06:00-01

OK-TRIAL

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net (if needed)
GRAPHIC=ok trial


Both sides will give closing arguments today as the Penalty phase of the Oklahoma City trial draws to a close in Denver.
Then the jury begins debating its life or death decision.
Jonathan Freed joins us with more. ***take from NEWSPATH****
SUPER=05-Denver, CO;
SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting;
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Yesterday;
SUPER=04-Defense Video;
SUPER=01-Charles Tomlin/Father of Victim;
SUPER=01-Jannie Coverdale/Grandmother of Victims;

(( It was a day to beg for mercy in Denver.
Timothy McVeigh's parents divorced but reunited Wednesday to defend their son against the death penalty.
SUPER: McVEIGH DEFENSE VIDEO.
His father showed the court a crafted video selections from childhood, a time before the violence.
BITE: McVEIGH DEFENSE VIDEO.
William McVeigh told the jury he, quote, "still loves the Tim in this picture"and asked them to spare his life.
McVeigh's mother, Mildred Frazier read a 10 minute statement to the court. She choked up while insisting her son is not a monster, but a human being.
McVeigh appeared to wipe tears from his eyes as his parents testified. Later, he was also seen laughing with his lawyers.
His sister, Jennifer, cried as her parents testified.
BITE (JENNIFER McVEIGH): I JUST WANT HIM TO LIVE.
The same jury that wept for the prosecution's caseshowed none of that for the defense.
Among bomb victims, mixed opinion about whether McVeigh should live or die.
BITE (CHARLES TOMLIN/FATHER OF VICTIM): I WANT HIM TO BE PUT TO DEATH DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING THAT CAN CHANGE MY MIND.
Some thoughts for his parents.
BITE (JANNIE COVERDALE/GRANDMOTHER OF VICTIMS): I'VE ALWAYS CONSIDERED THEM THE FORGOTTEN VICTIMS AND BEING A MOTHER I WAS SAD FOR THEM.
The court hears closing arguments next the case is expected to go to the jury later on Thursday.
TAG: A RECENT OPINION POLL SUGGESTS THAT CLOSE TO TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS WANT McVEIGH TO GET THE DEATH PENALTY. BUT FOR THE JURY, THE DECISION WILL HAVE TO BE UNANIMOUS. J-F DENVER.))

E-Harvey


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A fatal house fire killed a student at Radford University last year.
Now a former student is charged with setting that fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford/February 24, 1996;


A grand jury has returned an indictment for arson and murder against 20- year- old Michael Harvey.
He's accused of setting the fire that killed 21- year- old Christopher Mirch of Herndon.
The victim's body was found in an upstairs bedroom at the (Delta Tau-Kie) Delta Tau Chi fraternity house in February of last year.
Friends of Mirch say they always thought the fire was intentionally set.
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22:23:54
SOT
IN Q=We always

((CHARLES CUNNINGHAM/VICTIM'S FRIEND:WE ALWAYS KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE, WE WERE ALWAYS SET ON TRYING 5TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED FROM THE START AND I'M VERY PLEASED ABOUT WHAT HAS COME OUT. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Cunningham/Victim's Friend; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=come out.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Harvey is currently in police custody.
He was arrested while undergoing National Guard training at Fort A-P Hill.

E-COMPTON-FIRE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Fire


Firefighters say a blaze at a Henry County factory last night could have been a lot worse-
The Compton Wood Products Factory caught fire shortly after 7 o'clock.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


By the time firefighters arrived at the furniture parts factory in the northern end of the county, smoke was coming from the building.
Firefighters managed to put out the blaze and contain the fire to the inside of the building.
Collinsville's fire chief says early warning from an automated alarm system helped firefighters control the blaze in less than a half hour.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=it could have been

(( ))
SUPER=01-Daryl Emberson/Collinsville Fire Chief;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=went well
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VO-NAT


The business suffered water damage and heavy smoke damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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P-Parental-Notification


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Abortion


Eighteen days and counting until a new Virginia law on parental notification for teens who want an abortion goes into effect.
SS=Planned Parenthood


Today, Planned Parenthood will try to stop it.
The group will file for a temporary restraining order in a Charlottesville federal court house.
Arguments are tentatively scheduled for tomorrow morning.
SS=earley


Republican Mark Earley won the abortion measure's passage this year.

E-Roanoke-Stabbing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=None


Violence broke out in a Roanoke apartment building yesterday.
No one was injured by the gunfire, but one man was taken to the hospital with a stab wound.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The incident happened at the Brightwood Manor Apartments on Hunt Avenue.
Roanoke police say the altercation began as a woman was removing furniture from an apartment she shared with a 15- year- old boyfriend.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


During the confrontation, the girl's uncle allegedly stabbed the 15- year- old in the side.
Later, police say the youth fired four shots at the uncle.
Roanoke police have charged 38- year- old Myron Wiley of Woodbridge with malicious wounding.

E-Child-Support


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=None


A state crack down on parents who don't pay child support is also giving them a second chance.
That is, IF they start paying before the end of next week.
Tina Tenret reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Single parents
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Cumbo/A. C. E. S.; :04
SUPER=01-Lisha Whitlock/Dept. of Social Services; :48
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:20
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=News 7 Danville

(( Single parents are rallying together to protect their children.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:45:25
IN Q=There was

((JEFF CUMBO/ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT: THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL WHO SOUNDED LIKE SHE WAS ABOUT SEVEN YEARS OLD. SHE WAS VERY ARTICULATE AND GAVE HER NAME AND NUMBER AND SAID, "MY PROBLEM IS MY BIRTHDAY WAS FOUR MONTHS AGO, BUT MY DADDY HASN'T SENT MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT."))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=birthday present


In about 25 thousand cases, parents are stiffing their families on child support.
That's in the Danville area alone.
Social Services is willing to work a deal. INSERT FIRST PAGE OF PRE PRO HERE
If delinquent parents call an office and start paying now, they won't go to jail.
The deal is only good until next Friday.
But many non-paying parents can't be found, so they don't know about this second chance.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 08:58:22
IN Q= Some of our

((LISHA WHITLOCK/DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: SOME OF OUR NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS ARE VERY TRANSIENT, THEY MOVE FROM STATE TO STATE, THEY ARE TRYING TO AVOID CHILD SUPPORT.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=support


Some say the state didn't work hard enough to spread the word.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:44:24
IN Q= I know

((I KNOW SITUATIONS THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OUT OF THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES AND REUNITE, AND IT'S WONDERFUL. AND WE'RE DENYING THESE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY. IT'S A GREAT PROGRAM, BUT WHAT GOOD IS IT GOING TO BE IF NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT IT?))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=knows about it


The Danville district office mailed out 3600 letters to delinquent parents.
Lisha Whitlock says she's received about 70 calls in response.
Again, the program ends next Friday, June 20th.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Danville.))

P-County-Chief


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=Lavinder


Roanoke County has a new police chief.
Ray Lavinder is an 18-year veteran on the force.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


He assumes the position from John Cease who left last month after seven years on the job.
Lavinder says he won't be making any major changes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:09:20
IN Q=We would like

((RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF: WE WOULD LIKE TO GET MORE INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS, MAYBE OFF OF THE MORE TRAVELED LIKE 419, WILLIAMSON ROAD, PETERS CREEK ROAD, BRAMBLETON. WE'D LIKE TO GET THE OFFICER OFF OF THOSE AREAS AND INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS, LET US FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS AS FAR AS LAW ENFORCEMENT IS CONCERNED. ))
SUPER=01-Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police Chief;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=is concerned.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Lavinder rose through the ranks to commander of the criminal investigations division.
He now has about 100 uniformed officers under command.

E-SOA'S


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


"The most sweeping changes for Virginia schools" in state history are on the way.
That's the word from the state School Board President.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But the board will give the public a month to provide input. They can speak out on the drastic changes the board and Governor Allen have suggested.
That includes making elementary school guidance counselors and sex ed or "family life education" optional.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:18:58
IN Q=Now I know

((MICHELLE EASTON/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: NOW I KNOW THAT THIS IS SEEN BY SOME AS A CONTROVERSIAL MOVE. AND I'M NOT GOING TO GET INTO THE MERITS OR DEMERITS OF "FLE." THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE. THE ISSUE HERE IS PURELY AND SIMPLY WHETHER THE STATE SHOULD MANDATE IT ON LOCAL BOARDS. AND THERE'S CONSENSUS AMONG THE BOARD THAT THIS IS A UNIQUELY LOCAL DECISION.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Easton/Virginia Board of Education;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=uniquely local decision.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The bulk of the changes deal with increased graduation requirements in the core subjects.
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E-Memory


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


When you're in a profession where you meet new people everyday--keeping track of those people's names is not an easy task.
Some area business professionals are learning tips to improve their memory.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It's a two day seminar sponsored by the Memory Training Institute.
The people here are learning the technique of vivid visualization. That's associating visual images with words or things.
Training consultants say being able to remember information like someone's name is crucial in business matters.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:07:02
IN Q=the friendship

((GARY CASTELLANO/TRAINING CONSULTANT: THE FRIENDSHOP PRINCIPLE IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESS AND WHAT THAT ACTUALLY IS.. PEOPLE LIKE TO DO BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE THEY LIKE OR TRUST ))
SUPER=01-Gary Castellano/Training Consultant;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=like or trust
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Research shows people only remember 14-percent of what they hear but more than 50-percent of what they see.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:05:59
IN Q= debbie could be

((GARY CASTELLANO/TRAINING CONSULTANT: DEBBIE COULD BE A DEAD BEE AND YOU JUST PICTURE THAT DEAD BEE ON THAT PERSON ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q= on that person
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The Memory Training Institute is a national organization.
About 100 people attended the workshop.

MCVEIGH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net (if needed)
GRAPHIC=ok trial


Closing arguments are set for today in the penalty phase of the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
Once jurors are given final instructions from the judge they will begin deciding whether to condemn Timothy McVeigh to death.
The jury has never heard from McVeigh but his parents took the stand yesterday to make a plea for their son's life.
Jonathan Freed joins us from Denver. ***take from NEWSPATH****
SUPER=05-Denver, CO;
SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting;
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Yesterday;
SUPER=04-Defense Video;
SUPER=01-Charles Tomlin/Father of Victim;
SUPER=01-Jannie Coverdale/Grandmother of Victims;

(( It was a day to beg for mercy in Denver.
Timothy McVeigh's parents divorced but reunited Wednesday to defend their son against the death penalty.
SUPER: McVEIGH DEFENSE VIDEO.
His father showed the court a crafted video selections from childhood, a time before the violence.
BITE: McVEIGH DEFENSE VIDEO.
William McVeigh told the jury he, quote, "still loves the Tim in this picture"and asked them to spare his life.
McVeigh's mother, Mildred Frazier read a 10 minute statement to the court. She choked up while insisting her son is not a monster, but a human being.
McVeigh appeared to wipe tears from his eyes as his parents testified. Later, he was also seen laughing with his lawyers.
His sister, Jennifer, cried as her parents testified.
BITE (JENNIFER McVEIGH): I JUST WANT HIM TO LIVE.
The same jury that wept for the prosecution's caseshowed none of that for the defense.
Among bomb victims, mixed opinion about whether McVeigh should live or die.
BITE (CHARLES TOMLIN/FATHER OF VICTIM): I WANT HIM TO BE PUT TO DEATH DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING THAT CAN CHANGE MY MIND.
Some thoughts for his parents.
BITE (JANNIE COVERDALE/GRANDMOTHER OF VICTIMS): I'VE ALWAYS CONSIDERED THEM THE FORGOTTEN VICTIMS AND BEING A MOTHER I WAS SAD FOR THEM.
The court hears closing arguments next the case is expected to go to the jury later on Thursday.
TAG: A RECENT OPINION POLL SUGGESTS THAT CLOSE TO TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS WANT McVEIGH TO GET THE DEATH PENALTY. BUT FOR THE JURY, THE DECISION WILL HAVE TO BE UNANIMOUS. J-DENVER.))

P-Roanoke-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=NONE


Gunfire erupted in Roanoke yesterday following a domestic dispute-- one person was stabbed and others dodged bullets.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It happened at Brightwood Manor Apartments on Hunt Avenue.
Police say the confrontation developed as a woman tried to move furniture from an apartment she shared with her 15- year- old boyfriend.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


The girl's uncle allegedly stabbed the juvenile in the side.
Thirty-eight- year- old Myron Wiley of Woodbridge is charged with malicious wounding.
Police say the 15- year- old later fired four shots at the uncle.

Disaster-Relief


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


Relief money could soon be flowing to disaster victims now that Republican leaders have agreed to a compromise.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


G-O-P lawmakers have agreed to scrap or soften amendments that prompted the President to veto the disaster relief bill earlier this week.
The action followed heated debate yesterday on the Senate floor.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((SEN. KENT CONRAD:NEVER BEFORE IN THE FACE OF DISASTER HAVE WE DIDDLED FOR AS LONG AS WE HAVE DIDDLED ON THIS DISASTER." ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Kent Conrad/(D) North Dakota;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=on this disaster.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Both House and Senate leaders are looking for quick action today on the revised legislation.
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ATM


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


Using an automated teller machine could be more costly than you think.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A congressional study has found that over 14-months there was a 320- percent increase in the number of double billings by A-T-M's for cash withdrawals.
The chairman of the senate banking committee, Senator Alfonse D'amato yesterday, urged reforms calling it.. a new wave of anti-consumerism.
(----------------)


P-Phases


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Morning health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=drug addiction


A Roanoke substance abuse program has a new focus and a new address.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday, the Phases program celebrated its move into a renovated home on Campbell Avenue.
Less than a year old, the drug treatment program adds another dimension to substance abuse services in the Roanoke Valley.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We've been heavily laden

((HENRY ALTICE/PHASES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE'VE BEEN HEAVILY LADEN WITH RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS IN THE PAST, WHICH HAS REDUCED OUR ABILITY TO ADDRESS DAY TREATMENT, SUPPORT SERVICES, MORE OUTPATIENT- BASED SERVICES AND THIS ENABLES US TO PROVIDE ANYWHERE IN THE COURSE OF A YEAR, I'D SAY, SERVING MORE LIKE 500 MORE INDIVIDUALS THAN WE COULD HAVE OTHERWISE.))
SUPER=01-Henry Altice/Phases Executive Director;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=could have otherwise.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Phases program has been operating since last summer in rented space.
The move to Campbell Avenue has consolidated offices and meeting rooms under one roof.
(----------------)



5-Yentz


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=Morning health check


Roanoke is now home to one of a select number of architectural firms specializing in health projects.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Jeffrey Yentz (YENTS) has formed The Yentz Group.
Yentz says his mission is to make a difference in health care.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


He has worked on a number of high profile developments, including the 15-million dollar renovation and expansion project at Virginia Baptist Hospital.
Yentz uses something he calls a "trench approach" to help him get a
SUPER=@File; :

better sense of how his designs can better serve some medical procedures.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT YENTZ 03:36:13
IN Q=I actually

((JEFFREY YENTZ/THE YENTZ GROUP: I ACTUALLY HAD A MAMMOGRAPHY DONE, I WENT THROUGH THAT PROCESS, TO FEEL WHAT IT WAS LIKE, IF A WOMAN WENT THROUGH THAT PROCESS. I PART HARVESTED AT A GROSS ANATOMY LAB, BECAUSE I WAS DOING A SCHOOL FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY, WHICH MEANT THAT I WAS CUTTING UP CADAVERS AND EXPERIENCING THOSE NUANCES.))
SUPER=01-Jeffrey Yentz/The Yentz Group;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=those nuances.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


In addition to Lynchburg Baptist Hospital, Yentz has recently worked with Radford Community, Lynchburg General, Franklin Memorial, Stonewall Jackson, and the Salem V-A.
His work has also taken him overseas, to Mexico, Scotland, and El Salvador.
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2-E-COMPTON-FIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Fire


Firefighters are investigating what could have caused a fire at the Compton Wood Products Factory in Henry County last night.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


By the time firefighters arrived at the furniture parts factory in the northern end of the county, smoke was coming from the building.
Firefighters managed to put out the blaze and contain the fire to the inside of the building.
Collinsville's fire chief says early warning from an automated alarm system helped firefighters control the blaze in less than a half hour.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=it could have been

(( ))
SUPER=01-Daryl Emberson/Collinsville Fire Chief;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=went well
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The business suffered water damage and heavy smoke damage.
(----------------)



P-HARVEY


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Arson and murder charges are facing a former Radford University student.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford/February 24, 1996;


Twenty-one- year- old Christopher Mirch died in February of 19-96 when the Delta Tau Chi fraternity House on Grove Avenue was torched.
His body was found in a bedroom.
Yesterday a grand jury indicted 20- year- old Michael Harvey.
Authorities have NOT released a motive.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We always

((CHARLES CUNNINGHAM/VICTIM'S FRIEND:WE ALWAYS KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE, WE WERE ALWAYS SET ON TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED FROM THE START AND I'M VERY PLEASED ABOUT WHAT HAS COME OUT.))
SUPER=01-Charles Cunningham/Victim's Friend;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=come out.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Harvey was arrested during annual National Guard training at Fort A- P Hill.
Authorities say Mirch's family hired a private investigator who discovered valuable evidence in the case.
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P-GOP-Ticket


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=earley


60-thousand voters gave Republican Mark Earley the nod for the Attorney General's slot on the election ballot Tuesday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Norfolk;


Yesterday, in Norfolk, Jim Gilmore and John Hager said "welcome aboard."
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:30:48 TAPE 2
IN Q=I am so

((JIM GILMORE: I AM SO PROUD OF THIS TICKET I JUST CAN'T TELL YOU HOW PROUD I AM.))
SUPER=@Gilmore1;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=proud I am.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Gilmore says he would have been happy with any of the four Republicans running for Attorney General, but Earley brings a strong legislative record and a base of support in Hampton Roads.
SUPER=03-Chesapeake/Tuesday Night;


Those supporters relied completely on direct mail and grassroots tactics to win.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT CHESAPEAKE TAPE 20:09:49
IN Q=Many of you

((MANY OF YOU CAME TO OUR HEADQUARTERS, YOU MADE CALLS, YOU STUFFED ENVELOPES, YOU STAPLED SIGNS... WE LIKE A LITTLE ZEALOUS ENTHUSIASM IN A CAMPAIGN, YOU KNOW?))
SUPER=@Earley;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=you know?
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Yesterday, DEMOCRATIC party chair Sue Wrenn labeled the ticket "Pat Robertson's Dream Team," partly because of Earley's strong support among social conservatives.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:37:21 TAPE 2
IN Q=The simple

((JIM GILMORE: THE SIMPLE TRUTH IS THAT THIS IS JUST NORMAL, BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR THE DEMOCRATS. THEY'RE ALWAYS OUT THERE CALLING NAMES.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=calling names.
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VO-NAT


Gilmore, Hager, Earley and Governor George Allen took off on a four city fly-around tour that breezed through Roanoke and went on to the Pork Festival in Emporia.
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tobacco-talks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


There is some indication this morning that an agreement between cigarette makers and the states suing them is just around the corner.
A source close to the talks says negotiators hope to wrap things up next week.
Thirty-five states are suing tobacco companies for the Medicaid costs of sick smokers.
In return for a settlement, the companies want protection from further suits.
Still, the White House reports both sides still have a lot of work to do and don't seem to be any closer to a deal.

E-Smoking-Room


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Cigarette Smoking


And smoking has become a hot topic in the state tax department.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


Julio (JEW-lee-o) Del Corso convinced tax commissioner Danny Payne to build a smokers room.
The agency's offices are in an open building... with a centralized smokers lounge and shared space in the cafeteria.
In 19-92, one worker who complained was given a respirator mask.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Cigarette Smoking


Del Corso says he's still NOT happy.
He wants smoking banned at the tax department like it is in some other state offices.

4-Scores


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


In sports,
Michael Jordan capped a 38-point night by hitting the go-ahead jumper with 25 seconds left in Chicago's 90-to-88 win over Utah.
For that and the rest of last night's scores let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5028
SUPER=0096-j/Chicago/90//Utah/88//Bulls Lead Series 3-2/;
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-j/Kinston/6//Salem/3////Winston-Salem/2/j/Lynchburg/3///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Baltimore/1/j/Boston/10////Oakland/2/j/Detroit/4///;
SUPER=X5009
SUPER=0091-j/Seattle/5//Toronto/1///j/Texas/9//Minnesota/6///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/St. Louis/8//San Diego/3////New York/4/j/Chicago/5///;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/6/j/Colorado/9////Houston/5/j/Los Angeles/10///;
RUNS=:42

(-------------) OUT Q=....last score."