06:00-01

1-Chemical-Fire

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=fire


Fire continues to burn at a warehouse in Smyth County, sending toxic fumes into the air.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink


Teresa Hamilton joins us from the site in Atkins with the latest.
Live=Teresa Full/Starlink
SUPER=@teresa1;
SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:return home )
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Willard Hutton/Smyth Co. Resident; QUICK :00
SUPER=03-Smyth Co.; :11
SUPER=01-Charles Harrington/Smyth Co. Emergency Services; :31
RUNS=:46
OUT Q=from the scene
Live=Teresa Full/Starlink
SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;
( ad lib)
(Q:Any idea when the fire may be out?)
Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink
ANCHOR=Melanie


Because of the fire Atkins Elementary School in Smyth County will be closed today.

VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=VMI


Incoming cadets at Virginia Military Institute have been initiated into the "rat line."
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Lexington;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=(cadre screaming at rats)
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VO-NAT

from 97-61
For the first time women are participating in the grueling training regime.
The "in your face" training is meant to test the cadets' physical and mental endurance.
The training is tough; on average a quarter of the cadets drop out in a typical year.
Two men already dropped out this week.
But all 30 female cadets remain.
Yesterday, the woman appeared to be the target of rival school prank.
Some thirty dead rats were left on the school's parade grounds, next to them was a towel on which someone wrote Save the Males.
School officials believe it was the work of students from neighboring Washington and Lee.
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ups


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


It's a bittersweet victory for the teamsters in the U-P-S strike.
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VO-NAT


The 15-day national strike has ended but the delivery company has told thousands of employees to stay home until business improves.
Company officials estimate the walkout cost U-P-S five percent of its business.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In Roanoke, U-P-S Management says about half of its 600 workers began delivering yesterday.
And it looks like the Roanoke hub has lost some of its business to the U-S Postal Service.
Orvis says it's staying with the post Office to ship half of what used to be shipped by U-P-S.
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car-chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=NONE


A chase through the streets of Roanoke early this morning ended when police arrested a Roanoke man driving on a suspended license.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning


Police say they tried to stop Jimmy Johnson Deel, Junior on Interstate 5-81.

He apparently made it to Wasena Avenue near Memorial Bridge, at times reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour.
When he turned onto Wasena Avenue he lost control, jumped the curb, and hit another vehicle.
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SOT 33:24
IN Q=pulled up to

((JASON LUNDY/EYEWITNESS: PULLED UP TO THE GAS PUMPS, HEARD SIRENS, LOOKED AROUND SAW A PICKUP TRUCK COMING UP THE STREET, SKIDDED SIDEWAYS, POPPED THE CURB, HIT THAT GUY'S AWNING. ))
SUPER=01-Jason Lundy/Witness;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=guy's awning.
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VO-NAT


Police say the suspect then tried to flee on foot, but officers apprehended him about a block away.
No one was injured in the crash.
Johnson is charged with two hit and runs, reckless driving and alluding police.
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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
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=12-Craig Co.; :00
SUPER=13-Gene Nervo/Director; :18
RUNS=2:49
OUT Q=Later on in the broadcast


Tape tosses to stocks


2-Chemical-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=fire


A thick cloud of black smoke continues ot hover over a burning warehouse in Smyth County.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink


Teresa Hamilton joins us from the scene in Atkins with the latest.
Live=Teresa Full/Starlink
SUPER=@teresa1;
SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;
( ad lib)
(ROLLCUE:return home)
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Anna Johnston/American Red Cross; :00
SUPER=03-Smyth Co.; :13
SUPER=01-Charles Harrington/Smyth Co. Emergency Services; :30
RUNS=:48
OUT Q=get out of it



Live=Teresa Full/Starlink
SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;
( ad lib)



Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink
(Q: Is the fire affecting the traffic?)



2-Shot=Mel/Kmc
ANCHOR=Melanie


Because of the fire Atkins Elementary School in Smyth County will be closed today.

E-Dead-RATs


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#edit
GRAPHIC=VMI


"Rat line initiation" is underway at the Virginia Military Institute.
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SOT

from 97-61
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Lexington;
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=(shouting at cadets)
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VO-NAT


For the first time women are participating in the grueling training regime.
The "rat line" is a six month ordeal designed to test a students physical and mental endurance.
Meantime, campus police had to deal with some real life rats yesterday morning.
Thirty dead rats were left on the school's parade grounds, next to them was a towel printed with the slogan SAVE THE MALES.
It's believed the rats were left as a prank by students from Washington and Lee.
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E-Amherst-Found


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=NONE


A day-long search for a robbery suspect in Amherst County ended last night.
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VO-NAT


That's when Amherst County Sheriff's deputies caught up with 20- year- old Charles E. Thomas-
He's charged with robbery in (Fa-KEER) Fauquier County.
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


Thomas was captured less than a mile from his sister's home in Monroe.
A resident near the area spotted a man fitting the suspect's description and called police.
That call and police dogs led deputies to Thomas.
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Wheat-First


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MOrn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-43)
GRAPHIC=First Union


In July First Union acquired Signet, now it's creating the largest retail brokerage in the Southeast.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Charlotte bank has bought Wheat First Butcher Singer, a Richmond securities firm.
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SOT RICHMOND TAPE 01:03:58
IN Q=What you've

((MARC ROSE/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: WHAT YOU'VE SEEN IS IN THE LAST FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS, FIVE OR SIX DIFFERENT SECURITIES FIRMS BEING BOUGHT OUT BY COMMERCIAL BANKS, SO THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT HAS CHANGED, SO WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO BARGAIN WITH SOMEBODY THAT WE WANTED TO BE WITH.))
SUPER=01-Marc Rose/Wheat First Butcher Singer;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=be with.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The two companies don't anticipate any major changes in employment, including the half dozen Wheat First locations in our area.
Wheat First will still have separate offices, just under the new name "Wheat First Union".
First Union will pay 471-million dollars, in the form of stock, to complete the acquisition.
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S-Center-Square


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=None


The foundation that operates Center in the Square is extending its reach to two more cultural groups in the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT


Opera Roanoke and the Roanoke Ballet Theatre will maintain their offices in the Jefferson Center.
But they will soon receive the same benefits as the five groups that occupy Center in the Square.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences has agreed to pick up their rent and other basic expenses.
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SOT
IN Q=It really means that

((JENEFER DAVIES-MANSFIELD/ROANOKE BALLET THEATRE: IT REALLY MEANS THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, WE WILL HAVE FINANCIAL AND THEREBY ARTISTIC INDEPENDENCE.)) ((WILLIAM KRAUSE/OPERA ROANOKE: WE'RE VERY PLEASED AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO A BRIGHT FUTURE WITH THE FOUNDATION. WE'LL DO OUR BEST TO ADVANCE THEIR MISSION AND SUPPORT THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS HERE.))
SUPER=01-Jenefer Davies-Mansfield/Roanoke Ballet Theatre; :00
SUPER=01-William Krause/Opera Roanoke; :09
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=other organizations here.
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VO-NAT


Officials with Center in the Square say the addition of two more organizations will not take money away from the existing tenants.
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Two-Steve


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


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon


Welcome Back to News 7 Mornin'
While at Wilderness Adventure camp kids learn Native American skills as part of their training.
They are taught plant identification, rope making as well as fire by friction...the old rubbing things together to start a fire really does work.
The cost for kids at Wilderness adventure is 595 dollars per week and everything is included.
It's located outside New Castle just off route 615.
And kids aren't the only ones who can benefit from the self confidence oriented training.
Even the Staff at V-M-I heads over to the camp for a team work retreat before the start of the new year.
Coming up next I'm going to do a little rock climbing with the nine and ten- year- old campers.

(Toss to Kimberly)


3-Chemical-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=fire


Some 500 people from the Smyth County community of Atkins were evacuated when a warehouse fire produced a cloud of poisonous smoke.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink


Teresa Hamilton joins us from the site in Atkins with an update.
Live=Teresa Full/Starlink
SUPER=@teresa1;
SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:return home )
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Willard Hutton/Smyth Co. Resident; QUICK :00
SUPER=03-Smyth Co.; :11
SUPER=01-Charles Harrington/Smyth Co. Emergency Services; :31
RUNS=:46
OUT Q=from the scene
Live=Teresa Full/Starlink
SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;
( ad lib)



Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink
ANCHOR=Melanie


Because of the fire Atkins Elementary School in Smyth County will be closed today.

NH-SHOOTING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


In New Hampshire last night, police used blasting caps to torch a barn belonging to a man who killed four people in a shooting rampage on Tuesday.
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VO-NAT


The gunman, Carl Drega, died in a shootout with police.
SUPER=03-Colebrook, NH;


Police say Drega's home and property were booby trapped with secret tunnels filled with hundreds of pounds of explosives, the same type used in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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E-UPS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=UPS strike


The Strike against United Parcel Service may be over- but that doesn't mean all UPS employees will be heading back to work.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


While 185-thousand employees went on strike more than two weeks ago.. not all returned to work.
U-P-S management in Roanoke says about half of the 600 workers began delivering packages yesterday.
Company officials say they hope to hire back more workers as business picks up.
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SOT 11:07:22
IN Q=Well certainly

((WARREN KING/SOUTHWEST DIVISION MANAGER:WELL CERTAINLY THEY'RE STILL EMPLOYEES OF UNITED PARCEL SERVICE. WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE WORK FOR THEM RIGHT NOW AND AS THE WORK COMES BACK, WE HOPE TO GET THEM ALL BACK))
SUPER=01-Warren King/Southwest Division Manager;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=all back.
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VO-NAT


Some local businesses like Orvis are staying with the Post Office for half of what used to be shipped by U-P-S.
Postmaster Billy Martin says priority mail and regular mail remain up 50-percent, and express mail is still up 70-percent since the strike ended.
The operations manager for clothing retailer J-Crew in Lynchburg says the strike could have been a catastrophe if it had lasted much longer or taken place during the holiday season.
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TEACHERS-VIOLENCE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORN
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#net k
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


Roanoke's School Board nominated a committee to study violence in schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But the Roanoke Education Association is NOT happy.
The teacher's group called a press conference yesterday to say the school board didn't nominate enough of their members for the committee.
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SOT 16:14:56
IN Q=THE ONLY THING

((ESTHER CIRASUNDA/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: THE ONLY THING THAT WE CAN DO, IS MAKE SURE THAT THROUGH OUR REPRESENTATION ON THE COMMITTEE, THAT WE DO INFORM THEM OF WHAT THE TEACHER'S SURVEY RESULTS SHOWED, AND THE MAIN ISSUE, THAT TEACHERS ARE NOT BEING SUPPORTED BY ADMINISTRATORS. ))
SUPER=01-Esther Cirasunda/Roanoke Education
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=by administrators.
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VO-NAT


The 25 person committee is made up of eight teachers-- and the R-E-A says that's not enough representation.
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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
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Duncan HallBrown/Rock Climbing Specialist; :12
SUPER=12-Craig Co.; :38
RUNS=3:00
OUT Q=Nice big reach



Live=Steve
(toss to Melanie)



S-Innovative-Therapies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=Children's Health


Up to ten percent of all children have language impairments-- trouble distinguishing and responding to certain elements of speech.
Connie Stevens reports, in Roanoke County there's now a high-tech way to help these kids.
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SOT
IN Q=Sometimes it manifests
SUPER=01-Aditi Silverstein/Innovative Therapies; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :16
SUPER=04-Scientific Learning Corporation; :31
SUPER=01-Paul Walker/Fast ForWord Student; :47
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=CS. News 7.

((
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SOT 11:22:56
IN Q=Sometimes

((ADITI SILVERSTEIN/INNOVATIVE THERAPIES: SOMETIMES IT MANIFESTS IN A PROCESSING DIFFICULTY WHERE YOU ASK A CHILD A QUESTION AND YOU KNOW THEY HEARD YOU, BUT THEY DON'T ANSWER OR YOU ASK THEM AN INSTRUCTION TO DO SOMETHING, THEY DON'T REMEMBER ALL PARTS OF IT. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=all parts of it.


Aditi Silverstein wants to stop the far-reaching consequences of language-learning impairments in their tracks-- problems speaking, reading and hearing.
Her weapon-- a computer program called Fast For Word-- a sort-of aerobic workout for the brain.
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SOT 1:09:55 tape 2
IN Q=NAT SOUND
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=NAT SOUND


Fast For Word uses slowed-down processed speech.
Despite the repetitive actions, these games grab kids' attention-- they're rewarded with high scores.
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SOT 1:09:03 tape 2
IN Q=NAT SOUND
RUNS=:04
OUT Q= NAT SOUND
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SOT 11:02:36
IN Q=The really fun

((PAUL WALKER: THE REALLY FUN GAME IS THE ONE WITH THE FARM AND I HAD TO CATCH THE ANIMALS AND I HAD A LOT OF POINTS. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=a lot of points.
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SOT 1:10:06 tape 2
IN Q=NAT SOUND
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=NAT SOUND


Silverstein says she's seen kids make gains of up to two years in language-learning skills-- in just six-to-eight weeks.
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SOT 11:25:47
IN Q=So these

((ADITI SILVERSTEIN: SO THESE CHILDREN ARE NOW TALKING MORE.THEY ARE UNDERSTANDING MORE, ONE MOTHER TOLD ME HER CHILD FOR THE FIRST TIME-- AN EIGHT YEAR OLD-- GOT A JOKE AND LAUGHED AT IT, THEY'RE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS, MANY OF THE CHILDREN ARE DOING MUCH BETTER WITH THEIR READING SKILLS. ))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=reading skills.


This program will not replace speech therapy-- but may bring better, faster, results for both teacher and student.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))
(TOSS TO BUMP)



4-Chemical-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=fire


A plastics warehouse in Smyth County went up in flames, filling the air with a poisonous gas.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink


Teresa Hamilton is at the scene in Atkins with the latest.
Live=Teresa Full/Starlink
SUPER=@teresa1;
SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;
( ad lib)
SUPER=01-Charles Harrington/Smyth Co. Emergency Services;
( ad lib)
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Smyth Co.;
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Live=Teresa Full/Starlink
SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;



Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink



ANCHOR=Melanie


Because of the fire Atkins Elementary School in Smyth County will be closed today.

E-VMI-Day-3


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=VMI


Female cadets at Virginia Military Institute have begun their 6 months of tough, sometimes in your face training.
Keith Humphry was there yesterday when 30 women got their first taste of the "rat line."
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SOT
IN Q=It's got to be
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Lorence/Regimental Executive Officer; :27
SUPER=02-Jen Jolin/VMI Rat; :56
SUPER=01-Kevin Trujillo/Senior Class President; 1:03
SUPER=01-Jennifer Buettner/Texas A&M Exchange Student; 1:29
RUNS=1:46
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7

((
It's got to be intimidating for a 17 or 18 year old- -away from home, perhaps, for the first time... to be met with this on his or HER third day at college.
But it's not your ordinary school.... most of the military training is conducted by STUDENTS- -a group of upperclass cadets called the "cadre."
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SOT
IN Q=From these men

((FROM THESE MEN YOU WILL LEARN EVERYTHING YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW TO SURVIVE HERE.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=


No cussing. No touching. And no amount of concession to the differences between men and women.
Those were the unspoken marching orders as the all- male cadre put the first co-ed class through the first day of a six- month exercise in discipline and military training.
Jennifer Jolin of Highland County seemed to take it all in stride.
She'd ARRIVED here with a good attitude.
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SOT 14:59:20
IN Q=Really the only difference

(( ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=that either.
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SOT 9:38:15 AM briefing
IN Q=But I believe

(( ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=of the system.


The system is one of adversity. It's tough enough that they EXPECT as many as five percent of these young people to quit by the end of the week.
The ones who succeed are the ones who can take it in stride- -with a sense of humor... maybe even get the cadre to work for you.
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SOT
IN Q=That's what the

(( ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=freshmen.


Buettner- -one of the exchange students from Texas A-and-M-- praised the all-male cadre for their even- handed approach.
There's no telling what the rats may think. They're still off limits.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

S-Couple-Dead


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=None


Lynchburg authorities do not suspect foul play in the deaths of an elderly husband and wife who died within minutes of each other Tuesday night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Police say 92- year- old Lloyd Smith found his 84- year- old wife in the bathroom of their Clayton Avenue home.
Augusta Smith apparently had died of natural causes.
Her husband went next door to ask a neighbor for help, but fell down outside the house, hitting his head on the driveway.
That's where the neighbor found him in the morning.
An autopsy will be performed today, but police believe Smith died from the head injury.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
St. Louis broke through for six runs in the last three innings to beat Montreal.
For yesterday's scores from the dugout, let's checks the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-/Lynchburg/5/j/Salem/6///;
SUPER=X5012;
SUPER=0105-/Elizabethton/1/j/Pulaski/5////Johnson City/1/j/Martinsville/4///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Toronto/6/j/Chicago/12///j/Seattle/1//Cleveland/0///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Baltimore/4//Kansas City/2///j/Milwaukee/6//Texas/2///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Boston/7//Oakland/5//5-4 Boston Game 2/j/New

York/7//Anaheim/1//8-5 New York Game 2/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Chicago/5/j/Florida/6////San Diego/3/j/Pittsburgh/7///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/3//Houston/1///j/Colorado/5//Cincinnati/3///;
RUNS=:49

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