06:00-01

E-VMI

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute sent home a female rat for two semesters, saying she struck an upperclassmen.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Month;


The incident happened during normal rat-line drills.
V-M-I spokesman Mike Strickler says violence is not tolerated at the school.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:28:54
IN Q=THE RAT LIN

((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. ))
SUPER=01-Col. Mike Strickler/VMI Spokesman;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=IN THIS CASE
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Strickler would not say much more about the incident.
But he would say this is not the first case of a freshman hitting an upperclassman.
It's just the first time a woman has been involved.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:28:33
IN Q=IT HAS HAPPENED

((IT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST, BUT IN RECENT YEARS, THE PENALTY HAS BEEN SUSPENSION.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=SUSPENSION
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The woman is suspended for two semesters-- and Strickler said she'll be welcomed back if she wants to return next fall.
Sources say the woman is from Northern Virginia.
Her father has reportedly said V-M-I handled the situation appropriately.
(----------------)


Haiti


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


Off the Coast of Haiti, Divers continue to pull bodies from the wreckage of a sunken ferry.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montrouis, Haiti;


There are new reports about the number of people killed in the disaster.
Divers say they saw the bodies of more than 100 people trapped within the two decks of the sunken craft, indicating that the boat may not have been as overcrowded as first believed.
Officials say 276 tickets were sold.
At least 50-people survived.
(----------------)



E-Cove-Search


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's day four in the search for a missing fisherman.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Officials believe 53- year- old Cecil Donald Short drowned in the reservoir at Carvin's Cove while fishing Sunday morning.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Family members say Short had naval training and was an excellent swimmer.
They say he may have had a stroke and fallen into the water.
The Virginia Game Department says they'll exhaust all resources before deciding when to call off the search.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:52:40:23
IN Q=We'll consult with

((SGT. STEVE PIKE/VA GAME WARDEN:WE'LL CONSULT WITH THE DIVER AND THE CANINE HANDLERS AND BASED ON THEIR OPINION OF WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE IF WE'VE COVERED THE AREA WELL ENOUGH ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Steve Pike/Virginia Game Warden;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=well enough
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Short's relatives say they'll keep vigil on the docks until they have some information on what happened.
(----------------)



mideast


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Albright


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is in Israel this morning trying to save the collapsing Mideast peace process.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;


Her visit comes as the peace accords signed four years ago this week in Washington are unraveling.
During her meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today Albright will insist that Israel implement a commitment to withdraw from the West Bank.
Albright is set to meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat tomorrow.
(----------------)




5-jones


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-39
GRAPHIC=jones


Paula Jones will be looking for new representation in her sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton.
A federal judge gave his okay yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape


Failed Virginia Attorney General candidate Gil Davis and Joseph Cammarata filed papers Monday that they have "fundamental differences of opinion" with their client about how the case should proceed.
Sources say the attorneys supported a settlement plan that Jones rejected.
The judge in Little Rock, Arkansas, is insisting that the case stay on course for a trial next May.
(----------------)


S-Appy-Trail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=None


Some people are still not happy with plans to relocate a portion of the Appalachian Trail in Giles County.
(----------------)
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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
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. ))
SUPER=01-Butch Mullins/Giles Co. Administrator; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=at this point.
(----------------)
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.
(----------------)


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-Ray Denney/Model Car Collector; :15
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :30
RUNS=2:58
OUT Q=Mornin' returns



Tape will toss to stocks Stocks Comm

S-Affirmative-Action


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


As the '97 campaign gets into full swing, candidates are courting some issues and avoiding others.
Jim Gilmore was NOT talking about the issue of RACIAL preferences in college admissions.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The candidate did NOT want to elaborate on an affirmative action statement he put out Monday.
(/////SOT/////)
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.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
SUPER=01-Mark Miner/Gilmore Spokesman; :20
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=it says.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


In Gilmore's statement, he says he favors minority RECRUITMENT to colleges -- but colorblind decisions on who's admitted.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
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.

E-Vouchers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


Candidates may not agree on how students get into college, but they also don't agree on how parents pay for the elementary and secondary schools their children attend.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Virginia Democrats yesterday blasted Republicans for even considering vouchers.
That means public tax dollars going to pay private school tuitions.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 21:07:38
IN Q=And you cannot

((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.))
SUPER=@Cranwell;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=same pack.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


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.
(/////SOT/////)
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.))
SUPER=01-Mark Miner/Gilmore Spokesman;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=the table. 2nd REF!
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


In the race for the House in Roanoke County, Republican Al Bedrosian agrees with Gilmore.
He wants to consider vouchers and charter schools for Virginia.

Rat-Suspension


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-61)
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute has suspended one of its first female rats.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Month;


V-M-I spokesman Mike Strickler said that during normal rat-line drills the female cadet struck an upperclassman.
He says the rat line is supposed to teach self control in stressful situations.
If she wants to return, the woman will be welcomed back NEXT fall.
Sources say the woman is from Northern Virginia.
Her father reportedly said V-M-I handled the situation appropriately.
(----------------)



E-Shepherd's


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=None


The doors to Shepherd's Auto Supply should reopen today.
The Roanoke auto parts store closed abruptly this week.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday


An accountant for Shepherd's says the company shut down to take stock of 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.
(----------------)



Gov-Tobacco


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


The Southern Governors Association has asked Congress and the White House to protect tobacco farmers.
The governors ended a three-day meeting yesterday in Hot Springs.
They passed a resolution calling for the health cost settlement between states and the tobacco industry to include assistance to farm families and their communities.
The governors also elected Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Rossello as new chairman -- and they decided to focus in the coming year on expanding trade with Latin America.

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'
The back room in Ray Denney's basement (----------------)
VO-NAT

is a testament to his devotion to correctness in his models.
((ad lib following video))

RUNS=:25
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Steve

Ray is also the president of the Model Car Collectors Association which has over 1,000 members worldwide. If you'd like to learn more about the group
SUPER=16-(540) 774-8109/Model Car Collectors Association

call them at 540-774-8109.

Double boxes=KMC & SPA


Toss to Kimberly

5-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=VMI


Attention is again focusing on the small military school in Lexington.
Virginia Military Institute has suspended a FEMALE cadet for striking an upperclassman.
V-M-I says the incident occurred under normal ratline procedures-- after classes had begun.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


V-M-I Superintendent Josiah Bunting says the decision to suspend the woman was recommended by the Executive Committee of the Corps of Cadets.
The female cadet was suspended for two semesters...it is unknown whether she will return to the Lexington post.
V-M-I says the purpose of the ratline is to teach self-control and restraint.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

(( ))
SUPER=01-Col. Mike Strickler/VMI Spokesman;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=not tolerated here.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


So far 32-men and four women in the first co-ed freshman Rat Line have left V-M-I since August 18th.

CA-CRASH


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


Eleven people are dead and four injured in a fiery crash on a Southern California highway.
Highway officials say a pickup truck with three people inside collided with a van, believed to be carrying a dozen people.
It happened last night on California's scenic Highway one.
By the time authorities arrived, both vehicles were fully engulfed in flames.
Authorities say the winding highway has lots of blind curves that can be especially dangerous in the dark.

Diana


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


As Britain continues to mourn the death of Princess Diana, Paris investigators pinpoint the cause of of the car crash that killed her.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Paris;


A French police report places responsibility for the accident on the driver,(On-ri) Henri Paul.
The report says investigators found traces of anti-depressants in his blood and that the car was clocked at 120-miles per hour, four times the speed limit.
A third test confirms that Paul was legally drunk at the time of the crash.
(----------------)



ALBRIGHT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Albright, Madeleine


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is in Israel this morning trying salvage the collapsing Mideast peace process.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;


Her visit comes as the peace accords signed four years ago this week in Washington are unraveling.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat refuses to crack down on Islamic militants, and Israel says it won't turn over any more land.
Albright is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later today.
She meets Arafat tomorrow in the West Bank town of Jericho.
(----------------)




5-Affirm-Action


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-32
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


Campaign time usually means that politicians court the media, but there are times when they actually avoid the cameras.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Republican Jim Gilmore took that route yesterday -- sticking to a written statement on affirmative action on college campuses.
(/////SOT/////)
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.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=well crafted.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


In Gilmore's statement, he says he's for minority RECRUITMENT, but colorblind ADMISSIONS at colleges.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Democrat Don Beyer says he continues to support affirmative action efforts-- but NOT quotas.
Virginia law allows colleges to use race as a factor in admissions.

E-L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Toasts at next month's Italian Festival in Lynchburg can be made with beer and wine.
The decision to allow the drinks on the riverfront came at last night's city council meeting, after a heated debate over the evils of alcohol.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The precedent
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Gene Gallagher/Tourism Advisory Council; :24
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :42
SUPER=@ssm1; 1:00
SUPER=01-Michael Buscemi/Italian Festival Organizer; 1:16
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( The precedent already had been set...for five years, Lynchburg has allowed alcohol to be sold on certain portions of city property.
Downtown supporters were pushing to expand that policy to include the newly- acquired riverfront.
They say if Lynchburg is going to revitalize its downtown, it needs to keep attracting events like Fair by the James, events where beer and wine are available.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:18:21
IN Q=We believe that

((GENE GALLAGHER/TOURISM ADVISORY COUNCIL: WE BELIEVE THAT WITHOUT THIS OPTION, EFFORTS TO AID THE REVITALIZATION OF OUR DOWNTOWN BY BRINGING PEOPLE TO POSITIVE EVENTS IN THE INNER CITY WILL BE DRAMATICALLY CURTAILED.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=dramatically curtailed.


But several residents, including the mayor, opposed the policy altogether.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:48:47
IN Q=I think

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I THINK THAT HAVING ALCOHOL ON ANY CITY PROPERTY IS SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE TO OUR CHILDREN.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=our children.


After all the speeches it was the man who said nothing, councilman Bob Davenport, who cast the critical vote and helped pass the expanded policy.
(/////SOT/////)

Standup 9:20:20
IN Q=The immediate winner

((The immediate winner of this vote is next month's Italian Festival, which was relying heavily on the sale of beer and wine to attract crowds and turn a profit this year. And the organizers of that event, the Sons of Italy, say the expanded policy will eventually benefit all of downtown Lynchburg.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=downtown Lynchburg.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:55:53
IN Q=It's not just

((MICHAEL BUSCEMI/ITALIAN FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: IT'S NOT JUST A VICTORY FOR US, IT'S A VICTORY FOR THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG. THEY BUILT A NICE FESTIVAL AREA DOWN THERE, NOW THEY CAN ATTRACT MAJOR EVENTS TO COME HERE YEAR ROUND.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=year round.


And convince others to keep coming back.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Carole Denney/Collector; :15
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :30
RUNS=2:53
OUT Q=most collectors don't


Steve Live

Double boxes=SPA & MEL

Toss to Mel

5-Gilmore-Mastectomy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-41
GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check


In this morning's health check,
SS=gilmore


He billed it as a "major health care initiative."
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But Republican Jim Gilmore did bring a very personal issue up in the race for governor yesterday.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:33:05
IN Q=During that

((ROXANNE 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. I UNDERWENT CHEMOTHERAPY AT THAT TIME. AND HE WAS BY MY SIDE AND SUPPORTED ME THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT PERIOD.))
SUPER=07-Roxane Gilmore;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=very difficult period.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Gilmore's wife talked about her battle with Hodgkin's disease as a prelude to her husband announcing his fight against what he calls "drive-through mastectomies."
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:38:14
IN Q=I think that it

((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK THAT IT IS A SENSITIVE THING... I BELIEVE IS WRONG.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=is wrong.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=gilmore


Gilmore's 48- hour stay proposal for breast cancer victims is NOT new.
SS=breast cancer


It's been defeated before in the General Assembly, is being considered on the federal level, and is law in nine other states.
Democrat Don Beyer says it's one of the few issues on which he and Gilmore wholeheartedly agree.
(TOSS TO BUMP)

BUMP COMM

2-E-Cove-Search


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


Frustration is mounting as search teams and family members enter day four of
the search for a missing fisherman. (----------------)
VO-NAT


It's believed 53- year- old Cecil Donald Short drowned in the reservoir at Carvin's Cove while fishing Sunday morning.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Family members say Short had naval training and was an excellent swimmer.
They say he may have had a stroke and fallen into the water.
The Virginia Game Department says they'll exhaust all resources before deciding when to call off the search.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:52:40:23
IN Q=We'll consult with

((SGT. STEVE PIKE/VA GAME WARDEN:WE'LL CONSULT WITH THE DIVER AND THE CANINE HANDLERS AND BASED ON THEIR OPINION OF WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE IF WE'VE COVERED THE AREA WELL ENOUGH ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Steve Pike/Virginia Game Warden;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=well enough
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Short's relatives say they'll keep vigil on the docks until they have some information on what happened.
(----------------)



2-Rat-Suspension


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-61)
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute sent home a female member of its first co-ed rat class.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Month;


V-M-I spokesman Mike Strickler said that during normal rat-line drills the female cadet struck an upperclassman.
He says rat line is supposed to teach self control in stressful situations.
She has been suspended until next fall.
Sources say the woman is from Northern Virginia.
Her father reportedly said V-M-I handled the situation appropriately.
(----------------)



E-Breedlove


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


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

E-Disc-Golf


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=NONE


You may be surprised by the moves of one champion golfer living right here in Roanoke.
Andrew Freiden explains, Don Wetzel doesn't play golf the traditional way..
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=nat sound.
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Don Wetzel/World Amateur Masters Champ.; :10
SUPER=01-Scott Bowman/Professional Disc Golfer; :21
SUPER=01-Kevin Morris/Amateur Disc Golfer; :42
SUPER=01-Mitch Hoeppner/Professional Disc Golfer; :58
RUNS=1:31
OUT Q=news 7, Roanoke

(( ((NAT SOUND: CHING CHING ))
RUNS=:03


Don went to the Disc Golf World Championships in Michigan and blew away the field by 11 strokes.
SOT 8:25:35

((DON WETZEL/WORLD AMATEUR MASTERS CHAMPION: MY WIFE HAD PUT A BANNER IN THE FRONT YARD THAT SAID, CONGRATULATIONS DON WETZEL AMATEUR MASTER DISC GOLF CHAMPION!))
RUNS=:07


Sure, he's the champion, But what is disc golf?
SOT 8:14:00

((SCOTT BOWMAN/PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLFER: IT'S THE SAME GAME AS STICK GOLF, OR BALL GOLF, EXCEPT YOU USE DISCS, AND THE HOLE IS A BASKET COMBINATION. ))
RUNS=:08


Players use hard discs that fly farther, and weigh more than frisbees.
They use different discs for different distances--
Drivers off the tee, approach discs for in between shots, and putters for the close shots.
SOT 8:37:06

((KEVIN MORRIS/AMATEUR DISC GOLFER: YOU GET THE SAME FRUSTRATION, AND AGGRAVATION, AND ELATION THAT YOU GET IN STICK GOLF. YOU GET ALL THAT IN THIS GAME FOR VERY LITTLE TIME, AND VERY LITTLE MONEY. AND YOU GET TO MEET A LOT OF NICE FOLKS. ))
RUNS=:10


Don may be a world champion, but his playing partners in Roanoke don't let it go to his head.
SOT 8:22:38

((MITCH HOEPPNER/PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLFER: IT'S KINDA NICE, BECAUSE IT'S KINDA NICE TO BEAT A CHAMPION. AND IT'S A LOT OF FUN. IT BRINGS RECOGNITION TO US.))
RUNS=:08
SOT 8:27:39

((if someone would ask you, have you ever tried the real golf-- how would you answer that question? I WOULD ASK THEM THE SAME QUESTION BACK TO THEM, HA, HA, HA!))
RUNS=:12


Don and his teammates just finished up their summer long league at Fishburn Park in Roanoke, and they invite anyone interested to come out and play.
Even if you're a stick golf player.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke.))

4-Scores


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


In sports,
St. Louis ripped three homers and allowed just four hits in a 5-to-3 decision over San Francisco.
For yesterday's scores from the diamond, let's check the scoreboards.
(----------------)

WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Texas/0/j/Detroit/4///j/Baltimore/9//Cleveland/3//8 Innings -

Rain/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/New York/8//Boston/6////Milwaukee/1/j/Chicago/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Oakland/5//Minnesota/1///j/Seattle/4//Kansas City/3///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-/Chicago/2/j/Cincinnati/5///j/Philadelphia/1//New York/0///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-/Pittsburgh/4/j/Montreal/5//10 Innings/j/Atlanta/4//Los

Angeles/3///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Houston/7//Colorado/4///j/St. Louis/5//San Francisco/3///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/San Diego/7//Florida/6//13 Innings/;
RUNS=:49

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