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7E-D-Day


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial


A well- known comic artist is helping make the national D-Day memorial in Bedford a reality after a making a one-million dollar pledge yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Rosa, CA


Charles Schulz will serve as chairman of the fund-raising campaign.
The creator of the Peanuts comic strip was joined by D-Day Foundation members Lucille Bogess and Bob Slaughter.
Schulz admits he's not a fund-raiser or a public relations person- but he's long had an interest in the Allied liberation of France.
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IN Q=Cartoonists are

((CARTOONISTS ARE NOTORIOUS FOR JUST STAYING AT HOME, DRAWING PICTURES, AND NEVER DOING ANYTHING ELSE. I THINK I'M GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN A LOT WHEN IT COMES TO DOING THE JOB THAT I'VE BEEN ASKED TO DO.))
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The foundation has raised about half the eight-million dollars necessary to build the monument and education center.
Ground breaking set for next month.
Dedication is set for the 55-anniversary of D-Day in 19-99.
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7E-Westvaco


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Westvaco


Retired Westvaco workers say they are getting cheated.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Retirees from the mill in Covington took a bus to Westvaco's Richmond headquarters yesterday.
They're fighting their ongoing pension battle in front of the company big-wigs.
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SOT 12:29:44
IN Q=These people

((CLARENCE FARMER/WESTVACO RETIREE: THESE PEOPLE HAVE SPENT THE BIGGEST PART OF THEIR ADULT WORKING LIFE FOR WESTVACO. AND WESTVACO DON'T HAVE MUCH OF A TURNOVER, PARTICULARLY IN THE PAPER MILLS. AND SOME OF THESE GUYS HAVE 30 TO 50 YEARS WITH 'EM. AND THEY DO DESERVE -- WESTVACO RETIREES DESERVE BETTER THAN WHAT THEY GET.))
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The retirees say pensions granted more than 20 years ago are now as much as one thousand dollars less than today's pensions.
A Westvaco spokesman says NO cost of living adjustment is currently in the works.
The retirees say they just may take their protest to the New York headquarters.
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7E-Beyer


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Yesterday, Democratic candidate for Governor Don Beyer said he'll work to implement "Megan's Law."
That would mean the state would notify residents when a convicted sex offender moves into the neighborhood.
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VO-NAT


Residents of Cloverdale have been passing out flyers, and calling for a change in state law after a convicted child molester relocated in the area.
Yestyerday, Beyer told members of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce that he'll push for a community notification law.
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SOT 03:04:45
IN Q=We just expanded

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE JUST EXPANDED THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY AND NOW THE MOST IMPORTANT NEXT STEP IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN DANGEROUS SEXUAL PREDATORS ARE RELEASED, EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY IS NOTIFIED OF THEIR PRESENCE IN THAT COMMUNITY.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Gilmore


Republican Jim Gilmore spoke to the Chamber of Commerce earlier in October. He'll return to western Virginia next week, when he campaigns with Senator John Warner and Governor George Allen.

7L'burg-Inmate


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A Lynchburg jail inmate has committed suicide.
Authorities said Eric Lynn Ware hanged himself with a bed sheet yesterday when he was left alone for five minutes.
A day earlier, the 27-year-old Ware had returned to the jail from a mental health facility in Danville.
Ware was facing charges of assault, impersonating a police officer and brandishing a firearm.
His evaluation was to determine whether he was competent to stand trial.

7weather


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Taking a look at your Friday Forecast... it's going to be a wet one with highs only in the low to mid 50's.
Tonight, light rain possible with lows in the forties and 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/19/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-8/Jessica Hollandworth/Floyd;



SUPER=130-45/Thomas Huffman/Bent Mountain;


Monday:

SUPER=130-6/Marlena Thompson/Floyd;



SUPER=130-10/Sarah Sweeney/Vinton;



SUPER=130-5/T.J. Erlywine/Salem;



SUPER=130-5/Dexter Hartless/Lexington;



SUPER=130-10/Eric Stump/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-4/Austin Walls/Hillsville;



SUPER=130-4/Jimbo Hylton/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-11/Jessica Moore/Danville;


No Picture:

SUPER=130-5/James Patterson/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-29th/Raymond & Lynn Shively/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-4/Carlye Garst/Salem;



SUPER=130-Becky Buchanan/Roanoke;


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55D-Day


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 97-65)
GRAPHIC=D Day Memorial


Cartoonist Charles Schultz is SERIOUS about helping finance the national D- Day memorial in Bedford.
The Peanuts creator has donated one- million -dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Rosa, CA


The creator of the comic strip "Peanuts" is a veteran of World War Two, himself.
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IN Q=So it was only

((SO IT WAS ONLY NATURAL FOR ME TO ACCEPT THE HONOR OF BEING NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TO ESTABLISH OUR COUNTRY'S D-DAY MEMORIAL IN BEDFORD, VIRGINIA. MY WIFE, JEANNIE, AND I HAVE PLEDGED A PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARD ITS CONSTRUCTION OF $1 MILLION.))
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Schulz admits he's not a fund-raiser or a public relations person- -but he's long had an interest in the Allied liberation of France.
SUPER=03-Normandy, France/June 6, 1944


He calls June 6, 1944 the most important date in modern history.
Schulz says he hopes to visit the memorial once it's built.
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555-Beyer


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=Beyer


The recent case involving a convicted sex offender who relocated to Botetourt County has attracted Don Beyer's attention.
Beyer says he supports a community notification law in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Democratic candidate for Governor spoke to members of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce yesteday afternoon.
Beyer referred to the Botetourt County case, and said communities should be informed when sex offenders are living in their neighborhoods.
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SOT 03:34:55
IN Q=I agree with the sheriff

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I AGREE WITH THE SHERIFF. I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION FOR TRULY DANGEROUS SEXUAL PREDATORS AND WE NEED TO DO IT NEXT YEAR.))
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SS=GILMORE


Republican Jim Gilmore spoke to the Chamber of Commerce earlier this month.
Yesterdayy he was campaigning in eastern Virginia, and preparing for a statewide tour with Senator John Warner and Governor George Allen early next week.

555-School-Sports


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-36
GRAPHIC=roanoke seal


Roanoke's two high school football teams are getting high praise this year-- but potential cutbacks could overshadow their winning streak.
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SUPER=@File;


Both William Fleming and Patrick Henry High Schools are enjoying winning seasons.
But low attendance at games is contributing to a deficit of 84- thousand dollars.
Roanoke school superintendent Wayne Harris suggests cutting some Junior Varsity or non-revenue- producing teams is one way to save money.
That's not scoring points with some community leaders.
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SOT 12:20:11
IN Q=We feel

((JEFF ARTIS/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: WE FEEL THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO BE RECEPTIVE OF THE NEEDS OF ALL OF THE CHILDREN IN ROANOKE, NOT JUST THE PEOPLE WHO HAPPEN TO LIVE BEHIND ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. )) ((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCILMAN: THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS NOT RECOMMENDED THE ELIMINATION OF ATHLETIC TEAMS. HE SIMPLY PRESENTED THAT AS A PART OF A REPORT THAT THE BOARD REQUESTED, WHEREIN HE HAD TO LIST ALL OF THE OPTIONS THAT WERE GIVEN TO THE BOARD. ))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Superintendent Harris could NOT be reached for comment.
The school board has not made a final decision regarding the deficit.

55L'burg-Inmate


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


He was only left alone for five minutes, but authorities say in that time, a Lynchburg jail inmate committed suicide.
Officials say Eric Lynn Ware hanged himself with a bed sheet yesterday.
A day earlier, the 27-year-old Ware had returned a mental health facility in Danville to determine whether he was competent to stand trial.
Ware was facing charges of assault, impersonating a police officer and brandishing a firearm.

55weather


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NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Taking a break from the news-- let's check out the wet Friday forecast.
A good chance of showers today, with highs only in the low to mid 50s.
Light rain possible tonight with lows in the 40s....
Checking the four- day forecast...
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8E-D-Day


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial


Cartoonist Charles Schulz and his wife have donated one-million dollars to the national D-DAY memorial in Bedford.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Rosa, CA


Schulz will serve as chairman of the fund-raising campaign.
The creator of the Peanuts comic strip was joined by D-Day Foundation members Lucille Bogess and Bob Slaughter.
Schulz admits he's not a fund-raiser or a public relations person- but he's long had an interest in the Allied liberation of France.
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SOT 17:50:25 tape #2
IN Q=Cartoonists are

((CARTOONISTS ARE NOTORIOUS FOR JUST STAYING AT HOME, DRAWING PICTURES, AND NEVER DOING ANYTHING ELSE. I THINK I'M GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN A LOT WHEN IT COMES TO DOING THE JOB THAT I'VE BEEN ASKED TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Charles Schulz/"Peanuts" Cartoonist
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OUT Q=asked to do.
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VO-NAT


The foundation has raised about half the eight-million dollars necessary to build the monument and education center.
Ground breaking set for next month.
Dedication is set for the 55-anniversary of D-Day in 19-99.
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85-Westvaco


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-39
GRAPHIC=WESTVACO


Retired Weestvaco workers are fed up with their pensions, so they're taking complaints to the higher-ups in Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Retirees of Westvaco's Covington paper mill took their protest on the road to corporate headquarters yesterday.
It's the latest stop in a campaign to adjust their pensions to account for inflation.
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SOT 12:28:10
IN Q=Our complaint

((CLARENCE FARMER/WESTVACO RETIREE: OUR COMPLAINT IS THAT THE PENSION DISPARITY HAS GROWN COMPLETELY OUT OF PROPORTION. IT'S OUTRAGEOUS NOW. IT'S BEEN OVER 20 YEARS SINCE THERE'S BEEN AN ADJUSTMENT MADE TO THE OLDER RETIREES. THE DISPARITY IS UP TO ABOUT ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS DIFFERENCE IN A MONTH NOW.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Farmer/Westvaco Retiree;
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OUT Q=month now.
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VO-NAT


A Westvaco spokesman says there are NO plans to change the pensions.

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8E-Beyer


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Don Beyer says the state should notify residents when a convicted sex offender moves into the neighborhood.
Yesterday, the Democratic candidate for Governor said he'll work to implement the requirement, commonly known as "Megan's Law."
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VO-NAT


Residents of Cloverdale have been passing out flyers, and calling for a change in state law after a convicted child molester relocated in the area.
Yestyerday, Beyer told members of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce that he'll push for a community notification law.
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SOT 03:04:45
IN Q=We just expanded

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE JUST EXPANDED THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY AND NOW THE MOST IMPORTANT NEXT STEP IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN DANGEROUS SEXUAL PREDATORS ARE RELEASED, EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY IS NOTIFIED OF THEIR PRESENCE IN THAT COMMUNITY.))
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OUT Q=in that community.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Gilmore


Republican Jim Gilmore spoke to the Chamber of Commerce earlier in October. He'll return to western Virginia next week, when he campaigns with Senator John Warner and Governor George Allen.

85-B'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=police shooting


Tow officers have been cleared in an internal investigation of a shooting in Blacksburg, but police are not releasing their names.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 31;


Blacksburg Chief Bill Brown says his officer acted reasonably when he fired at a plain clothes officer during a murder investigation in late August.
The officers were searching for suspects after a man was murdered on the dance floor at Arnold's restaurant.
Brown says the plain clothes officer pointed his weapon in the direction of the uniformed officer who fired his gun.
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8Robertson


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=roabertson, pat


Attorneys for Regent University founder Pat Robertson were in federal court in Norfolk yesterday seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit against Robertson.
Two former law professors at the school contend that Robertson defamed them in a letter that called them inept and said they had second-rate legal minds.
The letter also compared them to suicide cult leader Jim Jones.
The professors had been critical of the firing of law school dean Herbert Titus.


8weather


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Turning now to your weather forecast--
Showers are on the way today, with highs staying cool-- in the 50s.
Light rain possible tonight, with lows cooling into the 40s.
It's going to stay pretty wet through the weekend...
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