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VMI

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-99
GRAPHIC=VMI


The first women have been accepted to the Virginia Military Institute.
As the application process continues, the school has to undergo some difficult changes.
Denise Allen attended today's board of visitors meeting and has more.
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IN Q=The Virginia Military Institute
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;
SUPER=04-Today;
SUPER=01-Addison Hagan/First Class Pres.;
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
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OUT Q=News 7

(( The Virginia Military Institute has accepted four women through early admission applications.
15 women have applied overall.
The business of admitting women has directed the board of visitors attention to next year.
To make the transition easier the present corp of cadets ask the board for better communication between the corp and the administration.
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SOT 12:58:28
IN Q=THERE'S A SLIGHT

((ADDISON HAGAN/FIRST CLASS PRESIDENT: THERE'S A SLIGHT PERCEPTION OF THE CORP--IT'S HARD TO DECIDE IS IT THE COMMANDANT MAKING THESE DECISIONS BECAUSE HE WANTS THEM FOR HIS OFFICE OR ARE THE CHANGES BEING DONE FOR THE ADMISSION OF WOMEN. THE CORP CAN'T TELL.))
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OUT Q=CAN'T TELL


The simple logistics involved in admitting women is overwhelming.
Dorms need to be modified and of course there is still the issue of whether women should be required to shave their heads.
General Josiah Bunting says he and his staff are doing their own recognizance work by visiting other service academies.
Bunting says VMI may have a difficult time recruiting top female candidates away from these schools because of their national prominence and the military benefits they offer.
He says the Air Force Academy has been admitting women for 20 years and women make up just 9 percent of enrollment.
Bunting says they are doing their best to attract women at VMI. nat sound
Earlier this week, a federal judge ordered VMI to provide quarterly reports outlining their progress.
The Justice Department had wanted VMI to submit a formal plan.
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SOT 12:35:58
IN Q=IT AFFIRMS OUR

((GENERAL JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI: IT AFFIRMS OUR AUTONOMY. IT AFFIRMS TO US HE TRUST US TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR VMI AND THE YOUNG WOMEN WHO WILL COME HERE.))
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OUT Q=COME HERE


The state government is providing more than five million dollars to help VMI make the transition to a co-ed institution.
But Bunting says only time will help those connected with VMI cope with the loss of what he calls a precious heritage.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Anchor=Eric
SS=VMI


While four women have been accepted to VMI, there's is no word that any of the applicants have made a committment to enroll.

Galax-Fatal


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# None
GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax


A Galax man died in an early morning accident.
Police say 39-year old Jerry Lee Jones was killed when the car he was riding in crashed on Meadow Street in Galax.
The single vehicle accident happen around 3-30.
Police say the vehicle was reported stolen from Newport News in November.
The driver is in serious condition in a North Carolina Hospital.
His name is not being released pending further investigation.
Another passenger was treated and released from the hospital.



Democrats


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Democrats


The state's Democratic party has decided to stick with using a convention to nominate its candidates for the '97 election.
That was decided at today's central committee meeting.
The party will choose its nominees for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general May eighth through the tenth in Richmond.
Some Democrats had pushed for a primary instead of a convention.
Former state chairman Paul Goldman says a primary would involve more voters.
However, the idea was never mentioned at today's meeting.
SS=Republicans


Republicans will nominate their candidates in a June primary.

Dumas-Hotel


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-98
GRAPHIC=None


The Dumas Hotel will be rocking once again tonight.
This is the first annual "Holiday on Henry Street."
The festival is a fundraiser for the hotel, formerly known as the Henry Street Music Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Organizers are getting ready for tonight's shin-dig right now.
The festivities start at 8-30 with a winter fashion show and of course music.
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SOT 14:51:13
IN Q=WE'LL HAVE JAZZ

((WILLIAM PENN/THE DUMAS HOTEL MUSIC CENTER: WE'LL HAVE JAZZ, IT WILL BE MOSTLY SEASONAL MUSIC. WE HAVE A GIRL, DIANA LYNN, THAT WILL BE SINGING AND MY GROUP THE WILLIAM PENN TRIO WILL BE PERFORMING.))
SUPER=01-William Penn/The Dumas Hotel Music Center;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=WILL BE PERFORMING
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VO-NAT


Tickets are 25-dollars a person or 45-dollars a couple.
Total Action Against Poverty is sponsoring the event.
The money raised will be used attract well known musicians to perform at the center.
Penn says they would like the Dumas Hotel to become an educational, entertainment and arts center.
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Army-Navy


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-89
GRAPHIC=None


Today's Army-Navy game has more meaning than just the bowl ramifications.
The hundred year old rivalry stirs emotion in both alumni and football fans alike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The West Point Society invited graduates from both academies to Hidden Valley Country Club to celebrate the century old competition.
West Point graduate Randy Heard remembers being ordered to cheer for Navy during the 19-43 contest when war left the Navy stands empty.
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SOT 14:48:37
IN Q=TO SHOW GOOD

((RANDY HEARD/WEST POINT CLASS OF '45: TO SHOW GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP WE DIVIDED THE CORP OF CADETS IN TWO. HALF OF US HAD TO ROOT FOR NAVY AND WE WEREN'T ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IT. NAVY WON THAT GAME.))
SUPER=01-Randy Heard/West Point Class of '45;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=WON THAT GAME
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VO-NAT


Twenty years later ARMY tried to use psychological warfare to win the game.
That 1963 game is a special memory to many NAVY fans.
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IN Q=army had a good

((CHUCK SALDARINI/NAVY CLASS OF '65: ARMY HAD A GOOD TEAM AND SHOWED UP AND WE HAD A SOPHOMORE QUARTERBACK NAMED ROGER STAUBACH. THEY SHOWED UP IN WHITE SHOES, THE ARMY TEAM, AND THEY GOT THEIR BUTTS HANDED TO THEM. IT WAS A WONDERFUL MEMORY. BUT THE LAST FOUR YEARS HAVEN'T BEEN SO GOOD FOR US.))
SUPER=01-Chuck Saldarini/Navy Class of '65;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=GOOD FOR US (quick out)



(Come out on two-shot)
ANCHOR=Eric
( And the bad luck continues for Navy.



ANCHOR=Roy
(Army beats Navy 28 to 24)



Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up in sports...
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VO-NAT ENG#


Salem wins a state football championships plus we'll have the highlights From the Brookville, Danville and Giles games.
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S-Salem


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FFE-9
GRAPHIC=SALEM/SHERANDO


The wait is over for the football crazed fans in Salem, as the Spartans finally captured a state championship in football this afternoon.
Mike Stevens has more on Salem's 20-to-12 win over Sherando in the Division Four title game.
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IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sherando vs. Salem; :00
SUPER=01-R.J. Beckwith/Two Touchdown Passes; :34
SUPER=01-John Hancock/Two Touchdown Receptions; 1:05
SUPER=01-Ricky Eubank/Salem Receiver & Defensive Back; 1:25 QUICK
SUPER=36-Salem/20/Sherando/12; 1:59
SUPER=@mike1; 2:08
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; 2:24
RUNS=2:34
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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(( Victory stadium served as a neutral site, but there was never any question as to who was the home team in this battle.
Salem also did a better job of neutralizing the rain and mud in the first half by forcing three Sherando turnovers, still the Spartans trailed with 3 minutes left in the half.
But R.J. Beckwith took care of that with this strike over the middle to John Hancock giving Salem a 7-to-6 lead at halftime. ((R.J. BECKWITH:)) ((JOHN HANCOCK:))
The Spartans were the recipients of 2 good omens to start the third quarter, first - Paul Jackson rips off a huge gain right of the middle, but the Sherando tacklers rips the ball loose - finally the Salem would recover.
A couple of minutes later the sun came out and Hancock went back in the zone, hauling in another Beckwith toss over the middle to make it 14-to-6 Salem with 7:21 left in the third.
But this one was far from finished - as Sherando comes back and moves the ball down inside the Salem 10.
But the Spartans defense would throw down a goal line stand of the ages stopping the Warriors on 2 straight downs from the one to preserve their lead. ((RICKY EUBANK:))
The unselfish Spartans then unleased freshman Denis Haley up the middle, and his 20 yard gallop seemed to out the game away making it 20-to-6 with 7:20 to go.
But on another fourth and goal Kelly Washington finds Brad Payton for the short TD chopping the lead to 20-to-12.
But there would be no last second comeback on this day! Jamie Garst seals the deal with the interception, and Salem proves that the third time is the charm beating Sherando 20-to-12 for the Division 4 state crown. ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((WILLIS WHITE:))
Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

S-Brook


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FFE-10
GRAPHIC=Brookville/James Monroe


In Spotsylvania, Brookville came up short in the Division three state final losing to James Monroe 7 to nothing.
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VO-NAT Eng#
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania/Brookville vs James Monroe; :


The Bees came into the game ready to play on the muddy and this guy had a face full in the first quarter.
Brookville's James Lomax comes up with a big defensive play around the left end and throws the Yellow Jackets quarterback for a loss of 10 yards.
James Monroe scored the only points of the game in the third quarter when Shannon Wallace took it over the right side from the 40 and the Yellow Jackets led 7 to nothing.
But the Bees could not answer the SUPER=36-James

Monroe/7/Brookville/0/;third quarter score and James Monroe puts the sting on to win it 7 to nothing.
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((MARK LINEBURG/BROOKVILLE HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Lineburg/Brookville Head Coach;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=.......championship game.."
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S-GW


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FFE-11
GRAPHIC=GW/Chantilly


G.W. of Danville put up a fight but the Eagles lose in the finals of the Division six state championship game to Chantilly 7 to nothing.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Fairfax/G.W. Danville vs Chantilly; :


For the second week in a row, the Eagles had to deal with the rain and a Muddy field.
Danville led 7 to nothing in the first quarter then chantilly's Mark Matthie bulls his way over from the one yard line to tie the score at 7 to 7 in the third quarter.
Chantilly then began a drive in the fourth quarter and Mike Scipione goes to the air and hits Mike Wrobel on this pass play moving the ball inside the Eagle 10 yard line.
A couple plays later Matthie takes SUPER=36-Chantilly/14/G.W.

Danville/7/;the handoff and scores from the one yard line and Chantilly wins the championship beating Danville 14 to 7.
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S-Giles


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FFE-12
GRAPHIC=Giles/Powhatan


The Giles Spartans came up a little short this afternoon losing to Powhatan in the division two state finals 20 to 8.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Richmond/Giles vs Powhatan


Giles county entered E.S. Poates field at Midlothian high school just outside of Richmond were keeping the ball dry would be the hardest task all day.
the Indians of Powhatan would get on the bord first when Chris Paguette hits Rod Robinson from 7 yards out to make it 7 to nothing.
Powhatan would score again on its next possession when Paguette would take the boot leg around the right side on fourth down and slip past the Spartan defender and score from 24 yards out and it was 14 to nothing at the half.
Giles would move the ball in the second half as Chris Ratliffe keeps the ball and gets knocked out of bounds on the Indian 9 Yard line.
Two Plays later Chris Hutchinson takes the handoff and scores from the one yard line but Giles comes up short losing 20 to 8.
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IN Q="When last

((STEVE RAGSDALE/GILES HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Steve Ragsdale/Giles Head Coach; :
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=....came up short today."

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