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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

The old and the new:
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX.
We'll meet the new man at the helm of the Salem V-A Medical Center... on the very day that ousted director John Presley takes his appeal to the MERIT System Protection Board.
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VO-NAT


And the sculpture controversy on Mill Mountain. A live report on where we are on that.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight on News 7 sports, we'll meet one of the NBA's top photographers, a Northside high school grad. Plus, Gordon gets set for surgery, and Panthers try to stay in the playoff hunt.
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But the hunt and the chase may be over for Bam Morris. The troubled Ravens' star is arrested again.
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Presley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=John Presley


An Administrative Law Judge heard specific allegations today against Doctor John Presley.
It was the first public airing of the charges that cost Presley his job as Director of the V-A Medical Center in Salem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Various witnesses recounted tales of in-appropriate remarks from Presley, unwelcome advances, even kissing and fondling female employees at the Veterans Hospital.
Presley was fired after the women complained privately to ASSOCIATE Director Bill Delamater.
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((WILLIAM DELAMATER/FORMER ASSOC. DIR., SALEM V.A. MED CTR: AT THE TIME I FELT IN A VERY AWKWARD POSITION WITH PEOPLE TELLING ME THINGS BUT YET NOBODY WANTING TO GO PUBLIC OR PRESS FORMAL CHARGES. YES, I FELT LIKE I WAS IN A QUANDARY, BETWEEN THE OLD ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, AS THEY SAY.))
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* * * Keith on ENG * * *
When Presley got wind of it, he immediately presented Delamater with a written request for his resignation.
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IN Q=Well, when he

((WELL, WHEN HE TURNED THE TABLES ON ME, THAT MADE MY POSITION FAIRLY EASY, THEN I REPORTED THE INFORMATION THAT I HAD TO HIS SUPERVISOR.))
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VO-NAT


Presley declined to be interviewed on camera, but said: "I hope your second in command never decides to undermine your position."
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Delamater says it's no secret he was interested in becoming director. He's now ASSOCIATE Director of the V-A Hospital in Memphis.

VA-Hospital


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Dr. Presley's permanent replacement was in town to meet the troops today.
Dr. Stephen Lemons is moving out of the V-A's administration in Washington to take over operations in Salem.
He says he's excited about the chance to deal with veterans face to face.
As he met with V-A staff members today, Lemons had little to say about his predecessor's problems.
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SOT 10:19:53
IN Q=but since I've

((DR. STEPHEN LEMONS/DIRECTOR; SINCE I'VE COME FROM A DIFFERENT PART OF THE ORGANIZATION, I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THAT, BUT THE QUALITY OF LEADERSHIP THEY'VE HAD IN THE INTERIM HERE HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Lemons/Director;
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VO-NAT


Lemons says he'd like to see every eligible veteran in the valley enrolled in the VA's health care system.
He'll be on the job full time next month.
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Lewis-Gale


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale


A major restructuring is planned by the corporation that owns Lewis-Gale Hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The parent company, Columbia H-C-A, announced today that in an effort to create smaller, more independent operating units, the medical giant may sell as many as 100 hospitals.
The staff at Lewis Gale expects to find out sometime this week how the Salem hospital might be impacted.
For the past few months federal investigators have been looking into whether Columbia was involved in Medicaid and Nedicare fraud, but that investigation has NOT involved Lewis Gale.
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Mill-Mountain


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=dal
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


A question of proper procedure has delayed the Sister Cities Sculpture Garden on Mill Mountain.
Roanoke City Council won't give the project the final go ahead until the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee studies the proposal.
Double Boxes=Keith and Denise/Microwave


Denise Allen is on Mill Mountain with an update. Denise?
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


He went on a spending spree after embezzling 400 thousand dollars from his government job--now a former county administrator will be spending time behind bars. That story is coming up on News 7 at Six.
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and hunters have been looking forward to this day--but what's it like for the man who has to enforce safety rules?
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ANCHOR=Patrick

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Mitchell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=Billy Mitchell


"Nothing could be more harmful to our democracy" than the actions of Billy Mitchell.
That's the opinion of James Jones.... the judge who sentenced the former Carroll County administrator to FIVE years in prison for embezzling taxpayer's dollars.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton was in federal court and joins us from our Blacksburg Newsroom.
Teresa, what point was the judge trying to make?
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Keith, the judge was referring to the seriousness of Mitchell's actions.
In the judge's opinion-- crimes like this one-- are the reason people distrust government.
An opinion shared by the lead prosecutor.
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((RICH LLORET/ASSISTANT U-S ATTORNEY:I THINK PEOPLE'S PERCEPTION OF GOVERNMENT IS COLORED BY HOW THEIR CIVIL SERVANTS BEHAVE AND IN THIS CASE-- MR. MITCHELL STOLE MONEY AND LAUNDERED MONEY THAT BELONGED TO TAXPAYERS. ))
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In the end, Mitchell DID take full responsbility for his actions-- saying greed was the reason he devised an elaborate scheme-- stealing more than 400- thousand dollars in county funds.
Money used to buy expensive watches and other items--
Mitchell WAS ordered to make restitution--
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((RICH LLORET/ASSISTANT U-S ATTORNEY:I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT PEOPLE'S OPINION OF GOVERNMENT CAN BE MENDED, SOMEWHAT BY THE FACT, THAT MR. MITCHELL WAS CAUGHT AND PROSECUTED AND RECEIVED A STIFF SENTENCE FOR WHAT HE DID. ))
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Mitchell's attorney tried to erase about 35- thousand dollars from the bill--
Arguing that the county owed Mitchell payment for comp, vacation and sick leave that was never used.
But the judge said that wasn't his responsibility to decide, Keith.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave
(Keith question--What about state charges against Mitchell?)




Road-Needs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=None


Message received.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A legislative commission working on Virginia's future transportation needs says it will NOT ask for a gas tax increase.
Or any other tax increase -- for now.
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((DEL. BILLY ROBINSON/D-NORFOLK: THAT IS A DECISION THAT IS GONNA HAVE TO BE DEVELOPED OVER TIME. I THINK THAT THIS PAST GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION SENDS A SIGNAL.))
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VO-NAT


The commission says NO tax increase leaves the state at least ten BILLION dollars short to pay for roads, rails, buses, and ports over the next two decades.
Governor Allen's transportation secretary says that's okay.
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IN Q=Right now

((ROB MARTINEZ/VA. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT A SITUATION FOR EVERY 18.3 CENTS THAT WE PAY FOR EVERY GALLON IN FEDERAL TAXES, WE GET ABOUT 12 CENTS OF THAT BACK. MABYE 60 PERCENT. AND THAT'S JUST NOT TOLERABLE. SO I'M CERTAINLY NOT-- I DON'T SUPPORT A TAX INCREASE. BUT PARTICULARLY NOW, IT'S INAPPROPRIATE FOR US WHEN WE'RE NOW GETTING, FOR TRANSPORTATION, ALL OF THE TAXES THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY PAYING.))
SUPER=01-Rob Martinez/Va. Secretary of Transportation;
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TALENT=Keith
SS=None


Martinez says many "wish list" projects -- like Interstate 73 through southwest Virginia -- can be scaled down, delayed, or funded by private sources.

1-Welfare


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Second Chance at Success

**Note Anchor Tag**
It's known as one of the toughest welfare reform plans in the country--and the Allen Administration says it's working.
The Governor says over the last two years welfare reform has put 11 thousand welfare receipients back in the workforce, and reduced the number of people receiving public assistance by 40 percent.
Many of those relying on assistance have worked before.
Others are about to experience a major lifestyle change. Take Fullscreen Second Chance at Success
This week we have a special series of reports, "A Second Chance at Success".
Tonight Kimberly McBroom looks at how some people are preparing to enter the labor force.
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IN Q=All right. Very good.
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SUPER=01-Ruth Hendrick/Employment Services; :11
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SUPER=07-Kimberly Byrd; 1:27
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Words of encouragement in a class created to help welfare recipients make the transition back into the workforce.
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((RUTH HENDRICK/EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: WE HAVE PEOPLE WITH EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDS FROM BEING MARGINALLY LITERATE, RIGHT THROUGH FOUR YEAR DEGREES. ))
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The Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare, or VIEW, requires participants to attend a job readiness class before pounding the pavement.
The course is taught through Total Action Against Poverty, in cooperation with social services.
This is casual day.
But for the remainder of the course, participants must dress in business attire.
Patricia Riddle will be new to the working world-- having never even put together a resume.
But the mother of two small daughters is set on changing her life.
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SOT tape 6 10:34:14

((PATRICIA RIDDLE: I'VE BEEN ON THE SYSTEM FOR FIVE YEARS AND I DEFINITELY WANT TO GET OUT BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE A FUTURE FOR MY CHILDREN. THINGS I DIDN'T HAVE WHEN I GREW UP. I WANT TO MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL FOR MY KIDS. ))
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Riddle is among the students in the two- week course, who must make contacts with at least 40 potential employers.
The job training sessions focus on setting goals, dressing for success, and interviewing effectively.
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SOT tape 6 10:27:34

((YOU HAVE THE POWER TO SELL. ))
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Kimberly Byrd has only been getting welfare checks for a month, but already she's getting restless.
Byrd says she's always held down a job, and she's hoping this class will help her get back to work.
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SOT tape 6 11:02:20

((KIMBERLY BYRD: MY THOUGHT IS, EVERYBODY GETS DOWN. IT'S JUST GETTING BACK UP AGAIN IS WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. AND I LOOK AT IT LIKE, THIS IS AN ADVANTAGE FOR EVERYBODY ON THE SYSTEM TO IMPROVE, TO GET OUT THERE TO GET A JOB. ))
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Standup here
While welfare REFORM is making new demands on welfare RECIPIENTS, it seems the biggest challenge is for them to keep the faith as they struggle to start again.
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SOT tape 6 10:37:39

((PATRICIA RIDDLE: YOU THINK YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT. YOU DON'T THINK YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO FIND A JOB RIGHT AWAY AND MAKE IT. I'M GOING TO MAKE IT, BEST I CAN. ))
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Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
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TALENT=KEITH
SS=Second Chance at Success


Tomorrow, we'll hear from a welfare recipient who has an extensive employment background.
Her dilemma-- trying to find work AND child care that are compatible.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

Stocks were up across the board today, with banking and technology shares leading the way. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow gained 126 points to close at 76 hundred 98.
NASDAQ was up 31 points.


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Deer-Season


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Hunting Season


Today was the day hunters have been waiting weeks for.. the opening of the general firearm season for deer.
It's also the BUSY season for game wardens.. Steve Smallshaw takes us for a ride with two of them in Bedford County.
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For Sgt. Steve Pike and Lt. Dennis Mullins, this was the start of a very long two weeks of work.
As scores of hunters head to the woods for the deer rifle season, Pike and Mullins are tagging along to make sure they all play by the rules.
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((SGT. STEVE PIKE/GAME WARDEN: 99 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE OUT HERE ARE DOING IT BY THE RULES... TO STOP THAT.))
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It's that one percent that can cause problems.
This man and his son not only couldn't prove they had permission to hunt this land near Big Island, but they were on the wrong property anyway.
Both got a trespassing summons for their trouble.
natsot 12:42:18

((THE LAW REQUIRES IF THE PROPERTY'S POSTED, YOU GOT TO HAVE WRITTEN PERMISSION, YOU GOT TO KEEP THAT PERMISSION ON YOUR PERSON.))
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((I DO TELL YOU THERE WAS NO INTENTION, I NEVER BROKE THE LAW BEFORE IN MY LIFE AND I ALWAYS TRY TO STAY AS CORRECT AS I CAN.))
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Farther down the road, these men had permission AND their licenses, but they were warned about mixing alcohol and firearms.
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((LET'S DO THE MEASUREMENTS, THE ANTLER AND THE AGE..))
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Biologists expect the state's deer population to hold steady.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, more problems for Bam-Bam, the Panthers have dug themselves a huge hole, Gordon prepares of surgery,
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and we'll meet one of the top still photographers in the NBA - Northside high school graduate Scott Cunningham.
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S-Bam


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-4
SS=BALTIMORE RAVENS


We begin tonight with more disturbing news concerning trouble Baltimore Ravens star Bam Morris.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Morris was charged today with assaulting a woman at a party.
The altercation started last night when Morris' wife accused the woman of having an affair with the running back.
Morris allegedly grabbed April Brittain by the arms and throat and tried to choke her.
Morris missed the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. That's led to a hearing next week in Texas for violating his parole.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


If you thought the Redskins last second loss to the Cowboys yesterday was a back breaker, think how the Panthers
SS=panthers


must be feeling tonight.
Yesterday the 49ers completed a sweep of Carolina, clinched a playoff berth and in the process dropped the Panthers to 5-and-6 on the season.
In other words the Panthers must win the rest of their games or forget about the playoffs.
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((KERRY COLLINS/PANTHERS QUARTERBACK:)) ((ERIC DAVIS/PANTHERS CORNERBACK:))
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S-Gordon


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=GORDON


Jeff Gordon clinched his second Winston Cup championship yesterday in Atlanta by finishing 17th in the NAPA 500.
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Gordon has now won the title two out of the past three seasons.
But he won't be talking about the feat for a couple of weeks.
He's set to undergo some throat surgery this week to have a polyp removed from one of his vocal cords.
Doctors expect him to recover fully.
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S-Photog


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The 1997-98 NBA season has been in full swing for a couple of weeks now, and no one has been following the bouncing ball any harder than
SS=CUNNINGHAM


Scott Cunningham. The 1977 Northside high school graduate is one of just forty contracted free lance still photographers in the league, who'se job is to keep the players in focus.
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SUPER=01-Scott Cunningham/NBA Photographer; :00
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(( When the NBA came to Roanoke last month, many folks took advantage of the chance to see an pro game without traveling out of town.
Cunningham never rarely has such a luxury, his life is bouncing around the league and taking pictures from Vancouver to Miami. ((SCOTT CUNNINGHAM/NBA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOG:))
Scott began his photography career by sneaking into Virginia Tech games and taking stills. He later moved on to the Art institute of Atlanta where he began trading the Hawks, Falcons and Braves pictures for tickets.
Times have changed greatly since then. His photos have made the cover of Sports Illustrated twice, and in 1987 he spent the entire NASCAR season following Richard Petty around the country shooting pictures of the King for the book - "The World of King Richard." ((SCOTT CUNNINGHAM:))
Cunningham lives just outside of Atlanta these days but he still considers Roanoke home and rarely lets a day go by without calling his parents Ches & Martha.)) ((SCOTT CUNNINGHAM:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=CUNNINGHAM


Cunningham actually got to stay close to home last night. He was in Atlanta shooting a Sports Illustrated cover on the unbeaten Atlanta Hawks. Wx-Tape
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