[7E-Ali]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-21 30:13]
[GRAPHIC=Muhammad Ali]


Muhammad Ali is working with Columbia Pictures on a movie depicting the heavyweight champ's life story.
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[VO-NAT]


But two of his former associates-- from back in the days when Ali lived in Nelson County-- have filed suit, claiming they SHARE the rights to Ali's authorized biography.
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[IN Q=In our estimation]
[SOT15:26:40]

((IN OUR ESTIMATION, HE DIDN'T HAVE THOSE RIGHTS TO SELL. HE SOLD SOMETHING HE DIDN'T OWN.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Cooter/Ali Associates' Attorney;]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=didn't own.]
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[VO-NAT]


But they didn't sue ALI.
They sued Columbia Pictures for 50-million dollars.
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[SOT 16:05:35]
[IN Q=The reason ]

((THE REASON THEY DON'T WANT TO SUE MUHAMMAD ALI IS PRETTY OBVIOUS. HE'S PROBABLY THE MOST POPULAR HUMAN BEING ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Quinn/Columbia Pictures' Attorney]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=of the earth.]
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[V/O-NAT ]
The deal Ali struck with Herbert Muhammed and Richard Herschfeld in 1988 gave the three men equal rights to Ali's story.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


At least that's what the other two now claim.
Herschfeld is a fugitive from justice, living in the Canary Islands.
Without ruling on case, Judge Sam Wilson asked how Ali could be out-voted by a man who's not even in the country. "It leaves a one-to-one tie," Judge Wilson concluded.

[7S-Whitey-Taylor]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-11 1:37:12]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Whitey Taylor is changing coarse-- from raceway owner to politician.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The owner and promoter of the Franklin County Speedway is running for Republican Delegate Allen Dudley's seat in the fall race --
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[ANCHOR=]
[SS=Hold]


He turned in the required 125 voter signatures Wednesday afternoon.
Taylor is in Oklahoma now with members of his church.

[7-5-School-Vandalism]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=599-12 TC20:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Shots rang out at Christiansburg High School early yesterday morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]

No one was inside the building when about eight school windows were hit with bullets sometime between 1:45 and 6:15 this morning. The school was opened as scheduled during the day, with police saying it was safe.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're going]

((CAPTAIN GARY BRUMFIELD/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE EXTRA PATROL IN THE AREA, YES, AND WE'RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE AN EXTRA PERSON AT THE SCHOOL DURING SCHOOL HOURS. BUT, UH, I THINK ITS JUST A VANDALISM.))
[SUPER=01-Captain Gary Brumfield/Christiansburg Police Department;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=a vandalism.]
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[VO-NAT]

Students who felt uncomfortable at school were allowed to be signed out by their parents with no penalty to their attendance record. Police believe a 22-caliber gun was used in the shooting. They don't have any suspects at this time.
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[7-5-Juvenile-Corrections]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-1 TC1:39:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A controversial program to physically subdue Virginia's underage inmates remains in place today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.; ]


But the department's director is alleging discrimination against HIM by the Juvenile Justice Board.
The seven member board-- all appointed by former Governor George Allen -- initially voted to suspend the use of the Handle With Care Plus program after seeing a demonstration.
Board members also voted to take the authority away from Director Gerald Glenn to decide on use of force issues.
Glenn says it's an issue of "gender and complexion."
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[SOT 14:09:24]
[IN Q=They gave]

((GERALD GLENN/JUVENILE JUSTICE DIRECTOR: THEY GAVE IT TO PATRICIA WEST. THEY TAKE IT BACK FROM ME...YOU FIGURE THAT OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Glenn/Juvenile Justice Director;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=figure that out.]
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[VO-NAT]


After going into closed session, the Board reversed itself-- leaving the program in place until its September meeting.
But board members remained shocked at the director's allegations of racism.
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[SOT 15:51:20]
[IN Q=I was pretty]

((I WAS PRETTY OFFENDED...THAT STATEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Chip Harding/Juvenile Justice Board; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=that statement.]
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[TALENT=]
[SS= None]


Glenn is appointed by Governor Jim Gilmore.
A spokeswoman for the Governor says the administration stands behind his authority.

[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#=]
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And now a look at your Thursday forecast--
During the day it will be partly cloudy with isolated showers--
Temperatures between 88 and 92 degrees--
Tonight will be cloudy with a chanc of showers or thunderstorms--
Temps in the mid-60's--
Taking a look at your extended forecast--
[CK/WXPRO=]

MAPS

[SUPER=X5000; set dissolve]
[SUPER=314-Partly Cloudy/Isolated Showers/88-92/Cloudy, Chance of/Showers or Storms/62-66;]
[SUPER=#555; reset]


[45E-Danville-Schools]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-16 51:57]
[GRAPHIC=Heat Wave]


One more day for the record-setting heat wave .... and many schools will close early once again today.
Among the students heading home early--those in Danville.
Residents there will soon have the chance to approve air conditioning in schools ... but they'll have to pay for it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


George Washington High School students went home sticky and sweaty, after spending yesterday morning in hot classrooms.
Next Tuesday, Danville residents will have the opportunity to bring air conditioning to George Washington and seven other schools. That's if they approve an 18 million dollar school bond package for six years of renovations.
Critics of the plan say that bond should be split into several votes. School officials say approving the bond will help the community attract new industry.
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[SOT 1:26:50 - 1:26:55]
[IN Q=My concern is]

((F. SEWARD ANDERSON/BOND CRITIC: MY CONCERN IS IT WILL NOT PASS BECAUSE VOTERS WILL NOT SUPPORT SUCH A BIG PROJECT AT ONCE.))
[SOT 1:34:15 - 1:34:21]

((RALPH WARREN/DANVILLE SCHOOLS ASST. SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S A MEASURE OF THE COMMUNITY'S WILLINGNESS TO BUILD A QUALITY FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-F. Seward Anderson/Bond Critic; QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Warren/Danville Asst. Superintendent;QUICK]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=build a quality future.]
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[VO-NAT]


School officials say that the bond package has been shaped by the taxpayers.
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[45E-Dry-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-17 44:48]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


The heat is bad enough, but what's really hurting area farmers them is the long drought.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;]


Red Belcher says much of his cabbage crop in Carroll County is two to three weeks behind schedule.
He's already had to irrigate some fields-- which is a costly and time consuming process.
Plus, there's the fear that the ponds he's been pulling water from for irrigation will go dry if the drought continues.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's like]

((RED BELCHER/CARROLL CO. FARMER: IT'S LIKE PART OF LIFE AND YOU WORRY ABOUT IT NOT ONLY FOR THESE CABBAGE CROPS BUT FOR THE GRASS, THE TREES, WATER SUSTAINS THIS PLANET AND WITHOUT IT, IT'S JUST GOING TO DRY UP.))
[SUPER=01-Red Belcher/Carroll Co. Farmer; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=dry up.]
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[VO-NAT]
Extension agents say the only real relief will come in the form of rain--- and LOTS of it.


They say things are so dry-- it will take several days of heavy rain to soak into the ground to make a difference.


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[45S-Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-19 35:48]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


So what do Virginia's think of the job Governor Gilmore is doing since taking office a year ago?
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[VO-NAT]


A Mason-Dixon poll out yesterday shows 11 percent of voters call the governor's performance "excellent."
Forty-three percent call it "good."
The numbers were slightly higher for Senator John Warner. Fourteen percent said the Republican's job performance is excellent. Forty-seven percent said it's good.
The poll also asked voters: Should state lawmakers be required to report all of their expenses BEFORE they get reimbursed? Seventy-three percent said they favored full disclosure. Eighteen percent were opposed.
And on the question of state pensions ... Only 18-percent of voters said part-time legislators should get pension benefits. Seventy percent said they should not.
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[45Commandant]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech (4116)]


A new face at Virginia Tech.
Next month Retired Air Force major general Jerrold Allen will take over as commandant of cadets .
Allen is currently head of operations for the U-S Nursing Corporation in Denver.
Allen takes over for Stan Musser-- who announced his retirement at the end of the school year.

[Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire heavily damaged a Danville home this morning...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The blaze broke out around 6 o'clock at this home on Chatelain (CHAT-lin) Avenue in Danville.
The residents WERE home at the time, but no one was injured.
It took 45 minutes for firefighters to put out the blaze.
No word yet on how the fire started.
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[8S-Kendrick]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-22 53:45]
[GRAPHIC=Kendrick]


Drug charges are facing a Virginia Tech football player.
Andre Kendrick was charged with possession of marijuana a few weeks ago, and will be tried in August.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August;]


Kendrick starred at quarterback for E-C Glass High School, and is a former Friday Football Extra player of the week.
He rushed for 50 yards and scored a touchdown as a tailback for Tech last season.
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[8S-Nestle]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-15 52:00]
[GRAPHIC=Nestle New Jobs]


The job market is getting sweeter for Danville--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Nestle unveiled plans to add 30 full-time jobs and 40 seasonal jobs to its Danville plant because of a new Tollhouse Cookie product that will be manufactured there.
The company already employs 350 people at the plant. It's where they make refrigerated pastas, sauces, cookie dough and now the new cookie bars.
Nestle says it's already filled most of the new jobs.
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[85-Juvenile-Corrections]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-1 TC1:39:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A program allowing authorities to use physical force against inmates is still in effect today, but remains a topic of controversy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.; ]


But Gerald Glenn--the department's director-- is alleging discrimination against HIM by the Juvenile Justice Board.


The seven member board-- all appointed by former Governor George Allen -- initially voted to suspend the use of the Handle With Care Plus program after seeing a demonstration.
Board members also voted to take the authority away from Director Gerald Glenn to decide on use of force issues.
Glenn says it's an issue of "gender and complexion."
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:09:24]
[IN Q=They gave]

((GERALD GLENN/JUVENILE JUSTICE DIRECTOR: THEY GAVE IT TO PATRICIA WEST. THEY TAKE IT BACK FROM ME...YOU FIGURE THAT OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Glenn/Juvenile Justice Director;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=figure that out.]
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[VO-NAT]


After going into closed session, the Board reversed itself-- leaving the program in place until its September meeting.
But board members remained shocked at the director's allegations of racism.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:51:20]
[IN Q=I was pretty]

((I WAS PRETTY OFFENDED...THAT STATEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Chip Harding/Juvenile Justice Board; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=that statement.]
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[TALENT=]
[SS= None]


Glenn is appointed by Governor Jim Gilmore.
A spokeswoman for the Governor says the administration stands behind his authority.


[8E-Danville-Schools]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-16 51:57]
[GRAPHIC=Heat Wave]


Many Virginia schools will close early today because of the current heat wave.
Danville students are among the students heading home early--but they may get to stay in school for any hot times next year--
City residents will soon have the chance to approve air conditioning in schools ... but they'll have to pay for it.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


George Washington High School students went home sticky and sweaty, after spending yesterday morning in hot classrooms.
Next Tuesday, Danville residents will have the opportunity to bring air conditioning to George Washington and seven other schools. That's if they approve an 18 million dollar school bond package for six years of renovations.
Critics of the plan say that bond should be split into several votes. School officials say approving the bond will help the community attract new industry.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:26:50 - 1:26:55]
[IN Q=My concern is]

((F. SEWARD ANDERSON/BOND CRITIC: MY CONCERN IS IT WILL NOT PASS BECAUSE VOTERS WILL NOT SUPPORT SUCH A BIG PROJECT AT ONCE.))
[SOT 1:34:15 - 1:34:21]

((RALPH WARREN/DANVILLE SCHOOLS ASST. SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S A MEASURE OF THE COMMUNITY'S WILLINGNESS TO BUILD A QUALITY FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-F. Seward Anderson/Bond Critic; QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Warren/Danville Asst. Superintendent;QUICK]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=build a quality future.]
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[VO-NAT]


School officials say that the bond package has been shaped by the taxpayers. (------------)