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7Cove-Search


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#net (edit of 97-53)
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Authorities are still searching for a missing fisherman in Botetourt County.
The two day search has turned up no sign of the man yet.
So today officials want to add high-tech sonar and special water scent dogs to the search.
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Rescue workers called off the search at dark last night.
Fifty-three- year- old Cecil Donald Short is presumed to have drowned in the reservoir.
His empty boat was discovered Sunday morning.
Yesterday, the only clue to his disappearance was a pack of cigarettes found floating near the dam.
Short was seen fishing in several areas, so rescue workers have a large search area to cover.
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7E-Doyle


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-52
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A camp counselor is in legal hot water after three teenage girls accused him of sexually assaulting them at four-H camp.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Judge B-A Davis convicted 23- year- old Joseph Doyle of offenses against three girls ages 13, 15 and 16.
The girls were at Smith Mountain Lake four-H camp last summer.
The teens allege Doyle fondled their breasts during canoeing and swimming activities at the camp.
Judge Davis reduced the charges to lesser offenses and dropped one felony charge.
Doyle pleaded not guilty to the charges and maintains he's innocent.
He'll be sentenced later.
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7E-Prepaid-Tuition


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-54
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You could say the adage the early bird gets the worm is true in terms of Virginia education.
Yesterday was the first day of a new 90- day enrollment period for Virginia's one year-old Prepaid Education Program.
And changes made to the program are already popular.
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The 19-97 General Assembly voted to make the prepaid tuition contracts exempt from state income taxes.
They were already federally exempt.
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SOT 11:14:04
IN Q=Another enhancement

((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: ANOTHER ENHANCEMENT COMING FROM THE 1997 LEGISLATION IS THE ABILITY TO APPLY YOUR VPEP BENEFITS TO GRADUATE SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Diana Cantor/Va. Prepaid Education Program;
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The program will now let grandparents and other Virginians buy a contract for a child outside of Virginia -- even if he or she uses it at an out-of-state school.
And anyone who's paid into the program for three years or more, and drops out, will now get interest refunded as well as prepayments.
Also this fall, a poster contest for students.
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SOT 11:19:14
IN Q=The grand prize

((SEN. BENJAMIN LAMBERT/D-RICHMOND: THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE A FOUR-YEAR UNIVERSITY CONTRACT. SECOND AND THIRD PLACE WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED A TWO-YEAR AND ONE-YEAR UNIVERSITY CONTRACT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Benjamin Lambert/(D) Richmond;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Last fall, 16- thousand one year or longer contracts were purchased for Virginia students.

7S-Ward-System


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


The ballot could look a bit different in Roanoke some time soon.
If the proposed modified ward system is approved, the system would have five council voted in, each representing different parts of the city, while the mayor and vice- mayor would still be elected at- large.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A group AGAINST that form of government kicked off its campaign yesterday afternoon.
It's called the One Roanoke Committee.
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SOT 02:31:47
IN Q=Let's accept

((AUDREY WHEATON/ONE ROANOKE COMMITTEE: LET'S ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF VOTING FOR EACH OF OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS. THAT'S HOW WE'LL BRING GOVERNMENT CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Audrey Wheaton/One Roanoke Committee;
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The Committee says the ward system will make it harder for people to change the makeup of their city council.

7weather


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A taking a look at your Tuesday forecast... Look for mostly cloudy skies with showers likely. Highs in the mid to upper 70's.
Look for more rain and thunderstorms tonight with temperatures in the mid to upper 60's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 9/10/97
Thursday:

(Belated)
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SUPER=130-7/Braeden Morrison/Woolwine;



SUPER=130-1/Lynette Carroll/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-7/Jessie Sheppard/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-1/Katelin Spicer/Rocky Mount;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Teresa Wiley/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-60/Clarence Bolden/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-61/Claude McDaniel/Hurt;



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55Cove-Search


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Botetourt County officials hope some high tech gear and dogs will assist them today in the search for a missing fisherman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Rescue workers searched Carvin's cove yesterday until it got dark.
Fifty-three- year- old Cecil Donald Short is presumed to have drowned in the reservoir.
His empty boat was discovered Sunday morning.
Yesterday, the only clue to his disappearance was a pack of cigarettes found floating near the dam.
Officials are trying to bring in high tech sonar and special water scent search dogs for today's search.
Short was seen fishing in several places Saturday morning, so rescue workers have a large search area to cover.
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55E-Prepaid-Tuition


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=Education


Even more good news for Parents and grandparents who are enrolling in the state's prepaid education program.
Yesterday was the first day of a new 90- day enrollment peroid.
The program is only a year old and already there are some new benefits.
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The 19-97 General Assembly voted to make the prepaid tuition contracts exempt from state income taxes.
They were already federally exempt.
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SOT 11:14:04
IN Q=Another enhancement

((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: ANOTHER ENHANCEMENT COMING FROM THE 1997 LEGISLATION IS THE ABILITY TO APPLY YOUR VPEP BENEFITS TO GRADUATE SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Diana Cantor/Va. Prepaid Education Program;
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OUT Q=graduate school.
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VO-NAT


The program will now let grandparents and other Virginians buy a contract for a child outside of Virginia -- even if he or she uses it at an out-of-state school.
And anyone who's paid into the program for three years or more, and drops out, will now get interest refunded as well as prepayments.
Also this fall, a poster contest for students.
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SOT 11:19:14
IN Q=The grand prize

((SEN. BENJAMIN LAMBERT/D-RICHMOND: THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE A FOUR-YEAR UNIVERSITY CONTRACT. SECOND AND THIRD PLACE WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED A TWO-YEAR AND ONE-YEAR UNIVERSITY CONTRACT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Benjamin Lambert/(D) Richmond;
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OUT Q=university contract.
ANCHOR=Melanie
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Last fall, 16- thousand one year or longer contracts were purchased for Virginia students.

55boty-slaughter


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Botetourt County council members have down a request for a slaughterhouse in the Dudley stretch community of the county.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Last night the planning commission voted three to one to recommend DENYING the zoning change that Donald Griffith needs to run a commercial operation on his land.
Griffith's neighbors came out to voice opposition to the plan.
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((SANDRA MCDANIEL: WE JUST DON'T WANT THIS BUSINESS. OUR WATER SUPPLY, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE. IF HE CONTAMINATES IT, WE'VE HAD IT. ))
SUPER=01-Sandra McDaniel/Slaughterhouse Opponent
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But Griffiths says he will only slaughter two animals a week, and it won't have any effect on the water supply.
And after the decision, he said he was going to build it anyway.
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55E-Hog-Farm


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
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In Pittsylvania County, residents who opposed a hog farm coming to their area can rest a bit easier.
A lawyer for the G-I-S company in North Carolina sent a letter to local delegates
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SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape;


saying it will no longer locate on there.
But county administrator George Supensky says he's heard nothing from G-I-S.
It was more than a month ago that the County supervisors asked the company not to move into the area.
Local residents said the hogs would pollute the area,
The lawyer for G-I-S says that's not true.
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55weather


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Turning to Tuesday's wet weather forecast--
Mostly cloudy skies, with showers likely.
Highs in the upper 70s.
More rain and thunderstorms ahead for tonight.
Lows falling into the upper 60s.
More rain on the way for the next couple of days...
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8Cove-Search


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Hope is fading as workers continue searching for a missing fisherman at Carvin's Cove.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Rescue workers called off the search at dark last night.
Fifty-three- year- old Cecil Donald Short is presumed to have drowned in the reservoir.
His empty boat was discovered Sunday morning.
Yesterday, the only clue to his disappearance was a pack of cigarettes found floating near the dam.
Officials are trying to bring in high tech sonar and special water scent search dogs for today's search.
Short was seen fishing in several places Saturday morning, so rescue workers have a large search area to cover.
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8Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A single car accident in Bedford took the life of 22- year- old Christina Marie Nelson last night.
Police say she drove her pick up off the road and struck a tree.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.

8E-Doyle


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A former Four- H camp counselor was convicted yesterday of sexually assaulting three teenaged girls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Judge B-A Davis convicted 23- year- old Joseph Doyle of offenses against three girls ages 13, 15 and 16.
The girls were at Smith Mountain Lake four-H camp last summer.
The teens allege Doyle fondled their breasts during canoeing and swimming activities at the camp.
Judge Davis reduced the charges to lesser offenses and dropped one felony charge.
Doyle pleaded not guilty to the charges and maintains he's innocent.
He'll be sentenced later.
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8E-Prepaid-Tuition


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=Education


Planning for tomorrow's education TODAY is easier now in the Commonwealth.
Yesterday was the the start of a new 90- day enrollment period for Virginia's one- year- old Prepaid Education Program.
And the program promises even MORE benefits this year.
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VO-NAT


The 19-97 General Assembly voted to make the prepaid tuition contracts exempt from state income taxes.
They were already federally exempt.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:14:04
IN Q=Another enhancement

((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: ANOTHER ENHANCEMENT COMING FROM THE 1997 LEGISLATION IS THE ABILITY TO APPLY YOUR VPEP BENEFITS TO GRADUATE SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Diana Cantor/Va. Prepaid Education Program;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=graduate school.
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VO-NAT


The program will now let grandparents and other Virginians buy a contract for a child outside of Virginia -- even if he or she uses it at an out-of-state school.
And anyone who's paid into the program for three years or more, and drops out, will now get interest refunded as well as prepayments.
Also this fall, a poster contest for students.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:19:14
IN Q=The grand prize

((SEN. BENJAMIN LAMBERT/D-RICHMOND: THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE A FOUR-YEAR UNIVERSITY CONTRACT. SECOND AND THIRD PLACE WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED A TWO-YEAR AND ONE-YEAR UNIVERSITY CONTRACT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Benjamin Lambert/(D) Richmond;
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OUT Q=university contract.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Last fall, 16- thousand one year or longer contracts were purchased for Virginia students.

8S-Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Optical Cable


Another big contract has found a home at Optical Cable of Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The company has a new agreement with a South Korean firm that will purchase its high durability fiber optic cable.
SUPER=@File;


Optical Cable C-E-O Bob Kopstein says the order from (DAY-ho NET-ih-zens) is the largest one it has ever received from a new customer.
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SOT 00:47:27
IN Q=The significant

((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE CEO: THE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IS THAT THIS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT'S INITIAL STOCKING QUANTITY IS TWICE AS LARGE AS ANY WE'VE DONE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, IN THE UNITED STATES OR OUTSIDE.))
SUPER=01-Bob Kopstein/Optical Cable CEO;
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VO-NAT


Optical Cable also recently signed a deal to distribute its products through a Japanese company.
These two contracts are significant for the company.
It enables it to get into the tough- to- penetrate southeast Asia market.
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8weather


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Let's now check today's weather outlook--
Increasing clouds, then showers headed our way a little later.
Highs today in the upper 70s.
Rain and thunderstorms tonight, with lows in the upper 60s.
Taking a look at the next few days...more rain forecast for tomorrow and Thursday.
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