[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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Lawyers for three freshman VMI cadets today will try to block Honor Court trials.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And in Charlotte, the waiting is over for friends and family of an abucted 12 year old.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A frost warning's been in effect all night, with current readings still chilly, in the 30s.
High pressure will keep the sun around through today, then rain is on the horizon by tomorrow.
The weather forecast for your work week, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-VMI-honor-court]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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A federal judge in Roanoke will hear motions today seeking to block the Honor Court trials this week of six Virginia Military Institute cadets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[97-63 8/20/97]
The freshmen are being accused of lying about alleged hazing.
The cadets say they were struck with a belt by three senior cadets.
The lawyers for the freshmen say their clients were pressured by the senior cadets to keep quiet.
A fourth freshman, George Wade Junior stepped forward with the beating allegations and withdrew from V-M-I.
Now the other freshmen could be expelled if found guilty of lying.
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[E-Guard-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-27]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Funding cuts are affecting the Virginia Army National Guard.
And that means units aren't receiving their training at standard posts, leaving officials concerned.
David Johnson explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=These weekend training]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Major Bob Hunt/Va. Army National Guard; :16]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Mike Mitchell/Va. Army National Guard; :45]
[SUPER=@David1; :54]
[SUPER=01-PFC Carol Sabo/Va. Army National Guard; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=djo, News 7.]

These weekend training drills usually happen in places like Fort Pickett in Virginia or A.P. Hill. But budget reductions have cut back on those training trips--and also cut back on basic supplies, members of the guard say are needed.
[sot=09:21:10]
[in q=we're short on]

((MAJOR BOB HUNT/VA. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; WE'RE SHORT ON RATION MONEY. WE'RE GETTING LESS MONEY FOR FOOD. WE'RE GETTING LESS MONEY FOR FUEL. WE'RE GETTING LESS MONEY FOR OUR AMMUNITION AND LESS AMMUNITION.)) [runs:12]
[out q=less ammunition.]


With less fuel, guard units can't make as many trips to the usual training facilities.
So, they're having to make due with sites including the national forest, Carvin's Cove and a boy scout camp in pulaski, that lack essential military training equipment.
Some guard members say the changes could prove costly on the battlefield.
[sot=09:10:54]
[in q=if we ever]

((SGT. MIKE MITCHELL/VA. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; IF WE EVER DO GET ACTIVATED AND WE DON'T HAVE THE PROPER TRAINING, IT COULD COST LIVES.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=COST LIVES.]
[stand-up=09:27:28]
[in q=the roanoke battalion]

((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE ROANOKE BATTALION IS DESCRIBED AS A SOLID UNIT. BUT HOW WILL SUCH TRAINING AFFECT ITS REAL WORLD READINESS? OPINIONS AMONG THE SOLDIERS ARE VARIED.)) [runs:09]
[SOT=09:22:34/09:17:43]

((HUNT: I THINK THAT THE IMPACT RIGHT NOW IS PROBABLY NEGLIGIBLE. BUT I THINK IF IT CONTINUES IN THIS DIRECTION, WE'LL SEE SOME IMPACT.)) ((PFC CAROL SABO/VA. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; WE ADAPT AND OVERCOME. JUST BECAUSE WE CAN'T BE EXACTLY WHERE WE NEED TO BE DOESN'T MEAN WE CAN'T BE PREPARED.)) [runs:17]
[out q=be prepared.]


The guard says it's doing its part to make the best of a pretty bad situation and to make sure no partially-prepared soldier ever enters a combat situation.

David Johnson, News 7.[task-force]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A state task force studying college drinking will meet today at the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. The task force was created last year after several drinking-related deaths, including a Tech student who fell from a high-rise dormitory window after a night of partying.

[CHARLOTTE-KIDNAPPING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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A 12 year old North Carolina girl who was abducted outside her church yesterday has been found alive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;]


Church members cheered and cried when they got word the girl had been found some seven hours after she was kidnapped.

A motorist found her bound and gagged on the side of the road.
Authorities believe the girl was abducted by a man driving a white van.
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[SOT]

[4:00:48]
[IN Q=]

(( JERRY FAULKNER/VICTIM'S GRANDFATHER:IT'S BEEN A VERY HARD, HOPE THEY CATCH THIS MAN BECAUSE IF THEY DON'T COULD BE ROUGH ON HIM. ))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Faulkner/Victim's Grandfather;]
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[OUT Q=ROUGH ON HIM.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authortities say the girl appeared uninjured but it's not clear if she was sexually assaulted.
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[ASSAULT-RIFLES]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=MEL]
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President Clinton will issue an executive order permanently banning the import of 58 assault rifles.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:02:17]
A White house official says most of the guns are variations of AK-47's and uzi's.
A Treasury Department review found the guns in question don't meet requirements for import for sporting purposes, mainly because they can be fitted with large capacity magazines.
Importers will be allowed a 30-day period to appeal the Treasury findings.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, Orioles fans watched as Baltimore earned their fifth straight win this season yesterday.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[E-Hinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-22]
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As part of its efforts to rename an historic black school, a Botetourt County civic group has met with the N-double-A-C-P.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Botetourt County officials plan to preserve the original slave cabins on the Greenfield Plantation, but have changed the name of Central Academy, the area's first black school, to William Clark Middle.
The group says that selectively excludes part of the county's black history.
So it is trying to cut funding for the Greenfield Development-- until the name of the school is restored.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're a multicultural]

((VEE HINTON/COUNTYWIDE LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE; WE'RE A MULTICULTURAL COUNTY AND WE FEEL THAT THE POWER OF THE NAACP IS NEEDED DUE TO A LOT OF ISSUES FACING US. WITH THE RENAMING OF THE SCHOOL, THE RESURRECTION OF SLAVE QUARTERS. WE JUST FEEL THE PRESENCE OF THE NAACP IS VERY NEEDED HERE IN BOTETOURT.))
[SUPER=01-Vee Hinton/Countywide League Rep.;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=here in Botetourt.]
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[VO-NAT]


Members of the group met with Roanoke N-Double-A-C-P President Martin Jeffrey yesterday about starting their own chapter of the organization in Botetourt.
The group expects to have its branch of the N-Double-A-C-P up and running by next month.
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[ARM-STUCK]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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A young boy in Houston learned the hard way Saturday that crime does not pay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]

[4:08:43]
Jaminique (Joh-min-ic) Jackson got his arm stuck in a sodapop vending machine while reportedly trying to steal a can of soda.
Firefighters worked for almost two-hours cutting through the machine before they finally freed the boy.
Jaminique wasn't seriously hurt, but his problems are far from over.
He's in big trouble with his mom who reportedly asked police to arrest her son so he'd learn that committing a crime, no matter how small, is wrong.
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[Common-Sense]


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When the stock market surges, it's fun to watch.
But how significant is it for the typical investor?
Scott Goldberg explains in this week's Common Sense.
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[SUPER=@Scott1; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Brammer/A.G. Edwards & Sons; :19]
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[OUT Q=i'm SG]


((When the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 9000 last week it was a milestone.
It was a reminder of how fast the market is growing and how strong the U-S economy is.
What does it mean for you -- the investor?
Stockbroker George Brammer says it's more important for you to keep track of your own portfolio, and not spend too much time watching the Dow.
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[SOT 15 06 03]
[IN Q=THE DOW]

((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS AND SONS: THE DOW JONES AVERAGE IS IMPORTANT. IT'S SOMETHING THAT EVERYBODY WATCHES. BUT IT REPRESENTS 30 STOCKS. 30 GOOD STOCKS THAT REPRESENT A GOOD CROSS SECTION OF AMERICA BUT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOUR INDIVIDUAL OWNERSHIP IS. AND MOST PEOPLE DON'T OWN THE 30 STOCKS THAT ARE IN THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE.)) [RUNS 18]
[OUT Q=INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE]


Investing in strong companies with lots of potential is still the best strategy.
That's this week's Common Sense.

I'm Scott Goldberg.))[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Only one game in the East Coast Hockey League Kelly Cup Playoffs yesterday...
For that and all of Sunday's baseball scores, here's a look at the boards.
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[VMI-honor-court]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


A federal judge in Roanoke will hear motions today seeking to block the Honor Court trials this week of six Virginia Military Institute cadets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[97-63 8/20/97]
The freshmen are being accused of lying about alleged hazing.
The cadets say they were struck with a belt by three senior cadets--but say they initially denied the incident to protect upperclassmen. [98-30]
A fourth freshman, George Wade Junior stepped forward with the beating allegations and withdrew from V-M-I.
Now the other freshmen could be expelled if found guilty of lying.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
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A state task force created after a string of alcohol-related deaths at Virginia colleges meets today at Virginia Tech.
Last year a Tech student fell from a high-rise dormitory window after a night of partying.
Meantime, some fraternities at the University of Virginia are upset that the school has forced the postponent of ``rush'' to January.
The recruitment of new members usually occurs in the fall.
U-V-A President John Casteen said he took the action after the fraternities refused to endorse an alcohol-free ``rush.''

[GIRL-ABDUCTED]


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[WRITER=mel]
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Seven hours after she was abducted outside her Church a North Carolina girl has been found alive.
The 12 year old was found bound and gagged on the side of the road.
Police are now looking for her abductor who they believe is traveling in a white van.
Edward Lawrence hast the story.
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[SOT]

[4:00:00]
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[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Faulkner/Victim's Grandfather; :13]
[SUPER=01-Brook Bowling/Victim's Friend; :37]
[SUPER=01-Dave Walker/Victim's Friend; :41 (2nd time)]
[SUPER=01-Karen Kraynock/Volunteer; :45]
[SUPER=01-Keith Bridges/Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police; :55]
[SUPER=01-Edward Lawrence/Reporting; 1:16]
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[OUT Q= reporting from East Charlotte.][national-guard]



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The National Guard may be in trouble due to funding cuts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Cutbacks on basic supplies like fuel mean the units aren't able to make as many trips to the standard training facilities like Fort Picket or A-P Hill.
Instead they're having to make due with sites like the national forest, Carvin's Cove and a boy scout camp in pulaski, that lack essential military training equipment.
Some guard members say the changes could prove costly on the battlefield.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( SGT. MIKE MITCHELL/VA. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; IF WE EVER DO GET ACTIVATED AND WE DON'T HAVE THE PROPER TRAINING, IT COULD COST LIVES. ))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Mike Mitchell/VA Army Naitonal Guard;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=could cost lives.]
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[VO-NAT]


The units are also short on money for food and ammunition.
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[LEWINSKY]


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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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As the probe continues into whether President Clinton lied about having an affair with a white house intern, the media frenzy surrounding Monica Lewinsky continues.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;]

[4:04:52]
A C-N-N camera crew and several photographers followed Lewinsky as she and her attorney visited Philadelphia yesterday.
They spent about an hour touring the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
Other visitors seemed surprised at the media entourage, then quickly recognizing who had joined them.
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[E-Milli-vanilli]


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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NET]
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The man known as half of the Milli Vanilli duo is dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


A German newspaper reports Rob (pih-LAY-tus) Pilatus died in a Frankfurt hotel room late Thursday, after overdosing on alcohol and pills.
He was reportedly involved in a drug withdrawl program.
Pih-LAY-tus and partner Fabrice Morvan won a grammy for best new artist in 1989, but lost it when it was revealed they lip-synched their songs.
Pi-LAY-tus was 32.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, Mark Martin led the way at the Texas Motor Speedway to land his 2nd win of the season.
Roy Stanley has highlights.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[TAPE#M98-5]
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[Steve Live]

(I'll Call for #)
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


On the medical front... promising research for women who are at high risk for breast cancer.
Mika Brzezinski has details in today's Health Check.
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[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((
(MIKA)

THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE HAS FOUND THAT THE DRUG --TAMOXIFEN-- REDUCES
=BY ALMOST HALF= THE CHANCES OF BREAST CANCER AMONG WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK.

-VO- TAMOXIFEN HAS BEEN USED FOR YEARS AS A TREATEMENT FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS. RESEARCHERS BELIEVE THIS SHOWS THAT THE HORMONE-BASED CANCER THERAPY CAN PREVENT BREAST CANCER. TAMOXIFEN HAS BEEN USED TO TREAT BREAT CANCER FOR TWENTY YEARS ... THE N-C-I STUDY WAS STARTED IN 19-92. THE DATA IS STILL BEING EXAMINED TO DETERMINE IF SOME WOMEN BENEFITTED MORE THAN OTHERS ... and WHAT RISKS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRUG.

(VO)

EATING PLENTY OF CARBOHYDRATES CAN REDUCE THE RISK OF OBESITY AND PROTECT AGAINST DIET-RELATED ILLNESSES, ACCORDING TO A JOINT REPORT BY THE UNITED NATIONS -FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION- AND THE -WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION-. THE REPORT -CARBOHYRATE IN HUMAN NUTRITION- STATES THAT FOODS --SUCH AS CEREALS, SUGARS, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND PULSES-- HELP CONTROL WEIGHT. THE AGENCIES FOUND THAT DIETS WITH AT LEAST 55-PERCENT OF ENERGY FROM CARBOHYDRATES MAKE IT LESS LIKELY THAT BODY FAT WILL OCCUR. BUT, AS WITH ANY EXCESS CONSUMPTION, POUNDS WILL ADD-UP IF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS NOT INCREASED.
(ONCAM)

THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[African-US-Ties]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-32]
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President Clinton's recent visit to Africa may improve economic relations between the Mother Land and America.
At least that is the hope of a native West African.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Biology professor Samuel Pieh (PEE-Ah) says the current trading relationship with the U-S is oppressing African countries.
He hopes Clinton's recent visit will bring about a positive change.
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[SOT=18:51:13]
[IN Q=I HOPE PRESIDENT]

((SAMUEL PIEH/MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR; I HOPE PRESIDENT CLINTON AND THIS GOVERNMENT WOULD LOOK OUT FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE AFRICA AT HEART. WHO ARE NOT JUST OUT TO RAPE AFRICA LIKE THEY DID IN SLAVERY TIMES. ))
[SUPER=01-Samuel Pieh/Memphis Univ. Assoc. Professor;]
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[OUT Q=SLAVERY TIMES]
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[VO-NAT]


He says a win-win trade situation between the U-S and Africa could happen if both sides concentrate on the positive aspects of Clinton's visit.
The President visited six African countries over a 12-day period, hoping to persude African nations they could benefit economically by becoming democracies.

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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-24; 27:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A project celebrating the area's traditional music has been in the planning stages for years.
But, now it seems The Fisher Peak Music Center will finally become a reality.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]


Congress has appropriated five- point- two million dollars for the first phase of construction. And the land has been acquired along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Carroll and Grayson Counties.
Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher says the project is now on track for a groundbreaking later this year.
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[SOT TIME CODE 13:55:31]
[IN Q=We are now looking at ways]

((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D- NINTH DISTRICT: WE ARE NOW LOOKING AT WAYS TO REVISE THE PLANS TO MAKE EVEN A BETTER STRUCTURE THAN THE PLANS THAT ARE NOW ABOUT FOUR YEARS OLD CONTEMPLATE. AND SO WE'RE NOT BREAKING GROUND THIS MONTH OR NEXT, BUT DURING THE SUMMER WE'LL GET THIS WORK UNDER WAY.))
[SUPER=@Boucher;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=get this work underway.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Boucher says enough money has been set aside to build infrastructure, an amphitheater and hiking trails. A second phase of construction will require additional funding.
About two million people travel on the parkway in Virginia every year. And Boucher says the Fisher Peak project wi

ll enhance tourism throughout the region.[E-charity-golf]


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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=98-21]
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Roanoke Valley Professional Firefighters are calling all golfers to the scene of their annual spring golf tournament, to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


All you have to do is show up at the Ole Monterey Golf Club, this Wednesday.
Tee time is nine a-m.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we're looking for]

((CHUCK WELLS/PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 1032: WE'RE LOOKING FOR DONATIONS FOR DOOR PRIZES AND A RAFFLE. JUST DONATION, MONEY CONTRIBUTIONS. ANY CONTRIBUTION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE. WE STILL HAVE ROOM FOR TEAMS TO COME OUT AND PLAY IN THE CAPTAIN'S CHOICE TOURNAMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Wells/Prof. Firefighters Local 1032;]
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[OUT Q=CAPTAIN'S CHOICE TOURNAMENT]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Prizes are awarded to the first, second, third and LAST place finishers.
The entry fee is 45-dollars a person or 180-dollars for a four man team.
That covers green and cart fees and lunch.

All the proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.[4-Scores]


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The New York Yankees down Oakland in 10 innings on the diamond... For that and the rest of yesterday's scores, here are the score boards.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
A state task force is meeting today in Blacksburg to study college drinking after several alcohol-related student deaths including a Virginia Tech student who fell from a dormitory window last fall.
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A federal judge in Roanoke is to hear motions today seeking to block the Honor Court trials this week of six Virginia Military Institute cadets.
The freshmen are being accused of lying about alleged hazing.

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And, funding cuts are affecting the Virginia National Guard, preventing units from training at traditional posts like Fort Pickett. Officials say they are concerned about the level of training units will now receive.
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