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7Power-Line


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American Electric Power has announced an alternative route for a proposed high voltage power line that the company says has the least impact on people and the environment.
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A-E-P also selected five alternative routes.
Opponents have questioned the need for a new 765 kilovolt line, but American Electric Power hasn't built a new backbone here since 19-73, and the company claims the region risks major outtages without the construction.
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((DAN CARSON/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IT'S CRUCIAL FOR OUR BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE RELIABLE SERVICE IN THIS AREA. IT'S CRUCIAL TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE IN THIS SOUTHWEST AND WESTERN VIRGINIA REGION.))
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The 132- mile route crosses the state line west of Bluefield.
It moves south through Bland and Tazewell counties which were NOT a part of the previous plan.
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7E-AEP-Reax


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But the proposed new route hasn't calmed any of the opposition surrounding the power line.
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The Giles County group, "Citizens Organized to Protect the Environment", believes the new route will impact even more people than the original plan.
Cliff Shaffer (shay-fer) says his concerns over the power line haven't changed.
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((CLIFF SHAFFER/POWER LINE OPPONENT:OUR PRIMARY OBJECTION TO THIS POWERLINE IS NOT THE ROUTE, BUT WHETHER THE POWER LINE IS NEEDED OR NOT, OUR PRIMARY POSITION, IS THAT THIS POWER LINE IS NOT INTENDED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BUT INSTEAD TO ALLOW AEP TO SELL MORE ELECTRICITY, OUT OF STATE AND OUT OF THIS REGION. ))
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Shaffer says his group is offering support to residents who will be affected by the new route.

7E-Grayson-Hearing


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A judge has ruled that there will be no cameras in the courtroom for the preliminary hearing scheduled in Grayson County next week for murder suspects Louis Ceparano and Emmett Cressell, Junior.
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Commonwealth's attorney, J-D Bolt, argued cameras would make it harder to seat an impartial jury.
The murder case has already drawn national attention for the racial allegations raised.
The two men are accused of burning and decapitating, Garnett "G-P" Johnson-- the only black man at a drinking party over the summer.
Ceparano's attorney, Jimmy Turk, says he'll probably ask that the trial be moved from Grayson County.
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((JIMMY TURK/CEPARANO'S ATTORNEY:I THINK YOU HAVE TO TAKE IN CONSIDERATION THE SIZE OF THE COMMUNITY, GRAYSON COUNTY BEING A RELATIVELY SMALL AREA, THERE NOT BEING TWO OR THREE NEWSPAPERS THAT EVERYONE READS, EVERYBODY READS, PRIMARILY ONE OR TWO NEWSPAPERS AND WATCHES ONE OR TWO TV STATIONS, SO, AND, AGAIN, YOU DON'T HAVE THAT MANY PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THIS PARTICULAR COUNTY. ))
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The preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
An attorney for the Roanoke Times says the company has not decided whether it will appeal the judge's decision.

7Farming-Campaign


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The campaign trail for Virginia's candidates for governor made its way through the State Fair of Virginia yesterday.
Both Democrat Don Beyer and Republican Jim Gilmore embraced a ten-point initiative to promote agriculture and forest products.
The candidates appeared at a forum sponsored by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and the Virginia Agribusiness Council.
The two groups want a balance between environmental protection and landowner rights.

7weather


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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... Look for partly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 60's to low 70s'.
Tonight will be clear and chilly with a big drop in temperatures.. overnight lows in the upper 30's to low 40's.
Taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/2/97
Thursday:

(Anniversary)
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SUPER=130-47/Robert Miller/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Nadja Smith/Penhook;



SUPER=130-/Toni Williams/Bassett;



SUPER=130-15/Chasity Hatcher/Salem;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-7/Hunter Wood/Wertz;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-15th/Mike & Diane Tyler/Roanoke;



Movie Review
"L.A. Confidential" lives up to its reputation. Its subtlety and nuance; and the moral ambiguity of its characters is fascinating. The setting, L.A. in the 50's, is beautifully evoked, but not intrusive.
Danny DeVito is a sleazy tabloid reporter who is fed stories from an L.A. detective (Kevin Spacey) who likes to see his name in print.
Australian actors Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe are antagonistic cops whose styles clash, but who find that the separate cases they are trying to solve are actually connected. James Cromwell is their commanding officer.
The strong multi-layered story is consistently compelling and the plot has some unusual twists and surprises. "L.A. Confidential" gets an A. It could be best movie of the year. cutopen
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55Power-Line


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A-E-P has selected its new preferred route for a high-voltage power line.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;

It has also chosen five alternatives, including Craig County.
A number of opponents have questioned the need for a new 765 kilovolt line, but American Electric Power hasn't built a new backbone here since 19-73, and the company claims the region risks major outtages without the construction.
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((DAN CARSON/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IT'S CRUCIAL FOR OUR BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE RELIABLE SERVICE IN THIS AREA. IT'S CRUCIAL TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE IN THIS SOUTHWEST AND WESTERN VIRGINIA REGION.))
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The 132- mile route crosses the state line west of Bluefield.
It moves south through Bland and Tazewell counties which were NOT a part of the previous plan.
The company claims the latest plan has the least impact on people and the environment.
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55E-Girls-girls


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TAPE#97-67
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Some call the dancing at the Girls, Girls, Girls of Virginia nightspot erotic.
But in a Roanoke Courtroom yesterday one expert added that the dances are designed to demonstrate the beauty of the human body and to portray a creative message.
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Judith Hanna was hired by the defense... in the case of the City of Roanoke versus "Girls, Girls, Girls.
The local strip club charged under local obscenity laws.
Hanna is from Maryland and received her education in New York,
but she has visited the the Roanoke nightclub, and viewed the videotape secretly recorded last May by vice squad officers.
Doctor Hanna says the performers are expressing their individual creativity.
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((JUDITH HANNA/ANTHROPOLOGIST: JUST LIKE NUDITY CAN CONVEY A WHOLE RANGE OF THINGS, TOUCH CAN CONVEY A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS. WHEN A DANCER TOUCHES HERSELF, IT MAY BE CALLING ATTENTION TO HER BODY, OR IT MAY BE COVERING PARTS OF THE BODY IN MODESTY SO IT COULD BE SEDUCTIVE.))
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The jury is due back this morning for instructions and closing arguments.

55E-Hooters


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More male workers will be added to the staff of Hooter's restaurants.
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But they won't be wearing the traditional Hooters outfits.
It's all part of a settlement the company reached in Chicago.
The nearly four million dollar settlement of a sexual discrimination lawsuit allows Hooters to continue luring male customers with a mostly female staff.
The owners of the Roanoke Hooter's tell News7 no men will be waiting tables at the Roanoke restaurant.
But the company will have to create new jobs such that men can fill.
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55Perdue


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In Caroll County, a fire call snowballed into a police chase.
Sheriff Warren Manning say when firemen arrived on the scene they found evidence of arson and a suspect.
Officials beleive 29- year- old James Andrew Perdue set the blaze.
When police tried to stop Perdue, he reportedly led them on a chase and the rammed a police car.
He was arrested and is being held in the Carroll County jail.

55Drug-Court


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A Richmond judge is seeking more money for the drug court program.
The experimental court is designed to rehabilitate long-time addicts and keep them out of prison.
Circuit Judge Donald Lemons told the State Crime Commission that the effort has had some success, but money has almost run out.
He's asking the Gerneral Assembly for more than 400 thousand dollars.

55weather


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Now a break from the news, and a look at our local forecast.
Partly sunny, breezy and cooler today, with highs around 70.
Clear and chilly overnight.
Lows dropping into the 30s.
Looking over the next four days....more sunshine and 70- degree temperatures.
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8Power-Line


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A new high- voltage power line will NOT cross into Craig county.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A-E-P selected its new preferred route and five alternatives.
Opponents have questioned the need for a new 765 kilovolt line, but American Electric Power hasn't built a new backbone here since 19-73, and the company claims the region risks major outtages without the construction.
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((DAN CARSON/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IT'S CRUCIAL FOR OUR BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE RELIABLE SERVICE IN THIS AREA. IT'S CRUCIAL TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE IN THIS SOUTHWEST AND WESTERN VIRGINIA REGION.))
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The 132- mile route crosses the state line west of Bluefield.
It moves south through Bland and Tazewell counties which were NOT a part of the previous plan.
The company claims the latest plan has the least impact on people and the environment.
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85-AEP-Reaction


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But critics of the power line are still not sold on the idea.
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The Giles County group, "Citizens Organized to Protect the Environment", believes the new route is actually worse than the old one--
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;


And that it appears to impact even MORE people.
Cliff Shaffer (SHAY-FER) says his argument is still the same-- that the power line is NOT needed.
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((CLIFF SHAFFER/POWER LINE OPPONENT: OUR PRIMARY POSITION, IS THAT THIS POWER LINE, IS NOT INTENDED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BUT INSTEAD TO ALLOW AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER TO SELL MORE ELECTRICITY, OUT OF STATE, AND OUT OF THIS REGION. ))
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Shaffer says his group has been in contact with Bland County concerning the powerline.

85-Grayson-Murder


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The two men accused of murder in Grayson County will be tried in court-- but NOT in front of cameras.
Judge Daniel Bird ruled in favor of Commonwealth's attorney, J-D Bolt when he argued cameras could make it harder to seat an impartial jury.
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The case against Louis Ceparano and Emmett Cressell, Junior has drawn publicity following racial allegations.
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;


The two white men are accused of killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson-- the only black man at a drinking party over the summer.
Ceparano's attorney says even though cameras are banned, he will probably ask for a change of venue.
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((JIMMY TURK/CEPARANO'S ATTORNEY:I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN 13 TO 15 CAPITAL MURDER CASES, AND IN EVERY SINGLE CASE, I GENERALLY FILE A MOTION TO HAVE THE VENUE CHANGED, AND EVERY ATTORNEY CITES, THAT PARTICULAR MOTION, THE PRETRIAL PUBLICITY THAT'S BEEN GENERATED UP TO THAT POINT AND TIME. ))
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An attorney for the Roanoke Times says he hasn't decided whether the newspaper will appeal the judge's decision.

8Girls-girls


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A jury will attempt to draw the line between art and obscenity today in Roanoke.
Yesterday, an anthropologist testified in support of nude dancing at the night club, "Girls, Girls, Girls".
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


Judith Hanna believes nude dancing is art.
She wasn't allowed to say that, because that's the decision of the jury.
But she's seen the videotapes police recorded last May... and says some of the dancers at the club are better than others.
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((JUDITH HANNA/ANTHROPOLOGIST: IF THEY WERE TO SEE "PASSION," THEY WOULD AGREE THAT IS AN ART FORM AND THAT SHE IS A VERY SKILLED DANCER.))
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The defense wanted to show a tape of the Broadway play, "Oh Calcutta," pointing out that it involves naked men AND women on stage, a production that has been put on three times at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The judge refused to let the jury watch the tape of the stage play.
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8weather


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Turning to the mid- week outlook--
Partly sunny and cooler today, with highs around 70.
Not quite as breezy today, with winds out of the northwest at 15 miles an hour.
Clear and cold tonight, with lows near 40.
Looking ahead at the extended forecast...
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