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7SWATCH


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7C'burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a head on collision last night in Christiansburg that claimed one life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Police say Timothy Chaffin was driving in the wrong lane on Route 1-14 without his headlights on when the accident happened.
His vehicle collided with another vehicle killing the driver, 27- year- old Steven Burton was killed.
Chaffin was treated and released from the hospital.
Police have charged him with D-U-I and more charges are pending.
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7P-Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=green


Franklin County authorities have taken away some 100 animals from a breeder who faces charges of animal cruelty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Yesterday, a General District Court judge took more dozens of dogs and cats away from Valery Green and awarded them to the Humane Society.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Witnesses testified that the animals were not properly cared for and that the yard was covered with animal waste.
Green says she'll appeal the decision.
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SUPER=07-Valery Green;
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The Humane Society can not put any of the animals up for adoption until the appeal is heard.
Green is expected to appear in CIRCUIT court in two weeks... where she'll face criminal animal cruelty charges.
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7P-Parents-Rights


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-43
SS=Virginia Seal


A battle is brewing at the state Capitol over over a proposed change to Virginia's Constitution.
It guarantees parents the right to direct the upbringing of their children.
But opponents are concerned the wording would open up schools and child protective services to legal challenges by angry parents.
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SOT 56:18
IN Q=It is

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT IS NOT MY INTENT TO, NOR ANYBODY WHO'S PROPOSING THIS TO HAVE ANY SORT OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY INCLUDING ABUSE OF CHILDREN TO BE SOMEHOW SANCTIONED BY THIS.))
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OUT Q=by this.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says he thinks most senators oppose the measure.
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SOT 01:04:04
IN Q=That doesn't

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT WON'T PASS THOUGH. BECAUSE I THINK EVERYONE IS AFRAID THAT THERE WILL BE SOME TELEVISION AD IN SOME CAMPAIGN THAT SAYS, YOU KNOW, "JOHN DOE VOTED AGAINST PARENTS' RIGHTS TO BE INVOLVED IN THEIR CHILDREN'S UPBRINGING." YOU CAN DEMAGOGUE IT AND SOUND BITE REAL EASILY. BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO LOOK DEEPER AND SAY WHAT'S THE WISE LAW HERE?))
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7Danville-Guard


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of 97-1, 1/21)
GRAPHIC=bosnia


A Virginia National Guard Unit is headed to Bosnia to assist peacekeeping operations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Tuesday;


Guard officials say a detachment of 46 people from Danville will head to Bosnia next month.
The unit is Detachment one, First Battalion, 246th Field Artillery.
In 1940, during World War two, this same unit was the first in Virginia to get mobilized -- even before the U-S entered the war.
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7E-Aware


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence


A new program in central Virginia will help protect victims of domestic abuse.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Yesterday, officials from Lynchburg and Campbell County announced the AWARE program.
Security systems and emergency pendants will allow battered and abused women to send silent alarms if they're threatened in their homes.
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SS=HOLD


A-D-T Security Systems is providing the service free of charge.
The Y-W-C-A Domestic Violence Prevention Center will select women to participate in the AWARE program.

7weather


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As we head into the weekend, here's what you can expect from the weather.
Cloudy skies with some rain developing today.
That rain could be mixed with sleet at times.
Look for highs near 40.
Tonight, the rain continues, with temperatures holding to around the 40- degree mark.
SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
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7BIRTHDAYS! 1/26/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-73/Idella Lynch/Cascade;



SUPER=130-47/James Lynch/Cascade;



SUPER=130-66/Don Weeks/Willis;



SUPER=130-2/Amber Smith/Blue Ridge;


Monday:

SUPER=130-34/Regina Wooden/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Claire Riddle/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-1/Lacy Guilliams/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-19/Latasha Suggs/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Todd Harris/Boones Mill;



(Anniversary)



SUPER=130-46th/Tom & Jean Shields/Pittsville;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Louis Compton/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-20/Chris Patrick/Shawsville;



SUPER=130-41/Carolyn Hancock/Roanoke;


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55SWATCH


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TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school information


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55C'burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


Drunken driving may have triggered an accident last night in Christiansburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Police say Timothy Chaffin was driving in the wrong lane on Route 1-14 without his headlights on when the accident happened.
His vehicle collided with another vehicle killing the driver, 27- year- old Steven Burton.
Chaffin was treated and released from the hospital.
Police have charged him with D-U-I and more charges are pending.
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55p-Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=green


The woman accused of neglecting dozens of animals in Franklin County has lost possession of the animals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Yesterday, a General District Court judge took more than a hundred animals away from Valery Green... and awarded them to the Humane Society.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Witnesses testified that the animals were not kept after and that there was feces strewn across her home and yard.
Green says she'll appeal the decision.
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OUT Q=a lot of money
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VO-NAT


The Humane Society can not put any of the animals up for adoption until the appeal is heard.
Green is expected to appear in CIRCUIT court in two weeks... where she'll face criminal animal cruelty charges.
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55Davis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of
GRAPHIC=davis, gil


The Lawyer representing Paula Jones in the sexual harassment suit against President Clinton is speaking out about a questionable video tape.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The videotape shows Gil Davis and another female client talking about Playboy magazine.
Davis is also seeking the G-O-P nomination for attorney general.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Week;


He says he doesn't owe anyone an apology and adds the videotape shows voters they're not getting a stuffed shirt.
A Davis campaign aide and a political consultant have resigned from his campaign since the tape was released.
Davis has asked a judge to release him from representing the woman who made the tape public.
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55weather


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As we head into the weekend, here's what you can expect from the weather.
Cloudy skies with some rain developing today.
That rain could be mixed with sleet at times.
Look for highs near 40.
Tonight, the rain continues, with temperatures holding to around the 40- degree mark.
SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Cloudy With Rain/Mixed With Sleet/38-40/Rain/Winds SE 10-15/38-40;
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8SWATCH


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TAPE#none
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8C'burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


One man is dead and another faces D-U-I charges following a head on collision last night in Christiansburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Police say Timothy Chaffin was driving in the wrong lane last night on Route 1-14 with his headlights off when the accident happened.
His vehicle collided with another one, killing the driver 27 year old Steven Burten.
Chaffin was treated and released from the hospital.
Police say other charges, in addition to the D-U-I charge are pending.
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8E-Parents-Rights


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Session 97


A constitutional change proposed by conservatives is about to flare into a political firestorm in Richmond.
It simply reads: the right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children shall be a fundamental right.
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IN Q=A lot

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: A LOT OF PEOPLE TALK ABOUT A VILLAGE RAISING THE CHILDREN. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT PRIMARILY. IT'S ONE OF THEIR MOST IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITIES TO RAISE CHILDREN. AND I THINK WE IN GOVERNMENT OUGHT TO RECOGNIZE THAT. AND I THINK THAT WE IN GOVERNMENT OUGHT TO RECOGNIZE THAT. NOW IF A PARENT IS ABUSING A CHILD, NEGLECTING A CHILD, DOING SOMETHING HARMFUL TO A CHILD, OBVIOUSLY AS A SOCIETY WE'LL WANT TO PROTECT THAT CHILD.))
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VO-NAT
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Opponents say the wording is simply too vague.
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SOT 01:03:20
IN Q=We will

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WE WILL OPEN THE DOOR FOR PARENT LAWSUITS AGAINST IMMUNIZATION LAWS, AGAINST SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, AGAINST THE NEW STANDARDS OF LEARNING, EVEN MOST IMPORTANTLY AGAINST CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES. ALL THOSE TIMES WE'VE HAD TO GO IN AND TAKE A CHILD THAT'S BEING BEAT UP, THAT'S BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED AND YANK 'EM OUT OF THAT ABUSIVE HOUSEHOLD.))
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RUNS=:21
OUT Q=abusive household.
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VO-NAT


A tense procedural fight broke out in the Senate yesterday over when the parents rights bill will be considered.
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8E-Stallins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Penny Stallins


Former Salem high school gym teacher and golf pro Penny Stallins has been sentenced to serve six months in jail for a drug conviction.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fincastle;


At her sentenching hearing yesterday it was revealed that Stallins had been using cocaine and helping others get it for ten years.
That means she was using the drug long before she quit teaching in Salem.
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SS=hold


Judge George Honts also ordered her to pay a five-thousand dollar fine, and the County also confiscated her car.

8S-Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


After fighting their way into a deadlock, there's at least a hint that three eastern railroads involved in a bidding war may settle their differences.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/File Tape;


Conrail and C-S-X have responded to an invitation from Norfolk Southern to discuss their merger proposals.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


C-S-X Chairman John Snow and Conrail Chairman David Le-Van suggest meeting as soon as possible.
Last fall C-S-X and Conrail announced their merger plans.
That prompted a counteroffer from N-S.
N-S fears a Conrail- C-S-X combination will cut it out of the northeastern markets which Conrail dominates.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


As we head into the weekend, here's what you can expect from the weather.
Cloudy skies with some rain developing today.
That rain could be mixed with sleet at times.
Look for highs near 40.
Tonight, the rain continues, with temperatures holding to around the 40- degree mark.
SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Cloudy With Rain/Mixed With Sleet/38-40/Rain/Winds SE 10-15/38-40;
SUPER=#555; RESET

ESS C (EXTENDED)