[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


It's full speed ahead for school construction in Roanoke County after the School Board and Board of Supervisors resolve their differences.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And President Clinton today leaves for his contoversial trip to China.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Today it'll be the heat and NOT the humidity that you'll notice.
Expect temperatures to climb to around 90...with a dry forecast lingering for the next couple of days.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-51 11:26]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


School construction projects are back on track in Roanoke County after the School Board and the Board of Supervisors mended some problems last night.
The County Supervisors halted funding last week
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

for the first phase of school construction until an advisory board could be established.
Yesterday, the school board gave its okay to the committee, which will include two school board members, two supervisors, the school superintendent and county administrator.
The School Board initially balked at the idea, fearing the group had authority to control the projects and make decisions.
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[SOT=13:00:28]
[IN Q=IT'S MORE OR LESS]

((WILLIAM IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN; IT'S MORE OR LESS AN ADVISORY BOARD TO KEEP EVERYBODY AWARE SO THAT THERE, HOPEFULLY, WON'T BE ANY SURPRISES ON EITHER SIDE AND THAT BOTH SIDES CAN IN FACT BE MADE AWARE IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS AND WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE THEM.))
[SUPER=01-William Irvin/School Board Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=solve them.]
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[anchor=Melanie]
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The new committee will meet this week to define the scope of renovations at Burlington and Clearbrook Schools, and the new construction of Bonsack Elementary.
The two boards hope to work out any remaining issues before construction bids expire early next week.

[E-Rke-Tourism]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-41 52:08]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke co]


Roanoke County Supervisors also made peace last night with the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The supervisors restored funding they had frozen two weeks ago.
They did NOT offer additional money the Visitors Bureau had requested for tourism promotion.
Still, both groups were hopeful that future budgets will bring a closer relationship.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They're in a situation]

((DAVE KJOLHEDE/CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: THEY'RE IN A SITUATION NOW WHERE MONEY IS TIGHT FOR THEM. I DO THINK WHAT I HEARD TODAY, THEY SAY IN THE FUTURE BE PATIENT AND WE'RE GOING TO SUPPORT YOU AND I TAKE THAT AS A REAL POSITIVE.)) ((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IT'S STILL A GOOD CAUSE. ONE THAT WE'RE WILLINGLY GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN, BUT ONE THAT WE'RE GOING TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE. THAT'S THE KEY WORD FROM THIS YEAR. THAT'S ACCOUNTABILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Kjolhede/Convention and Visitors Bureau; :00]
[SUPER=@Johnson; :13]
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[OUT Q=that's accountability.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The supervisors approved 107-thousand 500 dollars for the tourism agency.

[AIRPORT-LYNCHBURG]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-U]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


On Tuesday Lynchburg City council will take up the issue of who should be running the the general aviation terminal at the Lynchburg Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


It's decision could put councilman elect Stewart Hobbs out of business.
Hobbs' General Aviation has provided fuel, maintenance and flight services at the airport for the past twelve years.
But the Airport Commission says the company has done nothing to stimulate new business at the airport or in central Virginia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I HAVE SEEN]

(( JUDY CONNELLY/AIRPORT COMMISSION CHAIR: I HAVE SEEN ITS AVIATION SERVICES STAGNATE AT BEST, EVEN WITH THE ADDITION OF A NEW TERMINAL. JERRY AUSTIN/PRIVATE PILOT: IF THIS FBO WERE PART OF A CHAIN, I WOULD HAVE TO BOYCOTT THEIR OTHER OPERATIONS, BASED ON THE SERVICES THAT THEY OFFER SOMETIMES. ))
[SUPER=01-Judy Connelly/Airport Commission Chair;]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Austin/Private Pilot; ]
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[OUT Q=offer sometimes.]
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[VO-NAT]


The commission wants South Carolina- based Hawthorne Aviation to take over.
Hawthorne promises it can create more than 120- thousand dollars in annual profits within the first five years.
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[E-Franklin-County]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-46 23:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Franklin County and Rocky Mount could soon be sharing an emergency services building, despite a history of disagreements between the two locales.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Rocky Mount's fire station is almost seventy years old -- trucks barely fit in the garage and must fight traffic on their way out.
Up the street, paid Franklin County rescue workers are also working in cramped quarters, with no place to train volunteers and no garage.
Some say consolidating both departments in one building would save money.
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[SOT 13:37:58]
[IN Q=Anywhere we could go]

((ANYWHERE WE COULD GO THAT WOULD BENEFIT BOTH OF US WOULD BE AN ADVANTAGE TO THE COUNTY AND TOWN TOO SO I WOULDN'T OBJECT TO SHARING QUARTERS.))
[SUPER=01-Benjamin Cook/Deputy Fire Marshal;]
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[OUT Q=to sharing quarters]
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[VO-NAT]


Or-- Rocky Mount may build its own separate fire station on this lot instead.
Officials from both governments say they are keeping their options open.
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[FL-FIRES]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-Q]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fires]


More fires, more evacuations in Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona, FL;]


For the second day, flames have forced hundreds to evacuate on Florida's Atlantic Coast.
Hundreds of firefighters other states, including Virginia, are helping to fight the flames.
State officials have counted 469 fires over the last few days, many sparked by lightning.
Firefighters are using infrared equipment to see through the thick, dense smoke so they can find the fires.
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[nerve-gas]


[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-S]
[GRAPHIC=CLINTON]


President Clinton heads to China today for a TEN day visit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:18:28]
It's the first visit to China by an American president since Chinese troops opened fire on pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen square in 19-89.
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:11:14]
Meantime, the Clinton administration is reacting strongly to word that the United Nations has learned that Iraq may have lied about posessing nerve gas, even before the Gulf War.
Trace ammounts of the nerve agent V-X were discovered on warheads turned over to U-N weapons inspectors.
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[SOT]

[from package 4:11:14]
[IN Q=It proves that]

(( PRESIDENT CLNTON:IT PROVES THAT THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN ACCURATE AND CORRECT IN OUR INSISTENCE ALL ALONG THAT WE SUPPORT THE U-N INSPECTIONS IN IRAQ. ))
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[OUT Q=inspections in Iraq.]
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[vo-nat] If it proves true the U-S Ambassador to the U-N says it will set Iraq back in its effort to have sanctions lifted.
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[WATER-PARK]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-O]
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Health officials in Georgia say a water park is to blame, for the E. coli infection that sent five kids to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]

[4;34:58]
The children, from the Atlanta area, played in a kiddie pool at White Water Park earlier this month.
They've found three additional cases -- in Tennessee and South Carolina -- of children who became sick after going to White Water on June eleventh or 12th.
The hospitalized children include the three-year-old son of Atlanta Braves shortstop Walt Weiss.
Brody Weiss is in serious condition.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, it's NBA draft time.
And Former UVA guard Curtis Staples is hoping to make the cut.
Mike Stevens has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Basketball at the forefront]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=up in New York.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[TAPE#M98-7]
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[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Ralph Smith/Batteau Captain; :20]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A shooting spree in a Richmond high school hallway last week drew national attention.
This week, Richmond's School Board got serious about a six-year old idea to set up an alternative school for disruptive students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 15;]


A teacher and a teaching aide were wounded last week at Armstrong High School.
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[SOT 02:56:12]
[IN Q=As we all]

((ROGER GRAY/RICHMOND EDUCATION ASSOC.: AS WE ALL KNOW, IT IS A MILLION TIMES BETTER TO BE PROACTIVE THAN TO BE REACTING TO SOME SENSELESS TRAGEDY.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Gray/Richmond Education Association;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=senseless tragedy.]
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[VO-NAT]


The school board also honored the school resource officer who did NOT get recognized last week at the White House.
Warren Kennedy says he saw 14-year old Quinshawn Booker firing the gun.
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[SOT 03:08:00]
[IN Q=As soon]

((WARREN KENNEDY/RICHMOND SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER: AS SOON AS HE HAD COMPLETED HIS SHOOTING, HE AND THE THREE OR FOUR STUDENTS THAT WERE WITH HIM RAN OUT THE SIDE DOOR AND I RAN BEHIND ATTEMPTING TO KEEP THEM IN SIGHT AND TRYING TO IDENTIFY.))
[SUPER=01-Warren Kennedy/Richmond School Resource Officer;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=to identify.]
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[VO-NAT]


The school board says just 30 to 50 students are typically responsible for the discipline problems across the school district.
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[E-First-Colony]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-50 17:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The parking versus preservation debate takes center stage in Lynchburg today, with the fate of several historic downtown buildings at stake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


First Colony Life Insurance wants to tear down these buildings behind its Main Street headquarters to create more parking for its employees.
But preservationists want to save the structures, and they accuse the city of kow-towing to downtown's largest employer.
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[SOT 2:33:25]
[IN Q=I'm very upset]

((ROBERT BROWN/CONCERNED CITIZEN: I'M VERY UPSET WITH THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG. I THINK THE FACT THAT WE'RE STANDING HERE, HAVING TO DEBATE AND FIGHT OVER THE DEMOLITION OF THESE MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS DOWNTOWN IS INDICATIVE OF THE SHORTSIGHTEDNESS OF WHICH IS COMING OUT OF CITY HALL, AND IT'S BEEN LIKE THIS FOR A LONG TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Brown/Concerned Citizen; :00]
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[OUT Q=for a long time.]
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[VO-NAT]


First Colony has agreed to sit down with concerned citizens today to try and reach a compromise on the buildings.

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[O'sullivan]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net d]
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Screen legend Bob Hope is remembering Maureen O'Sullivan as "a lovely leading lady".
She is best known as Jane in the Tarzan films.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


O'Sullivan, whose children include Actress Mia Farrow, died of natural causes at her Phoenix home.
O'Sullivan appeared in the 19-32 Tarzan the ape man- as well as Pride and Prejudice and other films.
She was 87.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-32 1:26:21]
[Graphic=Morning Health Check]


In today's Health Check, a look at tanning salons.
The trend is gaining popularity in Southwest Virginia...
[GRAPHIC=Tanning Bed]

even though health officials warn of the danger in ultaviolet exposure. And as Tonya Flory reports, these salons are NOT regulated by the health department for sanitary and safe practices.
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[SUPER=01-Caryn/Former Tanner; :18]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Public Health District;:39]
[SUPER=@Tonya2; 1:09]
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((CARYN/FORMER TANNER:I WAS MAD, FURIOUS, EMBARRASSED, I FELT REALLY HUMILIATED.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=humiliated.]

Last year Caryn was using the tanning beds at a video store slash tanning salon in Radford. She says she got more than a tan -- she claims she caught a venereal disease.
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[SOT ub 11 06 59]
[IN Q=I knew I didn't]

((CARYN/FORMER TANNER:I KNEW I DIDN'T GET THEM FROM ANY SEXUAL WAY. I KNEW THAT I HAD PROBABLY WHERE I GOT THEM. I'VE HAD FRIENDS THAT GOT THEM TANNING BEDS. I'VE HAD A FRIEND THAT WORKED IN A TANNING SALON AND THERE WAS AN OUTBREAK THERE SO I KNEW THAT THE PROBABILITY OF THAT WAS GOOD AND I TALKED TO A PHARMACIST AND HE SAID THAT'S MORE THAN LIKELY WHERE I RECEIVED THEM.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=recevied them.]
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[IN Q=Somebody was lying]

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT:SOMEBODY WAS LAYING IN THAT BED PRIOR TO YOU, MAKE SURE THAT THAT BED IS CLEAN. CERTAINLY THERE ARE PARASITES LIKE CRAB LICE AND LICE THAT CAN BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH FOAMITES, THROUGH INANIMATE OBJECTS.)) [RUNS:17]
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Since there are no regulatory agency to check the sanitation of tanning salons, Caryn felt she had no one to turn to for help.
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[IN Q=I just felt]

((CARYN/FORMER TANNER:I JUST FELT LIKE I WAS PUSHED OUT OF THE WAY LIKE I WASN'T IMPORTANT. THEY SAID THAT THEY HAD NO REGULATIONS FOR IT.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=for it]

In part two of our report on tanning beds we'll look at how the industry can be regulated and how you can choose a safe, clean salon if you still choose to tan....Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))

[Two-Steve]


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[WRITER=spa]
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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Ralph Smith/Batteau Captain; :17]
[SUPER=12-Lynchburg/1996; :26]
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[Steve Live]

[Double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(Toss to Kimberly)

[2-HEADLINES]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[2-shot=mel]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Hundreds of fresh firefighters are expected to join their exhausted colleagues today in fire-ravaged Florida.
The blazes have charred 118-thousand acres so far, with the state seeing an average of 80 new fires a day. More than a hundred buildings have been destroyed.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It's full speed ahead for school construction in Roanoke County after the School Board and Board of Supervisors resolve their differences.
Last week, the County Supervisors halted funding for the first phase of school construction until an advisory board could be established.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


President Clinton heads for China today.
Mr. Clinton is the first president to visit Beijing since the democracy movement was crushed in Tianamen Square in 1989.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday June 24TH.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-51 11:26]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors and the School Board have made peace so that school construction projects can continue in the county.
Last week, the County Supervisors halted funding
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

for the first phase of school construction until an advisory board could be established.
Yesterday, the school board gave its okay to the committee, which will include two school board members, two supervisors, the school superintendent and county administrator.
The School Board initially balked at the idea, fearing the group had authority to control the projects and make decisions.
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[SOT=13:00:28]
[IN Q=IT'S MORE OR LESS]

((WILLIAM IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN; IT'S MORE OR LESS AN ADVISORY BOARD TO KEEP EVERYBODY AWARE SO THAT THERE, HOPEFULLY, WON'T BE ANY SURPRISES ON EITHER SIDE AND THAT BOTH SIDES CAN IN FACT BE MADE AWARE IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS AND WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE THEM.))
[SUPER=01-William Irvin/School Board Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=solve them.]
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[E-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-52 6:02]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County]


Approval for the idea also came at a supervisors' meeting later in the day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Having won the argument, they were downplaying their disagreement with members of the school board.
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[SOT 14:25:26]
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[SUPER=@Johnson]
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[OUT Q=that responsibility.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The new committee will meet this week to define the scope of renovations at Burlington and Clearbrook Schools, and the new construction of Bonsack Elementary.
The two boards hope to work out any remaining issues before construction bids expire early next week.

[2-E-Rke-Tourism]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-41 52:08]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke co]


Relations are also back in order for Roanoke County Supervisors and the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The supervisors restored funding they froze two weeks ago.
They did NOT offer additional money the Visitors Bureau had requested for tourism promotion.
Still, both groups were hopeful that future budgets will bring a closer relationship.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They're in a situation]

((DAVE KJOLHEDE/CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: THEY'RE IN A SITUATION NOW WHERE MONEY IS TIGHT FOR THEM. I DO THINK WHAT I HEARD TODAY, THEY SAY IN THE FUTURE BE PATIENT AND WE'RE GOING TO SUPPORT YOU AND I TAKE THAT AS A REAL POSITIVE.)) ((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IT'S STILL A GOOD CAUSE. ONE THAT WE'RE WILLINGLY GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN, BUT ONE THAT WE'RE GOING TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE. THAT'S THE KEY WORD FROM THIS YEAR. THAT'S ACCOUNTABILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Kjolhede/Convention and Visitors Bureau; :00]
[SUPER=@Johnson; :13]
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[OUT Q=that's accountability.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The supervisors approved 107-thousand 500 dollars for the tourism agency.

[E-L'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-34 1:49:06]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


Lynchburg's city council is finding itself in a unique position this morning.
After a public hearing last night, council members could face the prospect of putting one of their own out of business.
And it's all over the general aviation terminal at the Lynchburg airport.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=For twelve years]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Judy Connelly/Airport Commission Chair; :20]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Austin/Private Pilot; :28]
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hobbs/Virginia Aviation; :51]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( For twelve years, Virginia Aviation has been the fixed base operator at the Lynchburg regional airport.. providing fuel, maintenance and flight services for the private and corporate planes there.
But the airport commission says Virginia Aviation, owned by councilman- elect Stewart Hobbs, has done nothing to stimulate new business at the airport or in central Virginia.
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[SOT 17:09:36]
[IN Q=I have seen]

((JUDY CONNELLY/AIRPORT COMMISSION CHAIR: I HAVE SEEN ITS AVIATION SERVICES STAGNATE AT BEST, EVEN WITH THE ADDITION OF A NEW TERMINAL.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=a new terminal.]
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[SOT 18:01:40]
[IN Q=If this FBO]

((JERRY AUSTIN/PRIVATE PILOT: IF THIS FBO WERE PART OF A CHAIN, I WOULD HAVE TO BOYCOTT THEIR OTHER OPERATIONS, BASED ON THE SERVICES THAT THEY OFFER SOMETIMES.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=offer sometimes.]


The commission wants South Carolina- based Hawthorne Aviation to take over.
Hawthorne promises it can create more than 120- thousand dollars in annual profits within the first five years.
Hobbs makes no such guarantees, but he feels there's something to be said for staying local.
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[SOT 17:45:11]
[IN Q=We've been here]

((STEWART HOBBS/VIRGINIA AVIATION: WE'VE BEEN HERE TWELVE YEARS, I'VE BEEN HERE ALL MY LIFE. I'M LOCAL, I PLAN TO STAY HERE. OUR COMMITMENT IS TO LYNCHBURG, IT IS TO AVIATION IN LYNCHBURG.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=aviation in Lynchburg.]
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[Standup ]
[IN Q=City council]

((City council will be faced with what amounts to a no- win situation when they vote next Tuesday, the day BEFORE Stewart Hobbs takes office. They can put him out of a job if they award the contract to Hawthorne, or be accused of favoritism if they stay with Virginia Aviation. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)) [RUNS:16]

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-R]
[GRAPHIC=CLINTON]


President Clinton leaves today for a 10-day visit to China.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:18:28]
Critics say he shouldn't go.. because of China's human rights record.
But the White House argues China is an emerging economic superpower that must be reckoned with in the 21st century.


[SUPER=@File;]

[4:11:14]
Meantime, the Clinton administration is reacting strongly to word that the United Nations has learned that Iraq may have lied about posessing nerve gas.
Trace ammounts of the nerve agent V-X were discovered on warheads turned over to U-N weapons inspectors.
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[2-WATER-PARK]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-P]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The cause of an e-coli outbreak in Georgia has been determined.
Seven children have come down with the infection.
All of the children were infected at a water amusement park called Whitewater.
Tiffani Diaz reports.
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[SOT]

[4:34:58]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kathleen Toomey/Public Health Director;]
[SUPER=01-Tiffani Diaz/Reporting;]
[SUPER=01-Deedie Dowdle/Whitewater Amusement Park;]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-T]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A police department hair expert will be back on the witness stand today in the Ennis Cosby murder trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/January 16, 1997;]

[4:05:52]
The criminalist says hair from a knit cap that was wrapped around the gun that killed Cosby could have come from the defendant, Mikail Markhasev (mik-HYL' MAHR'-kuh-sev).
Meantime, the defense scored a victory yesterday.
The woman who saw Cosby's murderer admitted she could not positvely identify Markhasev as the gunman.
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[Birthdays]
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[out= back to you.]


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This past weekend]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Ralph Smith/Batteau Captain; :20]
[SUPER=12-Lynchburg; :31]
[RUNS=2:24]
[OUT Q=we enjoy it]


[Steve Live]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]



[E-Dead-Cow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-45 34:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two cows were shot on a Pittsylvania County farm recently.
Both cows were pregnant, and now the cattle owner wants to know who is responsible.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


John Haymore owns 15-cows on his farm along Mill Creek Road just outside the Danville city limits.
Yesterday, he found one of them shot dead in a wooded area on his property.
A second cow was shot in the face, but is still alive.
Both cows were expecting their calves in August.
Haymore says people cause problems with parties and guns near his farm because of the remote location.
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[SOT 7:11:20-:31]
[IN Q=And I know]

((JOHN HAYMORE/FARMER: AND I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE THAT THEY HAVE MORE PATROLS IN THIS AREA TO KEEP THE PARTYING OUT TO HAVE LESS TROUBLE DOWN IN HERE. ))
[SUPER=01-John Haymore/Farmer;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=trouble down in here.]
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[VO-NAT]


Haymore is offering a five-hundred dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest of the person or persons who shot his cows.
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[E-Geese-Killing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-39 1:09:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The planned slaughter of Canada geese in Virginia has come to a halt for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hanover Co.;]


A federal judge yesterday issued a temporary restraining order.
It would indefinitely stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture's plan to round up and slaughter about 13- hundred Canada geese across the state.
The Humane Society challenged the slaughter plan this year.
Last year, about 17- hundred geese were killed in Virginia by the U-S-D-A -- which labels the birds a nuisance and a health hazard.
The U-S-D-A will NOT release the Virginia sites it had planned for the geese round-up this year.
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[Vermont-Inmates]


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


Virginia prison officials continue the push to bring inmates from other states into the Commonwealth's prisons.
Up to 100 inmates from Vermont could be headed to Virginia next month after a deal currently on the table is signed.
Vermont will pay 60 dollars per inmate per day.
Virginia has already taken in inmates from Delaware to fill a surplus of cells, and negotiations to accept inmates from several other states are continuing.

[E-Lendy's]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-49 27:56]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


A new website is bringing attention to an old favorite in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]


In the 50's and 60's, Lendy's restaurants ruled the Valley.
The Lendy's website takes you back to the time of call boxes and carhops.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Creator Twig Gravely says he's trying to preserve some fond memories.
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[SOT 00:00:27]
[IN Q=It was just]

((TWIG GRAVELY/WEB PAGE DESIGNER; IT WAS JUST IMPRESSIVE, ROANOKE AT THAT TIME DIDN'T HAVE MANY FANCY THINGS AND YOU'D PULL IN THERE AND PARK AND REACH OUT AND PUSH THE BUTTON ON THE SPEAKER ADN THE VOICE WOULD COME ON AND TAKE YOUR ORDER AND A FEW MINUTES LATER SOMEONE WOULD COME OUT CARRYING IT ON A TRAY, THE SIGNAGE WAS BIG AND SPLASHY.))
[SUPER=01-Twig Gravely/Web Page Designer;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=big and splashy]
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[VO-NAT]


If the website creates an uncontrollable craving for a "Buddy Boy" burger, Pat's Cafe on Shenendoah Avenue is still serving part of Lendy's menu.
Owner Pat Dotson says a piece of Lendy's will live forever in the valley.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


To sports now, the interleague battle on the diamond continues between the Braves and the Yankees.
Atlanta came out of last night's action victorious, with a final of 7-2.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy once again]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=nice Wed. everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


School construction projects are back on track in Roanoke County after the School Board agreed to Supervisors' demands for an advisory committee to oversee the projects.
Supervisors had brought construction to a halt last week until an agreement could be reached.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And last night supervisors decided to restore funding to the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Supervisors HAD frozen the funding two weeks ago.
But last night the board did NOT grant the bureau's request for additional money for tourism promotion.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a meeting last night in Lynchburg failed to resolve some key concerns over the city airport's general aviation terminal.
An airport commission charges that Virginia Aviation, which owns the terminal, is doing nothing to stimulate new business at the airport.
The company is owned by a Lynchburg city council member.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]

(ad lib bye)