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7Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=education


Bedford County school superintendent John Kent can breath a sigh of relief this morning.
After meeting in executive session for more than two and a half hours, the county school board last night took "no" action against him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;


It was board member Betty Earle who first suggested last month that Dr. Kent be suspended with pay while his job performance is investigated.
Some had blamed him for the school system's financial problems over last few years.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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School board members DID fill out job evaluation forms, which could include suggested improvements the board wants Dr. Kent to make in the coming year.
While he's made no decision, Kent also notes he has the option of retiring, having completed thirty years of service in public education.

7E-Roanoke-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-29
GRAPHIC=accident


A city worker, who accidentally ran over a boy with a city owned vehicle will not be charged of wrongdoing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Eight- year- old Markese (mar-Keese) Terry of Roanoke apparently did not notice a stop sign as he rode his bike through the intersection of Orange Avenue and 12th Street yesterday afternoon.
Traffic Bureau investigators say the bike did NOT have brakes.
Terry is in critical condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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7p-parental-notification


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=planned parenthood


The Virginia League of Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit to block a new state law requiring girls to notify a parent before getting an abortion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Planned Parenthood filed the request for a temporary restraining order yesterday in U-S District Court in Charlottesville.
The law takes effect July first.
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SOT 13:41:23
IN Q=we believe

((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD PRESIDENT: WE BELIEVE THAT PARENTAL NOTIFICATION, THE LAW PASSED THIS YEAR IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. WE BELIEVE IT DOES PUT MINORS' HEALTH AT RISK.)) ((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THE CLEAR WILL OF THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA IS THAT A PARENT OUGHT TO BE NOTIFIED IF THEIR 17 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IS CONSIDERING UNDERGOING THE TRAUMATIC SURGERY OF ABORTION.))
SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood President; :00
SUPER=@allen; :14
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=surgery of abortion
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VO-NAT


Planned Parenthood says 60-percent of minors seeking abortions already involve their parents in the decision--
And nine percent of all abortions are to minors.
The organization says that one girl each week, is from out of state-- trying to avoid her home state's abortion laws.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


The case is scheduled to be heard in Lynchburg Federal Court June 24th.

7Crash-Report


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Plane crash investigation


Federal aviation officials have issued their preliminary findings in the June 3rd small plane crash in Montgomery County.
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VO-NAT

6/3; 97-34; plane-crash
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./June 3;


The report says the Cessna turned sharply before nose diving into a hillside.
The National Transportation Safety Board report also said the plane lost a wing before impact.
The June 3rd crash killed all three men aboard.
The N-T-S-B report did NOT say whether instrument or engine failure played a part in the crash.
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7E-Graduation


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#=97-43
GRAPHIC=Education


Teens throughout Roanoke are waking up today as high school graduates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday was graduation for the class of 19-97 at William Fleming High School.
229 students got their diplomas yesterday morning.
Proud parents, friends, and family members were there praising the grads for all they've accomplished.
The students say they are eager to move on to the next phase of their lives.
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SOT 9:50:16
IN Q= I'm ready to

((JESSICA ENTSMINGER/GRADUATE: I'M READY TO GO. I HAVE 6 YEARS OF COLLEGE ON THE WAY AT ETSU FOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST..SO I'M VERY EXCITED ))
SOT 9:59:33
IN Q=it feels great

((BRENT ELLIOT/GRADUATE: IT FEELS GREAT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS A LONG TIME))
SUPER=01-Jessica Entsminger/Graduate;
SUPER=01-Brent Elliot/Graduate; :05 QUICK!
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=long time
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VO-NAT


65-percent of Fleming students will attend college.
Students from Patrick Henry, Pulaski, Auburn, and Shawsville High School also graduated yesterday.
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7weather


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


Turning now to the Friday weather outlook--
Variably cloudy today, with a good chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the low 80s.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with a lingering chance of showers.
Lows in the upper 60s.
Variably cloudy tomorrow, with again a chance of rain.
Highs around 80.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/15/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-57/Gene Braaads/Bedford;



SUPER=130-9/Savannah Beckner/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-15/Wendy Wyatt/Danville;



SUPER=130-3/Haley Phillips/Floyd;


Monday:

SUPER=130-4/Paul Adkins/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-50/Janet Arrington/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-4/Jordan Southers/Richmond;



SUPER=130-15/Renee' Wood/Covington;



SUPER=130-106/Etch Harson/Clintonville WV;



SUPER=130-6/Joshua Duff/Buchanan;



SUPER=130-2/Katelyn Helms/Hardy;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-50/Ronny Whitlock/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Debra Moseley/Bedford;



SUPER=130-50/Charles Steger/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-8/Haeley Walters/Altavista;



SUPER=130-31/Kim Walters/Altavista;



SUPER=130-54/Cindy Woodson/Forest;



SUPER=130-45/Joyce Johnson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Brittany Dunbar/Blue Ridge;

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55Missing-Sisters


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#=NET C
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Its chilling evidence that a serial killer is reponsible for the deaths of three girls in Spotsylvania County girls.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Two of the bodies reportedly were found with their pubic areas shaved.
An autopsy shows 16-year old Sofia Silva had been shaved when her body was found last October.
And WUSA-TV in Washington quotes sources as saying 15 year old Kristin Lisk had also been shaved.
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania/Last Month;


Her body was found with her 12-year old sister last month.
The cases have other similarities. Sofia and the Lisk sisters disappeared from their homes shortly after school- all of the bodies were found in water.
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55P-Cullen


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=virginia state seal


Former attorney general Jim Gilmore is busy on the campaign trail in his quest for the governor's mansion.
Meantime a former federal prosecutor is filling his job in Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Richard Cullen became Virginia's 39th attorney general yesterday.
Cullen was sworn in by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry Carrico.
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SOT 09:51
IN Q=I'd like

((ATTORNEY GENERAL RICHARD CULLEN: IF I MAY YOUR HONOR I'D LIKE TO ASK THE BLESSINGS OF GOD TO LOOK OVER THE OFFICE, TO LOOK OVER MY LEADERSHIP OF THE OFFICE, TO LOOK OVER ATTORNEY GENERAL GILMORE AS HE ENTERS INTO A NEW AND EXCITING CHAPTER OF HIS LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Richard Cullen/Attorney General;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=his life.
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VO-NAT


Gilmore resigned as attorney general on Wednesday.
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55E-Garden-City


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-28
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke City officials want to buy land in the flood prone neighborhood of Garden City.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The city is using a combination of federal, state and local funds to purchase the properties.
39 homes qualify for the program.
After the sale the city will be responsible for maintaining the property.
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SOT 10:36:32
IN Q=we do an

((GREG REED/ROANOKE CITY ENGINEER: WE DO AN ASBESTOS SURVEY TO SEE IF THERE'S GOING TO BE ANY CONTAMINATION WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH BEFORE WE DEMOLISH THE HOME. AND CURRENTLY WE ARE PLANNING TO TEAR DOWN THE HOMES WE'VE PURCHASED.))
SUPER=01-Greg Reed/Roanoke City Engineer;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=WE'VE PURCHASED
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 1995;


Flood waters devastated the neighborhood nearly two years ago.
Reed says this is a voluntary buy-out program.
He says residents receive a purchase agreement based on an independent appraisal of their property.
The city is closing on one or two homes a week.
Reed expects the city will buy at least 30 of the 39 eligible homes.
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55weather


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


Time again to take a look at today's forecast--
Variable cloudiness today, with the possibility of rain and thunderstorms.
Highs in the lower 80s.
Mostly Cloudy skies tonight, with again a chance of showers.
Very mild low temperatures in the upper 60s.
Saturday looks partly cloudy, with a chance of more showers.
Highs near 80.
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8Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=education


After meeting in private for nearly three hours last night, the Bedford County School Board took "NO" action against its superintendent.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;


It was board member Betty Earle who first suggested last month that Dr. John Kent be suspended with pay while his job performance is investigated.
Some had blamed him for the financial problems the Bedford County school system has endured the last few years.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


School board members DID fill out job evaluation forms, which could include suggested improvements the board wants Dr. Kent to make in the coming year.
While he's made no decision, Kent also notes he has the option of retiring, having completed thirty years of service in public education.

8p-parental-notification


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=planned parenthood


Planned Parenthood is heading to court with its fight against Virginia's new Parental Notification law.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday the organization filed a lawsuit in federal court attempting to prevent the law that will soon require minors to notify a parent before getting an abortion.
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SOT 13:41:23
IN Q=we believe

((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD PRESIDENT: WE BELIEVE THAT PARENTAL NOTIFICATION, THE LAW PASSED THIS YEAR IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. WE BELIEVE IT DOES PUT MINORS' HEALTH AT RISK.)) ((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THE CLEAR WILL OF THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA IS THAT A PARENT OUGHT TO BE NOTIFIED IF THEIR 17 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IS CONSIDERING UNDERGOING THE TRAUMATIC SURGERY OF ABORTION.))
SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood President; :00
SUPER=@allen; :14
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=surgery of abortion
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VO-NAT


Planned Parenthood says 60-percent of minors seeking abortions already involve their parents in the decision--
And nine percent of all abortions are to minors.
The organization says that one girl each week, is from out of state-- trying to avoid her home state's abortion laws.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


The case is scheduled to be heard in Lynchburg Federal Court June 24th.

8E-Roanoke-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-29
GRAPHIC=accident


No charges will be filed against a Roanoke city employee who accidentally ran over a boy with a city- owned vehicle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Eight- year- old Markese (mar-Keese) Terry of Roanoke apparently did not notice a stop sign as he rode his bike through the intersection of Orange Avenue and 12th Street yesterday afternoon.
Traffic Bureau investigators say the bike did NOT have brakes.
Terry is in critical condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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8E-Cullen


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=va state seal


Now that he's given up his Attorney General post, Jim Gilmore is working
to get BACK into public office. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Gilmore and Governor George Allen oversaw the swearing-in of Virginia's 39th attorney general yesterday.
Allen appointed former federal prosecutor Richard Cullen to finish Gilmore's term.
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SOT 08:58
IN Q=It is

((ATTORNEY GENERAL RICHARD CULLEN: IT IS WITHOUT DOUBT THE FINEST ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE IN THE NATION. AND BECAUSE OF THAT, GOVERNOR ALLEN, IT REALLY WILL BE A PIECE OF CAKE TO LEAD THEM. BUT I'M ANXIOUS TO DO THAT.))
SUPER=@cullen;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=do that.
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VO-NAT


Cullen gave up a brief bid late last year to run for attorney general this fall.
He pledged to uphold the Allen-Gilmore party line, siding with the tobacco industry in its legal battles.
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8Crash-Report


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Plane crash investigation


A preliminary report has been released on the fatal crash of a single- engine plane in Montgomery county.
(----------------)
VO-NAT

6/3; 97-34; plane-crash
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./June 3;


It said the Cessna turned sharply before diving nose first into a hillside.
The National Transportation Safety Board report also said the plane lost a wing before impact.
The June 3rd crash killed all three men aboard.
The N-T-S-B report did NOT say whether instrument or engine failure played a part in the crash.
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8weather


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


Let's now find out what the weather holds for us this weekend.
Today will be variably cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the low 80s.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with a lingering chance of showers.
Lows falling into the upper 60s.
Partly cloudy skies ahead for tomorrow, with a chance of more rain. Highs near 80.
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