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Thirty-Weather

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7E-Girls-Girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


There will be no more nude dances at the "Girls Girls Girls" night club.
Yesterday a Roanoke jury found the club guilty of violating city and state obscenity laws.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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IN Q=The jury found the
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :11
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Prosecutor; :15
SUPER=01-Keith Guthrie/Club Owner; :35
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OUT Q=EE, News 7


(( After taking a second look at undercover police video tapes, the jury found the club guilty on all 16 counts, including one count of presenting an obscene performance.
The club faces a total 40 thousand dollar fine on all counts. 14:13:25 Nagel:
SOT
IN Q=we'll have to

((DENNIS NAGEL/PROSECUTOR; WE'LL HAVE TO DECIDE WHETHER IT'S APPROPRIATE TO RETURN TO THE CLUB AND SEE WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE NOW COMPLYING WITH THE CITY ORDINANCE OR WHETHER WE WAIT AGAIN UNTIL THE COMMUNITY SPEAKS OUT ABOUT IT.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=about it


The prosecutor adds, if the same conduct continues, the dancers and managers could be charged individually.
SOT 13:54:12
IN Q=We plan to

((KEITH GUTHRIE/CLUB OWNER; WE PLAN TO APPEAL IT, AND I HOPE FOR A BETTER VERDICT NEXT TIME AROUND. AS FAR AS NOW, I GUESS WE'RE JUST BACK YOU KNOW BUSINESS AS USUAL, JUST TRY TO KEEP THE SHOW GOING. You would risk further penalties by staying open and doing business as usual? WE PLAN TO STAY OPEN. WHETHER OR NOT WE MODIFY THE SHOW THAT DEPENDS ON SOME ADVISEMENT FROM OUR ATTORNEY.))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=from our attorney


They DID modify the show... A sign outside says due to a legal situation, the club is temporarily not performing nude shows...
According to one patron, the dancers performed topless, wearing g-strings.
A manager says the club didn't want to risk any of the dancers being arrested. STANDUP MANAGEMENT DIDN'T WANT TO TALK ON CAMERA, BUT DID TELL US THIS IS A PRETTY TYPICAL CROWD FOR A WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE NEW RESTRICTIONS ON THE DANCERS DON'T APPEAR TO BE AFFECTING ATTENDANCE. AND THEY SAY MANY OF THE PATRONS INSIDE TOLD THEM THEY INTEND TO KEEP SUPPORTING THE CLUB.
The appeals court decision may determine if the dancers here ever take it all off again.
Eric Earnhart, News 7, Roanoke.))

7Detention-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Three and a half million dollars is the price to expand Danville's juvenile detention center.
The facilities are too small for the amount of inmates so officials are hoping to double its size.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Seven inmates currently sleep on mattresses on the floor.
Small rooms are just one of many weak spots of the W.W. Moore Juvenile Detention Home.
Neighboring counties currently pay to house their juveniles here...
Rather than create a partnership to share the cost it looks like, for now, Danville will remain the sole owner, with complete control.
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SOT 1:23:42
IN Q=If you can do it yourself

((JOHN HAMLIN/CITY COUNCIL: IF YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF, THAT'S YOUR FIRST OPTION, ALWAYS. IF YOU HAVE TO BRING IN PARTNERS TO DO IT, THAT'S ANOTHER OPTION.))
SUPER=01-John Hamlin/City Council; RUNS=:08
OUT Q=that's another option
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VO-NAT


The mayor says he's going to fasttrack this issue.
He hopes city council can make a decision next Tuesday.
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7E-Bickley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=Bickley


A not guilty verdict was returned for a Wythe County man accused of making threats over the phone to the I-R-S.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


A federal judge decided there was not enough evidence to convict David Bickley of threatening federal employees.
Bickley admits he told the woman to take a gun and blow his brains out, but he says he did not do it with intent to frighten her.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 17;


Last March -- Bickley chained himself to a bench at the federal courthouse to show his distrust for the government.
He says the I-R-S shortchanged him on his taxes.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Thursday weather outlook...
Sunny and cool today with highs only in the mid to upper 60's.
Tonight look clear with chilly nighttime temperatures in the 30's and 40's,
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/3/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-/Susie Huffman/Natural Bridge Station;



SUPER=130-2/Reggie Arthur/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-76/Bill Hurley/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-16/Christy Phoniex/Christiansburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-17th/Nelson & Janice Richards/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Alexis Lytton/Snowville;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-52nd/Eural & Agnes Sigmon/Thaxton;



SUPER=130-1/Rachel Dix/Salem;



SUPER=130-15/Diane Ross/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-12/John Rothgelb/Salem;



SUPER=130-48/Roger Martin/Bassett;


Saturday:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-17th/Roger & Robin Smith/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-13/Michael Nichols/Bassett;



SUPER=130-1/Mitchell Alexander/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-51/Elizabeth Vess/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-75/Donald Adshire/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-6/Leslie Steele/Christiansburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-39th/Percy & Gail Moore/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-16/Katrice Wade/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-3/John Payne/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-/Carol Martin/Martinsville;



No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Jenny Tyler/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-2/Grady Saunders/Goodview;



SUPER=130-26/John Slayton/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Ann Glenn/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Lou Bentley/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Glenn Voss/Snow Creek;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-/Jerry & Nancy Coppins/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Shenisha Preston/Union Hall;



SUPER=130-62/Richard James/Penhook;



SUPER=130-/Gillie Craighead/Penhook;



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555-Girls-Girls


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Dancers at "Girls, Girls, Girls" of Virginia will be taking off less in their stage shows.
Yesterday a Roanoke jury determined that nude dancing the nightclub is obscene rather than artistic.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Club Management expected the jury to return a guilty verdict, but the owners were stunned by the decision: guilty on ALL 16 counts- -including one obscenity charge.
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SOT 13:54:40
IN Q=I still don't

((KEITH GUTHRIE/CLUB OWNER: I STILL DON'T BELIEVE WE DID ANYTHING UNLAWFUL MYSELF. But it doesn't make a difference to you one way or another. You're still convicted of a crime. THAT'S RIGHT. AT THIS POINT IN TIME, THAT'S RIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Keith Guthrie/Club Owner
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OUT Q=that's right (double out)
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VO-NAT


Guthrie insists the club will remain open.
He says the maximum fine-- of 40-thousand dollars will not put the club out of business.
He says they'd already toned down the show since the indictments were returned in June.... and may make further modifications.
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SOT 14:14:30
IN Q=IF THE

((DENNIS NAGEL/PROSECUTOR: IF THE SAME CONDUCT WERE TO CONTINUE, THEN CERTAINLY THE DANCERS AND THE MANAGERS COULD EACH BE CHARGED, COULD EACH FACE A YEAR IN JAIL. AND THEY NOW KNOW THAT A JURY HAS GIVEN A MAXIMUM SENTENCE ON A CORPORATION AND WOULD CERTAINLY DO IT AT THEIR OWN RISK.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Prosecutor
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OUT Q=their own risk.
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SS=HOLD


The owners of the club have said all along they intended to appeal any conviction.

55Detention-Center


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#net (edit of 97-66)
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Danville's juvenile detention center is bursting at the seams.
The center needs to double its size to keep up with the number of extra young offenders coming in.
It will cost city taxpayers about three and a half million dollars.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Seven inmates currently sleep on mattresses on the floor.
Small rooms are just one of many weak spots of the W.W. Moore Juvenile Detention Home.
Neighboring counties currently pay to house their juveniles here...
Rather than create a partnership to share the cost it looks like, for now, Danville will remain the sole owner, with complete control.
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SOT 1:23:42
IN Q=If you can do it yourself

((JOHN HAMLIN/CITY COUNCIL: IF YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF, THAT'S YOUR FIRST OPTION, ALWAYS. IF YOU HAVE TO BRING IN PARTNERS TO DO IT, THAT'S ANOTHER OPTION.))
SUPER=01-John Hamlin/City Council; RUNS=:08
OUT Q=that's another option
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VO-NAT


The mayor says he's going to fasttrack this issue.
He hopes city council can make a decision next Tuesday.
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55Rutherford


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Jones, Paula


A Charlottesville group is throwing is support behind Paula Jones case.
The Rutherford Institute says it will help Jones with her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton.
The Institute says its wants to show that no one, including the President, is above the law.
The Rutherford Institute was involved recently in the controversy over a Montvale boy's right to read a Rush Limbaugh book at school.

55S-Piedmont-Mills


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


The Lynchburg Chapter of the Sons of Italy has a historic new home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The 120- year- old Piedmont Mills building on Jefferson Street was auctioned off to the organization for 47 thousand, 500 dollars.
The Sons of Italy is hosting next week's Italian Festival along the riverfront.
It plans to use the structure for its new lodge.
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SOT 2:27:51
IN Q=All of our

((MICHAEL BUSCEMI/SONS OF ITALY PRESIDENT: ALL OF OUR MEMBERS ARE FROM LYNCHBURG AND THE NAME OF OUR LODGE HAS A DOUBLE MEANING WITH ROME PLUS LYNCHBURG, SO IT WAS LOGICAL TO PLACE THE PHYSICAL LODGE ITSELF INSIDE THE CITY LIMITS.))
SUPER=01-Michael Buscemi/Sons of Italy President; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=the city limits.
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The building had been assessed at close to 65- thousand dollars.
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55weather


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Let's take a moment now to check the Thursday forecast--
Sunny and continued cool today, with highs in the upper 60s.
Clear and cool again tonight, with lows near 40.
The extended outlook is calling for sunny, but warmer weather as we head into the weekend.
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85-Girls-Girls


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Patrons of Roanoke's "Girls, Girls, Girls" nightclub will be seeing a lot LESS of the dancers from now on.
A Roanoke jury yesterday ruled that nude dancing is not artistic, but obscene.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Club Management expected the jury to return a guilty verdict, but the owners were stunned by the decision: guilty on ALL 16 counts- -including one obscenity charge.
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SOT 13:54:40
IN Q=I still don't

((KEITH GUTHRIE/CLUB OWNER: I STILL DON'T BELIEVE WE DID ANYTHING UNLAWFUL MYSELF. But it doesn't make a difference to you one way or another. You're still convicted of a crime. THAT'S RIGHT. AT THIS POINT IN TIME, THAT'S RIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Keith Guthrie/Club Owner
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=that's right (double out)
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VO-NAT


Guthrie insists the club will remain open.
He says the maximum fine-- of 40-thousand dollars will not put the club out of business.
He says they'd already toned down the show since the indictments were returned in June.... and may make further modifications.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:14:30
IN Q=IF THE

((DENNIS NAGEL/PROSECUTOR: IF THE SAME CONDUCT WERE TO CONTINUE, THEN CERTAINLY THE DANCERS AND THE MANAGERS COULD EACH BE CHARGED, COULD EACH FACE A YEAR IN JAIL. AND THEY NOW KNOW THAT A JURY HAS GIVEN A MAXIMUM SENTENCE ON A CORPORATION AND WOULD CERTAINLY DO IT AT THEIR OWN RISK.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Prosecutor
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=their own risk.
ANCHOR=
SS=HOLD


The owners of the club have said all along they intended to appeal any conviction.

85-Dolan-Earley


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=robertson


Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson and Republican hopeful Mark Early have been trading financial favors.
Robertson has contributed 35- thousand dollars to Early's campaign this year.
SS=early


And three years ago, Earley sponsored a bill in the state Senate to give one of Robertson's real estate ventures an 875-thousand dollar a year tax break.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Democratic opponent Bill Dolan says Earley went behind the back of Chesapeake's City Council to take the bill to the General Assembly.
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SOT 10:16:14
IN Q=This maneuver

((BILL DOLAN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: THIS MANEUVER REFLECTS VERY BAD JUDGMENT AT BEST, AND FAVORITISM TO A MAJOR POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR AT WORST.))
SUPER=@Dolan;
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OUT Q=at worst.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Earley says the retirement community Robertson eventually built in Virginia Beach would have been a non-profit charitable organization, and it's residents' spending would have boosted the local economy.
Dolan says with entry fees ranging up to 495-thousand dollars, the retirement community was NOT exactly a charity.
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8Campaigning


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


Pat Robertson is ALSO linked to Virginia's Governor and Attorney General races.
State Democrats have launched a campaign to portray the G-O-P candidates as conservative extremists tied to the religious right.
The effort includes a T-V ad that depicts Republican candidate for governor Jim Gilmore as a puppet of Robertson.
Gilmore denies that Robertson bought any influence with the contributions.

8Detention-Center


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#net (edit of 97-66)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Danville's home for troubled teens is experiencing some growing pains of its own.
The juvenile detention center might double in size, costing city taxpayers about three and a half million dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Seven inmates currently sleep on mattresses on the floor.
Small rooms are just one of many weak spots of the W.W. Moore Juvenile Detention Home.
Neighboring counties currently pay to house their juveniles here...
Rather than create a partnership to share the cost it looks like, for now, Danville will remain the sole owner, with complete control.
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SOT 1:23:42
IN Q=If you can do it yourself

((JOHN HAMLIN/CITY COUNCIL: IF YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF, THAT'S YOUR FIRST OPTION, ALWAYS. IF YOU HAVE TO BRING IN PARTNERS TO DO IT, THAT'S ANOTHER OPTION.))
SUPER=01-John Hamlin/City Council; RUNS=:08
OUT Q=that's another option
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VO-NAT


The mayor says he hopes city council can make a decision next Tuesday.
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8weather


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Time for a quick check on today's weather--
It'll be sunny and cool, with high temperatures staying in the 60s.
Clear and chilly tonight, with lows around 40.
More sunshine for the next four days...
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