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7Disney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 597-27)
GRAPHIC=Disney


Southern Baptists are saying down with Disney.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/File Tape;


They've voted to boycott Disney theme parks and subsidiaries, which include four movie companies and one major network.
Many object to Disney's policy of giving health benefits to partners of gay employees and the so called Gay Days at its theme parks.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:01:51
IN Q=

((WILEY DRAKE/BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA: IT'S HARD FOR US TO FISH AND WIN FOLKS TO JESUS WHEN DISNEYLAND IS PUSHING THE HOMOSEXUAL LIFESTYLE AS NORMAL.)) 15:01:00 ((MARTIN KNOX/GREEN BAY, WI: I SPEAK AGAINST THIS BECAUSE I THINK THERE ARE BETTER WAYS TO COMMUNICATE GRACE AND TRUTH OF JESUS CHRIST TO HOMOSEXUALS IN AMERICA THAN BOYCOTTING COMPANIES.))
SUPER=01-Wiley Drake/Buena Park, CA; 00
SUPER=01-Martin Knox/Green Bay, WI; 09
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=than boycotting companies."
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VO-NAT


The vote came at the Southern Baptist convention in Dallas.
The General Manager of a local Christian radio station says Southern Baptists have wrestled with the decision for a full year.
They say they want a return to the old Disney.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:39:19
IN Q=BUT PEOPLE

((BARRY ARMSTRONG/SPIRIT FM: BUT PEOPLE WHEN CONFRONTED WITH A CHOICE, I THINK THEY WILL CHOOSE TO DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN A DISNEY RELATED PRODUCT-- JUST TO SEND A MESSAGE THAT THEY WANT A RETURN TO WHOLESOME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Armstrong/Spirit FM;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
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VO-NAT


The resolution is NOT binding, but it urges the nation's 15-million Baptists to take action.
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7E-Slavery-Apology


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=None


Officials in Washington are trying to decide if the nation should apologize to black Americans for slavery.
President Clinton says there's some "unfinished business" between the races and would consider such an apology.
Here at home, Roanoke N-double-A-C-P leader Martin Jeffrey says the State of Virginia has something to be sorry about too... adding that the legacy of slavery is still with us.
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SOT 9:49:59
IN Q=who gets hired

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP; WHO GETS HIRED, WHO GETS FIRED, WHAT SCHOOL KIDS GO TO, AND WHAT OTHER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM BASED ON THEIR COLOR, UNOFFICIALLY. I'D LIKE TO SEE THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, IN THIS ELECTION YEAR, THAT QUESTION POSED TO THEM. VIRGINIA AS ONE OF THE INITIATORS OF THIS INSTITUTION, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? WE OUGHT TO APOLOGIZE. 00:11:00 DON BEYER/(D)CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; I THINK WE SHOULD LOOK FIRST TO THE LEADERSHIP THAT COMES FROM THE PRESIDENT AND IF THAT'S IN FACT THE PUBLIC POLICY THAT'S PURSUED WE CAN ALWAYS ENDORSE IT.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP;
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RUNS=:31
OUT Q=can always endorse it
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


Beyer says a national apology would not hurt anything, and he would not oppose it.
Virginia's legislative delegation in Washington is split on the issue, with Chuck Robb and Rick Boucher approving the concept.
Senator John Warner says he does NOT think the bill looks forward.

7E-Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


Montgomery County authorities are asking the public for help in identifying the man who robbed a Blacksburg bank last week.
They are releasing a photograph taken from a security camera in hopes someone will recognize the culprit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Tuesday;


The National Bank of Blacksburg on Route 4-60 was robbed at gunpoint by a white male who entered the bank last Tuesday.
The man apparently arrived at the bank in a taxi and then stole the car from the driver.
The taxi was discovered a short time later outside Montgomery Regional hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department.
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7P-Mitchell


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=Mitchell


A guilty plea was entered for former Carroll County administrator Billy Mitchell.
He is charged with fraud and money laundering.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville/File Tape;


A hearing was held in federal court in Abingdon.
Mitchell admitted taking more than 400-thousand dollars from the county and its industrial development authority.
He also pleaded guilty to filing a false income tax return.
Mitchell will be sentenced in September.
He's also facing state charges in the case.
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7weather


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


Shifting gears to weather--
Looking like a nice summer day across the region.
Partly sunny today, with highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Clear overnight, with lows in the low to mid 60s.
Lots of sunshine again for Friday, with highs in the upper 80s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/20/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-7/Miranda Jamison/ Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-32/James Forbes/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-38/Steven Sawyers/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-26/James Tate/Goode;



SUPER=130-64/Jewel Lineberry/Hillsville;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-10th/William & Melissa Harden/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Joshua Young/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-68/Wilma Haynes/Covington;



SUPER=130-4/Patrick Belcher/Vinton;



SUPER=130-6/Amber Bolen/Buena Vista;


Saturday:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-56th/Robley & Katherine Stearnes/Salem;



SUPER=130-13/Amanda Moore/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-/Dale Pate/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-7/Alicia Faust/Thaxton;



SUPER=130-16/Chris Lanier/Hurt;



SUPER=130-28/Tina Hayden/Norfolk;



SUPER=130-/Heather Brown/Monroe;



SUPER=130-/Alvin Foster/Amherst;



SUPER=130-80/Alice Campbell/Amherst;



SUPER=130-82/Alda Mays/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-/Bobby Wilmer/Bluefield WV;



SUPER=130-9th/Peronneau & Debbie Brown/Monroe;

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55P-Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte/sly
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=None


Earlier this week a Henry County homeowner armed with a gun confronted two burglars allegedly trying to steal from him.
He shot and wounded one but the search continues for the other suspect.
Meantime, a Danville homeowner is the one recovering from injuries
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville

following his confrontation with another set of burglars.
The intruders were not armed, but beat up William Lewis, who was also unarmed.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:50:30
IN Q=Oh yeah

((WILLIAM LEWIS/HOMEOWNER: OH YEAH, THREW MY ARMS UP, KNOCKED THE SKIN OFF OF THEM, I WAS WRESTLING WITH ONE OF THEM TRYING TO HOLD HIM BUT I COULDN'T.))
SUPER=01-William Lewis/Homeowner;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=I couldn't
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VO-NAT


Authorities have not charged Les Hussey for the Monday shooting that sent an alleged burglar to the hospital with a chest wound.
Prosecutors say they take into account the stress of the situation.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:37:48
IN Q=In a self-defense case

((DAVID GRIMES/PITTSYLVANIA CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IN A SELF DEFENSE CASE, DID THE PERSON REASONABLY FEAR DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY HARM OR INJURY, AND DID THE PERSON USE ONLY SO MUCH FORCE AS WAS NECESSARY? ))
RUNS=:09
SUPER=01-David Grimes/Pittsylvania Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=was necessary
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


Police believe the second Henry County suspect was hitchhiking Monday afternoon.
Investigators would like the driver who picked up the suspect to contact the Martinsville State Police.

55Bedford-ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


An 18 year old Staunton River High School has died following a Tuesday night car accident.
Police say Jesse Clayton Cheatwood was a passenger in a pick-up, when it ran off route 24 in Bedford County and hit a tree.
Police say Cheatwood was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the truck.
The driver of the truck Lawrence Morgan Gibson remains hospitalized in critical condition.

55P-Ticket-Fee


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Airport


If your planning a trip out of Roanoke Regional Airport, you could soon see your ticket prices going up.
A ticket surcharge may be added to help foot the bill for improvements at Woodrum Field.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Yesterday, the Regional Airport Commission voted to hire a consultant who will help win approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The money must be spent on specific capital improvements, and the maximum fee would be three dollars per passenger.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Roanoke Airport


Airport officials say the charge will help the airport remain self-sufficient and protect against the loss of federal funds.

55weather


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


Checking the Thursday forecast now--
Partly sunny and downright hot today.
Highs in the upper 80s.
Clear skies tonight, with lows falling into the low to mid 60s.
Sunny skies ahead tomorrow, with highs again in the upper 80s.
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8Disney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 597-27)
GRAPHIC=Disney


The Magic Kingdom may have fewer visitors this summer.
Southern Baptists have
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/File Tape;


voted to boycott Disney theme parks and subsidiaries, which include four movie companies and one major network.
Many object to Disney's policy of giving health benefits to partners of gay employees and the so called Gay Days at its theme parks.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:01:51
IN Q=

((WILEY DRAKE/BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA: IT'S HARD FOR US TO FISH AND WIN FOLKS TO JESUS WHEN DISNEYLAND IS PUSHING THE HOMOSEXUAL LIFESTYLE AS NORMAL.)) 15:01:00 ((MARTIN KNOX/GREEN BAY, WI: I SPEAK AGAINST THIS BECAUSE I THINK THERE ARE BETTER WAYS TO COMMUNICATE GRACE AND TRUTH OF JESUS CHRIST TO HOMOSEXUALS IN AMERICA THAN BOYCOTTING COMPANIES.))
SUPER=01-Wiley Drake/Buena Park, CA; 00
SUPER=01-Martin Knox/Green Bay, WI; 09
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=than boycotting companies."
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VO-NAT


The vote came at the Southern Baptist convention in Dallas.
The General Manager of a local Christian radio station says Southern Baptists have wrestled with the decision for a full year.
They say they want a return to the old Disney.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:39:19
IN Q=BUT PEOPLE

((BARRY ARMSTRONG/SPIRIT FM: BUT PEOPLE WHEN CONFRONTED WITH A CHOICE, I THINK THEY WILL CHOOSE TO DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN A DISNEY RELATED PRODUCT-- JUST TO SEND A MESSAGE THAT THEY WANT A RETURN TO WHOLESOME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Armstrong/Spirit FM;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
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VO-NAT


The resolution is NOT binding, but it urges the nation's 15-million Baptists to take action.
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8P-Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte/sly
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=None


Another Southside homeowner has come face- to- face with a potential burglar this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville


It happened in Danville.
The burglars were not armed this time, but they beat up the homeowner, who did NOT have a gun in his home.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:50:30
IN Q=Oh yeah

((WILLIAM LEWIS/HOMEOWNER: OH YEAH, THREW MY ARMS UP, KNOCKED THE SKIN OFF OF THEM, I WAS WRESTLING WITH ONE OF THEM TRYING TO HOLD HIM BUT I COULDN'T.))
SUPER=01-William Lewis/Homeowner;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=I couldn't
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VO-NAT


Authorities have not charged Les Hussey, the Henry County homeowner who shot and wounded an alleged burglar on Monday.
A second suspect fled the scene.
Prosecutors say they take into account the stress of the situation.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:37:48
IN Q=In a self-defense case

((DAVID GRIMES/PITTSYLVANIA CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IN A SELF DEFENSE CASE, DID THE PERSON REASONABLY FEAR DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY HARM OR INJURY, AND DID THE PERSON USE ONLY SO MUCH FORCE AS WAS NECESSARY? ))
RUNS=:09
SUPER=01-David Grimes/Pittsylvania Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=was necessary
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


Police believe the second Henry County suspect was hitchhiking Monday afternoon.
The driver who picked up the suspect drove him to a gas station on 2-20 southbound.
Investigators would like the driver to contact the Martinsville State Police.

8P-Mitchell


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=Mitchell


A former Carroll County administrator admitted in court yesterday to fraud and money laundering.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville/File Tape;


A hearing was held in federal court in Abingdon.
Billy Mitchell admitted taking more than 400-thousand dollars from the county and its industrial development authority.
He also pleaded guilty to filing a false income tax return.
Mitchell will be sentenced in September.
He's also facing state charges in the case.
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8E-Girls-Girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Girls, Girls, Girls will be appearing in court--
The obscenity case against the Roanoke nightclub will go to trial in September.
Authorities charged the
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


club with obscenity after vice detectives observed nudity and sexually explicit activity there.
Yesterday, attorney Jack (KEN-it) Kennet said he'll argue that the dances were choreographed and had artistic merit.
But prosecutor Dennis Nagel said that's an issue a local jury should decide.
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SOT 16:28:36
IN Q=This will be determined

((DENNIS NAGEL/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS WILL BE DETERMINED ON LOCAL COMMUNITY STANDARDS, SO THE EXACT SAME PRESENTATION IN NEW YORK CITY MIGHT BE ACCEPTABLE, BUT IT MAY NOT BE FOUND ACCEPTABLE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=acceptable here.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=legal scales


Judge Clifford Weckstein said he will allow cameras in the courtroom for a jury trial that is now set to begin in late September.

8weather


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


Turning now to the forecast--
Very summerlike today, with partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 80s.
Clear skies tonight, with lows in the low to mid 60s.
Abundant sunshine tomorrow, and hot again, highs in the upper 80s.
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