12:00-01

TOBACCO

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco


After weeks of review, President Clinton today outlined the changes he wants to see before he endorses the landmark multi-billion dollar tobacco settlement.
Mr. Clinton says he will NOT endorse the proposed agreement until Congress imposes tougher legislation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The President is calling for a boost in cigarette prices of up to a dollar and half a pack, and a crack down on teen smoking.
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SOT
IN Q=TO ME THIS IS NOT ABOUT...

11:02:37
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=OF THIS COUNTRY.
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VO-NAT


President Clinton is also refusing to endorse a treaty that would create an immediate global ban on land mines.
SUPER=03-Oslo, Norway;


A draft version of the treaty was approved this morning by delegates to an international conference in Oslo, Norway.
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Bosnia-Crash


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


Twelve people were killed in a U-N helicopter crash today in central Bosnia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sarajevo, Bosnia;

11:14:39
A U-N spokesman today said among the dead is a top German diplomat.
One American may also have been killed.
At least four people were injured.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=NONE


The helicopter was headed to peace negotiations in a town near Sarajevo when it ran into a mountain side.
It's worst accident involving international envoys in the Balkans since the plane crash last year in Croatia that killed U.S. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.

f16-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Plane crash


Defense Secretary William Cohen is ordering the military services to review their safety procedures -- in the wake of several air crashes.
Last night two F-16 fighter jets collided off the coast of New Jersey.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Off NJ Coast;


Officials say the jets crashed when one began overtaking the other, minutes after taking off on routine National Guard training flights.
Two pilots from one plane ejected into the ocean and were rescued by the Coast Guard.
SUPER=03-Pomona, NJ;


The second jet, though crippled, was able to make it back to the base.
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SOT
IN Q=

((LT. COL. JOHN DWYER/PIO NJ NATIONAL GUARD: THE DAMAGE ... BY THE F-16 C WAS SEVERE IT IS A TESTAMENT TO THE PILOT'S SKILL THAT HE WAS ABLE TO LAND IT SAFELY. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Col. John Dwyer/PIO NJ National Guard;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=LAND IT SAFELY.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cherry Point, NC;


It's the military's fifth crash since Saturday.
A Marine F-18 crashed Monday night off the coast of North Carolina killing two airman.
SUPER=03-Middle River, MD;4:07:27


On Sunday a stealth fighter crashed outside of Baltimore during an air show.
SUPER=@File;


Saturday, an Air Force cargo plane collided with a German military plane off west coast of Africa.
And a Navy F-18 also crashed over the the weekend killing the pilot.
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Diana-Probe


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


Paris police are investigating whether a second car was involved in the crash that killed Princess Diana.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Sources say a tail light and traces of paint from a vehicle other than Diana's Mercedes were found at the scene.
One source says scientists have determined the tail light is part of a Fiat.
So far, the investigation has focused on the speed of the Mercedes, the chauffeur's blood- alcohol level and whether the paparazzi caused the crash.
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kitty-book


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


Meantime, intimate details about Princess Diana's life are included in a new book published today in New York about Britain's royal family.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London;


"The Royals," by American author Kitty Kelly raises questions about the Queen's lineage, and alleges marital infidelity by family members of all generations.
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SOT
IN Q=

((DEMPSTER:SHE SAYS THE QUEEN IS BORN IN 1926, PRINCESS MARGARET IN 1930, WERE CONCEIVED BY ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION, WELL FOR ANYONE WHO'S WATCHING AND FOR KITTY KELLEY FANS, ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION DIDN'T BECOME MEDICALLY ACCEPTABLE UNTIL THE MID 1940'S. ))
SUPER=01-Nigel Dempster/Gossip Columnist;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=UNTIL THE MID 1940'S.
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VO-NAT


Even the 97- year- old Queen Mother is the subject of extraordinary allegations.
The book won't be published in England because British libel laws are stricter than American.
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S-Baptists-Murphy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia is set to execute convicted murderer Mario Murphy tonight.
But if the state does kill the man who admits to being a hired killer, the safety and freedom of Americans abroad could be jeopardized.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-International Mission Board;


That argument is coming from the conservative Southern Baptist Convention -- which oversees 42- hundred missionaries and their families in other countries.
Murphy's arrest and prosecution was NOT reported to the Mexican consulate -- because authorities say they did NOT know he was a Mexican citizen.
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SOT 05:00:58
IN Q=We think that

((DONALD KAMMERDIENER/SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION: WE THINK THAT IF WE WEAKEN THE WALL OF JUSTICE AND RIGHT TREATMENT OF THE ACCUSED IN OUR COUNTRY, IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR OTHER COUNTRIES TO DO THE SAME.))
SOT 17:43:32

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THAT GAVE ME SOME CONCERN. HOWEVER, I DON'T THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD ALWAYS FEEL SAFE GOING INTO OTHER COUNTRIES ANYWAY. YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT THEIR LAWS, THEIR CUSTOMS ARE AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU RESPECT THE SOVEREIGNTY AND THE LAWS OF THOSE COUNTRIES.))
SUPER=01-Donald Kammerdiener/Southern Baptist Convention;
SUPER=@Allen; :10
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=those countries.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The governor says it's NOT Virginia's responsibility to uphold Geneva convention rights Murphy alleges he did NOT know he had.

E-Danville-Firefighters


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Danville is facing a lawsuit from some firefighters over pay issues, but not every crew member has complaints.
Tina Tenret reports.
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SOT
IN Q=More than 80 crew members
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=@File; :10
SUPER=01-Capt. Ronald Harvey/Danville Firefighter; :18
SUPER=01-B. G. Lewis/Danville Fire Chief; :39
SUPER=@Tina1; :55
RUNS=1:05
OUT Q=News7, Danville))


((More than 80 crew members signed the lawsuit, saying if they must fight fires during meal breaks, they should be paid for that time.
They also say they're not getting paid properly for the overtime they do work.
But Captain Ronald Harvey says the crew agreed to the current pay rules in 1985, so he is NOT suing now.
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SOT 20:08:53
IN Q=Everybody here then

((CAPT. RONALD HARVEY/DANVILLE FIRE DEP'T: EVERYBODY HERE THEN AGREED AND I WAS IN FAVOR OF IT THEN AND I STILL AM. I ENJOY THE SCHEDULE I'M WORKING.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=schedule I'm working


A lawyer for the suing members says the 1985 agreement is irrelevant and unfair.
Meanwhile, Chief B-G Lewis says he had no prior notice of the lawsuit and he was especially surprised that a chief deputy signed it too.
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SOT 20:01:58
IN Q=It did surprise me

((CHIEF B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE DEP'T: IT DID SURPRISE ME A LITTLE BIT THAT SOMEONE OF THAT LEVEL WOULD BE A PART OF THIS TYPE OF LAWSUIT BUT IT'S A FREE COUNTRY AND YOU CAN BASICALLY VOICE YOUR OWN OPINION.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=your own opinion

take standup
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IN Q=Both groups

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BOTH GROUPS OF FIREFIGHTERS ARE STICKING TO VERY DIFFERENT POSITIONS. BUT THEY SAY ON THE JOB AND IN THE FIREHOUSE, THEY STILL WORK AS A TEAM. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, DANVILLE))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=News7, Danville))))




School-Prayer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=education


An annual Christian prayer ceremony united Danville students and teachers this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


About high school 100 students held hands around a flagpole to pray.
Students say the "See You at the Pole" ceremony is especially important, since schools do not sponsor prayer.
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SOT 14:16:15
IN Q=We were praying

((AMIE HODGES/STUDENT: WE WERE PRAYING BASICALLY FOR THE SCHOOL, THAT THE WHOLE SCHOOL CAN COME OUT, THAT ANY CHRISTIAN CAN COME OUT AND SHOW THEIR FAITH OPENLY.))
SUPER=01-Amie Hodges/Student;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=show their faith openly
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VO-NAT


Only a few teachers were there.
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SOT 14:15:30
IN Q=I think

((LADELLE MOAN/HEALTH TEACHER: I THINK MAYBE THEY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT. I THINK THERE ARE A WHOLE LOT OF TEACHERS THAT ARE CHRISTIAN AND OUR CLASS SCHEDULES ARE PROBABLY THE THINGS THAT INTERFERED.))
SUPER=01-Ladelle Moan/Health Teacher;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=interfered
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VO-NAT


Today's turnout was a big jump since last year, when no one showed up.
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E-Rebound


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=NOne


The company that will NOT be building a military style boot camp for juvenile offenders in Floyd County is eyeing a new location.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./File Tape;


"Rebound" was planning to renovate the old Department of Corrections work camp in Willis.
But the Board of Supervisors pulled its support for the project after hearing complaints from local residents.
Rebound agreed to search elsewhere.
A spokesman says the company has found a new site and is close to finalizing the deal but would not name the location.
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S-Gilmore-Abortion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Abortion


Republican Jim Gilmore wants to make it harder for minors to get abortions.
The General Assembly already passed parental notification, but now Gilmore wants parental consent.
That's where pregnant teens would have to NOT only notify -- but get their parents' permission to get an abortion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


It's the first specific Gilmore's released on his abortion stance in the campaign for governor.
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SOT 17:44:17
IN Q=I think

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK THE IDEA OF PARENTAL CONSENT IS ONE THAT I'VE SUPPORTED IN THE PAST. I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO GET IT THROUGH THE LEGISLATURE.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=the legislature.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Abortion


Monday, Democrat Don Beyer picked up the endorsement of the National Abortion Rights Action League.
All three Democrats favor parental notification.
L.F. Payne also favors a ban on so-called partial birth abortions.
Republican Mark Earley would like to prohibit all abortions -- even in cases of rape or incest -- unless the life of the mother is in danger.

E-Post-Office


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-69
GRAPHIC=None

***Anchor Tag***
In Christiansburg,
Town officials are still hoping to get a stamp of approval from post office representatives that a historic landmark will be saved.
Stacey Martin has more.
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SOT
IN Q=The crux of
SUPER=01-John Haberstadt/Resident; :00
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :09
SUPER=01-Jack Via/Christiansburg Town Councilmember; :23
SUPER=01-Diarmuid Dunne/United States Postal Service; 1:03
SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:21
RUNS=1:42
OUT Q=SM, News 7, C'burg.
(((/////SOT/////)
SOT 01.12.06 - 01.12.14
IN Q=The crux of

((JOHN HABERSTADT/RESIDENT: THE CRUX OF THE MATTER IS THAT WE'RE LOSING A MEETING PLACE; A SOCIAL GATHERING PLACE. IT'S TRADITION.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=It's tradition.


The Christiansburg post office building has stood in the center of town since 1937 and for the past two years it's stood at the center of a major fight.
Big government versus the people of a small, southern town.
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SOT 00.46.38 - 00.46.44
IN Q=All over the country

((JACK VIA/CHRISTIANSBURG TOWN COUNCILMEMBER: ALL OVER THE COUNTRY YOU'RE HAVING THE SAME KIND OF SITUATION AND SOME COMMUNITIES ARE MAKING VERY GREAT HEADWAY ON IT.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=headway on it.


The meeting was an effort to settle a feud.
Post office officials want to shut it down in favor of a larger facility about four miles away.
But, town officials are fighting it the move would carry some of the town's tradition and southern flavor along with it.
They also say it's against the law.
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SOT 01.11.32 - 01.11.46
IN Q=The problem is

((JOHN HABERSTADT/RESIDENT: THEY HAVE NOT, AND THAT BEING THE POST OFFICE, USPS HAS NOT ABIDED BY THE 106 REGULATION WHICH IS THE HISTORICAL PRESERVATION ACT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=the historical preservation act.


That act prohibits the closing of historical places without studying the impact to the area first.
So far, that hasn't been done.
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SOT 03.48.28 - 03.48.37
IN Q=We're working with

((DIARMUID DUNNE/USPS: WE'RE WORKING WITH THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES, THE STATE AUTHORITIES AS WELL AS THE CITY TO SEE THAT THE BUILDING AND THE MURAL ARE BOTH PRESERVED.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=are both preserved


As a compromise the Post Office opened this "contract service" center to replace the Christiansburg post office when it's closed.
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SOT 03.31.53 - 03.32.15
IN Q=

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BUT THAT ONE IS WAY TOO SMALL AND REALISTICALLY MOST TOWNSPEOPLE WILL HAVE TO COME HERE, FOUR MILES AWAY TO THIS NEW POST OFFICE. AND, EVEN THOUGH THIS ONE IS BIGGER AND WILL PROBABLY BE MORE EFFICIENT WHEN IT OPENS, RESIDENTS IN CHRISTIANSBURG SAY IT WON'T TAKE THE PLACE OF THE POST OFFICE THAT'S BEEN PART OF THEIR COMMUNITY FOR 60 YEARS. SM, NEWS 7, CHRISTIANSBURG.))
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=SM, News 7, C'burg.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Officials still plan to close the post office in a few months.

Catawba-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-68)
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Roanoke County woman watched yesterday as fifty years of memories went up in smoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Flames ripped through Ann Orr's home.
You could actually see the smoke from several miles away on route 3-11.
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SOT 05:11:30
IN Q=We had

((ANN ORR/HOMEOWNER: WE HAD EVERYBODY'S FURNITURE, OF ALL MY RELATIVES WHO HAS DIED. I HAD ALL OF EVERYBODY'S FURNITURE. FOR THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT FAMILIES. ))
SUPER=01-Ann Orr/Homeowner;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=different families.
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VO-NAT


Orr says she was in the house when her daughter helped GET HER to safety.
No one was hurt in the fire.
Orr's friends say she has a place to stay.
Orr says she has fire insurance but no smoke detectors.
Investigators have not said what caused the fire.
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Abs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#net (edit of 597-39)
GRAPHIC= fitness


A flat stomach has more than aesthetic benefits.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Firm abs can lead to better posture, easier breathing and it could help eliminate back pain.
The key-- crunches.
They're one of the best ways to strengthen and tone the abdominal muscles--but many people don't do them the right way.
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SOT 13:19:54
IN Q=you know

((YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE WHEN THEY DO IT IT'S LIKE SLAM SLAM, AND THAT'S NOT DOING ANYTHING BUT ROLLING OFF YOUR BACK. AND THEY SAY I DO 3-HUNDRED CRUNCHES A DAY, WELL, YES, ITS YOUR HIP-FLEXORS, ITS YOUR REAR, ITS YOUR BACK AND YOUR HEAD DOING IT BUT NOT YOUR ABDOMINALS.))
SUPER=01-Sherry Bailey/Fitness Instructor;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=your abdominals
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VO-NAT


Keeping your back FLAT ON THE FLOOR isolates your stomach muscles.
Otherwise, you're counting on other muscles to do all the work.
Bailey says it's not how many you do, but how you do them.
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SOT 13:28:57
IN Q=fingertips

((SHERRY BAILEY/PERSONAL TRAINER: FINGERTIPS BEHIND YOUR HEAD, I'M PRESSING MY BACK TO THE FLOOR, YOUR STOMACH MUSCLES ARE REALLY TIGHT LIKE I'M GOING TO PUNCH YOU IN THE STOMACH AND YOU'RE GOING TO SQUEEZE UP SLOWLY AND DOWN KEEPING YOUR BACK ON THE FLOOR.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=the floor
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Infomercial;


Some fancy ab machines promise fast results, but Bailey says they only work in conjunction with a good diet and a complete exercise program.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-79/60/South 12mph/30.03f/95/1991/43/1966;
SUPER=301-81/54/Southwest 8mph/30.02f/95/1991/42/1966;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Maybe a Shower/60-64/Becoming/Mostly Sunny/78-82;
SUPER=331-Cloudy/Maybe a Shower/62-66/Becoming/Mostly Sunny/80-84;
SUPER=332-Showers/Possible/56-59/Partly/Sunny/77-80;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Maybe a Shower/58-62/Becoming/Mostly Sunny/76-80;
SUPER=334-Cloudy/Showers Possible/57-60/Morning Fog/Partly Sunny/74-77;
SUPER=X5001;


E-GE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=General Electric


The G-E plant in Salem has yet to decide how many laid off workers it will recall next month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


It all depends on the workload at the plant, which makes control panel systems for a variety of industrial uses.
Of the 160 hourly people laid off in July, 52 have returned.
Some of those still unemployed say G-E led them to believe EVERYONE would be recalled.
G-E says it never made that promise.
A union spokesman says G-E told HIM it anticipates having everyone back by October.
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BWX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=layoffs


B-W-X Technologies in Lynchburg is cutting its work force.
The company says it will layoff 18 salaried professional and technical employees.
B-W-X says the layoffs come from the consolidation of some operations.
Some of the employees may be offered contract work with the company, outside Virginia.

Byrd


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE# net (edit of Girl-97)
GRAPHIC=Girls Hoops


The Lady Terriers of William Byrd scalped the Blacksburg Indians 52 to 39 last night.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Vinton/Terriers vs Indians; :


The Terriers move the ball with the pass and Stephanie Parnell gets it and scores the hoop for two of her 15 points on the night.
Blacksburg would answer when Casey Beamer passes to Karly Geller who scores the basket but the Indians still trailed the Terriers.
Byrd's Lara Nester starts this play SUPER=34-William

Byrd/52/Blacksburg/39/; and it ends up in the hands of Brandy Allen who scores the basket and the Lady Terriers come out victorious.
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Girl-Kicker


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=news 7 sports generic


A female placekicker is taking Duke University to court.
Heather Sue Mercer claims she did not get a fair chance to make the football team.
Her federal lawsuit alleges Duke violated Title Nine, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender. In 19-95, head coach Fred Goldsmith, told reporters Mercer had made the team.
Later, he said he should NOT have said it, because he had too many placekickers on the roster.

Orioles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE# net (edit of S7-15)
GRAPHIC=Orioles/Indians


On the diamond, Matt Williams drove in two runs as Cleveland scored three times in the top of the first to beat Baltimore 4 to 2.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX SS; :


The Indians were in Baltimore for a doubleheader yesterday.
The Indians took a 3 to nothing lead in the first.
Baltimore got on the board in the bottom of the second. Mike Bordick hits a double to centerfield scoring Cal Ripken but the Orioles trailed 3 to 1.
In the top of the ninth Manny Ramirez doubles to centerfield scoring Marquis Grissom and Cleveland beats Baltimore in the Yard 4 to 2.
In the second meeting of the day for the two teams, the birds beat the tribe by a 7 to 2 count.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Orioles


Baltimore is welcoming back Eric Davis. Davis played his first game on Monday after undergoing colon cancer surgery June 13th.
Davis did not start either game last night.

McGwire


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


Mark McGwire will spend as least the next four years playing for the St. Louis Cardinals.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-MLB; :


McGwire was traded to the Cardinals back in July and yesterday they signed him to a new three year deal worth 28 million big ones and an option for the fourth year.
McGwire joined Babe Ruth as the only Major League players to hit 50 homers in consecutive years.
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Baby-Rhino


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


"The Wild Animal Park" in San Diego isn't blowing its horn over three deliveries it expects very soon.
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VO-NAT

05:03:23, 06:10:07
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


Three Indian rhinos at the park are pregnant and all due within a month.
This little one was born last month and is the 24th infant indian rhino born at the park. (----------------)