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7E-Gardner


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TAPE#97-24
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Round one is over for the father of the Bedford County boy who had a Rush Limbaugh book taken away from him in school.
Yesterday a judge denied his first claim in court.
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A teacher said the book "The Way Things Ought to Be" was too advanced for nine- year- old Jason Gardner, and refused to let him read it in class.
Gardner's father sued, claiming his son's First Amendment rights were violated.
But yesterday a judge said he'll probably dismiss that part of the lawsuit.
Gardner still claims there have been other incidents where teachers have engaged in "viewpoint discrimination".
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IN Q=I think he's

((JOHN PYLE/GARDNER ATTORNEY: I THINK HE'S GOING TO ALLOW THE AMENDMENT. THE AMENDMENT TALKS ABOUT NEW INCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED THIS YEAR, WHICH I THINK SHOWS THERE'S AN ONGOING PROBLEM AT THE SCHOOL AND WE'RE REALLY PLEASED ABOUT THAT.)) ((PAUL LACY/SCHOOL SYSTEM ATTORNEY: THESE ALLEGATIONS RELATING TO THE INCIDENTS IN THE FIFTH GRADE ARE JUST THAT, THEY'RE ALLEGATIONS, THEY HAVEN'T BEEN PROVEN, THEY'RE JUST BALD ALLEGATIONS, WHICH WE CATEGORICALLY DENY.))
SUPER=01-John Pyle/Gardner's Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Paul Lacy/School System Attorney; :11
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OUT Q=we categorically deny.
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VO-NAT


The alleged incidents involve teachers asking Jason Gardner to remove an Oliver North bumper sticker from his book bag and an anti-Bill Clinton patch from his shirt.
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7E-Hutchins


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TAPE#97-19
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The elementary school boy who was gunned down as he answered his front door is back at home and will return to school.
But he is still searching for answers as to why someone would shoot him.
Teresa Hamilton reports-- Reggie may be too young to understand, but his mother believes she knows why.
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((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: I GUESS WE JUST TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME.))
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It's been nearly a month since Carolyn Hutchins' ten year old son was shot twice-- once in the chest and once in the stomach.
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IN Q=Actually

((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: ACTUALLY THE PERSON HAD OPENED THE STORM DOOR ALREADY AND WHEN REGGIE OPENED THE BIG DOOR, THE SHOTS WERE FIRED, AND MY HUSBAND SAYS HE JUMPED UP AND REGGIE TOLD ME THE SHOTS ACTUALLY KNOCKED HIM BACK IN THE FLOOR. ))
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Reggie spent three weeks in critical care before returning home-- with the dozens of balloons and cards that once filled his hospital room.
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((REPORTER SPEAKS:HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL TO KNOW SO MANY PEOPLE CARE? REGGIE HUTCHINS:HAPPY. ))
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OUT Q=happy.


Reggie doesn't like talking about what happened or why.
But his mother is speaking out.
She says her husband made it clear they did NOT want drug dealers around their home.
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IN Q=We've never

((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER:WE'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN WHAT OTHER REASON WOULD THERE BE. ))
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Danville police are still investigating-- but do NOT have a suspect.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Danville.))

7p-roanoker-fire


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TAPE#597-21
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After the smoke cleared it appears a fire did more damage than anyone thought to local publishing house.
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It's been two days since the blaze at Leisure Publishing in Roanoke County.
The business that publishes Roanoker Magazine and Blue Ridge Country is struggling to recover from the damage.
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SOT 6:38:49
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((RICHARD WELLS/PUBLISHER: ONLY UP IN THE UPPER LEVEL. IMMEDIATELY BEHIND WHERE THE FIRE WAS WAS THERE ACTUAL DAMAGE. ))
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Even though the fire was confined to the top floor, smoke damage is apparently the biggest inconvenience.
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SOT 6:40:45

((IT'S VERY HARD, AS YOU CAN SEE WALKING AROUND HERE. TO GO ON BUSINESS AS USUAL, I DIDN'T SEE THAT MONDAY AFTERNOON, BUT NOW WE'RE LIVING IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE AND MY CONTRACTOR SAYS HE MAY BE HERE A MONTH. ))
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OUT Q= here a month
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That's because a local building code mandates everything with soot on it must be replaced.
Wells says the toughest part of the whole ordeal was making one last trip into the burning building to grab some files.
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SOT 6:38:10
IN Q=TO SPEND

((RICHARD WELLS/PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER: TO SPEND 17 YEARS IN AN OFFICE AND TO HAVE TO REDUCE THAT TO ONE ARMLOAD OF STUFF IS SOMETHING NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO MAKE.
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OUT Q=TO MAKE
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VO-NAT


Leisure Publishing expects to complete all current projects, but there will be delays.
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7weather


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Taking a look at Thursday's weather--
Partly sunny and breezy today.
Westerly winds will range from 15 to 25 miles an hour.
Expect highs in the upper 60s.
Mostly clear and continued breezy tonight.
Lows in the low to mid 40s.
Mostly sunny and cool tomorrow, with highs in the lower 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 5/16/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-11/Tyler Williams/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Steven Philpott/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-2/Jeremy Younger/Woolwine;



SUPER=130-21/Brian Reynolds/Millboro;



SUPER=130-51/Linda Robertson/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-3/Rachel Murphy/Spencer;



SUPER=130-7/Owen Marshall/Salem;



SUPER=130-30/Jason Beach/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-30/Cheryl Hastings-Saunders/Chatham;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-6/Samuel & Michelle Rorrer/Floyd;



SUPER=130-8/David Wingo/Blue Ridge;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-55th/Henry & Louise Harmon/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-18/Tamara Haywood/Roanoke;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-34/Sandra Calloway/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-40/Ardys Winslow/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-10/Berkeley Robertson/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-35/Steve Ross/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Norene Wickline/Rocky Mount;

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55P-Gardner


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TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


And a Bedford County boy loses his court battle to read a Rush Limbaugh book at school.
Not because of the book's content, but simply because the judge said he believed it was too advanced for him.
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VO-NAT
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A teacher confiscated Jason Gardner's copy of "The Way Things Ought to Be", and his father sued, claiming the boy's First Amendment rights were violated.
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In court yesterday, Judge James Turk indicated he would dismiss the portion of Gardner's lawsuit involving the Limbaugh book.
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SOT 23:57:26
IN Q=The incident regarding

((PAUL LACY/SCHOOL SYSTEM ATTORNEY: I THINK AS YOU HEARD THE COURT SAY THAT THE TEACHER WAS ACTING AT ALL TIMES IN THE EDUCATIONAL BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD, AND NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT THE BOOK SAID OR THE MESSAGE IT WAS TRYING TO CONVEY.))
SUPER=01-Paul Lacy/School System Attorney; :00
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But it's likely Judge Turk will let the rest of the lawsuit go forward.
Gardner says this year, teachers have told Jason to remove an Oliver North bumper sticker from his book bag, and an anti- Clinton button from his shirt.
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SOT 23:53:11
IN Q=There's a handful

((THOMAS GARDNER/JASON'S FATHER: THERE'S A HANDFUL OF TEACHERS THAT I THINK HAVE A PROBLEM WITH WHAT HE WANTS TO READ. FOR THE MOST PART ALL THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT, BUT THERE'S A COUPLE.))
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Gardner says as far as he's concerned, his son can continue to bring conservative reading material to school.
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55P-VMI


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TAPE#97-20
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V-M-I recruiters appear to be benefitting from the intense publicity over admitting women.
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THIRTY high school girls have sent in the 300-dollar deposit necessary to hold a position in the corps of cadets.
Thirteen of them are Virginians.
A dozen other states are also represented, PLUS two COUNTRIES: Russia and Taiwan.
Sixty-four female applicants have been accepted.
And it's not too late for some of the rest to send in their money.
Based on past ratios, as many as 37 women may fall into the ranks of the class of two- thousand- one in August.
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V-M-I has reached the minimum number of women the superintendent said would be needed to make co-education work.

55weather


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Turning to weather--
Partly sunny and breezy today, highs in the upper 60s.
Skies will turn mostly clear tonight, and still breezy.
Lows in the low to mid 40s.
Mostly sunny and cool tomorrow, highs in the low 60s.
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8p-hutchins


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TAPE#597-19
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A ten year old Danville wounded by gunfire is now back at home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Reggie Hutchins does NOT talk much about the shooting last month, but his mother says it's important to speak up.
Carolyn Hutchins believes the shooting was retribution for her family's efforts to rid the neighborhood of drug dealers.
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IN Q=My husband

((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: MY HUSBAND HAD CONFRONTED SOME OF THE PEOPLE DOWN THE STREET, BUT IN A POLITE WAY TO JUST NOT PARK AROUND OUR HOUSE.))
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The fourth grader was shot once in the chest and once in the stomach--He then spent three weeks in critical care--
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((REPORTER SPEAKS: WHAT STILL HURTS? AROUND MY SIDE, AND MY STOMACH, WHERE THEY TOOK THE STAPLES OUT. ))
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OUT Q=staples out.
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Reggie's parents want to move out of the neighborhood, but they say the medical bills will have to be paid first.
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8E-Gardner


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TAPE#97-24
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A Bedford County boy losses his first found in court in his legal fight to read a Rush Limbaugh book at school.
A teacher said the book "The Way Things Ought to Be" was too advanced
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;

for nine- year- old Jason Gardner, and refused to let him read it in class.
Gardner's father sued, claiming his son's First Amendment rights were violated.
But yesterday a judge said he agreed the book was too advanced and added he would probably dismiss that portion of the lawsuit.
Gardner still claims there have been other incidents where teachers have engaged in "viewpoint discrimination".
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SOT 23:52:34//23:57:06
IN Q=I think he's

((JOHN PYLE/GARDNER ATTORNEY: I THINK HE'S GOING TO ALLOW THE AMENDMENT. THE AMENDMENT TALKS ABOUT NEW INCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED THIS YEAR, WHICH I THINK SHOWS THERE'S AN ONGOING PROBLEM AT THE SCHOOL AND WE'RE REALLY PLEASED ABOUT THAT.)) ((PAUL LACY/SCHOOL SYSTEM ATTORNEY: THESE ALLEGATIONS RELATING TO THE INCIDENTS IN THE FIFTH GRADE ARE JUST THAT, THEY'RE ALLEGATIONS, THEY HAVEN'T BEEN PROVEN, THEY'RE JUST BALD ALLEGATIONS, WHICH WE CATEGORICALLY DENY.))
SUPER=01-John Pyle/Gardner's Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Paul Lacy/School System Attorney; :11
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OUT Q=we categorically deny.
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VO-NAT


The alleged incidents involve teachers asking Jason Gardner to remove an Oliver North bumper sticker from his book bag and an anti-Bill Clinton patch from his shirt.
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8E-Hager


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TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=John Hager


Supporters of John Hager say he's breaking the barriers his campaign for political office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Yesterday, the Republican made his disability a campaign issue with the endorsement.
Justin Dart has advised five presidents on disability policy.
He's a chief architect of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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SOT HAGER TWO13:44:47
IN Q=Being a person

((JUSTIN DART/NATIONAL DISABLED ADVOCATE: BEING A PERSON WITH A VISIBLE DISABILITY, WHEN HE BECOMES LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, IT SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD: WE CAN NOT ONLY PARTICIPATE. WE CAN LEAD.))
SOT HAGER TWO 13:37:10
IN Q=Job training

((JOHN HAGER: JOB TRAINING AND THE OVERALL ATTITUDINAL BARRIERS ARE THE BIGGEST BARRIERS OF ALL. SO IF WE CAN CHANGE PEOPLE'S ATTITUDE OF ACCEPTANCE AND IMPROVE THE JOB TRAINING WE CAN TURN PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS INTO PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS -- MANY OF WHOM WANT TO HAVE A CHANCE BUT HAVEN'T REALLY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Justin Dart/National Disabled Advocate; :00
SUPER=@Hager; :18
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OUT Q=an opportunity.
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Hager developed polio in 19-73 and has used a wheelchair since.
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8P-Snowshoe


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WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=None


Ski season is still months away, giving Snowshoe Mountain Resort plenty of time to make some major upgrades.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Snowshoe Mountain Resort;


A new chairlift, renovated ski shop, and upgraded snowmaking system are all part of the 12 million dollar plan.
Silver Creek Mountain, part of this resort, will feature a tubing park and lighted slopes.
The resort's ski runs should open by Thanksgiving.
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8weather


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Time now to check the forecast--
Expect partly sunny and breezy weather today.
Winds will be out of the west from 15 to 25 miles an hour.
Highs in the upper 60s.
Mostly clear skies for tonight, with lows falling into the mid 40s.
Mostly sunny and cool tommorrow, with highs in the lower 60s.
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