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Thirty-Weather

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75-Giles-Supervisor


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One week after a judge ordered the paperwork sealed, the indictment involving a Giles County supervisor has been released.
According to court documents-- Bobby Williams is charged with playing an illegally taped phone conversation in front of someone else.
Three others are also charged in connection with the alleged crime.
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You may remember-- Williams attempted suicide last week after the grand jury returned the indictments.
Law enforcement officials found Williams inside his home.
They say he cut his wrists with a box cutter.
He was taken to a hospital-- but his whereabouts remain a mystery.
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Williams' fellow supervisors had actually asked for his resignation BEFORE last week's indictment.

7S-Regional-Jail


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A regional jail costing 32- million dollars could soon relieve overcrowding in Central Virginia's current facilities.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Officials from five jurisdictions helped break ground for the project yesterday afternoon.
All told, more than forty million dollars is being poured into renovating and rebuilding Lynchburg's judicial system.
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IN Q=We know public

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: WE KNOW PUBLIC SAFETY IS ONE OF THE PRIMARY CONCERNS OF OUR CITIZENS, AND WHILE WE WOULD RATHER BE BUILDING PARKS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS, THESE PROJECTS WERE ESSENTIAL IN MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING OUR JUDICIAL AND CORRECTIONAL COMMUNITIES.))
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The regional jail will house more than 400 inmates.
Construction should take two years to complete.
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7S-United-Way


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The United Way of the Roanoke Valley capped off its 19-97 campaign yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


At the annual banquet, officials announced the agency met its goal of raising six million dollars.
That's a four- and- a- half- percent increase over the previous year.
Three companies got awards for increasing their level of giving: Innotech, John W. Hancock, Jr., and Norfolk Southern.
Two others were named for having the best first-time campaigns: Levy Home Entertainment of Salem and First Citizen's Bank and Trust.
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7S-Cruz


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Javier Cruz was paid more than 347-thousand dollars in living expenses by the government in the four years the Columbian drug trafficker was cooperating with federal authorities.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./1996


The government has maintained that Cruz used his wife's considerable fortune to pay for a home and open a night-club in Roanoke County.
The 347-thousand dollar figure came out in court yesterday during a hearing for Earl Frith.
The well-known realtor and auctioneer was charged with money-laundering in 19-91.
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((I SOLD A SMALL FARM IN FLOYD COUNTY TO A HISPANIC FELLOW WHO TOLD ME HIS NAME WAS LUIS FLOREZ, HIS WIFE'S NAME WAS MARTHA. JACKIE HELPED US TO INTRODUCE HIM AROUND THE COMMUNITY, TOOK HIM TO THE DENTIST ONCE AND ACQUAINTED HIM WITH THE LOCAL CATHOLIC CHURCH. I THOUGHT WE'D BROUGHT A PILLAR INTO THE COMMUNITY.))
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Luis Florez was an alias Cruz adopted when he first moved to the area.
Cruz is scheduled to enter a guilty plea in federal court this afternoon.
Frith maintains he never knew the feds had linked him with Cruz- -because the indictment remained sealed for six years.

7Weather


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Some freezing rain this morning in the higher elevations is creating some school delays and closings-- we will continue showing you those at the bottom of your screen.
Speaking of weather-- let's check out the Friday forecast.
The rain will come to an end by this afternoon.
Highs nearing 40.
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45Bedford-Schools


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It may finally FEEL like retirement for outgoing Bedford County School Superintendent John Kent--
His last work day was June 30th, but it took until last night to nail down the exact dollar amount of his retirement package.
Kent said the package was worth 210- thousand dollars.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


But there was confusion as to who had decided on this figure.
Last night, the Bedford County School board tried to come up with a final figure at their meeting with concerned parents and teachers.
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((SHIRLEY MCCABE/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD: WE'RE JUST PAYING TO HIM HIS ONE YEAR CONTRACT WHICH HE HAD THAT WAS GIVEN HIM BACK IN 1995. SO, HE HAD ONE YEAR LEFT ON THAT CONTRACT AND THAT'S ALL WE'RE BUYING IS THE ONE YEAR HE HAD LEFT ON HIS ORIGINAL CONTRACT.))
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Superintendent Kent will get a retirement package worth a total of 255 thousand dollars, which includes an added ten thousand dollars for insurance coverage.
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455-Giles-Supervisor


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It took about a week to UN-seal a closed indictment involving a Giles County supervisor.
According to court records, Bobby Williams is charged with playing an illegally taped phone conversation in front of someone else.
Three others are also charged in connection with the alleged crime.
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SUPER=03-Giles Co./Last Week;


You may remember-- Williams attempted suicide last week after the grand jury returned the indictments.
Law enforcement officials found Williams inside his home.
They say he cut his wrists with a box cutter.
He was taken to a hospital-- but his whereabouts remain a mystery.
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Williams' fellow supervisors had actually asked for his resignation BEFORE last week's indictment.

45S-Abortion


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Yesterday marked a quarter of a century since abortion was legalized in the Roe Versus Wade Supreme Court decision.
Many local activists headed to the nation's capital.
The "March for Life" is an annual event--abortion rights supporters used the occasion to show their support for the Supreme Court decision, while abortion opponents vow they are not giving up on their fight.
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((LUKE PATRICK/"LIFE CHAIN" ORGANIZER: ITS NOT A BIT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT HITLER WAS TRYING TO DO IN GERMANY...TO ELIMINATE THE UNWANTED.PEOPLE DON'T GET CONVINCED THROUGH CONVERSATION AND ARGUMENT TO BE PRO-CHOICE OR TO OPPOSE ABORTION...LEGAL ABORTION. DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: PEOPLE DON'T GET CONVINCED THROUGH CONVERSATION AND ARGUMENT TO BE PRO-CHOICE OR TO OPPOSE ABORTION...LEGAL ABORTION.))
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Abortion rights supporters say they want their opponents to join them in a campaign to educate people on the consequences of sex, in hopes of preventing the need for abortion.


45S-United-Way


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19-97 was a successful year for the United Way of the Roanoke Valley.
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At the annual banquet, officials announced the agency met its goal of raising six million dollars.
That's a four- and- a- half- percent increase over the previous year.
Three companies got awards for increasing their level of giving: Innotech, John W. Hancock, Jr., and Norfolk Southern.
Two others were named for having the best first-time campaigns: Levy Home Entertainment of Salem and First Citizen's Bank and Trust.
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45Weather


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As you can see, there are some school delays this morning--
There are reports of freezing rain in the higher elevations.
The rest of us are seeing rain, but that'll end by afternoon.
Highs today near 40.
Cloudy and breezy tonight, with lows in the lower 30s.
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7BIRTHDAYS!1/24/98
Saturday:

SUPER=130-/Susan Boothe/Thaxton;



SUPER=130-6/Phillip Unroe/Troutville;



SUPER=130-6/Chelseah Witcher/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-33/Kathy Grant/Sontag;



SUPER=130-10/Brandon Davis/Fries;



SUPER=130-2/Khiorie Stewart/Dublin; (pronounced Key-or-ee)



SUPER=130-/Becky Thomasson/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-1/William Odell/Martinsville;


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(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-41st/Jimmy & Janet Custer/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-/Janet Beahm/Roanoke;

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8Bedford-Schools


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Outgoing Bedford County School Superintendent John Kent is nearly seven months into his retirement but he's waited until now to get approval of his retirement package -- worth more than 200 thousand dollars.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Last night, after some confusion over an exact figure, the Bedford County School board tried to come up with the final number at their meeting with concerned parents and teachers.
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((SHIRLEY MCCABE/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD: WE'RE JUST PAYING TO HIM HIS ONE YEAR CONTRACT WHICH HE HAD THAT WAS GIVEN HIM BACK IN 1995. SO, HE HAD ONE YEAR LEFT ON THAT CONTRACT AND THAT'S ALL WE'RE BUYING IS THE ONE YEAR HE HAD LEFT ON HIS ORIGINAL CONTRACT.))
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Superintendent Kent will get a retirement package worth a total of 255 thousand dollars, which includes an added ten thousand dollars for insurance coverage.
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8E-Precision-Fabrics


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Layoffs have hit yet another Roanoke valley garment company due to a decline in the demand for outerwear fabric.
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SUPER=03-Vinton/File Tape;


PRECISION Fabrics in Vinton will layoff 75 people by the end of the month.
Plant manager (Alley) Ali Khan says one department will cut back its operating schedule from seven to five days a week.
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8S-Regional-Jail


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Cramped jail space in Central Virginia could be a thing of the past after a 32-million dollar correctional facility is completed.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Officials from five jurisdictions helped break ground for the project yesterday afternoon.
All told, more than forty million dollars is being poured into renovating and rebuilding Lynchburg's judicial system.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: WE KNOW PUBLIC SAFETY IS ONE OF THE PRIMARY CONCERNS OF OUR CITIZENS, AND WHILE WE WOULD RATHER BE BUILDING PARKS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS, THESE PROJECTS WERE ESSENTIAL IN MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING OUR JUDICIAL AND CORRECTIONAL COMMUNITIES.))
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The regional jail will house more than 400 inmates.
Construction should take two years to complete.
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8E-Cruz


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One of the 28 people indicted in 19-91 along with Javier Cruz was real- estate broker Earl Frith.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


Frith says he never knew he'd been named in the international drug-running conspiracy, because the case was kept under seal for six years.
But, he says, it seemed everybody else knew.
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((TRADE ASSOCIATIONS THAT I USUALLY JOIN REFUSED MY MEMBERSHIP AND WOULDN'T COMMENT AS TO WHY, THAT SORT OF THING. BANKS DENY YOU LOANS THAT YOU USED TO GET OVER THE TELEPHONE.))
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Frith tired- -UNsuccessfully yesterday- -to have the charges dismissed, BECAUSE it's been so long.
He accused of money laundering.
Also at yesterday's hearing, Frith's lawyer revealed the government paid Cruz more than 347-thousand dollars in living expenses over the four years Cruz was working as an informant.

8S-United-Way


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United Way of the Roanoke Valley closed its 19-97 campaign with a bang and a few special awards.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


At the annual banquet, officials announced the agency met its goal of raising six million dollars.
That's a four- and- a- half- percent increase over the previous year.
Three companies got awards for increasing their level of giving: Innotech, John W. Hancock, Jr., and Norfolk Southern.
Two others were named for having the best first-time campaigns: Levy Home Entertainment of Salem and First Citizen's Bank and Trust.
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8Weather


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Some students are getting to sleep in a little this morning-- we're continuing to run school delays at the bottom of your screen.
Freezing rain in the higher elevations, the rest of the area is seeing rain.
That'll end this afternoon with highs around 40.
Cloudy tonight, with lows in the lower 30s.
Looking ahead...
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