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7wv-train-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=train crash


Investigators say either human error or a broken signal that caused a fatal collision this weekend in West Virginia involving two C-S-X trains.
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VO-NAT
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A train carrying hazardous chemicals rear-ended a coal train and burst into flames late Saturday.
A train engineer was killed and two workers injured.
Investigators are looking for the event recorders on both trains.
The devices are similar to an airplane's ``black box.''
The crash created a huge fireball and a cloud of chemical smoke forcing hundreds to evacuate from their home.
They have since been aloud to return home.
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7E-Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A man from Amherst was killed yesterday in a one vehicle accident along Route 60.
According to police Tommy Talmadge Tomlin swerved off the road near an intersection.
Tomlin then over-corrected, crossed traffic and struck an embankment.
He later died at Lynchburg General Hospital.

7E-Gardner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Federal judge says a Rush Limbaugh book was too advanced for a nine- year- old boy to read in school.
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VO-NAT
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use file tape from 97-24, Gardner;
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.
In court Friday, Judge James Turk indicated he would dismiss the part of Gardner's lawsuit involving the Limbaugh book.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=legal scales


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

7Rich-Virginians


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=va state seal


Virignia's 100 wealthiest residents have been named by the Virginia Business magazine.
And once again, the candy-making Mars family of McLean sits at the top.
It's the ninth year in a row for Forrest Mars Junior, John Mars and Jaqueline Mars Vogel.
Their fortune is estimated at 12-billion dollars.
The wealthiest individual on the list is telecommunications and media mogul John Kluge of Charlottesville.
The magazine estimated his net worth at ten-billion dollars.
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Last year's losing Senate candidate, Mark Warner, is on the list at 37th, with 130-million dollars.

7Education


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=education


Public school standards are topping the adgenda for the state Board of Education.
The board will take a preliminary vote this week on revising the standards including a proposal by Governor Allen to remove the requirement for Family Life Education, generally known as sex education.
The board also is considering adding charter schools in the new standards.
The General Assembly has opposed charter schools.
Supporters believe the schools will spur innovation in the classroom.
Critics believe charter schools will drain resources needed by students in public schools.

7E-Hale-Exhibit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-31
GRAPHIC=none


The Harrison Museum of African American Culture is host to a new exhibit featuring local photographer Bob Hale.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Since 19-52 Hale has been taking pictures of the urban experience.
For most of his adult life he's used a bicycle for transportation.
Hale says not having a car makes it easier to stop and take pictures.
He hopes visitors to the museum will take the time to notice the intricate details of his photographs.
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((BOB HALE/PHOTOGRAPHER: SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO LOOK IF IT'S PEOPLE, THE EYES, FACIAL EXPRESSIONS. CLOTHES CAN TELL WHAT ERA WE'RE IN AND WHAT'S IN THE BACK ROUND.))
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VO-NAT


His exhibit will be at the Harrison Museum in Roanoke until November first.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Let's take moment now to check the Monday outlook--
Mostly Cloudy skies today, with light showers likely for the western half of the region.
Highs in the upper 60s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the low to mid 50s.
Mostly sunny skies and much warmer by tomorrow, with highs in the low 80s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/10/97
Tuesday:

SUPER=130-/Linda Barnett/Floyd;



SUPER=130-10/C.J. Kyle/Fincastle;



SUPER=130-7/Brian Cox/Floyd;



SUPER=130-2/Brett Turner/Collinsville;



SUPER=130-9/Maxwell Fisher/Hot Springs;



SUPER=130-7/Christopher Smith/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Mickey Wright/Wirtz;



SUPER=130-5/Coy Hypes/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-61/Addison Vuncannon/Hurt;



SUPER=130-5/Joshua Wright/Woodbridge;



SUPER=130-/Elaine Boothe/Goodview;

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55E-Candidates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-21
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


There is one more day left of campaigning before voters cast their ballots in the G-O-P primary for Attorney General.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from P-Gil-Davis, 597-27; or P-Gil-Davis, 597-22;
Gil Davis -- a Fairfax lawyer -- talked to voters at the Fairfax County fair Saturday.
Davis is best known as Paula Jones' attorney. Jones is suing President Clinton for sexual harassment. use file tape from 97-13, E-Stolle; 597-12, P-Stolle;
State Senator Kenneth Stolle spoke at a rally at a Fraternal Order of Police lodge. use file tape 97-25, P-Earley; 97-28, AG-Debate;
About 75 Henrico Republicans heard from state Senator Mark Earley of Chesapeake and former Secretary of Public Safety Jerry Kilgore of Gate City.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Fewer than ten percent of Virginia's more than three-million registered voters are expected to turn out.
The winner will oppose Democrat Bill Dolan in the November general election.

55Rke-Primary


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


Political leaders in Roanoke believe a LOCAL DEMOCRATIC primary tomorrow could overshadow the G-O-P attorney general primary.
The contest is for the Democratic nomination for commissioner of revenue.
Local Republican chairman Ralph Smith said many Republicans may skip their own contest to cast a ballot in the commissioner's race.
Whoever wins between incumbent Marsha Compton Fielder and challenger Sherman Holland could end up getting elected by default in November.
So far, no Republican is in the race.


55S-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-25
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


The Tobacco controversy continues to spill over into state political races.
Republican candidate for lieutenant governor John H-Hager was named indirectly in memos on the nicotine content in cigarettes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from Bus-Tour, 95-70; & 5-Bus-Tour, 595-24;
But Hager says he did NOT deal with nicotine research, although he was routinely sent copies of company documents.
Hagar is a tobacco industry consultant and a retired senior executive with the American Tobacco Company.
He says he's under scrutiny because he's running for statewide office.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Hagar and L-F- Payne, his democratic challenger for lieutenant governor have ties to the tobacco industry. Payne is a former Fifth District Representative who defended the industry when he was in Congress.

55WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to Monday's weather--
Overcast today, with the chance of some light scattered showers.
Highs in the upper 60s to near 70.
Partly cloudy tonght, with lows falling into the lower 50s.
Mostly sunny skies by tomorrow, with pleasant highs in the lower 80s.
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8wv-train-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=train crash


It was a frightening weekend for residents of Scary, West Virginia--
A freight train loaded with dangerous chemicals crashed into the back of a coal train.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Scary, WV;


The collision killed one railroad worker and set off an explosion and fire that sent dangerous fumes into the air.
Hundreds of residents were forced to spend the night in shelters but have since been allowed to return home.
Investigators believe it was either human error or a broken signal that caused the collision
Both trains were operated by C-S-X.
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8E-Gardner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Rush Limbaugh book should NOT be considered appropriate reading material for a nine- year- old.
That according to a federal judge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00

use file tape from 97-24, Gardner;
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.
In court Friday, Judge James Turk indicated he would dismiss the part of Gardner's lawsuit involving the Limbaugh book.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=legal scales


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

8E-Candidates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-21
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Although voter turnout is expected to be low, candidates for attorney general still have one more day to press the flesh before the Republican primary..
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from P-Gil-Davis, 597-27; or P-Gil-Davis, 597-22;
Gil Davis -- a Fairfax lawyer -- talked to voters at the Fairfax County fair Saturday.
Davis is best known as Paula Jones' attorney. Jones is suing President Clinton for sexual harassment. use file tape from 97-13, E-Stolle; 597-12, P-Stolle;
State Senator Kenneth Stolle spoke at a rally at a Fraternal Order of Police lodge. use file tape 97-25, P-Earley; 97-28, AG-Debate;
About 75 Henrico Republicans heard from state Senator Mark Earley of Chesapeake and former Secretary of Public Safety Jerry Kilgore of Gate City.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Fewer than ten percent of Virginia's more than three-million registered voters are expected to turn out.
The winner will oppose Democrat Bill Dolan in the November general election.

8Education


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=education


Governor Allen' proposal to remove sex education as a requirement is one of the changes included in the revised public school standards.
The Virginia Board of Education will cast its preliminary vote on those standards this week.
The board also is considering adding charter schools in the new standards.
The General Assembly has opposed charter schools.
Supporters believe the schools will spur innovation in the classroom.
Critics believe charter schools will drain resources needed by students in public schools.

8E-Odyssey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-30
GRAPHIC=education


Some Crystal Spring Elementary students are back home after putting their minds up against some of the brightest in the world.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The students got back in town last night after competing in the Odyssey of the Mind Competition in College Park, Maryland.
They presented three projects at the competition last week.
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use file tape from E-OM-Competition, 97-23;
Students were given science problems to solve using limited materials and resources.
One of their projects included the construction of a 35 gram wooden stand that can support up to 665 pounds.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=edcuation


Crystal Spring students placed fourth in the competition that attracted youngsters from across the United States and foreign countries.
This was quite an accomplishment for the group of 10-year olds, going up against many students two grades ahead of them.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Time again to check the forecast as you start the work week--
Mostly cloudy today, with scattered light showers.
Highs ranging from the upper 60s to the lower 70s.
Tonight looks partly cloudy, with lows in the low to mid 50s.
Mostly sunny and warmer tomorrow, with highs in the low 80s.
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