06:00-01

E-Yokohama

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


This past year's problems may threaten the future of the Yokohama Tire plant in Salem .
From losing its biggest customer to suffering through one hundred layoffs, current workers have enough to worry about.
But now comes word that the company's entire future hinges on the next two years.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=The 900
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape; :00
SUPER=@Scott1; :54
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Salem


((The 900- or- so factory workers were not invited to a close door meeting at the Yokohama Tire plant a few weeks ago.
But News- 7 obtained a transcript of the speech by (yah-SOO-oh) Yasuo Tominaga given to plant managers and supervisors.
It reads... "If Yokohama Tire fails to return to the black ink within 2 years, Yokohama Rubber will be forced from supporting the tire operation."
It continues... "If such a situation comes true, all employees are out of a job."
So, how far in debt is Yokohama Tire?
Try 100- millions dollars.
That's more than 22- percent of all of the money pumped into the U-S market.
A spokesperson from Yokohama's California offices says that workers need to ban together to make this 2- year deadline work.
But Tominaga is quoted in the transcript as saying "I am afraid probably this plan will be short of the target by my business experience." STAND UP CLOSE 18:05:50
At this point, company officials have not released a detailed plan of action.
It is clear, however, they have their work cut out for them.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Salem.))

E-GE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#596-08
GRAPHIC=General Electric


Workers at General Electric in Salem prepare to head back to their jobs.
The company issued a back to work order for all employees laid off last month.
They will return Monday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/January 24;


More than 180 employees were laid off because of a slow work schedule.
Some of those workers returned after only one week off the job.
Officials say the rest are coming back because the work-load increase seems to be happening earlier this year.
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McVeigh


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The evidence is mounting against Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh.
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VO-NAT


Documents obtained by the Dallas C-B-S affiliate outline a confession made by McVeigh's old Army buddy.
In the confession Michael Fortier claims McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma federal building to avenge the 19-93 Branch Davidian raid near Waco, Texas.
Fortier is serving a prison sentence after pleading guilty to knowing about the bombing plot, but failing to tell anyone before it was carried out.
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E-Olde-Mill


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Carroll County board of supervisors is making its feelings known in Richmond about liquor by the drink legislation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;


A bill that would allow the Olde Mill Golf Resort to sell mixed drinks in its restaurant has already passed the House.
Olde Mill's manager says it's a matter of meeting customer demand, and competing with resorts in nearby counties.
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SOT 16:02:36
IN Q=

((HAGEN GILES/OLDE MILL GENERAL MGR.: OUR INTENTION IN THE BEGINNING WAS TO BE SATISFIED TO SERVE BEER AND WINE. BUT AS BUSINESS GREW AND PEOPLE CAME IN WE BEGAN TO REALIZE THAT PEOPLE WANTED THIS, AND WE COULDN'T TURN OUR BACK ON IT. ))
SUPER=01-Hagen Giles/Olde Mill General Manager;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=back on it.
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VO-NAT


90 percent of Olde Mill's customers come from outside the county.
Carroll supervisors say the locals have to come first, and the majority oppose mixed drink sales.
The board passed a resolution against the bill.
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SOT 15:40:33
IN Q=

((WAYNE BOWMAN/CARROLL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK THE PEOPLE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES. IT'S A RURAL COMMUNITY, WE'RE NOT USED TO ANYTHING LIKE THIS. I THINK 90 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE WOULD VOTE AGAINST IT IF THEY HAD THE CHOICE. ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Bowman/Carroll Co. Board Chairman;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=had the choice.
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VO-NAT


If the legislation passes, Olde Mill would have to apply for a state license.
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E-Tax-Protester


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=None


The old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
And that turned out to be the case for some folks in this area who believe they fell victim to an elaborate tax scheme.
Len Besthoff explains.
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SOT
IN Q=It's just
SUPER=07-Boyd Wade; :00
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :10
SUPER=07-Fletcher Burks; 1:17
SUPER=03-Richmond; 1:40
SUPER=01-Thorn McDaniel/IRS Criminal Investigation Division; 1:47
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 2:06
SUPER=07-Richard Cary; 2:17
RUNS=2:27
OUT Q=LB News

((
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SOT t2 14:29:25
IN Q=It's just

((BOYD WADE: IT'S JUST BEEN A NIGHTMARE. AT THIS POINT, NOT KNOWING WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN BEFORE IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=said and done.


Boyd Wade and some of his co- workers in Rockbridge County are in some hot water with the I-R-S, which has fined them upwards of 15- hundred dollars, and in some cases, put liens on their cars and homes.
Last year they filed amended tax returns, saying they were led to believe the federal government can't tax their wages.
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SOT tape two 14:24:07
IN Q=It's what

((WADE: IT'S WHAT YOU PHYSICALLY EARN. ANYTHING THAT YOU PHYSICALLY HAVE TO WORK FOR. As a laborer? WADE: AS A LABORER. YOU'RE ENTITLED TO 100- PERCENT OF IT, BASED ON SUPREME COURT RULINGS AND THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=Revenue Code.


They say they were taught this by Randall Breeden of neighboring Bedford County.
Breeden, who refused an on camera interview, admits he agreed to "educate" these people for 150- dollars and 20- percent of anything the I-R-S returned them, but he didn't do anything else.
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SOT 16:49:08
IN Q=They wanted

((VOICE OF RANDALL BREEDEN: THEY WANTED THE INFORMATION, OF HOW TO DO IT. NOW YOU KNOW I TOLD THEM, SAID LOOK, IF YOU WANT TO DO IT, NOW I CAN SHOW YOU THE RESOURCES OF WHAT IT, YOU KNOW WHERE I WENT AND GOT STUFF, YOU KNOW, CAUSE FOR YOU TO GO HERE, COLD TURKEY AND START, I MEAN, IT'D TAKE, YOU'D SPEND YEARS. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=spend years.


But according to Fletcher Burks, Breeden did a lot more than just "educate".
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SOT tape one 13:14:42
IN Q=He got my

((FLETCHER BURKS: HE GOT MY THREE YEARS PREVIOUS TAX FORMS, AND TOOK EM HOME WITH HIM AND FILLED EM OUT AND BROUGHT EM BACK I FORGOT HOW MANY DAYS LATER. AND I WAS SUPPOSED TO GET BACK A TOTAL OF 23, TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE DOLLARS. AND HE SAID I WOULD GET THE MONEY IN EIGHT TO TWELVE WEEKS AND THAT, THAT WAS IT.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=that was it.


The I-R-S won't confirm or deny it's investigating this situation.
But if it were, Burks, Wade and perhaps dozens of others would be classified as "illegal tax protestors".
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SOT IRS GUY from richmond tape 00:00:40
IN Q=These are

((THORN MCDANIEL/IRS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIV.: THESE ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO UTILIZE A SCHEME AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SCHEMES THAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED, TO EITHER FAIL TO REPORT THEIR INCOME, UNDER REPORT THEIR INCOME, OR CREATE FALSE DEDUCTIONS ON THEIR TAX RETURNS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=tax returns.


Breeden says HE has not heard from the I-R-S, and ironically, says he's never used the technique he teaches on HIS OWN taxes.
His reach apparently stretches well beyond Rockbridge County.
Richard Cary says Breeden convinced two co- workers in the Roanoke Valley to purchase his services, with this pitch.
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SOT tape 4 tot 14:01:40
IN Q=He said

((RICHARD CARY: HE SAID IT WAS, BASICALLY, THAT HE'S DOING IT IN LEXINGTON, UM WEST VIRGINIA, HE'S DONE IT IN BUENA VISTA, STAUNTON, HE'S GOT A COUPLE FROM WINCHESTER, HE SAID ALL OVER THE PLACE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the place.


Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Execution


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


Virginia has carried out its first execution this year.
Thirty- nine- year- old Michael Carl George was put to death last night for killing a 15- year- old boy in Woodbridge in 19-90.
George did not make a final statement.

P-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=Legal scales


Governor Allen finally won a round against the federal government.
A federal appeals court in Richmond says Virginia does NOT have to provide alternative schooling for special education students who are kicked out of school for misbehaving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Allen and Attorney General Jim Gilmore have been fighting the U.S. Department of Education for two years on the issue.
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SOT 12:05:16
IN Q=If a youngster

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IF A YOUNGSTER HAS A DISABILITY, AND THAT DISABILITY OCCASSIONS THE DISRUPTIVE OR BAD BEHAVIOR, FINE. WE WANT TO PROVIDE SERVICES. BUT JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY HAS DYSLEXIA, THAT IS NOT AN EXCUSE TO BEAT UP A TEACHER, SELL DRUGS, CARRY GUNS TO SCHOOL AND SO FORTH.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=so forth.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=education


In 19-94, Virginia risked 50-million dollars to prove its point.
But federal officials ended up NOT withholding that special education money.
In 19-94, 126 of Virginia's 128-thousand special education students were suspended for reasons NOT related to their disability.

OK-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


C-B-S News has obtained documents detailing confessions of two people who say they were in with Timothy McVeigh on the Oklahoma City bombing plot.
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VO-NAT


In his confession, Michael Fortier told F-B-I investigators Timothy McVeigh detonated the bomb in revenge for the 19-93 Branch Davidian raid near Waco, Texas.
A summary of a statement from Fortier's wife, Lori shows she helped McVeigh prepare a fake driver's license.
Michael Fortier is serving a prison sentence after pleading guilty to knowing about the bombing plot, but failing to tell anyone before it was carried out.
His wife was never charged.
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BUDGET


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


The White House budget director testifies before the Senate Budget Committee today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


He'll be selling President Clinton's 19-98 spending plan.
The proposal includes almost one- point- seven trillion dollars in spending and tax breaks for middle income Americans.
The plan also calls for a balanced budget by the year 2002.
G-O-P leaders say they want to work with the White House, but are insisting on bigger tax cuts than Mr. Clinton has proposed.
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SIMPSON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=simpson


Lawyers and jurors in the O-J Simpson civil trial return to court this morning to resume testimony over punitive damages.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


Yesterday, jurors heard conflicting estimates as to just how much O-J Simpson is worth.
Plaintiffs say the figure is more than 15-million dollars.
But the defense contends Simpson is nine million dollars in the red.
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Salem-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of 96-101)
GRAPHIC=yokohama


The Yokohama Tire plant in Salem has had problems in the past year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


But its problems may soon be getting bigger.
Management at the tire plant held a closed door meeting a few weeks ago.
News 7 obtained a copy of the speech given by the company's new president.
It reads... "If Yokohama Tire fails to return to the black ink within 2 years, Yokohama Rubber will be forced from supporting the tire operation."
It continues... "If such a situation comes true, all employees are out of a job."
At this point, company officials have not released a detailed plan of action.
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2-E-GE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#596-08
GRAPHIC=General Electric


General Electric employees in Salem are going back at work.
The company called back all employees laid off last month.
They will return Monday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/January 24;


More than 180 employees were laid off because of a slow work schedule.
Some of those workers returned after only one week off the job.
Officials say the rest are coming back because the work-load increase seems to be happening earlier this year.
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E-Lake-Debris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


A task force in Franklin County is taking a closer look at Smith Mountain Lake.
It met with the public to discuss ways of removing debris and trash from the lake.
A boat- user fee was just one suggestion.
Jay Moore has reaction.
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SOT
IN Q=The idea
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./May 1996; :00
SUPER=07-Kirk Simpson; :08
SUPER=01-Kevin Mele/Chamber of Commerce; :26
SUPER=@Jay1; 1:07
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=News 7.

(( The idea of charging boaters a 15 dollar fee to use Smith Mountain Lake rocked the boat for many people at the meeting.
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SOT 8:03:42
IN Q=There's something wrong.

((KIRK SIMPSON: THERE'S SOMETHING BAD WRONG. A TAX IS NOT THE ANSWER. THE COUNTIES ARE NOT LIVING UP TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITY FOR TAKING CARE OF THIS LAKE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=of this lake


A member of the chamber of commerce agreed that the board of supervisors from Bedford, Franklin, and Pittsylvania Counties should just pay for a new skimmer but...
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SOT 8:05:45
IN Q=In an effort

((KEVIN MELE/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP THE WHOLE DISCUSSION ALIVE WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE PRUDENT TO GIVE VARIOUS SCENARIOS AND SHARE ALTERNATE WAYS OF FINANCING.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=way of financing.


The cost of a skimmer is more than 4- hundred and 30 thousand dollars and the day to day operation would be more than 250 thousand annually.
It would be similar to a skimmer that American Electric Power uses on the lake.
Since '94 it has removed close to 3- thousand tons of debris and litter.
The task force says there are about 22- thousand boats registered in surrounding localities and the boat user fee could provide close to 250 thousand dollars in revenue.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:31:03
IN Q=The task force

((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE TASK FORCE WILL TAKE THE PUBLIC COMMENTS AND COMPILE THEM INTO A FINAL REPORT WHICH WILL HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, JAY MOORE, NEWS 7.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=News 7.))


5-Alzheimer's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=alzheimer's gene


In a medical detective story, scientists think they may have found another gene linked to Alzheimer's disease.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Researchers, including experts at Duke University, say there's evidence that an Alzheimer's susceptibility gene may lurk within what's called "chromosome 12" of the human body.
Other genes have been linked to a small number of cases, but this one seems to have its peak effect on cases that appear after age 65.
Researchers believe this gene may account for as much as 30 percent of the four million American Alzheimer's cases.
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P-Dying-Young


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=cst
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check


It's not a statistic the U-S can be proud of.
The government says youngsters in America kill themselves or are murdered at higher rates than in any other industrialized nation.
From 19-50 to 19-93, murder rates tripled and suicide rates quadrupled among American children under 15.
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2-E-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


This past year was not a good one for Salem's Yokohama tire plant, but now comes word that the company's entire future hinges on the next two years.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=The 900
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape; :00
SUPER=@Scott1; :54
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Salem


((The 900- or- so factory workers were not invited to a close door meeting at the Yokohama Tire plant a few weeks ago.
But News- 7 obtained a transcript of the speech by (yah-SOO-oh) Yasuo Tominaga given to plant managers and supervisors.
It reads... "If Yokohama Tire fails to return to the black ink within 2 years, Yokohama Rubber will be forced from supporting the tire operation."
It continues... "If such a situation comes true, all employees are out of a job."
So, how far in debt is Yokohama Tire?
Try 100- millions dollars.
That's more than 22- percent of all of the money pumped into the U-S market.
A spokesperson from Yokohama's California offices says that workers need to ban together to make this 2- year deadline work.
But Tominaga is quoted in the transcript as saying "I am afraid probably this plan will be short of the target by my business experience." STAND UP CLOSE 18:05:50
At this point, company officials have not released a detailed plan of action.
It is clear, however, they have their work cut out for them.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Salem.))

P-Tax-Protester


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-04
GRAPHIC=taxes


People from Big Island to Roanoke County say they're victims of a tax scheme that's now costing them upwards of 15- hundred- dollars in fines from the Internal Revenue Service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


Among them, Fletcher Burks.
Burks says a man convinced him and some of his co- workers in Rockbridge County that they did not have to pay federal income taxes on their wages.
Burks explains that for 150- dollars Randall Breeden of Bedford County "educated" him about how he could do this, and even filled out tax forms for him.
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SOT 13:15:39
IN Q=Mister Breeden

((FLETCHER BURKS: MISTER BREEDEN SAID IT WAS COMPLETELY LEGAL, EVERYTHING THAT HE TOLD US AND EVERYTHING THAT HE DID.))
SUPER=07-Fletcher Burks;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=he did.
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VO-NAT


Burks and others are now getting fines from the I-R-S.
Randall Breeden refused to discuss this in an on- camera interview.
He denies doing anything other than "educating" people, and says Burks and others got carried away with the information he provided.
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SOT 16:48:39
IN Q=They're

((VOICE OF RANDALL BREEDEN: THEY'RE APPROACH WAS THEY WANTED TO GET OUT OF PAYING TAXES.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=paying taxes.
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VO-NAT


But according to some of Breeden's alleged victims, the I-R-S is now investigating this situation.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The I-R-S will not confirm or deny that it's looking into the matter.
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dissolve to pinnacle
But it did volunteer a Tax Fraud Hotline for anyone who believes they're a victim of a tax scheme.
That number is 800-8-2-9 0-4-0-9.
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E-VWIL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=VMI/Mary Baldwin


Virginia's fighting over single sex education -- AGAIN.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape;


But now the battle is over V-WIL: the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College.
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SOT 13:29:51
IN Q=We have

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS: WE HAVE A CHANCE HERE TO PUT YOUNG WOMEN IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE ABLE TO LEARN LEADERSHIP SKILLS AS THEY CAN AT NO OTHER PLACE. THAT'S IN A SINGLE-SEX ENVIRONMENT.))
SUPER=@Wilkins;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=single-sex environment.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The full House of Delegates voted to phase-out funding over four years -- in light of V-M-I's decision to admit women.
Now it's up to a budget conference committee and Governor Allen.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=news 7 sports generic/college hoops


In college sports,
Liberty tightened its hold on second-place in the Big South.
For last night's scores from the hardwood, let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-/Virginia/53/j/Ga. Tech/66////Florida State/62/j/North

Carolina/90///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Liberty/56//UNC-Greensboro/49////Roanoke/72/j/Bridgewater/83///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Kentucky #3/82//W. Carolina/55///j/Utah #5/85//B.Y.U./49//;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Louisville #11/62/j/St. Louis/64////Michigan
#13/53/j/Wisconsin/58///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Tulsa #22/58/j/Rice/75///j/Virginia/90//Virginia Tech/41//Women/;
SUPER=x5028;
SUPER=0096-/San Antonio/84/j/New York/96///j/Indiana/104//New Jersey/100///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-/Boston/111/j/Orlando/119////Sacramento/100/j/Charlotte/115///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-/Milwaukee/90/j/Miami/102////Vancouver/86/j/Minnesota/103///;
RUNS=:56

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