06:00-01

E-Gardner

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=NONE


A legal defeat for a Bedford County father who says his son should be able to read Rush Limbaugh material in school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


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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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
RUNS=:23
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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E-roanoker


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Fire aftermath


A fire that stopped the presses at the the Leisure Publishing offices did more damage than previously thought.
The owner of the business that publishes the Roanoker magazine is struggling to recover.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Monday; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :07
SUPER=01-Richard Wells/Publisher; :15
SUPER=@Andrew2; 1:02
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=Roanoke Co.

(( The fire started on the top floor, and didn't reach the main level.
And it looked like the publishing company would be back in business soon.
But inspections Tuesday morning revealed a different story-- the smoke damage was extensive.
SOT 6:14:44

((NAT SOUND OF SAWING/HAMMERING ))
RUNS=:04
SOT 6:39:26

((RICHARD WELLS/OWNER: WE'RE HAVING TO GUT 1500-2000 SQUARE FEET OF THE BUILDING, IT'S LIKE WE'RE STARTING OVER. ))
RUNS=:06


The company's Art department wasn't damaged, but right upstairs, it's a construction zone.
SOT 6:40:29

((IT'S A HUGE HASSLE-- WE'RE NOT REALLY ABLE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS AS USUAL. SOME OF OUR PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO WORK OUT THEIR HOMES-- WE HAVE MOVED OTHER PEOPLE INTO THIS PART OF THE BUILDING WHICH WAS RELATIVELY UNAFFECTED.))
RUNS=:15


A conference room has been turned into a makeshift office...
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. ))
RUNS=:16


Despite the mess and disorganization, Wells says upcoming projects will make it to press, just a few days later than normal.
Andrew Freiden, News7 Roanoke county.))

Shuttle


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shuttle launch atlantis


The space Shuttle Atlantis is headed for a rendezvous with the Russian Space station MIR this morning following a pre-dawn launch from Florida.
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SOT
IN Q=

((3-2-1, LIFTOFF OF SHUTTLE ATLANTIS...CONTINUED TRAVEL THROUGH SPACE. ))
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=continued travel through space.
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VO-NAT


The shuttle and its seven- member crew lifted off shortly after four.
Atlantis is loaded with critical supplies for the aging space center, including a new oxygen generator, and parts to plug up leaks in the cooling system.
Atlantis will also give astronaut Jerry Linenger (LIN'-in-jur) a lift home, and replace him with American Michael Foale.
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P-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=VMI


It appears Virginia Military Institute recruiters are benefitting from all the publicity the school has received in the wake of its decision to go co-ed.
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VO-NAT


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 states are represented, PLUS two COUNTRIES: Russia and Taiwan.
Sixty-four female applicants have been accepted.
And it's still not too late for some of the rest to send in deposit money.
Based on past ratios, as many as 37 women may fall into the ranks of the class of two- thousand- and one in August.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


V-M-I has reached the minimum number of women the superintendent said would be needed to make co-education work.

E-Hutchins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=Hutchins


After being gunned down inside the doorway of his home a fourth grader from Danville has many unanswered questions.
But Reggie Hutchins' mother says she has some answers.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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SOT
IN Q=I guess
SUPER=03-Danville; :06
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hutchins/Reggie's Mother; :12
SUPER=07-Reggie Hutchins; :36 QUICK
SUPER=@Teresa2; :57
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

((
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SOT
IN Q=I guess

((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: I GUESS WE JUST TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=at a time.


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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SOT
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. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=in the floor.


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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SOT
IN Q=How does

((REPORTER SPEAKS:HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL TO KNOW SO MANY PEOPLE CARE? REGGIE HUTCHINS:HAPPY. ))
RUNS=:06
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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SOT
IN Q=We've never

((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER:WE'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN WHAT OTHER REASON WOULD THERE BE. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=there be.


Danville police are still investigating-- but do NOT have a suspect.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Danville.))

P-Hager


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=HAGER


A national endorsement for Virginia's first statewide candidate to use a wheelchair.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Justin Dart is a chief architect of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
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SOT HAGER ONE 13:11:01
IN Q=With colleagues

((WITH COLLEAGUES LIKE JOHN HAGER IN OFFICE WE SHALL OVERCOME.))
SOT HAGER ONE 13:13:07
IN Q=We believe

((JOHN HAGER: WE BELIEVE IN PEOPLE, AND ALL ELEMENTS OF SOCIETY, ALL GROUPS OF PEOPLE HAVING THAT OPPORTUNITY AND HAVING THAT CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE.))
SUPER=01-Justin Dart/National Disabled Advocate; :00
SUPER=@Hager; :11
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=to participate.
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VO-NAT


The Hager campaign estimates one in six Virginians is "touched by disability," either having a disability themselves, or a family member or close companion lives with one.
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S-Dole


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=TTE
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Elizabeth Dole


She played a major role in her husband's unsuccessful bid for the White House--and now Elizabeth Dole is back on the job as American Red Cross president.
The local chapter of that agency says Elizabeth Dole will visit Roanoke next month.
She will speak at the chapter's annual meeting at the Hotel Roanoke on June 26th.

Education


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=raising the bar


Coming up on NEWS 7 at six-- we continue our special series..."Raising the Bar-- Virginia's Schools."
In tonight's installment, Teresa Hamilton reports on a new program in Danville aimed at increasing student test scores.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


A SECOND high school will open this fall for students who've chosen to enroll in what are called "focus schools".
The program gives high schoolers an opportunity to learn based around a particular theme-- such as business or arts and technology.
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SOT
IN Q=Those of

((MACLYN SLACK/FOCUS SCHOOL TEACHER:THOSE OF US WHO ARE INVOLVED IN FOCUS SCHOOLS ARE SEASONED TEACHERS. WE'VE BEEN AT IT FOR A LONG TIME, WE WON'T DO ANYTHING TO HURT THE STUDENTS AT ALL, WE HOPE VERY MUCH THAT WE WILL DO A BETTER JOB AT WHAT WE DO AND SIMPLY THE FACT AGAIN, IF THE STUDENTS ARE INTERESTED IN WHAT THEY'RE DOING THEY WILL SPEND MORE TIME STUDYING AND DOING IT BECAUSE IT'S WHAT THEY'RE INTERESTED IN. ))
SUPER=01-Maclyn Slack/Focus School Teacher; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=interested in. (double out)
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take raising bar promo-essc
The class size will be smaller than those at G-W High school-- which is another reason teachers believe the students will excel.
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P-Snowshoe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=None


Snowshoe Mountain Resort will look a little different next season.
(----------------)
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 renovation 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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Atlantis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shuttle luanch atlantis


The space shuttle Atlantis is on its way to the Russia Space station MIR this morning.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((3-2-1, LIFTOFF OF SHUTTLE ATLANTIS...CONTINUED TRAVEL THROUGH SPACE. ))
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=continued travel through space.
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VO-NAT


The shuttle and its seven- member crew lifted off shortly after four this morning on one of the most critical resupply missions ever for the aging space center.
It's ferrying up a new oxygen generator, a valve for a backup air purification unit, and parts to plug up leaks in the cooling system.
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CRIMINAL-CIGARETTE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


This morning, New and Exclusive information into a U-S government investigation regarding Tobacco industry executives.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


C-B-S News has learned a Federal law enforcement task force is working on the first major case, involving POSSIBLE criminal charges against top cigarette industry executives and their lawyers.
A federal grand jury in Washington is said to be looking into charges that tobacco companies intentionally deceived federal agencies about their products, specifically the addictiveness of nicotine.
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Airline-safety


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=airplane safety


One year after the fiery crash of Valujet flight 5-9-2, the nation's airlines have decided to put fire safety equipment in the cargo holds of passenger jets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


All 110 people aboard the Valujet were killed when the plane crashed into the Florida everglades.
That disaster has been blamed on a fire in the cargo hold.
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P-Gardner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A nine- year- old Bedford County boy probably should NOT have been reading a Rush Limbaugh book in school last year--
That, according to a federal judge who stressed the book was simply too advanced for him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape; :00


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.
SUPER=04-Yesterday;


In court yesterday, Judge James Turk indicated he would dismiss the part of Gardner's lawsuit involving the Limbaugh book.
(/////SOT/////)
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
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=trying to convey.
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VO-NAT


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.
(/////SOT/////)
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.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Gardner/Jason's Father; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=there's a couple.
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VO-NAT


Gardner says as far as he's concerned, his son can continue to bring conservative reading material to school.
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E-Hager


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=John Hager


Virginia's first statewide candidate to use a wheelchair gets a national endorsement.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Yesterday, Republican John Hager 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.
(/////SOT/////)
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
RUNS=:40
OUT Q=an opportunity.
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VO-NAT


Hager developed polio in 19-73 and has used a wheelchair since.
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p-Davis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=DAVIS


Gil Davis has taken his campaign to the television.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The attorney for Paula Jones in her harassment suit against President Clinton is the first of four Republicans to hit T-V statewide.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Davis has already given more than 600- thousand dollars of his own money to his campaign.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:48;51
IN Q=We're going

((GILD DAVIS/R- ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: WE'RE GOING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO DELIVER THIS MESSAGE. AND I DON'T PERSONALLY KNOW WHAT THAT AMOUNT IS GOING TO BE ULTIMATELY.))
SUPER=01-Gil Davis/(R) Atty. General Candidate;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=be ultimately.
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VO-NAT


Davis says he's prosecuted more than a thousand felons and is the only candidate truly qualified to defend Virginia before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


On the issue of rest stop safety, Davis scoffs at fellow Republican Jerry Kilgore's plan to "privatize" rest stops.
Davis calls the plan illegal.
He says Virginia should NOT turn public safety over to Burger King and Exxon like some other states have done.

p-hutchins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=hutchins


A ten- year- old Danville boy who was shot while answering his front door, is 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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:01:46 597-17
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.))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hutchins/Reggie's Mother;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=our house.
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VO-NAT


The fourth grader was shot once in the chest and once in the stomach--He then spent three weeks in critical care--
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6PM PKG
IN Q=What still

((REPORTER SPEAKS: WHAT STILL HURTS? AROUND MY SIDE, AND MY STOMACH, WHERE THEY TOOK THE STAPLES OUT. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=staples out.
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VO-NAT


Reggie will return to school soon...
Meantime his parents want to move out of the neighborhood, but they say the medical bills will have to be paid first.
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p-roanoker-fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-21
GAPHIC=fire aftermath


A fire did a bit more damage to a local publisher than previously thought.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Monday;


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.
(////SOT/////)
SOT 6:38:49
IN Q=ONLY UP

((RICHARD WELLS/PUBLISHER: ONLY UP IN THE UPPER LEVEL. IMMEDIATELY BEHIND WHERE THE FIRE WAS WAS THERE ACTUAL DAMAGE. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Wells/Publisher;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=actual damage.
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VO-NAT


Even though the fire was confined to the top floor, smoke damage is apparently the biggest inconvenience.
(/////SOT/////)
IN Q= it's very hard
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. ))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q= here a month
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VO-NAT


That's because a local building code mandates everything with soot on it be replaced.
Wells says the toughest part of the whole ordeal was making one last trip into the burning building to grab some files.
(/////SOT/////)
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.
RUNS=:08
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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E-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=VMI


AT LEAST 30 women will join the class of 2001 at Virginia Military Institute.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape


Last year the Superintendent said it would take a core element of about 30 young ladies to make co-education work at V-M-I.
Thirty women have sent in their money to hold a position in the ranks... and there could be more.
A total of sixty-four were accepted.
And the once all-male Institute is still accepting deposits- -even additional applications.
The 30 who've signed up, so far, represent a dozen states as well as some foreign countries including Taiwan and Russia.
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E-Boxer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=NONE

******ANCHOR TAG********
Strength, determination and toughness.
One collegiate boxing champion has found these traits can be useful outside of the sport as well.
Scott Prince has his story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=He's barely
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=04-VMI; :13
SUPER=01-Andy Nguyen/Collegiate Boxing Champion; :18
SUPER=04-File Tape; :28
SUPER=@Scott2; :50
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Lexington


((He's barely 5 feet tall and weighs a meager 112 pounds... but don't make him angry.
(/////SOT/////)
NAT SOT
IN Q=

((PUNCHING THE PUNCHING BAG. ))
RUNS=:01
OUT Q=


VMI senior Andy Nguyen is the National Collegiate Boxing champion in his weight class... winning the title just four years after he first slipped on a pair of gloves.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:10:22
IN Q=When coach

((ANDY NGUYEN/COLLEGIATE BOXING CHAMPION: WHEN COACH ASKED ME TO BOX MY RAT YEAR I SAID, 'NO WAY. I CAN'T BOX." ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=I can't box


Those are pretty surprising comments... considering Andy's been a FIGHTER for most of his life.
When he was just six years old living in Saigon, his parents... fearful of communist rule... sent him to America.
He hasn't seen them since.
And once he arrived in this country he found himself up against the ropes again.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:08:48
IN Q=I was

((NGUYEN: I WAS ABUSED WHEN I WAS A CHILD TOO AND THAT HELPED ME TO GROW UP A LOT. )) BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:09:21

((NGUYEN: THAT KIND OF PUTS PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT LIFE IS AND WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=want it to be


Andy could have thrown in the towel at that point... but he didn't.
He went on to live with a family in Richmond, where he flourished in school.
Now he's set to receive his degree in biology and in a few weeks he'll join the Air Force.
Clearly, by rolling with the punches of life, Andy Nguyen has proven himself a winner both in and out of the ring.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Lexington.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Andy (WHEN) Nguyen will get a chance to reunite with his natural family in the coming months.
Once he finishes up his Air Force training he'll be stationed in South Korea... placing him within traveling distance of his native Saigon.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=nba


In sports,
An ugly brawl marred the Heat's 96-to-81 victory over the Knicks.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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wipe to boards!!!
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/New York/81//Miami/96//Knicks Lead 3-to-2/;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Milwaukee/4/j/Oakland/7///j/Texas/4//Cleveland/3//10 Innings/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/New York/6//Minnesota/5//12 Innings//Chicago/7/j/Seattle/9///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Boston/2/j/Kansas City/6////Baltimore/5/j/Anaheim/6///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/St. Louis/12//Philadelphia/3///j/Los Angeles/6//Chicago/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/San Francisco/4//Cincinnati/2//10 Innings/j/Houston/1//New

York/0///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Florida/4//Atlanta/3///j/Pittsburgh/15//Colorado/10///;
RUNS=:49

(-------------) oc...LAST SCORE.