06:00-01

wv-train-crash

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


Scary, West Virginia lived up to its name this weekend after a freight train carrying dangerous chemicals slammed into the back of a loaded 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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E-Fatal-Ax


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


A single car crash killed an Amherst man this weekend.
According to police Tommy Talmadge Tomlin swerved off route 60 near an intersection.
Tomlin then over-corrected, crossed traffic and struck an embankment.
Tomlin later died at Lynchburg General Hospital.

E-Gardner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=none


A federal judge upheld a school's right to keep a nine- year- old boy from reading a Rush Limbaugh book, saying the material was too advanced for the boy.
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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.

Gen-Ralston


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


He was once considered a leading candidate to become the nation's top military officer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD;

4:05:25
Today, General Joseph Ralston is expected to withdraw his name for consideration as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Ralston's candidacy has been clouded by an admitted adulterous affair he had in the 19-80's.
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E-MARINES-EXPLORE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-26
GRAPHIC=Explore Park


A unit from the Marine Reserves is building up Virginia's Explore Park.
Officials say the troops saved the day and lots of money for the park.
Denise Allen explains.
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This construction crew is Bravo company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion.
The Marine Reserves unit has been using the Explore Park as a training ground for several months.
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((CAPTAIN TED ADAMS/U.S. MARINES: THE MARINES WHO ARE STUDENTS, SALESMEN IN THEIR CIVILIAN LIVES GET A CHANCE TO GET OUT HERE AND GET ON THE EQUIPMENT AND DO THE THINGS THEY NEED TO BECOME PROFICIENT.))
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During a military operation, Bravo company is responsible for building things, working with explosives and punching in new roads.
At the Explore Park this clearing will eventually be a parking lot and reception area.
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((NOW FOR US WE COULD SAY WE'RE IN BOSNIA OR KOREA IN THE MOUNTAINS AND WE'RE CLEARING A HELICOPTER LANDING PAD.))
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Both the Marines and park officials say this is a win-win situation.
The Marines get a place to train and the park gets thousands of dollars of work done just for the price of fuel.
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The marine reserves are honing their construction skills while building this picnic pavilion for the park.
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((DANIEL YOUNG/PARK TECHNICIAN: WE WAS ABLE TO GET THE CONTRIBUTIONS TO PURCHASE THE MATERIALS BUT NO LABOR. THEY'RE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING IT BUILT.))
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This partnership between Explore and the Marine Reserves is just one of 4 like it in the country.
Capt. Adams says they're working on similar projects which he says will continue to benefit the marines as well as the Roanoke Valley.
Denise Allen News 7.))

E-Candidates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-24
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


This is the final day of campaigning before 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.

Rke-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.


Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=none


From the time they're born children are given everything they have.
But as they grow up, parents need to explain that most things they want have a price, and sometimes that purchase requires saving.
Here's Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((How do you teach your child the value of money? Well Gary Collins of J-C Bradford and Company here in Martinsville has some tips for you.))
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((GARY COLLINS/STOCKBROKER-J.C. BRADFORD & CO.: YOU CAN GO TO A TOY STORE AND SAY OKAY, LITTLE JOHNNY YOU HAVE A DOLLAR- 99, YOU CAN ONLY BUY SOMETHING THAT HAS A DOLLAR- 99 WRITTEN ON IT OR LESS. AND SHOWING THEM THAT THEY CAN'T BUY THE BIGGER ITEMS. BY DOING THIS, AT SOME POINT IN TIME, THEY'LL SAY, OKAY I'LL FOREGO THE CHEAPER ITEM, TO GO A FOR A MORE EXPENSIVE ITEM YOU KNOW AND THEY'LL HAVE A SAVING PROCESS INSTILLED, AND THEN THAT WAY IT WILL BE GOOD FOR FUTURE COLLEGE SAVINGS, OR FOR CARS OR FOR CLOTHING OR FOR BIG TICKET ITEM PURCHASES. THEY'LL ALREADY HAVE THAT CONCEPT IN PLACE INSTEAD OF GOING UP TO MOM AND DAD AND SAYING GIMME, GIMME, GIMME.))
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E-Hale-Exhibit


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


Visitors to the Harrison Museum of African American Culture will get the chance to travel many miles as they view the photographs of 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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SOT 14:04:15
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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


Hale says it's all these odds and ends that make a picture interesting.
His exhibit will be at the Harrison Museum in Roanoke until November first.
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Rich-Virginians


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


The magazine Virginia Business has released its 100 richest Virginians.
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.
SS=Mark Warner


Last year's losing Senate candidate, Mark Warner, is on the list at 37th, with 130-million dollars.

Ralston


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A leading candidate for the nation's top military job meets with Defense Secretary William Cohen today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD/Yesterday;


And there's speculation that Air Force General Joseph Ralston may take his name out of the running for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Ralston's candidacy has been clouded by an admitted adulterous affair he had in the 19-80's.
And sources say Ralston does NOT want to face tough Senate confirmation hearings.
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Cohen originally defended Ralston, saying the affair should NOT disqualify him from the job. 4:04;03
But some cite a double standard in the military when it comes to top ranking officials like Ralston and other officers like Lieutenant Kelly Flinn who was discharged from the Air Force after she lied about an affair with a married man.
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hijacking


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Two men who hi-jacked an air Malta jet this morning are in custody after giving themselves up to German police.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cologne, Germany;


The Boeing 7-37 was headed from Malta to Turkey when the pilot was forced to land the plane in Germany.
Authorities say the hijackers had demanded freedom for the Turk who shot Pope John Paul in 19-81.
None of the approximately 80 passengers or crew members on the jet was hurt.
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ok-trial


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


In Denver today, the defense at the Oklahoma City bombing trial resumes its efforts to keep Timothy McVeigh out of the execution chamber.
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VO-NAT

4:00:37
McVeigh's father is among those expected to testify about the McVeigh they knew before the bombing.
The prosecution already wrapped up its case that McVeigh should be condemned to death.
The 38 prosecution witnesses included survivors, relatives of the dead and rescue workers.
The jury is expected to get the case this week.
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2-E-Gardner


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Rush Limbaugh book was too advanced for a nine- year- old boy to read in school.
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=Kimberly
SS=none


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.

S-Tobacco


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


Republican candidate for lieutenant governor John 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=none


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.

Education


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


The state Board of Education's preliminary vote this week on revising public school standards will include 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.

E-Odyssey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-30
GRAPHIC=none


Some Crystal Spring Elementary students returned home victorious after placing high in an international science competition.
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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.
SUPER=@file;

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=education


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.

train-collision


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


Investigators say it was either human error or a broken signal that caused a fatal train collision near Charleston, West Virginia, this weekend.
A freight train carrying dangerous chemicals slammed into the back of a loaded 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.
Close to 20 people went to the hospital complaining of headaches, chest pains and dizziness.
Both trains were operated by C-S-X.
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2-E-Candidates


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-24
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


One more day of campaigning is all that's left before 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=Kimberly
SS=none


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.

Easton


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


State Board of Education President Michelle Easton has come under criticism because her three sons attend private schools.
Easton is heading Virginia's effort to overhaul public school standards.
The board is to conduct a preliminary vote on the overhaul in two days.
Easton's critics contend that where she sends her own kids shows her hostility to public schools.
But Easton said she should be given credit for caring about the quality of public schools even though she does NOT have a personal stake.

E-Trash-Pickup


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-23
GRAPHIC=none


The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority was giving away furniture yesterday, sort of...
Four times a year citizens are encouraged to "Take it or Leave it."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That is drop off furniture, working appliances, kitchen items--you name it.
The items are then given away the same day to anyone who wants them.
W. Guthrie picked up some furniture.
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((W. GUTHRIE: THERE'S A LOT OF NEEDY PEOPLE OUT HERE AND I RUN ACROSS A WHOLE LOT OF THEM AND SOME OF THE STUFF I FIX UP AND GIVE TO THEM.))
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VO-NAT


The object of "Take It Or Leave It" is to keep big items out of the landfill.
Organizers say this is just another type of recycling.
They're hoping the program catches on in the Roanoke Valley.
The free market occurs four times a year--twice in both the fall and spring at the Tinker Creek Transfer Station.
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2-E-Hale-Exhibit


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


Local photographer Bob Hale has traveled many miles and has documented his journeys on film.
These captured moments of time are on exhibit at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture.
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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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SOT 14:04:15
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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


Hale says it's all these odds and ends that make a picture interesting.
His exhibit will be at the Harrison Museum in Roanoke until November first.
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2-Rich-Virginians


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


The magazine Virginia Business has released its 100 richest Virginians.
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.
SS=Mark Warner


Last year's losing Senate candidate, Mark Warner, is on the list at 37th, with 130-million dollars.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Nba


In sports,
Karl Malone and John Stockton teamed up for the go-ahead play in the final minute and Utah evened the N-B-A Finals at two games apiece.
For that and the rest of last night's scores let's check the scoreboards.
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