06:00-01

E-Halifax-Rape

ANCHOR=MelanieMel
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=NONE


An alleged rape at Halifax High School went unreported.
The rape is believed to have occured on school property just before the end of the school year.
Tina Tenret has more.
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SOT
IN Q=A 14-year-old
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Barbara Jones/Sheriff's Deputy; :16
SUPER=01-Dennis Witt/School Superintendent; :47
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:05
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=News7


((A 14-year-old Halifax High School student says three 16-year-old students raped her while two others kept watch.
She says a teacher finally walked in and stopped the incident.
But Sheriff's Deputy Barbara Jones says the principal never reported the incident.
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SOT 2:47:54
IN Q=Being it was

((DEPUTY BARBARA JONES: BEING IT WAS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, THE SCHOOL WAS AWARE OF IT, AS ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AND AS ADULTS, THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO SOMEONE, AT LEAST TO THE DEPUTY THAT WAS ON DUTY AT THE SCHOOL.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=at the school


Principal Larry Clark refuses to comment on the case.
But Superintendent Dennis Witt says the girl did not say she was FORCED into sexual acts.
And, he says, administrators did not know oral sex was illegal in Virginia.
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SOT 3:10:02
IN Q=Our investigation

((DENNIS WITT/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: OUR INVESTIGATION AT THE TIME DID NOT INDICATE ILLEGAL ACTION BUT I WOULD SAY AN ERROR WAS PROBABLY MADE IN JUDGMENT BY NOT REPORTING PART OF THE INCIDENT.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=part of the incident


The sheriff's department is still investigating whether this was forcible rape or consensual sex with the underage girl.
But all five boys involved face possible expulsion from school, and criminal charges are pending.
Tina Tenret, News 7))

Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


An elderly Roanoke man is dead following an early morning fire at his home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A nurse alerted rescue fire crews that someone was trapped inside the burning home on Grandin Road.
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SOT 04:24:23
IN Q=the first engine on the scene
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=bedroom window
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VO-NAT


Officials say it appears the man died of smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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P-Mountain-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-22
SS=fatal ax


Two people are dead following an accident yesterday morning.
A Salem man driving a pick-up truck was apparently trying to outrun police.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Investigators say 25- year- old Christopher Todd DeWeese ran off the road and crashed into a tree AFTER a police officer recognized him at Mill Mountain Park.
DeWeese was thrown from the truck, which burst into flames.
Two passengers were trapped in the truck, their bodies burned beyond recognition.
They have not been identified, yet.
DeWeese was hospitalized, but police say his injuries are not life threatening.
At the time of the accident he was wanted for a probation violation, and for failing to appear in court.
Investigators haven't decided what charges to file against DeWeese.
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Stewart


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#=Net
GRAPHIC=none


Movie fans everywhere are mourning the loss of Hollywood Legend Jimmy Stewart.
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VO-NAT


Stewart suffered a heart attack yesterday at his Beverly Hills home.
SUPER=04-"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington";


He appeared in more than eighty films capturing audiences' hearts by playing an American "everyman" in such classics as "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" and "It's a Wonderful Life," Stewart's personal favorite.
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SOT
IN Q=I couldn't

((STEWART:I COULDN'T, I COULDN'T FACE BEING COOPED UP FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE IN A SHABBY LITTLE OFFICE." ))
SUPER=04-"It's A Wonderful Life"
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=shabby little office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-"The Philadelphia Story";


Stewart won an oscar for his performance in "The Philadelphia Story."
Jimmy Stewart was 89.
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E-Tobacco-Deal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Governor George Allen appoints a tobacco task force to help the Commonwealth fight its tobacco wars.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Just like
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :11
SUPER=01-Michael Wells/Mecklenburg Co. Farmer; :32
SUPER=03-Richmond/June 12; :58
SUPER=@Cullen; 1:07
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:24
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( Just like Virginia prepared for military base closures, it must prepare for her tobacco-dependent economy to take a hit.
So said the Governor as he announced a tobacco task force.
sot tape two 01:25:13

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I DON'T WANT TO MAKE IT SOUND THAT DRASTIC. HOWEVER SOME OF THOSE IDEAS--IF THEY TRY TO BAN THE EXPORT OF VIRGINIA TOBACCO, YOU'RE DARN SURE, I WAS ASKING MR. WELLS, AND YOU CAN ASK HIM ANY QUESTIONS YOU WANT, ABOUT HOW MUCH WAS EXPORTED. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE TOBACCO THAT IS GROWN IN VIRGINIA IS ACTUALLY EXPORTED. IT'S NOT FOR DOMESTIC USE.))
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sot TAPE TWO 01:52:10

((MICHEAL WELLS/MECKLENBURG CO. FARMER: BUT THE IDEA THAT THE GOVERNOR'S LOOKING OUT FOR 120-THOUSAND PEOPLE OR FAMILIES OR SO, I DON'T NEED ANY LOOKING OUT FOR. I CAN TAKE CARE OF MYSELF. I'M SELF-SUFFICIENT. THE WORLD DEMAND FOR TOBACCO IS INCREASING. JUST KINDA LEAVE ME ALONE AND LET ME SUPPLY THAT DEMAND.))
runs=:18


Mr. Wells helped the Governor announce his task force.
But he's NOT on it.
It's just two cabinet secretaries and Attorney General Richard Cullen.
Cullen and former AG Jim Gilmore have said all along they were closely "monitoring the talks."
But when a package of aid for farmers collapsed...
sot 01:35:50

((ATTORNEY GENERAL RICHARD CULLEN: MY INFORMATION IS IT WAS TAKEN OFF BY THE MANUFACTURERS. THAT WAS INFORMATION THAT WAS RELAYED TO ME BY OTHER ATTORNEYS GENERAL. BUT YOU'D HAVE TO ASK THE MANUFACTURERS THAT.))
runs=:10


Democrat Don Beyer says Gilmore and Cullen can't tell Virginians what happened because they weren't involved -- he checked with other attorneys general.
sot STANDUP

((ATTORNEY GENERAL CULLEN SAYS TOBACCO STATES WILL BE MEETING MONDAY TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY FOR THE BATTLE IN CONGRESS. FINALLY, VIRGINIA WILL CHOOSE A SEAT AT THE TOBACCO TABLE. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
runs=:12


P-Gas-Prices


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=holiday travel


Travellers will be saving more money at the gas pump during the upcoming holiday weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Gas prices have dropped to their lowest level in some time.
At this station along route- 460 in Roanoke, we found unleaded self serve for 97- cents- a- gallon.
Down the block it's going for 95- cents, a big break from a few weeks ago.
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SOT 14:47:39
IN Q=I've seen

((ANGELA OUTLAW/MOTORIST: I'VE SEEN LIKE A DOLLAR- 19, A DOLLAR- 17, YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN UP THERE. So this has been a pleasant surprise? OUTLAW: YES IT IS.)) ((LORA AKERS/MOTORIST: USUALLY IT GOES UP DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASONS, WHEN YOU GOT A LONG WEEKEND, USUALLY IT GOES UP.))
SUPER=01-Angela Outlaw/Motorist; :00
SUPER=01-Lora Akers/Motorist; :11 (quick!)
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=goes up.
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VO-NAT


Triple- A of Virginia says nationwide, prices are down about five- cents- a- gallon compared to a year ago.
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e-Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=Optical Cable


Business is looking up for a Roanoke County company.
The firm fielded criticism recently for not meeting all of its sales goals.
But, now as Len Bestoff reports it's signed a million-dollar deal.
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SOT
IN Q=With the
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :08
SUPER=39-Kazuyoshi Teraoka/Alephnet President; :18
SUPER=01-Bob Kopstein/Optical Cable CEO; :38
SUPER=@Len1; :53
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=LB, News-7.


(( Optical Cable has signed a deal that could mean tens of millions of dollars in sales in the hard- to- penetrate Japanese market.
Products made here will now go in construction projects Alephnet is involved with throughout Japan and southeast Asia.
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SOT TOT OF *TRANSLATOR* 11:13:03
IN Q=It meet

((KAZUYOSHI TERAOKA/ALEPHNET PRESIDENT: IT MEET WITH OUR COMPANY PROJECT AND OUR COMPANY POLICY THAT LESS EXPENSIVE AND STATE OF THE ART PRODUCT THAT WE WANT TO DEAL WITH.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=deal with.


Optical Cable also recently learned it's now in the Russell 2000 index, which tracks small, fast growing companies.
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SOT 11:24:30
IN Q=I think

((KOPSTEIN: I THINK THERE'S LIKE 15 TO 20 BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF MUTUAL FUNDS THAT JUST BUY STOCKS TO MIRROR IMAGE OF WHAT THE RUSSELL 2000 INDEX DOES, SO IT OPENS UP A LOT MORE VISIBILITY FOR THE COMPANY AND ITS STOCK.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=it's stock.
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SOT 12:25:41
IN Q=Even with

((Even with this big news, Optical Cable now has its focus on the future. Just take a look behind me here. The company recently finished an expansion doubling the size of its plant. Now it's clearing land for another expansion which will double its size again within the next few years. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=LB, News-7.))


JIMMY-STEWART


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=none


President Clinton says the nation has lost a great actor and a patriot.
Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart died yesterday after suffering a heart attack.
Jonathan Freed reports from Los Angeles.
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SOT

4:00:00
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Michael McLean/Stewart's Son; :14
SUPER=04-"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"; :48
SUPER=04-"It's A Wonderful Life"; :42
SUPER=04-"The Philadelphia Story"; 1:05
SUPER=01-Charlton Heston/Actor; 1:24
SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:31
RUNS=1:42
OUT Q=cbs news, Los Angeles.

(( HE WAS ONE OF THE LAST GREATS OF HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN ERA. ACTOR JIMMY STEWART DIED WEDNESDAY AT HIS BEVERLY HILLS MANSION, SURROUNDED BY THE FAMILY HE LOVED. HE WAS 89 YEARS-OLD.

(SOT: Michael McLean, Stewart's Son)


A RELUCTANT HERO ON SCREEN, HE WAS A REAL HERO, OFF SCREEN. HE FLEW BOMBING MISSIONS OVER GERMANY IN WORLD WAR TWO, ENDING THE WAR AS HOLLYWOOD'S HIGHEST RANKING OFFICER. THAT WAS JUST ONE ROLE FOR THE BELOVED MAN WHO STARRED IN MORE THAN 75 FILMS. FROM HIS FAVORITE... IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE...

(NATS)


TO MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, WHERE HE PLAYED AN IDEALISTIC U-S SENATOR WHO CHALLENGED THE BACKROOM POLITICS OF CAPITOL HILL.
STEWART WON AN OSCAR AS BEST ACTOR FOR THE PHILADELPHIA STORY IN THE 1940'S. ONE MORE ROLE FOR THE AW-SHUCKS ACTOR WHO, ON WEDNESDAY, PRESIDENT CLINTON CALLED A "NATIONAL TREASURE". FANS SEEMED TO AGREE, AS MANY FLOCKED TO HIS HOME, AND EVEN HONORED HIM ON HOLLYWOOD'S WALK OF FAME.
WORD FROM STEWART'S FAMILY IS THAT THEY'RE STILL WORKING ON THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.. NOTHING FINALIZED YET ON WHERE AND WHEN HE'LL BE BURIED. J-F, LOS ANGELES.))

FLOODING


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#=Net
GRAPHIC=Flooding


High winds from thunderstorms and possible tornadoes have killed at least seven people in southeastern Michigan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hamtramck, MI;


At least 220-thousand people lost electricity as the storms leveled homes, flooded roads and ripped down trees and power lines.
SUPER=03-Holly, MI;


Forecasters received unconfirmed reports of at least a dozen tornadoes.
In Detroit, the mayor has declared a state of emergency and Michigan's governor today will tour areas hard hit by the storms.
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P-Halifax-Rapes


ANCHOR=Kmc
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-21
SS=legal scales


A Halifax County High School administrator never reported an alleged gang rape-- this according to a sheriff's deputy.
School officials met with the sheriff and Commonwealth's attorney yesterday to find out why the alleged incident was kept quiet.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


A 14- year- old girl told a counselor she was raped at the school by three fellow students, while two boys watched.
She says a teacher finally walked in and stopped the incident.
But even though a sheriff's deputy was on duty at the school, principal Larry Clark chose not to report it.
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SOT 2:47:54
IN Q=Being it was

((BARBARA JONES/SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: BEING IT WAS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, THE SCHOOL WAS AWARE OF IT, AS ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AND AS ADULTS, THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO SOMEONE, AT LEAST TO THE DEPUTY THAT WAS ON DUTY AT THE SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Barbara Jones/Sheriff's Deputy;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=at the school
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VO-NAT


The Principal would not comment on this story.
School Superintendent Dennis Witt says the girl did NOT say she was FORCED to participate in the alleged sexual acts.
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SOT 3:10:02
IN Q=Our investigation

((DENNIS WITT/HALIFAX CO. SUPERINTENDENT: OUR INVESTIGATION AT THE TIME DID NOT INDICATE ILLEGAL ACTION BUT I WOULD SAY AN ERROR WAS PROBABLY MADE IN JUDGMENT BY NOT REPORTING PART OF THE INCIDENT.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Witt/School Superintendent;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=of the incident
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VO-NAT


All five boys could be expelled-- criminal charges against them are pending.
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E-Mountain-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=Fatal accident


Two people are dead after a Salem man crashed his pick-up truck into a tree on Mill Mountain yesterday morning.
The driver was apparently running from the police.
He survived the accident but faces charges in connection with the wreck.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police say 25- year- old Christopher Todd DeWeese sped off after an officer on foot recognized him at Mill Mountain Park.
The officer returned to his patrol car and followed the truck, finding the wreckage about a half mile away.
Two passengers in the truck were trapped, police say they were burned beyond recognition and have not been identified.
DeWeese was thrown clear of the wreck.
He was taken to the hospital, but his injuries are NOT life threatening.
Deweese was wanted for a probation violation, and for not appearing in court.
He will be charged in the accident after he's released from the hospital.
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Grandin-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


An early morning house fire killed an elderly Roanoke man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A nurse alerted rescue fire crews that someone was trapped inside the burning home on Grandin Road.
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SOT 04:24:23
IN Q=the first engine on the scene
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=bedroom window
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VO-NAT


Officials say it appears the man died of smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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P-Tobacco-Deal


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-24
SS=Tobacco Under Fire


Governor Allen sets up a task force twelve days after the tobacco settlement.
Three people will sit on the board which will represent the interests of the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Virginia's attorney general, commerce secretary, and transportation secretary are the only people on the task force.
But the Governor used a Mecklenburg County tobacco farmer and his family to make his point yesterday about Virginia's unique position in the talks.
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SOT 01:30:14 tape one
IN Q=I'm just

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M JUST TRYING TO FIND SOME WAY FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT LOOK, THESE ARE REAL HUMAN BEINGS, OUR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS OF THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE BEING AFFECTED BY WHAT YOU MIGHT BE DOING.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=you might be doing
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VO-NAT


Allen says he's particularly worried that health advocates will try to limit exports of American tobacco to the world market.
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SOT TAPE TWO 01:53:46
IN Q=Every time

((MICHAEL WELLS/MECKLENBURG CO. FARMER: EVERY TIME THAT THE STATE OF VIRGINIA OR NORTH CAROLINA DROPS ONE ACRE OF TOBACCO, IF THE QUOTA'S CUT OR WHATEVER HAPPENS, ZIMBABWE, BRAZIL, OTHER COUNTRIES PLANT TWO IN THE PLACE OF IT. SO THE WORLD DEMAND IS THERE. JUST LET US TAKE CARE OF THE WORLD DEMAND.))
SUPER=01-Michael Wells/Mecklenburg Farmer;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=world demand.
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VO-NAT


Attorney General Richard Cullen says he's meeting with other tobacco growing states on Monday to make a game plan for Congress.
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P-Moonshine


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=none


A judge sentenced a Pittslyvania moonshiner to two years in prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


61- year- old Amos Law was the leader of the operation.
He was sentenced to serve two years in prison and ordered to pay a four -thousand dollar fine.
Several others got sentences ranging from probation to a year in prison.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./August 27, 1996


When law enforcement officials busted the still last August, they found eight pots of UN- taxed peach brandy and corn liquor.
Both the prosecution and the defense spent most of the day trying to determine HOW much alcohol was involved.
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SOT 12:00:19
IN Q=Certainly, the defendants

((DON WOLTHUIS/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: CERTAINLY, THE DEFENDANTS OFFERED TESTIMONY AS TO WHAT THEY THOUGHT ACTUALLY HAPPENED. CERTAINLY, SOME OF THE GOVERNMENT'S EVIDENCE WAS BASED ON THE PROJECTED CAPACITY OF THE STILL. ))
SUPER=01-Don Wolthuis/Assistant U.S. Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=capacity of the still
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Judge Sam Wilson ruled there was about 100-thousand dollars in lost federal tax revenue... a determining factor in sentencing

P-Hollins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=education


Some changes are in store for Hollins college as it approaches the new millenium.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The strategic plans will include building a new hi-tech library.
The school wants to become Hollins University and have a stronger career focus on liberal arts curriculum.
President Janet (Ras-MEW-sen) Rasmussen says the changes will give students the edge to compete successfully.
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SOT 01:17:44
IN Q=You will in fact

((DR. JANET RASMUSSEN/HOLLINS PRESIDENT: YOU WILL IN FACT SEE AN OUTREACH TO THE COMMUNITY THAT WILL ALSO INCLUDE SOME CO-EDUCATIONAL, CONTINUING EDUCATION AS SUMMER INSTITUTES AND THE LIKE ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Janet Rasmussen/Hollins President
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=institutes and the like
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VO-NAT


But Rasmussen says educating women will still be the main focus.
Hollins says these additions and a 46-million dollar campaign are expected to make a stronger presence in this region. (----------------)