06:00-01

E-Walton

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


An 18 year old Danville man may face the death penalty after pleading guilty to murdering three of his neighbors last year.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


Police say Percy Levar Walton killed and robbed an elderly couple and a 33 year old man last November.
Police found Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick dead in their north Danville condominium.
Later that week, Archie Moore was found in a nearby apartment, stuffed inside a closet.
All three victims had been shot in the head and wrapped in sheets.
Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller says Walton sprayed one corpse with cologne to hide the stench and later told fellow prisoners about the crime.
Walton will be sentenced at the end of the month.
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CHRYSLER-VERDICT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Chrysler says it will appeal the largest award ever made against it.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Yesterday a South Carolina jury ordered the auto maker to pay more than 262 million dollars to the family of a six- year- old boy because of a deadly minivan accident.
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/April 1994;


In 19-94 the child was killed when he was thrown from the minivan because of a defective rear latch.
But Chrysler says the facts show the boy was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown through a side window, not through the lift gate opening.
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mckinney


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


The army's highest ranking enlisted soldier faces a court-martial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Yesterday the Army said Sergeant Major Gene McKinney will be court martialed on sexual misconduct charges.
A total of 22-charges were brought against McKinney by six women, two of those charges were dropped.
The women accuse McKinney of making improper sexual advances towards them.
If convicted Mckinney faces up to 56 years in prison.
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CLINTON-HANDGUN


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


About 80 percent of new handguns sold in the U-S within the year will have child-safety locks installed by the nation's gun makers.
SS=Clinton


It's all part of a deal struck with President Clinton.
The president and gun company executives are expected to announce the accord this morning at a White House ceremony honoring police officers.

E-Centerville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=annexation


Some Halifax County residents are up in arms-- as South Boston goes for a "land grab."
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Centerville;


South Boston is hungry for the profits in Centerville-- and wants to make the area part of South Boston.
Since Tuesday night, more than 200 people signed petitions against that idea.
They say South Boston should cut costs first -- by merging 9-1-1 services with the county and neighboring town of Halifax.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:08:54
IN Q=The petition

((BIGGY HUNT/BUSINESSMAN: THE PETITION IS STRICTLY ASKING THESE PEOPLE BY THESE RESIDENTS TO SIT DOWN AND CONSOLIDATE. GET OUR TAXES DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Biggy Hunt/Businessman;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=get our taxes down
(----------------)
VO-NAT


If these petitions do not keep South Boston at bay, Hunt says, Centerville might become a town itself.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


South Boston's town manager declined to comment until he sees the petitions.

E-Creative-Arts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's one of Amherst County's best- kept secrets, but the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts is known around the world as a getaway for writers, artists and composers.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.


On any given day, two dozen artists are in residence at the center, where they're given the time, space and solitude to work creatively.
The V-C-C-A is more than 25 years old, and its new director wants it to last at least ANOTHER 25.
Suny (sunny) Monk says that means raising public awareness about the center.. to a certain extent.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:31:58
IN Q=Some of what

((SUNY MONK/VCCA EXEC. DIRECTOR: SOME OF WHAT WE DO FOR THESE PEOPLE IS TO PROVIDE THIS ISOLATION, SO WHILE WE DO WANT OUR NEIGHBORS TO APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT WE'RE HERE AND WE WANT TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS, AT SOME POINT WE'LL HAVE TO SAY `PLEASE DON'T COME VISIT US EVERY DAY'.))
SUPER=01-Suny Monk/VCCA Executive Director; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=every day.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The center is planning an endowment campaign to stabilize its financial base.
The V-C-C-A is the largest year- round artists colony in the United States.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roll Cold out of Break

(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=12-Salem; :00
SUPER=13-Chris Thomsen/Department of Forestry; :21
SUPER=24-File Tape; 1:28
RUNS=3:10
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Continues



tape tosses to stocks Stocks
Comm#2


E-Spong


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=NONE


Former U-S Senator William Spong Junior died yesterday of a ruptured aneurysm.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-1972;


Spong experienced chest pains yesterday morning and was taken to the hospital where he died shortly before noon.
Spong represented Virginia in the Senate beginning in 19-66.
He served just one term before losing in 19-72 to Republican Bill Scott.
Spong never sought public office again.
SUPER=04-1994;


He was also dean of the School of Law at William and Mary and a past president of Old Dominion University.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Warner


Senator John Warner called Spong a man of unquestioned integrity and leadership.
William Spong was 77.


5-Reform-Candidates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


The Virginia Reform Party did not get a podium at this week's gubernatorial debate and that 's why the group has contacted the A-C-L-U.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The party that grew out of Ross Perot's presidential bid has nominated two candidates for statewide office... after its original standard- bearers dropped out.
Sue Harris DeBauche (de-BUSH) runs a day care center in Henry County -- and her name is on the ballot for governor.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02;44:22
IN Q=Don't let

((DON'T LET A FEW DIEHARD REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS WHO LITERALLY, I BELIEVE, WOULD VOTE FOR MICKEY MOUSE AND DONALD DUCK IF THEY WERE RUNNING ON THOSE TWO PARTIES-- THEY WOULD LITERALLY VOTE FOR THEM. THEY WOULD HAVE SOME VOTES. AND THERE WOULD BE NO BRAIN POWER HERE AS TO WHETHER THOSE PEOPLE, THOSE ENTITIES, ARE FICTITIOUS OR REAL.))
SUPER=01-Sue Harris DeBauche/Virginia Reform Party;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=or real.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday Night;


DeBauche (de-BUSH) says she's asking for legal help to fight her exclusion from Monday night's debate.
She needs ten percent of the vote for the Reform party to stay on Virginia ballots.
(-------0---------)


5-Dolan-Earley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-46
GRAPHIC=EARLEY


Mark Earley's stance on abortion can be found in the 19-92 national Republican party platform, at least that's what his opponent says.
Earley helped write the platform, calling for an amendment to the Constitution banning abortion.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But Earley says it's silly to say that could be done in Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03;00:28
IN Q=As attorney

((SEN. MARK EARLEY: AS ATTORNEY GENERAL WE TAKE AN OATH TO UPHOLD THE LAW OF THE LAND. I'LL DO THAT. I'VE DONE THAT FOR TEN YEARS. BUT I'M GONNA CONTINUE TO WORK ON PARENTAL NOTIFICATION AND A BAN ON PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION.))
sot 01:53:19

((BILL DOLAN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHAT AN ATTORNEY GENERAL BELIEVES MATTERS. AND MARK BELIEVES THAT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE AMENDED TO BAN ALL ABORTIONS. AND THAT INCLUDES ABORTIONS IN CASES OF RAPE OR INCEST.))
SUPER=01-Mark Earley/(R) Cand. for Atty. General; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Dolan/(D) Cand. for Atty. General; :11
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=rape or incest.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=DOLAN


Dolan says the attorney general has great powers to issue opinions and could influence anti-abortion legislation if the Supreme Court allowed it.
SS=ABORTION


Earley says the more relevant question is if Dolan will defend the parental notification law in court.
Dolan says he's for the concept, but NOT the exact law Virginia passed.

Road-Camera


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


V-DOT is watching you-
But they don't have your license plate number.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


There are four cameras closely watching the traffic at the intersection of Williamson and Plantation roads in Roanoke County.
But don't worry-- V-DOT says the cameras are only there to help traffic flow.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:29:57
IN Q= YOU CAN SEE

((BOB PERDUE/VDOT TRAFFIC SUPERVISOR: YOU CAN SEE A PERSON IN THE VEHICLE FROM THE CAMERA POSITION, BUT YOU CAN'T TELL IF IT'S MALE OR FEMALE, GROWNUP OR CHILD, YOU CAN'T SEE ANY WRITING ON THE VEHICLE. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE WEARING REAL DARK SUNGLASSES, AND YOU'RE A HALF A MILE AWAY.))
SUPER=08-Bob Perdue/VDOT Traffic Supervisor;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q= A MILE AWAY.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The cameras are in a testing period right now.
If everything goes as planned its possible they'll be installed at every new intersection.
(----------------)


S-Award-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tja
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke's Center In The Square is part of the overall effort to make over downtown. Now the Center project has been recognized with a national award for urban revitalization.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Center In The Square was awarded the Rudy Bruner Award, which brings with it ten-thousand-dollars.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT=10:29:26
IN Q=We think

((SIMEON BRUNER/AWARD PRESENTER;WE THINK THAT CENTER IN THE SQUARE DEVELOPED A AMAZING PROGRAM TO BRING THE COMMUNITY IN TO THE DOWNTOWN AND WAS RESPONSIBLE IN A LARGE MEASURE FOR THE RENOVATION FOR DOWNTOWN ROANOKE. WARNER DALHOUSE/ENDOWMENT CHAIRMAN: IT CREATED A CENTRAL ACCESSIBILITY, ACCESSIBLE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FOR THE CULTURAL ORGANIZATION HOUSED IN THIS BUILDING MANY OF WHOM WERE DIFFICULT TO FIND AND INACCESSIBLE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PRIOR TO OPENING OF CENTER IN THE SQUARE.))
SUPER=01-Simeon Bruner/Bruner, Cott;
SUPER=01-Warner Dalhouse/Endowment Campaign; :15
RUNS=:31
OUT Q= the square.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Center in the Square was selected from more than 80 projects nationwide by a panel of urban experts.
(----------------)



Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record Set

SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'
Earlier this morning we talked about some of the services the department of Forestry offers, but of course most people still think of them when it comes to fire.
Not all fire is bad. Some areas have actually been burned on purpose to eliminate high levels of fuel on the ground or for other environmental reasons. But those are controlled burns in a small area, wild fire is a different story.
Another interesting fact is that although we don't think about it much winter storms effect fire season. The more branches on the ground from winter...the more wood to fuel a fire.
We're going to talk more about the dry conditions and fire hazard in our area a little later on. And those dry conditions.....

(Steve ad lib segment, then does Weather)



MINIVAN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Chrysler plans to appeal what is the largest award ever made against the auto maker.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Yesterday a South Carolina jury ordered Chrysler to pay more than 262 million dollars to the family of a six- year- old boy because of a deadly mini-van accident.
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/April 1994;


In 19-94 the child was killed when he was thrown from the minivan, because of a defective rear latch.
But Chrysler says the facts show the boy was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown through a side window, not through the lift gate opening.
(----------------)



army-sex


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


The Army's top enlisted soldier faces a court-martial on sexual misconduct charges.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Twenty charges were brought against Sergeant Major Gene Mckinney by six woman.
The women accuse McKinney of making improper sexual advances towards them.
If convicted, Mckinney could get up to 56 years in prison.
Mckinney says he's innocent.
(----------------)



S-Reform-Candidates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


A third-party candidate for governor has asked the American Civil Liberties Union to sue over her exclusion from this week's T-V debate.
Her chances of moving into the Governor's mansion may be slim.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But if Sue Harris DeBauche (de-BUSH) can get ten percent of the vote, she can keep the Reform Party of Virginia on the ballot next year.
The Henry County day care worker is still fuming...
SUPER=04-Monday;

...after being excluded from Monday night's gubernatorial debate.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:42:11
IN Q=Where did

((SUE HARRIS DEBAUCHE/VA. REFORM PARTY: WHERE DID IT BECOME OKAY TO EXCLUDE YOU AS CITIZENS AND ME AS A CANDIDATE, WHO WORKED VERY HARD TO GET TO THIS POSITION, INTO THE POLITICAL ARENA? WHEN DID BECOME ALRIGHT FOR THE TWO PARTIES TO MONOPOLIZE EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Sue Harris DeBauche/Virginia Reform Party;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=monopolize everything.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


DeBauche (de-BUSH) and Lieutenant Governor candidate Bradley Evans are the first third-party candidates in Virginia history to actually have their names listed on the ballot in a statewide race.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Campaign 97


Virginia ballots have NO party affiliation listed next to candidates' names.
Sue Harris DeBauche's name will be listed above Jim Gilmore's and Don Beyer's on the ballot.

E-Cell-phones


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=Cellular Phones


As long as it's charged, any cell phone can work in an emergency, even if its been disconnected.
Eric Earnhart explains.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Charlie and Marilyn
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Marilyn Chapin/Cell Phone Customer; :08
SUPER=01-Charlie Chapin/Cell Phone Customer; :16
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :30
SUPER=@Eric1; 2:20
RUNS=2:33
OUT Q=EE, News 7


((Charlie and Marilyn Chapin rarely use their cellular telephone... keeping it for emergencies only.
SOT 14:30:41
IN Q=either when we're

((MARILYN CHAPIN/CELL PHONE CUSTOMER; EITHER WHEN WE'RE ON THE ROAD OR WE'RE AT HOME, AND WE LOSE TELEPHONE SERVICE THERE, IT'S VERY COMFORTING TO HAVE IT AS A BACKUP. CHARLIE CHAPIN/CELL PHONE CUSTOMER; AND IN ANOTHER WAY WE USE IT FOR PEACE OF MIND. SO WE CAN BE WE CAN GET IN CONTACT WITH THE WORLD.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=the world


What the Chapins don't know, is they may be able to have that same peace of mind, without their 20 dollar monthly service fee.
In the Roanoke area, with a disconnected GTE cellular phone, you can dial pound-311, and you'll connect with the roaming network that will let you use a credit card or call collect, for about a dollar-twenty five a minute.
If you have a disconnected U.S. Cellular phone... you can NOT access the roaming system... but if you switch your phone from system A over to system B, you can still access the roaming network through GTE.
And no matter what system you're on, if you are in range of a tower, you can dial 911.

But customers may not be getting the full story from cellular sales people.
We called several Roanoke sales offices and asked them if we could use our telephone after it is disconnected...
One GTE rep said yes we could, another didn't know and another said told us we couldn't us a credit card OR dial 911.
U.S cellular sales reps correctly told us we couldn't use a credit card on THEIR system with a disconnected phone, but 2 also told us we couldn't dial 911.
A U.S. Cellular official told us those salespeople are misinformed, saying "We try to train them and give them as much information as we can, unfortunately in any industry you change personnel often, and sometimes, occasionally, you might miss one."

Cline says he sent a memo to his sales force, telling them that all phones, regardless of status, can dial 911.

The Chapins say, given the option, they'll consider disconnecting service, and using a credit card.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((CHARLIE CHAPIN/CELL PHONE CUSTOMER; SURE, SURE, I'M ALWAYS GLAD TO SAVE A FEW DOLLARS.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=a few dollars



But not everyone's comfortable with the idea.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:10:26
IN Q=In a way I think

((CELL PHONE CUSTOMER; IN A WAY I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA, THAT THIS WAY WHEN YOUR CONTRACT IS UP THAT YOU CAN JUST GO AHEAD AND USE YOUR PHONE, WITH A CREDIT CARD, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, I ALSO FEEL IT'S CHEATING.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=it's cheating



Before you disconnect your cellular service... here are some things to consider...

-You will not receive incoming calls.
-Credit card calls are expensive.
-The credit card option might not work in other areas.

However, wherever you are, you should be able to make a 911 call with any phone.
An FCC rule, requiring universal 911 access for cellular phones takes effect November 30th.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roll Cold out of Break
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Chris Thomsen/Department of Forestry; :19
SUPER=12-Salem; :30
SUPER=24-File Tape; :35
RUNS=2:51
OUT Q=Out in the Woods


Steve Live

(Toss to Mel)


5-backup-Flu


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-44
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health check


In this morning's health check,
Scientists around the world are keeping an eye on a new influenza virus in Hong Kong.
It APPEARS similar to several strains that killed millions of people earlier this century-- but no one's prepared yet to say this virus will be that deadly.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Regardless-- doctors in the U-S are urging people to get a flu shot.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:03:14
IN Q=Is the

((DR. STEVEN MOSTOW/ROSE MEDICAL CENTER: IS THE VACCINE EFFECTIVE? IN ABOUT 70% OF ADULTS WHO GET THE VACCINE, THERE WILL BE NO INFECTION IF THEY'RE EXPOSED TO INFLUENZA. IN THE 30% NOT COMPLETELY PROTECTED, IT IS A MUCH MILDER ILLNESS.))
OUT Q=milder illness.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:04:29
IN Q=We must get

((DR. GREGORY POLAND/MAYO CLINIC: WE MUST GET THE MESSAGE OUT THAT THIS VACCINE SAVES LIVES, PREVENTS SUFFERING, IS READILY AVAILABLE AND IS FREE, AT LEAST TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Steven Mostow/Rose Medical Center, Denver; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Gregory Poland/Mayo Clinic; :17
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=medicare beneficiaries.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Flu infects an estimated 25 million Americans-- and kills 20-to-40 thousand of them each year.
(------------------)
(TOSS TO BUMP)

BUMP Comm

2-E-Spong


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=NONE


A ruptured aneurysm yesterday took the life of former U-S Senator William Spong Junior.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-1972;


Spong taken to the hospital with chest pains.
He died shortly before noon.
Spong represented Virginia in the Senate beginning in 19-66.
He served just one term before losing in 19-72 to Republican Bill Scott.
Spong never sought public office again.
SUPER=04-1994;


He was also dean of the School of Law at William and Mary and a past president of Old Dominion University.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Warner


Senator John Warner called Spong a man of unquestioned integrity and leadership.
William Spong was 77.


5-Walton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


His guilty plea to killing three neighbors could mean the death sentence for an 18- year- old Danville man.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


Police say Percy Levar Walton murdered and robbed a 33- year- old man and an elderly couple last November.
Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller says Walton sprayed cologne on one corpse to cover up the smell.
And he says Walton told fellow prisoners about committing the murders.
Walton could receive the death penalty when he's sentenced later this month.
(----------------)



E-Ed-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=Education


State funding could make the difference for a proposed new higher education center in downtown Roanoke.
Yesterday, advocates pitched the plan to members of the Senate Finance Committee.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:37:08
IN Q=Given the fact that education

(( ))
SUPER=@Edwards;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=prosperity of this region.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The new center would bring a dozen college and work force training programs under one roof, the old Norfolk Southern Office Building near the Hotel Roanoke.
Supporters say the renovation would be less expensive than new construction...
But at least one lawmaker says the state has more pressing needs.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=To ask the taxpayers

((TO ASK THE TAXPAYERS OF NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY AND RICHMOND CITY AND WYTHEVILLE AND COVINGTON VIRGINIA TO FUND AN EDUCATION CENTER IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE THAT IS SURROUNDED BY FOUR FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS, THE LOGIC IS SOMEWHAT LOST ON ME AT THIS JUNCTURE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Fredericksburg;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=at this juncture.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The Norfolk Southern Corporation is expected to donate the building.
Supporters are also lining up commitments from local governments and the schools that will use the center.
They'll still need another nine million dollars to make the higher-ed center a reality.

E-VDOT-Camera


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=NONE


A camera is V-DOT's newest tool to alleviate traffic congestion.
Andrew Freiden has the story. (/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=the intersection
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Perdue/Traffic Supervisor; :17
SUPER=@Andrew2; 1:20
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=news 7 Roanoke County


(( The intersection of Williamson road and Plantation road looks like any other.
Until you look skyward.
You'll find four video cameras-- closely watching the traffic below.
So-- is big brother watching? making a note of who's being naughty or nice?
SOT 4:05:57

((BOB PERDUE/THAT'S THE PERCEPTION WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE THE SYSTEM DOESN'T HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO SEE THAT MUCH DETAIL. WE'RE NOT IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, WE'RE IN TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS. THAT'S ALL WE'RE AFTER. IF WE CAN MOVE THE TRAFFIC BETTER BY USING THE SYSTEM, THAT'S ALL WE WANT TO DO. ))
RUNS=:14


VDOT hopes to use the cameras to replace the current system of vehicle detection-- the in-pavement metal loop. b-roll pavement loop?
SOT 3:24:06

((WHAT IT IS IS BASICALLY A WRAP OF CABLE IN THE PAVEMENT, IT CAN SEE THE VEHICLE THROUGH MAGNETIC SHIFT. ))
RUNS=:08


But the camera can trip the signal too-- as the cars drive into "detection zones."
Every 3 or 4 years, when VDOT repaves the roadway-- they have to install new metal loops--
But the cameras cost about the same, and they'll last ten years.
And there's another bonus.
If you own a very small car, or you ride a motorcycle-- no more waiting for a bigger car to come along and trip the signal for you.
SOT 3:26:06

((WHEN WE INSTALLED THIS SYSTEM, WE SAW IT DETECT A BICYCLE-- SO IT'S COMING ALL THE WAY DOWN TO BICYCLES NOW))
RUNS=:06


Bob Perdue says VDOT is using new technology to move into the year 2000- and not back to George Orwell's 1984.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke County.))

Ranger-Guns


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=None


A new public firearms shooting range opens this weekend.
But first the facility is getting "fired up:" by the Forest Service.
(/////SOT/////)
NAT SOT
IN Q=fire

(( ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=(gun shots)
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co.;


Law enforcement officers are practicing their shooting skills for firearm recertification.
They are the police of the woods and say their pursuit of suspects often requires that they be experts in the use of weapons.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 53:19
IN Q= I get

((WOODY LIPPS/FOREST SERVICE OFFICER:I GET ASKED A LOT OF TIMES WHY DO YOU HAVE THAT GUN...BECAUSE CARRIED GUNS.))
SUPER=01-Woody Lipps/Forest Service Officer;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=carried guns
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests cover Virginia from Wise to Lee Counties.
Forest officers say they hope to build practice ranges on every national forest in the area.
(----------------)



4-Scores


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


In sports,
Scott Erickson tossed a four-hitter over eight innings as Baltimore took the A-L-C-S opener over Cleveland.
And Atlanta played like a championship baseball team as it even the N-L-C-S with Florida.
For yesterday's scores from the diamond, ice and college playing fields, let's check the scoreboards.
(----------------)

WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5010;
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Soccer/;
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