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E-Redistricting

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


While Virginia waits for the U-S Supreme Court to take up the case of the only black majority congressional district there's another clue about the outcome.
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VO-NAT


The high court struck down three black majority districts in Georgia in a five to four ruling.
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SOT 05:14:02
IN Q=Most people

((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: MOST PEOPLE WHO TALK ABOUT VOTING RIGHTS ISSUES THESE DAYS TALK ABOUT WHO IS THE ONE JUDGE THAT WILL MOVE FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER TO UPHOLD OR STRIKE DOWN THE NEXT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.))
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=congressional district.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Virginia's third district is represented by Bobby Scott, the state's only black congressman.
The state and the American Civil Liberties Union say it's DIFFERENT from other districts the court has NOT liked in that political considerations mattered more in its creation than racial ones.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


If the court decides NOT to hear the case, Virginia lawmakers will go back to the drawing board.

E-O'Dell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


The same court that halted the killing of convicted killer Joseph O-Dell has upheld his death sentence after hearing the case.
O'Dell's attorneys tried to argue that that a 19-94 precedent should apply retroactively to O'Dell.
The precedent says juries should be told that life without parole is an option- but the court said no.
O'Dell faces execution for a 19-85 murder of a woman outside a Virginia Beach night club.
O'Dell's effort to avoid the death penalty has received the support of the Italian government and Pope John Paul.

tobacco-talks


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


Both sides in the tobacco war reportedly are moving closer to a settlement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Negotiators reported tremendous progress yesterday.
The historic settlement is expected to include billions of dollars in payments to dozens of states.. reimbursement for treating the health problems of smokers.
SUPER=@file


One sticking point remains, whether the industry would pay punitive damages.
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CIG-TAX


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


The Senate Finance Committee has approved a tax bill that includes a 20 cent-a-pack increase in the cigarette tax.
Committee members took the step as a way to defer some higher taxes on airline tickets and extend health coverage for uninsured children.
The new 20 cents comes on top of the current 24 cents federal tax on each pack.
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E-WDBJ-License


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-33
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Rainbow Coalition protested the renewal of W-D-B-J's broadcast license last year, questioning the station's hiring practices.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Coalition took its complaints to the Federal Communications Commission asking it to investigate.
But, yesterday the agency found that W-D-B-J was in compliance with F-C-C guidelines for employment of women and minorities.
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SOT 16.23.53 - 16.24.08
IN Q=We're obviously glad

((JIM SHAVER/WDBJ-7 VP NEWS AND PROGRAMMING: WE'RE OBVIOUSLY GLAD THAT WE CAN PUT IT BEHIND US AND GET ON TO SOME OF THE CHALLENGES WE HAVE AHEAD OF US AND GRATIFIED THAT THE COMMISSION WAS AS CLEAR IN SUPPORTING OUR E-E-O RECRUITMENT PLAN AS IT WAS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Shaver/WDBJ7 Vice President;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=plan as it was.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The F-C-C has now renewed W-D-B-J's license for eight years.

Cats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The Broadway show Cats is living up to its advertising slogan "Now and Forever."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Last night's six- thousand- one- hundred- thirty- eighth performance put it in the record books as the longest-running show in broadway history, dancing right past "A Chorus Line."
Andrew Lloyd Webber first brought his wiskers to broadway in October 19-82.
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E-M'Ville-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=Education


Some Martinsville High School students are upset.
They don't support the decision to transfer assistant principal Zeb
(Tahl-ey) Talley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Yesterday several students, teachers and parents tried to persuade the school board to change its mind.
They say transferring Talley from Martinsville High School to Martinsville Middle School is NOT in the best interest of the students.
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SOT 15:19:50
IN Q=Do you choose

((LAVELLE PAYNE/MARTINSVILLE JUNIOR: DO YOU CHOOSE NOT TO LISTEN..HAVE YOU EVEN ASKED MR.TALLEY HIMSELF IF HE THINKS THIS MOVE IS DEROGATORY TO HIS CAREER. I WONDER BECAUSE I HAVE. HE DOESN'T WANT TO GO. WE DON'T WANT HIM TO GO. PARENTS DON'T WANT HIM TO GO.))
SUPER=01-Lavelle Payne/Martinsville H.S. Junior;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=him to go
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VO-NAT


Rising junior Kathryn Whitlow says Talley helped her overcome a learning disability.
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SOT 15:10:36
IN Q=Mr.Talley has

((KATHRYN WHITLOW/MARTINSVILLE SENIOR: MR.TALLEY HAS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN HELPING ME TO GET WHERE I AM NOW.. I AM PROUD OF WHO I AM ))
SUPER=01-Kathryn Whitlow/Martinsville H.S. Senior
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=of who I am
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VO-NAT


The school board says the transfer will still stand.
The assistant principal at Albert Harris Intermediate will replace Talley.
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E-Liberty


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=Liberty Seal


After more than a quarter century of service, Doctor Pierre Guillermin
(GILL-er-min) is stepping down as Liberty University's president.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Guillermin helped the Reverend Jerry Falwell create the original Liberty Baptist College in 19-71.
He plans to remain active in school affairs, including serving as university chaplain.
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SOT 14:17:43
IN Q=I enjoy personal

((DR. PIERRE GUILLERMIN/RETIRING L.U. PRESIDENT: I ENJOY PERSONAL INTERACTION WITH FACULTY AND STUDENTS MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING MORE AVAILABLE TO THOSE IN OUR ACADEMIC COMMUNITY WHO MAY BE SEEKING SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OR COUNSEL.))
SUPER=01-Pierre Guillermin/Retiring Liberty Univ. Pres.; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=guidance or counsel.
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VO-NAT


Liberty is still trying to eliminate more than 25 million dollars in debt, but Reverend Falwell says that should not scare off potential applicants.
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SOT 14:37:21
IN Q=I think anyone

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/L.U. CHANCELLOR: I THINK ANYONE WHO LOOKS AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CLOSELY WILL SEE THAT IT IS A STRONG, HEALTHY, ONGOING INSTITUTION AND IT IS MY OPINION THAT THE PROBLEM WILL BE SELECTING THE RIGHT ONE, NOT FINDING ONE.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty Univ. Chancellor; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=not finding one.
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VO-NAT


Dr. John Borek will serve as interim president while a nationwide search is conducted.
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E-Smart-Road


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


The "Smart Road" is a waste of money and harmful to the environment.
That, according to a private study.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


A coalition of taxpayers, environmental and community activists, did the study. Project opponents outlined the results yesterday.
The 46-page paper also criticizes 36-other highway projects around the country.
A ground breaking for the "Smart Road" is scheduled next month but those fighting the nearly six-mile highway are NOT giving in.
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SOT
IN Q=There is

((MICHAEL ABRAHAM/SMART ROAD OPPONENT:THERES IS A LOT OF RESIGNATION, IN OUR AREA, THAT THIS IS A GOING TO BE DONE TO US NO MATTER WHAT AND WE NEED A VICTORY, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SAY TO THE PEOPLE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY THAT WE HAVE A CHANCE TO DEFEAT THIS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Abraham/Smart Road Opponent; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=very important.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Supporters say the project will alleviate future traffic congestion.
But Abraham claims his research indicates the level of traffic projected by the state won't actually occur for decades.
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E-Crenshaws


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Crenshaws


Crenshaws Electronics and Appliances is set to reopen its Roanoke store today after keeping that store and one in Lynchburg closed this week while a major lender has repossessed a large chunk of its inventory.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Crews took the last of the repossessed merchandise out of Crenshaws Roanoke store yesterday afternoon.
The repossession efforts moved to Lynchburg last night.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


Deutsche (DOYT-sha) Financial Services says this will help settle an overdue debt of nearly 337-thousand dollars.
It was not known if the Lynchburg location would reopen today.
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TAX


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


On Capitol Hill, the Senate Finance Committee has approved an overall tax bill that includes a 20- cent- per- pack increase in the federal cigarette tax.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


The cigarette levy comes as a way to scale back proposed higher taxes on airline tickets and extend health coverage for uninsured children.
The new cigarette tax comes on top of the current 24 cents federal tax on each pack.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

NEGOTIATIONS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mornin
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:11:00
Meantime, the tobacco talks resume today.
Negotiators reported tremendous progress yesterday.
The historic settlement is expected to include billions of dollars in payments to dozens of states.. reimbursement for treating the health problems of smokers.
SUPER=@file


One negotiator says details are still undecided on protecting the tobacco industry from punitive damages, and on how much the F-D-A will control nicotine.
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SUMMIT


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton plays host to an international economic summit that officially gets underway today in Denver.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


The leaders of the seven richest industrial nations and Russia are expected to discuss everything from benefits of a global economy to terrorism.
Russia was invited to this year's forum as a reward for its adherence to difficult political and economic reforms.
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P-M'ville-School


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Education


A changing of the guard at a Martinsville school proves to be an unpopular decision.
High School assistant principal Zeb Talley has been transferred to a new job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville


Yesterday afternoon, several parents, students and teachers spoke out against moving Talley from Martinsville High School to Martinsville Middle School.
They say it's not in the best interest of the students.
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SOT
IN Q=Do you choose

((DO YOU CHOOSE NOT TO LISTEN? HAVE YOU EVER ASKED MR. TALLEY HIMSELF IF HE THINKS THIS MOVE IS DEROGATORY TO HIS CAREER. I WONDER, BECAUSE I HAVE. HE DOESN'T WANT TO GO; WE DON'T WANT HIM TO GO. PARENTS DON'T WANT TO GO.))
SUPER=01-Lavelle Payne/Martinsville H.S. Junior;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=want him to go.
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VO-NAT


Rising senior Kathryn Whitlow gave a heartfelt testimony about how Talley helped her overcome her learning disabilities.
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SOT
IN Q=Mr. Talley

((KATHRYN WHITLOW: MR. TALLEY HAS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN HELPING ME GET WHERE I AM NOW. I AM PROUD OF WHO I AM.))
SUPER=01-Kathryn Whitlow/Martinsville H.S. Senior
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=who I am.
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VO-NAT


But as of July first Talley will be transferred.
The assistant principal at Albert Harris Intermediate will take his place.
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P-Chuck-Love


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=None


A local country music singer is heading back to Nashville to make it big.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Chuck Love already has more than 40 years of experience over most of the industry's newest stars, such as teenager Lee Ann Rimes.
But they have name recognition.
The Yokohama Tire worker knows some may see how old he is and tell him NOT to quit his day job.
Still he says he's not letting skeptics make him think twice.
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SOT 13.28.57 - 13.29.15
IN Q=Everybody's going on

((CHUCK LOVE/COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER: EVERYBODY'S GOING ON ABOUT LEE ANN RIMES BEING YOUNG AND HOW GREAT SHE COULD SING AND THIS AND THAT AND SHE WAS SO YOUNG. BUT, IN MY MIND I THOUGH IF I COULD DO THAT IT WOULD TURN AROUND THE OPPOSITE FOR ME. THEY'D SAY WELL, THIS GUY IS 55-YEARS OLD AND HE'S GOT A HIT SONG.))
SUPER=01-Chuck Love/Country Music Singer;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=hit song
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VO-NAT


Love has made more than a few trips to Nashville, finally recording his first album in 19-78.
But, that album got little attention.
He says if this one fares the same he'll keep trying anyway.
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P-Redistricting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


The Supreme Court has upheld a congressional redistricting plan in Georgia that features only one majority-black district.
The decision provides possible clues as to the outcome of Virginia's Third District.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Virginia's only black congressman, Bobby Scott, represents the Commonwealth's only black majority district.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the state are now asking the Supreme Court to uphold it.
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SOT 05:14:29
IN Q=What the

((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: WHAT THE SUPREME COURT DID SEVERAL YEARS AGO WAS TO SAY THAT WHEN RACE WAS THE PREDOMINANT FACTOR IN DRAWING THE DISTRICT, SUCH THAT ALL THE OTHER TRADITIONAL FACTORS ARE SECONDARY, THEN THAT VIOLATES THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION. BECAUSE IT'S A RACE CONSCIOUS DISTRICT. THE ARGUMENT WE'VE MADE HERE IN VIRGINIA AND HAS BEEN MADE IN OTHER PLACES IS THAT IN MOST CASES ACTUALLY, WHILE RACE IS ONE OF THE ISSUES IT IS NOT THE PREDOMINANT ISSUE.))
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU;
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=predominant issue.
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VO-NAT


The court will decide later this year if it will even hear Virginia's case.
If NOT, lawmakers will go back to the drawing board to try again.
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P-O'Dell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


NO new sentencing trial for Virginia death row inmate Joseph O'Dell.
O'Dell is the inmate who's drawn the sympathies of the Pope and much of the Italian government.
He faces execution for a 19-85 murder of a woman outside a Virginia Beach night club.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a 19-94 precedent, which allowed juries to be told that life in prison is an alternative to the death penalty, canNOT apply retroactively to O'Dell's case.

P-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


His opponents say his campaign promises are NOT possible, but Republican candidate for governor Jim Gilmore contends he can both increase education spending and get rid of the personal property tax.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Gilmore was in Lynchburg yesterday speaking to about 800 rising high school seniors at the Boys State convention.
The former attorney general says he'll introduce legislation to hire four thousand new teachers as soon as he takes office.. and gradually phase out property taxes by the time he leaves.
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SOT 12:40:45
IN Q=We're going to

((JIM GILMORE/FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE'RE GOING TO PUSH FORWARD ON THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN PUT THEM INTO EFFECT. BUT PART AND PARCEL TO THIS IS THE PROPERTY TAX CUT. WE BELIEVE WE CAN IMPLEMENT THIS ENTIRE PROGRAM.))
SUPER=@Gilmore1; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=this entire program.
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VO-NAT


Gilmore refutes criticism that his tax cut plan is unconstitutional.
His opponent, Democrat Don Beyer, calls the idea a "feel-good" political gimmick.
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E-Goats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=NONE


What wine goes best with goat?
That's a question few people have asked themselves, but researchers at Virginia State University are trying to breed the perfect goat ...for dinner.
Ellen Qualls has more.
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SOT
IN Q=Goat meat.
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Terry Gipson/VSU Goat Researcher; :14
SUPER=03-Petersburg; :23
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:06
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Petersburg.

((
Goat meat.
It isn't just for breakfast anymore.
SOT TAPE ONE 03:56:00

((WE'RE SEEING AN INCREASING DEMAND FOR GOAT.))
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nat sot goat reaction shot
runs=:02


Goat: the other red meat.
Got goat?
Okay so it may be a little hard for many Virginians to imagine.
SOT TAPE ONE 02:46:58

((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: I LIKE IT A LOT. I TELL PEOPLE THAT IT'S A CROSS BETWEEN VENISON AND BEEF. IF YOU LIKE VENISON AND BEEF, THEN YOU'LL LIKE GOAT.))
RUNS=:08


Just a plug from the goats: if you like cashmere, mohair, or milk, you can like goats...and they get to live.
But just like Americans can count sheep in their sleep and then on their dinner tables, the ethnic consumers who buy goat are merely bringing their recipes from home.
SOT TAPE ONE 02:45:41

((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: THE MAJOR MARKET FOR THE EAST COAST HERE IS THE HALAL OR ISLAMIC GROUP. AND THAT'S ABOUT 14 MILLION STRONG. CONCENTRATED HERE ON THE EAST COAST.))
RUNS=:11


There is promising new research out of Georgia that the goats may be hoping Southerners will hear.
SOT TAPE ONE 03:58:38

((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: ANY GOAT WILL EAT KUDZU. AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE DIETARY PREFERENCE OF GOATS.))
RUNS=:04


But if they don't make the cut for cashmere or kudzu patrol--
SOT TAPE ONE 02:51:47

((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: GOATS ARE ESCAPE ARTISTS. AND THEY WILL GET OUT OF CONVENTIONAL LIVESTOCK FENCING.))
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SOT TAPE TWO STANDUP 03:42:40

((AN INCREASINGLY SOPHISTICATED AND DIVERSE GROCERY STORE CLIENTELE MEANS THAT GOAT MEAT AT HARRIS TEETER IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. AFTER ALL, IT'S A LOW FAT OPTION. AND THEY'RE ALL FREE RANGE. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, PETERSBURG.))
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
Stan Javier (HAH'-vee-ehr) smacked his third homer in as many games, and San Francisco picked up its fifth straight win over Los Angeles.
For that and the rest of last night's scores from the diamond let's check the scoreboards.
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IN Q=first audio
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SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Seattle/2//Texas/1////Oakland/3/j/Anaheim/4///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Colorado/8//San Diego/4////Pittsburgh/6/j/New York/7///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-/Los Angeles/2/j/San Francisco/5///;
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-j/Salem/8//Kinston/7///j/Lynchburg/4//Winston-Salem/2///;
SUPER=x5012;
SUPER=0105-j/Pulaski/9//Martinsville/3///j/Danville/5//Burlington/1///;
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