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7E-Shooters-44


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


A new business in Roanoke is under scrutiny.
The police are calling it prostitution , but the managment maintains its only modeling.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Management says that's the extent of business at Shooters-44.
A glimpse inside yesterday afternoon, revealed catalogues of lingerie and loosely-clothed women behind the counter.
Though one man was arrested for pandering Thursday night, he says news stories over the weekend have not hurt.
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((ACTUALLY, IT'S A LOT BETTER. FREE PUBLICITY. YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT.))
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OUT Q=can't beat that.
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VO-NAT


On a return trip to Shooters-44, a man blocked the main entrance, refusing to let us in again.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Company president Charles McNeff says it's strictly lingerie with live models, no drugs, no alcohol, no touching.

7E-Lake-Issues


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Smith Mt Lake


With all of its beauty, Smith Mountian Lake does have its share of problems.
some citizens say one of the biggest problems is that three counties share and make decisions on the lake.
They say it's time for Bedford, Pittsylvania, and Franklin County officials to work together.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Wayne Angell/Franklin Co. Chairman; :07
SUPER=01-Ron Willard/Developer; :44
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(( Smith Mountain lake is just 31 years old, but it's already experiencing some growing pains.
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((WAYNE ANGELL: WE'RE STILL IN THE WHAT IF STAGES, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE COUNTIES COLLABORATE FOR ITS FUTURE..))
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The committee wants to make sure the LAKE WATER stays clear.
They say keeping silt out of lake during construction is of paramount importance.
Utilities are another concern. The lake region has no central water supply.
A suggestion offered early and often was the creation of a "LAKE REGION" that would have uniform laws and codes.
Currently the lake falls under the jurisdiction of three different counties.
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((RON WILLARD/DEVELOPER:GET THE 3 COUNTY ....PARTNERSHIP.))
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((WAYNE ANGELL: A LONG, AND TEDIOUS... THAT WILL REQUIRE...3 COUNTIES.))
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The committees will finalize the proposal, and submit it to surrounding counties in a few months.
Andrew Freiden, News7, BCounty.))

7E-City-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


A cut in the Roanoke real estate tax rate could ending up hiking the tax for for cellular phone service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday, City Manager Bob Herbert presented a 161-million dollar spending plan.
The proposed budget maintains services, gives city employees a modest raise, and funds the local share of the school budget.
It would also reduce the real estate tax rate by a penny.
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IN Q=Some of us sitting here

((CARROLL SWAIN/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: SOME OF US SITTING HERE ACTUALLY WANT MORE. I FOR ONE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A TWO CENT REDUCTION.)) ((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THERE MAY BE SOME SENTIMENT AS A MATTER OF POLICY FOR THE COUNCIL TO MOVE FROM THE PROPERTY TAX TO MORE OF A CONSUMER TAX SITUATION IN ORDER TO PROVIDE HOMEOWNERS A BREAK, BUT AGAIN COUNCIL HAS NOT DECIDED THAT.))
SUPER=01-Carroll Swain/Roanoke City Council; :00
SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council; :07
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OUT Q=has not decided that.
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VO-NAT


Council could replace real estate tax revenue with a new tax on cellular phone service.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


The city will hold a public hearing on the budget May 5th.

7weather


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Time now to check the Tuesday outlook--
Mostly cloudy skies today, with highs in the mid to upper 50s.
More clouds tonight, along with the likelihood of showers after midnight.
Lows in the mid 40s.
Cloudy tomorrow, with periods of rain.
Highs in the mid 50s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 4/23/97

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SUPER=130-7/Amanda Meadows/Pembroke;



SUPER=130-3/Kendell Hill/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Zachary Jenkins/Rocky Mount;



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55E-Cross


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=none


A disagreement between Rocky Mount and Franklin County over water and sewer is not only hurting new business but may have cost the region its Economic Development Director.
Greg Cross... who spent just three- and a half months on the job has resigned.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Early yesterday, Cross agreed to speak with News-7 to talk about why he's leaving.
But after meeting with county officials he declined to comment to the media.
The head of the Economic Development Commission believes Cross was frustrated by the fact the Town and the County have been unable to resolve their differences.
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SOT 23:28:57
IN Q=We've just run

((WALTER HUGHES/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: WE'VE JUST RUN UP AGAINST A BRICK WALL RIGHT NOW. UNTIL THE TOWN AND THE COUNTY CAN GET TOGETHER AND WORK OUT SOME OF THEIR PROBLEMS... WE'RE GOING TO BE STUCK IN THE MUD FOR A WHILE. ))
SUPER=01-Walter Hughes/Economic Development Commission;
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OUT Q=for a while
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The County Board of Supervisors and Town Council will meet next week to talk about the problem.

55E-Gibson


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Richmond man has entered a no contest plea for first degree murder rather than face trial.
Eddie Gibson, was one of three men charged with killing Elmer Eugene Fisher last September in Pulaski County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./September 26


Police found Fisher's body on the banks of the New River.
Authorities say Gibson drove the victim and two other men to that spot and then killed Fisher.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Gibson had also been facing a robbery charge, but that was dismissed.
He'll be sentenced at a later date.

55E-Kroger-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=bomb threat


Two Tenesse brothers face attempted armed robbery charges in connection with a bomb threat a Roanoke Kroger store.
50- year- old Donnie Davis and his 54- year- old brother Leo were picked up Friday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday


On that same day the store manager at the Hollins Kroger reported a man came into his store, demanded money and said he had a homemade bomb.
The manager told the man to wait while he got some cash, he then snuck out of the store and called police.
The man drove off in a car that matched the one the Davis brothers were driving that night.
A state trooper in Smyth County spotted the car and apprehended the brothers.
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55weather


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Turning your attention now to the damp weather--
Mostly cloudy skies today, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.
Continued cloudy tonight, with showers likely after midnight.
Lows in the mid 40s.
Periods of rain tomorrow, with highs in the mid 50s.
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8P-Shooters-44


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=None


The owner of Shooters- 44 says he runs a legitimate lingerie business, NOT
a front for a prostitution ring. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


He says customers pay to see models wearing lingerie.
Police arrested one man working at the club last week, after he allegedly arranged a sex for money deal for two undercover detectives.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


But Shooters 44 president Charles McNeff says nothing illegal is going on at his club-- no drugs, no alcohol, and no touching the models.
It started out as an escort business, he says, but he's had to shut down that part.
McNeff says the live lingerie modeling will continue.

8P-City-Budget


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


The good news is Roanoke city residents may get to pay lower real estate taxes.
The NOT- so- good news is that they may have to shell out more money in other areas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City manager Bob Herbert yesterday presented a 161- million dollar spending plan to council.
That represents a five and half percent increase over the current budget.
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IN Q=Mayor, council I think

((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: MAYOR, COUNCIL I THINK THIS IS A GOOD BUDGET FOR THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE. IT ALLOWS US TO MAINTAIN SERVICES. IT MAKES IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND IT MOVES US FORWARD IN A PROGRESSIVE MANNER.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


The budget calls for a one- cent reduction in the real estate tax rate, but it also includes a monthly increase of 46 cents in the E-9-1-1 surcharge on phone bills, and the possibility of a new tax on cellular phone service.

8P-Cuba-Doctor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=None


Eleven years ago, Russia's Chernobyl disaster caused thousands of young victims to suffer radiation- related illnesses.
Even now, medical help is still needed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00


Victims are getting it, thanks to a Lynchburg- based organization called Life Outreach.
SUPER=04-Home Video; :05


Earlier this month, Life Outreach organized a first-of-its-kind shipment of medical supplies to Cuba, where many Russian children have been sent for treatment.
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IN Q=These children

((GEORGE JONES/LIFE OUTREACH INC.: THESE CHILDREN ARE GETTING MEDICAL TREATMENT THAT THEY COULD NOT OTHERWISE GET IN UKRAINE, BELORUSSIA OR RUSSIA PROPER, BUT STILL THEY DON'T HAVE SIMPLE THINGS LIKE ASPIRIN, TYLENOL, IBUPROFEN, UPPER RESPIRATORY ANTIBIOTICS AND EVEN ANTACIDS.))
SUPER=01-George Jones/Life Outreach, Inc.; :00
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OUT Q=and even antacids.
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VO-NAT


Jones and his group are still looking for donations of medicine and equipment for their next trip to Cuba in June.
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8Internet-Goodlatte


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Internet


Congressman Bob Goodlatte hopes to use federal legislation to clean up the Internet.
Goodlatte's goal is to make cyberspace safe for kids and commerce. The Republican serves on the House panel that handles computer issues.
He played the pivotal role in creating the controversial "decency" standard for Internet material.
The U-S Supreme Court will rule on the standard later this year.

8E-Marilyn-Manson


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=NONE


The show WILL go on for shock rock band Marilyn Manson--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Richmond city officials met with attorneys yesterday and decided to let the band play at the city-owned Coliseum.
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SOT 04:46:52
IN Q=We've come

((WE'VE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WE CAN'T STOP THE CONCERT CONSTITUTIONALLY. SO WE'LL ALLOW THE MARILYN MANSON CONCERT TO BE ON SCHEDULE MAY 10TH, BUT WE'LL ALSO WATCH THE CONCERT. AND IF THERE ARE ANY LAWS, ANY ORDINANCES BROKEN, THEN THEY WILL BE CHARGED.))
SUPER=01-Larry Chavis/Richmond Mayor;
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OUT Q=they will be charged
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Marilyn Manson is a self-avowed Satan worshiper, whose band is known for vulgar lyrics and a sensational act.
Richmond city council last week cancelled the concert -- then was told it was violating the first amendment.
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8weather


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Let's take a look at the wet forecast--
Mostly cloudy today, with more rain on the way late tonight.
Expect highs in the mid to upper 50s.
Lows tonight will be in the mid 40s.
Clouds tomorrow, with continued showers.
Highs in the mid 50s.
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