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Smart-Highway

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=smart highway


A legal setback today for the opponents of the smart highway.
A federal judge in Roanoke ruled AGAINST their attempts to block construction of the project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape


Opponents had argued that the government had failed to consider all of the environmental impacts of the highway, with its rows of snow making towers, and need for thousands of gallons of water.
In his opinion, Judge Jackson Kiser said that it's possible that the costs may outweigh the benefits.
But he said that "it's not for him to decide the wisdom of Congressional allocations."
The formal groundbreaking for the smart highway is set for next week.
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Parental-Notification


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=abortion


Planned Parenthood officials say they'll obey Virginia's new parental notification law, even though they believe it's unconstitutional.
The law, which requires minors to notify their parents before having an abortion, was blocked by Judge James Turk yesterday afternoon.
But last night, a federal appeals judge overruled Turk, allowing the law to take effect at midnight.
Planned Parenthood appealed the ruling this morning, and a three judge panel will be appointed to consider the case.
In the meantime, a Roanoke Planned Parenthood spokesman says they're meeting with the Commonwealth's attorney to make sure they comply with the law.

E-VMI


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


Some of the women set to enter Virginia Military Institute's first co-ed class are now on campus.
An extended orientation program began yesterday with optimism for the historic changes ahead.
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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
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Angelia (ANN-geh-luh) Pickett is one of eighteen women taking part in the summer transition program... a four week session that superintendent Josiah Bunting describes as "V-M-I lite."
They won't become cadets until August, but the women say they're confident they will be accepted in the corps of cadets.
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SOT
IN Q=I have no reservations

((ERIN CLAUNCH/INCOMING VMI CADET: I HAVE NO RESERVATIONS. I THINK DEFINITELY EVERYONE HAS BEEN TRYING SO HARD THAT WE'LL BE FINE.)) ((ALEXIS ABRAMS/INCOMING VMI CADET: I'M EXCITED ABOUT GOING TO A MILITARY SCHOOL MOST OF ALL, BECAUSE I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO MILITARY SCHOOL. FOR IT TO ACTUALLY HAPPEN THAT'S PRETTY EXCITING FOR ME.))
SUPER=01-Erin Claunch/Incoming VMI Cadet; :00
SUPER=01-Alexis Abrams/Incoming VMI Cadet; :07
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=exciting for me.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Between 30 and 35 women are expected to join the corps of cadets on August 18th. The rat line begins on the 20th.

Helvestine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 97-35)
GRAPHIC=Helvestine


Judge Diane Strickland is considering whether or not to allow testimony that Frank Helvestine was once a Ku Klux Klan member.
He is accused of helping obtain parts for the bomb that killed a two- year- old in 19-75.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


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


The judge denied a defense motion to dismiss the charges because a key piece of evidence is missing.
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Presley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 597-32)
SS=Presley


Doctor John Presley is denying allegations that he sexually harassed employees at the Salem Veteran's Hospital.
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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.
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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 the allegations.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=PRESLEY


He says the man who will become acting Secretary of the Department of Veteran's Affairs, the V-A's general counsel, and others, are behind this plot to oust him.
The Veteran's Administration says Presley's comments are "puzzling and without foundation."

WELFARE


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


The federal government's 60 year guarantee of aid to the poor is over.
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VO-NAT


A new federal law went into effect today, requiring recipients to work after two years of government assistance.
The law 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.

Hong-kong


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hong kong


Celebrations continue today in Hong Kong on the first full day under the Chinese flag.
Meantime, at the border, some four thousand communist Chinese troops arrived to take up new posts.
Barry Petersen reports.
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SOT

10:02:00--
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Hong Kong; :00
SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting; 1:08
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=CBS News, Hong Kong

(( On day one of Chinese rule...demonstrators were pushing the envelope. Yes to democracy..they shouted...yes to human rights.
In mainland China...a rally like this would never be allowed.
Hong Kong's new boss got a blessing from buddhist monks...good luck for a tough job...and seemed to bless those who want more democracy...if they'll give him time and with patience.
Telling an audience... Democracy is the hallmark of a new era for Hong Kong.. The new era began at dawn with Chinese dragons - the symbol of the emperors power - greeting the People's Liberation Army...the symbol of modern China's power.
Four thousand troops rolled came into town...some in armored personnel carriers that brought back memories of unarmed students gunned down in Tiananmen Square.
By land...by air..by sea...here to protect China's newest and most prosperous jewel... PETERSEN ON-CAMERA CLOSE: CHINA'S BOSSES ARE TARGETING THEIR NEXT GOAL...TAIWAN. IT COULD RETURN TO CHINESE RULE, SAID CHINA'S PREMIER TODAY, AND STILL BE AS FREE AS HONG KONG.
TAIWAN IS BOUND TO SAY IN NO UNCERTAIN TONES...THANKS BUT NO THANKS.))

MEXICO-VOLCANO


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


For the first time in 70 years Mexico City is blanketed in volcanic ash.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mexico City;

7:00:52 OR 10:15:16
The ash fell yesterday after the nearby Popocatepetl
(poh-poh-caht-ay-PAY'-tehl) volcano erupted.


The gritty soot interrupted land and air travel.
Authorities are also preparing for the possible evacuation of at least 15 small communities on the slopes of the 18-thousand foot mountain.
So far no injuries have been reported.
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OKLAHOMA-MONUMENT


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


For more than two years, mourners have used a chain link fence as a memorial to the 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Today, the design for a formal memorial will be announced.
The winner was chosen from among 600 entries from around the world.
The mission is to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those who were changed forever.
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B&W


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=none


One of central Virginia's largest employers has been given a clean bill of health from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


The performance of Babcock and Wilcox's Naval Nuclear Fuels plant was examined between July, 19-94 and September, 19-96.
N-R-C inspectors say B-and-W needs to improve its uranium recovery operation, where several spills and leaks have occurred in the last two years.
But overall, the plant rated highly.
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SOT 2:27:33
IN Q=We look at

((BRUCE HAMLETT/NRC INSPECTOR: WE LOOK AT THEIR PERFORMANCE WITH NRC- LICENSED ACTIVITIES, WE BELIEVE OVERALL THEY'RE DOING WELL. BY DOING WELL, THAT PERFORMANCE IS LOOKING AT OUTCOMES: ARE THEY PROTECTING THE WORKERS, ARE THEY KEEPING THE RELEASES TO THE ENVIRONMENT LOW, ARE THEY OPERATING SAFELY IN THE PLANT.))
SUPER=01-Bruce Hamlett/NRC Inspector; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=in the plant.
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VO-NAT


The B-and-W Government Group also announced today it is changing its name to B-W-X Technologies.
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boty-address


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 597-23)
GRAPHIC=NONE


New addresses all around.
That's the plan for Botetourt County residents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Right now rescue workers often have trouble finding homes because some house numbers are out of order, duplicated or on the wrong side of the street.
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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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p-Braine


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


Criminal assault charges against a Salem High School Coach have been dropped.
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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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E-Dowdy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


News 7 Mornin's Larry Dowdy is rediscovering his roots. He's going back to radio.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./June 26


Even as Mofo and Sally said their goodbyes at K-92 yesterday, it was announced that Dowdy will take their place... to take the baton from the long-running husband and wife team in the morning drive-team gig.
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SOT 21:16:15
IN Q=It will still

((LARRY DOWDY/NEWS 7 MORNIN': IT WILL STILL BE A LOT OF FUN AND FRIVOLITY. A LOT OF LAUGHTER, GAMES. GETTING PEOPLE GOING, TALKING ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT DAY IN AND DAY OUT.))
SUPER=01-Larry Dowdy/News 7 Mornin'
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=and day out
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VO-NAT


Larry crossed the line to television five and a half years ago FROM K-92... after 19 YEARS in radio.
All the time he was producing those intriguing segments on News 7 Mornin', he kept thinking "radio."
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MISS-VIRGINIA


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


Miss Lynchburg Festival is now the new Miss Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday;


Twenty-year old Kelli Quick took the crown Saturday night, beating out 23 other contestants.
It was her second time in the pageant, she was a top ten finalist last year.
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SUPER=01-Kelli Quick/Miss Virginia;


Kelli is here with us this afternoon to talk about her victory and the year ahead of her.
Welcome and congratulations.
How has life changed for you in the last 48 hours?
Part of your year will be devoted to promoting a social platform. I understand yours involves volunteerism and young people. Tells us about that.

I know pageants have some critics who believe they are simply about beauty and exploit women. How would you answer those critics?

The Miss America pageant is just over two months away, what will your preparation be like?

Thank you for stopping by today. WEATHER
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ITT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=itt


I-T-T is hosting an economic summit of its own at the Hotel Roanoke this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Thirteen countries are represented at the company's international marketing conference.
The four- day gathering is designed to educate I-T-T's global marketing representatives with the company's latest products.
This comes after significant contracts in Switzerland and Australia this year.
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SOT 1:24:03
IN Q=I think it's

((JOHN DOMALSKI/ITT NIGHT VISION V.P.: I THINK IT'S SAFE TO SAY, WE'RE ON A ROLL INTERNATIONALLY, ALTHOUGH THAT HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE. JUST IN THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS HAS THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STARTED TO GROW.))
SUPER=01-John Domalski/ITT Night Vision V. P.;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=started to grow
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TALENT=MELANIE
SS=itt


The conference isn't all business, though.
The foreign visitors will get to attend some very AMERICAN Fourth of July events.

Stamp


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The 32 cent stamp could soon be history.
The Postal Board of Governors voted today to seek a one-cent increase in the cost of a first-class stamp.
It could take a year before any increase actually goes into effect.

TYSON


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tyson, mike


Mike Tyson finds out today if his bite of the century will mean a lifetime suspension from boxing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/Saturday-Showtime;

4:27:57
Boxing regulators meet today in Nevada to discuss sanctions against Tyson for biting Evander Holyfield's ears during Saturday's boxing match.
According to sources he'll likely get at least a one-year suspension and a three million dollar fine.
Yesterday Tyson apologized to Holyfield and boxing fans.
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SOT
IN Q=I was wrong...
SUPER=01-Mike Tyson/Boxer;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=not fight it.
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VO-NAT


But that's not enough for some fans.
Lawyers in Dallas and Atlanta have filed suits seeking refunds for millions of T-V viewers who paid 50 dollars and more to watch the bout.
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Free-Agents


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=nba


Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing are former Dream Teamers dreaming about new contracts.
Jordan is one of four Chicago Bulls who are N-B-A free agents as of today.
The Bulls' guard reportedly has threatened to retire if the team does NOT re-sign coach Phil Jackson or if Scottie Pippen is traded.
Ewing is expected to ask the New York Knicks for a four-year deal worth between 50 and 60 million dollars.

Robinson


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-11)
GRAPHIC=Robinson


Tulsa signed basketball coach Steve Robinson to a seven-year deal just three months ago.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


The former Fleming and Radford University star resigned in order to succeed Pat Kennedy at Florida State.
Robinson's new five-year deal reportedly is worth 500-thousand dollars.
He went 46-and-18 after replacing Tubby Smith at Tulsa two years ago.
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Soccer


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=soccer


Some teens in the roanoke area are learning that soccer is a universal sport.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club is sending these 15- year- old soccer pro's off to Europe for fun and games.
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SOT 00:00:35
IN Q=Three weeks

((DANNY BEAMER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF RVYSC: THREE WEEKS TO GO OVER TO EUROPE TO PLAY IN TWO DIFFERENT TOURNAMENTS..AGAINST KIDS FROM 90 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. IT'S JUST A GREAT EXPERIENCE SOCCER WISE AND CULTURAL WISE FOR THESE KIDS. IT'S JUST A GREAT TRIP ALL AROUND ))
SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Executive Director of RVYSC
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=trip all around
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VO-NAT


They will compete in two of the world's top junior soccer tournaments--the Gothia and Vildberg Cup.
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SOT 00:01:19
IN Q=I think we have a chance

((CHRIS NEWTON/YOUTH SOCCER CLUB: I THINK WE HAVE A CHANCE OF WINNING SOME GAMES. IT JUST DEPENDS IF THE GUYS WANT TO WIN OR NOT ))
SUPER=01-Chris Newton/Youth Soccer Club
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=want to win or not
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VO-NAT


This is the sixth consecutive year that the soccer club has traveled to Europe.
The trip will also include a tour of Germany, Amsterdam and Denmark.
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Flour-Power


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A boy scout troop in Northern Utah found an unusual way for people to release extra energy.
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NAT SOUND
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;
RUNS=:03
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VO-NAT

04:48:03, 06:04:09
It's called a flour war and this event consumed 250 pounds of the baking staple.
They packed the flour in small paper bags and the rest is history. (----------------)