06:00-01

STRIKE-UPS

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


U-P-S customers should be seeing those familiar brown trucks again soon.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Last night Teamsters officials approved a tentative contract agreement with the company and sent it to members for a ratification vote.
That means workers should be back to work this morning.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That's welcome news for some Roanoke workers.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

10:18:55 ((PAUL JOHNSON/UPS WORKER:WE WANT TO GET IT BACK TO WHERE IT WAS, ALL OF US ENJOY WORKING HERE, WE JUST HATE TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, WE ALL HAVE TO TAKE A STAND AND DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Johnson/UPS Worker;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=and do what you need to do.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The settlement comes as welcome news to President Clinton, who's on vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT

4:07:56
IN Q=

((PRESIDENT CLINTON: I THINK IT IS VERY MUCH IN THE INTEREST OF NOT ONLY THE COMPANY AND ITS EMPLOYEES, BUT ALSO OF ALL THE PEOPLE IT SERVES AND OF THE UNITED STATES. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=and of the United States.
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VO-NAT


The new contract creates ten thousand new full-time jobs, limits subcontracting and increases U-P-S contributions to the union's pension and health plans.
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E-POST-OFFICE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=Postal Service


Christiansburg residents are fighting to save a piece of history... and convenience.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The downtown post office is slated to be closed in September.
When that happens, people will have to go to a new, larger post office near the New River Valley Mall.
But some residents say that's unacceptable.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 7:49:48
IN Q=RATHER THAN

((JON HALBERSTADT/CHRISTIANSBURG RESIDENT: RATHER THAN PEOPLE DRIVING 3 OR 4 MILES OUT TO THE SHOPPING AREA-- WHICH IS NOT THE CENTER OF THE POPULATION BASE-- PEOPLE LIVE AROUND HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Jon Halberstadt/Christiansburg Resident;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=AROUND HERE.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Town Council members say they want to preserve the the historic post office building-- But their bid to buy the property was rejected by the United States Postal Service.
Jon Halberstadt (HAL-BER-STAT) says the Postal service is violating federal law by closing a downtown office, without first studying its impact on the community.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 7:47:59
IN Q=POTENTIALLY GETTING

((Jon Halberstadt/Christiansburg Resident: POTENTIALLY GETTING INVOLVED WITH NATIONAL HISTORIC GROUPS, AND IF THERE IS A WAY OF GOING FORWARD WITH WASHINGTON, IT MAY BE A LAWSUIT. THE PROCESS HAS BEEN FLAWED))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=BEEN FLAWED.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Last night, town council passed a resolution asking the Town Manager to try additional steps to keep the post office open.
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E-Chaffin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Twenty years behind bars COULD be the punishment one Floyd County man will face for his part in a fatal traffic accident.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/March 31;


A judge found Timothy Scott Chaffin guilty of aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January 24;


The charge stems from a traffic accident on Peppers Ferry Road that took the life of Steven Burton.
Authorities say Chaffin had a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit when he crashed "head-on" into Burton.
Chaffin will have to spend at least one year in prison-- but could be sentenced to a maximum of 20.
He will be sentenced in October.
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NH-SHOOTING


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shooting


In New Hampshire, police say a man went on a three hour shooting rampage yesterday killing two state troopers, a judge and a newspaper editor.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Colebrook, NH;


Authorities say the gunman apparently held a long standing vendetta against the judge.
The gunman, 67- year- old Carl Dreg, died in a shootout with police.
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E-Church-Steeple


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Franklin County church is ringing in a new era with a new bell tower.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The Highland United Methodist belfry requires no maintenance and can withstand winds up to 100 miles per hour.
To accommodate the growing congregation, a 50 space parking lot will be added, and the Sanctuary, Sunday School and social hall will be expanded.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:52:01:06
IN Q=We've had twenty

((GARY MILSTEAD:WE'VE HAD TWENTY BABIES BORN IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS. WE'VE GOT TO FIND A PLACE TO PUT THEM.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Gary Milstead/Highland United Methodist;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=to put them
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Congregation members snapped pictures to remember the place of worship that's been in some families for more than one generation.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:07:08:19
IN Q=All my ancestors

((MARY SLEDD/CHURCH MEMBER:ALL MY ANCESTORS ARE HERE. MY ANCESTORS AND MY, MY ROOTS ARE HERE))
SUPER=01-Mary Sledd/Church Member;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=are here
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The church is considering using the steeple as a wedding gazebo.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE

On Records Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll cold out of break
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Linda Lee/Elvis Collector; :16
SUPER=12-Grayson Co.; :37
RUNS=2:13
OUT Q=Let's Take a Break


Tape tosses to stocks


5-vmi


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khU
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=VMI


Today marks the beginning of the first co-ed rat line at Virginia Military Institute.
For the next six months the 459 new cadets will undergo a grueling test of their physical, emotional and mental endurance at the hands of upperclassmen.
Yesterday, the students got their first taste of physical training.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington


The women kept pace with men- for the most part, as upperclassmen ran them through the usual drill.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:29:30
IN Q=We're just

((BROOK BARBOUR/F TROOP EXEC. OFFICER: WE'RE JUST TRYING TO EASE THEM INTO THE PROCESS. NOT TRYING TO SCARE THEM IN ANY WAY. IT'S JUST TRYING TO BRING THEM TOGETHER AND MAKING THEM WORK AS A TEAM.))
SUPER=02-Brook Barbour/F Troop Exec. Officer
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=as a team.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


One cadet dropped back and had to sit out for a few minutes.
He eventually joined his company running three-by-three in "doubletime" and counting in cadence.
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E-Southern-Military


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=VMI


Co-education may add a new edge to V-M-I's numerous traditions, but some people are NOT happy with the changes being made.
Ellen Qualls has the latest on a proposed new all-male bastion-- something organizers are calling "Southern Military Institute."
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=This is the picture
SUPER=03-Lexington/August 1996; :00
SUPER=@Ellen2; :35
SUPER=01-Thomas Moncure, Jr./Former VMI Board Member; :43
RUNS=1:47
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.

(( This is the picture that Alabama physicist and VMI alum Mike Guthrie has in his mind.
But instead of Virginia Military Institute in 1996, it's Southern Military Institute in the year 2000 or beyond.
And Guthrie says since news leaked out over the weekend of his plans... a flood of offers of support, including a fully built facility in Texas, make the dream of a privately- funded "SMI" "very achievable."
Tom Moncure sat on VMI's governing board two decades after he says VMI made him a man.
And he was the one who quit when it voted 9 to 8 last fall to admit women.
But he has a hard time explaining what's missing.
sot TAPE ONE 11:49:06

((THOMAS MONCURE, JR./FORMER VMI BOARD MEMBER: THE DIFFICULTY IN TRYING TO EXPLAIN IT THOUGH IS THAT IT IS REPLETE WITH SUBTLETIES AND SUCH MINIMALIST DISTINCTIONS THAT TO AN OUTSIDER THEY ALMOST APPEAR TO HAVE NO MERIT WHATSOEVER.))
runs=:12



sot 12:00:06 TAPE ONE

((THOMAS MONCURE, JR./FORMER VMI BOARD MEMBER: BUT THE IDEA IS THAT YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THIS RELATIVELY GUT-WRENCHING, CERTAINLY EMOTIONALLY CHALLENGING, ADVERSITIVE SYSTEM IN THE PRESENCE OF WOMEN. BECAUSE YOU LOSE THE ABSOLUTELY EGALITARIAN NATURE UPON WHICH IT RESTS.))
runs=:17


So Moncure and Guthrie, and other VMI and Citadel and West Point alumni want to go back... to something they call a Confederate, Christian, military institute for men.
And as they say, they've "got all the targets" in that label.
sot TAPE ONE 11:57:02

((I TEND TO USE SOUTHERN AND CONFEDERATE INTERCHANGEABLY. AND I ACTUALLY PREFER SOUTHERN. AND I THINK SOUTHERN IS MORE APPROPRIATE.))
runs=:08


For those that want it back, offers made in the last three days could lower the price tag from 100- million to around 30- million dollars.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

5-Child-Support


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=none


If Congress passes it, the I-R-S could start punishing parents who fail to pay child support.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


JoAnn Cales says she and her two girls left an alleged alcoholic and abusive husband.
She says the family struggles financially when the child support check doesn't arrive.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:54:01
IN Q=It's just the disappointment

((JOANN CALES/PARENT: IT'S JUST THE DISAPPOINTMENT ON THEIR FACES WHEN WE LOOK IN THE MAILBOX AND THE CHECK HASN'T COME.))
SUPER=01-JoAnn Cales/Parent;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=hasn't come
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A proposed bill would put the I-R-S in charge--
That means taking the money directly from the offender's paycheck and slapping deadbeat parents with felony charges.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:17:11
IN Q=Crossing state lines

((JEFF CUMBO/CHILD SUPPORT ADVOCATE: CROSSING STATE LINES WILL DO THIS PERSON NO GOOD. NOW IF HE WANTS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY, WE'RE WORKING ON THAT TOO.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Cumbo/Child Support Advocate;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=that too
(----------------)
VO-NAT


State employees admit its tough to track deadbeat parents who leave Virginia.
But they are pleased with their work...
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:07:44
IN Q=We've collected

((LISHA WHITLOCK/DEPT. OF CHILD SUPPORT ENHANCEMENT: WE'VE COLLECTED OVER NINETEEN MILLION DOLLARS AND I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING WE CAN BE PROUD OF. AND WE ARE PROUD OF IT.))
SUPER=01-Lisha Whitlock/Child Support Enforcement;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=proud of it
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Virginia Social Services says every month, more than 400-thousand children wait for a check that never comes.
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E-Young


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


The former Mayor of Atlanta and ambassador to the United Nations has travelled the world.
Yesterday Andrew Young came to Lynchburg.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Young was presented with a framed copy of the painting "Lord, Plant My Feet On Higher Ground" honoring civil rights leaders in Lynchburg's history.
He says America's problems today are not so much about race as they are about opportunity.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:53:27
IN Q=The people that

((ANDREW YOUNG/FORMER U.N. AMBASSADOR: THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HAVING THE DIFFICULTIES, WHETHER THEY BE IN CRIME OR BURNING CHURCHES AS PART OF HATE GROUPS BLACK OR WHITE, ARE BY AND LARGE REACTING TO THE FACT THAT THEY FEEL LEFT OUT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM.))
SUPER=01-Andrew Young/Former U.N. Ambassador; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=the American dream.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Young will discuss "Diversity in the Workplace" during a speech at Lynchburg College this morning.
(----------------)



Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon


Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'
Most people can remember where they were that day in 1977 when they first heard the news that the King of rock and roll was dead.
On August 24th he was scheduled to appear here in roanoke, and like thousands of others Linda Lee already had her tickets.
But in stead of a trip to the Civic center she ended up making a pilgrimage with hundreds of thousands of others to Graceland for the King's Funeral.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=12-Memphis, TN; :00


Fans from all over the world still make that trip. Grace land accepts over 700 thousand visitors a year. And that number will probably be much higher after the throngs of people that showed up there last weekend to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his death...or at least the day he supposedly died.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Steve
SS=NONE


Linda Lee was at the funeral and a little later we'll share her thoughts on what happened to the king.
By the way Kimberly she still has her tickets to the 1977 Roanoke show tucked away in a safety deposit box.

(Toss to Kimberly)


UPS-STRIKE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


Some teamsters workers will be back on the job at U-P-S today.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Last night union officials approved a new contract, ending the two week old strike.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


U-P-S is gearing up to resume full operations today, but company officials warn the first few days will probably be a little hectic.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

10:10:23 ((DAVID WALKER/WORKER: I'M NOT A SOAP OPERA FAN, I'M A PAINTER IN THE DAYTIME AND STUDENT AT NIGHT SO THIS IS GOOD FOR ME I'LL BE GLAD TO GO BACK TO WORK. 10:09:02 GLEN CAMPBELL: WE'RE REALLY OPTIMISTIC BUT WE STILL HAVE TO VOTE ON IT.))
SUPER=01-David Walker/UPS Worker;
SUPER=01-Glen Campbell/UPS Worker; :07 QUICK
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=TO VOTE ON IT.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The new five year contract will now be sent to members for a ratification vote.
It creates ten-thousand new full- time jobs, limits subcontracting and increase U-P-S contributions to the unions pension and health plans.
(----------------)



Clinton-ups


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


The U-P-S settlement comes as welcome news to President Clinton, who's on vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
And as Mark Knoller reports, the settlement isn't the only reason the president is celebrating.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Martha's Vineyard; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Knoller/Reporting; 1:21
RUNS=1:41
OUT Q=on Martha's Vineyard.


valujet


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The National Transportation Safety Board is laying the blame for last year's Valujet crash in the Florida Everglades.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


At hearings yesterday, the N-T-S-B blamed Valujet, its contractor Sabretech and the F-A-A.
It said SabreTech failed to prevent oxygen generators from being improperly
loaded on the plane, ValuJet failed to provide proper oversight,--- and the

F-A-A should have provided smoke detectors or fire extinquishers on the jetliner.
(----------------)



S-Meals-Wheels


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


Breakfast is the newest meal on the menu for the Meals on Wheels program.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday morning, volunteer Jeanne Quill and her granddaughter Christina Sundt (suhnt) delivered two meals to each of the men and women on their route.
The L-O-A Area Agency on Aging is one of just 20 groups in the nation selected for a six- month demonstration project.
And participants, such as Ray Sexton, say they appreciate the extra meal.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I can't do it by myself

((RAY SEXTON: I CAN'T DO IT BY MYSELF, AND I CAN'T COOK ANYTHING REAL HARD TO COOK. I MEAN I CAN OPEN A CAN OF SOMETHING OR OTHER AND HEAT IT UP, SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT THAT'S ABOUT ALL I CAN DO. AND THIS MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE DOESN'T IT? OH YEAH, IT CERTAINLY DOES.))
SUPER=07-Ray Sexton;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=certainly does.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The L- O- A hopes to continue the breakfast program after the six month pilot project ends.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record Set

SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll cold out of birthdays
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=12-Grayson Co.; :00
SUPER=13-Linda Lee/Elvis Collector; :18
RUNS=2:35
OUT Q=But I can try



Live=Steve
(toss to Melanie)



2-E-Chaffin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Floyd County man could spend 20 years in prison for causing a fatal traffic accident.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/March 31;


A judge found Timothy Scott Chaffin guilty of aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January 24;


The charge stems from a traffic accident on Peppers Ferry Road that took the life of Steven Burton.
Authorities say Chaffin had a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit when he crashed "head-on" into Burton.
Chaffin will have to spend at least one year in prison-- but could be sentenced to a maximum of 20.
He will be sentenced in October.
(----------------)



Pope


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The state has executed Carlton Jerome Pope for killing and robbing a Portsmouth woman, Cynthia Gray, in 19-86.
Pope was put to death by injection last night at the Greensville Correctional Center.
In a final statement, he said (quote) "I thank God for giving me peace."
His attorney said Pope became a Christian in prison and studied the Bible.

E-Child-Support


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=NONE


Punishing parents who don't pay child support can be easier said than done,
but as Tina Tenret reports, the tax man may soon have that power.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=On her seventh birthday
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-JoAnn Cales/Stacey's Mother; :10
SUPER=01-Jeff Cumbo/Child Support Advocate; :47
SUPER=@Tina1; :57
SUPER=01-Lisha Whitlock/Child Support Enforcement; 1:17
RUNS=1:43
OUT Q=Tina Tenret, News7, Danville

((
On her seventh birthday, Stacey Cales looked in the mailbox and waited for a phone call.
When no word came from her father, Stacey called a child support hotline.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:38:52
IN Q=She had said

((JOANN CALES/STACEY'S MOTHER: SHE HAD SAID MY NAME IS STACY, AND I'M LOOKING AT THIS YELLOW PIECE OF PAPER THAT SAYS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE COLLECTING CHILD SUPPORT TO CALL THE NUMBER. SO I'M CALLING BECAUSE MY DADDY DIDN'T GIVE ME MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=my birthday present


JoAnn Cales says ever since she left her violent and alcoholic husband, she and the two girls have been living on welfare and child support checks.
If those checks don't come, Jackie and Stacy don't get school clothes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:36:38
IN Q=So how do you feel

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: SO HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN IT DOESN'T COME? JACKIE CALES: ANGRY.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=angry


A new bill in Congress would make the IRS -- NOT states -- responsible for collecting child support.
Deadbeat parents would face felony charges.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:22:10
IN Q=Anybody who thinks

((JEFF CUMBO/CHILD SUPPORT ADVOCATE: ANYBODY WHO THINKS THE I-R-S CAN'T COLLECT MONEY, ALL I GOTTA SAY NEVER OWED 'EM ANY. IF THEY SEND ME A BILL, I'LL SEND THEM A CHECK.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=send them a check

standup
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: MANY STATES HAVE DIFFERENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS, AND THAT CAN MAKE IT TOUGH TO FIND PARENTS WHO SKIP STATE LINES. THIS BILL WOULD ALLOW THE FEDS TO TAKE CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTLY FROM PAYCHECKS, ANYWHERE IN THE U-S.))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=for work


But state employees say they're doing just fine.
They already intercept tax refunds and cancel driver's licenses when parents don't pay.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:07:22
IN Q=We collect a lot

((LISHA WHITLOCK/DEP'T OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT: WE COLLECT A LOT OF MONEY. I THINK WE PROVIDE A VERY GOOD SERVICE AND I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OTHER GROUP HERE THAT HAS COLLECTED ANYTHING FOR ANY OF THE CUSTODIAL PARENTS. THIS AGENCY, THIS OFFICE HERE DOES THE COLLECTIONS.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=does the collections


Virginia Social Services says every month more than 400-thousand Virginia children wait for a check that never comes.
Stacey and Jackie Cales know what that feels like.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))

E-VMI-Day-2


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=VMI


V-M-I's first co-ed class begins the traditional rat line today.
The annual initiation ritual is a grueling one that tests physical, emotional and mental endurance.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington


Yesterday morning the cadets got a taste of what they're in for today- with a bit of organized exercise... called "P-T" for physical training.
The upperclassmen in charge of this exercise say they're breaking in the freshmen rats easily... a preview of today when the rats meet the cadets.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10;30:35
IN Q=

((BROOK BARBOUR/F TROOP EXEC. OFFICER: AS LONG AND DRAINING AS IT IS, THEY'LL BE RUNNING UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS A LOT. THE WHOLE DAY IS SO DRAINING PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY THAT IT'S MORE TOUGHER THAN THE P-T, ESSENTIALLY.))
SUPER=01-Brook Barbour/F Troop Exec. Officer
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=essentially.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The class of freshmen rats now stands at 460 cadets-- one young man has quit, so far.
V-M-I reports all thirty women who signed in Monday remain enrolled.
(----------------)



5-Church-Steeple


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=NONE


One local church got a new look yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The steeple of a century old church in Callaway was replaced yesterday as the community watched.
For four years Highland United Methodist Church has been looking into replacing the weathered steeple.
Mary Sledd says she's been going to the church for 63 years, and sits in the same pew every Sunday.
She says the transfiguration is good, as long as the past is not forgotten.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:07:45:03
IN Q=Things change

((MARY WEBB-SLEDD/CHURCH MEMBER:THINGS CHANGE WE ACCEPT IT, BUT WE HAVE TO REMEMBER WHY IT'S HERE OUR GRANDPARENTS AND PARENTS MADE IT POSSIBLE))
SUPER=01-Mary Webb-Sledd/Church Member;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=it possible.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The steeple is the first of three building additions over the next couple of years.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB


In sports,
Bobby Bonilla capped a six-run fifth with a grand slam to power Florida over the Chicago Cubs 8-to-1.
For yesterday's scores from the diamond, let's checks the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-j/Lynchburg/2//Salem/1///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Toronto/6//Chicago/5////Minnesota/2/j/Detroit/8///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Baltimore/12//Kansas City/9///j/Milwaukee/8//Texas/2///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Cleveland/7//Seattle/5///j/Anaheim/12//New York/4///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-/Chicago/1/j/Florida/8///j/San Francisco/9//Philadelphia/5///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/4//Houston/3////Colorado/5/j/Cincinnati/6///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/St.Louis/12//Montreal/5///j/Los Angeles/4//New York/2///;
RUNS=:49

(-------------) OUT Q=....last score."