12:00-01

Bus-Wreck

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


One person is dead and at least ten others injured, after a bus loaded with children plunged off Interstate 95 in Sussex County and ended up in a river.
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******TAKE FROM R1**********
SUPER=03-Stoney Creek;


All 29 youngsters on the bus, plus the driver and their five chaperones have now been accounted for.
Officials say the bus apparently left the road and went down an embankment before hitting the river.
It ended up about three-fourths under water.
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Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=yokohama


Contract talks continue between yokohama tire and the united steel workers union.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;


Negotiators met in a hotel room again today, trying to work out a deal before the current contract expires at midnight tonight.
One of the negotiators, John Sellars with the steel workers union says he's hopeful they will reach an agreement before the end of the day.
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CO-FLOODING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


In Fort Collins, Colorado more than 40 people are missing after a night of severe flooding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Collins, CO;


Authorities say a wall of water, ten to 20 feet high, came roaring through a neighborhood near the Colorado State University campus.
Five people have been confirmed dead and officials fear they will find more bodies.
Floodwaters also dislodged mobile homes and houses from their foundations, severing gas lines and sending residents to higher ground.
The water also caused a train to derail.
The flooding was caused by a storm that dumped more than eight inches of rain in less than five hours.
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P-Helvestine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-22
SS=helvestine


Two decades after a car bombing killed a toddler, one of the people responsible entered a guilty plea.
Frank Helvestine pleaded guilty and avoided a trial for second degree murder.
But first he emphasized he was an accessory BEFORE the fact and that someone else actually planted the bomb.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


Given the age and frailty of the defendant, the prosecutor chose to accept an involuntary manslaughter plea.
The blast in May of 19-75 was intended to teach a lesson to an interracial couple.
Instead it killed a two- year- old Carrie Mask.
Helvestine pleaded guilty to arson, two counts of unlawful wounding and involuntary manslaughter which is defined by "accidental death."
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SOT 13:30:10
IN Q=Do you accept

((Do you accept this as an accident? NO, IT WAS PLANNED. I THINK HIM AND RUSSELL WHITE PLANNED THIS OUT. BUT I HAVE NO PROOF OF THAT. I ONLY HAVE HIS WORD, WHAT HE SAYS. Of course they didn't mean to kill Carrie. I HOPE NOT.
(smile) ))
SUPER=01-Barry Mask/Victim's Father
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=hope not
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VO-NAT


The little girl's mother was in court, but she left without comment.
She's reportedly blocked out much of the incident.
Donna Weimer is still unable to discuss the loss- -even with investigators.
Helvestine faces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced in September.
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Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Washington dc


After months of negotiating G-O-P lawmakers and the Clinton administration have reached agreement on a landmark budget deal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


The plan would slash taxes by about 140 billion dollars for millions of Americans.
It would also balance the budget and overhaul Medicare for the first time in decades.
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SOT
7:08:18-(SHOULD BE LAST THING HE SAYS) IN Q=

((REP. DICK ARMEY: THE PRESIDENT'S TEAM WORKED HARD, AND THEY FIT SOME OF THEIR DETAILS INTO OUR MODEL, BUT IN THE END, IT IS IN FACT, A BILL THAT IS REFLECTIVE OF THE DIRECTION THAT WE SET WHEN WE WROTE THE CONTRACT WITH AMERICA." ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Dick Armey/(R) Texas;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=
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VO-NAT


President Clinton, who arrived home from the West Coast this morning, is is expected to approve the agreement today.
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Brennan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


Meantime, President Clinton gave one of eulogies today at the funeral of former Supreme Court Justice William Brennan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Brennan's coffin was displayed at the Supreme Court building yesterday.
He was the court's leading liberal.. from his appointment in 19-56 to his retirement in 19-90.
Brennan died last week at age 91.
Later today, Brennan will be laid to rest in a private burial service at Arlington National Cemetery.
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E-Matt-Brown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


Hundreds remembered Matthew Brown, the son of Bedford sheriff Mike Brown. yesterday in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Week; :00


The seventeen- year- old died Friday when his car flipped over on Route 6-91, about two miles from his home.
Brown was remembered as a talented, outgoing young man with a flair for performing.
Friends and family packed a memorial service at Glade Creek Lutheran Church.
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SOT 00:17:36
IN Q=I think the

((TONY WARE/FAMILY FRIEND: I THINK THE SHOW OF SUPPORT, THEIR FRIENDS, WHETHER IT'S LAW ENFORCEMENT OF JUST FRIENDS IN GENERAL, THE TURNOUT HERE IS UNBELIEVABLE THIS MORNING. IT HAS TO BE COMFORTING TO THEM TO KNOW THAT EVERYBODY'S GRIEVING WITH THEM.))
SUPER=01-Tony Ware/Family Friend; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=grieving with them.
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VO-NAT


Brown graduated last month from North Cross High School in Roanoke.
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P-Carroll-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Hillsville investigators have not identified a badly decomposed body found Saturday.
The body was discovered in a wooded area behind the site of the new Carroll county government complex.
Authorities are treating it as a homicide for now-- since they don't know the cause of death.
Hillsville investigators say the body may be one of two reportedly missing people in Carroll County.
An autopsy will be performed this week in Roanoke.

Cosby


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


Bill Cosby wants to answer the question of whether he's Autumn Jackson's father once and for all.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-July 15;


Cosby's attorney says the entertainer has given blood for a paternity test, and challenged Jackson and her mother to do the same.
Cosby has admitted having an affair with Jackson's mother in the mid 70's.
Jackson was convicted last week of trying to extort millions from Cosby.
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Hardy-Road


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some Bedford County residents living along Hardy Road are welcoming a new construction project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The winding stretch of gravel has been the site of numerous car wrecks.
In an effort to improve driving conditions, plans are underway to straighten the curvy section of Hardy Road.
Virginia Department of Transportation officials are also widening Route 6-34 from Beagle Club Road to Gravel Hill Road.
V-DOT officials say they hope to reduce the number of accidents on this dangerous road.
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SOT 10:05:56:29
IN Q=There are many

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT:THERE ARE MANY DRIVEWAYS AND ENTRANCES TO PROPERTY THAT COME OUT ON THE ROAD. SOME OF THEM ARE HIDDEN SO WE BELIEVE THAT THIS ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT WILL MAKE IT SAFER NOT ONLY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE OUT THERE, BUT FOR THOSE WHO USE HARDY ROAD TO GET TO SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=Smith Mountain Lake
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VO-NAT


An estimated seven-thousand vehicles travel Hardy Road every day.
Construction is scheduled to begin within the next two years.
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P-Shaffer's-Crossing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=None


You'll need to find another route if you plan to use Shaffer's crossing in Roanoke
Norfolk Southern has closed the crossing while it does some work in the area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The crossing closed yesterday morning and will not re-open for about a month.
Norfolk Southern is sandblasting and repainting the existing steel structure--to enhance its appearance.
This is the second time this year the underpass has closed. And for many travelers it's becoming a nuisance.
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SOT 1:54: 04
IN Q=It's inconvenient

((JOSEPHINE JOHNSON:IT'S INCONVENIENT AND IT'S HOT. IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE ALWAYS IMPROVING THAT AREA BUT ALWAYS KIND OF SCREWING IT UP ONE WAY OR THE OTHER FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO TRAVEL JIMMY PATSELL:I GOT TO GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1OTH STREET TO GET ACROSS TO WHERE I'M GOING DAVID BECKNER: I THINK IT'S GOING TO AFFECT EVERYBODY A WHOLE LOT ))
RUNS=:13
SUPER=07-Josephine Johnson; :00
SUPER=07-Jimmy Patsell; :07 quick
SUPER=07-David Beckner; :10 quick
OUT Q=a whole lot
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VO-NAT


No detour is in place.
Drivers are encouraged to use Shenandoah Avenue.
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P-ward-system


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=ROANOKE CITY SEAL


Elections may soon look a bit different in Roanoke.
City council members may soon be elected by wards rather than at large, as they are now.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City Council is deciding whether to put the issue on a November fourth referendum.
But some citizens say dividing the city into wards will separate it.
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SOT 7:38:03
IN Q=I don't think that

((ESTELLE MCADDEN: I DON'T THINK THAT WE SHOULD DRAW UP THINGS JUST TO SUIT MINORITIES, WE SHOULD DRAW UP THINGS TO SUIT THE BETTERMENT OF THE CITY WE LIVE IN. )) ((MIKE URBANSKI: UNDER THE PROPOSED PLAN, THE MAJORITY OF COUNCIL IS NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO ANY ONE VOTER. ))
SUPER=07-Estelle McCadden; :00
SUPER=07-Mike Urbanski; :11
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=ONE VOTER
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VO-NAT


Supporters of the plan say citizens in some areas of the city have no representation on council.
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SOT 7:29:28
IN Q=i think

((BILL BESTPITCH: I THINK EVERY CITIZEN IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE THEIR VIEWS HEARD ON THIS ISSUE--PUT IT ON A REFERENDUM IN NOVEMBER. ))
SUPER=07-Bill Bestpitch
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=in november.
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VO-NAT


After last night's public hearing, Mayor David Bowers said that it's likely City Council will vote to allow the issue on the November ballot.
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E-South-Boston


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=NONE


South Boston is thinking expansion, but Halifax County has some say in the matter too.
Leaders of the two areas have different ideas of how much land the county should give the town.
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SOT 11:39:54
IN Q=The unfortunate thing

((DAN SLEEPER/HALIFAX CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THE UNFORTUNATE THING FOR COUNTIES IN VIRGINIA IS WE'RE LIKE FAMILIES. WE'RE LIKE THE PARENTS, AND THE TOWNS ARE LIKE CHILDREN. IF YOU GET TWO CHILDREN FIGHTING OVER PART OF YOUR ESTATE OR PART OF YOUR PROPERTY, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THEM? THEY'RE STILL GOING TO GET SOMETHING AND YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THEM AND IF YOU REFUSE TO DEAL WITH THEM, THE COURT'S GOING TO LOOK AT YOU LIKE YOU'RE NOT A GOOD PARENT.))
SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=good parent
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VO-NAT


The town of South Boston wants to triple its size by grabbing ten square miles of county land.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


Halifax supervisors have offered a compromise ... saving revenue-rich Centerville for themselves.
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SOT 11:47:20
IN Q=I would say

((GLEN ABERNATHY/SOUTH BOSTON MAYOR: I WOULD SAY IT ROUGHLY INCLUDES ABOUT HALF THE AREA THE TOWN PROPOSES TO ANNEX.))
SUPER=01-Glen Abernathy/South Boston Mayor;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=annex
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VO-NAT


The new plan would give the town more than a million dollars in extra revenue, while robbing the county of almost 400 thousand dollars.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Both parties say they want to negotiate.
If they can't find middle ground, the battle over land could continue in court.

p-State-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=education


Public colleges in Virginia could soon cost more.
A state tuition freeze will expire in a few months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Yesterday members of the "State Council of Higher Education" discussed that issue in Blacksburg.
College presidents throughout the state spoke about a need for additional funding for financial aid, higher salaries and the latest technology.
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4:18:46:28
SOT
IN Q=I'm not

((PAUL TORGERSON/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: I'M NOT SO WORRIED ABOUT WHAT VIRGINIA WILL LOOK LIKE NEXT YEAR OR THE YEAR AFTER BECAUSE OF THIS DROUGHT IN SUPPORT OF HIGHER EDUCATION WHAT I'M WORRIED ABOUT IS WHAT VIRGINIA TECH, INDEED, ALL OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN VIRGINIA, WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE YEAR 2005.))
SUPER=01-Paul Torgerson/Virginia Tech President; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=year 2005.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The board is expected to decide in the fall whether the "tuition freeze" should continue through the year 2000.
Its decision is only a recommendation-- the ultimate decision is up to the General Assembly.

P-Bryant


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


A House of Delegates race in the Hill City is already getting messy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Yesterday, Lynchburg Republican incumbent Preston Bryant blasted his opponent for conducting what he called "sleaze polling".
Bryant says a phone survey for Democrat Jimmy Feinman's (FINE-mans) campaign contained misleading and distorted questions.
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SOT 4:58:06
IN Q=Would you be

((PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: WOULD YOU BE LESS LIKELY TO VOTE FOR PRESTON BRYANT IF YOU KNEW HE WAS CONTROLLED BY JERRY FALWELL AND THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT? THAT TYPE OF SLEAZY TACTIC BY JIMMY FEINMAN AND HIS CAMPAIGN IS MORE THAN CONTEMPTIBLE. IN FACT, IN MY OPINION, IT BORDERS ON RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY.))
SUPER=01-Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=on religious bigotry.
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VO-NAT


A spokesman for Feinman's campaign says they are conducting a phone survey but calls Bryant's accusations "ridiculous".
Democrats say Bryant is merely trying to divert attention from the real issues of the campaign.
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AIDS-VERDICT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=NOON
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=AIDS


A landmark verdict in Cyprus.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Larnaca, Cyprus;


A fisherman was convicted today of infecting his British lover with the virus that causes AIDS.
He faces up to two years in jail when he is sentenced Thursday.
He was prosecuted under a 50- year- old British colonial law designed to combat the spread of cholera and typhoid.
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Blind-illustrator


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


He lost his eyesight ten years ago to diabetes, but that hasn't stopped a Japanese man from continuing his work as a writer and illustrator of children's books.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Japan;

10:14:30
Masanori Namae uses a computer that reads aloud what he types.
He has since published more than ten books.
He even went back to drawing.
Using a ball point pen he presses hard to etch the lines into a piece of cardboard.
He draws an outline of a shape he envisions.
His wife then becomes his eyes when he begins to color the pictures in.
He says he draws from the soul.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CL-97
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


Starting things out on the minor league diamond, the Salem Avalanche began a three game homestand with the Kinston Indians last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Avalanche;


We start in the bottom of the third. Kyle Houser with the chopper up the middle that the Indians can't handle. Garrett Newbart scores from third and we are tied at 2. Kinston takes the lead in the fourth as Tim Jorgenson doubles off the wall
SUPER=37-Kinston/6/Salem/2 ;

and Darren Stumberger crosses the platte all the way from second. 3-2 Indians.
And they would blow this one wide open in the 7th. Mark Budzinski singles up the middle; two Indians come on down and Kinston melts the Av's 6 to 2.
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Catholic


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-11
GRAPHIC=sports generic


High school football players are getting ready to hit the turf.
Roanoke Catholic began practice yesterday.
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SOT
IN Q=We

((JOHN COOKE/ROANOKE CATHOLIC HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-John Cooke/Roanoke Catholic Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...this time
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday Morning;


Cooke begins this season without six seniors lost to graduation and without his star player in PJ Moyer.
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SOT
IN Q="For
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...rising sophomore"
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Smith


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-14
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports


In other football news, Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith is in hot water with the law.
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VO-NAT #eng


Virginia Beach police say they arrested the former Virginia tech star for driving under the influence this weekend.
A police spokesman says an officer found Smith asleep at the wheel with the car still running Sunday morning. His licence was suspended for a week.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=news 7 sports


He also was charged with refusing to take a breath test.
If Smith is convicted in court, the N-F-L could fine him about 68-thousand dollars under his current contract.

Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-9
GRAPHIC=Express


The Roanoke Express announced three major player signings yesterday.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Past Season; :00


Veteran goalie Dave Gagnon returns for a third year in a Roanoke Express jersey. Gagnon was 34-18 and 6 last season with a 3.21 goals against average.
Duane Harmer also signed. Harmer, a defenseman, played 70 games this past year and registered 32 points.
On offense, Roanoke has resigned speedy center Jeff Loder. In his rookie year he produced 45 points.
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Staunton-River


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=education


More computers and technology will be featured at Staunton River High School's new library--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


But the transfer of books is being done the old- fashioned way.
An assembly line of volunteers are passing along all eleven- thousand books, stack by stack to their new home.
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SOT 1:12:15
IN Q=We are very

((BARBARA PLOTNER/SCHOOL LIBRARIAN: WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE ALL THE HELP WE HAVE TODAY. WE HAVE CITIZENS FROM THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS TEACHERS, STUDENTS, LIBRARIANS FROM OTHER COUNTY SCHOOLS AS WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Barbara Plotner/School Librarian;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=schools, as well
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VO-NAT


The school's old cafeteria has been renovated into the new multi- media center, which is twice the size of the current library.
Volunteers transferred the books by hand to make sure all the volumes were in proper order.
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Goose


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


And finally this afternoon..
Some people like to dress up their pets, but you may be surprised by this one.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chula Vista, CA;


This goose lives outside San Diego.
It's owner claims the goose can talk.
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NAT SOUND
RUNS=:05
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VO-NAT


The goose drinks from a bottle and sits on its own little chair. (----------------)