currie/NASA Astronaut
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OUT Q=very minute.
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=NONE


Major Currie says she, nevertheless, came away with a sense of the far-reaching impact the research work has had.

Virginia-Tech


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech says it is opening "a front door" to businesses that need the university's help.
Yesterday, officials announced changes they hope will encourage economic development and create jobs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Projects such as the Hotel Roanoke renovation have generated jobs, but Tech President Paul Torgersen says the university can do more to make its resources accessible to the business community.
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SOT 03:59:53
IN Q=We have faculty

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA. TECH PRESIDENT: WE HAVE FACULTY TALENT THAT IS INCREDIBLE. I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE WHAT I KNOW EXISTS IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND THEN YOU ADD TO THIS SEVEN COLLEGES ALL OF WHICH HAVE INCREDIBLE TALENT. I THINK WE HAVE THAT AVAILABLE.))
SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Virginia Tech President;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=have that available.
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VO-NAT


Tech will create a new advisory board of business leaders and experts, and an internal council of Tech faculty and staff.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=mlb


The Braves clinched the National League Championship Series last night.
Atlanta catcher Javy (HAH'-vee) Lopez caught M-V-P honors.
For all of last night's scores from the ballpark, grid iron and ice, let's check the boards.
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PrimeTimePromo


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
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