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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Jean

Coming up on News-7 at SIX: There's been an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment at an area women's shelter--but the results are being kept quiet.
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And one of the first female cadets at V-M-I has been suspended after a confrontation with an upperclassman. We will have details.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike

Tonight on News 7 sports, the Hokies are preparing to give Syracuse the squeeze this weekend, the doctors say Steve Young can play this weekend,
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and big league hall of famer Richie Ashburn, the former Phillie, is dead at the age of 70.
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WX-Head
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More showers and fog over the next 48 hours. Temperature remain on the low side as well.

VMI


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=VMI


A female rat is sent home from VMI for striking an upperclassman.
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VO-NAT
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The incident happened during normal rat-line drills.
VMI spokesman Mike Strickler says violence is not tolerated at the school.
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((THE RAT LINE TEACHES SELF CONTROL, SELF CONSTRAINT, UNDER STRESSFUL SITUATIONS. THAT'S THE SITUATION, AND IT DIDN'T HAPPEN IN THIS CASE. THAT JUST DIDN'T HAPPEN IN THIS CASE. ))
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Strickler would not say much more about the incident.
But he allows this is not the first case of a freshman hitting an upperclassman.
It's just the first time a woman has been involved.
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SOT 6:28:33
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((IT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST, BUT IN RECENT YEARS, THE PENALTY HAS BEEN SUSPENSION.))
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VO-NAT


The woman is suspended for two semesters-- and Strickler said she'll be welcomed back if she wants to return next fall.
He wouldn't comment on speculation the woman is the same student who recently complained of being singled out by upperclassmen.
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Affirmative-Action


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


VMI may still be struggling with diversity on post, but so are some of the politicians.
On the issue of RACIAL preferences in college admissions, Jim Gilmore was on the run today.
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VO-NAT
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The candidate did NOT want to elaborate on an affirmative action statement he put out yesterday.
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SOT 19:49:42
IN Q=Should a

((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: Should a college be able to consider race when choosing among qualified applicants? OKAY. VERY GOOD. GO TAKE A LOOK AT THE STATEMENT. AND THE STATEMENT I THINK IS VERY THOROUGH AND VERY CLEAR AND VERY WELL CRAFTED.))
SOT 19:51:33

((MARK MINER/GILMORE SPOKESMAN: DON'T SCREW US THEN. READ THE STATEMENT AND QUOTE IT FOR WHAT IT SAYS.))
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In Gilmore's statement, he says he favors minority RECRUITMENT to colleges -- but colorblind decisions on who's admitted.
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TALENT=Jean
SS=Mark Earley


Gilmore's ticketmate, Republican Mark Earley takes a different view.
Attorney General candidate Earley says colleges MAY use race and gender as a factor in admissions, but he's against quotas.
SS=Don Beyer


That's where Democrat Don Beyer is on the issue.
State policy allows colleges to use race as one of many factors considered to achieve a diversified student body.

Vouchers


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=Education


Diversity of school choice is also a hot button issue for the candidates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Virginia Democrats today blasted Republicans for even considering vouchers.
That means public tax dollars going to pay private school tuitions.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: AND YOU CANNOT SAY THAT YOU WANT TO MAKE THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS THE BEST THEY ARE AND AT THE SAME TIME CAST A VOTE THAT WILL IMMEDIATELY, IMMEDIATELY, WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING ELSE, TAKE 160-MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AWAY FROM EDUCATIONAL SPENDING. AS THEY SAY IN RICHLANDS WHERE I GREW UP: THEM DOGS DON'T HUNT IN THE SAME PACK.))
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Cranwell says his estimate is just a starting point.
It comes from the 71-thousand Virginia students currently enrolled in private schools -- who would each get a voucher of around 23- hundred dollars each year.
The Democratic ticket opposes vouchers.
Republicans cautiously say they're willing to listen.
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SOT 19:51:43
IN Q=He has not

((MARK MINER/GILMORE SPOKESMAN: HE HAS NOT ENDORSED ANY SPECIFIC PROPOSAL ON VOUCHERS BUT BELIEVES THEY SHOULD BE ON THE TABLE. THEY SHOULD BE PUT ON THE TABLE.))
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TALENT=Jean
SS=Campaign 97


In Dick Cranwell's race for the House, Republican Al Bedrosian takes the Gilmore view: vouchers should be considered.

Covington-Shelter


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=None


An investigation into reports of sexual harassment at Covington's battered women's shelter is apparently over.
But the results may never be known....
Eric Earnhart has more.
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SUPER=01-Linda Simmons/Shelter Board Chairman;
SUPER=01-Melanie White/Former Shelter Director;
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Six months ago, Melanie White felt she'd waited long enough for answers, and went public with allegations that a member of the SafeHome shelter board sexually harassed her, at her home, and as she worked here at the shelter....
She also said a shelter resident was romantically pursued by another board member.
Back then, an attorney for the board said in internal investigation into the alleged incidents was underway.
A few months later a board member told us the investigation was over, but she didn't know the results.
Now, the board isn't saying anything.
We tried to ask board chairman Linda Simmons what was going on...

SOT 12:52:05
IN Q=I can't give you

((LINDA SIMMONS/SHELTER BOARD CHAIRMAN I CAN'T GIVE YOU A STATEMENT.
(QUESTION) CAN YOU TELL ME IF THE THE INVESTIGATION WAS DONE, IF THERE WAS ONE?

THIS IS A CONFIDENTIAL MATTER, BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF SAFEHOME, WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE GIVING A STATEMENT TO THE PRESS))
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If an investigation did take place, it was conducted without any input from White, the person who made the complaint.

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She says she hasn't decided if she'll pursue the matter further.

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Meanwhile, White has a new job, and says she plans to get on with her life. Eric Earnhart, News 7

Jones


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=sly
TAPE#597-39
GRAPHIC=Gil Davis


Former Virginia Attorney General candidate Gil Davis is no longer representing Paula Jones in HER sexual harassment claim.
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VO-NAT
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A federal judge is allowing Davis and another lawyer to withdraw from Jones' lawsuit against President Clinton. The attorneys had said in papers filed yesterday they have "fundamental differences of opinion" with Jones about how the case should proceed.
Reportedly Davis and the other attorney supported a settlement plan which Jones rejected.
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Talent=Jean
SS=Paula Jones


Also today the judge in Little Rock, Arkansas, is insisting that the case stay on course for a trial next May.


Breedlove


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A teacher's aide at Auburn High School in Montgomery County is accused of having consensual sex with a 13- year old female student.
25- year old John Breedlove of Roanoke was arraigned in Montgomery County General District Court today.
Sheriffs officials say the incident happened at the school last week while Breedlove was working.
If convicted-- Breedlove faces up to 10- years in prison.

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ANCHOR=Jean
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An update on a Roanoke area store that unexpectedly shut its doors yesterday.
That story is coming up on News 7 at Six.
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Also disagreement over plans to relocate a main stretch of the Appalachian Trail. We will have details, but first let's check in with Meteorologist Robin Reed in the Weather Center.
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Cove-Search


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=None


Search teams are calling in reinforcements in the search for a missing fisherman in the reservoir at Carvin's Cove in Botetourt County.
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Rescue workers found an empty fishing boat Sunday morning, but have still not found any trace of 53-year old Cecil Donald Short.
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Virginia Game Department officials say if the body is not recovered by the time the search ends tonight, a sonar device will be brought in from Richmond tomorrow.
But for now they're using dogs and scuba divers.
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((SGT. STEVE PIKE/VA GAME WARDEN:THE VISIBILITY IS POOR THERE AT THE BOTTOM, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO 60 FEET. BASICALLY WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO IS FEEL THEIR WAY USING THEIR HANDS ON THE BOTTOM AND THEN WE'LL USE THE DRAGGERS IN OTHER AREAS, NOT IN THE SAME AREAS THE DIVERS WILL BE IN))
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Short's family is staying at the site until they hear some word from search teams.
Family members say they can't rest until they know what happened to Short.
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Gilmore-Mastectomy


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Jim Gilmore says Virginia has an obligation to women.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


He stood in front of VCU's cancer center today to announce his Women's Right to Cancer Care plan.
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SOT 19:38:04
IN Q=

((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'LL PROHIBIT DRIVE-THROUGH MASTECTOMIES, WHERE WOMEN ARE FORCED OUT OF HOSPITALS SOMETIMES WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF MASTECTOMY SURGERY.))
SUPER=@Gilmore
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OUT Q=surgery.
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VO-NAT


Gilmore's wife Roxane says the candidate understands because he stood by her in a battle with Hodgkin's disease.
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SOT 19:33:05
IN Q=During that

((ROXANE GILMORE: DURING THAT TIME IN MY LIFE, HE WAS VERY SUPPORTIVE. IT WAS A TIME WE WEREN'T MARRIED. HE COULD HAVE GONE AWAY. BUT HE CHOSE TO STAY AND SUPPORT ME DURING A VERY DIFFICULT TIME IN MY LIFE.))
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OUT Q=in my life.
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VO-NAT


Gilmore's NOT alone in his push for longer stays for mastectomy patients.
It's law in nine states.
And Democrat Don Beyer's in full agreement.
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Appy-Trail


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=None


Plans to relocate a portion of the Appalachian Trail in Giles County continue to draw criticism.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./File Tape;


The Board of Supervisors is planning to appeal the location decided upon by the National Park and U-S Forest Service.
Government officials want to reroute the trail between Angels Rest and Peters Mountain-- to establish a permanent location with a protected corridor.
A large stretch of the trail that would be re-routed is near the Clendennin community-- where much of the land has been owned for generations.
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IN Q=It's more

((BUTCH MULLINS/GILES CO. ADMINISTRATOR:IT'S MORE THAN JUST OWNING A PIECE OF LAND, IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN A PART OF THEIR LIFE FOR A LONG TIME AND ITS A PART OF THEIR WAY OF LIFE, THAT'S SOMEWHAT THREATENED AT THIS POINT. ))
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OUT Q=at this point.
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VO-NAT


Forest officials say they're trying to set a date to meet with residents and discuss their concerns.
Re-routing the trail is expected to cost about 679- thousand dollars.
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Shepherd's


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=None


Shepherd's Auto Supply says it WILL be open for business tomorrow.
The Roanoke auto parts store closed abruptly this week, leaving customers and employees puzzled.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday


An accountant for Shepherd's says the company shut down to take stock and "get a snapshot" of just how the business is doing.
She said Shepherd's needed to do that as part of its search for a new president.
Shepherd's owners have also hired a consultant to help plan the company's future.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
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Stock prices were up again today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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NASDAQ was up 11 points, for its 36th record close this year.

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Center-Square


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=None


1997 is proving to be a good year for the arts in the Roanoke Valley.
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SOT 0:30:29
IN Q=The Western Virginia

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE PRES.: THE WESTERN VIRGINIA FOUNDATION IS BETTER OFF FINANCIALLY AT THE END OF THE YEAR THAN IT WAS AT THE BEGINNING. AND A LOT OF THAT WAS JUST VERY TIGHT BUDGETING, BUT ALSO AN EXCELLENT YEAR FOR THE STOCK MARKET. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences held its annual meeting today.
Sears says this past year's budget weighs in at one- point- one million dollars.
And he expects more money to come rolling in from ticket sales to the upcoming fundraiser, Affair in the Square.
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SOT 00:31:00
IN Q=We've moved it back

((WE'VE MOVED IT BACK, AND NEXT YEAR IT PROBABLY WILL GO BACK TO THE SAME DATE, BUT WE'RE EXPECTING A GREAT TURNOUT FOR THE BEST PARTY IN ROANOKE. ))
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Affair in the Square usually brings in around 65- thousand dollars.
The gala will be held September 27th.

Allen-Baby


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor George Allen says he and First Lady Susan Allen are expecting a third child.
The child is due in March, two months after Allen leaves public office.
The couple has two children: a nine year old daughter Tyler, and six year old son Forrest.
The Governor has NO children by his first marriage.
The Allens have just moved their children from Henrico County schools to Chesterfield County... and are expected to stay in the Richmond area after his term expires.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, Steve Young is cleared to play this weekend, we'll check out the Chiefs amazing comeback last night plus, a major league hall of famer dies today.
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And Steve Mason checks in from Blacksburg with the Hokies as they get ready for Saturday night's sold out party with Syracuse.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF97-1
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST FOOTBALL


Virginia Tech hosts Syracuse this weekend at Lane Stadium - a place that has been very kind to the Hokies in this matchup.
Steve mason sizes up the game as the Hokies jump back into the saddle after a week off.
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S-Niners


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


Former Hokie Jim Druckenmiller may not for a another day or so if he will start, play or ride the bench in this Sunday's game against the Saints.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Earlier today, first stringer Steve Young was given the clearance by his doctors to play this week after sitting out last Sunday with his third concussion in the last 11 months.
Young wants to play, but the Niners have yet to name their starter.
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S-Chiefs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-30
GRAPHIC=CHIEFS/RAIDERS


Steve Young's former backup in San Francisco, Elvis Grbac provided some late show dramatics last night as the Chiefs rallied to beat the Raiders.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/ABC; :00


The Chiefs were all but finished when Jeff George let them right back in the game with this ill-advised underhand pass that is picked off Darren Anderson and returned 55 yards for the touchdown.
Suddenly the score is 24 to 22.
The Raiders were still in command until the final couple of seconds when Elvis Grbac hit Andre Rison in the back of the endzone on a 33 TD toss.
SUPER=30-Kansas City/28/Oakland/27;


Once again proving the present defense prevents absolutely nothing.
The Chiefs win it 28-to-27.
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S-Richie


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=mlb


The Philadelphia Phillies have been in a somber mood today after legendary player and broadcaster Richie Ashburn was found dead this morning.
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VO-NAT eng#
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The Hall of Fame centerfielder played for the Phillies from 1948 to 1959. He was a broadcaster for the team for the last 35 years.
Ashburn is also a two-time batting champion had for his career he hit .308 in 15 big-league seasons.
Richie Ashburn was 70.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=MLB


Two games are already over today in the big leagues, and there was near perfection this afternoon in Detroit.
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VO-NAT eng#
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Scott Sanders retired the first 14 batters he faced and ended up with a one hitter today. The only hit he surrendered was a single in the fifth.
He struck out 8, and got plenty of run support from rookie Juan Encarnacio
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who had a two run triple.
The Tigers beat the Rangers 4-to-nothing.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=MLB


Also, this afternoon the A's separated the Twins 5-to-1.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#Promo


Should Lynchburg expand the sale of alcohol on city property?
That's the question up for debate at tonight's city council meeting.
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VO-NAT


The city already allows alcohol sales at events held at the armory and city market.
With the Italian Festival coming to the riverfront next month, the push is on to expand that policy.
But several council members say they don't approve of selling ANY alcohol on city property.
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Talent=Jean


The public hearing gets underway around 7:30. on News 7 at 11. We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight