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7P-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=TOBACCO


As tobacco talks between Forty states and the nation's cigarette makers resume in Washington today one group of players says it's being forgotten in the deal.
SS=VA SEAL


Virginia's 84-hundred tobacco farmers say they're being overlooked and are they're worried about their future.
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SOT 14:12:42
IN Q=But the

((CARLTON COURTER/VA. AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER: BUT THE GROWERS LAST YEAR GOT RECORD PRICES FOR THEIR TOBACCO. THEY WERE UP UNTIL RECENTLY FEELING PRETTY GOOD. THEIR CONCERN IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE DEALT OUT OF THIS DEAL, SHUT OUT OF THIS DEAL.))
SUPER=01-Carlton Courter/Va. Agriculture Commissioner; double out
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=this deal.
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VO-NAT


And indeed they have been.
An aid package to tobacco farmers was part of the secret negotiations at one point.
The tobacco giants that axed it.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Don Beyer would like to see some settlement money go the way of the farming communities.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:04:35
IN Q=Virginia needs

((VIRGINIA NEEDS TO FIGHT FOR ITS SHARE. AND WHEN WE GET OUR FAIR SHARE, I THINK WE NEED TO COMMIT A SIGNIFICANT BULK OF THAT TO THE TOBACCO GROWING REGIONS OF THE STATE: SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Former attorney general and candidate for governor Jim Gilmore says his office closely watched the negotiations... but had NO role in negotiating.
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7Domestic-Violence


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


Some big changes in the way local law enforcement officers handle domestic violence once a new law goes into effect next week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


As it stands now when someone calls authoritis when they are being abused by a spouse or live-in partner, the case often ends up being dropped.
That's because the victim will change his or her mind and ask the officer not to arrest the attacker.
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SOT 6:47:06
IN Q=the officers who answer

((DON ORFIELD/WYTHER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: THE OFFICERS WHO ANSWER THE CALL, IN THE EVENT THAT AN ARREST IS NOT MADE, THEY MUST DOCUMENT WHY AN ARREST IS NOT MADE, BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL.))
SUPER=01-Don Orfield/Wythe Co. Sheriff's Department;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=violence call
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VO-NAT


The law makes it clear that any officer sent to a domestic abuse call must arrest the abuser if the officer finds evidence that a crime took place.
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SOT 6:57:49
IN Q=PROTECTIVE ORDERS

((TODDY PULLER: PROTECTIVE ORDERS WILL BE GIVEN, THE PRIMARY AGGRESSOR WILL BE ARRESTED, AND WE HOPE THAT IN THE LONG RUN THIS WILL STOP THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THAT PERVADES OUR SOCIETY. ))
SUPER=01-Toddy Puller/Family Violence Commission;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=our society.
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VO-NAT


Participants in last night's hearing say they think this law will make a difference.
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7E-Belk


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=NONE


South Boston and Danville are expecting to lose around 100 jobs after a major department store moves its headquarters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Boston;


Belk of Virginia is moving its offices to Richmond this September.
Officials say Richmond is a central location with better access to the airport and interstate.
That means South Boston will lose about 100 jobs, and local leaders are not happy.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:34:57
IN Q=Members are deeply saddened

((NANCY POOL/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT: MEMBERS ARE DEEPLY SADDENED ABOUT THIS MOVE. I CAN'T SAY THAT ALL OF US ARE NOT DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE DECISION BELK MADE TO MOVE THE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS OUT OF HALIFAX COUNTY AND SOUTH BOSTON. JUST EVERYBODY RIGHT NOW IS KIND OF IN SHOCK AND DISBELIEF AND VERY SADDENED.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Pool/Chamber of Commerce President;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=very saddened
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VO-NAT


The relocation is not expected to affect Belk stores in southwest Virginia.
One South Boston employee says the company only announced the move Monday.
But sources within Halifax Regional Hospital, which owns the Belk building, say they've known about the move for months.
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7Green


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Green


It looks like Valery Green may be back in the trouble.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;


The Franklin County woman found guilty of animal neglect for keeping more than one hundred pets at her home may also be charged with contempt of court.
A judge prohibited Green from having any other pets.
But now the Commonwealth Attorney has received a video tape he believes shows evidence to the contrary.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


If found guilty of contempt, Green could face a maximum sentence of 18 months in jail.

7weather


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


Time now to check the Thursday forecast--
Variable cloudiness today, with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Heavy rain is possible at times.
Highs around 90.
Rain ending tonight, with skies turning partly cloudy.
Lows in the upper 60s.
Partly sunny tomorrow, with highs in the upper 80s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/27/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-63/Ellen Carter/Dry Fork;



SUPER=130-7/Temisha Muse/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-7/Shari King/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-10/Susan Lucas/Pembroke;



SUPER=130-4/Joseph Shields/Pittsville;



SUPER=130-5/Christopher Goodall/Newbern;



SUPER=130-18/Justin Mason/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-/Brian Adkins/Ridgeway;



SUPER=130-22/Sarah Robertson/Evington;



SUPER=130-5/Christopher Elkins/Ferrum;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-98/Etna Weikle/Sarton WV;



SUPER=130-8/Seth Thomas/Boones Mill;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Theren & Regenia Nester/Willis;



SUPER=130-/Harold Basham/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-58/Henry Mitchem/Elliston;



SUPER=130-26/Atlanta Dooley/Goode;



SUPER=130-/Leonora Farris/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-6/Dayton Steele/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Kaitlyn Hamilton/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Justin Miller/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-20/Kunta Kinte' Keeling/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Tom & Kathryan Cannaday/Vinton;



SUPER=130-33/Florecia Jenkins/Wytheville;



SUPER=130-33/Richie Johnson/Wytheville;



SUPER=130-/Donny Divers/Salem;



SUPER=130-19/Jonathan Poff/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-63/Virginia Wooldridge/Scottsburg;



SUPER=130-/Jeffrey Lemon/Penhook;



SUPER=130-40/Debbie Thomas/Vinton;


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55Green
ANCHORNEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Green


A Franklin County woman convicted of animal neglect may find herself facing some new charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;


In March, former animal breeder Vallery Green pleaded guilty to animal neglect charges after some 100 dogs and cats were discovered on her property in poor condition.
The judge prohibited her from owning any other pets.
But some new evidence may prove she's violated that court order.
The Commonwealth Attorney has received a video tape that shows Green with more animals.
Cliff Hapgood believes Green has been keeping six cats.
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SOT 16:15:34
IN Q=Well there's

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN CO. COMM. ATTORNEY: WELL THERE'S BEEN AN INVESTIGATION IN SOME ALLEGATIONS THAT MRS. GREEN HAS BEEN KEEPING AND HARBORING AND OWNING ANIMALS IN VIOLATION OF JUDGE DAVIS' COURT ORDER. ))
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Franklin Co. Comm. Attorney;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=court order.
VO-NAT


Green's attorney says once the facts come out it will prove his client has not violated the judge's order.
If Green is found guilty of contempt of court, she faces a maximum sentence of 18 months in jail.
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55P-Beyer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


Earlier this week the U.S. Supreme Court voted to keep sexual predators locked up even after they finish their prison terms if they are considered mentally abnormal and are likely to commit new crimes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


After a flurry of calls by Virginia lawmakers on the subject, Don Beyer was the first out of the gate yesterday with his own proposal.
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SOT 09:40:50
IN Q=In Kansas,

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IN KANSAS, THEY USED AN INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT PROCEDURE TO CONTINUE CONFINING AN ADMITTED PEDOPHILE, A CHILD MOLESTER. SOMEONE WHO SAID THE ONLY HE WAY HE COULD KEEP FROM ABUSING CHILDREN IS IF HE WERE TO DIE. WELL, WE NEED THAT KIND OF PROTECTION FROM CAREER PEDOPHILES HERE IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=here in Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Beyer's "sexual predator act" is based on Kansas molester Leroy Hendricks.
SUPER=@file;


Beyer is also pushing for an extra two to three million dollars for the state's highly regarded D-N-A lab.
That money would be used to enter a backlog of 130- thousand inmates' D-N-A samples into the state database.
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55weather


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


Turning to weather--
Variably cloudy skies and humid today.
Thunderstorms are likely by the afternoon.
Highs near 90.
Turning partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 60s.
Partly sunny Friday, with highs in the upper 80s.
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8Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=drug bust pot


A million dollars worth of Marijuana will never make it to the streets following a major drug bust yesterday in Nelson County.
It was a joint effort between the County's Sheriff's Department, state police, A-B-C and the Game and Inland Fisheries Department.
Charges are pending.

8P-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=TOBACCO


Talks continue today in the tobacco negotiations among forty states and the nation's cigarette manufacturers.
SS=VA SEAL


Eight thousand Virginians who work for Philip Morris will be represented.
But Virginia's 84-hundred tobacco farmers will NOT.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:12:42
IN Q=But the

((CARLTON COURTER/VA. AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER: BUT THE GROWERS LAST YEAR GOT RECORD PRICES FOR THEIR TOBACCO. THEY WERE UP UNTIL RECENTLY FEELING PRETTY GOOD. THEIR CONCERN IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE DEALT OUT OF THIS DEAL, SHUT OUT OF THIS DEAL.))
SUPER=01-Carlton Courter/Va. Agriculture Commissioner;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=this deal.
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VO-NAT


And indeed they have been.
An aid package to tobacco farmers was part of the secret negotiations at one point.
The tobacco giants that axed it.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Don Beyer would like to see some settlement money go the way of the farming communities.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:04:35
IN Q=Virginia needs

((VIRGINIA NEEDS TO FIGHT FOR ITS SHARE. AND WHEN WE GET OUR FAIR SHARE, I THINK WE NEED TO COMMIT A SIGNIFICANT BULK OF THAT TO THE TOBACCO GROWING REGIONS OF THE STATE: SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Former attorney general and candidate for governor Jim Gilmore says his office closely watched the negotiations... but had NO role in negotiating.
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8KIM-STAN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#596-17 FROM TAPE
GRAPHIC=


The Environmental Protection Agency has obtained a warrant to investigate the abandoned Kim-Stan landfill in Alleghany County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The E-P-A wants to determine if the landfill should be placed on the Superfund list of toxic sites. Officials think thousands of gallons of bad water leaked into the groundwater between 1988 and 1990.
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8P-Belk


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


A move by a major department store is NOT a bargain for Southside--
The region will lose dozens of jobs when Belk moves its regional headquarters to Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Boston;


Belk is closing its offices in Danville and South Boston in the fall.
Store officials say they prefer Richmond's airport and interstate, plus the proximity to four Belk stores.
South Boston leaders say losing 100 downtown jobs will hurt the local economy.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:34:44
IN Q=Members are deeply

((NANCY POOL/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT: MEMBERS ARE DEEPLY SADDENED ABOUT THIS MOVE. I CAN'T SAY THAT ALL OF US ARE NOT DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE DECISION BELK MADE TO MOVE THE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS OUT OF HALIFAX COUNTY AND SOUTH BOSTON. JUST EVERYBODY RIGHT NOW IS KIND OF IN SHOCK AND DISBELIEF AND VERY SADDENED.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Pool/Chamber of Commerce President
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=very saddened
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VO-NAT


The transfer to Richmond is not expected to affect the stores in southwest Virginia.
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8E-SOAs


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=Education


Residents get one day, July 14th, to speak out about the state's proposed changes to the standards for accrediting schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But yesterday in Richmond, lawmakers on the joint education committees spoke their minds to the President and Vice-President of the State Board of Education.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:07:49
IN Q=

((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA: YOU ALL HAVE FAILED. I'M GONNA GIVE YOU ALL A BIG F WHEN IT COMES TO VIRGINIA GOVERNMENT. YOU HAVE EITHER PURPOSEFULLY OR MISGUIDEDLY, YOU ALL HAVE MADE A SERIOUS MISTAKE.))12
SOT 11:08:09

((THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE HAVE NOT REALLY BEEN INCLUDED IN THIS PROCESS EXCEPT FOR A PUBLIC MEETING HERE A FEW DAYS BEFORE YOU TAKE FINAL ACTION.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=final action.
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VO-NAT


The Standards of Accreditation pushed by the board include local options for sex ed and elementary guidance counselors.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:26:53
IN Q=It needs

((IT NEEDS TO BE NOTED NOW THAT THE BOARD'S POSITION IS ONE OF NEUTRALITY. WE'RE NOT GONNA PRESCRIBE IT. AND WE'RE NOT GONNA PROSCRIBE IT.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Easton/Va. Board of Education;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=proscribe it.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


The only public hearing on the S-O-As in this end of the state will be at Cave Spring High School on July 14th.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Let's find out what the forecast holds for us on this Thursday--
Highs around 90.
Nightime temperatures will be in the upper 60's.
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