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7E-VMI


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TAPE#97-4
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In an effort to prevent disciplinary problems like those at the Citadel,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;

student and staff leaders at Virginia Military Institute yesterday emphasized individual responsibility.
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((WE CANNOT LET THE ACT OF ONE PERSON TARNISH THE LONG AND ILLUSTRIOUS HISTORY OUR ALUMNI HAVE SO HONORABLY BESTOWED UPON OUR SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Kevin Trujillo/President, VMI Class of '98
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Next year's senior class president told his fellow cadets they're making history.
The Superintendent asked them to do it honorably, nobly, with patience and generosity.
Renovations in barracks are well underway.
Each floor will have a centrally-located ladies' room.
When women arrive on Post in mid-August, the female corps of cadets will be made up of about 30 "RATS," three transfer students from a TWO-year military college in New Mexico, AND some exchange students... all designed to infuse each class with women.
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7E-Industrial-Park


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TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


Thousands of new jobs could be coming to Roanoke County if a new industrial park goes up as planned.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Yesterday, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors approved an option on land near the Dixie Caverns Interchange on Interstate 81.
Officials say they hope to develop the 463 acres in a way that will protect the scenic beauty of the area, and minimize the impact on neighbors.
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IN Q=We want to be environmentally friendly

((WE WANT TO BE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WITH THAT PROJECT. WE WANT TO ATTRACT BUSINESSES THAT ARE HIGH TECH, HIGH- PAYING AND WE BELIEVE THAT IT WILL COMPLEMENT THE OTHERS THAT WE HAVE ALREADY LOCATED... VALLEY POINTE, VALLEY TECH PARK AND SOME OF THE OTHERS.))
SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;
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OUT Q=and some of the others.
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Residents of Glenvar Heights and other neighborhoods nearby are raising concerns, but county officials say citizens will play a major role in the planning and design of the industrial park.
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7E-Carroll-Industry


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TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


And some help wanted calls will be going out in Caroll County.
Magnolia Mills is expanding its yarn-spinning plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;


The yarn plant opened near Hillsville in the Fall of 19-95.
It now employs about 150 people.
The company credits those workers for its success.
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IN Q=

((DAN NATION/MAGNOLIA MILLS EXEC. V.P.: I GUESS IT SAYS THE MOST FOR THE WORK FORCE IN THIS AREA BECAUSE THEY'VE REALLY MADE PHASE ONE A SUCCESS AND REALLY MADE THE REASON FOR PHASE TWO THAT NEEDED TO BE DONE. ))
SUPER=01-Dan Nation/Magnolia Mills Vice-President;
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OUT Q=to be done.
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Magnolia Mills plans to break ground in a few weeks on a 170-thousand square foot addition in back of its present facility.
It will hire another 100 workers, and hopes to complete construction by the end of the year.
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7VA-Jobless


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TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=va stae seal


The employment news in Roanoke and Carroll Counties appears to be right in line with new jobless numbers for the state.
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use pre pro tbr is constructing....
In January, both Roanoke and Lynchburg saw their unemployment drop by almost one- percent compared to a year ago.
Statewide, it was also lower.
These numbers are HIGHER though, compared to December.
Economists say that's expected due to seasonal cutbacks.
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Lexington had the lowest jobless rate in Virginia, coming in at one- point- six- percent.

7p-hardy-fire


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A fire destroyed the Hardy Road Civic Center in Bedford County.
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No one was injured in the blaze, but again the building was destroyed. The community center is located right next to the volunteer fire department on Route 760 in Hardy.
Firefighters were concerned the fire station would also ignite, so they hosed down their own building.
There was some damage to the side of that building.
Fire officials don't know the cause of the blaze, but are investigating.
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7weather


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Turning now to the mid- week forecast, mostly sunny skies continue today.
Expect highs around 60.
Tonight, clear and colder, with lows dropping into the 20s.
And clouding up tomorrow, with highs in the upper 50s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 3/13/97

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SUPER=130-10/Ashley Ratcliffe/Floyd;



SUPER=130-91/Rube May/Hot Springs;



SUPER=130-7/Samantha Whitson/Deerfield;



SUPER=130-/Henry Williams/Daleville;


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Movie-Review


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Will the REAL Howard Stern please stand up.
Is Stern the obnoxious jerk he portrays on his radio show, obsessed with naked women and the size of body parts or is he the cuddly family man in love with his wife and family?
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VO-NAT TC 14:39:16
SUPER=18-"Private Parts";


Since Stern wrote the book on which the movie is based, he can make himself into anything.
He insists he is a misunderstood genius whose on-air shenanigans are just an act to get ratings and to annoy his bosses at WNBC in New York who tried to control him.
The movie uses Stern's real life radio crew, Robin Quivers and Fred Norris.
The self indulgent, but often funny movie, chronicles Howard Stern's rise from a geeky nerd to the self styled "king of all media."
How much is fact and how much fantasy? Only Stern knows.
The movie has lots of bare breasted women and bathroom humor.
It gets a "B" for being sporadically funny and unusual.
We laugh, even when we don't think we should. cutopen
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55E-Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Green


An animal breeder accused of mistreating her pets has lost another round in her legal battle to get them back.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Valery Green, who sought medical and psychological treatment in recent months, lost an appeal in Franklin County Circuit Court yesterday.
SUPER=04-January;


She was hoping to win back her 120 dogs and cats that were awarded to the Humane Society in January.
Witnesses testified the animals lived in cramped quarters... and feces lined the property.
The judge found that Green did not provide adequate care... therefore upholding the previous ruling.
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IN Q=Her problems

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: HER PROBLEMS ARE NOT THE ISSUE. THE REAL ISSUE IN THE CASE IS HOW ARE THESE ANIMALS BEING TREATED. AND FOR WHATEVER REASON, THAT THEY WERE TREATED THAT WAY. THEY CERTAINLY WERE IN CONDITIONS THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN PLACED IN. IT WAS CLEARLY HER RESPONSIBILITY TO REMEDY IT AND SHE DIDN'T. ))
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Franklin Co. Commonwealth's Atty;
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OUT Q=she didn't
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The judge must now decide the fate of the animals.
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55E-Gay-Violence


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=None


The Homosexual Rights Group Virginians for Justice says hate incidents against gay and lesbian Virginians tripled last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


It says it received 55 reports -- four physically violent-- up from 18 the year before.
The group places partial blame on Congress for banning same sex marriages.
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((DAVID PERRY/VIRGINIANS FOR JUSTICE: WHEN OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ENGAGE IN RHETORIC THAT SETS A PARTICULAR GROUP OF PEOPLE APART AS TARGETS FOR VIOLENCE...WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED WHEN VIOLENCE INCREASES.))
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((SHIRLEY LESSER/VIRGINIANS FOR JUSTICE: WE RISK LOSING OUR CHILDREN LIKE SHARON BOTTOMS DID. WE RISK LOSING OUR JOBS. VIRTUALLY DAILY I GET CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS. WE RISK LOSING OUR LIVES.))
SUPER=01-David Perry/Virginians for Justice;
SUPER=01-Shirley Lesser/Virginians for Justice; :15
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OUT Q=our lives.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/September 1996;


Among the 19-96 victims: a Lynchburg man who was chased by two Hillcats baseball players yelling anti-gay epithets.
The chase ended with a car accident.
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Virginians for Justice estimates 80- percent of anti-gay incidents go unreported.
Two murders believed to be the work of a serial killer in Chesapeake are on that list.
The two women hikers killed on the Appalachian trail last year are NOT included because NO motive for the killings is known.

55weather


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Time to check the Wednesday forecast--
Mostly sunny today, with a high near 60.
Clear and colder tonight, with lows in the 20s.
Increasing clouds by tomorrow, with high temperatures in the upper 50s.
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8E-Brown


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TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Race Relations


It's been 38 years since Elaine Brown stepped foot in Virginia.
The last time the former leader of the Black Panther Party was in the Commonwealth, she was denied a soda because of her skin color.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Yesterday Brown spoke to a group of Lynchburg College students. She talked about her experiences as the only female leader of the militant civil rights group.
She says while the Black Panthers achieved some success, race relations in America remain poor.
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((ELAINE BROWN/FORMER BLACK PANTHER LEADER: IT'S NOT SO MUCH THE RACE RELATIONS.. ..ONLY BECOME WORSE.))
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Brown is also the author of "A Taste of Power", which recounts her rise from the ghettos of Philadelphia to her role in the Black Panthers.
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8E-Halifax-Housing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=NONE


A new OWNER and a new NAME may help a Halifax county apartment complex change its image.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./File Tape;


The former Village Apartments in (Sigh-NEE-eye) Sinai had a reputation as one of the county's largest "open-air crack markets".
But a developer renamed the complex "Country Green Apartments" and is now working to erase that reputation.
So far, the company's spent more than a half million dollars in renovations and evicted 17-families.
Site Manager Joanne Maitland says a gate and guardhouse are also in the works.
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((JOANNE MAITLAND/SITE MANAGER:I HAVE TO SAY IT'S NOT FROM THE EXISTING TENANTS I HAVE NOW, IT'S THE DRIVE ON PEOPLE, THEY DRIVE ON TO USE OUR PROPERTY FOR THEIR MEANS AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ELIMINATE. JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF:YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE, IT'S CLOSE TO SOUTH BOSTON AND HALIFAX AND IT'S JUST A CONGESTED AREA SO TO SPEAK AND THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. ))
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SUPER=01-Jeff Oakes/Halifax Co. Sheriff; :14
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Sheriff Oakes has applied for a grant which would help pay for a full time deputy to patrol the area.
The new owner of Country Green and the owner of a neighboring complex have agreed to help with the cost.
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8P-Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=optical cable


The first annual shareholders meeting brought some good news to Optical Cable investors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;


The Roanoke company told investors that first quarter profits just released are up 22- percent compared to a year ago.
Optical Cable cites its international sales growth as a big reason for its strong showing.
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IN Q=The industry

((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE CEO: THE INDUSTRY THAT WE'RE IN STILL IS SOMEWHAT IN ITS INFANCY, AND THERE'S STILL, THEREFORE A TREMENDOUS GROWTH POTENTIAL BECAUSE IT'S STILL IN THE EARLY STAGES OF IT.))
SUPER=01-Bob Kopstein/Optical Cable CEO;
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OUT Q=stages of it.
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Optical Cable began selling its stock to the public last year.
It now has more than six thousand shareholders.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


The company makes fiber-optic cables similar to the ones used to connect phone lines.
It was founded in the mid- eighties, and now has more than 130 employees.
Optical Cable is just finishing up a major expansion at its Roanoke County plant.
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8p-hardy-fire


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tape#=597-13
GRAPHIC=fire


It took two hours for a fire to destroy the Hardy Road Civic Center in Bedford county.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Luckily, no one was injured in the blaze.
The community center is located right next to the volunteer fire department on Route 760 in Hardy.
Firefighters were concerned the fire station would also ignite, so they hosed down their own building.
There was some damage to the side of that building.
Fire officials don't know the cause of the blaze, but are investigating.
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8weather


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Now let's check today's weather outlook--
Mostly sunny and mild, with highs warming to around 60.
Clear and chilly tonight, with lows in the 20s.
Clouds will be building up tomorrow, with highs in the upper 50s.
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