06:00-01

HEADLINES

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VO-NAT


An early morning fire destroys a Roanoke home.
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Talent=Melanie


And the defense may begin pleading for mercy today in the penalty phase of the Oklahoma City bombing.
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TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


Chilly this morning-- daytime highs staying cooler than normal, in the mid to upper 60s.
A mixture of clouds and sun and we head into the weekend, followed by some showers starting late tonight.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


News 7 Mornin is next.

MCVEIGH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Oklahoma Bombing Trial


Prosecutors are expected to rest their case today in the penalty phase of the first Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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VO-NAT


Then it will be the defense's turn.
So far, prosecutors have put on 34 witnesses hoping to convince jurors Timothy McVeigh should be put to death for the bombing.
One woman told jurors of a mother's nightmare.
As the rain came down the night of the bombing, and dozens were still buried in the rubble, she had to go home alone that night wondering what her daugher was going through.
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SUPER=01-Sharon Coyne/Mother of Bombing Victim;
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VO-NAT


McVeigh's lawyers will try to save his life by calling witnesses, including his relatives, former teachers and military officials.. to suggest he was a good man who was led horribly astray.
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Hays


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


In Alabama, a former Ku Klux Klan member has been executed for killing a black teenager.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


42-year-old Henry Francis Hays was put to death in Alabama's electric chair just after midnight.
It's the state's first execution for the killing of a black by a white since 19-13.
The victim -- 19-year-old Michael Donald -- was abducted at random from a street in Mobile, beaten, cut and strangled, then strung up in a tree.
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MISSING-ISRAEL


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


After an intensive search, the bodies of five missing Israelis have been found in their overturned car in the West Bank.
The victims include a groom who was on the way to his wedding.
His parents and two friends were also in the vehicle.
Fears that they might have been kidnapped by militant Palestinians prompted a massive search.
But Israeli radio reports there was no sign of shooting.

Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Fire


A home in Northeast Roanoke was destroyed in an overnight fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The house in the 800 block of Palmer Road was fully engulfed by flames when firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after three a-m.
The seven residents--members of the Booth family--made it out safely.
One family member says he woke up to smoke and flames and rushed across the street to call for help.
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E-Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


They've finished looking at the wreckage.
But investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board continue their search for the cause of Tuesday's fatal plane crash in Montgomery County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Tuesday;


The crash killed Clifford Wells, Tim Sprinkle, and David Smith, all experienced pilots.
Air Safety Investigator Robert Pearce confirms the left wing of the Cessna 210 separated before the impact, but there were no radio transmissions that indicated trouble.
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((ROBERT PEARCE/NTSB INVESTIGATOR: THERE WERE NO UNUSUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THERE WAS QUICK COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PILOT AND THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITY. UNTIL THE POINT WHEN THE AIRPLANCE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE FINAL APPROACH COURSE, AND AT THAT TIME IT STARTED TO DRIFT OFF. THE CONTROLLER PROVIDED A NEW HEADING FOR THE AIRPLANE. THERE WAS NO RESPONSE AND AFTER SEVERAL CALLS AND 15 TO 20 SECONDS, THE AIRPLANE WAS LOST ON RADAR.))
SUPER=01-Robert Pearce/NTSB Investigator;:06
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OUT Q=was lost on radar.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Plane Crash Investigation


Pearce says it will take about four months to complete a report on the accident.
Then the National Transportation Safety Board will issue a probable cause.

E-Route-24


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=None


More than one dozen volunteers are counting on major changes to Route 24 in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Since Saturday, this Winnebago has been stationed at Stewartsville Elementary School.
Inside, members of the Chamblissburg Ruritan Club have been counting the number of cars and trucks that go by.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says the flow of traffic on Route 24 has remained the same in recent years.
But these volunteers believe it's increasing.
They're hoping that high volumes of traffic will force V-DOT to add extra lanes... or at the very least, widen the road.
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IN Q=They stated

((EZRA STEVENS/CHAMBLISSBURG RURITAN CLUB: THEY STATED THAT THE TRAFFIC WAS ABOUT THE SAME AS IT WAS THE TIME BEFORE. WE JUST WASN'T SATISFIED WITH THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Ezra Stevens/Chamblissburg Ruritan Club;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=satisfied with that
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-May 1996;


Last year concerned residents held a meeting to discuss the situation.
They presented a slide show to demonstrate just how narrow the road is.
But so far VDOT has not taken any action.
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E-Stolle-Ad


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Gil Davis


In January, News- 7 was first to show you home video of Gil Davis drinking... and talking to a female client about the possibility of her disrobing and posing for Playboy.
By that time, Davis was already on the campaign trail--hoping to win the Republican nod for state Attorney General.
SS=Ken Stolle


One of his political opponents, Ken (STAH-lee) Stolle, was quoted as saying the tape could be "extremely damaging to Davis."
It seems Stolle is taking matters into his own hands with his latest T- V ad.
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((ADVERTISEMENT: TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF. TAKE ALL OF YOUR CLOTHES OFF AND EXPOSE YOUR BODY. ))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Campaign 97


Stolle says the ad shows an unacceptable level of professionalism and judgement when dealing with a client.
Davis says Stolle is resorting to quote-- "dirty campaigning" because he's desperate for votes.
Jerry Kilgore and Mark Earley are also vying for the Republican nod for Attorney General. stocks
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p-Crenshaws


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Crenshaw's T-V and Appliance has filed what amounts to a counterclaim to a lawsuit W-D-B-J- 7 filed in March, demanding payment for T-V commercials.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Crenshaw's contracted with the television station for 50-thousand dollars worth of advertising at Christmas time.
It never paid for the air time, citing a series of news accounts the station aired when the company acquired Holdrens a year ago.
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IN Q=If you

((HAROLD BAGWELL/CRENSHAW'S OWNER: IF YOU'D HAVE REPORTED CORRECTLY THAT CRENSHAWS BOUGHT ONLY THE ASSETS FROM HOLDRENS, AND DID NOT ASSUME THE LIABILITIES, THAT IT WAS NOT CRENSHAWS' RESPONSIBILITY TO ASSUME THESE LIABILITIES, THEN THE PUBLIC- -WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THE UPROAR THAT WE HAD.)) ((JIM KENT/WDBJ-7 NEWS DIRECTOR: NOW THE FACT THAT FORMER HOLDRENS CUSTOMERS MAY NOT HAVE BOUGHT THAT LINE OF REASONING DOESN'T MEANS WE DIDN'T REPORT IT.))
SUPER=01-Harold Bagwell/Crenshaw's Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Kent/WDBJ7 News Director; :20
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OUT Q=report it.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Lawsuit


W-B-D-J sued Crenshaw's for 50-thousand dollars to cover the unpaid commercial time.
Crenshaw's suit filed Wednesday asks for 30 million dollars.

p-Child-Support


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=None


Deadbeat moms and dads in Virginia have two weeks to pay up or make plans for payment.
If not, they could go to jail or perform community service once the state locates them.
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IN Q=let this

((LET THIS BE A WARNING TO YOU: IF YOU DON'T COME IN, WE'RE COMING AFTER YOU. WE DON'T WANT TO SAY THAT YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN A WARNING, BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. AND THE WARNING IS, IS NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO START MEETING YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO YOUR CHILDREN.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That's just part of the state's all out Kids First campaign.
It is the second phase of bipartisan welfare reform.
State officials say Virginia is number one in the nation in child support enforcement.
But 186-thousand dead beat parents still owe more than 850 million dollars.
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P-SCHOOL-CALENDAR


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=Education


Students are in the home stretch.
For many, exams are underway--and then vacation kicks in.
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VO-NAT


But school officials are planning for an earlier beginning NEXT year.
Students in Franklin, Montgomery and Roanoke Counties along with Roanoke and Salem cities return to the classroom August 25th.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This is old news in Roanoke County-- students went back before Labor Day this school year, too.
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IN Q=

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: MANY STUDENTS WON'T ADMIT IT, BUT THEY'RE BORED LONG BEFORE AUGUST IS OVER. AND PARENTS ARE CERTAINLY READY FOR FOR THEM TO COME BACK. SO, I THINK IT'S BEEN A POPULAR DECISION.))
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Schools Supt.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q= a popular decision.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


While it might cut down on a few days over the summer, there may be some advantages.
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((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SPOKESPERSON: ONE IS TO GUARANTEE A LONGER WINTER BREAK, A GUARANTEED SPRING BREAK, BUT NOT TOO LATE A DISMISSAL IN JUNE, WHICH IS IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS, AS WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke City Schools;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=as well.
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VO-NAT


The General Assembly grants waivers for public school systems to begin BEFORE Labor Day if they've missed enough days due to bad weather.
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Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Optical Cable


A Roanoke County company with a number of stockholders in our area posted "somewhat disappointing" second quarter results, according to its chief executive.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Optical Cable's profits were down five- point- four- percent compared to the previous year.
That's due in part to a slowdown in the company's European markets, and some softness in its U-S sales as well.
Optical Cable does expect sales to increase in the third and fourth quarter though.
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2-HEADLINES
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2-Shot=Mel/Kmc
ANCHOR=Melanie


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


Federal prosecutors in Denver today should wind up their case for the death penalty for Timothy McVeigh.
McVeigh's lawyers will then have a chance to plead for mercy.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Kimberly


An early morning fire destroys a Roanoke home that housed a family of seven.
One famiy member woke up to the smoke and flames and was able to alert the rest of the residents
All seven made it out safely.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


And a former K-K-K member was put to death early this morning in Alabama's electric chair for killing a black teenager.
It was the first time in 84 years a white man was executed for killing a black man.
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2-Shot=Mel/Kmc
ANCHOR=Kimberly


And that's what's making news on this Friday June 6th.
ANCHOR=Melanie


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

2-Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Fire


A home in Northeast Roanoke was destroyed in an overnight fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


The house in the 800 block of Palmer Road was fully engulfed by flames when firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after three a-m.
The seven residents--members of the Booth family--made it out safely.
One family member says he woke up to smoke and flames and rushed across the street to call for help.
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ok-bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Timothy McVeigh


The prosecution has argued for death for Timothy McVeigh, and today the defense gets its chance to plead for mercy.
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VO-NAT


This is expected to be the third and final day in the sentencing phase of McVeigh's trial in Denver.
So far, prosecutors have called 34 witnesses hoping to convince jurors McVeigh should be put to death for the 19-95 Oklahoma City bombing.
The defense witnesses are expected to include McVeigh's family members, teachers and military officials.
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KKK-EXECUTION


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


A former Ku Klux Klansman convicted of killing a black teen-ager has been executed in Alabama.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


42-year-old Henry Francis Hays was put to death in Alabama's electric chair just after midnight.
It's the state's first execution for the killing of a black by a white since 19-13.
The victim -- 19-year-old Michael Donald -- was abducted at random from a street in Mobile, beaten, cut and strangled, then strung up in a tree.
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2-Israel-Missing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


After an intensive search, the bodies of five missing Israelis have been found in their overturned car in the West Bank.
The victims include a groom who was on the way to his wedding.
His parents and two friends were also in the vehicle.
Fears that they might have been kidnapped by militant Palestinians prompted a massive search.
But Israeli radio reports there was no sign of shooting.

p-Stolle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Is it muckraking or a fair political ad in the republican race for state Attorney General?
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VO-NAT


Virginia Beach senator Ken (STAH-lee) Stolle released a television ad campaign yesterday hammering one of his opponents, Gil Davis.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/January;


The home video was taken by Martinsville resident and former Davis client Ramona Hines.
Davis was chatting with her about disrobing for a Playboy magazine.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Ken Stolle


(STAH-Lee) Stolle says the video demonstrates an unacceptable level of judgment and professionalism when dealing with a client.
SS=Gil Davis


Gil Davis calls it dirty campaigning... and says that's the only way Stolle can beat him in the race. Lottery
Pick 3/Pick 4
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p-Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


Federal investigators say there was no unusual radio traffic-- no reports of trouble before the plane crashed into a Montgomery County hillside Tuesday afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Tuesday;


They have completed their on- scene investigation of the crash that killed Clifford Wells, Tim Sprinkle and David Smith.
Air Safety Investigator Robert Pearce confirms the left wing fell off before the impact, but he says there's no indication severe weather might have caused the crash.
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((ROBERT PEARCE/NTSB INVESTIGATOR: SO THERE WERE NO COMMUNICATIONS TO INDICATE ANY PROBLEM AT ALL. THEY WERE ALL NORMAL COMMUNICATIONS UNTIL THERE WAS NO RESPONSE.))
SUPER=01-Robert Pearce/NTSB Investigator;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=there was no response.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Plane Crash Investigation


Pearce says it will take about four months to complete a report on the accident.
The results will be forwarded to Washington, where the National Transportation Safety Board will then issue a probable cause.

2-E-Route-24


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


More than one dozen volunteers are counting on major changes to Route 24 in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Since Saturday, this Winnebago has been stationed at Stewartsville Elementary School.
Inside, members of the Chamblissburg Ruritan Club have been counting the number of cars and trucks that go by.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says the flow of traffic on Route 24 has remained the same in recent years.
But these volunteers believe it's increasing.
They're hoping that high volumes of traffic will force V-DOT to add extra lanes... or at the very least, widen the road.
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IN Q=They stated

((EZRA STEVENS/CHAMBLISSBURG RURITAN CLUB: THEY STATED THAT THE TRAFFIC WAS ABOUT THE SAME AS IT WAS THE TIME BEFORE. WE JUST WASN'T SATISFIED WITH THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Ezra Stevens/Chamblissburg Ruritan Club;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=satisfied with that
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-May 1996;


Last year concerned residents held a meeting to discuss the situation.
They presented a slide show to demonstrate just how narrow the road is.
But so far VDOT has not taken any action.
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P-SCHOOL-CALENDAR


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=Education


Students are in the home stretch.
For many, exams are underway--and then vacation kicks in.
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VO-NAT


But school officials are planning for an earlier beginning NEXT year.
Students in Franklin, Montgomery and Roanoke Counties along with Roanoke and Salem cities return to the classroom August 25th.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This is old news in Roanoke County-- students went back before Labor Day this school year, too.
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((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: MANY STUDENTS WON'T ADMIT IT, BUT THEY'RE BORED LONG BEFORE AUGUST IS OVER. AND PARENTS ARE CERTAINLY READY FOR FOR THEM TO COME BACK. SO, I THINK IT'S BEEN A POPULAR DECISION.))
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Schools Supt.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q= a popular decision.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


While it might cut down on a few days over the summer, there may be some advantages.
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IN Q=

((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SPOKESPERSON: ONE IS TO GUARANTEE A LONGER WINTER BREAK, A GUARANTEED SPRING BREAK, BUT NOT TOO LATE A DISMISSAL IN JUNE, WHICH IS IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS, AS WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke City Schools;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=as well.
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VO-NAT


The General Assembly grants waivers for public school systems to begin BEFORE Labor Day if they've missed enough days due to bad weather.
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E-OM-Competition


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Education


Some of Virginia's best problem solvers have taken on the world.
Two Roanoke area schools are in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals now underway at the University of Maryland.
Ellen Qualls reports on the state champion "structure builders" from Crystal Spring Elementary.
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Local-Recap
SUPER=#4059;Local Recap
2-Shot=Mel/Kmc
ANCHOR=Melanie


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


Fire destroyed a Northeast Roanoke house early this morning.
The Palmer Road home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. A family of seven escaped unharmed.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Kimberly


Some volunteers in Bedford County have taken action on the highway.
They are counting the number of cars and trucks whic use Route 24 to prove to V-DOT officials the traffic flow along the road has increased.
They want the state to widen the road.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


Summer vacation may seem shorter for some students in our area.
School officials in many areas are planning to start the next school year before Labor Day.
Roanoke County schools superintendent says students get bored long before August is over.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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