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7Bottoms

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A lesbian mother trying to gain custody of her son has given up her fight.
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Sharon Bottoms yesterday ended her three- year court battle for custody of Tyler.
Sharon's mother, Kay Bottoms, has won five out of six court appearances -- convincing judges her daughter's sexual orientation makes her an unfit parent.
Sharon Bottoms made NO public statement about her decision.
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((DONALD BUTLER/SHARON BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: SHE'S NOT INTENDING TO SEND ANY MESSAGE TO ANYBODY. THIS AFFECTS HER PERSONALLY. SHE DOES NOT EXPECT TO REGAIN CUSTODY, AND SHE DOESN'T WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS ORDEAL AGAIN.))
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Bottoms is now pushing for better visitation rights.
That includes seeing her son in the presence of her lesbian partner, April Wade.
Wade has been banned from the limited visits she has had with Tyler over three years.
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((RICHARD RYDER/KAY BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: OH THERE'S NEVER BEEN ANY PROBLEM WITH IT, AS LONG AS APRIL'S NOT THERE. THERE HAS BEEN A PROBLEM WITH HER TAKING THE CHILD FROM PILLAR TO POST AND GOING WITH OTHER LESBIANS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. YEAH THAT'S BEEN A PROBLEM.))
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The same judge who originally took Sharon Bottoms' son away from her will rule on visitation next week.

7Pursuit


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One person is hospitalized and another is in jail following a 4-county chase last night.
18-year-old David Lucas of Check is in jail after being chased 60 miles by police.
Police say a trooper began pursuing David Lucas at the Pulaski/Wythe County line around 6.
They say Lucas exceeded speeds of 120-miles an hour.
The chase ended when Lucas smashed into a trooper's car near the Washington County/Smyth County line.
He then hit a tractor trailor in the northbound lane.
Tammy Lilly was a passenger in the car.
She was flown to Smyth County Hospital, where her condition has not been released.
Lucas is being held in the Washington County Jail on numerous charges.

7Motley


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A federal judge says Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller and an assistant did NOT violate a former Danville school teacher's fifth amendment rights.
The judge has dismissed the multi-million dollar case against the men as well as the Danville Register and Bee newspaper.
Teresa Hamilton reports-- as part of the decision the Reverend Thomas Motley's attorney was also ordered to pay the newspaper's court costs.
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(( The drawn out legal battle waged by Motley against two of the city's prosecutors began more than two years ago.
In February of 94, Motley was CONVICTED of slapping a student with a yardstick.
He later appealed the case to Circuit Court where he was acquitted. take su
Not long after, Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller and his assistant James Martin bought an ad in the Danville Register and Bee.
The ad outlined Motley's prior criminal record which was not admissible during the trial. end su
Fuller says he bought the ad to address erroneous information that had appeared in the newspaper-- while it was still in Juvenile Court.
Reverend Motley was eventually fired from his job as a Danville school teacher.
No long after Motley filed a million dollar lawsuit in Circuit Court-- which was thrown out in June.
In dismissing the federal suit-- Judge Jackson Kiser wrote that the prosecutors' actions may have been questionable but they were acting in their official capacities.
Motley reportedly says he plans to appeal. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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Motley sued the Danville Bee for publishing the ad.
Judge Kiser ruled that his attorney must pay the newspaper's court costs because quote, "no reasonable attorney would have thought that bringing such a claim...was justified".

7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast - your weekend is going to get off to a nice start.
Today will be sunny with highs in the mid 80s.
Tonight, expect parlty cloudy skies with lows in the mid to upper 60s.
7BIRTHDAYS! 8/18/96

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55Boty-Industry


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Another big industrial announcement for the tiny town of Buchanan in Botetourt County.
In April, a company named Meadville Forging said it would build a new factory there.
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INTERIORS
This time around the county's largest employer, (GRUN-dike) Groendyk Manufacturing, says it will spend nearly four-million dollars to modernize its plant.
10 months ago the silicone foam company was talking about leaving.
But the county and the state convinced the company it had enough space and available workers to grow.
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((MARK KILDUFF/VA ECON. DEV. PARTNERSHIP: FOR THOSE OF US IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THERE IS, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO HIGHER HONOR, THAN TO HAVE AN EXISTING INDUSTRY EXPAND. THAT'S A SIGN OF A SATISFIED CUSTOMER.))
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INTERIORS
(Grun-dike) Groendyk expects to complete the expansion by the middle of next year.
It will add 25 jobs to the company's 150 member workforce.
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55Rubatex


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Groendyk (GRUN-dike) is owned by R-B-X Holdings, which also owns the Rubatex plant in Bedford.
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R-B-X will spend more than two million dollars in the coming months to modernize the foam rubber plant.
It announced the renovation plans earlier this year, but it said that first workers had to improve their productivity.
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((JERRY KERSKY/RBX HOLDINGS: IT'S A VERY PROUD TIME FOR THE CITY OF BEDFORD, ACTUALLY THE WHOLE COMMUNITY, THE RUBATEX ORGANIZATION, AND IT'S EMPLOYEES.))
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Rubatex has about one thousand hourly and salaried employees at its Bedford plant.
The company nearly cut three hundred jobs this summer in a contract dispute with the workers' union.
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55Leslie-Byrne


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President Clinton has nominated former Virginia congresswoman Leslie Byrne as director of the Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Consumer Affairs.
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The 49-year-old was elected in 1992 in northern Virginia and served one term.
She currently is a lecturer and political consultant.
Earlier this year she lost to Mark Warner in the campaign for the Democratic nomination for U-S Senate.
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As consumer affairs director, Byrne will report to President Clinton, advising the White House and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala on consumer-related policy and programs.

55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast - your weekend is going to get off to a nice start.
Today will be sunny with highs in the mid 80s.
Tonight, expect parlty cloudy skies with lows in the mid to upper 60s.

8Sharon-Bottoms


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Sharon Bottoms has been fighting her mother and the Virginia's courts for custody of her son...
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But yesterday, Bottoms ended her court battle to keep her son Tyler.
Sharon's mother Kay Bottoms has won five out of six court appearances -- convincing judges her daughter's sexual orientation makes her an unfit parent.
Sharon Bottoms made NO public statement about her decision.
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((DONALD BUTLER/SHARON BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: SHE'S NOT INTENDING TO SEND ANY MESSAGE TO ANYBODY. THIS AFFECTS HER PERSONALLY. SHE DOES NOT EXPECT TO REGAIN CUSTODY, AND SHE DOESN'T WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS ORDEAL AGAIN.))
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Bottoms is now pushing for better visitation rights.
That includes seeing her son in the presence of her lesbian partner, April Wade.
Wade has been banned from the limited visits she has had with Tyler over three years.
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((RICHARD RYDER/KAY BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: OH THERE'S NEVER BEEN ANY PROBLEM WITH IT, AS LONG AS APRIL'S NOT THERE. THERE HAS BEEN A PROBLEM WITH HER TAKING THE CHILD FROM PILLAR TO POST AND GOING WITH OTHER LESBIANS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. YEAH THAT'S BEEN A PROBLEM.))
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The same judge who originally took Sharon Bottoms' son away from her will rule on visitation next week.

8Credit-Card


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A scare in Roanoke County for credit card users.
Yesterday afternoon two women discovered dozens of receipts along Brambleton Avenue.
Jay Moore reports.
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(( It was supposed to be just another walk to Revco.
But Sandy Gleichauf (Gli-Cough) and her neighbor Jenny Clingempeel
(Cling-n-peel) picked up more than just odds and ends...they picked up credit

card receipts. ((SANDY GLEICHAUF/FOUND CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS: I DECIDED TO PICK EM UP AND RIP THEM UP IN CASE THEY FELL OUT OF SOMEBODY'S POCKETBOOK OR SOMETHING. )) ((JENNY CLINGEMPEEL/FOUND CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS: SHE STARTED PICKING THEM UP AND SAID WHAT'S THIS. I SAID I DON'T KNOW. SHE SAID MAYBE WE SHOULD PICK THEM UP BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOMEONE'S CREDIT CARD NUMBER ON EM. )) ((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE TWO GATHERED MORE THAN FIFTY CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE WERE STILL SEVERAL SCATTERED ALONG THE HIGHWAY.))
Not only did the receipts have numbers and signatures, some of the cards had not expired.
All of them came from across the street at Leed's Music Store.
It closed several months ago.
Attempts to contact representatives from the company were unsuccessful. ((ANSWERING MACHINE: LEED'S INCORPORATED HAS FILED A CHAPTER SEVEN BANKRUPTCY PETITION, THE BANKRUPTCY COURT WESTERN DISTRICT VIRGINIA, ROANOKE, VIRGINIA. ))
A bank spokesperson said merchants are required to keep receipts for five years.
Most of these receipts were dated back to '94.
The same time Gleichauf bought a guitar from the music store. ((SANDY GLEICHAUF/FOUND CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS: I DON'T LIKE THE FEELING OF DOING BUSINESS WITH MUSIC STORES OR ANYWHERE ELSE AND FEELING THAT MY COPIES FLOATING ALL OVER BRAMBLETON AVENUE.))
For the time being, Gleichauf will hang onto the receipts until she hears from police.
As for the others..she says she hopes those don't fall into the wrong hands.
In Roanoke County, Jay Moore, News 7.))

8Virginia-Colleges


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Eight Virginia colleges have made the top 100 list of Money Magazine as the best college buys in the country. The highest-ranked STATE school was James Madison University in Harrisonburg, at 18th.
Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg was 22nd.
Also on the list were Washington and Lee University in Lexington at 28th, Sweet Briar College at 39th, the University of Virginia at 45th, the College of William and Mary at 63rd, Emory and Henry College at 69th, and Virginia Military Institute at 86th.

8Weather


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Turning now to the forecast - your weekend is going to get off to a nice start.
Today will be sunny with highs in the mid 80s. Tonight, expect parlty cloudy skies with lows in the mid to upper 60s.