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7S-L'burg-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


A battle is brewing over how much training Lynchburg's sheriff's deputies receive.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Ron Gillispie is heading up one side of that battle.
Gillispie says incumbent Lawrence Simpson was wrong when he claimed recently that his deputies receive as much training as a county sheriff's deputy.
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SOT 15:02:59
IN Q=It is painfully

((RON GILLISPIE/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF CANDIDATE: IT IS PAINFULLY OBVIOUS THAT THE TRAINING IS DESPERATELY NEEDED. TRYING TO MISSTATE THE LEVEL OF CURRENT TRAINING ONLY SERVES TO DENY THE PROBLEM.))
SUPER=01-Ron Gillispie/Lynchburg Sheriff Candidate; :00
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OUT Q=deny the problem.
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VO-NAT


Simpson claims a newspaper article misquoted him.
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SOT 15:20:48
IN Q=The statement

((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: THE STATEMENT IN THE NEWSPAPER WAS NOT TRUTHFUL IN THAT I DID NOT MAKE THAT STATEMENT. I KNOW BETTER, I'M NOT ONE WHO MISSTATES THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Lawrence Simpson/Lynchburg Sheriff; :00
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OUT Q=who misstates things.
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VO-NAT


Simpson says he meant his staff receives the same amount of courtroom and jail training as a county deputy.
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75-Danville-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#597-42
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


Overtime pay is a hot topic, bringing 80 Danville firefighters to court against the city.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


The lawsuit alleges Danville firefighters are asked to work during meal hours even though they're NOT paid.
It also maintains the department is not paying some employees overtime.
City Attorney Tim Spencer says the firefighters agreed to the current pay terms more than ten years ago.
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7S-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-60
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It looks like women are here to stay at Virginia Military Institute.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/August 18


Exactly four weeks after the first females arrived on post, the Institute reports that more than three-thousand high school girls have already inquired about the class of 2002. Nearly NINE thousand BOYS have contacted the school.
The report submitted to a federal judge yesterday also says S-A-T scores for the next rat class are higher than the current freshman class... by 14 percent- -at least according to the students themselves.
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7E-Saunders


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A convicted killer could get a second chance at life in Danville.
Judge James Ingram says he sentenced William Ira Saunders to death in 19-90 based on Saunders' violent behavior in jail AFTER his conviction.
Now Ingram and Danville prosecutor Bill Fuller have asked Governor George Allen-- and the Governor's agreed -- to offer Saunders life in prison instead of death.
Saunders shot Mervin Gwill in the back of the head and robbed him during an alleged drug deal in Danville in 19-89.
Prosecutor Bill Fuller says several of the state's witnesses have since racked up lengthy criminal records that would make them unreliable witnesses on appeal.
So if Saunders gives up his appeals, he gets life in prison WITHOUT parole.

7E-Goode


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=Goode, Virgil


Virginia's tobacco growers aren't getting enough protection.
That's according to Fifth District representative Virgil Goode.
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SOT 12:26:46
IN Q=Tobacco plays

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/D- FIFTH DISTRICT: TOBACCO PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. THE EXCISE TAXES ON ONE ACRE OF TOBACCO HAVE BEEN ESTIMATED AT 43 THOUSAND DOLLARS PER ACRE. IF YOU DO AWAY WITH ALL TOBACCO GROWING AND PRODUCTION IN THIS COUNTRY, THERE'D BE A BIG HOLE IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.))
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OUT Q=the American economy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


Goode says some Americans will always smoke...
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and they might as well buy a homegrown product.

7weather


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Taking a look at your Tuesday forecast... Partly sunny skies with pleasant highs in the low to mid 80's and tonight looks partly cloudy and cool with nighttime lows in the mid to upper 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 9/17/97
Wednesday:

SUPER=130-5/Jesse Elliott/Parrott;



SUPER=130-4/Anna Millirons/Pembroke;



SUPER=130-32/Kim Branche/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-8/Phillip Gereaux/Catawba;



SUPER=130-11/R.W. Woodfin/Gladstone;



SUPER=130-4/Alex Clark/Natural Bridge Station;


No Pictures:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-40th/Jim & Joyce Coates/Copper Hill;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-12th/Robert & Melissa Woodfin/Gladstone;



SUPER=130-/Carolyn Bradley/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-35/Patty Burris/Nashville TN;



SUPER=130-52/John Slayton/Illinios;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-37th/Horace & Doris Light/Roanoke;



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555-L'burg-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#597-32
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


Less than two weeks before election day the mud slinging has started in the race for Lynchburg Sheriff.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Yesterday, Ron Gillispie blasted incumbent Lawrence Simpson for claiming that his deputies have the same level of training as a county deputy.
Gillispie says that's both inaccurate and dangerous.
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SOT 15:03:16//
IN Q=I want

((RON GILLISPIE/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF CANDIDATE: I WANT LYNCHBURG SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES TO RECEIVE THE SAME PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AS OUR SURROUNDING COUNTIES DO. NO MORE EXCUSES OR DENYING THE PROBLEM. LET'S FIX IT BEFORE RICHMOND MAKES US FIX IT.))
SUPER=01-Ron Gillispie/Lynchburg Sheriff Candidate;:00
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OUT Q=makes us fix it.
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VO-NAT


Simpson refuted Gillispie's claim, saying he was misquoted.
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SOT 15:20:27
IN Q=We do receive

((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: WE DO RECEIVE THE SAME TRAINING AS THEIR COURT STAFF AND THEIR JAIL STAFF. WE DO NOT RECEIVE THE SAME TRAINING AS THE FIELD STAFF.))
SUPER=01-Lawrence Simpson/Lynchburg Sheriff; :00
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OUT Q=the field staff.
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VO-NAT


Herb Duff and Mary- Randolph Preston round out the field of candidates for Lynchburg sheriff.
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55S-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=VMI


V-M-I'S addition of female cadets has not only captured the attention of the national media, but also high school students both female and male.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/August 18


Exactly four weeks after the first females arrived on post, the Institute reports that more than three-thousand high school girls have already inquired about the class of 2002.
Nearly NINE thousand BOYS have contacted the school.
The report submitted to a federal judge yesterday also says S-A-T scores for the next rat class are higher than the current freshman class... by 14 percent- -at least according to the students themselves.
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55E-Diet-Drugs


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TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Diet Drug Recall


Two of the nation's most popular and controversial diet pills are being pulled from shore shelves.
The Food and Drug Administration is urging millions of people to immediately stop taking the drugs.
New reports link potentially fatal heart problems to the medication.
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Dexfenfluramine, also called Redux, and Fenfluramine, HALF of the so-called Fen-Phen duo-- are being pulled off the shelves by their maker.
SOT 15:02:03
IN Q=We are taking

((JOHN STAFFORD/AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS/WYETH-AYERST: WE ARE TAKING THIS ACTION ON THE BASIS OF NEW AND PRELIMINARY INFORMATION REGARDING POSSIBLE HEART VALVE ABNORMALITIES IN PATIENTS USING THOSE MEDICATIONS. ))
SUPER=01-John Stafford/Wyeth-Ayerst; :
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


At Roanoke's Center for Bariatric Medicine, many patients are on weight loss medications.
Bonny Lee just wants more study on ALL possible obesity treatments.
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SOT 12:20:03
IN Q=I wish that

((BONNY LEE/CENTER FOR BARIATRIC MEDICINE: I WISH THAT WE COULD HAVE A RISK TO BENEFIT IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF UNDERSTANDING THE RISK TO THE BENEFIT IN AN ATMOSPHERE WITH A PHYSICIAN AND LET THE PATIENT MAKE DECISIONS FOR THEMSELVES.))
SUPER=01-Bonny Lee/Center for Bariatric Medicine; :
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OUT Q=for themselves.
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Lee says patients may want to consider other medications that are effective in weight loss-- with fewer side effects.
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take pinnacle page
If you want more information about today's drug recall, contact the manufacturer, Wyeth- Ayerst, at 1-800 892-2718.

55S-Danville-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Overtime pay is becoming a hot issue for Danville firefighters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File;


The firefighters claim they must work during their meal hours, even though they are not paid.
They also say the department is not paying them the right amount of overtime.
Chief B-G Lewis says if a fire occurs during a meal break, the firefighters must respond but can take the rest of their break later.
City Attorney Tim Spencer says the firefighters agreed to the pay terms more than ten years ago.
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55weather


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Time again to check the forecast--
A partly sunny outlook for today, with highs in the lower 80s.
Skies will stay partly cloudy overnight, with lows falling into the 50s.
More of the same tomorrow...
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8S-L'burg-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


The training of Lynchburg's Sheriff's deputies is being called into question.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


ONE man who wants to BE sheriff, Ron Gillispie, says NO.
Gillispie says incumbent Lawrence Simpson was wrong when he claimed recently that his deputies receive as much training as a county sheriff's deputy.
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SOT 15:02:59
IN Q=It is painfully

((RON GILLISPIE/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF CANDIDATE: IT IS PAINFULLY OBVIOUS THAT THE TRAINING IS DESPERATELY NEEDED. TRYING TO MISSTATE THE LEVEL OF CURRENT TRAINING ONLY SERVES TO DENY THE PROBLEM.))
SUPER=01-Ron Gillispie/Lynchburg Sheriff Candidate; :00
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OUT Q=deny the problem.
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VO-NAT


Simpson claims a newspaper article misquoted him.
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SOT 15:20:48
IN Q=The statement

((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: THE STATEMENT IN THE NEWSPAPER WAS NOT TRUTHFUL IN THAT I DID NOT MAKE THAT STATEMENT. I KNOW BETTER, I'M NOT ONE WHO MISSTATES THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Lawrence Simpson/Lynchburg Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=who misstates things.
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VO-NAT


Simpson says he meant his staff receives the same amount of courtroom and jail training as a county deputy.
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8S-Danville-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


The city of Danville is catching heat from more than 80 of its firefighters over pay issues.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


The firefighters claim they must work during their meal hours, even though they are not paid.
They also say the department is not paying them the right amount of overtime.
City Attorney Tim Spencer says the firefighters agreed to the pay terms more than ten years ago.
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8S-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=VMI


Numerous high school- aged women are now expressing interest in becoming part of V-M-I's second co- ed class.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/August 18


Exactly four weeks after the first females arrived on post, the Institute reports that more than three-thousand high school girls have already inquired about the class of 2002. Nearly NINE thousand BOYS have contacted the school.
The report submitted to a federal judge yesterday also says S-A-T scores for the next rat class are higher than the current freshman class... by 14 percent- -at least according to the students themselves.
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8E-Saunders


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A condemned killer could get a reprieve, now that a Danville judge has changed his mind.
Judge James Ingram says he sentenced William Ira Saunders to death in 19-90 based on Saunders' violent behavior in jail AFTER his conviction.
Now Ingram and Danville prosecutor Bill Fuller have asked Governor George Allen-- and the Governor's agreed -- to offer Saunders life in prison instead of death.
Saunders shot Mervin Gwill in the back of the head and robbed him during an alleged drug deal in Danville in 19-89.
Prosecutor Bill Fuller says several of the state's witnesses have since racked up lengthy criminal records that would make them unreliable witnesses on appeal.
So if Saunders gives up his appeals, he gets life in prison WITHOUT parole.

85-Virginia-Students


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=EDUCATION


Roanoke county school officials say a recent study doesn't tell the whole story when it comes to the qualifications of high school students.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Virginia spends about 25-million dollars a year on developmental classes. PRE-PRO The state council of higher Education's latest statistics are out.
They show nearly one of every four public high school graduates who entered state colleges in the fall of 19-95 needed remedial work in english, reading and math.
That's compared to eleven percent of private high school grads.
Roanoke County school officials say they offer advanced classes, but enrollment is low.
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SOT 4:41:42
IN Q=Roanoke County schools

((GARY KELLY/DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE: ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS HAD ABOUT 16-PERCENT THE LAST DATA WE RECEIVED FROM THE STATE COUNCIL, SO WE WERE OBVIOUSLY SIGNIFICANTLY UNDER THE STATE NUMBERS))
SUPER=01-Gary Kelly/Director of Guidance;
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OUT Q=state numbers
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VO-NAT


School officials say the majority of the remedial work is needed in arithmetic courses.
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8weather


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Turning our attention now to weather--
Expect partly sunny skies today, with highs in the lower 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows cooling into the upper 50s.
More sunshine ahead for tomorrow, then showers on the way Thursday.
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