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7Spill


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An oil spill appears to be contained in Martinsville.
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A Rocky Mount Company was called in to recover fuel oil from a creek.
The oil apparently came from an an underground drainage pipe.
Workers finished the clean up early this morning.
Officials say they do not yet how much fuel leaked, but they say there is no threat to Martinsville residents.
The Department of Environmental quality is expected at the scene today to check for further runoff.
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7GIL-DAVIS


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TAPE# 96-91
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With the November elections over, a new round of campaigning has begun.
One candidate for the state's attorney General job has launched a campaign tour through southwest Virginia.
You may not recognize his name, but Gil Davis IS well known at the White House.
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Davis is one of the attorneys representing Paula Jones.
Jones alleges President Clinton sexually harassed her while he was Governor of Arkansas.
The President denies the allegations.
The case goes before The Supreme Court in January.
Davis hopes the justices will rule that the President must face these charges while in office.
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SOT 48:23:03
IN Q=IT WILL SAY

((GIL DAVIS/R-ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: IT WILL SAY SOMETHING ABOUT US AS A PEOPLE. IS ANYONE ABOVE THE LAW OR ARE WE ALL EQUALLY LEGAL IN THE COURT SYSTEM, NO MATTER WHO WE ARE, NO MATTER WHAT OUR WEALTH, PRIVILEGE, POWER OR INFLUENCE.))
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Davis is seeking the Republican nomination.
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7NS-Preview


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The Railroad wars will hit a new high today, as Norfolk Southern is in federal court, mounting a legal challenge to C-S-X's bid for Conrail.
Len Bestoff sums up the situation.
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(( Okay, here's the deal.
Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are two railroads based in Virginia, both with strong networks in the southeast and midwest.
They covet Conrail, because of the lucrative northeastern routes it has all to itself.
C-S-X and Conrail have agreed to merge for an estimated 93- dollars- a- share.
N-S is bidding 110- dollars a share, 17- dollars- more...seems like a no- brainer, but...
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/STOCKBROKER-A.G. EDWARDS: IN THIS SITUATION, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS DETERMINED THE BEST OFFER IS FROM C-S-X EVEN THOUGH IT'S A LOWER PRICE PER SHARE. SO YOU MAY HAVE A BATTLE HERE BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE SHAREHOLDERS.))
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Conrail's board says it's sticking with C-S-X because of the deal's strategic benefits.
Some believe Conrail execs are doing this because they'll have a job with the new company.
You'd think shareholders have the final say, but corporate laws in Pennsylvania allow for exceptions...and C-S-X and Conrail have written other provisions that make their deal, in the words of one C-S-X higher up, "bulletproof".
For that reason, Norfolk Southern is mounting its legal challenge to the deal.
It all begins next week in a federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))

7Union


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TAPE# 96-100
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Be sure to watch News 7's coverage, starting later today--Len Besthoff will report from Philadelphia.
--Organized labor groups also play a role in the takeover bids.
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One local president from Norfolk Southern says at least when it comes to the union culture at N-S and Conrail, they do not appear to match.
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((CLIFF GRIMSLEY/IBEW LOCAL 813 PRESIDENT: CONRAIL AND C-S-X CORPORATION DO A LOT OF SUBCONTRACTING OF MAINTENANCE. SO FROM JUST PROTECTING THE EMPLOYEES, UNION EMPLOYEES OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY, AND POINTS EAST AND WEST ON THE NORFOLK SOUTHERN SYSTEM, IT WOULD BE IN OUR BEST INTERESTS TO GO WITH A STRONG UNION AFFILIATION.))
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N-S is one of the largest employers in our area, with more than 35- hundred workers.

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the Monday forecast...
Expect light rain throughout the day, with highs in the low 50s.
Tonight rain and drizzle will continue, with lows around 40. 7BIRTHDAYS!11/19/96

SUPER=130-94/Elizabeth Pyron/Danville;



SUPER=130-/Nancy Rose/Wirtz;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-13th/Wayne & Debbie Hughes/Catawba;



SUPER=130-4/Ryne Scott/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-8/Danielle Morris/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-14/Julia Smith/Ridgeway;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-48th/Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Phillips/Salem;



SUPER=130-39/Barbara Worrell/Rocky Mount;



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55M'ville-Spill


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Emergency crews were called to Martinsville last night to contain a fuel oil spill.
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Yesterday afternoon a passerby reported seeing a redish colored material coming from a creek near the intersection of Broad and Aaron Streets.
The fuel apparently spilled from a drainage pipe.
Workers contained the spill early this morning.
Officials say they do not yet how much fuel leaked.
The Department of Environmental quality is expected at the scene today to check for further runoff.
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55Senate-Power


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TAPE# 96-98
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The balance in the Virginia Senate could be upset.
It all depends upon who is elected to fill the seat of Congressman- elect Virgil Goode.
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If Rocky Mount Republican Allen Dudley wins the bid, the senate's balance of power shifts for the first time in history.
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY/R-CHESAPEAKE: THE FACT THAT THE SENATE WOULD PERHAPS GO REPUBLICAN AND THE REPUBLICANS WOULD GAIN A MAJORITY WOULD HAVE TREMENDOUS SIGNIFICANCE, NOT JUST FOR FLOOR VOTES BUT ALSO FOR THE FUTURE OF THE SENATE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Mark Earley/(R) Chesapeake;
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The best Senate Democrats are allowing themselves to hope for is that Democrat Roscoe Reynolds wins, and is at least slightly less conservative than Democrat Virgil Goode.
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((I DON'T WANT TO PRESUME THAT MR. REYNOLDS WILL REPRESENT HIS CONSTITUENTS ANY DIFFERENTLY THAN MR. GOODE DID. SO THERE'S LIKELY TO BE SOME DIVERSIONS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY BY MR. REYNOLDS. WE'RE HOPING THAT WHEN HE GETS HERE AND UNDERSTANDS HOW WISE AND PERCEIVING WE ARE, WE CAN CONVINCE HIM TO VOTE WITH US.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax;
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The historic power-sharing agreement Goode helped craft in the evenly split senate of 19-96 will likely remain in effect until 19-99.
It would take a two-thirds vote to overturn it.
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the Monday forecast...
Expect light rain and drizzle throughout the day. Afternoon highs will be in the low 50s. Tonight, the rain and drizzle will continue, with lows around 40.
Tomorrow will be a bit drier with partly sunny skies. Temperatures will be in the 50s. Over night lows will be in the low 40s.
Scattered showers are in the forecast for Wednesday and by Friday, temperatures will drop a little with some light snow. cutopen
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8Spill


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Emergency workers have dammed a Martinsville creek that was contaminated by a red liquid.
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A Rocky Mount Company called L-C-M was called in to recover the fuel oil from the creek.
Workers finished the clean up early this morning.
Officials were notified of the leak yesterday after a passerby reported seeing reddish colored material in a creek near the intersection of Broad and Aaron Streets.
Officials say they do not yet how much fuel leaked.
A Martinsville Fire fighter said there is only a slight oily sheen on the water this morning.
The Department of Environmental quality will check for further runoff today.
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8GIL-DAVIS


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Gil Davis is seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia's Attorney General office.
Davis's name is best known in the White House.
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Davis is one of Paula Jones' attorneys.
Jones alleges President Clinton sexually harassed her while he was Governor of Arkansas.
The President denies ever having an encounter with Jones.
The case goes before The Supreme Court in January.
Davis hopes the justices will rule that the President must face these charges while in office.
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((GIL DAVIS/R-ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: IT WILL SAY SOMETHING ABOUT US AS A PEOPLE. IS ANYONE ABOVE THE LAW OR ARE WE ALL EQUALLY LEGAL IN THE COURT SYSTEM, NO MATTER WHO WE ARE, NO MATTER WHAT OUR WEALTH, PRIVILEGE, POWER OR INFLUENCE.))
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Davis hopes his tour of southwest Virginia will help him win the Republican nomination.
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8Civic-Center


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The Roanoke Civic Center is celebrating it's 25th anniversary. Some Roanokers still remember life before the Civic Center was built, when a neighborhood thrived in that area.
Denise Allen has more.
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((CHARLES MEADOWS/FORMER NORTHEAST RESIDENT: IT WAS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE.))
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((YOU COULD GO ON THE BALCONY AND GO ALL THE WAY AROUND AND BE ON THE SECOND FLOOR AND GO TO THE OFFICE AND CLASSROOMS. ALL THIS WAS DONE IN BIRCH.))
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The Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church used to stand on what is now the civic center parking lot.
Church members weren't forced to sell, but the redevelopment left them with no parking or direct access to the church.
The Housing and Redevelopment Authority bought up most of the property in this northeast neighborhood.
Meadows says the prices were less than fair.
But the financial loss wasn't what hurt Meadows the most.
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((THERE WAS A TIME DOWN THERE THE CRY OF THE WHIPPOORWILL AND EVERYBODY WAS TOGETHER AT NO TIME AT ALL. YOU LOST THEW BROTHERHOOD, THE FELLOWSHIP AND SO FORTH.))
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But that was 25 years ago and times have changed.
Civic Center officials say this silver anniversary celebration is a thank you to the community for their patronage.
They say the area has turned into an entertainment center.
And now it's successful because of regular events such as pro-hockey games.
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((BOB CHAPMAN/CIVIC CENTER MANAGER: THE COLISEUM AS AN EXAMPLE, YOU COULD PROBABLY COME IN THE WEEK BEFORE AND RENT IT FOR THE NEXT WEEK. BUT YOU CAN'T DO THAT ANYMORE. AND THE EXHIBIT HALL, WE HAVE VERY FEW OPEN DATES IN THE EXHIBIT HALL.))
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The groundbreaking for this facility ended the life of a community.
But Meadows says he's always supported the Civic Center and after a quarter century he's come to terms with the changes.
Denise Allen News 7. ))

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Turning now to the Monday forecast...
Expect light rain and drizzle throughout the day. Afternoon highs will be in the low 50s. Tonight, the rain and drizzle will continue, with lows around 40.
Tomorrow will be a bit drier with partly sunny skies. Temperatures will be in the 50s. Over night lows will be in the low 40s. temperatures will drop a little with some light snow. Scattered showers are in the forecast for Wednesday and by Friday,