08:25-01

7Metzger

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
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TAPE#95-98
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State Parole Board Chairman John Metzger says he stepping down becuase of what he calls irreconcilable differences with other board members.
His announcement comes as he is being investigated on allegations of sexual and racial harrassment and manipulating parole warrants.
The only thing that Metzger will admit to is that he told sexual jokes to fellow board members.
Ellen Qualls has more.
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IN Q=But in a telephone
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 1994; :09
SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/Va. Public Safety Secretary; :19
SUPER=@Marye; :43
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:01
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( But in a telephone interview, Metzger said he feels completely exonerated by the internal administration audit.
He says when he was first made aware of the falsifying of a parole warrant allegation, "at first blush it sure did look wrong" to him, but it's just an adminstrative error that's been corrected he says.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VA. PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY: WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT PROUD...READY TO MOVE FORWARD.))
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Not so fast.
House Democratic leader Tom Moss said the lesson is that rewarding political cronies with high public office can be a mistake.
Democrats would like Governor Allen to face a little more of this scandal.
sot 14:42:57

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: I KNOW VERY LITTLE... CALLED IN?))
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SOT ATTACH STANDUP HERE


Secretary Kilgore tells us he HAS forwarded the audit to the State Police, with NO recommendation from the Governor.
So if Colonel Wayne Huggins of the Virginia State Police chooses to follow up, that's up to him.
He's also appointed by the Governor.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

7Prison


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-100
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Wythe County is saying no to Corrections Corporation of America.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville/Yesterday;


The Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution yesterday opposing any type of state, federal or private prison within its borders.
Prison opponents celebrated, after months of berating the board for not holding a public referendum before voting last January to welcome a private prison.
In last week's election, two prison supporters on the board were ousted, and yesterday two others reversed themselves.
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SOT 13:21:37
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((ANDY KEGLEY/PRISON OPPONENT: THE BOARD, FINALLY WHEN THEY HEARD THE PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE WERE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK THE BOARD HEARD, SIX-ONE IS A REAL GOOD SIGNAL THAT WYTHE COUNTY DOESN'T WANT A PRIVATE PRISON. )) ((CHARLES DIX/BLACK LICK SUPERVISOR: I REALLY DON'T THINK WYTHE COUNTY HAS A CHANCE OF GETTING A PRIVATE PRISON, SO I DIDN'T SEE ANY POINT IN FIGHTING IT ANY LONGER.))
SUPER=01-Andy Kegley/Prison Opponent;
SUPER=01-Charles Dix/Black Lick Supervisor;
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OUT Q=fighting it any longer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./File Tape;


C-C-A wants to put up a minimum-security prison on farmland in Wythe County.
It is one of three finalists for a state contract to build and operate a facility somewhere in the state.
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7Grant


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=THA
TAPE#edit of 95-82
GRAPHIC=Education


A multi-million dollar gift for a Danville College.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


Averett College yesterday announced its largest gift in the college's 136- year history.
The late Mary (BLUNT) Blount, a former member of the college's Board of Trustees, has left nearly three- million dollars to the school.
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IN Q=To keep it in

((DR. FRANK R. CAMPBELL/AVERETT COLLEGE PRESIDENT: TO KEEP IT IN PERSPECTIVE WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT 10- YEARS AGO AVERETT COLLEGE ONLY HAD 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS TOTAL IN ITS ENDOWMENT. TODAY WE HAVE OVER 10 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS THAT ALL OCCURRED IN A 10- YEAR FROMA. THERE HAVE BEEN NO GIFTS OF THIS SIZE AT ALL. ))
SUPER=01-Frank R. Campbell/Averett College President;
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A portion of the money will pay for renovations to the college chapel, which will be named in honor of Bounts (Blunt's) son.
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7weather


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Turning now to the weather,
Your going to have a sunny start to the weekend.
Highs today will be in the mid 40s.
Tonight is going to be cloudy and cold - temperatures will be in the 30s.
For tomorrow, expect cloudy skies with highs near 50.
Expect some snow flurries in the higher elevations by Sunday.

55VMI


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NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=Edit
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The U-S Justice Department is urging the Supreme Court to strike down Virginia Military Institute's exclusion of women.
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SUPER=03-Lexington/File;


In a brief yesterday, the department said that supporters of the state school's males-only policy have failed to justify why it should continue the to remain that way.
Arguments in the case are scheduled for January 17th.
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55Food-Lion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-80
GRAPHIC=NONE


Covington is home to the commonwealth's largest Food Lion.
As Jay Moore reports, the supermarket offers groceries of course, and so much more.
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IN Q=It closed
SUPER=03-Covington; :00
SUPER=01-Ed Rosenbaum/Store Operation Supervisor; :16
SUPER=01-Madge Dufour/Hot Springs Resident; :31
SUPER=@Jay1; :56
SUPER=01-Larry Cobb/Monroe Co., WV Resident; 1:05
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(( It closed as a Roses Department Store but now has reopened as one of the largest Food Lion stores ever.
Open 24 hours a day, this 40- thousand square foot store is the second of four larger supermarkets the chain will open in the next several months.
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((ED ROSENBAUM/STORE OPERATION SUPERVISOR: WE'VE TAKEN OUR BASIC STORE LAYOUT AND EXPANDED AND MADE A NEW, BRIGHTER, MORE LARGER, MORE ATTRACTIVE STORE. WE ADDED SEVERAL OTHER DEPARTMENT SUCH AS FLORAL AND WE EXPANDED OUR DELI, BAKERY OPERATIONS. ))
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This Hot Springs resident said she enjoyed the bakery but she did have one problem.
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((MADGE DUFOUR/HOT SPRINGS RESIDENT: WE JUST CAME DOWN TO SEE IT AND JUST HAVE A LITTLE FUN. REPORTER: DO YOU LIKE IT SO FAR? DUFOUR: YES I DO BUT I CAN'T GET THIS BAG OPEN.))
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And if you'd like to take a hot meal home to the family, and you just don't feel like stopping at fast-food restaurant you can take advantage of the self-service hot food bar.
Included in that is the Pizza Shop which allows customers to order freshly made pizza ready within six minutes.
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SOT 15:17:39
IN Q=This store offers

((JAY MOORE/REPORTER: THIS STORE OFFERS A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ITEMS INCLUDING THE HOT FOOD BAR AND IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PET THEN THIS IS DEFINITIVELY THE PLACE TO COME. ))
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((LARRY COBB/MONROE CO., WV RESIDENT: WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO GO THROUGH THE WHOLE STORE BUT WHAT WE SAW WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE. ))
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Although the older Food Lion was closed, most residents were impressed with fact that the bigger store brought on the hiring of an additional 50 employees.
Jay Moore, News 7.))

55Rail-Study


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-104
GRAPHIC=Rail Service


A passenger rail service study is rolling its way through Southwest and Central Virginia.
Yesterday, Roanoke residents
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;

got a look at the plan.
Consultants are recommending running a train from Bristol to Washington and Richmond.
The twice daily train would have fourteen stops along the way.
The director of rail and public transportation says his department will work closely with Norfolk Southern.
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SOT 6:26:42
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((ALAN TOBIAS/DEPT. OF RAIL & PUBLIC TRANS.: WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO BE IN A POSITION TO HURT FREIGHT BUSINESS SO WE HAVE TO IDENTIFY PLACES WHERE THEIR MAY BE PROBLEMS AND LOOK AT WHAT KIND OF SOLUTION ARE NEEDED.))
SUPER=01-Alan Tobias/Dept. of Rail & Public Trans.;
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According to the study it would take several years to make the necessary improvements to the rail lines.
Another hearing is set for Monday in Lynchburg.
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55Parkway


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge Parkway


The budget impass is directly affecting southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


At six o'clock tonight - The Blue Ridge Parkway's concession areas and campgrounds will close indefinitely.
That includes the Peaks of Otter Lodge, until there's word from Washington on a budget agreement.
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55Va-Lottery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=edit of 94-42
GRAPHIC=Lottery


Virginia's lotto jackpot keeps growing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Lottery officials say tomorrow's jackpot is expected to reach 20- Million dollars.
Sales are stronger than projected.
Virginia has not had a jackpot this size since last December, when it reached 22-point-five million dollars.
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55weather


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NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
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Turning now to the weather,
Your going to have a sunny start to the weekend.
Highs today will be in the mid 40s.
Tonight is going to be cloudy and cold - temperatures will be in the 30s.
For tomorrow, expect cloudy skies with highs near 50.
Expect some snow flurries in the higher elevations by Sunday.

8John-Metzger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-98
GRAPHIC=Metzger


The State's Parole Board Chairman resigned just hours after an Administration audit was made public and turned over to State Police.
But John Metzger says he did not commit a crime.
He says he's just guilty of irreconcilable differences with other parole board members, and to offending two female members with an "off-color" joke.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=But in a telephone
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 1994; :09
SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/Va. Public Safety Secretary; :19
SUPER=@Marye; :43
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:01
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( But in a telephone interview, Metzger said he feels completely exonerated by the internal administration audit.
He says when he was first made aware of the falsifying of a parole warrant allegation, "at first blush it sure did look wrong" to him, but it's just an adminstrative error that's been corrected he says.
sot

((JERRY KILGORE/VA. PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY: WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT PROUD...READY TO MOVE FORWARD.))
runs=:12


Not so fast.
House Democratic leader Tom Moss said the lesson is that rewarding political cronies with high public office can be a mistake.
Democrats would like Governor Allen to face a little more of this scandal.
sot 14:42:57

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: I KNOW VERY LITTLE... CALLED IN?))
runs=:12



SOT ATTACH STANDUP HERE


Secretary Kilgore tells us he HAS forwarded the audit to the State Police, with NO recommendation from the Governor.
So if Colonel Wayne Huggins of the Virginia State Police chooses to follow up, that's up to him.
He's also appointed by the Governor.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

8Private-Prison


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPEedit of #95-100
GRAPHIC=NONE


A change of heart in Wythe County.
The of Supervisors has voted against a private prison in the County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville/Yesterday;


The six to one decision was passed after Corrections Corporation of America announced plans to build a minuim security prison in the county.
Prison opponents had criticized the board for not holding a public referendum before voting last January to welcome the prison.
In last week's election, two prison supporters on the board were ousted, and yesterday two others reversed themselves.
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./File Tape;


C-C-A wanted to build the one-thousand bed prison on farmland in the County.
It's one of three finalists for a state contract to build and operate a facility somewhere in the state.
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8County-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=copy
GRAPHIC=roanoke county seal


The Roanoke County School Board gives the nod to a new Cave Spring High School.
The board last night approved a consultant's plan to build the 33-million dollar school on Merriman Road.
Final approval rests in the hands of the county board of supervisors.
Both boards will soon get together to discuss whether or not seek funding through a bond referendum.
If all goes as planned, the school will open by 19-99.

8VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=Edit
GRAPHIC=VMI


Early next year the Supreme Court starts deciding whether Virginia Military Institute should remian all male.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File;


In a brief issued yesterday, the U-S Justice Department urged the Supreme Court to strike down V-m-i's all male policy.
The department said that supporters of the state school's policy have failed to justify why it should continue to exclude women.
Arguments in the case are scheduled for January 17th.
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8Va-Lottery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=edit of 94-42
GRAPHIC=Lottery


Virginia's lotto jackpot keeps growing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Lottery officials say tomorrow's jackpot is expected to reach 20- Million dollars.
Sales are stronger than projected.
Virginia has not had a jackpot this size since last December, when it reached 22-point-five million dollars.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
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Turning now to the weather,
You'll get a sunny start to the weekend.
Highs today will be in the mid 40s.
Tonight is going to be cloudy and cold - temperatures will be in the 30s. For tomorrow - cloudy skies with highs near 50.