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7E-Tabloids


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


Following the death of Princess Diana the backlash at the paparazzi can be felt all over the world.
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VO-NAT


Two supermarkets says they might pull tabloids from their shelves.
The Winn Dixie chain and Thriftway supermarkets will not sell any magazine showing pictures of the crash victims.
One Washington and Lee journalism professor says the public should be careful about confusing paparazzi photographers with journalists.
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SOT 13:53:33
IN Q=The public almost

((LOUIS HODGES/JOURNALISM ETHICS PROFESSOR; THE PUBLIC ALMOST NEVER MAKES THE DISTINCTION. IT IS JOURNALIST THAT ARE BLAMED FOR THE MISCONDUCT OF JOURNALIST MANAGERS, PEOPLE WHO OWN THE STATIONS AND PEOPLE WHO MANAGE FROM THE BUSINESS SIDE OF IT. SO YES PEOPLE IN JOURNALISM WILL BE CRITICIZED, I THINK WRONGLY.))
SUPER=01-Louis Hodges/Journalism Ethics Professor;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Hodges says it would be impossible to legally restrict the paparazzi without hurting the mainstream press in the process.

75-B'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-32
GRAPHIC=MURDER INV.


Three brothers charged in a murder at a Blacksburg hangout are still behind bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Sunday;


Twenty-four- year- old Leon Scales and his twin brothers 23- year- old Terry and Kerry Scales were arraigned yesterday morning in general district court.
The suspects were appointed public defenders and face charges of first degree murder, malicious wounding and a firearms charge.
The trio was arrested Sunday after allegedly killing a Florida man and wounding a man from Mississippi.
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7E-Morris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Morris, Neal


Danville may have a war of words on its hands as a civil rights leader and the police chief square off.
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Reverend Thomas Motley leads a civil rights group called Christians Policing against Corruption.
He's calling for Police Chief Neal Morris to resign
SUPER=04-August 28;

after an officer shot and killed an alleged shoplifter in a scuffle last week.
The officer was white, the suspect was black.
Police chief Neal Morris points out Motley has been twice convicted on drug charges himself.
He says Motley should wait for the results of the state police investigation into the shooting.
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SOT 6:03:04
IN Q=As usual

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: I CAN UNDERSTAND A CONVICTED FELON AND ADMITTED LIAR THAT WOULD CALL FOR A POLICE CHIEF TO RESIGN THAT DOESN'T KNUCKLE DOWN AND RUN WHEN HE SEES HIM COMING, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO BOW TO SOMEBODY LIKE HIM.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Motley, Thomas


Reverend Motley says bringing up past charges only increases his desire to fight.

7Terp


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-48)
GRAPHIC=Terp, Don


On the election trail, one Board of Supervisors candidate says he can say Roanoke County more than one million dollars each year.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Don Terp discussed how his idea to disband the Roanoke County Police Department and revert back to having a Sheriff's department is gaining acceptance.
He said he brought a skeptic on his side of the issue with this argument.
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SOT 01:10:36
IN Q=One person

((DON TERP/I-BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CAND.: ONE PERSON SAID SOMETHING ABOUT PROTECTION, THEY DIDN'T THINK THEY'D GET AS MUCH PROTECTION. I SAID WELL, EXPLAINED TO THEM THAT POLICE DEPARTMENTS DON'T PROTECT ANYBODY. I MEAN, UNLESS SOMEBODY'S STANDING ARMED GUARD IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE, NOBODY'S PROTECTING YOU, THEY ARE A DETERRENT, FOR SURE, BUT THEY'RE NOT PROTECTING YOU. ))
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Terp believes this idea can save the county anywhere from one- point- two- to- three- million- dollars- a- year.
SS=Johnson, Bob


Bob Johnson says he has not heard one single voice in favor of Terp's plan.
Johnson believes the proposal doesn't make sense from a financial or public safety point of view, calling it "irresponsible".

7weather


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Taking a look at your mid week forecast.... Partly cloudy skies with the chance of showers highs in the upper 70's to low 80's. Tonight looks clear and cool with lows in the low to mid 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 9/4/97
Thursday:

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(Anniversary)
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Movie Review

Demi More proves that she's got...guts in G.I. Jane, her portrayal of a navel intelligence officer who is the first female to try and qualify as a Navy SEAL.
She knows her reception will be less than cordial, maybe even vicious, from the all male group, and it is; but the obvious disgust of officers and peers makes her even more determined.
Ann Bancroft has a meaty roll as a senator with her own political agenda.
G.I. Jane is brutal. The training scenes are violent and even sadistic. Although the movie takes on the timely and relevant topic of women in combat, it treats it too simply. However the movie holds the audiences attention and brings out a tough as nails performance from Moore.
G.I. Jane gets a B based on its entertainment value. cutopen
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555-Tabloids


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


Plans are underway in London for the Saturday funeral of Princess Diana.
Meantime, as attention focuses on the paparazzi photographers under investigation in Paris, mainstream journalists are facing scrutiny.
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SUPER=03-Lexington;


Washington and Lee journalism ethics professor Lou Hodges say that's not fair.
Hodges says the freelance photographers who pursue celebrities are NOT journalists, but opportunists, trying to take advantage of big money offered by
tabloid magazines and television shows. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:53:33
IN Q=The public almost

((LOU HODGES/JOURNALISM ETHICS PROFESSOR; THE PUBLIC ALMOST NEVER MAKES THE DISTINCTION. IT IS JOURNALIST THAT ARE BLAMED FOR THE MISCONDUCT OF JOURNALIST MANAGERS, PEOPLE WHO OWN THE STATIONS AND PEOPLE WHO MANAGE FROM THE BUSINESS SIDE OF IT. SO YES PEOPLE IN JOURNALISM WILL BE CRITICIZED, I THINK WRONGLY.))
SUPER=01-Lou Hodges/Journalism Ethics Professor;
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OUT Q=I think wrongly
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Hodges says he doesn't expect Parliament or congress to pass any legislation restricting the press as a result of the accident.

555-Morris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-41
GRAPHIC=Morris


The Danville police chief is ignoring calls for his resignation by a civili rights group.
He points out the groups leader is convicted felon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Monday;


Reverend Thomas Motley leads a civil rights group in Danville called Christians Policing against Corruption.
Motley is asking Chief Neal Morris to resign,
SUPER=04-August 28;

after a white police officer-- Dewey Hancock Junior shot and killed a black shoplifting suspect last week during a scuffle.
The Chief points to Motley's record-- which includes two felony drug convictions from 19-81 in Henrico County.
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SOT 6:03:41
IN Q=I can understand

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: I CAN UNDERSTAND A CONVICTED FELON AND ADMITTED LIAR THAT WOULD CALL FOR A POLICE CHIEF TO RESIGN THAT DOESN'T KNUCKLE DOWN AND RUN WHEN HE SEES HIM COMING, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO BOW TO SOMEBODY LIKE HIM.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Morris says Motley should wait to hear the results of a state police investigation.

55E-Education-Board


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=education


As most Virginia children return to the classroom, the state Board of Education said it will NOT delay new standards for accrediting schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That's after another tense meeting with a legislative Commission on the Future of Public Education.
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SOT 02:14:26
IN Q=Not only

((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX CO.: NOT ONLY DID WE NOT GET THE DELAY, BUT WE REALLY GOT NO AGREEMENT TO OUR REQUEST TO APPOINT A WORKING COMMITTEE.))
SOT 02:22:00

((MICHELLE EASTON/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: WE DO PLAY BALL. WE CONFER A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF THE TIME. WE'VE HAD 20 PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THESE SOAs OVER THE PERIOD OF OVER A YEAR.))
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SUPER=01-Michelle Easton/Va. Board of Education; :08
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VO-NAT


The board says it will still vote tomorrow on the new standards.
SUPER=@file;


They give schools ten years to get 70-percent of their students passing statewide tests... or they lose the state seal of approval.
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SOT 02:18:24
IN Q=Yeah I think

((CHERIE YECKE/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: YEAH I THINK THAT THE PUBLIC IS NOT GETTING THE MESSAGE THAT WE'RE NOT EXPECTING THESE CHANGES TO COME OVERNIGHT.))
SOT 02:11:51

((CHERI JAMES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: THE REALITIES OF THE WORLD ARE NOT CHILDREN THAT GO HOME TO TWO-PARENT FAMILIES THAT HAVE COMPUTERS, HAVE INTERNET ACCESS, AND HAVE PARENTS THAT CAN HELP THEM. THAT IS NOT THE REALITY THAT WE HAVE HERE IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Cherie Yecke/Va. Board of Education; :00
SUPER=01-Cheri James/Va. Education Assoc.; :08
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OUT Q=here in Virginia.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=education


Governor George Allen is expected to announce today what a spokesman calls "significant" new funding to help schools that don't make the grade under the new S-O-As.

55weather


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Turning to the mid- week forecast--
Partly cloudy skies today, with a chance of a few showers.
Highs around 80.
Tonight looks clear, with lows dropping into the low 50s.
Checking the extended forecast...
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8E-Tabloids


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


Anger over Princess Diana's death is prompting a local reaction against tabloid journalism.
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VO-NAT


Two supermarkets says they might pull tabloids from their shelves.
The Winn Dixie chain and Thriftway supermarkets will not sell any magazine showing pictures of the crash victims.
One Washington and Lee journalism professor says the public should be careful about confusing paparazzi photographers with journalists.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:53:33
IN Q=The public almost

((LOUIS HODGES/JOURNALISM ETHICS PROFESSOR; THE PUBLIC ALMOST NEVER MAKES THE DISTINCTION. IT IS JOURNALIST THAT ARE BLAMED FOR THE MISCONDUCT OF JOURNALIST MANAGERS, PEOPLE WHO OWN THE STATIONS AND PEOPLE WHO MANAGE FROM THE BUSINESS SIDE OF IT. SO YES PEOPLE IN JOURNALISM WILL BE CRITICIZED, I THINK WRONGLY.))
SUPER=01-Louis Hodges/Journalism Ethics Professor;
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OUT Q=I think wrongly
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Hodges says it would be impossible to legally restrict the paparazzi without hurting the mainstream press in the process.

8E-Morris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Morris, Neal


Last week's shooting of an alleged shoplifter is spawning a rivalry between Danville's police chief and a civil rights leader.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Monday;


Reverend Thomas Motley leads a civil rights group called Christians Policing against Corruption.
He's calling for Police Chief Neal Morris to resign
SUPER=04-August 28;

after an officer shot and killed an alleged shoplifter in a scuffle last week.
The officer was white, the suspect was black.
Police chief Neal Morris points out Motley has been twice convicted on drug charges himself.
He says Motley should wait for the results of the state police investigation into the shooting.
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SOT 6:03:04
IN Q=As usual

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: I CAN UNDERSTAND A CONVICTED FELON AND ADMITTED LIAR THAT WOULD CALL FOR A POLICE CHIEF TO RESIGN THAT DOESN'T KNUCKLE DOWN AND RUN WHEN HE SEES HIM COMING, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO BOW TO SOMEBODY LIKE HIM.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Motley, Thomas


Reverend Motley says bringing up past charges only increases his desire to fight.

8S-B'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A former high school star athlete is among the three brothers in jail for the fatal shooting at a Blacksburg hangout.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Sunday;


The three are being held 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 at Magna Vista High school.
Terry Scales is a student at Radford and Kerry is employed in Martinsville.
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8Chemical-Dumping


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In Lynchburg, authorities are investigating the illegal dumping of chemical barrels on a lot owned by a retired dentist.
About 300 crushed and dented 55-gallon barrels have been discovered on an overgrown field and ravine that feeds College Lake and Blackwater Creek.
Officials say the retired orthodontist who owns the property said he was unaware of the dumping.

8E-Vandalism


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=None


It appears vandals might have left behind their handiwork at the Mill Mountain Star.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The cast iron sign detailing the history of the Star is broken off at the base.
City workers at the park said it had been vandalized, but city officials say it might have been broken by contractors renovating the star.
Other parts of the park have suffered damage... a new sign by the walkway was broken.
And someone picked up a picnic table and threw it off the new overlook.
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8weather


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Let's now shift gears to weather--
Partly cloudy and cooler today, with some isolated showers this morning.
Highs around 80.
Clear and cool overnight, with temperatures falling into the 50s.
And looking at the next few days...
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