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ANCHOR=Keith

They're accused of opening fire in the middle of the dance floor.
We KNOW at least one of the suspects: a former high school football player... now in graduate school.
We'll start with that story on NEWS 7 tonight.
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VO-NAT


We'll see the evidence of grief over the death of Princess Diana- -right here at home- -and make a distinction between paparazzi and legitimate news photography.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason will join us LIVE from Lexington with Rick Mast and Dale Earnhardt plus, the Skins lose Terry Allen for Sunday game in Pittsburgh.
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VO-NAT eng#


And former Tech great Bruce Smith has a sobering day in court as he is convicted of drunken driving.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


After a line of showers moves out, we will be between weather systems for a day. Then some October air arrives in September. Details ahead.

B'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Shooting


One of three brothers accused in a fatal shooting near Virginia Tech is a former Magna Vista High School football player.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Sunday;


The three are being held tonight on 100-thousand dollars bond.
Twenty-four year old Leon Scales and his twin brothers 23-year old Terry and Kerry Scales were arrested Sunday, accused in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another.
Blacksburg Police say the victims were shot at close range on the dance floor of a local night spot.
The homicide has shocked and confused the community.
Leon Scales was a graduate student at Virginia Tech and all district football player in high school.
Terry Scales is a student at Radford and Kerry is employed in Martinsville.
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Vandalism


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=None


The newly renovated Mill Mountain star is still battling an old problem.
Just before the star was re-lit, workers had to remove graffiti from the structure.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Since then, vandals threw a picnic table off the new overlook, and damaged a new sign by one of the walk ways.
There's some confusion about what happened to the cast iron sign at the base of the star.
Parks and Rec workers at the mountain-top park told us it was vandalized, but this evening city officials told us it might have been damaged by the contractor renovating the star.
Either way, it will be replaced.
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Morris


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Neal Morris


The Danville police chief refuses to resign.
Neal Morris says the call to step down comes from a convicted felon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


Reverend Thomas Motley leads a civil rights group called C-PAC, Christians Policing against Corruption.
He says Morris should leave the job because he hasn't done enough to prevent the use of excessive force on black suspects.
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week;


Motley points to an incident last week--Officer Dewey Hancock, Jr. shot and killed an alleged shoplifter during a parking lot scuffle.
Hancock is white, the suspect was black.
Chief Morris notes Motley has two drug convictions from 1981 in Henrico County.
He says Motley should wait for the results of a state police investigation into last week's shooting.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: I WORK FOR THE PEOPLE OF DANVILLE, ALL THE PEOPLE OF DANVILLE, INCLUDING HIM. BUT I'M NOT GOING TO LET A PERSON LIKE HIM TELL ME WHEN TO RESIGN OR HOW TO DO MY JOB BECAUSE HE DOESN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.))
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OUT Q=about it
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Thomas Motley


Reverend Motley says bringing up past charges will not deter him.

Tabloids


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Diana 1961-1997


As the investigation into the death of Princess Diana focuses on paparazzi, photographers who stalk celebrities, the mainstream press is feeling some of the heat.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Newsroom


Eric Earnhart is here to tell us why one journalism professor says the public is making a mistake.
Live=Eric Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Eric1;


Keith, just a little while ago, we were photographing a tabloid magazine rack for this story... and I heard a comment behind me..."they must be photographing Diana, that's just terrible."
Many people see the press in a different light now.
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IN Q=Flowers and remembrances
SUPER=03-Roanoke
SUPER=01-Louis Hodges/Journalism Ethics Professor;
SUPER=03-Lexington;
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OUT Q=very sharp and clear


Flowers and remembrances placed at the base of the Mill Mountain star show how close the accident across the ocean hits at home.
The anger directed toward the paparazzi photographers who pursued Diana, and other public figures, is also expected to spill over onto the mainstream press.
Washington and Lee professor Lou Hodges says that anger is misdirected.

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(( THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT THESE PEOPLE WHO GO AROUND CHASING CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR CAMERAS CAN SELL THE MATERIAL THEY GET, IS EVIDENCE THAT MANAGERS OF NEWS ORGANIZATIONS WILL BUY IT. AND THE REASON THAT MANAGERS, NOT JOURNALISTS, BUY IT, IS THAT THE PUBLIC WANTS TO SEE THIS KIND OF GORY DETAIL ABOUT WRECKED CARS AND SO ON. ))
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Hodges says the public needs to understand the difference between journalists trying to get a legitimate story, and opportunistic photographers who pursue their prey to the death.


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(( LOUIS HODGES/WASHINGTON AND LEE JOURNALISM PROFESSOR; THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT JOURNALISTS, THESE PEOPLE ARE BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS WHO GO ABOUT TRYING TO GATHER INFORMATION ON FILM THAT THEY CAN SELL TO MANAGERS WHO MANAGE JOURNALISTS AS WELL, AND THAT DISTINCTION'S GOTTA BE MADE VERY SHARP AND CLEAR.))
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Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Newsroom




Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Parents of Bedford school kids are paying extra to cover the bill for classroom supplies this year. Coming up on News 7 at Six, Steve Smallshaw continues his special report looking into the school system's money problems.
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And they are heading home. Salem-based Army Reservists have spent almost eight months overseas, but they'll soon be back in the Commonwealth.
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Terp


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=Don Terp


The man running against Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors chairman this fall unveiled his latest proposal to save taxpayers money.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Independent candidate Don Terp proposes turning county real estate appraising efforts over to outside contractors, and changing the frequency of the appraisals to every three years rather than every year.
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IN Q=By changing

((DON TERP/I-BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CAND.: BY CHANGING TO ONE EVERY THREE YEARS INSTEAD OF EVERY YEAR, WE CAN CUT THE COSTS TO A THIRD. THIS MEANS THAT IN, ON THAT CYCLE, WE'LL SAVE WELL OVER ONE- POINT- TWO- MILLION- DOLLARS ))
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OUT Q=one- point- two- million- dollars.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Don Terp


Terp says this is the system used in surrounding counties.
SS=Bob Johnson


Hollins supervisor Bob Johnson disagrees, calling Terp's plan "ludicrous", adding it's contrary to the way other communities appraise property.
Johnson says Terp wants to turn back the clock and live in the Roanoke County of 1980.

Beyer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


The Democratic Candidate for Governor wants to drive the point home: education is key.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Don Beyer spoke Spanish to students while visiting Danville's Langston Focus Center.
The Center is a new branch of G-W High School.
Such "focus schools" focus classroom instruction on one theme: international relations or business, for example.
One third of Danville students leave school before graduating, but Beyer promises to cut the state drop-out rate in half, if he is elected governor.
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SOT 2:02:10
IN Q=My opponent

((DON BEYER/(D) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: MY OPPONENT WOULD USE PUBLIC SCHOOL MONEY, TAKE IT AWAY FROM LANGSTON FOCUS AND G-W HIGH SCHOOL AND SPEND IT ON PRIVATE AND RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS. I THINK THAT'S FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG AND THAT'S ONE OF MANY DIVISIVE ISSUES IN THIS CAMPAIGN.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
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OUT Q=in this campaign
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VO-NAT


Beyer also used the first day of school in THAT area to make a pitch for closer state regulation of day- care centers.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Jim Gilmore


A spokesman for Beyer's opponent, Republican Jim Gilmore, says he's never proposed taking money from public schools, and he supports focus schools as an educational option.

Two-Bedford


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=G is for Growth


Some of its schools are overcrowded, others badly need renovations, and NO school system in Virginia spends LESS on its students than Bedford County.
Given that, many educators are wondering what awaits them in the classroom during this new school year which got underway today. TAKE FULLSCREEN "G IS FOR GROWTH"
In part two of his series "G Is For Growth", Steve Smallshaw tells us the school system is trying to make the best of a difficult situation.
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SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :39
SUPER=01-James Fields/Teacher; 1:17
SUPER=01-John Kent/Bedford Co. School Supt.; 1:50
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Bedford County children may be excited about the new school year... but administrators and county officials are more hesitant.. wondering if THIS is the year the financially- troubled school system starts to turn things around.
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SOT 20:55:53
IN Q=It will be

((ROBERT BASHORE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: IT WILL BE KIND OF A BENCHMARK. AND THEN THINGS CAN GROW AND GET BETTER FROM HERE.))
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OUT Q=better from here.


After years of school budget shortfalls, the county has implemented a new centralized accounting system.
From now on when the school division wants to spend money, the request has to be approved by county administration, and the funds are immediately earmarked and can't be spent on anything else.
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SOT 3:14:52
IN Q=We will be

((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE TRENDS DEVELOPING SOONER AND BE ABLE TO REPORT ANY POTENTIAL PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY BECOME PROBLEMS AND BRING ACTION TO ADDRESS THEM SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS, WE'LL BE ABLE TO CUT 'EM OFF AT THE PASS.))
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Even with every penny accounted for, Bedford still spends less per student than any other school division in Virginia.. fifteen hundred dollars BELOW the state average.
Administrators say that number is misleading, because it doesn't take into account money spent building new schools and renovating old ones.
Still, the teachers who pay for supplies out of their own pockets are getting tired of the lack of support.
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SOT 3:57:14
IN Q=It depends on

((JAMES FIELDS/TEACHER: IT DEPENDS ON WHERE IN THE COUNTY YOU ARE. SOME OF THE SCHOOLS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE VERY SUPPORTIVE PTA'S THAT PROVIDE A LOT OF EXTRA FUNDING AND SOME AREN'T. THE INEQUALITY THERE PROVIDES FOR A LOT OF ANIMOSITY.))
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OUT Q=lot of animosity.
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To help every school cover expenses this year, parents are paying a 25 dollar per child materials fee.
Students will still have to attend classes in trailers...and much-needed renovation projects linger on.
But administrators say things can only get better.
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SOT 00:26:46
IN Q=We will have

((JOHN KENT/BEDFORD CO. SUPERINTENDENT: WE WILL HAVE SOME UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATIONS IN TERMS OF NUMBERS OF STUDENTS BUT IT'S TOLERABLE IF YOU HAVE A GOAL, A REALISTIC GOAL AND SUPPORT FOR THAT GOAL IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.))
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OUT Q=very near future.


The goal is to alleviate overcrowding in the Forest and Stewartsville areas by adding three new elementary schools by the year 2000.
How the county will try to pay for them is a question we'll answer in part three of our series tomorrow.
Steve Smallshaw, News7.))

Stocks


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


A huge rally on Wall Street has pushed the Dow to its biggest-ever one-day POINT gain- - TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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UP 257 points to finish at 78 hundred 80.
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CHS-Grant


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=College of Health Sciences


A federal grant for Roanoke's College of Health Sciences may help improve access to care in Western Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :


Congressman Rick Boucher presented the college with a check for more than 390-thousand dollars.
It's aimed at providing more training for physician assistants-- who can provide up to 80-percent of the health care services offered by medical doctors--
Services that are especially valuable to rural areas.
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SOT 11:04:28
IN Q=Many of the families

((RICK BOUCHER/9TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN: MANY OF THE FAMILIES LIVING IN THESE COMMUNITIES MUST TRAVEL FOR UP TO TWO HOURS OVER NARROW, WINDING ROADS TO REACH A PHYSICIAN. NOT ONLY ARE THESE FAMILIES LESS LIKELY TO SEEK PREVENTIVE CARE, THEY ARE OFTEN UNABLE TO OBTAIN URGENTLY NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENT. ))
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RUNS=:16
OUT Q=medical treatment.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=College of Health Sciences


The College of Health Sciences first class of Physician Assistants enters the program this fall, and graduates in two years.

Salem-Reserves


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=Bosnia


The Salem soldiers who were helping with the U.S. peacekeeping mission in Bosnia will be home soon.
It could be as early as tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/January 11


The 21-74th U.S. Army Garrison unit is on its way to Fort Benning, Georgia, after nine months in Germany.
The Salem troops helped staff a staging area at a military base, for soldiers and civilians on their way to and from the Balkans.
The unit is scheduled to be back in Salem sometime this weekend.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, Bruce Smith has his day in court to answer drunk driving charges, the Redskins main offensive weapon will not play against the Steelers.
And Steve Mason is at the Virginia horse center tonight with some big name NASCAR drivers.
Live=Steve Full/StarLink
SUPER=06-Lexington;
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S-Dale


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#R-37
SS=EARNHARDT


The Dale Earnhardt medical report gets more bizarre as the days go by.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/Sunday - ESPN; :00


Earnhardt brushed the wall on the first lap of this past Sunday's race at Darlington and dropped out with double vision, dizziness and memory-loss-like symptoms.
He got out of the hospital last night even though doctors are still baffled by his behavior.
And today comes word from an unnamed associate that Earnhardt fell asleep st the wheel twice before the start of the Southern 500.
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S-LIVE


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
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DOUBLE BOX MIKE & STEVE
Fortunately for us Earnhardt himself is well enough to lend a hand to Rick Mast's charity function tonight in Lexington for the Rockbridge area free clinic.
LIVE=STEVE FULL
SUPER=@STEVE1;
SUPER=06-Lexington;


Steve Mason joins us via STARLINK with Mast and the "Man in Black" himself. steve ADLIBS INTERVIEW WITH MAST AND EARNHARDT

SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Seven Time Winston Cup Champ; :00
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VO-NAT ENG# ******rolled here******

B-ROLL OF EARNHARDT OVER SECOND QUESTION AND ANSWER WITH EARNHARDT
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S-Bruce


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=BRUCE SMITH


Elsewhere this evening, former Virginia Tech all-american Bruce Smith was convicted of drunken driving today in Virginia Beach.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach; :00


Bruce was given a 30 day suspended jail term and fined $250 dollars.
The judge also suspended his license for a one year and 90 days.
Three months of that suspension come from his refusal to take a breath test.
Smith was arrested on July 27th after police found him slumped over the wheel of his car.
His attorneys plan to appeal the conviction.
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S-Allen


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


The Washington Redskins will be without top offensive threat Terry Allen when they take on the Steelers in Pittsburgh this coming Sunday.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Sunday Night; :00


Allen rushed for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns Sunday night in the Skins win over the Panthers.
He thought he had just sprained one his thumb, but it turns out it is broken.
Trainer Bubba Tyer says the thumb is in a cast, and Allen is out for at one week.
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S-Seles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-9
GRAPHIC=US OPEN TENNIS


And finally, last night Pete Sampras was knocked out of the U.S, Open by Petr Korda, this afternoon it's second
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SUPER=03-New York, NY/USA; :00


seeded Monica Seles who is shown the door a few matches earlier then she would have liked.
Seles was beaten by Romania's Irina Spirlea SPUR-LAY-UH6-7, 7-6 and 6-3.
After two tough opening sets Spirlea broke Seles serve twice in the final set to reach the quarterfinals.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#None


If you live in Roanoke County and you own three or more dogs, you need a kennel permit. You're in violation of the law if you don't have one.
Tonight the board of supervisors will hear what the public has to say about a proposal to raise the dog limit from two to three.
On News 7 at 11, we'll visit a family that owns three dogs, and is facing criminal charges as a result. (ad lib byes) That story and more tonight on News 7 at 11.