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7Missing-Girls


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


150 thousand dollars -- that's the price the police are asking for a suspected killer of three Spotsylvania County girls.
Officials announced the fund over the weekend.
The money came from businesses and individuals.
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Police are trying to find the killer or killers of Sofia Silva and sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk.
The Silva girl was killed last fall.
The Lisk sisters were killed in May.
The cases have similarities, including the time of day the girls were abducted -- but authorities have NOT yet said they suspect a serial killer.
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7E-Abortion-Law


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The parental notification law will again be brought to court.
This time by a group of physicians.
The hearing for a temporary restraining order is set for tomorrow in Lynchburg.
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use file tape Parental-Note, 97-5
Governor Allen signed the bill into law in March after vetoing a similar measure in 19-94. use file tape E-Parental-Notification, 97-35;
Since that time, groups including Planned Parenthood have challenged the law's constitutionality.
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Doctors who violate the law could be charged with a misdemeanor carrying a 500 dollar fine.

7S-Education-Proposal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-37
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia is breaking new ground.
That according to national educators who commend a plan to penalize public schools whose students fail to meet set academic standards.
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VO-NAT
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use file tape from E-Homework-Hotline 97-38, Roanoke-School, 96-59;
The plan proposes pulling state accreditation at schools where more than 30 percent of the students fail new state tests.
The Virginia Board of Education tentatively approved the plan this month.
The board will take a final vote in September.
National education analysts say Virginia may be the first state to link a school's student test scores and accreditation.
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7Tobacco-Mold


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


It's not lawyers and settlements that's making Virginia tobacco farmers cringe today -- it's fungus.
Blue mold is attacking tobacco plants in five Virginia counties.
Farming experts fear that the disease could wreck Virginia's 200- million dollar crop.
The affected counties are Halifax, Pittsylvania, Charlotte and Mecklenburg for flue-cured tobacco and Lee County for burley.
It's the most significant blue mold outbreak since 19-79 in southside Virginia.

7E-Peter's-Creek


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-35
GRAPHIC=Storms


A weekend thunderstorm dumped four inches of rain in Salem.
While residents along Peter's Creek Road in Roanoke didn't see a drop of rain they say run-off from Salem area swamped their property.
They're blaming it on road construction.
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A creek bordering Leslie Lane jumped its banks.
Residents say drainage ditches need to be installed to handle run-off from the nearby construction of the Peter's Creek Road extension.
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((JOSEPH SAUNDERS/RESIDENT: I'VE NEVER SEEN IT THIS BAD PRIOR TO THIS CONSTRUCTION. NOW IS THE WORST TIME I'VE EVER SEEN IT.))
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Saunders says since construction began the water has risen several times, eating away more of his property each time.
City officials say the project is being handled by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
V-DOT officials were not available for comment.
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7E-Plane-Landing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


A Delta jet made an emergency landing yesterda in Roanoke.
The plane was flying from Dulles airport near Washington to Atlanta when an engine fire warning light flashed on.
The seven-27 was only 14-miles from the Roanoke Regional Airport at the time and landed just after eight.
Another Delta jet was flown in to take the 108 passengers to Atlanta.
A brief inspection showed no problems with the aircraft.

7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Time now to check the forecast, It's going to feel like summer with high reaching near 90, nighttime lows in the low to mid 60's.
Much less humidity today, but it will be back tomorrow, and looking ahead... sunny and hot for the week highs near 90 nighttime lows in the sixties.
Look for the chance of showers on Friday.
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7BIRTHDAYS!6/24/97
Tuesday:

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SUPER=130-74/Haydon Dickerson/Willis;



SUPER=130-69/Archie Osborne/Gretna;



SUPER=130-80/Mary Goad/Roanoke;


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55Drowning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutins
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=drowning 4292


A Nelson County man drowned yesterday when his boat tipped over at the Piney River Campgrounds.
Police say 41- year- old Rodney Smith went down trying to retrieve his boat after it overturned.

55E-Abortion-Law


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A group of physicians is going to court in an effort to stop Virginia's parental notification law.
The group will be in federal in Lynchburg tomorrow seeking a temporary restraining order.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape Parental-Note, 97-5
Governor Allen signed the bill into law in March after vetoing a similar measure in 19-94. use file tape E-Parental-Notification, 97-35;
Since that time, groups including Planned Parenthood, have stated that the
law requiring that the parents of (----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
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minors be notified when their teen is having an abortion is not constitutional.
Doctors who violate the law could be charged with a misdemeanor carrying a 500 dollar fine.

55S-Education-Proposal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-37
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia may be breaking new ground with its plan to penalize public schools whose students fail to meet set academic standards.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from E-Homework-Hotline 97-38, Roanoke-School, 96-59;
The plan proposes pulling state accreditation at schools where more than 30 percent of the students fail new state tests.
The Virginia Board of Education tentatively approved the plan this month.
The board will take a final vote in September.
National education analysts say Virginia may be the first state to link a school's student test scores and accreditation.
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55Tobacco-Mold


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


Tobacco farmer have one more headache this morning and it's not coming from Washingotn.
Blue mold is attacking tobacco plants in five Virginia counties.
Farming experts fear that the disease could wreck Virginia's 200- million dollar crop.
The affected counties are Halifax, Pittsylvania, Charlotte and Mecklenburg for flue-cured tobacco and Lee County for burley.
It's the most significant blue mold outbreak since 19-79 in southside Virginia.

55License-Plates


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


The Department of motor vehicles is temporarily taking the new Autum Leaf license plates off the road.
That after law enforcement officials complained the numbers and letters are not legible with the red-and-orange leaf splotches on top of them.
The D-M-V has stopped issuing the plates until a new design is available in about six weeks.

55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Taking a look now at the Monday forecast.
Today will be sunny and very warm but less humid.
Highs in the lower 90's.
Expect lows tonight in the 60's.
And looking ahead sunny and more humid tomorrow with highs staying in the lower 90's. nightime temps in the 60's.
And much of the same for the rest of the week.
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8Drowning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutins
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=drowning 4292


A weekend drowning in Nelson County has been ruled accidental.
Authorities say yesterday a man died when his boat tipped over at the Piney River Campgrounds.
Police say 41- year- old Rodney Smith drowned trying to retrieve his boat.

8E-Chattam-Hills


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-26
GRAPHIC=none


It looks some changes by management are underway at a Rundown apartment complex in Roanoke.
As News 7 reported last week residents at Chattam Hills Apartments have lodged a number of complaints.
But while management has been working on repairs, some tenants say more needs to be done.
Dennis Allen reports.
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((This is Vivian Price's apartment.
Her stove does not work, the kitchen floor has worn away and water leaks from her bathroom ceiling.
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((VIVIAN PRICE/RESIDENT: I DO HAVE A PROBLEM OF KIDNEY STONES. SO I HAVE TO DRINK A LOT. SO THAT REALLY MAKES IT KIND OF A MESS FOR ME.))
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Price told her neighbors about these problems after seeing News 7's story last week.
Since then the property management company has been on site to improve the situation.
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((DANA WALKER/HALL ASSOCIATES: WE HAD COMPLETED ALL OF THE AIR CONDITIONING REQUIREMENTS, ALL OF THE PLUMBING REQUIREMENTS INVOLVING LEAKS INTO TENANTS APARTMENTS.))
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((ANITA POWELL/RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S PUTTING A BAND AID ON A BROKEN LEG.))
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Maintenance workers fixed the hot water problem in Joyce Gardner's apartment.
And management has promised to return to stop water from seeping into her kitchen.
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IN Q=we found out

((JOYCE GARDNER/RESIDENT: WE FOUND OUT WHEN THEY DID IT LAST YEAR THEY DIDN'T HOOK THE PIPE BACK UP SO EVERYBODY'S WATER WHEN THEY PUT ON THE AIR CONDITIONER COMES DOWN IN MINE.))
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: MAINTENANCE CREWS ALSO CLEANED UP THE GROUNDS IN ADDITION TO CATCHING UP ON THE DAY TO DAY MAINTENANCE.
BUT THE LARGER REPAIRS SUCH AS FIXING THESE STEPS ARE ON HOLD, MOST LIKELY UNTIL THE PROPERTY IS SOLD.
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((WALKER: THERE ARE LIMITED FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THESE LARGER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS. THE ESTATE IS NOT REALLY IN THE POSITION TO GO BORROW THE MONEY TO DO THESE IMPROVEMENTS.))
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Maintenance workers say Vivian Price will have to move into a vacant apartment in the complex before they can repair her unit.
Her neighbors say they'll help her move.
And they say they're optimistic the repairs will happen and prepared to make sure things improve.
Denise Allen News 7.))

8E-Valleypointe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#=97-29
GRAPHIC=none


ValleyPointe is growing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday;


A ground breaking ceremony was held last week at the building site of Valley Park Center.
Liberty Property Trust is building the facility which will offer 57-thousand square feet of office space.
I-T-T is the facility's first tenant.
The company will move its administrative, engineering, sales and other offices to the location.
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((PAUL GRALNICK/ITT PRESIDENT: GROWTH IS REALLY UPON US...WE THINK WE'RE GOING TO GROW 25 PERCENT OR MORE IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS..OUR COMMITTMENT HERE IS TO GROW EVEN BEYOND THAT))
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Roanoke County Administrator Elmer Hodge says this will promote economic growth in the county.
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((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IF WE CAN PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES LIKE THIS FOR OUR PEOPLE TO WORK..AND OUR COMPANIES TO GROW..THEN WE CAN HELP MAKE THIS WHOLE VALLEY SUCCESSFUL ))
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VO-NAT


The facility is expected to open in December.
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8E-VWIL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-36
GRAPHIC=VWIL


If enrollment number stay where they are the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership could get about 570-thousand dollars from the state.
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VO-NAT
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use video from E-VWIL, 96-110; P-VWIL, 96-98
This will mark the third year that the state has committed tuition subsidies for in-state students in the V-W-I-L program.
Debate now centers on whether Mary Baldwin, a private college, should continue to receive public funds.
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8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Time now to check the Monday forecast, highs nearing 90 to start out this first week on summer.
Much less humidity today, but it will be back tomorrow, and looking ahead... a very sunny outlook for our area with clear skies and hot temperatures near 90 for much of the work week night times lows in the low to mid 60s and look for the chance of showers possibly thunderstorms to enter the picture on Friday.
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