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7Fixed-Income


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The check should be in the mail if you're a Roanoke resident still waiting on your social security benefits for the month.
The League of Older Americans...
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


...says there's a new payment cycling system for those who signed up for benefits on or after May first.
Depending on when your birthday is, you'll get your check the second, third or fourth Wednesday of the month.
Officials say late checks are no cause for alarm.
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SOT-06:13:10
IN Q=I THINK IT HAS A LOT

((MICHELLE GEREAUX-KARIM/LOA SPOKESWOMAN; I THINK IT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE HOLIDAY AND IT COULD BE THIS PAYMENT CYCLING SYSTEM. IT COULD BE DIRECT DEPOSIT TOO. SOME PEOPLE DO RECEIVE A DIRECT DEPOSIT ON THEIR CHECK AND MAYBE THEY ARE NOT AWARE OF THAT.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Gereaux-Karim/LOA Spokeswoman;
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OUT Q=AWARE OF THAT.
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But no one can explain yesterday's mystery at the post office.
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SOT-06:33:56
IN Q=THE MAIL PROCESSING

((BILLY MARTIN/ROANOKE POSTMASTER; THE MAIL PROCESSING CENTER DOWNSTAIRS CALLED TO SAY THEY HAD FOUND EIGHT TRAYS OF MAILED DESTINED. IT WAS FROM THE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE, IT WAS SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS.))
SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Roanoke Postmaster;
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OUT Q=SECURITY CHECKS.
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Postal workers stayed on their routes until the four- thousand checks were delivered.
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7E-McCane


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TAPE#97-85
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Stalking charges will NOT be pursued against the Bedford County Sheriff Department's former number two man.
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Special prosecutor Fred King says there wasn't enough evidence to convict John McCane of stalking Tammy (GIN-ter) Ginther.
Ginther is a friend of McCane's estranged wife. McCane says (GIN-ter) Ginther used her influence as a dispatcher for the Lynchburg police department to have the warrant sworn out.
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SOT 00:30:52
IN Q=I think this

((JOHN MCCANE/LEAVING SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I THINK THIS IS A SUBVERSION OF THE SYSTEM. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT MS. GINTHER IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT. I PLAN ON HAVING MY RECORD EXPUNGED, BUT UNFORTUNATELY I CAN'T EXPUNGE THE DAMAGE THAT SHE HAD DONE TO ME, MY FAMILY AND MY REPUTATION.)) ((FRED KING/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: THE MAGISTRATE, WHOEVER ISSUED THE WARRANT AND I THINK IT WAS ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE TO ISSUE THE WARRANT, BUT NOW WE'RE NOT LOOKING AT PROBABLE CAUSE, WE'RE TRYING TO ASSESS THE CASE FROM A POSITION OF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.))
SUPER=01-John McCane/Leaving Sheriff's Dept.; :00
SUPER=01-Fred King/Special Prosecutor; :16
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OUT Q=a reasonable doubt.
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State police are still looking into whether McCane mis-used sheriff's department funds.
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7S-County-Supers


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TAPE#97-88
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School construction is on the minds of Roanoke County School Board members but they're looking to Richmond for some financial aid.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Board members met with local lawmakers yesterday morning, and at the top of their wish list is additional funding for public education and school construction.
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The county is preparing to implement recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission that could cost more than 120- million dollars, and the supervisors say the state should be a partner in that process.
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IN Q=I think they need

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I THINK THEY NEED TO PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS ON EDUCATION, AND TO DATE THEY HAVEN'T DONE THAT TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.)) ((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS NEED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN VIRGINIA. I THINK THE AVERAGE SCHOOL IS ABOUT 25 YEARS OLD. OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WE HAVE BETWEEN FOUR AND EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF CRITICAL NEEDS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. SO WE HAVE GOT TO DO SOMETHING.))
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Cranwell is proposing a constitutional amendment that would cap the state's rainy day fund, and funnel surplus revenues into a matching fund for school construction.

7Weather


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Turning to our Tuesday forecast, it could get wet today but will remain warm...


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7BIRTHDAYS! 1/7/98
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45E-Gilmore-Cabinet


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TAPE#97-82
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Differing opinions on Jim Gilmore's newly named cabinet... from diverse to devious.
NOT one of his nine cabinet secretaries is from southside or southwest Virginia.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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IN Q=They are inclusive
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SUPER=03-Richmond; :11
SUPER=01-Bryan Slater/Sec. of Admin.-Designee; :17
SUPER=01-Del. Alan Diamonstein/(D) Newport News; :56
SUPER=01-Sen. Patsy Ticer/(D) Alexandria; :18
SUPER=01-Sen. Charlie Waddell/Dep. Transportation Sec.-Designee; 1:18
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:36
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((sot 02:33:56

((JIM GILMORE: THEY ARE INCLUSIVE. A HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEAM. THEY'RE GOING TO BRING AN EXTRAORDINARY DEGREE OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE AND DEDICATION.))
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None of it from the perspectives of Southside or Southwest Virginia.
But apparently a new attitude about state workers.
SOT 02:42:00

((BRYAN SLATER: WE ALSO NEED TO BE ATTUNED TO ...HONESTLY AND EFFECTIVELY AS IT DOES.))
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Bryan Slater managed Jim Gilmore's campaign.
Wilbert Bryant moves up from Deputy Secetary to Secretary of Education.
Former Newport News Mayor Barry DuVal takes over at Commerce and Trade.
And Deputy Attorney General John Paul Woodley takes over the embattled Natural Resources Secretariat.
But it was for the lower level Deputy Secretary of Transportation appointment. that Gilmore got the loudest applause.
He stole a Democratic state Senator from the evenly split senate, drawing hisses from across the aisle.
SOT 21:41:33

((DEL. ALAN DIAMONSTEIN: SOME OF US MAKE DECISIONS ON HOW IT AFFECTS OUR FAMILY, AND HOW IT AFFECTS THE PEOPLE WHO HELP US GET WHERE WE ARE, AND THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL. OTHERS MAKE DECISIONS ON A VERY SELFISH BASIS.))
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((SEN. PATSY TICER: UNFORTUNATELY MONEY TALKS. AND THAT'S KIND OF WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.))
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Waddell says he's surprised to hear the criticism, after speaking to many other colleagues.
SOT 02:52:16

((SEN. CHARLIE WADDELL: THEY WERE ALL VERY VERY SUPPORTIVE OF MY DECISION. THEY UNDERSTOOD THE UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES OF MY LIFE. I'M 65 YEARS OLD. THIS IS A GOOD CAPSTONE FOR MY CAREER.))
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((SEN. PATSY TICER: WELL I THINK... BRILLIANT IN A DEMONIC SORT OF WAY.))
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Of his snub to southside and southwest, Gilmore says through a spokesman "Hey, we're having an inaugural ball down there."
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

45E-McCane


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Stalking charges have been dropped against former Bedford County sheriff's Lieutenant John McCane because of lack of evidence.
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Special prosecutor Fred King says there wasn't enough evidence to convict John McCane of stalking Tammy (GIN-ter) Ginther.
Ginther is a friend of McCane's estranged wife. McCane says (GIN-ter) Ginther used her influence as a dispatcher for the Lynchburg police department to have the warrant sworn out.
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((JOHN MCCANE/LEAVING SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I THINK THIS IS A SUBVERSION OF THE SYSTEM. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT MS. GINTHER IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT. I PLAN ON HAVING MY RECORD EXPUNGED, BUT UNFORTUNATELY I CAN'T EXPUNGE THE DAMAGE THAT SHE HAD DONE TO ME, MY FAMILY AND MY REPUTATION.)) ((FRED KING/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: THE MAGISTRATE, WHOEVER ISSUED THE WARRANT AND I THINK IT WAS ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE TO ISSUE THE WARRANT, BUT NOW WE'RE NOT LOOKING AT PROBABLE CAUSE, WE'RE TRYING TO ASSESS THE CASE FROM A POSITION OF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.))
SUPER=01-John McCane/Leaving Sheriff's Dept.; :00
SUPER=01-Fred King/Special Prosecutor; :16
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OUT Q=a reasonable doubt.
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State police are still looking into whether McCane mis-used sheriff's department funds.
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45weather


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Checking your wet Tuesday forecast--
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, with a high near 60.
Lingering clouds and rain possible, with a low only dropping to around 50.
It's shaping up to be a rainy forecast for the next few days.
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8E-Jessie


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TAPE#97-84
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***ANCHOR TAG***
The mother and step-father of a four- year- old murder victim will be back in a Montgomery County courtroom today.
Elizabeth Jessie has already admitted her role in the death of her young daughter.
Now her husband wills stand trial for his alleged involvement in the murder.
Teresa Hamilton has more on the trial.
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((
Kenneth Jessie pleaded NOT guilty to first degree murder and child abuse.
The charges stem from the death of his four year old step-daughter-- Annie Leftwich.
Authorities say the little girl was beaten, burned, bound and gagged in her Dickenson County home, last May, possibly as punishment for bedwetting.
It took court officials several hours to seat a jury. TAKE SU
The potential jurors were asked questions such as how many children they have and their thoughts on parenting.
But most importantly prosecutors and the defense tried to decipher their feelings on child abuse. END SU
Several potential jurors were actually excused early on-- saying they could NOT handle such a sensitive issue.
Jessie's wife, Elizabeth, was also in court.
She pleaded guilty to felony child abuse and second degree murder.
Her attorney says she MAY testify against her husband.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg. ))
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Elizabeth Jessie faces up to 50- years in prison when sentenced.

8Social-Security


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Thousands of missing social security checks found their way to Roanoke.
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Roanoke's main postal branch can't explain where eight trays filled with four- thousand undelivered social security checks came from.
Roanoke's postmaster says he realizes people living on fixed incomes want and need to get their money on time.
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SOT-06:34:47
IN Q=we know

((WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THE CHECKS ARE TO THE LIVELIHOOD OF OUR CUSTOMERS. WHEN WE HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT WE'LL DO ANYTHING THAT WE HAVE TO DO TO GET 'EM DELIVERED.))
SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Roanoke Postmaster;
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The League of Older Americans says a new payment system could be responsible for some other people not getting their benefits check.
Those checks aren't lost, they're being delivered on a different schedule.
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SOT-06:12:37
IN Q=if your birthday falls

((MICHELLE GEREAUX-KARIM/LOA SPOKESWOMAN; IF YOUR BIRTHDAY FALLS BETWEEN THE FIRST AND THE TENTH OF THE MONTH, YOU'LL RECEIVE YOUR CHECK ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY. IF IT FALLS BETWEEN THE ELEVENTH AND THE 20TH OF THE MONTH, YOU'LL RECEIVE IT ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY AND IF YOUR BIRTHDAY FALLS BETWEEN THE 21ST AND THE 31ST OF THE MONTH, IT WILL BE THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Gereaux-Karim/LOA Spokeswoman;
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OUT Q=fourth Wednesday
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Gereaux-Karim says the new system started the first of the year and applies only to those who signed up for social security on or after May first last year.
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8E-McCane


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TAPE#97-85
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A stalking charge has been dropped against the former second in command at the Bedford county sheriff's department.
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Special prosecutor Fred King says there wasn't enough evidence to convict John McCane of stalking Tammy Ginther.
Ginther is a friend of McCane's estranged wife. McCane says Ginther used her influence as a dispatcher for the Lynchburg police department to have the warrant sworn out.
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SOT 00:30:52
IN Q=I think this

((JOHN MCCANE/LEAVING SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I THINK THIS IS A SUBVERSION OF THE SYSTEM. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT MS. GINTHER IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT. I PLAN ON HAVING MY RECORD EXPUNGED, BUT UNFORTUNATELY I CAN'T EXPUNGE THE DAMAGE THAT SHE HAD DONE TO ME, MY FAMILY AND MY REPUTATION.)) ((FRED KING/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: THE MAGISTRATE, WHOEVER ISSUED THE WARRANT AND I THINK IT WAS ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE TO ISSUE THE WARRANT, BUT NOW WE'RE NOT LOOKING AT PROBABLE CAUSE, WE'RE TRYING TO ASSESS THE CASE FROM A POSITION OF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.))
SUPER=01-John McCane/Leaving Sheriff's Dept.; :00
SUPER=01-Fred King/Special Prosecutor; :16
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OUT Q=a reasonable doubt.
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State police are still looking into whether McCane mis-used sheriff's department funds.
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8weather


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Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast--
Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers today, highs around 60.
Staying cloudy tonight, with rain possible.
Lows near 50.
The four day forecast stays wet until Friday...
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