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7E-Smart-Highway


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Smart Highway


A federal judge yesterday gave the green light to begin construction on the "Smart Highway."
The road could be completed in as few as six- years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Opponents had argued that the government failed to consider the environmental impact of the highway, such as rows of snow- making towers.
In his opinion, Judge Jackson Kiser wrote it's possible that the cost may outweigh the benefits.
But he said that "it's not for him to decide the wisdom of Congressional allocations."
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12:29:23
SOT
IN Q=I don't

((DAN BRUGH/VDOT SPOKESMAN:I DON'T THINK THE COSTS OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS AT ALL, I THINK THE ROAD, SMART ROAD, IS GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL BOTH FROM A TRANSPORTATION STANDPOINT AND FROM A TECHNOLOGY STANDPOINT. ))
SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/VDOT Spokesman; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=standpoint.
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VO-NAT


An official ground breaking is scheduled for next week-- but it's unlikely John Lipsey will attend.
The project will run through his property-- despite his objections.
(/////SOT/////)

10:25:44
SOT
IN Q=I have

((JOHN LIPSEY/RETIRED DOCTOR:I HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN INVITED, BUT I DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO ATTEND, I DON'T THINK MY HEART WOULD BE TOO INTO THE FESTIVITIES THAT DAY.))
SUPER=01-John Lipsey/Retired Doctor;:00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=that day.
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VO-NAT


The year 2002 is the earliest the project could be completed-- 2010 the latest.
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7p-Political-Donations


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=NONE


A plan at the governor's office to keep intra-party competition neutral has cost the adminstration one of it's top agency heads.
Department of Criminal Justice Services head and former temporary parole board chairman Bruce Morris resigned
He alledges he was told he would have to make campaign donations to other Republicans to keep his job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday;


Morris said in a letter that the policy came down last week from Governor Allen's Chief of Staff Jay Timmons.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Yesterday;


The Governor says Morris misunderstood.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:48:20
IN Q=It's not a

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT'S NOT A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, NOR WERE THERE ANY THREATS OF FIRING. IT'S JUST SIMPLY A POLICY AND YOU'D LIKE TO FOLKS TO ADHERE TO IT.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to it.
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VO-NAT


The policy asks the Governor's political appointees to donate to ALL four Republicans who ran for the attorney general's nomination that Mark Earley won... or to none at all.
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7P-Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=bank robbery


A Virginia Beach bank robber has proved to be a repeat offender.
The man who was on parole after robbing a bank, is behind bars again-- for allegedly robbing a Lynchburg bank yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Around one o'clock, the suspect entered this First Federal branch on Memorial Avenue, displayed a gun and demanded money.
He escaped on foot with an undetermined amount of cash, but was spotted by a Lynchburg detective just a few minutes later.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:27:26
IN Q=At that point

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: AT THAT POINT, THE SAME INVESTIGATOR.. ...TO HIS RIGHT KNEE.))
SUPER=01-Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=to his right knee.
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VO-NAT


34- year- old Darryl Delancey is charged with robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
He's being held without bond.
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7Trailer-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MJo
TAPE#NET-E
SS=fire


A toddler playing with a lighter is suspected as the cause of a trailer fire yesterday in Montgomery County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.


Tina Hamlin was home with her two small children when the fire broke out at Oak Forest Mobile Home Park.
Hamlin and the children escaped, and went to a neighbor's home to call for help.
(/////SOT/////)

15:21:44
SOT
IN Q=It was

((SHANE SCOTT/NEIGHBOR: IT WAS ABOUT EIGHT TO TEN MINUTES BEFORE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED AND DURING THAT TIME IT JUST GRADUALLY GOT MORE INVOLVED UNTIL IT WAS BURNING OUT THE BACK AND OUT THE TOP OF THE TRAILER. ))
SUPER=01-Shane Scott/Neighbor
RUNS=:08
OUTQ=the trailer.
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VO-NAT


Fire officials say the trailer is a total loss.
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7weather


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


Let's check the mid- week weather outlook--
Partly sunny today, with a slight chance of an afternoon thunderstorm.
Warmer high temperatures, in the upper 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 60s.
Partly sunny, hot, and humid tomorrow.
Highs in the lower 90s.
SUPER=X5000; set dissolve
SUPER=314-Partly Sunny/Chance of Storms/85-89/Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/65-69;
SUPER=#555; reset

7BRITHDAYS! 7/3/97
Thursday:

SUPER=130-6/Dustin Sarver/Parrott;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-33rd/Don & Melva Weeks/Willis;



SUPER=130-3/Kaitlyn Sult/Blacksburg;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-48/Rosa Phanelson/Norfolk;



SUPER=130-3/Ciara Roberts/Elliston;

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55E-Clinics


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=abortion


Virginia's parental notification abortion law has survived its first day on the books.
Officials with Planned Parenthood plan to meet with Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell today to get his opinion on their parental notification procedure.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Planned Parenthood officials says they're taking extra steps to stay on the right side of the new law.
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SOT 16:04:36
IN Q=We've always encouraged

((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD PRESIDENT; WE'VE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED MINORS TO INVOLVE THEIR PARENTS, WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO SO. WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS NOW, WE HAVE TO BE MUCH MORE CAREFUL WITH REGARD TO MINORS WHO COME FOR ABORTION PROCEDURES.))
SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood President;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=come for abortion procedures
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Nova says his staff now has to take steps to confirm that a minor actually has her parents permission.
He'd also like to know who is held accountable if a minor successfully deceives a clinic with an adult posing as a parent.

55E-Welfare-Deadline


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=welfare in virginia


Welfare as open-ended federal entitlement ended yesterday for one Virginia under the new workfare system.
The new law requires recipients to work after two years of assistance.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:55:03
IN Q=If you'll

((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES: IF YOU'LL REMEMBER BACK IN THE BEGINNING, PEOPLE WERE PREDICTING THAT DEATH AND DESTRUCTION WOULD BE ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM AND WE WOULD BE SHOVELLING BABIES IN THE STREET. BUT WE'VE COME TO THE END OF THE ELIGIBILITY TIME PERIOD IN THE FIRST REGION FOR SOME INDIVIDUALS, AND THERE IS ONE INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS REACHED THAT TWO YEAR WALL TODAY. AND UM, THERE'S ONLY ONE INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL REACH THAT TWO YEAR TIME LIMIT WHO IS NOT GAINFULLY EMPLOYED.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Dept. of Social Services;
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=gainfully employed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlottesville;


The news came yesterday from the Allen administration at a UPS distribution center that's hiring a few Charlottesville area welfare recipients -- as THAT region begins "workfare."
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The first region whose two year time limit expired includes Orange County.
Lynchburg and Bedford's timetable to kick any non-working recipients out of the system comes in October.
A full third of the state, including Roanoke, has yet to even start the two year welfare-to-work timeline.

55weather


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


Time again to take a look at the forecast--
Partly sunny today-- we could see a scattered thunderstorm or two.
Highs in the upper 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with low temperatures dropping into the upper 60s.
Partly sunny, hot, and humid for Thursday.
Highs in the low 90s.
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8p-Smart-Highway


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=SMART HIGHWAY


Despite protest from residents and evironmentalitists, construction is set is begin for the Smart Highway.
The road could be completed in six years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Preliminary work on the 100-million dollar project has been underway for several weeks.
The Smart Road will link Blacksburg with Interstate 81.
Opponents had argued that the government failed to consider the environmental impact-- such as the need for thousands of gallons of water.
In his opinion, Judge Jackson Kiser wrote it's possible that the costs may outweigh the benefits.
But the judge said that "it's not for him to decide the wisdom of Congressional allocations.
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SOT 5pm bite
IN Q=Certainly

((DAN BRUGH/VDOT SPOKESMAN:CERTAINLY, WE'RE PLEASED, WE THOUGHT THAT THAT'S THE WAY IT WOULD GO AND WE'RE GLAD IT DID. )) ((JOHN LIPSEY/RETIRED DOCTOR:THIS JUST TAKES AWAY THE TOTAL COMPOSITE OF THIS, OF DEVELOPMENT OF THIS, AS AN AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST DISTRICT, LETS SAY AREA, BECAUSE IT LITERALLY DESTROYS IT BY GOING THROUGH THE HEART OF IT WITH A 48 ACRE RIGHT OF WAY. ))
SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/Va. Department of Transportation; :02
SUPER=07-John Lipsey; :05
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=right of way.
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VO-NAT


An official ground breaking is scheduled for next week.
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8p-Political-Donations


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=NONE


Either contribute to ALL Republicans running for Virginia attorney general, or lose your job.
That's what Department of Criminal Justice Services head and former temporary parole board chairman, Bruce Morris alleges was said to him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday;


Morris said in a letter that the policy came down last week from Governor Allen's Chief of Staff Jay Timmons.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Yesterday;


The Governor says Morris misunderstood.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:48:20
IN Q=It's not a

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT'S NOT A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, NOR WERE THERE ANY THREATS OF FIRING. IT'S JUST SIMPLY A POLICY AND YOU'D LIKE TO FOLKS TO ADHERE TO IT.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to it.
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VO-NAT


The policy asks the Governor's political appointees to donate to ALL four Republicans who ran for the attorney general's nomination that Mark Earley won... or to none at all.
The policy is aimed at making Allen look neutral in intra-party contests.
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8Deadbeat-Dads


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The state's offer of a second chance for the thousands of parents who were overdue in child- support payments has apparently PAID OFF.
Statistics show the so-called deadbeat parents made payments totaling one-point-two MILLION dollars during the two-week amnesty period last month.
The results were announced yesterday by Governor Allen.


8E-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Attorney General Jim Gilmore is touring Southside Virginia to let tobacco farmers know he's on their side.
This comes after Gilmore's back- seat approach to the national tobacco settlement.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Gilmore says he wanted to keep Virginia free from an unfavorable settlement.
So he monitored the talks instead of suing for favorable terms for farmers.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:50
IN Q=Our strategy

((JIM GILMORE/GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE (R): OUR STRATEGY FROM THE VERY BEGINNING WAS NOT TO BE BOUND INTO AN AGREEMENT BY EITHER FILING A SUIT OR BY GETTING OURSELVES INTO A POSITION WHERE WE WERE GOING TO BE REQUIRED TO SIGN ON TO AN OVERARCHING AGREEMENT THAT WAS GOING TO BE ENTERED TO BY PEOPLE THAT DID NOT HAVE THE SAME ELEMENTS AND JOBS AT STAKE THAT WE DO HERE IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Jim Gilmore/(R) Candidate for Governor;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=here in Virginia
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VO-NAT


Gilmore has urged tobacco companies and congressmen to protect farmers in the final settlement.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT1:12:43
IN Q=I rent

((CLARENCE BRYANT/PRESIDENT, CONCERNED FRIENDS FOR TOBACCO: EVERYBODY FROM ALL THE OTHER COUNTRIES WANT TO KNOW HOW WE DO IT AND THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE KNOW-HOW. IT'S A CONSTANT THING. I'M NOT GOING TO TUCK MY HEAD AND BE ASHAMED OF SOMETHING WE'VE GROWN THROUGH GENERATION AFTER GENERATION.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Concerned Friends for Tobacco;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=going to do
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VO-NAT


Gilmore says a special fund should compensate farmers for financial losses.
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8weather


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


Turning to the mid- week outlook--
Skies will be partly sunny today, with a small threat of scattered thunderstorms.
Highs in the upper 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 60s.
Partly sunny and hotter tomorrow, with highs in the low 90s.
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