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7P-Leftwich


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=leftwich


The man charged with starting a fight with police in downtown Roanoke a year ago, had his day in court yesterday.
( ----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Steven Leftwich says he did not attack police, or provoke the officers.
But they attacked him, he says-- for no reason.
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SOT 15:24:11 TAPE 6
IN Q=I was getting beat

((STEVEN LEFTWICH/DEFENDANT; I WAS GETTING BEAT AT THE SAME TIME WITH THE CHOKEHOLD, AND I COULD FEEL THAT AND I JUST SAID THERE'S TOO MANY OF THEM, I CAN'T GET LOOSE SO I SAID A PRAYER, I SAID LORD JUST DON'T LET ME DIE.))
SUPER=01-Steven Leftwich/Defendant
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=let me die
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VO-NAT


Leftwich admitted drinking several beers that night, but denied using any drugs.
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SOT tape 7 15:39:05
IN Q=any kind of

((ANN GARDNER/PROSECUTOR; ANY KIND OF ILLEGAL DRUG? LEFTWICH; NO GARDNER; NEAR THE TIME THAT THE OFFICER STOPPED YOU? LEFTWICH; NO GARDNER; DO YOU SMOKE MARIJUANA? LEFTWICH; OCCASIONALLY...))
SUPER=02-Ann Gardner/Prosecutor;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=occasionally
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Closing arguments begin today, then the case will go to the jury.


7P-fRITO-LAY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=FRITO LAY


Weather conditions and construction are slowing down the building of the Frito Lay plant in Lynchburg.
One thing not slowing is the amount of job inquiries received at the plant -- almost one HUNDRED per day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/May 2, 1996;


A lot has changed, though since the Hill City welcomed the snack food giant to the area last spring.
SUPER=04-Yesterday;


Now on this 100-acre tract of land is a 400-thousand square foot building-- soon to be the newest Frito Lay processing facility.
Yesterday Lynchburg city council members and civic leaders were invited to check out the dramatic progress.
(/////SOT/////)
IN Q=As you can

((BOB REVAY/FRITO- LAY: AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE FLOOR, ROOFING INSTALLATION IS NOT YET COMPLETE, BUT WE'RE WORKING ON IT, AS MUCH AS WE CAN IN BETWEEN THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Bob Revay/Frito Lay;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=right now.
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VO-NAT


The 150-million dollar project is expected to employee 800 people.
Pre-training is already underway for some positions at Central Virginia Community College.
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IN Q=In addition to

((BELLE WHEELAN/CVCC PRESIDENT: IN ADDITION TO THE ECONOMIC BOOST THAT IT'S GOING TO BRING TO ALL KINDS OF BUSINESSES, IT'S JUST EXCITING TO HAVE ANOTHER NATIONALLY NAMED PRODUCT THAT'S GOING TO BE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Belle Wheelan/CVCC President;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=to be here.
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VO-NAT


Frito Lay says most of the employees won't be hired for another six months.
The plant is expected to start making chips and other snacks by next summer.
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7E-Amtrak


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Frito Lay


Frito- Lay officials also made a presentation to Lynchburg city council during its bimonthly meeting last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


At that meeting council voted unanimously to apply for federal funds to renovate the city's old Amtrak station.
Plans call for refurbishing the building, sprucing up the grounds and making the area more attractive to retail businesses.
Lynchburg's hoping three million dollars in transportation money will pay for the project.
Amtrak has indicated it is willing to contribute a quarter million dollars.
It could be another year before the city knows if the money will be available.
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7BV-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#net (edit of 96-107)
GRAPHIC=Education


The Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors is considering a request from Buena Vista to study the possibility of school consolidation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


Last night the supervisors said the city would have to pay the county an annual per- student tuition.
Buena Vista would also have to share the capital cost for the current school and for any new construction.
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SOT 7:30:34
IN Q=The part that

((BUTCH FLOYD/BUENA VISTA FACILITIES COMMITTEE: THE PART THAT OUR SCHOOLS PLAY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OF BUENA VISTA IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN CONSIDERATION. NO. IT'S NOT AN EASY DECISION THERE ARE MANY FACETS TO THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE.))
SUPER=01-Butch Floyd/Buena Vista Facilities Committee;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=this particular issue.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/April 18;


The county based its answers on an agreement signed by Lexington when it consolidated with the county.
Last year a state study found the Parry Mccluer School building did not meet minimum state standards.
Buena Vista's facilities committee made a recommendation to city council and the school board several weeks ago that entailed building a new, eight million dollar school.
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7weather


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WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Your mid- week forecast is promising a mostly sunny day across the region.
But highs will only be warming up into the mid to upper 30s.
Tonight, we'll see increasing clouds with lows in the low 20s.
As for tomorrow, it will be mostly cloudy, with highs again in the upper 30s.
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Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#MR-1 "Metro"
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none


There's not much to laugh about in Eddie Murphy's latest movie, "Metro", but since Murphy's character is a hostage negotiator, the first half of the movie is interesting for its depiction of the fine art of negotiation.
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SOT TC 3:48:15
IN Q=Suspects name?

((METRO/TOUCHSTONE: SUSPECTS NAME? EARL. WHAT'S HAPPENING? WHAT'S IN THE BAG? THESE ARE DONUTS EARL. GIVE ME MY CAR MAN. EVERYBODY RELAX. I'M GOING TO GET YOUR CAR RIGHT NOW. OH, THERE'S ONE OTHER THING. YOU WANT A HARD TOP OR CONVERTIBLE?))
SUPER=18-"Metro";
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=top or convertible.


But, in the second half, when Murphy goes after the psychopath--Michael Wincott--who killed his partner, the movie descends into action cliche after action cliche.
"Metro" gets a "B-" mostly for the first, and better half.
Murphy's movies don't treat women well, and this one is no exception. 7BIRTHDAYS--1/30/97 Thursday

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55P-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=session 97


A sharply divided Senate has defeated a Parental rights amendment to the state constitution.
All 20 Democrats voted against the amendment.
They were joined by one Republican.
Ellen Qualls has more from Richmond.
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SOT
IN Q=To approve
SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Waddell/(D) Loudon; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :22
SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Bolling/(R) Hanover; :34
SUPER=01-Mike Farris/Home School Legal Defense Assoc.; :53
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:05
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=qualls, news-7 Richmond.


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sot 13:36:04

((SEN. CHARLES WADDELL: TO APPROVE THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IS A DANGEROUS AND EVEN RECKLESS ACTION BY THIS BODY.))
runs=:09


That's the Democratic line.
Establishing the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children would mean chaos in schools, immunization programs, libraries, counseling centers, and child abuse investigations around Virginia.
sot 13:51:48 EARL

((SEN. JANET HOWELL: WHERE IS THE CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AMENDMENT? WHERE IS THE AMENDMENT THAT SAYS CHILDREN HAVE A RIGHT TO BE PROTECTED FROM CRUEL AND ABUSING PARENTS?))
runs=:12



sot 13:58:25 EARL

((SEN. BILL BOLLING/R-HANOVER: WE'VE HEARD HERE TODAY THAT THE PASSAGE OF THIS AMENDMENT WOULD UNLEASH THE PARENTS OF VIRGINIA TO COMMIT ALL TYPES OF PHYSICAL ABUSE ON THEIR CHILDREN. ALMOST AS IF THEY'RE LYING IN WAIT.))
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So now there's a promise from 1993's Republican candidate for lieutenant governor .. who unveiled a poll showing the amendment --
SOT 09:49:20 TAPE ONE

((MIKE FARRIS/HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOC.: HAS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT IN VIRGINIA. AND I THINK WILL HAVE TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THE 1997 ELECTIONS IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOESN'T SEE FIT TO PASS IT IN BOTH HOUSES.))
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((ELLEN QUALLS: ))
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55E-Segregated-Cities


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NONE


A new housing study suggests that Danville and Charlottesville are two of the least segregated cities in America.
The study by a researcher at the University of Michigan used 19-90 census data, and analyzed the racial patterns in residential neighborhoods.
Gary, Indiana was the most segregated city. Danville and Charlottesville were 14th and 15th on the list of least segregated cities.

55weather


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Turning now to weather, you can expect some sunshine today.
But temperatures will stay rather cool-- highs in the upper 30s.
Tonight's forecast is calling for increasing cloudiness, with lows in the mid 20s.
And looking tomorrow will see mostly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 30s.
Nightime lows will stay in the 20's.
The temperatures should remain unchanged until the start of the weekend, with a slight climb into the 50's by Sunday.
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8P-Leftwich


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=leftwich


A Roanoke jury is faced with deciding if Steven Leftwich was the aggressor or the victim of police brutality.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In court yesterday Leftwich testified that he did not attack or provoke any police officers.
He said they were the ones who attacked him.
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SOT 15:24:11 TAPE 6
IN Q=I was getting beat

((STEVEN LEFTWICH/DEFENDANT; I WAS GETTING BEAT AT THE SAME TIME WITH THE CHOKEHOLD, AND I COULD FEEL THAT AND I JUST SAID THERE'S TOO MANY OF THEM, I CAN'T GET LOOSE SO I SAID A PRAYER, I SAID LORD JUST DON'T LET ME DIE.))
SUPER=01-Steven Leftwich/Defendant
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=let me die
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VO-NAT


Leftwich admitted drinking several beers that night, but denied using any drugs.
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SOT tape 7 15:39:05
IN Q=any kind of

((ANN GARDNER/PROSECUTOR; ANY KIND OF ILLEGAL DRUG? LEFTWICH; NO GARDNER; NEAR THE TIME THAT THE OFFICER STOPPED YOU? LEFTWICH; NO GARDNER; DO YOU SMOKE MARIJUANA? LEFTWICH; OCCASIONALLY...))
SUPER=02-Ann Gardner/Prosecutor;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=occasionally
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Closing arguments begin today, then the case will go to the jury.


8e-Frito-Lay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Frito Lay


Construction delays and wet weather have combined to push back the hiring of hundreds of workers at Lynchburg's new Frito-Lay plant.
But despite the delays the job applications continue to stream in.
Yesterday city leaders got a glimpse at how the work is progressing.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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SOT
IN Q=A lot has
SUPER=04-May 1996; :00
SUPER=04-Yesterday; :09
SUPER=01-Bob Revay/Frito-Lay Company; :25
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Lynchburg Economic Development; :48
SUPER=01-Belle Wheelan/CVCC President; 1:05
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:15
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


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natsot groundbreaking


A lot has changed since Lynchburg first welcomed the Frito- Lay corporation to this 100 acre patch of land last spring.
Now residing on this rolling hillside is a 400- thousand square foot building that will house the snack food giant's newest processing facility.
So much has changed in the last nine months, Frito- Lay invited city council members and civic leaders back for an update.
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SOT 5:43:43
IN Q=As you can

((BOB REVAY/FRITO- LAY: AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE FLOOR, ROOFING INSTALLATION IS NOT YET COMPLETE, BUT WE'RE WORKING ON IT, AS MUCH AS WE CAN IN BETWEEN THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=right now.


Even as they dodged mud and water, everyone seemed impressed.
Economic development director Lee Cobb was instrumental in bringing Frito Lay to the Hill City.. he pays a visit to the site almost every day, as if to convince himself that the 150 million dollar project is for real.
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SOT 6:12:32
IN Q=We're about

((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: WE'RE ABOUT TWO THIRDS ON THE WAY TOWARDS COMPLETION, AND I THINK HOW WE'RE REALLY GOING TO START SEEING IT TAKE SHAPE, AND THAT WILL BE EVEN MORE EXCITING, BECAUSE WE'LL KNOW THAT WE HAVE A FACILITY THAT'S READY TO GO TO WORK.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=go to work.


So will an estimated 800 employees.
Pre-training for some of them is already underway at Central Virginia Community College.
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SOT 6:15:23
IN Q=In addition to

((BELLE WHEELAN/CVCC PRESIDENT: IN ADDITION TO THE ECONOMIC BOOST THAT IT'S GOING TO BRING TO ALL KINDS OF BUSINESSES, IT'S JUST EXCITING TO HAVE ANOTHER NATIONALLY NAMED PRODUCT THAT'S GOING TO BE HERE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=to be here.


Weather and contractor delays have pushed back the hiring of those employees about six months.
The first chips should be rolling out of here by next summer.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

8E-Singer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Singer Furniture


It looks like the Singer Company is getting out of the furniture business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Less than a year ago it announced the closing of its Roanoke plant.
Last month it restructured even further, cutting jobs in North Carolina.
Now the company says it lost 20- million- dollars in its fourth quarter.
It blames the shortfall on its furniture division.
It says for that reason it may have to shut it down.
But some Singer Furniture executives are looking at another option.
They're considering whether to buy the division and spin it off into an independent company.
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8State-Song


ANCHOR=Joe
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=State Song


The Virginia Senate has approved a bill would retire the state song.
Senators Steve Newman of Lynchburg and Louise Lucas, who represents Halifax County, are pushing the compromise.
The bill would make the song the state song e-meritus and directing a study committee to come up with a new state song.
There is, however, a competing bill in the House.
It would designate the song Virginia, written by country singer by singer and sausage king Jimmy Dean and his wife Donna-- the new state song.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Turning now to weather, mostly sunny today with high temperatures in the mid to upper 30s.
We'll see some increase in clouds by tonight though, with lows in the low to mid 20s.
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