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7E-Awad


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-36
GRAPHIC=none


A 65- year -old priest is in trouble with the law.
He's being accused of fondling a 20- year- old hotel maid while she was cleaning his room.
Assad Awad says he's innocent, but that his lawyers and a church official told him not to comment further on the incident which police allege happened at a Westin Hotel in Detroit, Michigan.
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Awad is in his 25th year as pastor of the Saint Elias Catholic Church.
This is the second time he's been charged with a sex-related offense.
In 19-87 officials accused him of soliciting a police woman working undercover as a prostitute.
But a General District Judge dismissed the case ruling Awad did nothing illegal.
Meanwhile Detroit police are continuing their investigation into this latest incident.
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7E-2-Debate


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-43
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Republicans and Democrats are today celebrating after both declaring themsleves winners in this weekend's gubernatorial debate.
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=01-Don Beyer/(D) Candidate For Governor; :00
SUPER=03-Wh. Sulphur Springs/Saturday; :09
SUPER=01-Richard Cullen/Attorney General; :17
SUPER=01-Jim Gilmore/(R) Candidate For Governor; :52
SUPER=01-Jerry Baliles/(D) Former Governor; 1:02
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IN Q=It will phase

((DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT WILL BE PHASED IN FULLY IN 1998. IT COST HALF OF WHAT GILMORE'S PLAN COST IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS AND A SIXTH AFTER WE'VE LEFT OFFICE.))
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Republicans say Don Beyer made a major concession when he revealed his answer to Jim Gilmore's proposed plan to eliminate the personal property tax.
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((RICHARD CULLEN/ATTORNEY GENERAL: I SAW HIM GOING RIGHT TO DON BEYER ON THE CENTER PIECE OF HIS CAMPAIGN THAT IS THE PEOPLE WANT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF. GILMORE PROMISES THAT HE IS GOING TO GIVE THAT TO THE PEOPLE THE BEYER CAMPAIGN POLLSTER TOLD THEM GILMORE'S SCORING BIG POINTS AND THEY'RE COMING UP WITH A DESPERATE PROPOSAL THAT'S TOO LITTLE TOO LATE.))
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Democrats, not surprisingly, see it differently.
They say Jim Gilmore avoided answering questions on key issues, such as abortion, affirmative action and school funding.
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IN Q=why is it

((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WHY IS IT THAT IT TOOK THE ALLEN-GILMORE ADMINISTRATION TO BEGIN TO TALK ABOUT STANDARDS IN EDUCATION AND TOUGH EFFORTS TOWARD READING, MATH AND SCIENCE AND HISTORY. WHERE WERE THEY IN THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION WHEN THEY WERE SIMPLY THROWING MORE MONEY AT IT.))
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IN Q=MR GILMORE

((JERRY BALILES/FORMER GOVERNOR: MR GILMORE IS DUCKING THE QUESTION OF WHETHER PUBLIC FUNDS SHOULD BE USED FOR PRIVATE RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS. THOSE THREE ISSUES WERE AVOIDED AND EVADED AND MY GUESS IS WE'LL SEE A LOT MORE OF THAT IN THE FUTURE.))
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OUT Q=in the future


Both sides say the two candidates used the debate to point out their differences.
And both democrats and republicans agree--regardless of who becomes the next governor, Virginians will see a decrease in personal property taxes.
Denise Allen News 7.))

7E-Little-Sorrel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=none


The horse that carried Stonewall Jackson through the Civil War was honored at V-M-I yesterday.
Little Sorrel's (Sore-ol) bones were put to rest as a fife and drum corps played Dixie.
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The cremated skeleton of the horse was buried at the base of a bronze statue of Jackson.
Stonewall rode the sorrel colored horse in his famous Shenandoah Valley Campaign in 18-62.
And the general was riding Little Sorrel a year later when he was mortally wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville.
After his master's death Little Sorrel lived on the V-M-I parade grounds until he died in 18-85.
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((KEITH GIBSON/VMI MUSEUM EXEC. DIR.: AFTER SOME SOUL SEARCHING AND THOUGHTFUL REFLECTION WE THOUGHT THAT THIS INTERNMENT OF LITTLE SORREL'S BONES WAS INDEED THE HIGHEST ORDER HERE ON THE PARADE GROUND WHERE THEY CAN BECOME A PART OF THE HERITAGE THAT SURROUNDS OUR STUDENTS.))
SUPER=01-Keith Gibson/VMI Museum Exec. Dir.;
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Little Sorrel's mounted hide will remain on display at the V-M-I Museum.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Let's check out the forecast as you head back to work--
Partly sunny and more humid today, with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs around 90.
Partly cloudy tonight, with a continued chance of rain.
Lows dropping into the low 70s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 7/22/97
Tuesday:

SUPER=130-39/Jack Dunlap/Natural Bridge Station;



SUPER=130-14/Stephanie Sutphin/Pilot;



SUPER=130-7/Quentin Nichols/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-28/Stephen Poff/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-15/Franklin McDaniel/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-9/Marcus Williams/Roanoke;

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55E-Lynchburg-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


In Lynchburg, police have arrested a 17- year- old in connection with last week's murder of Steven W. Withers.
The teen is being charged with murder and illegal possession of a fire arm.
The suspect is being held at the Lynchburg Juvenile Detention Center.

55O'Dell


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


An international plea for Convicted murderer Joe O'Dell continues.
Representatives of the European Parliament will be in Richmond today to seek clemency for the death row inmate.
O'Dell is scheduled to be executed by injection Wednesday night for the 1985 rape and murder of a Virginia Beach secretary.


55E-Awad


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-36
GRAPHIC=none


A 65- year -old priest is being accused of fondling a 20- year- old hotel maid.
Assad Awad says he's innocent, but that his lawyers and a church official told him not to comment further on the incident.
Police say the maid alleges it happened when while she was cleaning Awad's hotel room in Detroit, Michigan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;


Awad is in his 25th year as pastor of the Saint Elias (A-ly-is ) Catholic Church.
This is the second time he's been charged with a sex-related offense.
In 19-87 officials accused him of soliciting a police woman working undercover as a prostitute.
But a General District Judge dismissed the case ruling Awad did nothing illegal.
Meanwhile Detroit police are continuing their investigation into this latest incident.
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55E-Gilligan's-return


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=none


The Castaways from Gilligan's Island can soon be found on the West Virginia radio.
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Bob Denver and his wife Dreama, who live in Bluefield, will host a weekly two hour radio show.
They'll feature oldies music, celebrity interviews and comedy routines...
Denver's two children will also be involved.
It gets better... Dawn Wells, also known as Mary Ann, will put together a Hollywood Celebrity segment.
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And who better than the professor, Russell Johnson, to host a question and answer session.
The show will air on West Virginia radio stations beginning August first, and will be marketed nation-wide in a few months.

55WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=kmc
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Time now to check the Monday forecast--
Partly sunny today, with afternoon thunderstorms possible.
Hot and humid, with highs near 90.
Tonight looks partly cloudy, with a chance of more thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 70s.
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8E-Lynchburg-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


A 17- year- old has been arrested in connection with the Tuesday murder of Steven W. Withers.
The teen is charged with murder and illegal possession of a firearm.
The suspect is being held at the Lynchburg Juvenile Detention Center.

8O'Dell


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


Virginia death row inmate Joe O'Dell is still making headlines across the globe.
Representatives of the European Parliament will be in Richmond today to seek clemency for the condemned killer.
O'Dell is scheduled to be executed by injection Wednesday night for the 1985 rape and murder of a Virginia Beach secretary.


8Education


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


Whether or not the General Assembly reinstates mandatory sex education and elementary guidance counseling rests in the hands of the state board of education.
That's according to some state lawmakers.
The board has already tentatively approved the optional approach.
A final vote on the issue is expected in September.



First-Union


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First Union Bank has acquired Signet Bank.
The merged bank, still calling itself "First Union" would serve 2-point-2 million customers in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
First Union has assets of 143 billion dollars--compared with 12 billion dollars for Signet.
The merger is expected to be complete by the end of the year, pending approval by federal regulators and Signet shareholders.

8E-Awad


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-36
GRAPHIC=none


A Roanoke priest is accused of fondling a 20- year- old maid who was cleaning his hotel room.
65- year- old Assad Awad says he's innocent.
But Awad says his lawyers and a church official told him not to comment further on the incident that allegedly happened at a Westin Hotel in Detroit, Michigan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;


Awad is in his 25th year as pastor of the Saint Elias Catholic Church.
This is the second time he's been charged with a sex-related offense.
In 19-87 officials accused him of soliciting a police woman working undercover as a prostitute.
But a General District Judge dismissed the case ruling Awad did nothing illegal.
Meanwhile Detroit police are continuing their investigation into this latest incident.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to Monday's weather--
Partly sunny and humid today.
A chance of afternoon thunderstorms, with highs nearing 90.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows falling into the low 70s.
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