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7VMI


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The campus of V-M-I is getting crowded as 31 women make history as they become cadets.
But the women are not the only new people on campus.
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The media are setting up shop in Lexington.
V-M-I officials are expecting nearly one hundred and fifty newspeople on post to greet the school's first female students.
They have been preparing for this frenzy since February.
But the school has been preparing for the first female cadets for more than a year.
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Besides women's restrooms, the only other change is shades on the windows--to be used only when the cadet is changing.
The cadets are ready to welcome the first co-ed class.
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Colonel Strickler says there is pressure not to repeat the Citadel's mistakes.
But he says they've had time to prepare 31 good female candidates which should help the school's integration program succeed.
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7E-Alumni


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In the wake of women joining the ranks of cadets at V-M-I and the Citadel, a group of alumni have decided to start their own all male Christian military college.
The group plans to start what it calls the Southern Military Institute by the year 2004.
Start up costs would be about 100 million dollars.
Organizers are looking at a possible location in northern Alabama.


7S-Post-Office


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TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The U-P-S walkout is leaving other carriers shuffling schedules to keep up with the increased demand. And it turns out the strike isn't bad news for everyone.
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The walkout has translated into big business for the U-S Postal Service.
So to keep the packages from piling up postal workers are now delivering on Sundays.
Two carriers out of each office work the extra day on a rotating basis.
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((CINDY ASHBY/MAIL CARRIER: I THINK IT CAME AS QUITE A SURPRISE. IT'S BEEN A REAL SHOCK FOR ME HOW MANY WE'VE HAD. IT'S A LOT MORE THAN THE CHRISTMAS RUSH EVEN. I THINK WE'RE DOING PRETTY GOOD SO FAR. HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH IT.))
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Officials say they expect the volume of packages to stay high even after the strike ends.
Some mail order companies have already committed their future business to U-S Postal Service.
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7S-SCLC


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TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Last month's brutal murder in Grayson County is gaining the attention of yet another civil rights group.
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants the F-B-I to investigate the murder of Garnett Paul Johnson as a hate crime.
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The Reverend Curtis Harris of Hopewell is the president of the S-C-L-C's Virginia chapter.
He says the decision was made after officials visited Elk Creek on Thursday and Friday.
Louis James Ceparano was charged with capital murder after Johnson's burned body was found near Ceparano's home.
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Another suspect Emmett Cressel Junior also faces first degree murder and robbery charges in the case.

7weather


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Taking a look at your Monday forecast... Another warm August day with partly sunny skies highs in the upper 80's, nearing 90. -- overnight lows in the 60's with partly cloudy skies moving in
And taking a look ahead....
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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/19/97

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552-WOMEN-VMI


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It's a Historic day at Virginia Military Institute.
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V-M-I's 158-year men-only policy officially ends when 31 young women show up for classes today.
V-M-I has been preparing for the first female cadets for more than a year-- adding female shower and dressing facilities, more lights around campus and shades to barracks windows.
Upperclassmen admit the atmosphere is different.
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((HENRY JAMES/VMI JUNIOR: I EXPECT THEM TO BE NERVOUS WITH THE GIRLS AROUND. IT'S KIND OF DIFFERENT WHEN YOU WALK OUT OF YOUR ROOM AND YOU'RE NOT USED TO SEEING A FEMALE STANDING THERE. ))
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Meantime, the school is bracing for a media frenzy today.
More than 150 journalists and some 20 satellite trucks are expected in Lexington today.
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News 7 will be broadcasting live from V-M-I at five and six.

55E-Alumni


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A group of V-M-I and Citadel alumni have decided to start their own all male Christian military college.
The group plans to start what it calls the Southern Military Institute by the year 2004.
Start up costs would be about 100 million dollars.


55S-Drowning


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Tragedy this weekend on the Roanoke River.
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A 12 year old boy drowned in the Roanoke River Saturday night at Wasena Park.
Three rafters saw Lindsey in the water having trouble and tried to reach him but lost sight of him.
Officials later found the boy's body under several feet of water.
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55S-Encore-Plus


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The Y-W-C-A of the Roanoke Valley is looking to help women who've survivored breast and cervical cancer.
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The "Y" is kicking off a new program, "Encore Plus" for women in recovery--
It's all part of a national program offering support, and rehabilitative exercise-- in the pool, and on dry land.
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((SALLY GRAVELY/YWCA: IF YOU'VE HAD SURGERY,THE RANGE OF MOTION HAS BECOME LIMITED. SO BY TAKING PART IN THE EXERCISES THEY'LL HAVE A CHANCE TO INCREASE THAT RANGE OF MOTION. THE EXERCISES ARE NOT AEROBIC IN ANY FORM OR FASHION. THEY'RE JUST DESIGNED TO HELP THEM REGAIN THE ABILITY THEY MAY HAVE LOST. ))
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"Encore Plus" will also form a support group for patients.
The fee is set on a sliding scale.
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55S-Post-Office


ANCHOR=Melanie
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GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The U-P-S strike is dragging into a third week.
Representatives of the company and striking Teamsters plan to meet today at noon.
Meantime, the U-S Postal Service extended its delivery schedule to keep up with increased demand due to the strike.
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The strike has translated into big business for the Post office.
Postal workers are now delivering on Sundays with two carriers out of each office work the extra day on a rotating basis.
Officials say they expect the volume of packages to stay high even after the strike ends.
Some mail order companies have already committed their future business to U-S Postal Service.
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55weather


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Time again to check out the forecast as you head back to work.
Partly sunny today, with a chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm.
Highs in upper 80s to near 90.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows cooling off into the 60s.
Meanwhile, sunny and comfortable tomorrow.
Highs in the mid 80s.
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82-WOMEN-VMI


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Thirty-one women will make history when they become ``rats'' at the
Virginia Military Institute. (----------------)
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The school's 158 year all-male tradition comes to an end today.
V-M-I has been preparing for the first female cadets for more than a year-- adding female shower and dressing facilities, more lights around campus and shades to barracks windows.
Upperclassmen admit the atmosphere is different.
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((HENRY JAMES/VMI JUNIOR: I EXPECT THEM TO BE NERVOUS WITH THE GIRLS AROUND. IT'S KIND OF DIFFERENT WHEN YOU WALK OUT OF YOUR ROOM AND YOU'RE NOT USED TO SEEING A FEMALE STANDING THERE. ))
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OUT Q=seeing a female standing there.
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Meantime, the school is bracing for a media frenzy today.
More than 150 journalists and some 20 satellite trucks are expected in Lexington today.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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News 7 will be broadcasting live from V-M-I at five and six.

8E-Alumni


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With both V-M-I and the Citadel become co- ed, some alumni are forming their own Christian military college that will be ALL- MALE.
The group plans to start what it calls the Southern Military Institute by the year 2004.
Start up costs would be about 100 million dollars.
Organizers are looking at a possible location in northern Alabama.


8S-Drowning


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Rescue efforts could NOT save the life of a 12- year- old boy who drowned
in the Roanoke River over the weekend. (----------------)
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Michael Darren Lindsey drowned near the low water bridge at Wasena Park.
Three rafters saw Lindsey in the water having trouble and tried to reach him but lost sight of him.
Officials later found the boy's body under several feet of water.
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8Post-Office


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
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GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The U-P-S strike is dragging into a third week.
Representatives of the company and striking Teamsters plan to meet today at noon.
Meantime, the U-S Postal Service extended its delivery schedule to keep up with increased demand due to the strike.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The strike has translated into big business for the Post office.
Postal workers are now delivering on Sundays with two carriers out of each office work the extra day on a rotating basis.
Officials say they expect the volume of packages to stay high even after the strike ends.
Some mail order companies have already committed their future business to U-S Postal Service.
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8S-SCLC


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The F-B-I is getting another request to investigate a killing in Grayson County.
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VO-NAT


The Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants the F-B-I to investigate the murder of Garnett Paul Johnson as a hate crime.
SUPER=04-1991


The Reverend Curtis Harris of Hopewell is the president of the S-C-L-C's Virginia chapter.
He says the decision was made after officials visited Elk Creek on Thursday and Friday.
Louis James Ceparano was charged with capital murder after Johnson's burned body was found near Ceparano's home.
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SS=Hold


Another suspect Emmett Cressel Junior also faces first degree murder and robbery charges in the case.

8S-Encore-Plus


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer


Breast and cervical cancer survivors are being offered support at the
Y-W-C-A of the Roanoke Valley. (----------------)
VO-NAT


The "Y" is kicking off a new program, "Encore Plus" for women in recovery--
It's all part of a national program offering support, and rehabilitative exercise-- in the pool, and on dry land.
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SOT 12:14:31
IN Q=If you've had

((SALLY GRAVELY/YWCA: IF YOU'VE HAD SURGERY,THE RANGE OF MOTION HAS BECOME LIMITED. SO BY TAKING PART IN THE EXERCISES THEY'LL HAVE A CHANCE TO INCREASE THAT RANGE OF MOTION. THE EXERCISES ARE NOT AEROBIC IN ANY FORM OR FASHION. THEY'RE JUST DESIGNED TO HELP THEM REGAIN THE ABILITY THEY MAY HAVE LOST. ))
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VO-NAT


"Encore Plus" will also form a support group for patients.
The fee is set on a sliding scale.
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8weather


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Turning to weather--
Slightly cooler today than it was over the weekend.
Highs around 90, under partly sunny skies.
There's a slight chance of showers or thunderstorm through the afternoon.
Meanwhile, partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 60s.
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