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7Muldoon

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=Washington DC
SUPER=@melanie1;


Supporters of a ban on so-called partial birth abortions vow they'll wage another Congressional fight next year.
Yesterday, the Senate upheld President Clinton's veto of the ban on so-called partial birth abortions.
Senator John Warner voted to override the veto, but Senator Chuck Robb voted to sustain it.
GRAPHIC=Muldoon


Ninth district congressional candidate Patrick Muldoon reproached Congressman Rick Boucher for his vote in the house in support of late-term abortions.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Muldoon held a puppy named Babe to illustrate for reporters what he called a "barbaric" practice.
He said what Boucher is condoning for babies would never be tolerated for dogs.
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SOT 9:05;01
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((PATRICK MULDOON/R-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: THIS IS WHAT PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION IS. IT'S ABOUT KILLING CHILDREN ONLY INCHES AND MINUTES AWAY FROM A NORMAL LIFE. AND I ASK EVERYBODY WHERE IS THE OUTCRY? ))
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OUT Q=where is the outcry?
TALENT=Melanie
SS=Rick Boucher


Boucher says he opposed the ban because the bill does not allow the procedure even when the mother's life is at stake.
Muldoon says he would ALSO support late-term abortion ONLY when the mother's life is at stake.

7Detention-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Lynchburg, a multi-million dollar construction plan is underway to ease overcrowding at the city's Juvenile dention center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Central Virginia officials broke ground yesterday for the five milion dollar expansion.
It will add forty new beds and create space for programs designed to keep young offenders from coming back.
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SOT 8:52:48//8:47:29
IN Q=Once this project

((DEL. JOYCE CROUCH/R- LYNCHBURG: ONCE THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETE, NOT ONLY WILL THERE BE MORE BED SPACE, BUT THERE WILL BE ALSO ADEQUATE SPACE TO PROVIDE THE ALTERNATIVE AND PREVENTIVE PROGRAMS THAT WILL GREATY IMPROVE THE LEVEL OF SERVICES THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE REGION.)) ((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: WE DON'T WANT THIS FACILITY TO BE A REVOLVING DOOR FOR JUVENILES. IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITIES TO STRIVE TO PREVENT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE FROM EVER ENTERING THE JUVENILE SYSTEM.))
SUPER=01-Del. Joyce Crouch/(R) Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :18
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OUT Q=the juvenile system.
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VO-NAT


Lynchburg's detention home serves eight central Virginia localities.
Construction should be completed by mid-19-98.
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7Hooters


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-81
GRAPHIC=Hooters


One of the owners of the new Hooters restaurant is answering critics who question whether the restaurant chain should set up shop in the star city.
Jay Moore has the story. (/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=In the
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 QUICK!!!
SUPER=@File; :10
SUPER=01-Philip Cornett/Restaurant Co-Owner; :21
SUPER=10-Glenn Friedland/Restaurant Opponent/Friday; :35
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OUT Q=News 7

(( In the next several weeks, this...will turn into this...
The restaurant known for its waitresses in tight T-shirts and short shorts, is opening on Williamson Road.
Not everyone is happy about it, but co- owner Philip Cornett says that comes with the territory.
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SOT 14:23:26
IN Q=Whatever you do

((CORNETT: WHATEVER YOU DO SOMEBODY WILL OPPOSE IT AND THAT'S FINE WE RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE'S OPINION THEY SHOULD RESPECT OURS. ))
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OUT Q=respect ours.
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VO-NAT


After hearing the news last week, Glenn Friedland started a grassroots organization to oppose Hooters move to town.
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SOT 9:49:59
IN Q=I believe

((GLENN FRIEDLAND: I BELIEVE IN FREE ENTERPRISE BUT NOT AT THE SAKE OF BEING SEXIST.))
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OUT Q=being sexist.
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SOT 14:19:58
IN Q=Sex appeal is

((CORNETT: SEX APPEAL IS PART OF OUR CONCEPT WHICH IS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE. WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THAT. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=proud of that.


Cornett says too often the Hooters Girls get a bad wrap.
He describes them all american cheerleaders, the kind of girl you'd like to introduce to your mom.
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SOT 14:23:41
IN Q=For those who

((CORNETT: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN IN HOOTERS BEFORE THERE GENERALLY A MIS-CHARACTERIZATION WHAT THE CONCEPT IS. ONCE THEY COME BY AND TALK TO US OR SEE IT THEY CAN JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES. ))
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OUT Q=for themselves.


And he's hoping all the nay- sayers do just that when the restaurant opens in November.
Jay Moore, News 7, Roanoke.))

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Turning now to the weather,
It's a rainy start to the weekend-- it'll be cloudy today with highs in the upper 60s.
Expect cooler temperatures tonight 7BIRTHDAYS! 9/29/96

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55Virginia-Power


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=None


Hurricane Fran created the largest power outage in state history, but that's not stopping Virginia Power from making some major technilogical advances..
The utility yesterday unveiled 100 million dollars worth of upgrades yesterday, and they result in rate increases.
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SUPER=04-Virginia Power;


They include, 22- hundred more customer service phone lines in operation during major storms.
Repair workers in the field will start using computers in their trucks.
Computers will analyze where outages are and suggest solutions.
And workers will be able to read meters from moving cars, with handheld devices.
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55Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


After weeks of ads and counter- ads over John Warner's voting record,-- Mark Warner wants to take his evidence directly to the people.
Mark waner is now mailing bound copies of selected John Warner votes to all 328 public libraries in the state.
The head of the Virginia Public Library Directors Association says it's up to local librarians to decide if they'll display political material.
A spokesman for Senator John Warner calls it, quote, another desperate attempt" by Mark Warner, end quote.

55Mortgage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Housing


Buying home is often an unrealistic dream for those with bad credit.
But a local group is helping potential home owners fufill that dream.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the successful mortgage closing for Edna Nicely.
She's the first graduate of the Welcome Home program and now, a first- time home owner.
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SOT 16:12:14
IN Q=It feels great.

((EDNA NICELY/NEW HOME OWNER: IT FEELS GREAT. I WOULD ENCOURAGE ANY PERSON WHO WANTS TO BUY A HOME BUYERS CLUB AND GET ALL OF THE DETAILS-- HOW TO GO ABOUT GETTING A REALTOR, LOOKING FOR HOMES, SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT. )) ((ANDREA HAGER/HOUSING PROJECTS MANAGER: THIS IS LIKE A MOTIVATING FACTOR FOR THE OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THE CLUB. SOMEONE HAS FINALLY ACHIEVED THE GOAL AND JUST A SOURCE FOR CELEBRATION. ))
SUPER=01-Edna Nicely/New Home Owner;
SUPER=01-Andrea Hager/Housing Projects Manager; :15
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=source for celebration
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VO-NAT


The group has a goal to assist at least 200 people in some way next year.
And organizers hope 25 of them will actually own a home in 1997.
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Expect cooler temperatures tonight

8Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Helicopters and dogs were called to aid a police chase early this morning that ended with a police cruiser being totalled.
Police say Christopher Thomas Hutcherson was wanted on felony charges in Pittsylvania County.
When Radford City Police tried to serve the warrants, Hutcherson fled. Police gave chase-- and Hutcherson ran head on into a state police trooper.
The trooper was not seriously injured.
Helicopters and the canine unit were called to assist when Hutcherson crashed his car and fled on foot.
He is now being held on several charges in addition to his initial felony.

8Radford-Raid


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net (edit of 96-71)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A federal investigation into financial wrong doing is targeting Radford's 1996 "Businessman of the Year" AND his company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


Federal investigators showed up with a search warrant yesterday at American Research Corporation of Virginia.
They would not comment about what they were doing.
Owner Russell Churchill was not available for comment, and his wife Ann Churchill refused to answer any questions.
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SOT 20:12:21
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((CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT'S GOING ON IN THERE? ANSWER: IF I KNEW I COULD TELL YOU. I DON'T KNOW. AND IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, OKAY? ))
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VO-NAT


But some former employees tell News-7 the feds have been asking questions about altered time sheets.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, they said investigators also wanted to know about what the ex-employees call a common practice at ARCOVA of taking money from one project to pay for another, and to pay company overhead.
The ex-employees say ARCOVA has secured more than 100 contracts to engineer products such as software and robotics, mostly with government agencies, using taxpayer dollars.
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8Stallins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=NONE


Prosecutors are on top after the first round in the Penny Stallins drug case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape; 96-57 (cued)


Stallins is a 3-time winner of the Roanoke Valley Amateur Golf Tournament, and a former gym teacher in the Salem School System.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


In June she was busted with 2 onces of cocaine and charged with possession with the intent to distribute the drug.
Her attorneys tried to have some of the evidence suppressed... but the motions were denied.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Stallins faces similar drug charges in Salem.

8Helping-Hand


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=NONE


The firm called "A Helping Hand," is assisting people going through hard times. The Salem business provides neutral ground for families separated by divorce.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Scottie Laughon (LAWN) says she came up with the idea while she was working as a deputy clerk in juvenile court.
It's located on Colorado Street in Salem.
The business provides a place for parents without custody to visit with their children.
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SOT 03:51:40
IN Q=This is my dining room

((SCOTTIE LAUGHON: THIS IS MY DINING ROOM. I'VE SET THIS UP FOR FAMILIES WHOSE VISITATION IS REQUIRED TO BE SUPERVISED. YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR CHILD'S BIRTHDAY HERE OR YOUR OWN BIRTHDAY. I CAN ENVISION FAMILIES ENJOYING THEIR THANKSGIVING MEAL HERE, OR CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER.))
SUPER=01-Scottie Laughon/"A Helping Hand";
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=Christmas Eve dinner.
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VO-NAT


Laughon says "A Helping Hand" will offer a comfortable alternative to a shopping mall, restaurant or park.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The firm will also coordinate visitation exchanges, and transfers of personal property.

8Crest-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=fire


Fire gutted a home on the 44-hundred block of Cresthill Road this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


No one was injured in the blaze.
Fire officials said they saw flames coming from the patio when they arrived.
They described the blaze as unusual and hard to fight.
They're still investigating the cause.
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