06:00-01

E-Exotic-Dancing

ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=NONE


No laws were in place last summer to govern the opening of a strip bar in Wythe County.
Now, the board of supervisors is just steps away from resolving the issue with the aid of an ordinance which helps define obscenity.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Rev. Michael Hoyle/Ordinance Supporter; :00 QUICK!!!!!!
SUPER=03-Wytheville; :07
SUPER=@File; :21
SUPER=01-Olin Armentrout/Ordinance Supporter; :28
SUPER=@Teresa1;
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Wythe County.

((
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7:15:04
SOT
IN Q=It's time

((REV. MICHAEL HOYLE/WYTHE CO. RESIDENT: IT'S TIME FOR WYTHE COUNTY TO STEP FORWARD AND TO TAKE A POSITION ON THIS. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=on this.


The Reverend Michael Hoyle was instrumental in drafting the ordinance which now rests with the board of supervisors.
The ordinance essentially outlaws PUBLIC strip bars and other establishments which may encourage questionable sexual behavior.
No such ordinance was in place last summer-- when Harmony Hall opened for business.
The strip bar is NOW closed.
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7:26:05
SOT
IN Q=I frequently

((OLIN ARMENTROUT/WYTHE CO. RESIDENT:I FREQUENTLY HERE PEOPLE MAKE THE STATEMENT THAT YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE MORALITY, AND YOU CAN'T, BUT TO DO NOTHING, YOU CERTAINLY WOULD BREED IMMORALITY. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=breed immorality.


The ordinance would penalize the person exhibiting the questionable behavior-- his or her employer-- as well as the person who owned the establishment.
The ordinance does offer exemptions to the rule-- such as plays, ballets and dramas.
In the end-- the board did NOT take a stand-- after one member made a motion to clarify some of the ordinance's wording. su
Once the revision is made-- the ordinance is expected to pass without any problem-- when the board meets at its next meeting in early February.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Wythe County. ))

Pope


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Pope JP II


The waiting is just about over for Cubans, who have spent days preparing for the historic visit by Pope John Paul, the Second.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;


From painting buildings, to filling potholes-- Cuban residents are hoping to make a good impression with the spiritual leader.
Special masses have been held throughout the country in advance of the papal visit.
And a bishop who was expelled from Cuba in 19-61 has been allowed to return to his old parish.
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Moneta-Bypass


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 97-100)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Building a bypass around Moneta seemed like a good idea to most residents... until they heard it meant closing off the railroad crossing in the center of town.
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VO-NAT


At a packed town meeting, residents asked V-DOT and the commonwealth transportation board to reconsider.
Closing the crossing, they say, would kill their little town.
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SOT 7:54:02
IN Q=That law that

((JAMES RONEY/RESIDENT: THAT LAW THAT YOU EXPLAINED.. .. EXCEPTIONS TO EVERY RULE.))
SUPER=01-James Roney/Resident; :
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to every rule.
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VO-NAT


But an exception here will require the railroad, the federal government and the state transportation board ALL to change their mind.
Once the bypass is completed this summer, the crossing will stay open another two years.
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Cloned-Cows


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=cloning


First came Dolly, the sheep--
Now another farm animal has been cloned.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston, MA;


Scientists say they've developed a technique for cloning genetically- customized calves.
They say these calves will be able to produce medicines for humans in their milk.
A pair of clones, George and Charlie were born last week.
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Tech-Internet


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Internet


Virginia Tech has been talking with the Federal Communications Commission about cheap, fast and wireless Internet access to southwest Virginia.
The school will take part in an auction of wireless spectrum space that begins February 18th.
With the space, Tech could provide businesses, schools, local governments and hospitals with access to high-speed wireless voice and data transmissions.
People could link their computers to the wireless spectrum with a roof-mounted dish the size of a dinner plate.

One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M98-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Desk
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
(roll cold out of break)
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SOT
IN Q=welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :21
SUPER=13-Jack Wimmer/Member Since 1946; :35
RUNS=2:59
OUT Q=News 7 morning returns


Tape Tosses to break Stocks Comm

E-Union-Worker


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal

***ANCHOR TAG***
Roanoke city employees are in the process of forming a "municipal association".
Workers say their days of being mistreated by city management are numbered.
David Johnson has more.
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SOT
IN Q=City Workers
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Evelyn Wheeler/City Municipal Employee; :17
SUPER=01-Angela Norman/City Municipal Employee; :26
SUPER=01-Larry Henry/AFSCME Representative; :49
SUPER=@David2 1:06
SUPER=01-Ed Crawford/Firefighters Assoc. Vice President; 1:13
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=djo, News 7

(( City workers are gearing up to join the "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees to stand against problems ranging from mishandled grievences to gender, racial and disability discriminations just to name a few.
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SOT-09:22:51

((EVELYN WHEELER/CITY MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE; HARRASSMENT BY THEIR SUPERVISORS OR MANAGERS. THE HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT CURRENTLY IS GOING ON IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY.))
RUNS=:09

BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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SOT-09:20:41

((ANGELA NORMAN/CITY MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE; SOME OF THE OPERATING PROCEDURES AS FAR AS INTIMIDATION AND RETALIATION, THAT'S AGAINST THE LAW. SOME OF THE EMPLOYEES ARE BEING RETAILIATED AGAINST AND INTIMIDATED AGAINST AND THEY DON'T REALIZE THAT THEY HAVE RIGHTS THAT PROHIBIT THIS.))
RUNS=:14


A union vows to address issues employees feel they alone cannot resolve.
Organizers say there is strength in numbers.
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SOT-09:25:35

((LARRY HENRY/AFSCME REPRESENTATIVE; IF YOU CAN GET A GROUP OF PEOPLE TO GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON AN ISSUE IT LOOKS A LOT BETTER. ESPECIALLY IF YOU CAN GET SOME HELP FROM SOME OTHER ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE FIREFIGHTERS THAT'S ALREADY ORGANIZED, THEN THEY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING SOME OF THE INFORMATION OUT THAT THEY NEED TO GET OUT TO THE COUNCIL TO MAYBE HELP THEIR WORKING CONDITIONS.))
RUNS=:16


Workers say they're not trying to wage war against city government. They're just looking for a fair shake.
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SOT-09:28:01

((ED CRAWFORD/VA. FIREFIGHTER ASSO. VICE PRESIDENT; WORKING TOGETHER AS EMPLOYEES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CITY IN THE DEPARTMENTS PEOPLE WORK IN, WE CAN HELP MAKE THE BENEFITS AND SERVICES MORE EFFICIENT, MORE PRODUCTIVE AND AT THE SAME TIME MORE REWARDING TO THE EMPLOYEES THAT DELIVER THOSE SERVICES.))
RUNS=:15


The union will be established by July and maybe as soon as March.
David Johnson, News 7.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Mayor David Bowers said he was unaware of last night's meeting, but adds the city wants to make sure its employees' grievances are dealt with appropriately and fairly.

S-City-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


Roanoke residents may be surprised to find a City Council member at their front door soon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The proposal comes from council member Nelson Harris, who says a similar program in Petersburg has worked well.
He believes a regular schedule of neighborhood visits in the spring and fall will help council members stay in touch with their constituents' concerns.
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SOT 14:18:10
IN Q=Let me stress that this is not

((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: LET ME STRESS THAT THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A PUBLIC RELATIONS GIMMICK, AND I WANT THAT TO BE UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS IS INTENDED TO BE A WAY THAT THE COUNCIL CAN BECOME SUBSTANTIVELY INVOLVED WITH OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=neighborhood organizations.
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VO-NAT


Higher parking fines are on the way. Yesterday city council approved an increase that will double most parking fines from five to ten dollars.
Downtown merchants hope the higher fines will discourage violators and free up more spaces for shoppers.
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ATV-Arrests


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A special sheriff's task force is tracking down stolen four-wheelers.
The task force is investigating Henry and Franklin Counties --
so far fourteen people have been arrested and charged with felonies connected to stealing four-wheelers.
The task force found twenty-seven all terrain vehicles and two lawn mowers -- all stolen.
Sheriff's deputies, state police and the F-B-I say they will continue to investigate.



S-Botetourt-School


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


Troutville's officials and residents no longer have to worry whether the town's old high school will be destroyed. It's been sold to a local auctioneer for renovation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Troutville/File Tape;


Botetourt's Board of Supervisors accepted a local auctioneer's amended proposal to purchase and renovate the 70- year- old building.
Brent Witt bought the facility for ten-thousand dollars and must make 130-thousand dollars in repairs, including a new roof and heating system, within one year.
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Desk
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
(I'll call for Boards)
ESS#8017
ESS#8031




(WX-Summary)
(toss to Kimberly with 2-Hds)


Cuba-Pope


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Pope JP II


From the hard work they've put into preparing for today's visit by the Pope, it appears Cubans never lost faith.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;


Days of painting and scaffolding will culminate in the arrival of Pope John Paul, the Second later today.
Last night, a charter flight arrived in Cuba from Florida.
Not all travelers on board were Catholic-- a Jewish delegation made the trip to show that ALL denominations support the Pope's historic visit.
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Unabomber


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Kaczynski, ted


A plea bargain is still a possibility in the Unabomber trial.
Sources say plea negotiations have re- opened in the wake of a psychiatric report on defendant Ted Kaczynski.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;


Kaczynski was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic-- but still competent to stand trial.
The question remains who will represent Kaczynski when the trial starts tomorrow.
The judge says he'll decide that before jurors report for duty.
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E-Moneta-Bypass


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some Moneta residents are now fearing the movie "What About Bob?" will soon be the only reminder of their town.
The movie was filmed in Bedford County, mostly in the Smith Mountain Lake and Moneta area.
Now residents are afraid their town will die out if Moneta's railroad crossing is closed down.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SOT
IN Q=At first
SUPER=03-Moneta; :00
SUPER=01-David Ferguson/Business Owner; :19
SUPER=01-James Roney/Resident; :41
SUPER=@ssm2; :58
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=News7, Moneta.


(( At first, everyone thought a bypass around Moneta was a great idea.. it would divert heavy lake traffic and keep emergency crews from being blocked by slow- moving freight trains.
But residents say they DIDN'T know the deal meant the railroad crossing in the center of town would be closed off.. effectively cutting Moneta in half.
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SOT 8:53:19
IN Q=In two or

((DAVID FERGUSON/BUSINESS OWNER: IN TWO OR THREE YEARS .. DOWN HERE NOW.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=down here now.
natsot man arguing
RUNS=:02


At a packed town meeting, residents asked VDOT and the commonwealth transportation board to reconsider.
Closing the crossing, they say, would kill their little town.
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SOT 7:54:02
IN Q=That law that

((JAMES RONEY/RESIDENT: THAT LAW THAT YOU EXPLAINED.. .. EXCEPTIONS TO EVERY RULE.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to every rule.


But an exception here will require the railroad, the federal government and the state transportation board ALL to change their mind.
Once the bypass is completed this summer, the crossing will stay open another two years.. residents hope that's long enough for them to make their voices heard.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Moneta.))

E-Special-Election


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Yesterday's special election put the finishing touches on the Virginia's 19-98 Republican revolution.
Loudoun County's Senate seat went to the G-O-P.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Republican Delegate Bill Mims has won the State Senate seat formerly held by Democrat Charlie (Wah-DELL) Waddell.
Waddell accepted an appointment in the Gilmore administration.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


The Senate will now have 21 Republicans and 19 Democrats, making it the first time EVER the G-O-P has out outright control of either chamber of the General Assembly.
Prior to last night, Republicans only had the tie-breaker vote in an evenly split Senate.
Mims' election means another special House election-- but that seat will probably remain Republican.

E-Tax-Bills


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-96
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Those who must collect the taxes want a say in what funds they gather.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Local constitutional officers want more input on the car tax cut.
SUPER=04-Monday;


They say, for instance, the car tax voucher idea the Governor previewed Monday night may NOT be such a good one.
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SOT 14:37
IN Q=A number

((WILLIAM ORNDORFF/FREDERICK CO. TREASURER: A NUMBER OF US THAT WORK WITH THE PUBLIC EVERY DAY, A LOT OF TIMES THEY SHOW UP WITH A CHECK AND THEY HAVE TO RESEARCH THE INFORMATION WITHOUT THE ACTUAL TAX BILL. SO I THINK WE WOULD TRY TO AVOID ANY OF THOSE PROBLEM AREAS AND HAVE RECOMMENDED SO TO THE ADMINISTRATION.))
SUPER=01-William Orndorff/Frederick Co. Treasurer;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=to the administration.
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VO-NAT


Talking tax cuts, Shawsville Democrat Madison Marye's done the numbers on his grocery tax cut bill.
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SOT 01:51:30
IN Q=It will

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: IT WILL AFFECT THE POOR AND THE RICH ALIKE. THE FOOD TAX HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONSIDERED A REGRESSIVE TAX. AND I JUST WISH THE GOVERNOR WASN'T QUITE SO ADAMANT IN HIS TAX ON CARS BECAUSE I THINK THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED LOCALLY.))
SUPER=@Marye;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=addressed locally.
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VO-NAT


Marye says he'd phase out the first three-and-a half cents of the four-and-a half cent sales tax on groceries.
He say it would save the average family 180 dollars a year.
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Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M98-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Desk
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;

Roll Cold out of B-days
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SOT
IN Q=this mornin' we have
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :16
SUPER=13-Mary Poletti/Roanoke Club President; :29
SUPER=24-June, 1995; 1:57
RUNS=2:46
OUT Q=other things that we do


Steve Live
(I'll call for board)
ESS#8031



S-Stuttering


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=MOrnin health check


In this morning's health check,
The exact reason people stutter remains unknown, but some researchers are now pointing to genetics.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Hollins Communications Research Institute treats stuttering as a physical problem, rather than an emotional one.
A new study by Hollins and the National Institutes of Health is one of the first in the nation to address the link between genes and stuttering.
Hollins researchers say if one twin stutters, frequently they both do.
Studies of adopted children show stuttering is more likely to be associated with biological parents who stutter -- not the adopted family.
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SOT 10:53:21
IN Q=We know

((RONALD WEBSTER/COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE DIRECTOR:WE KNOW FOR EXAMPLE THAT IF A MOTHER STUTTERS THE ODDS ARE ABOUT NINE PERCENT THAT HER DAUGHTER WILL STUTTER, THE ODDS ARE ABOUT 22 PERCENT THAT SHE'LL HAVE A SON WHO WILL STUTTER.))
SUPER=01-Ronald Webster/Communications Research Institute;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=will stutter.
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VO-NAT


Those percentages are even higher when the father stutters.
Hollins researchers also say there is reason to believe that there is a link between gender and stuttering since males stutter about three or four times more than females.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
(TOSS TO BUMP)

BUMP COMM

Exotic-Dancing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-94)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The opening of a strip bar in Wythe County last summer surprised many, but there were NO local laws in place governing such establishments.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


The board of supervisors is just steps away from resolving the issue with the aid of an ordinance which helps define obscenity.
The Reverend Michael Hoyle was instrumental in drafting the ordinance.
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7:23:58
SOT
IN Q=To allow

((REV. RICHARD LINDAMOOD/ORDINANCE SUPPORTER:TO ALLOW THIS TYPE OF ESTABLISHMENT IN WYTHE COUNTY IS AN INVITATION TO ORGANIZED CRIME, I CAN JUST SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPENED IF THE FORT CHISWELL AREA ALONG THE INTERSTATE IF CLUBS WERE ALLOWED TO SPRING UP, IT'S AN OPEN DOOR FOR MUCH MORE TROUBLE. ))
SUPER=01-Rev. Richard Lindamood/Ordinance Supporter; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=more trouble.
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VO-NAT


The ordinance would penalize the person exhibiting the questionable behavior-- his or her employer-- as well as the person who owned the establishment.
The strip bar that opened last summer is NOW closed.
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Municipal-Association


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


Some Roanoke city employees say they won't stand for being mistreated by city government much longer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Workers have called on the A-F-L--C-I-O to help them join the "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
It has been said that policies are being ignored by the city's administration.
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SOT-09:22:32
IN Q=THEY WILL TELL

((EVELYN WHEELER/CITY MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE; THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY HAVE BEEN AND THAT THEY ARE WORKING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS AND PROCEDURES. BUT IN REALITY, AND IF YOU WOULD TAKE A POLL FROM CITY WORKERS, YOU WOULD SEE THAT THEY ARE NOT.))
SUPER=01-Evelyn Wheeler/City Municipal Employee;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=THEY ARE NOT.
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VO-NAT


Organizers say they will go to the top of the ladder if that's where changes need to be made.
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SOT-09:29:33
IN Q=NOW, IF WE'RE

((ED CRAWFORD/FIREFIGHTERS ASSO. VICE PRESIDENT; NOW, IF WE'RE NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT'S TAKING PLACE WITH THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNING CITY GOVERNMENT, THESE PEOPLE APPOINT THOSE PEOPLE AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Ed Crawford/Firefighters Asso. Vice President;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=CHANGE THAT.
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VO-NAT


Union representatives say a local "Municipal Association" will be established by July.
Mayor David Bowers says he was unaware of last night's meeting, and says he wants to make sure city employees' greivances are dealt with appropriately and fairly.
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S-Abed


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The racketeering and conspiracy trial of the Abed family continues today.
Yesterday a woman who's been promised a place in the witness protection program took the stand.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape


Rod Abed's ex-wife told the jury how Rod had been involved in a couple of break-ins and the fire at the Corner Store on 13th Street.
SUPER=04-January 13, 1995


Though the two had separated in November 19-95, Donna Abed says Rod wrote to her after his arrest, pleading with her not to link him to the 13th Street fire.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Because it was started with a molotov cocktail, that offense alone carries a minimum mandatory 30- year prison sentence.

E-State-Reptile


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=Session 98


Among the important issues being discussed during this session of the General Assembly is ....a turtle.
Ellen Qualls has more on how "Herby" became so popular.
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SOT
IN Q=He's becoming
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Douglas Eggleston/Reptile Enthusiast; :14
SUPER=@Ellen2; :19
SUPER=01-Del. George Grayson/(D) Williamsburg; :59
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

((
SOT 03:11:52

((HE'S BECOMING QUITE THE MEDIA STAR. AND YOU CAN SEE HE'S REALLY GOTTEN TO BE A BIT OF A HAM.))
RUNS=:06


Williamsburg Democrat George Grayson's fought this fight before -- but NOT on behalf of the eastern box turtle.
SOT 03:07:38

((EGGLESTON: THE TIMBER RATTLESNAKE WAS A CANDIDATE FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS BUT IT ALWAYS DIED IN COMMITTEE BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE AFRAID OF IT.))
RUNS=:04


So when Campbell County amateur herpetologist Douglas Eggleston found out the lowly turtle was being proposed -- he joined the lobbying effort.
SOT 03:06:47

((DOUGLAS EGGLESTON/REPTILE ENTHUSIAST: I'VE TOLD EVERYONE THAT AS FAR AS REPTILES GO, THIS IS PROBABLY WHAT WE CONSIDER THE WARM, FUZZY OF THE REPTILE GROUP. THEY'RE VERY GENTLE CREATURES, THEY SERVE A GOOD PURPOSE IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT BY DISTRIBUTING SEEDS THROUGH MOVING AROUND AND FEEDING ON VARIOUS BERRIES AND FRUITS. THEY'RE ALSO VERY GOOD TO THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY THROUGH EATING SLUGS AND SNAILS WHICH DO A LOT OF DESTRUCTION TO CROPS.))
RUNS=:22


And all Herbie got in return was a car tire that flattened his shell.
SOT 03:10:57

((DEL. GEORGE GRAYSON/D-WILLIAMSBURG: THESE LITTLE CREATURES THAT WE ALL GREW UP WITH AND LEARNED TO LOVE OR AT LEAST TO TOLERATE ARE NOT AN ENDANGERED SPECIES, BUT THEIR NUMBERS ARE DECLINING-- DRASTICALLY -- AND THAT SUGGESTS TO ME THAT MOTHER NATURE IS SENDING US A LITTLE BIT OF A WARNING, SAYING MAYBE THERE'S MORE ASPHALT AND FEWER WOODLANDS.))
RUNS=:22


Serious- minded lawmakers may be loathe to label the turtle.
After all, there's even a bill this year to declare an official state soil.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=college hoops


In sports,
Tony Christie hit four three-pointers and scored a career-high 17 points as 25th-rated Clemson whipped Virginia.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION!!!!!!
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-/Virginia/52/j/Clemson/69///j/West Va. #23/80//Rutgers/72///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Duke #1/101//N.C. A&T/66///j/N.C. Wesleyan/78//Ferrum/69///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Clinch Valley/71//Milligan/70///j/Va. Union/71//Bowie

State/66///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Roanoke/69//E.

Mennonite/58//Women/j/Methodist/90//Averett/67//Women/;
SUPER=X5009
SUPER=0097-j/Grayson Co./83//Ft. Chiswell/63///j/Martinsville/58//Laurel

Park/54///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0097-j/Rocky Gap/59//Pocahontas/49///j/George Wythe/69//Northwood/45///;
RUNS=:42

oc...last score (-------------)