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7Damage-Storm


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 97-34)
GRAPHIC=Storms


Wytheville residents had some "fireworks" of their own this Fourth of July and now it's clean up and damage control time.
The quick, but massive storm that ripped through the town Friday devastated many homes and businesses.
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The national weather service is calling it a super cell thunderstorm.
Meteorologists say it's larger and lasts longer than normal thunderstorms.
And super cell storms have strong rotating winds and are often associated with tornadoes.
Elizabeth Kennedy says those winds bent the frame of her trailer and she believes her home is totaled.
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IN Q=I REALLY THOUGHT

((ELIZABETH KENNEDY/STORM VICTIM: I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO TWIST IT OFF THE GROUND AND TAKE US WITH IT. IT WAS SCARY WHEN IT WAS HAPPENING BUT WHEN IT BLEW THE WINDOWS THAT'S WHEN I REALLY THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO DIE.))
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Insurance assessors will inspect the damage this week.
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7E-Virginia-Power


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#=97-43
GRAPHIC=none


This past weekend was just one example of how summer storms shake things up.
So to make things easier, Virginia Power is providing its customers with some added comforts.
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SUPER=04-Virginia Power;


100- million dollars in equipment upgrades by the utility include a new toll-free customer service number.
That's after devastating storms like Hurricane Fran left thousands of unhappy customers.
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SOT 03:24:10
IN Q=We had over

((LARRY GIRVIN/VIRGINIA POWER: WE HAD OVER 400- THOUSAND CUSTOMERS AFFECTED BY THAT HURRICANE. IN THAT STORM, THE FIRST 24 HOURS OF THAT STORM, WE HAD OVER 110-THOUSAND CALLS COME INTO OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERS. WITH THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY, WE'LL BE ABLE TO HANDLE THAT IN ONE HOUR VERSUS 24 HOURS.))
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The new toll-free number -- for any customer question -- is 1-888-667-3000.
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7E-HOG-FARM


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-46
GRAPHIC=Farming


A proposed hog farm in Pittsylvania County has some people going "hog wild."
Tina Tenret reports the residents are concerned about possible effects on their health.
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IN Q=With ten thousand hogs
SUPER=01-Ran Witcher/Hog Farm Neighbor; :00
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :08
SUPER=01-Teresa Kleiman/Hog Farm Neighbor; :17
SUPER=01-Bobby Scearce/Pittsylvania Co. Supervisor; :39
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IN Q=With ten thousand hogs

((RAN WITCHER/HOG FARM NEIGHBOR: WITH TEN THOUSAND HOGS, WOULD YOU LIKE IT HALF A MILE FROM YOUR DOOR AS YOUR NEIGHBOR? I CAN'T FIND NOBODY YET THAT SAYS YES.))
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OUT Q=says yes


A North Carolina swine producer wants to set up a hog farm on 550 acres here.
The land is bordered by creeks that run into Bannister River.
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SOT 1:54:11
IN Q=Once that hog waste

((TERESA KLEIMAN/HOG FARM NEIGHBOR: ONCE THAT HOG WASTE GETS UNDERWATER IT'S GOING TO GO INTO ALL OUR CREEKS AND RIVERS. THE OTHER THING IS IT CAN REACH THE HALIFAX COUNTY WATER SUPPLY AND SO THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALERTED IT'S A POTENTIAL HAZARD FOR THEM AS WELL.))
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OUT Q=as well


Last February, the Pittsylvania County supervisors made special permits and public hearings unnecessary for facilities like these.
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IN Q=Now you know

((BOBBY SCEARCE/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SUPERVISOR: NOW YOU KNOW IF IT WAS NEXT TO ME AND THEY HAD TALKED TO ME AND GAVE ME THEIR CONCERNS, PERHAPS I WOULD BE AS CONCERNED AS THEY. BUT FROM WHAT I'VE READ AND FROM WHAT I'VE STUDIED, THERE IS NO REASON TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT RUNOFF.))
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There will be a public hearing on the issue Monday at 7 pm in the Chatham courthouse.
TT, News 7.))

7Internet


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Internet


Is it a healthy dose of capitalism or an overpowering monopoly?
That's the question the Justice Department is trying to answer as it investigates whether a northern Virginia company's almost complete control of assigning Internet addresses violates anti-trust laws.
Network Solutions of Herndon assigns the Internet's most widely used addresses that end in such terms as "dot-com" and "dot-org."
Critics say the 100-dollar registration fee is too high and that Network Solutions has too much control.

7weather


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NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Time now to check the back- to- work forecast...
Skies will turn mostly sunny today, with a very slight chance of thunderstorms.
Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Tonight looks mostly clear and pleasant, lows around 60.
And the week ahead looks...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 7/8/97
Tuesday:

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55E-HOG-FARM


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-46
GRAPHIC=Farming


It wouldn't exactly be "hog heaven" for some Pittsylvania county residents if a proposed hog farm comes to their neighborhood.
They're worried about the possible health hazards of having it nearby.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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IN Q=With ten thousand hogs
SUPER=01-Ran Witcher/Hog Farm Neighbor; :00
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :08
SUPER=01-Teresa Kleiman/Hog Farm Neighbor; :17
SUPER=01-Bobby Scearce/Pittsylvania Co. Supervisor; :39
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:03
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SOT 1:55:
IN Q=With ten thousand hogs

((RAN WITCHER/HOG FARM NEIGHBOR: WITH TEN THOUSAND HOGS, WOULD YOU LIKE IT HALF A MILE FROM YOUR DOOR AS YOUR NEIGHBOR? I CAN'T FIND NOBODY YET THAT SAYS YES.))
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OUT Q=says yes


A North Carolina swine producer wants to set up a hog farm on 550 acres here.
The land is bordered by creeks that run into Bannister River.
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SOT 1:54:11
IN Q=Once that hog waste

((TERESA KLEIMAN/HOG FARM NEIGHBOR: ONCE THAT HOG WASTE GETS UNDERWATER IT'S GOING TO GO INTO ALL OUR CREEKS AND RIVERS. THE OTHER THING IS IT CAN REACH THE HALIFAX COUNTY WATER SUPPLY AND SO THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALERTED IT'S A POTENTIAL HAZARD FOR THEM AS WELL.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=as well


Last February, the Pittsylvania County supervisors made special permits and public hearings unnecessary for facilities like these.
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SOT 7:48:12
IN Q=Now you know

((BOBBY SCEARCE/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SUPERVISOR: NOW YOU KNOW IF IT WAS NEXT TO ME AND THEY HAD TALKED TO ME AND GAVE ME THEIR CONCERNS, PERHAPS I WOULD BE AS CONCERNED AS THEY. BUT FROM WHAT I'VE READ AND FROM WHAT I'VE STUDIED, THERE IS NO REASON TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT RUNOFF.))
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There will be a public hearing on the issue Monday at 7 pm in the Chatham courthouse.
TT, News 7.))

55E-DEQ-Audit


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


A state auditor believes the new deputy director of the Department of Environmental Quality James McDaniel knew about payments that forced his predecessor to resign.
The agency paid former spokesman Michael McKenna more than 78-hundred dollars in overtime after McKenna resigned in mid-January.
But, McKenna didn't have the paperwork to prove the extra hours.
Criticism from the incident forced T. March Bell to resign as deputy director.
In a report dated June 24th, internal auditor Merritt Cogswell says McDaniel received warnings that the overtime payment could be improper but did nothing to stop it.
McDaniel says it was Bell's job to decide whether to allow the payment, not his.



55weather


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WRITER=kmc
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Turning your attention now to weather--
Mostly sunny skies today, with only a small risk of thunderstorms.
Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Mostly clear tonight, with temperatures cooling to near 60.
And the week ahead looks...
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8E-Storm-Victim


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-34
GRAPHIC=Storms


Insurance companies with customers in Wytheville have their schedules full this week after a storm passed through the town Friday causing severe damage for some. Denise Allen reports.
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IN Q=I REALLY THOUGHT

((ELIZABETH KENNEDY/STORM VICTIM: I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO TWIST IT OFF THE GROUND AND TAKE US WITH IT. IT WAS SCARY WHEN IT WAS HAPPENING BUT WHEN IT BLEW THE WINDOWS THAT'S WHEN I REALLY THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO DIE.))
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OUT Q=GOING TO DIE


Elizabeth Kennedy's mobile home was pelted with hail.
Almost every inch of the siding is dimpled by what she calls baseball size hail.
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SOT 13:04:34
IN Q=GLASS, THIS

((GLASS, THIS, IT WENT EVERYWHERE. MATTER OF FACT THE HAIL WAS SO HARD THEY WENT ACROSS MY BEDROOM TO THIS SIDE AND KNOCKED CRACKS IN THE OTHER MINI-BLINDS.))
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OUT Q=OTHER MINI-BLINDS
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SOT 14:11:01
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((THE WATER WAS SO EXTENSIVE THROUGH HERE IT WAS LIKE WALKING IN A PUDDLE AND IT WEAKENED THE FLOOR IT FINALLY GAVE WAY.))
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OUT Q=GAVE WAY


Clara Callahan lost all but two of her front windows.
She's lived in her house for 30 years and says she's never seen anything like Friday's storm.
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SOT 13:48:26
IN Q=HOW MUCH HALE

((HOW MUCH HAIL DID YOU GET? CLARA CALLAHAN/STORM VICTIM: THE YARD WAS FULL AND THE PORCH RIGHT THERE WAS UP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDOW.))
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The national weather service is calling it a super cell thunderstorm.
Meteorologists say it's larger and lasts longer than normal thunderstorms.
And super cell storms have strong rotating winds and are often associated with tornadoes.
Kennedy says those winds bent the frame of her trailer and she believes her home is totaled.
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SOT 13:13:30
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((IT HAS WARPED THE CEILINGS AND BUCKLED THE ROOF AND IT'S NOT SAFE.))
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Insurance assessors will inspect the damage at both the Kennedy and Callahan homes this week.
Both say they're anxious to find out if their home owner's policy will cover damage done by mother nature.
Denise Allen News 7.))

8Citadel


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net (edit of 96-98)
GRAPHIC=Citadel


A new battle at the Citadel -- But this time it's not potential students, but laywers stepping into the legal ring.
Attorneys say they deserve big legal fees from the five-year battle to admit women into the military school. A hearing is set for today to dicuss that claim.
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The school dropped its all-male policy a year ago after the U-S Supreme Court ruled a similar policy at Virginia Military Institute was unconstitutional. The lawyers who challenged the Citadel's admissions policy want close to seven million dollars. But the school charges the attorneys' fees are way over the top, with rates of up to 450 dollars an hour.
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School officials have said insurance money, private donations and, perhaps, state funds could be tapped if The Citadel is ordered to pay the fees.

8Internet


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Internet


Is there monopoly on the Information Superhighway?
The Justice Department is investigating how Internet addresses are assigned.

The issue is whether a northern Virginia company's almost complete control of the process violates anti-trust laws.
Network Solutions of Herndon assigns the Internet's most widely used addresses that end in such terms as "dot-com" and "dot-org."
Critics say the 100-dollar registration fee is too high and that Network Solutions has an unfair monopoly.
The probe was revealed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Network Solutions is planning a public stock offering.

8weather


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
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Let's now check the Monday forecast--
Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a very small chance of thunderstorms.
Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Tonight looks mostly clear, with temperatures dropping to around 60.
And the week ahead looks...
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