06:00-01

p-byrd

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


It's election day in Virginia.
Virginia Beach state senator Ken Stolle, Chesapeake state senator Mark Earley, former state secretary of public safety Jerry Kilgore and northern Virginia attorney Gil Davis are all vying to be the republican candidate for attorney general.
In Roanoke, the race to be the Democrat's candidate for Commissioner of Revenue is taking center stage.
Hours before the polls opened-- REPUBLICANS chose their candidate for November's election.
Banker Guy Byrd got the nod last night at the Roanoke City Municipal building.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Byrd says his strong business background makes him an ideal choice for Commissioner of the Revenue.
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SOT 7:16:00
IN Q=It's important

((GUY BYRD/NOMINEE FOR COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE: IT'S IMPORTANT TO THE CITIZENS THAT EVERYBODY RECEIVES FAIR AND EQUAL APPLICATION OF THE TAX RATES, WHATEVER THEY ARE, COUNCIL SETS THE RATES, EVERYBODY HAS AN OBLIGATION TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE, NO MORE, NO LESS. ))
SUPER=01-Guy W. Byrd, Jr./(R) Comm. of Revenue Cand.;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=no less...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


Byrd has been in banking for more than 30 years.
He's well known for getting Valley Bank off the ground.
He served as C-E-O there for a year-- last year he stepped down.
Byrd was the only candidate in the running-- that after Don Hogan bowed out in favor of Byrd.
The Republicans did not field candidates for City treasurer, Commonwealth's attorney, or Sheriff.
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E-amherst-award


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


Two months after 10- year- old Duane Campbell saved two family members from their burning home, the Amherst County community honored him for his efforts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


Sheriff Jimmy Ayers presented Duane with a plaque for his bravery and heroism on the night of April 10th.
When he smelled smoke in his family's home, Duane alerted his mother and younger brother, and led them to safety through a window.
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SOT
IN Q=it all started

(( ))
SUPER=01-Duane Campbell/Award Recipient;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=family out
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VO-NAT


The boy's father was out of town on the night of the fire, and had high praise for his son's actions.
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SOT
IN Q=He's always

(( ))
SUPER=01-Gleason Campbell/Father;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=my boy
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VO-NAT


After the night's ceremony, Duane joined in the 5th grade graduation ceremonies at Temperance Elementary.
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AIRBAGS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=airbags


Federal highway safety experts will open hearings today about the benefits and risks of airbags.
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VO-NAT


C-B-S News has learned that the Federal agency that regulates reports on how many lives have been saved by airbags does NOT get its numbers from studying real life crashes.
It uses a statistical model that guesses the number of lives saved.
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disaster-relief


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding aftermath


Flood-ravaged families in the midwest will have to wait for the millions of dollars that the Disaster Relief Bill would have sent their way.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-White House Photo;

4:19:26
Yesterday President Clinton vetoed the eight-point-six billion dollar measure because it contained unrelated amendments tacked on by Republican lawmakers.
He's calling on Congress to send him a disaster relief bill he's willing to sign.
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E-Meningitis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Meningitis


A 44- year- old Pulaski resident is in stable condition after being hospitalized with (Meningo-cosee-mia) meningococcemia.
The patient is an employee at RADVA Corporation.
This particular infection is not the central nervous system infection-- meningitis, but it can be contagious and can CAUSE meningitis.
Only those in the patient's household will undergo antibiotic treatments.
About 70 cases of meningitis are reported each year in Virginia.
So far,-- there have been 27 cases in the state.

P-Fielder-Holland


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


Virginians will head to the polls today to select a Republican candidate for attorney general.
In Roanoke, a contest for the other party is garnering attention.
Most of the candidates Roanoke democrats will put up for November's election were selected at a mass meeting, but one race is up to the voters today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Democratic primary pits incumbent Commissioner of Revenue Marsha Compton Fielder against challenger Sherman Holland, a 16- year veteran of the Commissioner's office.
Both spent yesterday encouraging supporters to vote in today's primary.
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SOT
IN Q=The promises I made to

((MARSHA COMPTON FIELDER/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: THE PROMISES I MADE TO THE CITIZENS WHO ELECTED ME WHEN I RAN IN 1993, I ACCOMPLISHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IN THE FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE. AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, I'M NOT FINISHED YET. I HAVE WORK YET TO BE DONE FOR THE CITIZENS.)) ((SHERMAN HOLLAND/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE THE TAXPAYERS DESERVE A REPRESENTATIVE THAT'S GOING TO KEEP THEM IN MIND, SOMEONE WHO IS LOYAL TO THE TAXPAYERS, WHO'S LOYAL TO THE CITIZENS, EVERY DAY CITIZENS AND THE SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
SUPER=01-Marsha Compton Fielder/(D) Commissioner of Revenue; :00
SUPER=01-Sherman Holland/(D) Comm. of Revenue Cand.; :15
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=in the city of Roanoke.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Last night republicans chose Banker Guy Byrd as their candidate to go up against the winner of the democratic primary.

E-Parental-Notification


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Abortion


A new law dealing with teen abortions has lead one Pittsylvania County woman to quit her job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Lisa Johnson says she wants nothing to do with teenagers' abortions.
That meant quitting her job as juvenile court clerk after 16 years.
Starting July first, Virginia teenagers can ask a judge's permission for an abortion WITHOUT telling their parents.
It's an escape clause in the new parental notification law.
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SOT 40:24
IN Q= The biggest part

((LISA JOHNSON/FORMER JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS CLERK: THE BIGGEST PART, I FEEL LIKE THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN SO DECEIVED BY IT BECAUSE OF THE NAME OF IT. IT JUST SOUNDS LIKE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO NOTIFY THE PARENTS, BUT THEY'RE NOT TO BE NOTIFIED.))
SUPER=01-Lisa Johnson/Former Court Clerk;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=be notified
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VO-NAT


If the court denies a teen's abortion request, the young woman can go to as many courts in Virginia as she wants, until she gets an okay.
Senator Charles Hawkins voted for the law.
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SOT 2:43:21
IN Q= The judge

((CHARLES HAWKINS/SENATOR (R): THE JUDGE IS THERE AS A BUFFER TO AT LEAST ASK QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BE ASKED BY ANYONE ELSE.))
SUPER=@Hawkins;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=anyone else
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


According to the law, courts will approve an abortion if a teenager seems mature or if a judge determines it is in her best interest.
But Planned Parenthood Director David Nova, who is opposed to parental notification, says Virginia's law is still a lot more restrictive than those of other states.

E-Robertson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=None


One of Jim Gilmore's biggest donors can breathe a little easier.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The Attorney General resigns his office Wednesday to run for governor.
And he's chosen to pass up a shot at TV evangelist Pat Robertson before he goes.
That's after news leaked out that Robertson used his Operation Blessing medical ministry airplanes for his Zaire diamond mining.
Democratic state senator Janet Howell had requested an official opinion.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Pat Robertson


A Robertson spokesman says the charity was fully reimbursed.
Gilmore's office says Howell's
SS=Jim Gilmore

concerns are the domain of the I-R-S or the local prosecutor -- NOT the attorney general.

E-Memorial-Service


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=None


Students at Falling Branch Elementary school in Christiansburg are learning a lesson in safety the hard way, following a classmate's death.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Yesterday morning, students planted trees and bushes in memory of seven- year- old Samantha Rentch.
The little girl died last month when she was thrown from the back of a pick-up.
Samantha's classmates also donated a book to the school library in her memory.
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58:13:19
SOT
IN Q=She was

((THERESA LAZIK/SAMANTHA'S FRIEND:SHE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND SHE WAS NICE TO PLAY WITH. TRECA RENTCH/SAMANTHA'S MOTHER:I DO APPRECIATE WHAT THEY'RE DONING, SAMANTHA LOVED SCHOOL, SHE WAS A GOOD STUDENT, SHE LOVED HER TEACHERS, SHE WAS A GOOD BABY, SHE WAS REALLY GOOD.))
SUPER=01-Theresa Lazik/Samantha's Friend; :00 QUICK!!!!
SUPER=01-Treca Rentch/Samantha's Mother; :06
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=really good.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 24;


Samantha's classmates have been learning about the dangers associated with riding in the back of a truck.
Some of the older students have drafted a letter they'd like to send to lawmakers outlining their concerns.
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ok-trial


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


The defense could rest its case today in the penalty phase of the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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VO-NAT


Still more witnesses are waiting in the wings to testify on behalf of Timothy McVeigh.
Some are expected to describe McVeigh's anger, following the government's siege near Waco, Texas.
His father will also be called to the stand.
The defense is not totally ruling out the possibility that McVeigh himself could testify.
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Atlanta-bombings


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


The F-B-I is again asking the public for help in solving a series of bombings in Atlanta they think might be related.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;


They say last year's Olympic park bombing is linked to explosions at an Abortion clinic and a gay bar.
Yesterday they released sketches of two men seen outside the abortion clinic, a hazy photo of someone in olympic park, and an anonymous letter claiming responsibility for the bar and clinic bombings.
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ralston


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


Defense Secretary William Cohen faces a renewed search to find a new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4;09:02 and 4:10:30
Yesterday Air Force General Joseph Ralston withdrew his name from consideration for the nation's top military job following a furor over an affair he had in the 19-80's.
Ralston will stay on as Vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
President Clinton says he respects Ralston's decision.
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2-E-amherst-award


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


An Amherst County community honored a 10- year- old boy last night.
That, after Duane Campbell saved two family members from their burning home two months ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


Sheriff Jimmy Ayers presented Duane with a plaque for his bravery and heroism on the night of April 10th.
When he smelled smoke in his family's home, Duane alerted his mother and younger brother, and led them to safety through a window.
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SOT
IN Q=it all started

(( ))
SUPER=01-Duane Campbell/Award Recipient;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=family out
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VO-NAT


The boy's father was out of town on the night of the fire, and had high praise for his son's actions.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=He's always

(( ))
SUPER=01-Gleason Campbell/Father;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=my boy
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VO-NAT


After the night's ceremony, Duane joined in the 5th grade graduation ceremonies at Temperance Elementary.
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E-New-Homes


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Housing


New low income housing is coming to Northwest Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A ground breaking ceremony kicked off a project by the Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation to build two affordable homes in the 600 block of Loudon Avenue.
The houses will cost anywhere from 55 to 80-thousand dollars.
Construction will start in about two weeks.
Executive Director Alvin Nash says this type of initiative is important for economic development and the image of the community.
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SOT 10:19:09
IN Q=We are going

((ALVIN NASH/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BLUE RIDGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND FILL THE NICHE OF BUILDING BETTER AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLUS EDUCATING AS TO WHAT IT TAKES TO ACQUIRE HOUSING ))
SUPER=01-Alvin Nash/Blue Ridge Housing;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to acquire housing
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


The agency also plans to build homes in southeast Roanoke and historic Gainesboro.

P-AAA-Vacation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=SUMMER TRAVEL


West is the travel direction of choice if you want to save some money according to the American Automobile Association says, go west.
Triple-A's annual vacation cost-survey lists the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas among the least expensive places when it comes to meals and lodging.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Overall, Triple- A says the cost of a summer vacation for a family of four will be up three-percent compared to last year.
In Virginia, it's about 198-dollars a day.
Nationally, it averages 199-dollars.
Among the most expensive places: Hawaii, where it will cost more than 400-dollars a day.
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E-Fielder-Holland


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Voters across the state today have until seven tonight to choose among the Republican candidates for Attorney General.
But in the city of Roanoke, the race for Commissioner of Revenue is vying for the voters' attention.
Joe Dashiell takes a look at the what the candidates in the Democratic primary were up to the day before the election.
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SOT
IN Q=Sherman Holland
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Sherman Holland/(D) Comm. of Revenue Cand.; :21
SUPER=01-Marsha Compton Fielder/(D) Commissioner of Revenue; :50
SUPER=@Joe2; 1:03
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((Sherman Holland was shopping for support at a local grocery store, hoping a handshake and a quick greeting would translate into a few more votes on Tuesday. NAT SOUND
A sixteen- year veteran of the Commissioner of Revenue's office, he says he will represent everyday citizens and small businesses.
SOT 12:26:55
IN Q=I think the key issue

((SHERMAN HOLLAND/D- COMM. OF REVENUE CANDIDATE: I THINK THE KEY ISSUE IS FAIR AND CONSISTENCY. I THINK THAT HAS BEEN OUR MESSAGE AND ONCE THE MUNICIPAL AUDITORS CAME OUT WITH THEIR REPORT AND THEIR REVIEW. IT CLEARLY STATES THAT IT'S NOT BEING DONE FAIR AND CONSISTENTLY.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=fair and consistently.


Marsha Compton Fielder spent the day before the Democratic Primary working the phones. NAT SOUND
First elected Commissioner of Revenue four years ago, Fielder says the recent city audit and criticism of her office are flawed and politically motivated.
SOT 13:16:31
IN Q=The promises I made

((MARSHA COMPTON FIELDER/D- COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: THE PROMISES I MADE TO THE CITIZENS WHO ELECTED ME WHEN I RAN IN 1993, I ACCOMPLISHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IN THE FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, I'M NOT FINISHED YET. I HAVE WORK YET TO BE DONE FOR THE CITIZENS.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=for the citizens.


And plenty of work ahead in the next 24 hours, as the candidates make sure their message reaches Roanoke Democrats.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

E-byrd


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Meanwhile last night, Republicans in Roanoke City were busy nominating THEIR candidate for Commissioner of Revenue.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Guy Byrd got the nod to go up against the eventual Democratic nominee.
SUPER=@File;


Byrd is a former Banker-- he helped found the Valley Bank and served as C-E-O there for more than a year.
He says his business background makes him the ideal candidate.
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SOT 7:15:40
IN Q=THIS SHOULD BE

((GUY W. BIRD, JR. THIS SHOULD BE A VERY PROFESSIONALLY RUN BUSINESS-LIKE OPERATION, A LOT OF MONEY COMES THROUGH THIS OFFICE, REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY TAXES, BUSINESS LICENSES, THE PRIMARY THINGS, IT'S ALL IMPORTANT TO THE CITY.))
SUPER=01-Guy W. Byrd, Jr./(R) Comm. of Revenue Cand.;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=to the city.
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VO-NAT


The Republicans failed to nominate any candidates for Commonwealth's Attorney, Sheriff, or Treasurer.
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E-Dublin-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=accident


A Dublin man who ran out in front of a car yesterday is in critical condition this morning.
It happened at the intersection of Route 11 and Giles Avenue in the town of Dublin.
According to police- a friend motioned the 35- year- old man across Route 11- the man apparently did NOT see the car coming until it was too late.
The victim was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial hospital last night.
The car's driver was not hurt.


P-DEQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=VA SEAL


The watchdog agency that oversees state government is looking hard at the D-E-Q.
The Allen Administration's Department of Environmental Quality last week laid off 30 top and mid-level managers and created 35 new jobs for which they could apply.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Yesterday, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission analyzed the shake-up.
It concluded that the lay-offs could have been avoided by transferring some responsibilities or at least confining re-hiring to within the agency.
The J-LARC staff also found that several new positions it called "un-needed" were created.
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sot TAPE TWO 03:25:11
IN Q=Some of

((BECKY NORTON DUNLOP/VA. NATURAL RESOURCES SECRETARY: SOME OF THOSE ARE SHIFTED TO THE REGIONS. EVERYONE'S KNOWN ALL ALONG THAT WE ARE MOVING THE PEOPLE OF DEQ OUT INTO THE FIELD WHERE THEY CAN ACTUALLY WORK ON THE PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE WITH THE COMMUNITIES.))
SOT TAPE TWO 22:12:08

((DEL. JAY DEBOER/D-PETERSBURG: THE CURRENT GOVERNOR, THE CURRENT SECRETARY, WE ASSUME, AND ALL OF THESE TOP LEVEL FOLKS HAVE GOT ABOUT ANOTHER SIX MONTHS TO BE IN OFFICE. MAKING THIS TYPE OF CHANGE THIS LATE IN AN ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO HAVE SOME ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES ON THE BASIC DOING BUSINESS OF DEQ.))
SUPER=01-Becky Norton Dunlop/Va. Natural Resources Sec.; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Jay DeBoer/(D) Petersburg; :14
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=business of DEQ
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


D-E-Q handles air, water, and waste discharge permitting for Virginia industries.

E-EPA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=None


The Environmental Protection Agency says progress has been made on some of the Commonwealth's worst hazardous waste sites.
The E-P-A says it's in a period of "accelerated" cleanups.
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VO-NAT


Among the "Superfund" sites where cleanup construction is COMPLETE, there's the First Piedmont Rock Quarry in Pittsylvania County and Matthews Electric Plating in Roanoke County.
Cleanup construction is UNDERWAY at the Dixie Caverns Landfill in Roanoke County, the Saltville Waste Disposal Ponds in Smythe and Washington Counties, and the U-S Titanium site in Nelson County.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
John Mabry (MAY'-bree) and Tony Gwynn continued their hitting streaks but St. Louis ripped San Diego 9-to-1.
For that and the rest of last night's scores from the diamond let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-j/Kinston/9//Salem/3////Winston-Salem/1/j/Lynchburg/5///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Baltimore/10//Chicago/2///j/Anaheim/12//Kansas City/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/New York/4//Cincinnati/2////Chicago/5/j/Montreal/6///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/3/j/Colorado/8////Houston/3/j/Los Angeles/8///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/San Francisco/7//Florida/4///j/St. Louis/9//San Diego/1///;
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