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E-Tobacco

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


It's back to work this morning at the tobacco bargaining table.
And in the aftermath of the secret deal, Virginia growers fear their livelihood may go up in smoke.
Ellen Qualls has an update.
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SOT
IN Q=It also
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=01-Carlton Courter/Va. Agriculture Commissioner; :11
SUPER=@Ellen2; :17
SUPER=@Beyer; 1:06
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( Philip Morris is protecting the interests of the eight thousand Virginians who work for it.
But the more than eight thousand Virginia farmers who grow the leaf-- who's looking out for them?
sot 14:14:24

((CARLTON COURTER/VA. AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER: I THINK THERE ARE GONNA BE ANY NUMBER OF ADVOCATES TO HELP THE GROWERS LAND SOFTLY, IF YOU WILL.))
runs=:05


Hindsight is 20/20.
Those who've been in on the secret negotiations say an aid package for farmers was floated -- but struck down by the cigarette makers themselves.
sot 14:12:55

((THEY LOVE THE TOBACCO COMPANIES I GUESS WHEN THEY'RE BUYING. THEY'RE CONCERNED THOUGH HOW MUCH THAT THEY'RE WED TO U.S. PRODUCTION. THE OLDER ONES WOULD PROBABLY BE A LITTLE MORE PRAGMATIC AND RESPECT THE DECISIONS THAT THE COMPANY HAS TO MAKE. BUT IT'S THE MIDDLE-AGED GROWER OR THE YOUNGER GROWER THAT FEEL LIKE THEY'RE BEING LEFT BEHIND BY THEIR MARKET. THEIR BUYER.))
runs=:24


One threatening aspect for American farmers: if the nicotine content of cigarettes is mandated down... the high nicotine content American leaf will be less popular.
Former attorney general Jim Gilmore said his office monitored the talks.. but did NOT negotiate.
That drew fire and a proposal from his political opponent.
sot 10:04:30

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE THE STATES WILL GET EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT. 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. TO HELP THE GROWERS TRANSITION, AND TO HELP AN ECONOMY THAT IS VERY MUCH IN TRANSITION RIGHT NOW.))
runs=:20


Who will save the farmers' assets is a hot political question now in the Old Dominion.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Budget


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=federal budget


On Capitol Hill, it could be history in the making.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


The House And Senate passed bills that promise the first balanced budget in more than three decades.
Both versions claim to eliminate the deficits by the year 2002 with cuts from medicare and medicaid.
Both Houses must now reach a compromise that's acceptable to President Clinton.
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E-Belk


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


South Boston and Danville will soon bid farewell to about 100 jobs as 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.
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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 Pres.;
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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MCKINNEY


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


A hearing to determine whether the Army's top enlisted man should be court martialed resumes today in Washington.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:20:31
Attorneys for Sergeant Major of the Army Gene McKinney will cross-exam a 25- year- old sergeant who claims he forced her to have sex with him.
McKinney says he is innocent and maintains the charges are racially motivated.
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FAMILY-VIOLENCE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-39)
GRAPHIC=NONE

***ANCHOR Tag***
The first of July local law enforcement will start handling domestic violence differently.
Now when someone calls the police to report abuse by a spouse or live-in partner, the case often ends up being dropped.
That's because victims often change their minds and ask the officer not to arrest the attacker.
Andrew Freiden has more.
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SOT
IN Q=when an officer
SUPER=01-Don Orfield/Wythe Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
SUPER=01-Toddy Puller/Family Violence Commission; :19
SUPER=03-Wytheville; :28
SUPER=@andrew2; :31
SUPER=01-Allen Poe/Radford Magistrate; :45
RUNS=:51
OUT Q=AF, NEws 7
SOT 6:46:15

(( ((DON ORFIELD/WYTHE COUNTY: WHEN AN OFFICER ANSWERS THE CALL, IF THERE IS AN OBVIOUS, THERE'S EVIDENCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, THEN THE OFFICER IS GOING TO MAKE AN ARREST FOR THE VIOLATION THAT HE SEES AT THE SCENE.))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
SOT 6:58:57

((TODDY PULLER/FAMILY VIOLENCE COMMISSION: THIS IS A MAJOR CHANGE. THERE ARE A FEW LOCALITIES THAT WERE FOLLOWING THIS MOSTLY IN THE URBAN AREAS ))
RUNS=:09


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.
The officer does have leeway NOT to file charges, but he or she must write a detailed report about why an arrest was NOT made.
SOT 7:49:30

((ALLEN POE/RADFORD MAGISTRATE: THE QUESTION THAT WE SHOULD ASK IS NOT WHY THE WOMAN GOES BACK BUT WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP THE ABUSE FROM OCCURRING AGAIN.))
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AF, N7))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Abuse victims do often become REPEAT victims.
That's because they often don't always have the financial security to leave their abuser.
The participants in last night's hearing say the issue is a tough one to fix but they think this law will make a difference.

E-SOAs


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


July 14th is the day to be heard if you want to have any say about the state's overhauling standards for accrediting state schools.
That's the only time for the public to speak out.
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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.
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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.
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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.

E-Goad


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Carroll County's prosecutor has a heavier workload than you may think.
Over the past five years, Greg Goad's work load has nearly doubled.
But as Teresa Hamilton reports-- the situation may be changing.
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IN Q=It's definitely
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape; :03
SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor; :16
SUPER=01-Carolyn Phillips/Carroll Co. Assistant Prosecutor; :48
SUPER=@Teresa1; :55
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OUT Q=NEWS 7, Hillsville.

((
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8:21:15
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IN Q=It's definitely

((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR:IT'S DEFINITELY NOT THE OFFICE IT USED TO BE. ))
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OUT Q=to be.


Since '92, Greg Goad has handled 10- murder cases-- including that of Steven "Bones" Cole.
The Hillsville man eventually pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's son.
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19:09:20
SOT
IN Q=I enjoy

((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: I ENJOY REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE IN COURT AND MAKING SURE THOSE WHO ARE CHARGED WITH CRIMES, WHO ARE GUILTY, ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=are held accountable.


When Goad took office in '92-- it was on a part time basis.
Three years later-- he was promoted to full time but Goad was still stretched thin.
State officials aren't blind to the situation.
This spring-- the comp board found that Goad was handling a workload that would normally be done by a staff of two full time and one part time prosecutor.
Earlier this month-- a full time Assistant was finally hired.
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8:32:32
SOT
IN Q=Everyone

((CAROLYN PHILLIPS/CARROLL CO. ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR: EVERYONE SEEMS REALLY PLEASED TO HAVE ME ON BOARD AND I'M PLEASED TO BE HERE. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=to be here.

TAKE SU (( Goad believes a number of factors have contributed to the area's increase in crime-- including the close proximity of interstate 77 and growth in industry.)) END SU
RUNS=:09


Both factors have brought new faces into the community.
But Goad isn't focusing on why-- he's still relishing the thought of someone sharing his work- load.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Hillsville.))

CONGRESS-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=federal budget


Congress this morning is one step closer to balancing the budget.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


The House and Senate have approved spending plans that lawmakers say will balance the budget by 2002.
It would be the first balanced budget in more than three decades.
The measures would increase health insurance for children and make big changes in Medicare.
Both Houses must now reach a compromise that's acceptable to President Clinton.
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IRS


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


A congressional panel is calling for the biggest reform in the I-R-S in more than four decades.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

top stories 4:15:36
Among the report's key recommendations: Encouraging more taxpayers to file their taxes electronically.
As an incentive to eliminate paper tax forms, the deadline would be extended to June 15th for returns filed by computer.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=NONE


The report also suggests creating a non-government board of directors to oversee I-R-S operations.

P-Belk


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


A department store's move to Richmond may cost Southside 100 jobs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Boston;


Belk of Virginia 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.
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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 Pres.;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=very saddened
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VO-NAT


The transfer to Richmond is not expected to affect the stores.
One South Boston Belk employee says the company announced the move Monday.
Halifax Regional Hospital owns the Belk building, sources there say they've known about the move for months.
Hospital officials say they have no future plans for the building.
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Mir


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


The Russian space station is getting a little help from the sun this morning.
Russian officials say "Mir" has managed to turn its working solar panels back toward the sun.
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VO-NAT

4:02:42
A collision yesterday with an unmanned cargo ship crippled some of the solar panels, forcing Mir to dim lights and shut down all non-essential equipment to conserve power.
The two Russians and one American on board have also been told to move slowly to conserve oxygen.
Yesterday's accident also left a one-inch hole in the space station.
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Green


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


Valery Green could face jail time if allegations that she owns new pets are found true.
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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.
After Green was found guilty in March, a judge prohibited her from having any other pets.
But now the Commonwealth's Attorney has received a video tape he believes shows evidence to the contrary.
The Commonwealth's Attorney 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.
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VO-NAT


Green's attorney says after all the facts come out, it will be clear to everyone that she has not violated the judge's order.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


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

P-Beyer


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


The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that rapists and molesters can be held beyond their prison sentence if it's shown they still present a danger.
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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 a proposal of his own.
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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 two to three million more 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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P-Tobacco


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


Forty states and the nation's cigarette makers return to the bargaining table today.
Philip Morris will represent the interests of eight thousand Virginians who work for the company.
But Virginia's MORE than eight thousand tobacco farmers will have no representation.
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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.
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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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Domestic-Violence


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


Local law enforcement officers will handle domestic violence in a new way once a new law goes into effect next week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Now when someone calls the police 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 Dept.;
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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Franklin-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 597-28)
SS=none


Franklin County authorities say a fatal car fire was NOT the result of foul play.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;


The burned Camaro was discovered near the Blue Ridge Parkway on Monday night.
Though authorities may never know exactly what started the fire, they say it appears to have been an accident.
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SOT
IN Q=

((LT. EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFFS DEPT.: WHEN WE INITIALLY FOUND THE CAR, WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHO IT WAS, WHERE THE VEHICLE MIGHT HAVE COME FROM, AND THEN WE HAD TO INVESTIGATE IT AS A WORST- CASE SCENARIO.))
SUPER=01-Ewell Hunt/Franklin Co. Sheriffs' Dept.;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=worst case scenario
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VO-NAT


Authorities have identified the victim as 37- year- old Michael Dekker of Roanoke County.
The medical examiner's office told investigators that he was apparently overcome by smoke, and his death has been ruled an accident.
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WV-FLOODING


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


Three and half inches of rain in less than an hour took people by surprise yesterday in Huntington, West Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Huntington, WV;

4:23:37
Heavy rains flooded streets, even a stranded a police car.
Emergency personal got around with the help of fire trucks.
One woman was forced to swim to safety from her flooded car.
Most of the water is now gone.. but a big mess has been left to clean up.
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P-GOAD


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=NONE


Carroll County's prosecutor is no longer on his own.
Help was a necessity after he saw his case load nearly double.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;


Greg Goad took office back in 19-92, on a part-time basis. Three years later he was promoted to a full-time position...but he says even then, the work still continued to flow heavily.
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SOT
IN Q=I enjoy

((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: I ENJOY REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE IN COURT AND MAKING SURE THOSE WHO ARE CHARGED WITH CRIMES, WHO ARE GUILTY, ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.))
SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=are held accountable.
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VO-NAT


Last Spring the comp board addressed the need for a larger staff.
A full time assistant was hired, earlier this month.
Goad says the proximity of Interstate 77 and a growth in industry are just two factors contributing to a rise in crime in Carroll County.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=mlb


In sports,
Edgar Martinez slammed a pair of leadoff homers in Seattle's rout of Oakland.
For that and the rest of last night's scores let's check the scoreboards.
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SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Baltimore/9//Milwaukee/1//Mussina 12

Strikeouts/j/Boston/13//Toronto/12///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0091-/Kansas City/7/j/Chicago/8//10 Innings//Anaheim/4/j/Texas/5///;
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SUPER=0092-j/Cincinnati/2//Montreal/1//11

Innings/j/Florida/7//Philadelphia/5///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Los Angeles/2//Colorado/0////Chicago/1/j/St. Louis/3///;
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SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/14//New York/7////San Diego/7/j/San Francisco/14///;
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-/Wilmington/3/j/Salem/4////Lynchburg/1/j/Kinston/9///;
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SUPER=0105-/Danville/8/j/Bluefield/9////Burlington/2/j/Martinsville/3///;
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