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History is being made in the historic city of Lexington.

And News 7 is front and center on day one as women are enrolled for the first time.
They have yet to get a taste of what they're in for.
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IN Q=Can you yell

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OUT Q=sexual harrassment. DOUBLE OUT
LIVE=KEITH


Coming up - -News 7 at SIX is LIVE at Virginia Military Institute- -our entire broadcast... including news sports and weather all right in just a moment.

First-day


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=None



(Keith ad lib welcome)


rollcue: short order today
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IN Q=
SUPER=#730-A New Era; :00
SUPER=01-Col. Jim Joyner/VMI Commandant;
SUPER=01-Jen Jolin/VMI Rat;
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=have it here


The four-year marathon known as Virginia Military Institute got off to a fast start.
The new class of freshmen rats had begun to unpack an hour before the first of them was even due on post.
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SOT 14:23:10
IN Q=No one expects

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RUNS=:14
OUT Q=grow over time.


At the end of the short welcoming session with parents and students crammed into a stifling hall... each company of cadets was called out- -time to say goodbye to Mom.
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SOT OUR interview 13:28:35
IN Q=It seems like

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OUT Q=part of that.


There's a price to pay for that camaraderie... loss of privacy... vanity...and human frailty.
It was beginning to sink in for Jennifer Jolin as she stood in line to getthe rest of her hair cut off.
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SOT 13:14:30
IN Q=I'd probably cry.

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OUT Q=ha ha.


The media tend to focus on shaved heads. The administration says that's one of the least significant aspects of a four- year collegiate experience.
Even the moment the first women signed the roll- -extending 158 years of tradition to the other gender- -they say: should not overshadow the fact that this is about educating citizen soldiers.
NAT SOT rats '96


The Superintendent insists upperclassmen yelling at women does not amount toharassment.
What if someone oversteps the fine line to hazing....
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SOT 8:35:15
IN Q=We'll respond

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Keith:
One women, Brooke Elliott of Poquoson- -the first female accepted here last Fall- -decided at the last minute- -not to come to V-M-I.
So we're down to 30 women as of this noon today.

Bunting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=None


"There really is no significant demand on the part of young women for education in a place like this."
That's what General Josiah Bunting said two years ago.
But today of course is a different story.
Bunting says he has become a supporter of co-education at VMI, and he's also a parent with ties to the class of 2001--his son joined the rat line today.
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IN Q=any VMI alumnus
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=better than that.



Mentors


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=None


There are more women students at VMI today than there were men when the school opened in 1839.
That is by design, recalling the fate of a lone Shannon Faulkner at the Citadel.
But eight of the 40 women actually enrolled this semester will speak from experience, as upperclass mentors. 2 shot Keith and Ellen
Ellen Qualls is here to tell us where they're from and why they're here.
Live=Ellen Full
SUPER=@Ellen1;


Keith, the mentors are from Texas A&M and Vermont's Norwich University -- eight women and four men.
And they're here to say to the women AND men of VMI: we've seen it all before...and we want it to be easier for you.
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IN Q=You know, I know
SUPER=#731-"Outside Help" Banner; :00
SUPER=03-Lexington; :05 quick
SUPER=01-Jennifer Buettner/Texas A&M Cadet; :08
SUPER=01-Mark Andrews/Texas A&M Cadet; :13
SUPER=01-Emily Van Arman/Norwich Cadet; :36
SUPER=01-Brigette Paddock/Norwich Cadet; :44
RUNS=:59
OUT Q=They're the brave ones.


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((JENNIFER BUETTNER/TEXAS A&M CADET: YOU KNOW, I KNOW WHO I AM. THEY CAN'T KILL ME. THEY CAN'T EAT ME. THEY CAN PT ME. THEY CAN SAY ALL SORTS OF HORRIBLE NASTY THINGS. BUT WHEN IT ALL COMES DOWN TO IT, YOU KNOW, THEY ONLY GET AS FAR AS I LET THEM.))
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((MARK ANDREWS/TEXAS A&M: WE HAD THE FEMALES-- THEY WENT THROUGH EVERYTHING THAT WE DID. THEY WENT THROUGH HELL WEEK WITH US. THEY WENT THROUGH FISH DAY WITH US. THEY WENT THROUGH THE ENTIRE FISH YEAR WITH US AND THEY DIDN'T GET THAT SPECIAL TREATMENT. AND THAT'S-- THEY GAINED OUR RESPECT THAT WAY.))
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They're here under their own uniform, to provide advice and an example... and to learn the ways of VMI.
But what will they say to VMI's women?
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((EMILY VAN ARMAN/NORWICH CADET: PROBABLY THE SAME THAT I'D SAY TO MALES. IT'S JUST A GAME. YOU'VE GOTTA GET THROUGH IT. YOU'VE GOTTA BE POSITIVE. YOU'VE GOTTA BE STRONG.))
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sot TAPE ONE 02:21:59

((JENNIFER BUETTNER/TEXAS A&M CADET: I THINK MOST OF ALL I WANT TO TELL THEM THAT IT'S OKAY TO BE A WOMAN.))
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sot TAPE TWO 03:19:49

((BRIGETTE PADDOCK/NORWICH CADET: THEY'RE ALSO GONNA HAVE A LOT OF CAMERAS IN THEIR FACES. AND THEY'RE GONNA HAVE TO LEARN TO DEAL WITH THAT. PLUS STUDYING.))
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Same warning goes for the mentors... they're making history here too.
But they downplay it.
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((EMILY VAN ARMAN/NORWICH CADET: THEY'RE THE PIONEERS. THEY'RE THE BRAVE ONES.))
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Live=Ellen Full


Norwich and A&M integrated their corps in 1974 and '75.
And these students say they made one big mistake: keeping the women isolated.
VMI's spreading the wealth, putting at least one woman in each unit-- AND expecting the same things from its women it expects from its men.

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


They have spent months preparing for change here at V-M-I... TAKE LIVE BEAUTY SHOT
but there is plenty which cadets, staff and alumni DON'T want to
change---the traditions that make this school unique. We'll tell you about

that when we return.
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VMI FACTOID 725 MUSIC UP FULL
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Changes


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=None


V- M- I has had more than a year to prepare for this day.
Officials have travelled to other schools, and taken a close look at their own policies. 2 shot Keith & Joe
They tell Joe Dashiell, the best parts of the V- M- I experience will survive.
Live=Joe Full
SUPER=@Joe1;


Keith, V- M- I has been walking a fine line, working to integrate women without destroying the school's most important traditions.
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IN Q=You come on any given Friday
SUPER=#732-"Changing Times" Banner
SUPER=01-Col. Keith Gibson/VMI Museum Director; :07 QUICK
SUPER=01-Col. Mike Bissell/VMI Assimilation Committee; :42 QUICK
SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Terri Reddings/VMI Assoc. Admissions Director; :48 QUICK
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OUT Q=benefit of the same outcomes.



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IN Q=You come on any given Friday

((COL. KEITH GIBSON: YOU COME ON ANY GIVEN FRIDAY. AND YOU LOOK ACROSS THE PARADE GROUND AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S NEVER CHANGED.)) ((BUT IN FACT... THINGS EVOLVE. VMI REFLECTS THE TIMES THAT IT'S IN.))
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OUT Q=times that it's in.


On post there are signs of changing times: new women's bathrooms in the barracks, additional lamp posts & emergency call boxes to enhance security, and locker room renovations still under way in the gymnasium. NAT SOUND OF QUESTION
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IN Q=What kind of changes have

((WHAT KIND OF CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE IF ANY TO THINGS HAVING TO DO WITH THE DYKE SYSTEM.))
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OUT Q=the dyke system.


Still, as VMI officials recently explained on Public Radio Station WVTF... they're making as few changes as possible to treasured traditions such as the rat line, dress uniforms, and the dyke system that pairs new cadets with upper classmen.
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IN Q=The concept was looked at

((COL. MIKE BISSELL: THE CONCEPT WAS LOOKED AT VERY CAREFULLY AND THOUGHT LET'S NOT CHANGE IT. LET'S KEEP THE DYKE SYSTEM EXACTLY THE WAY IT IS.)) ((MAJOR TERRI REDDINGS: THE YOUNG WOMEN HAVE TOLD US THEY ARE NOT EXPECTING VMI TO CHANGE. THEY WANT THE BENEFIT OF THE EXPERIENCE AS IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN. AND CONSEQUENTLY THEY WANT THE BENEFIT OF THE SAME OUTCOMES.))
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OUT Q=benefit of the same outcomes.))
Live=Joe Full


How well the first women measure up to those standards, may determine how much VMI changes over time. 2 shot Keith and Joe
Keith, the threat of another lawsuit still hangs over the Lexington post, and many people will be watching with a critical eye as these women face the rat line on Wednesday.
(Keith toss to studio)



Franklin-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=NONE


One motorist is in critical condition tonight, another is hospitalized following an accident in Franklin County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The driver of a pick up truck was transported this afternoon by medical helicopter to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
State Police say the truck hit a Virginia Department of Transportation vehicle.
Troopers say the V-DOT driver ended up in a ditch after trying to avoid the collision.
The accident happened on Route 122 near Gill Bridge in Franklin County.
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Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=NS


The United Transportation Workers' Union have filed a class action suit against Norfolk Southern for unspecified damages.
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VO-NAT


The suit accuses N-S of imposing "the disgusting and barbaric practice of not providing flush toilets" on N-S trains.
SUPER=@File;


Norfolk Southern is the only class one freight railroad in the U-S without flush toilets.
Employees must relieve themselves in a plastic bag draped over a "spike can".
The railroad says "N-S's practices are beyond all federal and state standards".
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ANCHOR=Eric
SUPER=HOLD


N-S is one of our area's largest employers.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


It was a roller coaster day on Wall Street today.
At one point the DOW had lost more than 76 points, TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
but after a strong late rally the DOW closed UP more than 108 points.
NASDAQ gained more than seven and a half points.
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Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE

Physical training is a big part of cadet life here at V-M-I... TAKE LIVE BEAUTY SHOT
and when we return Connie Stevens will tell us more about the standards both men and women are held to--it's a challenge for mind and body.
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VMI FACTOID 726 MUSIC UP FULL
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Mind-Body


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=None


Some of the cadets have had a preview of what to expect on the rat line. 2 shot Keith & Connie
Connie Stevens explains their early preparation.
Live=Connie Full
SUPER=@Connie1;


They attended the Summer Transitional Program-- and got a taste of the challenges they'll have to meet.
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IN Q=Pullups are
SUPER=#733-"Challenge Mind and Body" Banner; :00
SUPER=01-Angelia Pickett/VMI Cadet; :05
SUPER=01-Erin Claunch/VMI Cadet; ::23
SUPER=01-Dr. Mike Chiglinksy/Appalachian Counseling Center; :48
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=(Connie on cart) all male atmosphere

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SOT 12:01:27
IN Q=Pullups are not

((ANGELIA PICKETT/VMI CADET: PULLUPS ARE NOT EXACTLY MY FORTE, BUT I KNOW I NEED TO DO THEM JUST BECAUSE THAT'S MY WEAKER AREA IN THE THINGS WE DO HERE, SO I KNOW I NEED TO PRACTICE THEM.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=practice them.


These are just the physical requirements-- pullups, pushups, and situps.
Cadets also run...far.
And then, there is the ever-present audience of reporters and cameras.
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SOT 11::45:47
IN Q=It's kind of

((ERIN CLAUNCH/VMI CADET: IT'S KIND OF GETING OLD. SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, IT'S OK, I'M HERE. I'VE ACCEPTED IT. BUT I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE OUTSIDE WORLD HAS DONE THOUGH. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=has done though.


Roanoke psychologist Mike Chiglinksy is worried about these cadets-- living in a goldfish bowl-- and facing much more stress than the average freshman.
He thinks female counselors will be vital to the success of these pioneers.
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SOT 11:28:58
IN Q=Because

((DR. MIKE CHIGLINKSY/APPALACHIAN COUNSELING SERVICES: BECAUSE ENTERING AN ENVIRONMENT THAT HAS BEEN SO RESISTANT TO CHANGE IS LIKELY TO MAKE THESE FEMALES BE SOMEWHAT CONCERNED AS TO THE CREDIBILITY, THE SUPPORT OF THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE RESPONSE OF OTHER MALE FIGURES, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN AUTHORITY. ))
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Chiglinksy warns female cadets will likely undergo deep psychological-- even physiological changes-- fitting into a traditionally all-male atmosphere.))
Live=Connie Full


Several women have been hired on post-- along with two counselors-- to help both the men and women.
And there are some pretty clear guidelines in place on appropriate behaviour.
For instance-- rats are not allowed to date upperclassmen and they can't date within their chain of command.
Live=2 shot Connie and Keith


As if, with all that work, there'd be any time!

Sports-Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Many of the men and women in this first coed class are not only students but student-athletes.
Tonight in sports, I'll be joined by athletic director Davis Babb. TAKE LIVE BEAUTY SHOT
He and I will talk about what intercollegiate sports are available for this first group of women and try to gaze into the crystal ball and see what sports might be on the horizon as we continue our LIVE coverage of the Class of 2001 from the post here at VMI.
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S-VMI


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mst
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=None
SUPER=@Mike1;


Welcome back folks to our special LIVE coverage of the class of 2001.
You know, in the past the only women to make it on to a playing field here at VMI, were the cheerleaders traditionally borrowed each Fall and winter from the old Southern Sem in Buena Vista.
But that's all about to change, and who better to discuss the present and PULL OUT TO TWO SHOT the future of women's intercollegiate sports on post, that athletic director Davis Babb.
SUPER=01-Davis Babb/VMI Athletic Director;:00

(Mike ad libs live interview)

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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington
RUNS=1:00

Roll B-roll on the second question DO NOT USE ALL 60 SECONDS, UNLESS YOU FEEL IT IS NEEDED:
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Live=Mike Full/Satellite



Double Boxes=Mike and Steve/Studio


A number of other things are happening in the sports arena today, so let's head back to the studio in Roanoke and check in with Steve Mason.

S-Ryder


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-7
GRAPHIC=Ryder Cup


The Ryder Cup team roster was completed this morning.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-PGA; :00


Captain Tom Kite selected Fred Couples, a 3 time Cup player, and 1993 Cup member Lee Janzen to fill the last two spots.
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IN Q="These

((TOM KITE/RYDER CUP TEAM CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-Tom Kite/Ryder Cup Team Captain; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...play very well"
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S-Rustburg


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#=S7-8
GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra


Our Friday Football Extra cameras visited the Rustburg Red Devils today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Rustburg;


Former Liberty coach Mike Scharnus takes over for the Devils who return a solid nucleus from last year's squad that went just 3 and 7.
Rustburg scrimmaged Amherst last Friday, and will open the season at Martinsville. With only 33 players suited up this preseason, Scharnus realizes the challenge ahead.
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IN Q="The first couple weeks...

((MIKE SCHARNUS/RUSTBURG HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Mike Scharnus/Rustburg Head Coach;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...that winning tradition."
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Bye


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=NOne
Today's orientation is just the beginning here at V-M-I---
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File

on Wednesday the freshman "rats" meet the rest of the cadet cadre, an experience that is a true introduction to the grueling regimen they will live by in the next few months.
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Talent=Keith


News 7 will be here to bring you that story, and several others this week, as the class of 2001 begins to take its place in V-M-I history.
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