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[7E-Earley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-63; 21:09]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

Freshman orientation began this weekend at Virginia Tech, and the class of two- thousand and- two was welcomed onto campus with a lecture on binge drinking.
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Attorney General Mark Earley was on hand to greet the new class.
He encouraged the new students to help change the image of the state's college and university campuses.
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[IN Q=Every year we have]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: EVERY YEAR WE HAVE A BRAND NEW STUDENT BODY OF FRESHMEN ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA. EVERY FOUR YEARS, WE HAVE A TOTALLY NEW STUDENT BODY. AND, I THINK FOR FOUR TO FIVE YEARS, IF WE MAKE A VERY CONCERTED EFFORT, COMING FROM THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS, THE BOARD OF VISITORS, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITITES AND OUR STUDENT LEADERS, TO CHANGE AND REBUILD THE CULTURE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES TO EMPHASIZE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY THAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE A CHANGE. AND, WE'RE BEGINNING THAT THIS FALL.))
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[7E-College-Drinking]


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[TAPE#=98-56; 25:17]
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Earley's remarks came just a few weeks after the state's task force on binge drinking issued it's recommendations on the issue.
The committee's proposed strategies include dividing up the responsibility of preventing binge and underage drinking to different parts of a given community. David Johnson reports.
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[IN Q=Last November]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape; :03]
[SUPER=01-Hunter Merritt/Virginia Tech Student; :16]
[SUPER=01-Ginger Matyko/Parent; :40]
[SUPER=01-Michael Matyko/Virginia Tech Student; :54]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Ford/Sigma Alpha Epsilon; 1:26]
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((Last November Mindy Somers fell to her death from her dorm window after a night of heavy drinking.
To help prevent similar circumstances, students living in dorms are being issued an interactive C-D called, Alcohol 101.
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[IN Q=It seems to]

((HUNTER MERRITT/TECH STUDENT: IT SEEMS TO BE EFFECTIVE IN THE TEST THAT THEY'VE DONE. SO, WE'RE REALLY GOING TO PUSH THAT AND LET THE STUDENTS EXPLORE THAT. AS FAR AS RA'S IN THE DORMS, THERE'S ZERO TOLERANCE IN THE DORMS AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THAT EXPLICITLY CLEAR, ESPECIALLY EARLY ON.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=especially early on.]


The task force recomendations request that parents take a more proactive role in their children's lives before college--something some parents agree with.
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[IN Q=We have talked]

((GINGER MATYKO/PARENT OF STUDENT:WE HAVE TALKED TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT IT SO THEY REA AWARE AND THAT THEY DON'T DO THAT. WHEN IT HAPPENS WE CUT ARTICLES OUT OF THE PAPER AND LAY THEM OUT ON THE KITCHEN TABLE FOR THEM TO SEE. SO, THEY KNOW THAT IT DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE, IT HAPPENS TO THEM TOO.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=to them too.]
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[IN Q=The parents can]

((MICHAEL MATYKO:THE PARENTS CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH LIKE LEAVING THE ARTICLES ON THE TABLE. BUT, IT'S ULTIMATELY UP TO THE STUDENTS TO DECIDE WHAT THEY WANT TO DO.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=want to do.]


According to the guidelines, local and campus police and the ABC Board will work more closely together and some area sports bars have put in place tougher guidelines.
They require two forms of identification, and some permit only people 21-years and older after 10 pm.
And, at least one fraternity says it already has a three way check system in place and plans to do more.
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[IN Q=This year after]

((RYAN FORD/SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON:THIS YEAR AFTER THE GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT LOT CLOSER AT WHAT'S GOING ON. BUT, FOR THE MOST PART, WE ALREADY HAD A VERY STRICT SYSTEM IN THERE AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THAT.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=proud of that.]
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE TASK FORCE SUGGESTS THAT IN ORDER FOR EACH OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO WORK, A FOUNDATIONAL PLAN MUST BE IN PLACE BY JANUARY 1, 1999 IN EACH OF THE STATE'S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7, BLACKSBURG.)) [RUNS13]))

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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
Expect mostly sunny skies today, with temperatures climbing into the low- to mid-90's.
Overnight, clear skies stick around. Lows will be in the mid- to upper- 60's.
The extended forecast...
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The man accused of killing a Roanoke man at an Interstate 81 rest stop goes on trial today.
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Livingston Bud Pritchett is charged with the murder of 57-year-old Estel Singleton was shot in the head.
His body was found at the Ironto rest stop with his pockets turned inside out.
Pritchett was arrested after he allegedly tried to get cash with the victim's A-T-M card.
Investigators also say they found the gun used to kill Singleton in Pritchett's Roanoke apartment.
Trial is expected to last all week.
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[45HENRY-FATAL]


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A man from Spencer was killed this morning in an auto accident in Henry County.
State police say 44-year-old Larry Wayne Lowe was a passenger in a Camaro that was traveling along Route 58 when the car's driver lost control on a curve.
Police say the Camaro ran off the road, struck an embankment, and flipped over.
Lowe was reportedly thrown from the car.
The accident happened around 11 o'clock last night.
Lowe died this morning at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.

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Health Department Officials plan to run more tests today on the water at Smith Mountain.
Raw Sewage was recently found in the lake and some lake business owners are now taking the heat.
Tina Tenret has more.
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(( Marc DeTournillon owns Shoreline Marina.
Health department officials say he's one of the good guys in the fight against lake contamination.
After all, the water around Shoreline Marina tests clean.
But they did find raw sewage in nearby Becky's Creek.
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[IN Q=When you say]

((MARC DETOURNILLON/SHORELINE MARINA: WHEN YOU SAY BECKY'S CREEK, YOU'RE SAYING SHORELINE. MY SALES WERE GONE YESTERDAY. I MAY AS WELL HAVE CLOSED MY MARINA YESTERDAY BECAUSE I HAD NO BUSINESS YESTERDAY.)) [RUNS:09]
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High levels of fecal coliform were in front of one house in particular -- the Bradleys.
But because raw sewage is sometimes dumped off boats, illegally, residents blame Shoreline Marina.
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((I DON'T WANT THE COMMUNITY TO FEEL IT'S ALL COMING FROM THE MARINA. I HAVE KICKED AND EVICTED PEOPLE OUT OF THIS MARINA WHO DO NOT HAVE SEALED SYSTEMS ON THEIR BOATS. MY PUMPOUTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC. ..... BUTT BUTT BUTT ... YOU CAN COME TO THIS MARINA PUMP OUT YOUR BOAT LEAVE AND I WILL SAY THANK YOU.)) [RUNS:21]
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The health department says the sewage could come from failing septic systems along the lake, or dirty diapers, or boats.
DeTournillon says education is the answer.
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[IN Q=The weekend boater]

((THE WEEKEND BOATER WHO DOES NOT KNOW THESE LAWS. THE WEEKEND BOATER WHO COMES UP HERE FOR THE WEEKEND WITH CHILDREN, INFANTS, WITH DIAPERS, THAT'S WHERE I SEE A PROBLEM.)) [RUNS:14]
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE WATER NEAR HARDY'S BRIDGE AND CRAZY HORSE CAMPGROUND ALSO HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF FECAL COLIFORM. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL RUN MORE TESTS TODAY. TEST RESULTS SHOULD BE READY BY THURSDAY. TINA TENRET NEWS7.)) [RUNS:14]
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Time now to check the Monday outlook--
Mostly sunny, hot, and humid today wit highs in the lower 90s.
Clear skies and light winds tonight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The extended forecast is expected to stay mostly sunny and hot.
Of course, that could change, depending on the path Hurricane Bonnie takes.





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The murder trial begins today for the man accused of killing another man at an Interstate 81 rest stop.
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Livingston Bud Pritchett is charged with the murder of 57-year-old Estel Singleton was shot in the head.
His body was found at the Ironton rest stop with his pockets turned inside out.
Pritchett was arrested after he allegedly tried to get cash with the victim's A-T-M card.
Investigators also say they found the gun used to kill Singleton in Pritchett's Roanoke apartment.
Trial is expected to last all week.
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A Roanoke hotel clerk was knocked unconscious during an armed robbery late Saturday night.
Roanoke police responded to the Hampton Inn on Franklin Road Southwest shortly after midnight.
They say a man with a knife approached Carol King outside the building and demanded money.
King reportedly lost consciousness when the man grabbed her neck and smashed her head into the counter several times.
When she woke up, the hotel's night receipts were missing.
King was taken to Lewis Gale Hospital for treatment.

[8Freshmen-Address]


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Virginia Tech students begin classes today.
But many freshmen have already had their first lesson-- a lecture on underaged and binge drinking.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Attorney General Mark Earley was the guest speaker at orientation. He says its his plan to change the appearance of campuses across the state.
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[IN Q=SO AS PART]

((MARK EARLEY/STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL; SO AS PART OF THAT, I'M GOING TO BE SPEAKING AT A NUMBER OF THE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES AROUND VIRGINIA THIS WEEK AND NEXT. BASICALLY ASKING THEM FOR THEIR HELP, TELLING THEM WE HAVE A PROBLEM THAT A MINORITY OF OUR STUDENTS ENGAGE IN. BUT IT'S VERY DISRUPTIVE FOR A LOT OF STUDENTS AND WE NEED THEIR HELP IN REBUILDING THE COLLEGE CULTURE.))
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[8Fraternity-Drinking]


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The Task Force is recommending stronger enforcement of alcohol laws and more education on the dangers of binge drinking. But it would appear that the partying has already begun, at least at some fraternity houses. And while some are aware of the need to deter underage and binge drinking, it would seem as though they have their own agenda.
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(("JIM"/ZETA PSI PLEDGE; THE ONLY THING WE REALLY NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR IS ABC AND THAT KIND OF THING BECAUSE IF WE GET CAUGHT BY THEM, WE COULD LOSE OUR HOUSE. SO WE HAVE TO BE REAL CAREL\FUL ABOUT THAT ALCOHOL UNDERAGE KIND OF THING. So do you all permit underage drinking? NO, WE DON'T PERMIT IT, BUT IT'LL HAPPEN. WE CAN'T CONTROL EVERYBODY.))
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One man says he doesn't condone drinking, but says he believes that drinking is part of the college experience.
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((BILL MADDEN/PARENT; I DON'T THINK THAT YOU CAN REALLY CONTROL IT ONCE THEY LEAVE THE HOME. YOU CAN'T CONTROL IT 24-HOURS A DAY. I BELIEVE IT STARTS AT THE HOME. IF THEY SEE THEIR PARENTS AREN'T DRINKING THEN MAYBE THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GO OUT AND DRINK.))
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[vo-nat] The task force indicates that if its recommendations are to be successful, a foundational plan needs to be in place at each of the state's colleges and universities by the first of the year.
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Turning our attention now to weather--
Hurricane Bonnie is still nearly stationary over the central Bahamas.
Closer to home, skies will stay mostly sunny with hot high temperatures in the lower 90s.
Clear skies tonight, as lows drop into the upper 60s.
And unless the hurricane heads our way, expect lots of sunshine this week with highs in the 90s.
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