06:00-01

Cove-Search

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 97-53)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two days of searching have produced little sign of a missing fisherman at Carvin's Cove...
So today officials want to add high-tech sonar and special water scent dogs to the search.
(----------------)
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.
Short was seen fishing in several places Saturday morning, so rescue workers have a large search area to cover.
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Haiti


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


Divers are searching the waters off the coast of Haiti after a ferry capsized yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montrouis, Haiti;


As many as 400 drowned.
Fifty-one passengers managed to swim to safety.
Officials say overcrowding was likely a factor in the disaster, the latest in a string of ferry sinkings in Haiti.
The ferry's captain, who insists the ferry was NOT overcrowded, is in police custody.
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E-Doyle


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


Three teenage girls say their former four-H camp instructor sexually assaulted them.
Yesterday, a Franklin County judge upheld their charges.
(----------------)
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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E-L'burg-Assault


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=NONE


After half an hour of work, which included ten police officers, a dog and some chemical spray, police subdued a Lynchburg man suspected of assaulting his mother.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


A neighbor called police when she says she saw a woman being assaulted outside the building on Hillside Court. Authorities say 28- year- old Raymond Andrew Farmer ran inside when officers arrived and refused to submit to arrest.
It took police about a half hour to get him subdued and handcuffed.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 22:56:17
IN Q=The officers

((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO EFFECT THE ARREST BY USING CHEMICAL AGENTS, THE PEPPER GAS, WHICH DIDN'T HAVE THE DESIRED EFFECT ON THE SUSPECT, AND THEN WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE SHERIFF'S K- WE WERE ABLE TO PHYSICALLY TAKE CONTROL OF HIM AND EFFECT AN ARREST.))
SUPER=01-Major Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=effect an arrest.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Several officers were affected by the chemical spray used on Farmer.
He's facing charges of assault and battery and resisting arrest.
Farmer has been hospitalized where he'll undergo a mental health evaluation.
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BART


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


It's expected to be another commuter's nightmare this morning in San Francisco.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;


With the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, know as BART, shut down by a strike this is what rush hour looked like yesterday.
People took to cars, buses and ferries to get home and traffic backups stretched for miles.
Normally 275 thousand people use the BART system.
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School-Schedules


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-61)
GRAPHIC=Education


The school year may only be two weeks old, but already many students at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke County have had their schedules changed.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A collapse of the school's computer system and the failure to have an adequate backup of the program left administrators scrambling to get everyone in the right classes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 05:26:26
IN Q=Technology

((DR. MARTHA COBBLE/PRINCIPAL: TECHNOLOGY CAN GIVE YOU THE BEST OF WORLDS AND THE WORST OF WORLDS. SO THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS CASE. WE YOU KNOW, HAD THE COMPUTER PROBLEM.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Martha Cobble/Principal;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=computer problem.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


This all happened just a few days before school started.
Cave Spring's principal says that after burning the midnight oil and working over the past two weekends, the schedules should be straightened out.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


For the first few weeks of school many students had the wrong classes, no lunch periods, and extra study halls.

One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-9
GRAPHIC=NONE

On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll cold out of break
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Julie Lusk/Certified Yoga Instructor; :18
SUPER=12-Salem; :30
SUPER=24-File Tape; :55
RUNS=2:40
OUT Q=Mornin' returns



Tape will toss to stocks Stocks Comm

E-Prepaid-Tuition


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


Parents and grandparents who want to start paying for their student's college education will get more benefits this year.
Yesterday was the first day of a new 90- day enrollment period for Virginia's one year-old Prepaid Education Program.
And the already popular program has even more benefits this time around.
(----------------)
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.
(----------------)
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;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=university contract.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


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

E-SLAUGHTERHOUSE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=NONE


Botetourt County's planning commission voted down the plans of a man who wants to build a slaughterhouse.
The vote was three to one last night.
Andrew Frieden has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Donald Griffith/Cattle Farmer; :17
SUPER=01-Sandra McDaniel/Slaughterhouse Opponent; :44
SUPER=@Andrew1; 1:22
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=news 7, Botetourt County.

(( In order to build a commercial facility, Don Griffiths needs a zoning change on his land.
But some of his neighbors voiced opposition to the idea. They say a slaughterhouse doesn't belong in their neighborhood.
They say it will pollute the groundwater, and produce a foul odor.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 7:40:05

((DONALD GRIFFITHS: ALL THE BYPRODUCTS FROM THE CARCASS WILL BE CAUGHT RIGHT WHEN IT COMES OUT OF THE CARCASS. IT WON'T EVEN HIT THE GROUND. IT'LL BE PUT IN A USDA APPROVED CONTAINER THAT WILL BE SEALED. THERE WILL BE MORE ODOR COMING OUT OF THEIR GARBAGE CAN, THAN THERE WILL BE COMING FROM THAT.))
RUNS=:20


Sandra McDaniel admitted before the commission she sometimes slaughters her own cattle right in her garage.
SOT 8:33:36

((SANDRA MCDANIEL/SLAUGHTERHOUSE OPPONENT: THE DIFFERENCE IS WE PUT IT IN A CONTAINER, AND EVERYTHING IS DONE AT THAT POINT, NOTHING TOUCHES THE GROUND. exactly what he says he was doing. WHAT IS WHAT HE SAYS, AND WE DON'T TRUST HIM TO HAVE THE BARRELS AT ALL. WE TRUST HIM TO BE USDA REGULATED, WE DON'T TRUST HIM TO USE THEIR CONTAINERS, WE DON'T TRUST HIM PERIOD.))
RUNS=:23


After the planning commission voted to recommend denial of the zoning change, Don Griffiths said he'll build it anyway-- it just won't be a commercial operation.
SOT 8:28:12

((DON GRIFFITHS: OH YEAH, I AM GOING TO BE DOING IT. IT'LL JUST BE MY OWN. SMALLER, THAT'S ALL.))
RUNS=:04



SOT 8:46:26

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: THE BOTETOURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL HEAR THE SAME ARGUMENTS NEXT TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THAT'S WHEN THEY'LL OFFICIALLY DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE GOING TO CHANGE THE ZONING ON MR. GRIFFITH'S LAND. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7, BOTETOURT COUNTY.))
RUNS=:13))



E-Hog-Farm


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=NONE


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
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape;


saying it no longer plans to locate 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 their neighborhoods.
The lawyer for G-I-S says that's not true.
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E-Shepherds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=NONE


Shepherds Auto Supply did not open its doors yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Would-be customers found the doors of the 75- year- old firm locked.
Signs on the door and a recording on the phone say the store will be closed for the week for "inventory."
That was news to many employees, however. Some had been called and told not to report for work in the morning. Others found out only as they arrived.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Some Shepherds employees went to the unemployment office to file a claim for compensation.
Federal law requires employers with 100 or more workers to give employees 60 days notice of a MASS layoff.
The company reportedly got heavily into debt in the past year or so, buying a fleet of delivery vehicles and sprucing up stores.

Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-9
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Welcome back to news 7 Mornin'
Just because you aren't breaking a sweat doesn't mean that yoga isn't good exercise. It won't give your cardiovascular system a workout but according to the Journal of the American Medical Association yoga MAY lower high blood pressure and resting heart rate, ease the symptoms of stress such as headaches and insomnia and increase flexibility and muscle tone.
And since it is low impact it can be done by people of any age.
Advanced Yoga does get into some rather odd looking positions but you have to be pretty flexible before you get to that stage so don't be afraid to try the basics.

Double boxes=KMC & SPA


Toss to Kimberly

FERRY


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


Officials say overcrowding most likely contributed to the deadly ferry tragedy off the coast of Haiti yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montrouis, Haiti;


As many as 400 people are feared to have died when the ferry capsized.
Fifty-one passengers managed to swim to safety.
It's the latest in a string of ferry sinkings in Haiti.
The U-N chief of operations in Haiti says the ferry had a 260-passenger capacity.
Police say the boat's captain, who is in custody, insists he was carrying only 250 people.
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Albright


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Albright, Madeleine


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright begins her week-long trip to the Middle East today.
She'll try to restart peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians in the wake of terrorist activity in Jerusalem.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Albright intends to take a tough line with P-L-0 leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Her trip follows recent terrorist attacks in Jerusalem.
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Diana-FLOWERS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=princess diana


In London, Kensington Palace is scheduled to remain closed to the public today due to the throngs of people showing up to pay tribute to Princess Diana.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London;


Yesterday bouquets were gathered from the gates of her ancestral home and taken by boat to her island grave.
Meantime, Buckingham palace is denying a report that Queen Elizabeth didn't want Diana to have a public funeral.
A London T-V station says Prince Charles disagreed with his mother and officials from the Prime Minister's office were called in to mediate.
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5-Doyle


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-32
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


A Franklin County judge REDUCED sex offense charges against a four-H camp instructor.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Twenty-three- year- old Joseph Doyle was found guilty of two counts of assault and one count of aggravated sexual battery.
Three teenage girls accused Doyle of sexually assaulting them in July of 19-96 at Smith Mountain Lake four-H camp.
The girls were ages 13, 15 and 16 at the time of the alleged incidents.
DOYLE'S attorney Thomas Roe says because of a lack of evidence, the judge was compelled to believe the girls.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:08:45
IN Q=The judge felt

((THOMAS ROE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:THE JUDGE FELT SORRY FOR THESE YOUNG LADIES...PRE-SENTENCING REPORT))
SUPER=01-Thomas Roe/Defense Attorney
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=pre-sentencing report
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Judge B-A Davis' final sentencing decision will be made after a pre-sentencing evaluation.

S-Anderson


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=Anderson


The investigation into the murder of an elderly man in Roanoke County last week continues.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Barbara Anderson of Martinsville has been charged with the crime.
She was arraigned yesterday morning.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday;


Anderson knew the victim, 88- year- old James Beane.
She was arrested at his house Friday morning.
Beane was found dead when police arrived to look into a report of a possible break-in.
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boty-slaughter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's looking like the proposed slaughterhouse in the Dudley stretch community in Botetourt County won't get approval.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:32:27 (tape #2)
IN Q=we just don't want

((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
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=we've had it.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


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.
(----------------)



S-Ward-System


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


A big issue on the ballot in Roanoke this fall is a referendum on a modified ward system of government.
The system would have five council members voted in, each representing different parts of the city, while the mayor and vice- mayor would still be elected at- large.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A group AGAINST that form of government kicked off its campaign yesterday afternoon.
It's called the One Roanoke Committee.
(/////SOT/////)
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;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=the people.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The Committee says the ward system will make it harder for people to change the makeup of their city council.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-9
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll cold out of birthdays
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=13-Julie Lusk/Certified Yoga Instructor; :17
SUPER=12-Salem; :37
RUNS=2:59
OUT Q=as a result of that


Steve Live

Double boxes=SPA & MEL

Toss to Mel

5-Water-Supply


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health check


In last week's Mornin' health check we told you about residents' concerns in the town of Monterey--
SS=safe drinking water

about the safety of their water supply.
Now-- the state's Office of Water Programs has received final confirmation that there has been no contamination of the water supply in the area.
The concern began when a handful of school-children were out sick with bacterial infections.
Officials now say the stomach illnesses had nothing to do with the water in the Highland County town.

5-Knees


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-43
GRAPHIC=knee repair


A medical supply company is celebrating one-thousand operations at Lewis Gale Hospital.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem; :


(De-PEW) DePuy makes L-C-S knee implants.
Lewis Gale began using the product SUPER=@File; :

in 19-85-- at the time, an innovative device.
It actually works just like the knee-- with moving parts.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:55:36
IN Q=These are people

((DR. CURTISS MULL: ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON: THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO STAY ACTIVE, AND ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING SOMETHING DONE TO MAINTAIN ATHLETIC ACTIVITY. YOU CAN'T RUN ON A PROSTHETIC KNEE BUT YOU CAN PLAY GOLF, TENNIS, SWIMMING JOGGING, LIGHT JOGGING, WALKING, THINGS LIKE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Curtiss Mull/Orthopaedic Surgeon; :
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=things like that.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


After more than a dozen years in use, the knee implants are still functioning in about 94 percent of patients.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:14:42
IN Q=I can feel

((KENT MURRAY/KNEE IMPLANT PATIENT: I CAN FEEL NOTHING IN THERE, JUST LIKE, NO DIFFERENT THAN WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER. )) ((CHARLEAN FISHER/KNEE IMPLANT PATIENT: IT'S JUST A MIRACLE. I REALLY AM WALKING WELL, AND WALKING WITHOUT PAIN AND I'M ABLE TO DO MANY OF THE THINGS I COULD NOT DO THREE YEARS AGO. ))
SUPER=01-Kent Murray/Knee Implant Patient; :00
SUPER=01-Charlean Fisher/Knee Implant Patient; :06
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=three years ago.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Before a knee implant is performed-- patients undergo conservative treatments-- with medication, cortizone injections and arthroscopic surgery.
(TOSS TO BUMP)

BUMP COMM

2-Cove-Search


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 97-53)
GRAPHIC=NONE


High tech sonar and special water scent dogs will likely join the search today for a missing fisherman at Carvin's Cove.
(----------------)
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.
Short was seen fishing in several places Saturday morning, so rescue workers have a large search area to cover.
(----------------)



5-Prepaid-Tuition


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=education


Virginia is trying to make paying for a college education as painless as possible.
It's new Prepaid Education Program is counting its first year of success... and four big changes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:12:22
IN Q=Families of

((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: FAMILIES OF MORE THAN 16- THOUSAND VIRGINIA CHILDREN BEGAN SAVING FOR COLLEGE WITH VPEP.))
SUPER=01-Diana Cantor/Va. Prepaid Education Program;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=with VPEP.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


That was in 19-96.
But this year's 90- day enrollment period offers some changes.
Earnings from a contract are now exempt from state income taxes.
They were already federally tax exempt.
The contracts can now also be used for graduate school.
Any Virginian can now buy a prepaid tuition contract for a student who lives elsewhere -- even if they use it out-of-state.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:13:47
IN Q=Last year

((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: LAST YEAR, GRANDPARENTS WHO LIVED OUTSIDE VIRGINIA WERE ABLE TO PURCHASE CONTRACTS FOR THEIR GRANDCHILDREN WHO WERE VIRGINIA RESIDENTS. NOW THE DOOR IS ALSO OPEN TO MANY VIRGINIA GRANDPARENTS WHO WANTED TO BUY CONTRACTS FOR THEIR GRANDCHILDREN WHO LIVE OUTSIDE THE COMMONWEALTH.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=outside the Commonwealth.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


And anyone who holds a contract for three years or more now gets interest refunded along with prepayments if they drop out of the program.
(----------------)



2-BART


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


As thousands of San Francisco area commuters plan for another rush hour nightmare, management and striking transit workers are set to resume talks.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;


With the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, know as BART, shut down by a strike this is what rush hour looked like yesterday.
People took to cars, buses and ferries to get home and traffic backups stretched for miles.
Normally 275 thousand people use the BART system.
(----------------)



S-Jones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=Jones


Former Virginia attorney general candidate Gil Davis wants to move on.
Davis and fellow attorney Joe Cammarata are asking an Arkansas federal judge to allow them to withdraw as counsel to Paula Jones.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Davis says the request is about "fundamental differences of opinion" he and Cammarata have with Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton.
He says the move has "nothing to do with the legal merits" of Jones' claims against the President, in which he continues to have full confidence.
Paula Jones says, through a spokeswoman, that Davis and Cammarata urged her to accept a settlement of 700- thousand dollars and a vague statement of regret for any damage to her reputation.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Gil Davis spent over a million dollars of his own money to come in fourth out of four in Virginia's Republican primary for attorney general in June.

E-Powell


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Powell


Colin Powell stressed the need for more volunteerism yesterday at the Southern Governor's Convention at the Homestead.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:26:51
IN Q=ITS GOING TO TAKE(2ND TIME)

((RETIRED GENERAL COLIN POWELL/FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF:ITS GOING TO TAKE THE COMMITMENT OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US WHO IS DOING WELL IN THIS SOCIETY. EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US WHO IS ENJOYING THE WEALTH IN SOCIETY, THE PROMISE OF THIS SOCIETY, WHO HAVE RECEIVED FROM THIS SOCIETY SO MUCH TO REACH DOWN, BACK AND ACROSS, AND GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO IS IN NEED.))
SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Retired General;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=WHO IS IN NEED.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
ss=none


Powell also says failing to teach children values is like creating farm teams for the nation's jails.

S-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.
(----------------)
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.
(/////SOT/////)
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;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=or outside.
(----------------)
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.
(-------------)


4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NFL


In sports,
A touchdown with three seconds left sealed Kansas City's comeback win over Oakland, 28 to 27.
For yesterday's scores from the diamond and the gridiron, let's check the scoreboards.
(----------------)

WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5022;
SUPER=0100-j/Kansas City/28//Oakland/27///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Texas/2/j/Detroit/6////Baltimore/1/j/Cleveland/2///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Anaheim/10/j/Toronto/12///j/Milwaukee/8//Chicago/5//10 Innings/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Oakland/2/j/Minnesota/7////Seattle/2/j/Kansas City/9///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Chicago/8//Cincinnati/1///j/Philadelphia/13//New York/4///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Florida/8//Los Angeles/4///;
RUNS=:36

(-------------) OC: ...LAST SCORE."