06:00-01

E-Council-pay

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=City Seal


Second thoughts about a controversial pay raise for Roanoke City Council and Mayor Bowers-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City councilman Jack Parrott says he was wrong to vote for the 14-percent pay hike last Monday.
Parrott says many residents are complaining about council's raise.
Now Parrott's calling for another vote.
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SOT 12:07:55
IN Q=We've got a lot

((WE'VE GOT A LOT OF PROBLEMS IN THE CITY. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF GOOD THINGS GOING FOR US BUT ONE OF THE THINGS WE DON'T NEED IS SOME ISSUE LIKE THIS THAT'S GOING TO JUST SPLIT US REALLY CRITICALLY. BECAUSE WE NEED TO PULL TOGETHER FOR EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/(R) Roanoke City Councilman
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=to do
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VO-NAT


Council also approved a 28-percent pay raise for Mayor David Bowers.
Bowers says council should also re-examine the paychecks of Roanoke's top administrators.
Bowers will talk about that in a news conference today.
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UNABOMBER


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=kaczynski


Despite pleas for mercy from his mother and brother, Theodore Kaczynski could face the death penalty in the unabomber case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA/April 1995;


Attorney General Janet Reno said yesterday she'll push for his execution, arguing Kaczynski intended to kill and harm people and has little potential for rehabilitation.
Kaczynski is accused of a series of deadly letter-bomb attacks.
He is set to go on trial in Sacramento in November.
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E-Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


A bank robbery suspect is still at large this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


The robbery took place at the Wytheville East Main Street branch of Premier Bank.
Police say a man showed a teller a note demanding cash.
She handed over a bank bag filled with money, and the suspect drove off in a dark gray, four-door Mazda.
Police believe the car was last seen heading north on Interstate 81.
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P-Road-Projects


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


An Augusta County company will take the wheel and build the first section of the "smart road."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The state awarded a 17-million dollar contract yesterday to Vecellio
(veh-SILL-ee-oh) and Grogan of Fishersville.


That's for the first two-mile stretch of the six-mile Smart highway in Montgomery County.
The project is designed to test technology that improves highway safety and traffic flow.
Opponents of the Smart Road say more study is needed on the project's environmental impact.
State officials couldn't say when construction would start.
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E-Driving


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-31
GRAPHIC=NONE


Driving may be no big deal for some people, but a number of seniors are hesitant to take to the road.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


"55 Alive" is trying to change that. It's a series of driving classes for people ages 50 and up.
Seniors get a refresher course in driving do's and don'ts--a course some say helps them stay up-to-speed with changing times.
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SOT 12.43.27 - 12.43.39
IN Q=There are many

((JOAN CHIDESTER/SENIOR DRIVER: THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT THEY BROUGHT OUT, THINGS THAT WHEN I FIRST STARTED TO DRIVE WE DIDN'T DO. SO, WHEN I WENT THROUGH THE BOOK I NOTICED A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE NEW TO ME.))
SUPER=01-Joan Chidester/Senior Driver;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=new to me
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Classes are offered nationwide and focus on common driver errors like tuning-in the radio and tuning-out traffic noise-- especially sirens from emergency vehicles.
Graduates get certificates after completing the class and up to a 10 percent discount on their car insurance.
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P-Internet-Library


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=the internet


The world is now only a web page away from the Franklin County Library.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;


Its new Internet computer was unveiled yesterday morning... giving all county residents the opportunity to surf the information superhighway.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:25:29
IN Q=We expect

((CAROLYN HART/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: WE EXPECT TO HAVE GREAT USAGE FROM DIFFERENT AGES IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IT. WE'RE GLAD WE CAN OFFER THIS TO EVERYBODY ))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hart/Franklin Co. Public Library;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=everybody
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VO-NAT


The computer was donated by Ferrum College's Rural Information Service Center... which is in the process of placing seven additional units across Franklin County.
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P-Democrats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=DEMOCRATS


The Virginia Democratic Party has laid off four of its eight staff members at its Richmond office.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:23
IN Q=The coordinated

((JUDY NAPIER/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: THE COORDINATED CAMPAIGN IS GETTING STARTED ... SIX DIFFERENT ENTITIES ALL WITH STAFF PEOPLE, VERY QUALIFIED STAFF PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Judy Napier/Virginia Democratic Party; :00
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=qualified staff people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Republicans say the lay-offs are a sign of UNpopular ideas and low donations.
But the G-O-P is still in recovery from its own debt problems just two years ago.
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E-Dolan


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=Dolan


He got the nomination last weekend and now Democrat attorney general candidate Bill Dolan is making his first campaign swing through Southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski;


In Pulaski yesterday afternoon, Dolan warned against knee-jerk reactions intended to improve interstate rest stop security.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 30;


Two weeks ago Estel Singleton was shot to death at the Ironto rest area.
Dolan says he supports careful planning with state police to prevent similar violence.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:38:32
IN Q=

((BILL DOLAN/(D) ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: AND TO GET FROM THE PROFESSIONALS ARE WE DOING ENOUGH, WHAT HAVE WE DONE SINCE THE INCIDENT TO GIVE PEOPLE THE ASSURANCE AND TO CREATE THE REALITY OF SAFETY. I DON'T FIND POLICIES THAT COME FROM SNAPPY POLITICAL LINES IN CAMPAIGNS TO WEAR WELL OVER TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Dolan/(D) Attorney General Candidate;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=well over time.
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VO-NAT


Dolan says he's willing to listen to discussions of privatizing the rest areas, but doubts that's a viable option.
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E-Crown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg is now home to the corporate headquarters of yet another company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Three executives from Crown Cork and Seal of Philadelphia have bought a packaging machinery business. The cost- 200-million dollars.
They'll call the new company Crown Simplimatic and run it out of the Hill City.
Crown Simplimatic has one thousand employees in nine plants, on six continents.
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5-Education


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=raising the bar


Coming up on NEWS 7 at six and eleven-- we continue our special series..."Raising the Bar-- Virginia's Schools."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;


In tonight's installment, the bar for the late 19-90's is a computer in every classroom and children surfing the libraries of the world.
But in Virginia, there are as always the haves... and the have- nots.
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SOT P-BURG TWO 11:16:03
IN Q=My mom

((TWYLA SMITH/PETERSBURG 5TH GRADER: MY MOM THINKS SOMETHING BAD IS GONNA HAPPEN TO ME AND STUFF. BUT WE MIGHT GET THE INTERNET AT HOME.))
sot P-BURG TWO 10:51:36

((WALLACE SAVAL/PETERSBURG PUBLIC SCHOOLS: YOU GOTTA HAVE THE INTERNET. THERE ARE NO BOOKS IN THIS LIBRARY THAT ARE THE EQUAL TO WHAT IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET. BECAUSE THE WHOLE WORLD IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET.))
SUPER=01-Twyla Smith/Petersburg 5th Grader; :00
SUPER=01-Wallace Saval/Petersburg Superintendent; :08
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=the Internet.
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take raising bar promo-essc
Ellen Qualls takes a look at the classroom of tomorrow and how to get there tonight on NEWS 7 at SIX and Eleven.
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E-Rimes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-33
GRAPHIC=NONE


It may have been a school night, but that did NOT stop a 14- year- old country singer from rocking the Salem Civic Center last night.
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SOT
IN Q=Buy one way

(( ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=I don't know
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Leann Rimes performed some of her latest hits for the local crowds.
Rimes shot up to the top of the country music scene with her multi-million selling album "Blue."
But in spite of the sudden fame she says she'll have no problem maintaining her momentum.
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SOT
IN Q=I think

(( ))
SUPER=07-Leann Rimes
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=rest of forever
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VO-NAT


Rimes and her band have been touring for about a year with stops overseas in Canada and Australia.
She recently picked up top honors at the Grammies and the Country Music Awards.
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Ok-bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


The Oklahoma City bombing trial is in recess today.
Jurors have a three-day weekend so that one panelist can attend a son's college graduation.
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VO-NAT


The defense gained ground yesterday when an F-B-I expert acknowledged that Timothy McVeigh's finger prints were not on critical pieces of evidence.. including a ryder truck agreement or ignition key.
The defense could begin its case as early as next week.
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=simpson


O-J Simpson faces more questions today about his finances.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


Simpson is being questioned in a debtor hearing in southern California, in the 33 million dollar civil judgment against him.
Lawyers quizzing Simpson about such unaccounted- for valuables, such as his Heisman Trophy, say its obvious Simpson is lying under oath.
When officials moved in to seize his property after the civil trial, hundreds of items could not be found.
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S-Democrats


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Virginia Democrats


Virginia's Democratic Party has laid off half its staff.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But party officials say it's NOT financial trouble.
SUPER=04-Saturday;


It's just an effort to NOT duplicate jobs being performed by the new "coordinated campaign" of Beyer, Payne, and Dolan, and the House Democratic Caucus.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:45
IN Q=We're all

((JUDY NAPIER/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WE'RE ALL GOING AFTER PRETTY MUCH THE SAME DOLLAR. AND WE'RE CONSOLIDATING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BEST DOLLAR GETS RAISED AND THE MOST DOLLARS GET RAISED, AND GO TO WHERE THE EFFORT IS MOST NEEDED. AND THAT IS TO ELECT OUR TICKET.))
SUPER=01-Judy Napier/Virginia Democratic Party;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=our ticket.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Virginia Republicans


The Republican Party of Virginia says it shows the Democratic message is NOT ringing true with donors.
But the Republicans are themselves still 18- thousand dollars in debt from financial trouble two years ago.

E-Squirrel-Ladder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=None


Some bushy tailed creatures are drawing attention at Virginia's state capital.
Ellen Qualls has the story of one rescue effort that may have gotten a bit out of hand.
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SOT
IN Q=We can all
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Don Williams/Dept. of General Services; :22
SUPER=01-Judy Lipscomb/Squirrel Observer; :31
SUPER=01-Linda Taylor/Squirrel Observer; :38
SUPER=29-State Worker; :54
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:06
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( We can all understand.
After a big meal, you really need something to wash it all down with.
But for the squirrels of Capitol Square, the newly renovated fountain became a daunting death trap.
Until... Department of General Services workers stepped in with a solution -- a creative solution.
In fact, what they named the Squirrel Country Club was a little TOO creative for their boss.
SOT 02:54:57 TAPE ONE

((DON WILLIAMS/GENERAL SERVICES DIRECTOR: I'D SAY THAT MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PAUSING BY THE FOUNTAIN AND PAYING ATTENTION THAN THEY HAVE IN THE PAST.))
RUNS=:05



SOT TAPE ONE 03:00:16

((JUDY LIPSCOMB/SQUIRREL OBSERVER: IF WE DIDN'T DO IT, I GUESS WE'D EITHER A. COME OUT HERE AND SEE A BUNCH OF DEAD SQUIRRELS FLOATING IN THE WATER, OR B. THE NEXT THING IS WE'D CUT THE WATER OFF.))
RUNS=:09



sot 02:58:00

((LINDA TAYLOR/SQUIRREL OBSERVER: I MEAN THE WILDLIFE DOWN HERE IS FINE. AND LIKE I WAS JUST TELLING YOU A WHILE AGO, I'VE EATEN SQUIRREL. BUT I SHOOT 'EM DURING HUNTING SEASON.))
runs=:07


So in the midst of the public scrutiny, the administration got a little squirrelly.
We were barred from talking to the workers who designed it on camera...so we're protecting one's identity. 04:07:44 ((STATE WORKER: THEY TOLD US TO TAKE IT UP AND PUT THE ROCKS DOWN AND EVERYBODY COME BY AND I SAID "WELL YOU BETTER LOOK AT IT GOOD BECAUSE IT'S GONE." AND THEY SAID "WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT'S GONE? AND I SAID "I'VE BEEN TOLD TO TAKE IT UP." "YOU CAN'T TAKE IT UP. THAT THING IS CUTE.))
runs=:13


So in stepped Governor George Allen -- to fight for the exclusive country club.
And his agency head's tone changed.
sot 02:54:11

((DON WILLIAMS/GENERAL SERVICES DIRECTOR: IT WAS MADE SOMEWHAT HASTILY BY THE FOLKS. BUT IT WAS A GREAT IDEA. WE INTEND ON KEEPING IT THERE.))
runs=:08


Along with the 300 dollar rock apron Williams approved.
The original country club was free... made from scrap wood.
The squirrels must be hoping the controversy fades into the background so they can back to the nuts ...and bolts... of squirrel business.
Ellen Qualls, News 7 Richmond.)) ))

E-Bedford-Dare


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Education


Some Bedford County students enjoyed yesterday's nice weather out in the sun, out of the classroom yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


That was the reward for 900 fifth grade students in Bedford County who have completed 17 weeks of DARE training in their schools.
The county's law enforcement and emergency personnel put on an open house of sorts at Liberty Lake Park.
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SOT 22:47:06
IN Q=We don't only

((DEPUTY JAMIE WATSON/BEDFORD CO. DARE OFFICER: WE DON'T ONLY WANT TO FOCUS ON LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE SCHOOLS. THEY'RE FAMILIAR WITH US, THEY FEEL A LOT MORE COMFORTABLE COMING TO US WITH THINGS NOW. BUT WE ALSO WANT THEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT STAYING DRUG- FREE AND ALCOHOL FREE THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY PUT THEIR MINDS TO AND THIS GIVES THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HANDS ON WHAT THEY CAN BE INVOLVED IN.))
SUPER=01-Jamie Watson/Bedford Co. DARE Officer; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=can be involved in.
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VO-NAT


For the future NASCAR drivers in the crowd, Dale Earnhardt's Number 3 car was also on display.
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P-Council-pay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-12
SS=rke city seal


The stir over Roanoke City Council's pay raises is prompting some to take a second look.
Councilman Jack Parrott voted for a pay raise, but now he's changed his mind.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Republican is now asking city council to reconsider the 14-percent pay hike.
SUPER=04-Monday;


Monday night, Council voted five to two for its own pay raise, plus a 28-percent salary increase for the mayor.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:08:42
IN Q=There have been so many

((THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY THAT HAVE TALKED TO FRIENDS OF MINE, PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED ME, AND THESE PEOPLE HAVE SAID LOOK YOU'RE NOT HEARING WHAT'S HAPPENING. AND WITH THAT IN MIND, I JUST FEEL IT'S BEST TO JUST TRY TO SAY LOOK, I DID WRONG.))
SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/(R) Roanoke City Councilman;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=i did wrong.
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VO-NAT


Mayor David Bowers refused an on-camera interview.
But in a statement Bowers says council should not only reconsider pay for council and the mayor but also top administrators.
The mayor says he thought council was right to vote for the pay raises.
But says council obviously did NOT do a good job of explaining it to the public.
Bowers scheduled a news conference for this morning to address the issue.
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P-Dolan


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=None


The road to campaign 97 seems to be leading Virginia's Attorney General candidates to interstate rest stops.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski;


On the campaign trail in Pulaski, attorney general candidate Bill Dolan warned against knee- jerk reactions in an effort to improve rest stop security.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:39:03
IN Q=

((BILL DOLAN/(D) ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: AND WE'RE GONNA DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE SAFE WHEN THEY STOP, BUT WE'RE NOT GONNA DO IT WITH SNAPPY, LET'S PUT IN A MCDONALD AND EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Dolan/(D) Attorney General Candidate;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=will be fine.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 30;


Estel Singleton of Roanoke, was shot and killed at the Ironto rest stop two weeks ago.
Dolan says he wants to hear ideas from state police on better security measures.
Dolan says he's doubtful that privatizing the rest areas, as republican Jerry Kilgore suggested, would be a viable solution.
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P-St-Clair


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


While some politicians are charging head on into the campaign, others are putting on the brakes.
Lynchburg optometrist Doctor Gary St. Clair says he does NOT want to replace the retiring Delegate Joyce Crouch in Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Month


St. Clair said last month he was interested in running for the Republican nomination for the seat in the house.
But he claims ideological differences with other Campbell County Republicans have forced him to drop the idea.
Dry cleaner Ron (bew-cannon) Buchanan is the only Republican to officially announce his candidacy.
District G-O-P chairman Will Campbell and businesswoman Kathy Byron also are expected to run.
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P-Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-13

SS-bank robbery
A robber who fled with cash from a Wytheville bank is still at large this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Police say a white or hispanic male handed a teller a note demanding cash at the East Main Street branch of Premier Bank.
The teller filled a bank bag with an undetermined amount of money and handed it over.
The man left in a dark gray, four-door Mazda, believed to be heading North on Interstate- 81.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
Melting ice didn't stop the Colorado Avalanche from nipping Detroit 2-to-1 in game one of the Western Conference finals.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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wipe to boards!!!
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Houston/96/j/Seattle/99//Game Six/;
SUPER=x5031;
SUPER=0103-/Detroit/1/j/Colorado/2//West Final Game One/;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Chicago/4//Seattle/3//Griffey Hits 18th Homer//Detroit/9/j/Kansas

City/10///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/New York/8//Texas/2////Baltimore/2/j/Anaheim/3///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Oakland/6//Milwaukee/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/San Diego/2/j/Chicago/8////Colorado/3/j/Pittsburgh/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/San Francisco/7/j/Montreal/8///j/Los Angeles/2//Cincinnati/1///;
RUNS=:49

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