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Bosnia-Troops

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Bosnia Peacekeepers


Danville soldiers returning from Bosnia call it a unique experience they will never forget.
Tina Tenret reports from Fort Benning, where the peacekeepers arrived early this morning.
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IN Q=it was good
SUPER=01-Lt. Dean Jenkins/Returning Soldier; :00
SUPER=03-Fort Benning, GA; :07
SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. Chris Wiles/Returning Soldier; :15
SUPER=@tina1; :31
SUPER=03-Bosnia/April; :39
SUPER=01-Maj. Jon Page/Returning Soldier; :49
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=TT, N7 Fort Benning


SEX-ARMY


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


The U-S army today releases its official report on sexual abuse of women recruits at the Aberdeen proving ground in Maryland.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

7:22:39
Several officers are being reprimanded, including Major General Robert Shadley, the two-star general who once headed the training base.
Letters of reprimand are considered a career-ending form of punishment.
The report is also expected to recommend better screening of new drill instructors,
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


along with a renewed focus on ethics and values as part of basic training.

Albright-Arafat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Albright


In the Middle East today, a challenge to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to fight against terrorism.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;


Arafat met with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on the west bank.
He says he remains committed to the peace process and blamed Israel for the impasse that is threatening the process.
He says Israel has NOT carried out promised withdrawals from the West Bank, and that it has built Jewish settlements on disputed lands.
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IN Q=

((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT: I KNOW THESE ISSUES ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU AND THEY ARE IMPORTANT TO THE UNITED STATES. YOUR FRUSTRATIONS ARE UNDERSTANDABLE. THIS IS NOT WHAT PEACE WAS SUPPOSED TO BRING. ))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=was supposed to bring.
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VO-NAT


At today's News conference Arafat did express sympathy for the victims of recent suicide bomb attacks.
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E-Cave-Spring


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Education


As educators worked to solve scheduling problems for about 100 students at Cave Spring High School, a MAJORITY of the school's students also ran into problems.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Week; :00
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. School Supt.; :17
SUPER=01-Ann Aydlett/Cave Spring H.S. Student; :41
SUPER=01-Brian Bias/Cave Spring H.S. Senior; :58
SUPER=@Andrew1; 1:28
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=News 7


(( During the first two weeks of classes about 100 people had scheduling problems including incorrect courses, extra study halls, and no lunch periods.
An attempt to correct THAT mixup has now resulted in changes for a MAJORITY of the 13- hundred students.
SOT 19:13:12

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR: THAT'S FAIR, IT DID AFFECT THE MAJORITY OF STUDENTS. AND THAT'S BECAUSE WITHOUT THAT BACKUP DATA, WE COULDN'T VIEW THE SCHEDULE IN IT'S TOTAL PERCEPTION, AND THEREFORE COULDN'T FIND SLOTS FOR THE 75 THAT HAD YET TO HAVE FULL SCHEDULES PRODUCED. ))
RUNS=:17


Students point out guidance counselors have made slow, but steady progress on the newest set of scheduling problems.
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((ANN AYDLETT/CAVE SPRING H.S. STUDENT: THEY GAVE ME ANATOMY WHEN I WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BUT IT WAS JUST A SMALL PROBLEM AND THEY FIXED IT OUT AND SO NOW EVERYTHING'S FINE.))
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But students say it has been hard to talk with guidance counselors about other things like college applications.
SOT WED TAPE TOT 15:21:57

((BRIAN BIAS/CAVE SPRING H.S. SENIOR: LIKE MY MOM HAD TO CALL AND FIND OUT ABOUT THE SAT'S BECAUSE I TRIED TO GO THERE AND TALK TO THEM AND THEY'RE JUST LIKE, FOR A COUPLE OF MORE WEEKS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO DEAL WITH THAT.))
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The problems all started when a computerized scheduling program crashed and the system wasn't properly backed up.
Superintendent Gordon wouldn't comment on the status of the assistant principal responsible for the scheduling plan.
SOT 19:15:10

((THEY'RE BE PLENTY OF TIME LATER ON TO EXAMINE THE WRECKAGE, IF YOU WOULD, AND FIND THE LITTLE BLACK BOXES AND FIND OUT WHAT THE CAUSES OF THE CRASH WERE. ))
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SOT 20:58:19

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: GORDON SAYS FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS, ADMINISTRATORS HAVE FOCUSED ON FIXING THE SCHEDULING PROBLEM, AND NOT ON PLACING BLAME. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7 ))
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E-School-Boards


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Education


The future of schools in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Salem was on the minds of area school board members as they met face to face.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Board members hope cooperation will help the three localities share ideas, pool resources, and improve services.
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SOT 19:04:09
IN Q=WE'RE

((WE'RE RIGHT HERE NEXT TO EACH OTHER. OUR KIDS PLAY WITH EACH OTHER, OUR KIDS OFTEN GO ON TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND JOBS TOGETHER. SO IT JUST MAKES SENSE FOR THE BOARDS TO WORK AS CLOSELY TOGETHER AS POSSIBLE. )) ((MIKE STOVALL/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR: THERE ARE A LOT OF REGIONAL PROGRAMS THAT TAKE PLACE THAT SALEM, ROANOKE, AND ROANOKE COUNTY IS INVOLVED IN THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY ALL TOGETHER. WE'RE LOOKING TO TAKE THE REGIONAL PROGRAMS, AND JUST INCORPORATE THEM TOGETHER. ))
SUPER=01-Marsha Ellison/Roanoke School Board;
SUPER=01-Mike Stovall/Roanoke Co. School Board; :11
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=and just put them together.
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VO-NAT


The idea for the meeting came from the three school superintendents, who routinely meet to discuss common issues.
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Testing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=education


The Senate and House are scheduled to vote today on whether to allow the Education Department to develop national math and reading tests.
President Clinton has made the fourth-grade reading and tenth-grade math exams his top educational item.
His proposal has apparently cleared a major roadblock, with Senate negotiators agreeing to a compromise last night.

CAMPAIGN-HEARING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign spending


National security advisor Sandy Berger is testifying today at the Senate Hearings on campaign financing abuses.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;

7:24:39
He's the highest ranking Clinton administration official yet to appear before the panel.
Yesterday, Republican investigators said memos were sent to Vice President Gore telling him some money he was raising in phone calls from the White House would be deposited into so-called "hard money" accounts.
It's illegal to solicit hard money on federal property.
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Scots-Parliament


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


Scotland may soon have its own parliament.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Edinburgh, Scotland;


Scots today are expected to approve their own legislative body in response to growing demands for more autonomy from England.
The British Parliament has ruled Scotland for nearly 300 years.
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Mother-Teresa


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


A simple ceremony this morning marked the beginning of a state tribute to Mother Teresa.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Calcutta, India;


Four generals draped the Indian flag over the 87- year- old nun's body as about 100 other nuns said a prayer.
The military will now maintain an around the clock vigil over her body until her funeral Saturday.
Twenty-three nations will be represented at the funeral.
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Diana-Flowers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London, UK;


In London, volunteers have begun clearing away the huge mound of flowers left in memory of Princess Diana.
Stuffed animals and other toys will be given to needy children.
Fresh flowers will be taken to hospitals and nursing homes, while dead flowers will be used as mulch for the gardens at Kensington palace where Diana lived.
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Meredith


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


Sylvester Stallone calls Burgess Merdith an "irreplaceable legend."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The 89- year- old character actor passed away yesterday at his home in southern California.
Meredith starred as Stallone's boxing manager in the movie Rocky.
His film roles spanned over 60 years and included two Oscar nominations.
Many remember him as the Penguin from the 19-60's Batman series.
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E-Coffeewood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Allegations of mismanagement have surfaced on the heels of the resignation of the warden at one of a Virginia's medium security prisons.
The state Department of Corrections says a grand jury will take up various criminal charges later this month.
Coffeewood Correctional Center is in the town of Culpeper.
Sources tell News 7 the 11-hundred inmate prison was overpaying a doctor for medical services.
Warden George Dodson was re-assigned in August, he resigned Tuesday.

S-Garza


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=VMI


A female cadet at Virginia Military Institute was not the first cadet to be suspended for violent behavior this year.
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VO-NAT


Angelica Garza admits she shoved a member of the cadre about a week ago.
SUPER=03-Lexington/August


Garza says she made a mistake and her punishment was fair.
She says she just snapped.
On the flip side, Superintendent Josiah Bunting says an UPPERCLASSMAN was suspended recently for smacking a RAT with a broom handle.
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SOT 12:04:10
IN Q=What you have

((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: WHAT YOU HAVE HERE IS A REFUGEE FROM THE MTV GENERATION. THEY ARRIVE AT VMI, AND PEOPLE START YELLING AT THEM AND TELLING THEM TO DO A LOT OF THINGS. AND SOME PEOPLE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH SELF- CONTROL OR ENOUGH MOTIVATION TO DEAL WITH IT.))
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=deal with it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-October 18, 1996


Garza says she loves V-M-I, and plans to take another shot at the rat line again next year.
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E-Cider-Sales


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid unpasteurized juice drinks that could contain E-Coli Bacteria.
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The F-D-A is asking producers to use warning labels on cider that is not heat treated.
E-coli is very dangerous to children, the elderly and people with weak immune systems.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Some local apple growers are going one step further and not even selling natural or "raw" cider.
The owner of Jamison Orchard says even if people prefer the taste of natural cider, they won't be able to buy it at many local farms.
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SOT 13:19:03
IN Q=The health

((MERLE JAMISON/ORCHARD:THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, THE FDA SAYS IT ONCE BELIEVED THAT THE E. COLI COULDN'T LIVE IN A PRODUCT AS ACIDY AS CIDER, BUT NOW WE KNOW IT CAN. WE JUST HAVE TO ADAPT TO THAT CHANGE))
SUPER=01-Merle Jamison/Orchard Owner;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=to that change
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VO-NAT


The largest scare happened last year on the West coast where children became ill after drinking a gourmet brand of unpasteurized apple juice.
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S-Auction-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=None


After six years of standing empty, an old elementary school in Amherst County has been sold to the highest bidder...but then again the bidding didn't go very high.
As Steve Smallshaw tells us, two years of delays have their price.
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IN Q=The roof leaks
SUPER=03-Madison Heights; :00
SUPER=01-C.T. Wingfield/Auctioneer; :13
SUPER=01-David McConnell/Represented Anonymous Investor; :26
SUPER=@ssm1; :37
SUPER=04-December 1995; :52
SUPER=01-Robert Obey/Former Investor; 1:01
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=News7, Amherst County.

(( The roof leaks, it's been damaged by fire and it could cost millions to renovate.. and the public auction of the old Madison Heights Elementary School gave new meaning to the phrase "let the buyer beware".
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SOT 11:14:50
IN Q=Again, asbestos

((C.T. WINGFIELD/AUCTIONEER: AGAIN, ASBESTOS, LEAD-BASED PAINT AND UNDERGROUND FUEL TANKS ARE HERE. THEY ARE PRESENT.))
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OUT Q=they are present.


The winning bid, by an anonymous investor, was just 25- thousand dollars...less than a TENTH of the property's estimated value.
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SOT 11:22:28
IN Q=Well, I mean

((DAVID MCCONNELL/REPRESENTED INVESTOR: WELL, I MEAN THE SIZE OF THE BUILDING AND THE PROPERTY AND THE ASSESSMENT. I THINK HE GOT A GOOD BARGAIN. I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ELSE WHAT THE COSTS WILL BE.))
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OUT Q=costs will be.
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IN Q=No matter who

((No matter who the investor is or what their plans are, the purchase still must be approved by the board of supervisors, which will have to decide whether 25- thousand dollars is a high enough bid.))
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OUT Q=high enough bid.


At least one former investor says the county has badly mishandled the situation.
Just two years ago, Robert Obey's group offered more than 200- thousand dollars for the building... the deal hit some snags and the project fell through.
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SOT 15:51:18
IN Q=The county

((ROBERT OBEY/FORMER INVESTOR: THE COUNTY, BECAUSE THEY LOST ONE OF THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES THEY HAD TO MAKE A DEAL WORK A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, NOW IS HAVING A FIRE SALE TO GET RID OF IT, BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS IT, AND IT'S A SHAME.))
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OUT Q=it's a shame.


A decision on this latest offer could come next week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.)) WEATHER
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Fieldcrest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=business news


A large employer in Henry County will soon have a new owner, thanks to a big takeover in the textile business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fieldale/File Tape;


The Pillowtex Corporation of Dallas has agreed to purchase Fieldcrest Cannon in a 700- million- dollar deal.
Fieldcrest has a towel making plant in the (FEEL-dail) Fieldale section of Henry County.
More than 900 people work there.
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Cards


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


St. Louis first baseman Mark McGwire is making history in the Major League.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :


Yesterday McGwire led off the Cardinal third inning with an estimated 446 foot homer over the left field wall off San Francisco's Shawn Estes.
McGwire joins Babe Ruth as the only players in Major league history with consecutive 50 homer seasons.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Hold logo


It was McGwire's 16-th homer in 34 games since going the Cardinals July 31-st.
He hit 52 with Oakland last year and he's also the sixth player to hit 50 homers twice.

Syracuse


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF97-1
GRAPHIC=Big East


This Saturday night at Virginia Tech the Hokies will host the Orangemen of Syracuse in a Big East Showdown.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY; :


After opening the season with a win over Wisconsin, the Orangemen have hit hard times.
North Carolina state scored on a two point conversion in overtime to beat the Orangemen 32 to 31 at the Carrier Dome.
The Orangemen play their first Big East game when they take on the Hokies Saturday evening in Blacksburg.
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((JASON POLES/SYRACUSE DEFENSIVE BACK: )) ((CORY BOWEN/SYRACUSE CENTER: ))
SUPER=01-Jason Poles/Syracuse Defensive Back; :00
SUPER=01-Cory Bowen/Syracuse Center; :16
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=......on Saturday."
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Hold logo


The Hokies and Orangemen tee it up Saturday night at six at Lane Stadium Worsham field.

Indy


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


Two time Indy 500 champion Emerson Fittipaldi's recovery from a plane crash is looking good.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/WFOR;


Fittipaldi was transferred to a hospital in Miami and doctors there say chances are almost 100 percent that Fittipaldi will walk again after surgery.
A Neurologist says Fittipaldi has minimal Paralysis and numbness in his left leg from a fractured back vertebra following a plane crash.
A team of ten doctors is scheduled to operate later today and Fittipaldi could be out of the hospital in a week.
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Big-Woman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Move over Fay Ray, King Kong may have finally found the woman of his dreams.
Not quite as pretty...but definitely more his size.
Steve Hartman has the story.
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IN Q=outside guinness
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Hartman/Reporting; 1:20

OUT Q=Steve Hartman for CBS News RUNS=1:32