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7girls-girls-girls


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=mornin'
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-37)
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Dancers at Girls, Girls, Girls are baring a little to much flesh.
Yesterday a Roanoke grand jury yesterday charged the night club with 15 counts of obscenity.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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IN Q=he says
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=@file; :05
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Atty.; :43
RUNS=1:08
OUT Q=news 7


(( He says the city has given them permission to dance nude as long as it is an artistic expression.
Apparently that's how they will fight the case.
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SOT 10:08:25
IN Q=roanoke says

((WELL BECAUSE ROANOKE SAID IT WAS LEGAL. WE HAVE THEIR PERMISSION TO GO NUDE, ARTISTICALLY. THEY HAVE THE STANDARDS, WE JUST FOLLOW THAT. IF THEY HAD A PROBLEM WITH THAT, THEY SHOULD HAVE TOLD US A LONG TIME AGO WHEN THEY TOLD US WE COULD DO IT. ok, so you got permission to dance artistically, it's not an entertainment thing. you express yourself artistically? I THINK ART IS A FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT, AS FAR AS JUST GOING IN AND STRIPPING, THERE'S A DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN A STRIP CLUB AND THIS PLACE. )) RUNS=:27
OUT Q=this place


The commonwealth's attorney's office says otherwise-- that the dancers are violating community standards.
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SOT 04:59:01
IN Q=We're talking

((DENNIS NAGEL/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: WE'RE TALKING COMPLETELY NUDE DANCING AND ALSO ACTIVITIES WHICH INDICATE THAT THEY'RE VIOLATING WHAT WE BELIEVE TO A COMMUNITY STANDARD OF ROANOKE.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of Roanoke.


A lawyer for the company says the "Company also wants to try to be a good valley citizen, they believe they're in compliance with all city ordinances and laws."
As of now only the corporate officers and owners of Girls Girls Girls have been charged.
Andrew Freiden News 7.))
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7P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-17
SS=rke seal


The controversial proposed pay raise for Roanoke City Council is now history.
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VO-NAT


Calling the controversy "a fiasco," council members have voted to scrap council raises and scale back increases for top administrators.
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IN Q=And I am ashamed

((W.H. HIGHFILL: AND I AM ASHAMED OF YOU AND I AM ASHAMED OF MY ALL-AMERICAN CITY.)) ((HELEN HALL: HOW CAN YOU SIT THERE AND SEE THE TEACHERS STRUGGLING TO GET A THREE AND THREE TENTHS PERCENT RAISE. MAYBE IF YOU ALLOTTED LESS TO YOURSELVES AND MORE TO THEM IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT.))
SUPER=07-W. H. Highfill; :00
SUPER=07-Helen Hall; :07
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OUT Q=would be different.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday's meeting brought another round of criticism from citizens who have protested the proposed raises.
Council members said they heard the message, and hoped their vote would put the issue behind them.
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IN Q=We made a mistake

((JACK PARROTT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE MADE A MISTAKE. I THINK WE'RE DOING OUR BEST TO CORRECT IT NOW. MY FEELING AND MY HOPE IS THAT THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE WILL TAKE IT IN THE SPIRIT IN WHICH WE ARE DOING THIS.))
SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/Roanoke City Council;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=we are doing this.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=ROANOKE SEAL


Council scaled back raises for City Manager Bob Herbert and other top administrators to three-point- three percent.
That corresponds to the average raise for other city employees.

7E-Audits


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


Some Roanoke City residents have apparently been getting a break when it came to paying their personal property taxes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


So yesterday, city auditor Bob Byrd handed down a list of recommendations to improve Roanoke's personal property estimate system.
He says by automating it, the process would be virtually error-free.
Commissioner of Revenue Marsha Compton Fielder has been criticized for under assessing some vehicles in recent years.
Fielder says she selected a gradual increase instead of a radical one for those vehicle owners.
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SOT 2:02:46
IN Q=Some people

((MARSHA COMPTON FIELDER/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: SOME PEOPLE MAY DISAGREE WITH THE JUDGEMENT CALL I MADE. BUT I FROZE THE VEHICLE VALUES THAT WERE BELOW THE VALUE FROM THE OLDER CAR GUIDE FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW. AND I'VE ATTEMPTED TO MOVE TOWARDS THE CAR ASSESSMENT VALUE THAT'S REQUIRED BY STATE CODE FOR ME TO USE. ))
SUPER=01-Marsha Compton Fielder/Commissioner of Revenue;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=me to use
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VO-NAT


Members of the audit subcommittee will discuss the situation again, during their October meeting.
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7weather


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NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Turning now to weather--
A flash flood watch remains in effect until 4 P-M for much of the area.
Periods of rain and drizzle expected today, with the chance of a thunderstorm.
Highs in the lower 60s.
Cloudy tonight, with light rain and drizzle.
Lows in the low to mid 50s.
Lingering clouds tomorrow, but drier.
Highs in the mid 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/4/97
Wednesday:

SUPER=130-9/Tracy Terry/Glenvar;



SUPER=130-/Travis Crews/Chatham;



SUPER=130-31/Jay Mackenhimer, Jr./Callaway;



SUPER=130-10/April Dalton/Danville;



SUPER=130-7/Ashley Bind/Blue Ridge;



SUPER=130-7/Trey Pendleton/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-5/Sally Edwards/Galax;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Shirley McDaniel/Altavista;

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55P-Hudson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=HUDSON


He said he thought he would serve at least one more term, but Roanoke City Sheriff Alvin Hudson will retire at the end of his current term.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


After a full 20 years of serving the community as sheriff, he ultimately decided the time had come to retire.
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IN Q=Last year was the first

((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF: LAST YEAR WAS THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS THAT I HAD MISSED ANY TIME FROM WORK FOR BEING SICK. I HAD A LITTLE HEALTH PROBLEM. MY WIFE HAD A LITTLE HEALTH PROBLEM. BOTH OF THEM ARE BHIND US NOW, I HOPE, BUT IT MAKES YOU TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF AND TRY TO DETERMINE IS THIS BEST FOR ME, MY FAMILY AND MAYBE FOR THE DEPARTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Sheriff;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=for the department.
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VO-NAT


Missing from the day's announcement was chief deputy George McMillan, the only Democrat to file for the nomination.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


McMillan suffered minor injuries over the weekend in a lawnmower accident. Hudson says he will give his full support to his chief deputy.
It's still unclear if there will be any Republican opposition.

55E-WEFC


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=none


A local cable station will soon be in the hands of a national owner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


W-E-F-C, Channel 38 is being sold to a nationwide communications firm.
Current owner Ken Wright says the F-C-C is forcing him to sell because he can NOT afford the costly mandatory upgrade to digital T-V.
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SOT 5:01:25
IN Q=we've been providing

((KEN WRIGHT/WEFC OWNER: WE'VE BEEN PROVIDING A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY. ACTUALLY IT WOULD COST US MORE TO UPGRADE THE STATION THAN IT COST US TO PUT IT ON THE AIR...WHEN WE BUILT IT IN 86. ))
SUPER=01-Ken Wright/WEFC Owner;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=in 86
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VO-NAT


The buyer is reportedly "Paxson Communications," a company that owns more than 100 independent stations.
Most of those air Infomercials.
But Wright says the owner of the Paxson Communications is a devout Christian with plans for a Global Christian network.
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SOT 5:01:49
IN Q=as far as

((KEN WRIGHT: AS FAR AS WE KNOW, THE STATION WOULD CONTINUE TO BE PRETTY MUCH AS IT IS. IT WILL STILL MAINTAIN MOST OF THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE CARRIED NOW.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=CARRIED NOW
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VO-NAT


Wright says he will continue to produce his daily show "Ken Wright and Friends."
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55weather


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Time to take a look at the Tuesday forecast--
Much of the viewing area is under a Flash Flood Watch until 4 o'clock.
Expect occasional rain and drizzle today, with highs in the lower 60s.
Cloudy tonight, with more light rain.
Lows in the lower 50s.
Cloudy again tomorrow, with highs in the mid 60s.
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8E-Campbell-Zoning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=NONE


Campbell county officials are trying to put a limit on residential development.
But last night, hundreds of citizens said they're opposed to planned changes to the county's zoning laws.
Steve Smallshaw has the story. (/////SOT/////)
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IN Q=The most controversial
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Larry Leonard/Supports Zoning Changes; :21
SUPER=01-Freda Yeatts/Realtor; :45
SUPER=01-Doty Fitzgerald/Opposes Zoning Changes; :58
SUPER=@ssm1; 1:05
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=News7, Rustburg.


(( The most controversial zoning change would mean anyone owning land zoned A-1 agricultural could only sell that land in parcels of five acres or MORE.
The idea is to limit the number of high- density mobile home parks and subdivisions that strain the county's resources.
Larry Leonard was one of just three people who spoke in favor.
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SOT 8:04:13
IN Q=Planned growth

((LARRY LEONARD/SUPPORTS ZONING CHANGES: PLANNED GROWTH SUCH AS YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE IS A GOOD FIRST START. THIS PROPOSAL HAS BEEN STUDIED BY NUMEROUS GROUPS AND IS NOT JUST A WHIM OF A FEW PEOPLE.))
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OUT Q=a few people.


But the overwhelming majority oppose the plan, claiming the county is forcing people to buy more land than they can afford or maintain.
They also feel their rights as landowners are being usurped by a power- hungry county government.
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SOT 8:00:56
IN Q=What you're proposing

((FREDA YEATTS/REALTOR: WHAT YOU'RE PROPOSING NOW IS GOING TO ABSOLUTELY RESTRICT A-1 PROPERTY TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU CAN SIT THERE AND PAY TAXES ON IT BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING WITH IT.))
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OUT Q=anything with it.
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SOT 7:45:20
IN Q=If you decide

((DOTY FITZGERALD: IF YOU DECIDE TO PASS IT WE CAN TAKE IT ABOVE AND BEYOND YOU TO COURT AND I PLAN ON DOING THAT BECAUSE IT IS NOT YOUR RIGHT TO DECIDE THAT.))
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OUT Q=to decide that.
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Standup 9:01:35
IN Q=The supervisors

((The supervisors and the planning commission will have a chance to fine tune these zoning changes during work sessions this summer. Without knowing what's going to happen, residents who spoke up say if their voices weren't heard at this public hearing, they'll make sure they're heard at the polls in November. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Rustburg.))
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8P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-17
SS=rke seal


Roanoke city council members hope they've put the issue of pay raises to rest-- at least for now.
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VO-NAT


Calling the controversy "a fiasco," they voted to scrap council raises and scale back increases for top administrators.
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SOT
IN Q=And I am ashamed

((W.H. HIGHFILL: AND I AM ASHAMED OF YOU AND I AM ASHAMED OF MY ALL-AMERICAN CITY.)) ((HELEN HALL: HOW CAN YOU SIT THERE AND SEE THE TEACHERS STRUGGLING TO GET A THREE AND THREE TENTHS PERCENT RAISE. MAYBE IF YOU ALLOTTED LESS TO YOURSELVES AND MORE TO THEM IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT.))
SUPER=07-W. H. Highfill; :00
SUPER=07-Helen Hall; :07
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=would be different.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday's meeting brought another round of criticism from citizens who have protested the proposed raises.
Council members said they heard the message, and hoped their vote would put the issue behind them.
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SOT
IN Q=We made a mistake

((JACK PARROTT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE MADE A MISTAKE. I THINK WE'RE DOING OUR BEST TO CORRECT IT NOW. MY FEELING AND MY HOPE IS THAT THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE WILL TAKE IT IN THE SPIRIT IN WHICH WE ARE DOING THIS.))
SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/Roanoke City Council;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=we are doing this.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=ROANOKE SEAL


Council scaled back raises for City Manager Bob Herbert and other top administrators to three-point- three percent.
That corresponds to the average raise for other city employees.

8P-Franklin-GJ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Legal SCALES


A Franklin county moonshiner is once again in trouble with the law--
Another malicious wounding charge for Dee Stanley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/April 22;


Stanley had been charged with shooting his son at their home in February.
At an April preliminary hearing, the judge dismissed the case, because Scott Stanley could not remember much about the incident.
Yesterday Franklin County prosecutor Cliff Hapgood got an indictment from the grand jury.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Also indicted yesterday, a camp counselor from Roanoke, on charges of sexually molesting a 13- year- old girl.
The incidents allegedly happened while Joseph Wayne Doyle was a counselor at the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H camp.

8weather


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WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Time to check the forecast--
A Flash Flood Watch continues for the Roanoke Valley northward until four this afternoon.
Periods of rain and drizzle today, with highs in the lower 60s.
Light rain and drizzle lingering tonight, with lows in the low to mid 50s.
Clouds lasting into tomorrow, with highs in the mid 60s.
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