06:00-01

E-Parental-Notification

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Abortion


Virginia's first law limiting abortion rights in more than two decades is now in effect.
In Roanoke yesterday, Judge James Turk granted an injunction that blocked the law requiring pregnant teenagers to notify their parents before an abortion.
But last night Judge Michael Luttig of the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Judge Turk's ruling.
Opponents of the law say its wording is too vague.
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SOT
IN Q=

((GRACE SPARKS/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: COURTS HAVE PRETTY CONSISTENTLY SAID THAT WHEN A YOUNG WOMAN APPEARS BEFORE A JUDGE, AND A JUDGE DEEMS THAT EITHER THE ABORTION IS IN HER BEST INTERESTS OR SHE'S MATURE OR ENOUGH TO MAKE THIS DECISION ON HER OWN, THEN THE JUDGE MUST GIVE HER THE ABORTION.
THIS LAW DOES NOT COVER THAT. THIS SAYS THAT IF THE JUDGE DECIDES THAT SHE IS MATURE ENOUGH TO MAKE THAT DECISION ON HER OWN, HE OR SHE MAY LET HER DO THAT, MAY LET HER HAVE THE ABORTION. THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAY AND SHALL.)) ((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: TO ACT AS IF JUDGES NEED TO BE DICTATED TO, AND IT'S REALLY SOMETHING FOR ME TO SEE AN OPINION FROM ANOTHER JUDGE--GOSH UNLESS YOU TELL US WE HAVE TO MAKE A PROMPT DECISION ON A SITUATION THAT'S AS SIGNIFICANT AND IMPORTANT AS AN ABORTION--I THINK JUDGES HAVE ENOUGH SENSE TO DO THAT. TO ME THAT'S, I THINK, STRETCHING ON THE PART OF THOSE WHO TRULY--THEY DON'T CARE WHAT WAS IN IT. THEY DON'T LIKE THIS LAW. THEY'VE BEEN FIGHTING IT FOR 18 YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Grace Sparls/Virginia Planned Parenthood;
SUPER=@allen; :30
RUNS=:56
OUT Q=for 18 years
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Judge Luttig overturned the injunction without comment.

E-Helvestine


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Helvestine


Frank Helvestine says he was once a Ku Klux Klan member, but his lawyer says THAT information could keep him from getting a fair trial.
He is charged in a racially motivated bombing that killed a two- year- old.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Helvestine is accused of helping obtain parts for the bomb in 19-75.
Yesterday, his lawyer argued that the jury in his upcoming trial should NOT be told about his Klan membership.
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SOT 11:05:48
IN Q=This crime has

((TOM BLAYLOCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; THIS CRIME HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE KKK, MR. HELVESTINE'S MEMBERSHIP IN THAT ORGANIZATION WAS OVER AND HE WAS OUT OF THAT ORGANIZATION. 11:04:22 SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE COUNTY PROSECUTOR; AS FAR AS THE COMMONWEALTH IS CONCERNED, IT HELPS BOLSTER AND PROVE HIS MOTIVE, HIS MOTIVATION, THAT'S THE ESSENCE OF WHY WE'RE GOING INTO THAT, TO SHOW HIS MOTIVATION. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Helvestine's Attorney;
SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Roanoke Co. Prosecutor; :11
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=show his motivation
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VO-NAT


Judge Diane Strickland is still considering whether or not to allow the testimony.
She denied a defense motion to dismiss the charges because a key piece of evidence is missing.
Pieces of the pipe bomb have vanished from the state labs.
The prosecutor says the men who collected and tested the evidence are still available to testify.
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hong-kong


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hong kong


An elaborate celebration today marked Hong Kong's first full day under the Chinese flag.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Hong Kong;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=(nats of ceremony)
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VO-NAT


China's President promised to safeguard Hong Kong's autonomy.
But the new, appointed government got straight to work, passing laws to restrict civil liberties.
And at the border, four-thousand communist Chinese troops arrived to take up new posts.
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p-boty-address


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=NONE


Botetourt County residents may NOT need to move to get a new address.
It's part of a re-addressing plan proposed by emergency coordinators.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


At the first of several public information sessions in the county, residents were told about problems with the current system.
Some street numbers are out of order, duplicated or on the wrong side of the street.
That often makes it hard for rescue workers to find homes.
And skyrocketing growth in the county makes it difficult to assign addresses to new homes.
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SOT 7:16:26
IN Q=it's hard to

((SPENCER SUTER/BOTETOURT CO. 911 COORDINATOR: IT'S HARD TO CHANGE AN ADDRESS THAT YOU'VE USED FOR YEARS AND I HATE THAT THAT'S PART OF IT. BUT IF IT SAVES A SINGLE LIFE TO ME, IT'S WORTH IT. ))
SUPER=01-Spencer Suter/Botetourt Co. 911 Coordinator;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=it's worth it
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VO-NAT


The proposal goes before the board of supervisors in August.
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E-Presley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Presley


The Salem V-A hospital's director is speaking out about his forced three- month administrative leave.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Five years
SUPER=03-Salem/1992; :07
SUPER=01-Dr. John Presley/Salem VA Director; :15
SUPER=01-Alma Lee/Union President; :44 Quick
SUPER=01-Waynard Caldwell/Roanoke Valley Vet. Council; :48
SUPER=@Len2; :56
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( Five years ago Doctor John Presley came to the Salem V-A to save it from a variety of ills, notably the discovery of several patients' bodies on the hospital grounds.
Now he's trying to save his own career.
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SOT 00:52:18
IN Q=They decided

((DR. JOHN PRESLEY/SALEM VA DIRECTOR: THEY DECIDED TO HARASS ME INTO SURRENDER. IT WON'T HAPPEN.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=won't happen.


Presley insists he has never sexually harassed anyone.
But as he revealed, that has made him the subject of an inquiry by the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
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SOT 00:47:48
IN Q=Two investigations

((PRESLEY: TWO INVESTIGATIONS HAVE BEEN SLANTED, AND TAINTED, BOTH CHAIRMEN WERE CAUGHT IN BAREFACED LIES.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=barefaced lies.


It's something both veterans and the head of the Salem V-A employees' union have a hard time believing.
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SOT 01:19:09
IN Q=I support

((ALMA LEE/UNION PRESIDENT: I SUPPORT DOCTOR PRESLEY IN WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=right now.
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SOT 01:29:59
IN Q=I would

((WAYNARD CALDWELL/PAST PRES. VETERANS COUNCIL: I WOULD SAY THAT 98- PERCENT OF THE VETERANS THAT'S HERE AT THIS HOSPITAL THAT'S BEING TREATED HERE WOULD BE IN SUPPORT OF HIM.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=of him.


Presley says this started when he was involved in a personnel matter and stepped on the shoes of the general counsel of the Veteran's Administration.
Her husband becomes acting Secretary of Veteran's Affairs this week.
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SOT 01:02:26
IN Q=She evidently

((DR. JOHN PRESLEY/SUSPENDED VA HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR: SHE EVIDENTLY, HAS A PERSONAL VENDETTA TO GET ME, SOONER OR LATER, ANY WAY SHE CAN. AND SHE IS MARRIED TO THE HUSBAND WITH THE POWER. WHAT DOES NEPOTISM MEAN?))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=nepotism mean?


The Department of Veteran's Affairs calls Presley's comments puzzling and without foundation, adding it awaits the conclusion of the review process before commenting further.
To show how serious he is, Presley has written President Clinton about the situation, since the Secretary of Veteran's Affairs is a cabinet post.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

NOTIFICATION


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=abortion


It's the law.
Virginia's parental notification abortion law is now in effect.
A federal appeals judge in Richmond last night granted the state's request for a stay of a lower court injunction that blocked the law.
But attorneys for Planned Parenthood say they'll go to the fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals this morning to try to revive the injunction.

E-GE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=GE Logo


General Electric and its unions reached a tentative contract agreement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/May;


G-E has about 900 hourly workers at its Salem plant that belong to the International Union of Electronic Workers.
The deal, if approved will give G-E workers all over the country new, three- year deals.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Terms of the agreement will not be released until various union boards review and approve them.

S-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=VMI


They're not cadets yet, but yesterday the first group of women enrolling at Virginia Military Institute arrived in Lexington.
Joe Dashiell reports on co-education at V-M-I.
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SOT
IN Q=At first glance
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-Alexis Abrams/Incoming VMI Cadet; :12 QUICK!
SUPER=01-Angelia Pickett/Incoming VMI Cadet; :28 QUICK!
SUPER=01-Erin Claunch/Incoming VMI Cadet; :35 QUICK!
SUPER=@Joe1; :41
SUPER=01-Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :56
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=JD News 7 Lexington


((At first glance, it could be any college orientation. New students arriving for a summer session.
But as Virginia Military Institute prepares to admit women, there is little doubt this year will be different.
SOT
IN Q=I'm just

((ALEXIS ABRAMS/INCOMING CADET: I'M JUST PRETTY EXCITED TO BE GETTING AN EDUCATION AT V-M-I.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=at VMI.


Eighteen women are among the students taking part in the Summer Transition Program. Between 30 and 35 are expected when cadets matriculate in mid August.
The first arrivals say they came for the VMI education and experience, not to make history.
SOT 13:34:27
IN Q=I wasn't in

((ANGELIA PICKETT/INCOMING CADET: I WASN'T IN FOR THE ATTENTION OF BEING THE FIRST CLASS. I'M JUST GLAD IT HIT ON MY YEAR, SO I CAN GO TO VMI.)) ((ERIN CLAUNCH/INCOMING CADET: I HAVE NO RESERVATIONS. I THINK DEFINITELY EVERYONE HAS BEEN TRYING SO HARD THAT WE'LL BE FINE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=we'll be fine.

STAND-UP BRIDGE
The Summer Transition Program is designed to improve the academic and physical abilities of incoming students.
There's no military training, and the new cadets won't join the rat line until August.
By then, bathroom renovations and other improvements will be complete, and the female cadets will take their place in the barracks.
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SOT
IN Q=The fact that we've

((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: THE FACT THAT WE'VE HAD MORE THAN A YEAR TO GET READY HAS HELPED US WITH OUR RECRUITING. NOT ONLY HAS IT INCREASED THE NUMBERS, BUT IT GIVES US SOME CONFIDENCE THAT THE YOUNG WOMEN WHO ARE COMING HERE HAVE A CLEAR NOTION OF WHAT TO EXPECT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=what to expect.


Whether or not they have a clear notion of what to expect, many of VMI's newest recruits are now on post preparing for the challenge ahead.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Lexington))

P-Parental-Notification


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=abortion


Today marks the beginning of Virginia's parental notification.
A federal appeals judge yesterday overruled judge James Turk's temporary block of the law.
Yesterday afternoon Judge Turk ruled there's "substantial likelihood" that Virginia's parental notification law is UNconstitutional-- so he had blocked it from taking effect.
Planned Parenthood argues the law gives Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges a lot of leeway if a pregnant teen comes to them to bypass her parents.
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SOT 43:17
IN Q=IF WE'RE TO

((GRACE SPARKS/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: IF WE'RE TO GIVE PEOPLE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO BETTER THAN RELY ON PERSONALITY AND A JUDGE'S ABILITY TO MAKE THAT DECISION. THAT'S WHY CONSISTENTLY THE SUPREME COURT HAS INDICATED THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE A TIME FRAME ON IT. THERE'S A TIME
FRAME ON PREGNANCY AND THERE NEEDS TO BE A TIME FRAME ON THIS TOO.)) sot 43:34

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: JUDGES UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD TAKE A HIGH PRIORITY, AND JUDGES ARE GONNA MAKE THESE DECISIONS AS PROMPTLY AND EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE. THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOING ON.))
SUPER=01-Grace Sparks/Va. Planned Parenthood; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :17
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=what's going on.
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VO-NAT


After TUrk's decision Attorney General Richard Cullen immediately appealed.
Without giving a reason, Judge Michael Luttig re-instated the statute.
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WELFARE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Welfare as we know it has come to an end.
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VO-NAT


This morning, a new federal law is in effect, requiring recipients to work after two years of government assistance.
The law ends a 60-year federal guarantee of aid to the poor, and gives broad new powers over welfare to the states.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=NONE


Nearly all the states, including Virginia, have moved to overhaul their welfare requirements, although individual programs vary widely.

Handover


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hong kong


Hong Kong's first full day under the Chinese flag was marked today with an elaborate celebration.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Hong Kong;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=(nats of ceremony)
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VO-NAT


China's President promised to safeguard Hong Kong's autonomy.
But the new lawmakers are NOT wasting any time passing laws to restrict civil liberties.
And at the border, four-thousand communist Chinese troops arrived to take up new posts.
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E-Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Henry County police say they have the man who murdered a woman and left her body on a Martinsville road.
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VO-NAT


36- year- old Marshall Junior Martin faces charges of first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.
Police say Martin shot 37- year- old Stephanie Parler in the head and left her body at the end of Tommy Carter Road.
Police say the two knew each other.
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SOT 29:55
IN Q=She was at a trailer

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEP'T: SHE WAS AT A TRAILER PARK ON STATE ROUTE 648 WHICH IS THE ROAD SHE LIVES ON, AND SHE HAD GOTTEN UP WITH THE ACCUSED AND THE DRIVER OF THE CAR, WHICH WERE ACQUAINTANCES OR FRIENDS, AND HAD BEEN DRIVEN AWAY FROM THAT AREA. AND THEY ENDED UP ON STATE ROUTE 914 WHERE THE INCIDENT OCCURRED. SO APPARENTLY SHE LEFT VOLUNTARILY WITH THE TWO PEOPLE IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE.))
SUPER=@Nester;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=the motor vehicle
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VO-NAT


The driver of the car later called police from a pay phone without giving his name.
Police say since he's cooperating as a witness, they will not arrest him.
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p-Braine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Salem High School Coach no longer faces assault charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Walter Braine was accused of kicking a 15- year- old student during gym class.
Braine's attorney conceded that he "tapped" the student on the leg, but said he did NOT assault him.
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SOT 16:15:27
IN Q=it's our position

((GREG PHILLIPS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IT'S OUR POSITION THAT IT WAS HIS MOTHER WHO'S THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND ALL THIS HE ADMITTED THAT HE DISOBEYED THE RULES, HE ADMITTED THAT THE COACH WENT TO CHASTISE HIM, AND HE ADMITTED HE IGNORED THE COACH AND THE COACH TAPPED HIM ON THE LEG. ))
SUPER=01-Greg Phillips/Defense Attorney;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=ON THE LEG
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VO-NAT


The student's mother says the decision is an injustice. She's upset that her side wasn't able to present all of the evidence.
Braine still could face civil charges in the case.
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Dowdy

***Double Boxes**


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


Mofo and Sally said their goodbyes on K-92 yesterday, but now we'll have to say some goodbyes.
Larry is moving back to K-92 at the end of this month to replace the morning radio couple.

(ad lib "interview"-I'll give you time cues)


abortion-law


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=abortion


A bill requiring doctors to tell parents when their unmarried daughters younger than 18 seek abortions is now the law.
A federal appeals judge in Richmond last night granted the state's request for a stay of a lower court injunction that blocked the Parental notification law.
Attorneys for Planned Parenthood say they'll go to the fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals this morning to try to revive the injunction.

Presley


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 597-32)
SS=none


Doctor John Presley is now speaking out against his forced administrative leave from the Salem Veteran's Hospital in March.
He's even written a letter to President Clinton.
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SOT 00:48:12
IN Q=I am

((DR. JOHN PRESLEY/SALEM VA HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: I AM NOT TO BE HARASSED, HUMILIATED, OR INTIMIDATED.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=or intimidated.
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SUPER=03-Salem; :


He says the Department of Veteran's Affairs has had him on leave for three months because it's investigating claims that he sexually harassed employees at the Salem V-A.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:53:46
IN Q=The headquarters

((DR. JOHN PRESLEY/SALEM VA DIRECTOR: THE HEADQUARTERS PEOPLE ARE NOT ACTING IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER. MORE LIKE CHILDREN PLAYING I'M THE BOSS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. John Presley/Salem VA Director;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=the boss.
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VO-NAT


Presley denies he ever sexually harassed any one of the more than 16-hundred employees at the Salem V-A.
He has long been known as one of the V-A's "troubleshooters".
SUPER=03-Salem/1992;


In 19-92, Presley arrived in Salem, after the bodies of several patients were discovered on hospital grounds.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=PRESLEY


Presley says the man who will become acting Secretary of the Department of Veteran's Affairs, his wife, the V-A's general counsel, and others, are behind this plot to oust him.
The secretary is a White House cabinet member, so Presley wrote to the President.
The Veteran's Administration says Presley's comments are "puzzling and without foundation."

P-Helvestine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=none


The man charged with a racially motivated bombing 22 years ago says he was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Frank Helvestine told a detective he spent a year in the Klan.
Yesterday in court, Helvestine's lawyer tried to keep that admission out of his upcoming trial.
He said it would prejudice the jury against him, and has nothing to do with charges that Helvestine was an accessory in a car bombing that killed a two- year- old child.
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SOT 11:01:15
IN Q=It adds nothing

((TOM BLAYLOCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IT ADDS NOTHING TO THE COMMONWEALTH'S CASE, THEY DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE ANY MEMBERSHIP HE MAY HAVE HAD IN THE KU KLUX KLAN TO PROVE THAT FACT. 11:02:27 SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE COUNTY PROSECUTOR; EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THE KLAN IS BASICALLY A HATE GROUP... A RACIALLY ORIENTED HATE GROUP. AS FAR AS WE'RE CONCERNED, THIS PARTICULAR CRIME WAS RACIALLY MOTIVATED, WAS HATE MOTIVATED. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Defense Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Roanoke Co. Prosecutor; :09
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=was hate motivated
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VO-NAT


Judge Diane Strickland said she will consider the motion to strike the information.
She denied the defense's motion to dismiss the charges because some of the evidence is missing.
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E-boty-address


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=NONE


It may soon be time to memorize a new address if you live in Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Last night at a public hearing in Blue Ridge, some residents learned about a new proposal that would change their addresses.
It would put the whole county on a unified system.
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SOT 7:16:26
IN Q=OUR CURRENT

((SPENCER SUTER/BOTETOURT CO. 911 COORDINATOR: OUR CURRENT SYSTEM HAS OUTGROWN ITSELF. WE'VE GOT MORE AND MORE GROWTH IN THE COUNTY. AND THE METHODS THAT WE USED WERE THE BEST AVAILABLE AT THE TIME.))
SUPER=01-Spencer Suter/Botetourt Co. 911 Coordinator;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=at the time.
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Currently, many home addresses are out of order, duplicated or on the wrong side of the street.
That often hinders the efforts of rescue squad members.
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SOT 7:42:14
IN Q=we just want them to

((GARY FRANKLIN/BLUE RIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT: WE JUST WANT THEM TO SEE THAT IT WOULD BE A MORE PRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITHIN THE COUNTY. BENEFICIAL TO THE CITIZENS.)) ((SUSIE BISHOP/BOTETOURT COUNTY RESIDENT: ANYTHING THAT WILL HELP OUR EMERGENCY PEOPLE. I'VE HAD USE OF THEIR SERVICES ONE TIME, AND IT WAS EXCELLENT. IF THIS WILL HELP THEM ANY...I'M ALL FOR IT. ))
SUPER=01-Gary Franklin/Blue Ridge Fire Department;
SUPER=01-Susie Bishop/Botetourt Co. Resident; :07
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=i'm all for it.
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VO-NAT


The county will be holding more public information sessions throughout July.
Then the Board of Supervisors will vote on the issue in August.
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p-vmi


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=VMI


It may be seven weeks until the first co-ed rat line, but yesterday Virginia Military Institute welcomed some of the women who will enroll there in August.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Eighteen women are among the students taking part in the Summer Transition Program.
Between 30 to 35 are expected when the cadets matriculate in August.
The women say they're confident they will be accepted in the corps of cadets.
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SOT
IN Q=It's unfortunate what happened

((ANGELIA PICKETT/INCOMING CADET: IT'S UNFORTUNATE WHAT HAPPENED AT THE CITADEL, WHATEVER MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE TAKEN PLACE. DESPITE THAT FACT, I THINK VMI HAS DONE SO MUCH TO GET READY FOR THE ASSIMILATION OF WOMEN, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SITUATION HERE.))
SUPER=01-Angelia Pickett/Incoming Cadet;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=situation here.
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VO-NAT


The Summer Transition Program is designed to improve the academic and physical abilities of incoming students.
The first arrivals say they came for the V-M-I education and experience, not to make history.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
Tony Gwynn, Chris Jones and Greg Vaughn all crushed three-run homers in San Diego's blowout over Oakland.
For that and the rest of last night's scores let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Padres/15//Athletics/6///j/Tigers/14//Mets/0///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-/Braves/0/j/Yankees/1//10 Innings//Phillies/1/j/Orioles/8///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Expos/2//Blue Jays/1////White Sox/1/j/Pirates/3///;
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SUPER=0093-/Durham/8/j/Salem/13////Prince William/0/j/Lynchburg/2///;
SUPER=x5012;
SUPER=0105-j/Burlington/14//Danville/10///j/Kingsport/14//Pulaski/12///;
RUNS=:42

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