06:00-01

E-Abortion-Law

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


A group of physicians is taking Virginia's parental notification law to court.
The hearing for a temporary restraining order is set for tomorrow in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
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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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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Doctors who violate the law could be charged with a misdemeanor carrying a 500 dollar fine.

S-Education-Proposal


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


National educators say Virginia is breaking new ground with a 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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summit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


With the Summit of the Eight behind him, President Clinton now turns his attention to the plight of America's decaying inner cities.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;


He arrived in San Francisco last night for the annual U-S Conference of Mayors.
In a speech today he'll unveil his so-called "urban homestead initiatives."
Mr. Clinton hopes to halt urban flight by encouraging police officers and working families to move into urban areas.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Meantime, President Clinton says the WORLD Summit in Denver produced cooperation on a number of issues -- including economic problems, security threats, terrorism, organized crime, and the spread of infectious diseases.
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Campers-Attacked


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


Two Marines are set to be arrainged this morning in Oregon on rape and assault charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mt. Hood, OR;


The men are accused of attacking a couple in a campground at Mount Hood National Forest.
One of the victims says he and his girlfriend inadvertently set up their tent late Friday in the middle of a Marine Corps recruiters' outing.
Police say Sergeants Rudolph Jackson and Clinton Bergmann beat up the man, taped him to a tree and then raped the woman.
Other Marines eventually came to the couple's aid.
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E-Chattam-Hills


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


Officials at a run down apartment complex News 7 reported on last week appear to be responding to complaints.
Management at the Chattam Hills Apartments has been working on repairs all week.
But as Denise Allen reports tenants say there's more to be done.
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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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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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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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((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.))

Tobacco-Mold


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


There's a new tobacco crisis -- and this one is NOT about lawsuits or government regulation.
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.

E-Peter's-Creek


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


Thunderstorms on Saturday brought down nearly four inches of rain.
And while some residents on Peter's Creek Road in Roanoke, didn't see a drop-- the run- off from the Salem area swamped their property.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


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 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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VO-NAT


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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E-Plane-Landing


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


A Delta jet made an unexpected stop in Roanoke yesterday morning.
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 made an emergency landing 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.

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Worried about putting all your nest eggs in one basket?
Len Besthoff brings us some tips with this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((A big question for investors is how much is too much when it comes to the stock market and Wall Street? Well Gary Collins with J-C Bradford and Company here in Martinsville has more.))
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((GARY COLLINS/STOCKBROKER-J.C. BRADFORD & CO.: WITH TODAY'S INVESTMENTS YOU CAN BE VERY CONSERVATIVE AND STILL GET A GOOD RETURN ON YOUR MONEY WITHOUT TAKING A LOT OF RISK. WHAT YOU'RE SEEING NOW WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MONEY MARKET, BOND FUNDS, EQUITY FUNDS, WITH EQUITY BEING INCOME PRODUCING, INTERNATIONAL FUNDS, GROWTH COMPANIES, THAT TYPE OF THING. THE KEY TO IT IS NOT HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH, BUT HOW MUCH HAVE YOU DIVERSIFIED? BY DIVERSIFYING YOUR PORTFOLIO YOU ARE LIMITING YOUR RISK IN THE MARKET. AND YOU'VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO SHIFT THE PEDAL FROM TIME TO TIME GOING FROM AGGRESSIVE TO CONSERVATIVE TO MONEY MARKET IN A DOWN MARKET.))
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(( I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk. ))
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License-Plates


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


Police have objected to the new "autumn leaf" Virginia license plates.
Law enforcement officials say the numbers and letters are not legible with the red-and-orange leaf splotches on top of them.
So the Department of Motor Vehicles has stopped issuing the plates until a new design is available in about six weeks.
The D-M-V plans to replace the 65 hundred plates already issued at no cost.
But it's uncertain whether the state or manufacturer 3- M will pay replacement costs.

Devine-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=train accident


Authorities say at least one train crew member is dead following a collision between two freight trains last night in southern Texas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Devine, TX;


A state emergency official says one crew member remains missing and a third is hospitalized.
Firefighters say the locomotives and eight to ten freight cars derailed in the town of Devine, about 35 miles southwest of San Antonio.
No hazardous materials were involved, but the two trains carried a combined 15-thousand gallons of diesel fuel in their tanks.
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PLANT-EXPLOSION


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


A chemical plant near Houston is still burning this morning following an explosion yesterday.
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VO-NAT


The fire is at a Shell Oil Company plant in Deer Park, Texas.
Residents near the plant are being told to remain indoors, although Shell officials say there's no health risk.
There were about 50 employees on duty at the time of the blast, no one was seriously injured.
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8-to-Mayors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton is in San Francisco this morning, where he'll address the annual U-S conference of Mayors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Yesterday, he closed out the Denver summit of the eight.
Mr. Clinton acknowledged that no major headlines were made at the meeting but he noted there was some significance for Americans.
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VO-NAT


The world leaders did issue a broad communique at the close of the Summit calling for Beijing to allow Democratic elections in Hong Kong after the Chinese take control next month.
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2-E-Abortion-Law


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


A federal court in Lynchburg will be the sight of the next attempt to stop Virginia's new parental notification law for abortions.
A group of physicians will seek a temporary restraining in court tomorrow.
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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 challenged the law's constitutionality.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Doctors who violate the law could be charged with a misdemeanor carrying a 500 dollar fine.

E-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 ))
SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator
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VO-NAT


The facility is expected to open in December.
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E-Campaign-Spending


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


They were criticized in 19-95 for spending too much money.
Now House of Delegates candidates are on track to spend even more in THIS year's election.
From January through May, House candidates raised more than 2.8 MILLION dollars, up 12 percent from the same period in 19-95.
Political analysts say fund- raising started earlier this year because the competition for money includes candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general and governor.

2-Tobacco-Mold


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


Virginia's tobacco industry is facing a new threat, but this time it's NOT coming from lawsuits or government regulation.
Blue mold is attacking tobacco plants in the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Charlotte, Mecklenburg and Lee.
Farming experts fear that the disease could wreck Virginia's 200- million dollar crop.
It's the most significant blue mold outbreak since 19-79 in SOUTHSIDE Virginia.

DC-TOBACCO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


Meantime, critics are finding loopholes in the multi-billion dollar tobacco settlement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;

4:36:51
Former F-D-A Chief David Kessler says the deal could hurt the agency's ability to regulate nicotine.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;

4:02;01
In Denver, President Clinton also expressed some concern about some elements of the deal.
He referred to a limit on punitive damages against tobacco companies as "unusual and unique."
The agreement requires both Presidential and Congressional approval.
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2-S-Education-Proposal


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


A new plan will make Virginia schools accountable if their students don't make the grade.
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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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E-VWIL


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


The Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership could get about 570-thousand dollars from the state if the school's enrollment remains steady.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use video from E-VWIL, 96-110; P-VWIL, 96-98
That's mare than 74 hundred dollars for each of its students who live in the Commonwealth.
This will mark the third year that the state has committed tuition subsidies for in-state students in the V W-I-L program.
The program began at Mary Baldwin College as part of a failed battle to keep women out of the Virginia Military Institute, which is a public school.
Debate now centers on whether Mary Baldwin, a private college, should continue to receive public funds.
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2-E-Peter's-Creek


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


Doppler Radar estimated nearly four inches of rain fell during thunderstorms Saturday afternoon.
And while some residents on Peter's Creek Road in Roanoke, didn't see a drop, the run-off from the Salem area swamped their property.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


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 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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VO-NAT


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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Missing-Girls


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


Police have posted a 150 thousand dollar reward in the cases of three murdered Spotsylvania County girls.
Officials announced the fund over the weekend.
The money is coming from businesses and individuals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


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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4-Scores


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


In sports,
Ken Griffey Junior slammed his major league-leading 29th homer to cap Seattle's win at Texas.
For that and the rest of last night's scores let's check the scoreboards.
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