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795-ACCIDENT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#=Net
GRAPHIC= Fatal Accident


An accident on interstate 95 near Emporia has left eight people dead this morning.
Virginia state police say the accident was caused by a mini-van that swerved across a median.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Emporia/Yesterday;


Officials say the minivan slammed into a car, a recreational vehicle and a tractor-trailer just north of the North Carolina border.
Six of the dead were in the minivan, including three small children who were flung across the highway.
The crash shut down the major East Coast artery for four-and-a-half hours.
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7P-Luttig


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=abortion


Ae federal appeals judge in Richmond explain his decisin on the Parental Notifcation abortion law.
Judge Michael Luttig released a 37- page ruling yesterday, BLASTING Judge James Turk for his temporary injunction of the law Monday.
Luttig disagrees with Turk on every major provision of his ruling.
He writes that the status quo should be upheld until the constitutionality of the law is decided...
And that status quo is "that which the People have wrought, not that which unaccountable federal judges impose on them."
Planned Parenthood has appealed Luttig's ruling.

7p-goode


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=goode virgil


A southside Virginia Congressman is taking Virginia tobacco farmers under his wing on Capitol Hill.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Congressman Virgil Goode met with farmers yesterday in Danville.
Many of these tobacco growers say they're the victims in the deal heading to Washington.
Goode says they have his support.
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IN Q=I want to see

((VIRGIL GOODE/U.S. CONGRESSMAN (D): I WANT TO SEE GROWERS IN THIS AREA THAT'S TOBACCO'S VITAL TO THEIR ECONOMY -- THE ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF TOBACCO AS THEY AFFECT SOUTHSIDE -- COVERED IN IT. I WANT IT TO BE FAIR TO CONSUMERS AND EVERYONE.))
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ANCHOR=
SS=tobacco under fire


Virginia may have a voice in the discussions in Washington, Congressman Tom Bliley from Richmond heads up the House Commerce Committee.
That's the group that will oversee much of the tobacco deal.

7E-Rabid-cow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mjo
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=Rabies


A health alert has been issued in Montgomery County are on alert after a rabid cow was diagnosed.
It was apparently infected by a wild animal.
This is the sixth year that rabies has increased in the area.
Dr. Jody Hershey
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;

cautions that wild animals often carry the disease for years before exhibiting symptoms of rabies.
He says to avoid animals acting strangely, especially wild animals that act tame.
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2:21:06
SOT
IN Q=I think

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/ NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIR.: I THINK YOU WANT TO BE VERY, VERY LEERY OF HANDLING OR PETTING WILD OR STRAY ANIMALS. WHETHER THEY BE WILD ANIMALS OR WHETHER THEY BE CATS AND DOGS THAT ARE WILD OR STRAY. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/ New River Health District Dir.
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OUT Q=or stray
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VO-NAT


If contact is made with a suspicious animal, medical attention should be sought immediately.
Hershey also urges all pet owners to have their pets vaccinated for rabies in accordance with state law.
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7P-dolan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=Bill Dolan


Bill Dolan is looking for the rights of Virginia farmers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Yesterday, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General announced his proposal for an amendment to the state constitution.
Dolan calls it a Bill of Rights for those who hunt and fish-- a pre- emptive strike against any potential opposition to the sports.
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SOT 11:14:28
IN Q=IF THERE ARE

((BILL DOLAN/D- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: IF THERE ARE THOSE WHO WOULD SEEK TO RESTRICT IT OR ELIMINATE IT, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CONFRONT THIS AMENDMENT AND THIS MOVEMENT THAT WE'RE GOING TO BUILD IN VIRGINIA WITH A PAST IN IT.. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Dolan/(D) Candidate for Attorney General;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=PAST IN IT.
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VO-NAT


Dolan says just last year, eight states had constitutional amendments or ballot initiatives restricting both hunting and fishing.
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7weather


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


Taking a look at your July Fourth forecast.
You might want to keep your umbrella with you today, just in case, there's a chance of showers with increasing clouds, highs in the mid to upper 80's. Overnight lows in the 60s.
and taking a look ahead... plenty of sunshine for the weekend, highs in the 80's nighttime lows in the upper 50's low 60's. A chance for storms later in the week.
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Increasing Clouds/Chance of Showers/86-89/Mostly Cloudy/Shower or

Storm/65-69;

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7BIRTHDAYS! 7/6/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-40/Roxanne Bond/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-34/Rene Genovese/Ironto;



SUPER=130-9/Seth Shreve/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-55/Ester Griffith/Check;


Monday:

SUPER=130-2/Sandi Eanes/Bassett;



SUPER=130-28/Teresa Clinginpeel/Vinton;



SUPER=130-/Baines Matherly/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-32/Daphna Rakes/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-/Twana Giles/Reidsville NC;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-54/Janice Sargent/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-4/Mia Hancock/Roanoke;

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55E-Music-Americans


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Fourth of July


If you are headed to Victory Stadium tonight for the "Music for Americans" celebration planners say there are some changes this year.
According to organizers, you can...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 4, 1996


expect a good time, but don't come expecting a parking space.
After dealing with congested streets in recent years, organizers have decided to alter their parking plan.
This year there will be NO parking at the Stadium or on Reserve Avenue.
An expanded fleet of buses dubbed the Totally Improved Shuttle Bus Service will carry passengers from the upper level of Towers Shopping Center and the Williamson Road Parking garage downtown.
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IN Q=With reserve Closed.

(( WITH RESERVE CLOSED, YES THAT WILL PROBABLY DEPRIVE 400 CARS OF THEIR LOVELY PARKING SPACES, BUT ON THESE BUSES, PEOPLE CAN DO ALL THE THINGS THEY WOULD HAVE DONE IN THEIR CARS. THEY CAN BRING PICNIC BASKETS, COOLERS, CHAIRS. EVERYTHING THEY THOUGHT THEY COULDN'T DO ON THE BUS ))
SUPER=01-Jan Wilkins/Music For Americans;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=do on the bus.
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VO-NAT


Wilkins says a total of 12 buses will run constantly from 4:45 to 11:00 tonight.
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55P-dolan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=Bill Dolan


Bill Dolan is proposing an amendment to the state constitution to protect Virginia hunters and fisherman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The Democratic candidate for Attorney General announced his proposal yesterday while campaigning in Roanoke.
Dolan calls it a Bill of Rights for those who hunt and fish-- a pre- emptive strike against any potential opposition to the sports.
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SOT 11:14:28
IN Q=IF THERE ARE

((BILL DOLAN/D- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: IF THERE ARE THOSE WHO WOULD SEEK TO RESTRICT IT OR ELIMINATE IT, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CONFRONT THIS AMENDMENT AND THIS MOVEMENT THAT WE'RE GOING TO BUILD IN VIRGINIA WITH A PAST IN IT.. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Dolan/(D) Candidate for Attorney General;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=PAST IN IT.
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VO-NAT


Dolan says just last year, eight states had constitutional amendments or ballot initiatives restricting both hunting and fishing.
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55p-uni-mart


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=NONE


Uni-Mart could close about 50 convenience stores in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Pennsylvania- based company is looking to consolidate its operations following disappointing earnings results.
Uni-mart's president says the fate of the stores will depend on whether the company can renew a contract with a gasoline supplier.
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55weather


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


Taking a look at your July Fourth forecast.
There's a chance of showers with increasing clouds, highs in the mid to upper 80's. Overnight lows in the 60s.
and taking a look ahead... plenty of sunshine for the weekend, highs in the 80's nighttime lows in the upper 50's low 60's. A chance for storms later in the week.
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Increasing Clouds/Chance of Showers/86-89/Mostly Cloudy/Shower or

Storm/65-69;

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8O'Dell


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


Lawyers for convicted murderer Joseph O'Dell are trying last mintue attempts at saving their client.
They have asked state officials to release evidence from his case for additional D-N-A testing.
O'Dell is scheduled to be executed on July 23rd.
His lawyers contend D-N-A tests conducted in 1990 weren't sophisticated
enough --- and new tests will prove he didn't rape and kill Virginia Beach

secretary Helen Schartner.
A spokesman for Governor Allen says he is reviewing the request.

8AX-95


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


Eight people are following an accident yesterday on Interstate 95 near Emporia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Emporia/Yesterday;


It happened about nine miles north of the North Carolina border.
Officials say a dodge mini- van swerved across the median and slammed into a car, a recreational vehicle and a tractor trailer.
The accident crushed the mini-van to a height of about two feet, flung the bodies of three children across the roadway and scattered luggage and twisted steel over 120 yards.
Six of the dead were in the mini-van.
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8E-Music-Americans


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Fourth of July


If you plan on celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and music at Victory staduim, you'll have take the bus.
Organizers of "Music for Americans" say you can
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 4, 1996

expect a great time, but don't come expecting a parking space.
After dealing with congested streets in recent years, organizers have decided to alter their parking plan.
This year there will be NO parking at the Stadium or on Reserve Avenue.
An expanded fleet of buses dubbed the Totally Improved Shuttle Bus Service will carry passengers from the upper level of Towers Shopping Center and the Williamson Road Parking garage downtown.
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SOT
IN Q=With reserve Closed.

(( WITH RESERVE CLOSED, YES THAT WILL PROBABLY DEPRIVE 400 CARS OF THEIR LOVELY PARKING SPACES, BUT ON THESE BUSES, PEOPLE CAN DO ALL THE THINGS THEY WOULD HAVE DONE IN THEIR CARS. THEY CAN BRING PICNIC BASKETS, COOLERS, CHAIRS. EVERYTHING THEY THOUGHT THEY COULDN'T DO ON THE BUS ))
SUPER=01-Jan Wilkins/Music For Americans;
RUNS=:18
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VO-NAT


Wilkins says 12 buses will be running from 4:45 until 11:00 p-m.
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8E-Goode


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=tobacco


Southside farmers are upset about the national tobacco settlement that is still seeking congressional approval.
Yesterday in Danville Congressmen Virgil Goode voiced his support for Virginia farmers.
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SOT
IN Q=When you talk about

((CLARENCE BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS FOR TOBACCO: WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT BEING HOOKED ON TOBACCO AND YOU LOOK AT VIRGINIA TOBACCO FARMERS, THERE IS NO ONE THAT IS HOOKED ON TOBACCO ANY MORE THAN THAT. WE GO BACK 350 YEARS. WE WERE HERE BEFORE R.J. REYNOLDS, PHILIP MORRIS, OR ANY OF THEM.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Concerned Friends for Tobacco;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=or any of them
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Bryant says nothing in the current 68-page agreement protects either the tobacco market or prices.
Farmers here are demanding quotas to keep crop levels up.
That's the only way they can support their families and the local economy.
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SOT 4:38:02
IN Q=I want to see

((VIRGIL GOODE/U.S. CONGRESSMAN (D): I WANT TO SEE GROWERS IN THIS AREA THAT'S TOBACCO'S VITAL TO THEIR ECONOMY -- THE ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF TOBACCO AS THEY AFFECT SOUTHSIDE -- COVERED IN IT. I WANT IT TO BE FAIR TO CONSUMERS AND EVERYONE.))
SUPER=@Goode;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=everyone
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VO-NAT


Local farmers say they're not bandits and druglords, they're raising tobacco just to pay the bills.
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8p-uni-mart


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some fifty convience stores could be closing in Pennsilvania and Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Uni-Mart is looking to consolidate its operations.
Mainly stores in Roanoke, Richmond and Hampton Roads would be closed.
This move is reportedly blamed on disappointing earnings.
No word on which Uni-Mart locations are effected.
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8weather


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


Taking a look at your July Fourth forecast.
There's a chance of showers with increasing clouds, highs in the mid to upper 80's. Overnight lows in the 60s.
and taking a look ahead... plenty of sunshine for the weekend, highs in the 80's nighttime lows in the upper 50's low 60's. A chance for storms later in the week.
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Increasing Clouds/Chance of Showers/86-89/Mostly Cloudy/Shower or

Storm/65-69;
SUPER=#555; RESET