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7E-Reax-Clinton


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President Clinton's state of the union address
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is set for tonight.
Is the Lewinsky case something the President should mention in that speech?
Yesterday a Radford University professor accredited in public relations said he doesn't think so.
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((VINCENT HAZELTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO NOW AND THE WHOLE ISSUE IS HAS THIS INTERFERRED WITH HIS ABILITY TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF PRESIDENT? HE SAID THERE WAS NO CRIME TODAY. MY ADVICE TO HIM AND I SUSPECT THE ADVICE OF HIS STAFF IS TO DO HIS JOB AS PRESIDENT TOMORROW. WAIT UNTIL THERE'S REAL EVIDENCE OF A CRIME BEFORE YOU ADDRESS THE ISSUE AGAIN.))
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Clinton also attempted to reassure Democrats that he will be vindicated.

7E-GE


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TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=General Electric


In Salem, General Electric is cutting its work force by nearly 15-percent.
This comes after a three-week production shutdown -- all because the plant is having trouble finding a market for its high-tech drive systems.
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Workers say they knew this was coming.
Those who have been with G-E for a while say they have watched production trail off.
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((JUDY SCHEDER/LAID-OFF EMPLOYEE: GE'S A GOOD COMPANY TO WORK FOR. BUT WITH GE'S HISTORY OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, YOU NEED TO STAY PREPARED. ))
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Last year, G-E laid off 450-people.
Most were either re-hired or found other jobs.
Yesterday, G-E laid off 170-hourly workers...
And 75-salaried positions, such as engineers.
In a prepared statement, the company said, "We simply don't have sufficient workload at this time to maintain current employment levels in our factory."
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((REGINALD BERRY/LAID-OFF WORKER: I'M ABOUT AS UPSET AS ANYBODY ELSE. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE GOT FAMILIES. THEY GOT KIDS IN SCHOOL, SMALL CHILDREN ... BUYING HOMES ... PEOPLE HERE WITH INFANT BABIES, AND THEY HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. AND IT'S HARD TO DO THAT IF YOU'RE NOT SURE WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO BE WORKING OR IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE WORKING OR HOW LONG YOU'RE GOING TO BE WORKING. ))
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Workers told News-7 a lot of work has been outsourced to other countries.
G-E said most of the employees laid off yesterday should be re-hired by this summer...assuming production picks up again.
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7E-Goodyear


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TAPE#97-92
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The vote in Danville is in-- a majority of union members at the Goodyear plant there say they are in favor of a 12-hour work shift.
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More than 900-members of Local 8-31 cast their votes last night. More than three-fourths of the workers voted for the longer shifts, which would give them two Sundays off per month.
Earlier yesterday, they decided to narrow three proposals down to two.
They'll vote again tomorrow to make their final decision.
Goodyear has not decided when it will move to the new 7-day work schedule.
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7E-Car-Tax


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TAPE#97-96
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The outlook is positive for the passage of Governor Jim Gilmore's popular car tax cut.
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But the details of how the money is collected are fueling an angry battle.
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((THIS BILL HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PLUNGE OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS INTO FISCAL CHAOS, TO WIDEN THE DISPARITY BETWEEN THE HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS OF THIS STATE, AND TO DIVIDE US REGIONALLY LIKE NO OTHER ISSUE EVER HAS, AT THE VERY TIME THAT OUR CONSCIENCE DEMANDS THAT WE WORK TOGETHER LIKE WE NEVER HAVE BEFORE.))
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Debate kicked off yesterday between rural Democrats and suburban Republicans over who benefits.
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-FAIRFAX: THIS CENTERPIECE WAS ADOPTED OVERWHELMINGLY BY DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, AND INDEPENDENTS FROM EVERY CORNER OF THIS COMMONWEALTH. IT IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TAX RELIEF BILL IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) Fairfax;
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Another regional disappointment: the House Appropriations Committee found out only yesterday afternoon the fine print on the cuts the Governor mentioned Friday.
The ballooning cost of the car tax bill would be covered by about four million more dollars in cuts to Southwest and Southside Virginia museums and cultural centers than Gilmore mentioned Friday.
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Among the cuts to George Allen's generous budget: 100- thousand dollars from the Bedford D-Day Memorial, 50- thousand from Opera Roanoke, and 900- thousand from the Science Museum of Western Virginia.

7E-WV-Fire


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Last week's fatal fire at a Greenbrier County grocery store was an accident, investigators say.
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Crawford's Galaxy Food Center in Fairlea, West Virginia, was destroyed by the blaze.
Investigators say an electrical problem in the coolers in the back of the store started the fire.
Volunteer firefighter Greg Carter died after entering the building to search for victims.
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7Weather


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7BIRTHDAYS!1/28/98
Wednesday:

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SUPER=130-28/Christ Gravell/Shawsville;



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SUPER=130-/Rennie Cox/Galax;



SUPER=130-6/Dylan McDaniel/Rocky Mount;



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45E-Reax-Clinton


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TAPE#98-5
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President Clinton tonight will try to turn the nation's attention from the state of his personal life to the state of the nation.
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Aides say Mr. Clinton won't mention the White House intern controversy in tonight's speech.
Yesterday a Radford University professor accredited in public relations-- gave his opinion of the situation.
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SOT-18:06:03
IN Q=WHAT HE NEEDS

((VINCENT HAZELTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO NOW AND THE WHOLE ISSUE IS HAS THIS INTERFERRED WITH HIS ABILITY TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF PRESIDENT? HE SAID THERE WAS NO CRIME TODAY. MY ADVICE TO HIM AND I SUSPECT THE ADVICE OF HIS STAFF IS TO DO HIS JOB AS PRESIDENT TOMORROW. WAIT UNTIL THERE'S REAL EVIDENCE OF A CRIME BEFORE YOU ADDRESS THE ISSUE AGAIN.))
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Mr. Clinton tonight plans to talk about the economy and his proposals for the year ahead.

45E-Bryant-Collapse


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Virginia's new Secretary of Education is in Richmond hospital this morning after collapsing outisde his office yesterday.
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57- year -old Wil Bryant is at the Medical College of Virginia hospital.
A spokesman for Governor Jim Gilmore says Bryant had an ear infection -- but the reason for his collapse is NOT yet known.
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45E-Dickinson


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Another medical emergency in Capitol Square--
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Louisa Democrat Earl Dickinson was presiding over the Appropriations meeting when he suddenly had trouble speaking.
Dickinson was wheeled out of the meeting on a stretcher and was also admitted to M-C-V hospital.
The powerful committee chairman's staff says only that he's under evaluation.
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45E-Teen-Drivers


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TAPE#97-95
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A flurry of public feedback may have convinced new Lieutenant Governor John Hager to scale back his first major bill.
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Hager says about ten-thousand Virginia teen drivers have already been ticketed for moving violations.
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((WELL WE'VE SAID...IMPROVE THEIR SKILLS.))
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A third offense would mean a young driver would lose his license for a year or until reaching age 18.
The plan Hager introduced two weeks ago would have put ALL teen drivers on a "provisional license" with several more conditions before they could get a permanent license.
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45E-Goodyear


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TAPE#97-92
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A 12-hour work shift is garnering the support of a majority of union members at the Danville Goodyear plant.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


More than 900-members of Local 8-31 cast their votes last night. More than three-fourths of the workers voted for the longer shifts, which would give them two Sundays off per month.
Earlier yesterday, they decided to narrow three proposals down to two.
They'll vote again tomorrow to make their final decision.
Goodyear has not decided when it will move to the new 7-day work schedule.
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45E-WV-Fire


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Investigators rule a fatal fire last week in a Greenbrier County grocery store an accident.
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SUPER=03-Fairlea/Last Thursday;


Crawford's Galaxy Food Center in Fairlea was destroyed by the blaze.
Investigators say an electrical problem in the coolers in the back of the store started the fire.
Volunteer firefighter Greg Carter died after entering the building to search for victims.
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45WEATHER


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Turning to weather--
A wintry mix of rain, sleet, and freezing rain is likely throughout the morning, before turning to rain this afternoon.
Highs in the mid 30s...lows in the lower 30s.
The four day forecast looks more promising....
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8E-Reax


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TAPE#98-5
GRAPHIC=Clinton


The country will be watching tonight as President Clinton makes his State of the Union address--
But he's expected to stick to the issues.
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VO-NAT


Aides say Mr. Clinton won't mention the White House intern controversy in tonight's speech.
Yesterday a Radford University professor accredited in public relations-- gave his opinion of the situation.
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SOT-18:06:03
IN Q=WHAT HE NEEDS

((VINCENT HAZELTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO NOW AND THE WHOLE ISSUE IS HAS THIS INTERFERRED WITH HIS ABILITY TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF PRESIDENT? HE SAID THERE WAS NO CRIME TODAY. MY ADVICE TO HIM AND I SUSPECT THE ADVICE OF HIS STAFF IS TO DO HIS JOB AS PRESIDENT TOMORROW. WAIT UNTIL THERE'S REAL EVIDENCE OF A CRIME BEFORE YOU ADDRESS THE ISSUE AGAIN.))
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Mr. Clinton tonight plans to talk about the economy and his proposals for the year ahead.

8E-GE


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TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=General Electric


Lower market demands are said to be the reason for the latest round of lay- offs at Salem's General Electric plant.
Nearly 15- percent of its workforce will lose their jobs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Workers say they knew this was coming.
Those who have been with G-E for a while say they have watched production trail off.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:18:54
IN Q=GE's a good company

((JUDY SCHEDER/LAID-OFF EMPLOYEE: GE'S A GOOD COMPANY TO WORK FOR. BUT WITH GE'S HISTORY OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, YOU NEED TO STAY PREPARED. ))
SUPER=01-Judy Scheder/Laid-off Worker;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=STAY PREPARED
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VO-NAT


Last year, G-E laid off 450-people.
Most were either re-hired or found other jobs.
Yesterday, G-E laid off 170-hourly workers...
And 75-salaried positions, such as engineers.
In a prepared statement, the company said, "We simply don't have sufficient workload at this time to maintain current employment levels in our factory."
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SOT 3:22:22
IN Q=I'm about as

((REGINALD BERRY/LAID-OFF WORKER: I'M ABOUT AS UPSET AS ANYBODY ELSE. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE GOT FAMILIES. THEY GOT KIDS IN SCHOOL, SMALL CHILDREN ... BUYING HOMES ... PEOPLE HERE WITH INFANT BABIES, AND THEY HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. AND IT'S HARD TO DO THAT IF YOU'RE NOT SURE WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO BE WORKING OR IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE WORKING OR HOW LONG YOU'RE GOING TO BE WORKING. ))
SUPER=01-Reginald Berry/Laid-off Worker;
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OUT Q= going to be working. (2nd time)
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VO-NAT


Workers told News-7 a lot of work has been outsourced to other countries.
G-E said most of the employees laid off yesterday should be re-hired by this summer...assuming production picks up again.
(----------------)


8E-Car-Tax


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TAPE#97-96
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


It looks like Governor Jim Gilmore's car tax cut proposal is getting the GREEN LIGHT--
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VO-NAT


But the details of how the money is collected are fueling an angry battle.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT rox 12:11:47
IN Q=This bill

((THIS BILL HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PLUNGE OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS INTO FISCAL CHAOS, TO WIDEN THE DISPARITY BETWEEN THE HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS OF THIS STATE, AND TO DIVIDE US REGIONALLY LIKE NO OTHER ISSUE EVER HAS, AT THE VERY TIME THAT OUR CONSCIENCE DEMANDS THAT WE WORK TOGETHER LIKE WE NEVER HAVE BEFORE.))
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Debate kicked off yesterday between rural Democrats and suburban Republicans over who benefits.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT rox 12:20:15
IN Q=This centerpiece

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-FAIRFAX: THIS CENTERPIECE WAS ADOPTED OVERWHELMINGLY BY DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, AND INDEPENDENTS FROM EVERY CORNER OF THIS COMMONWEALTH. IT IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TAX RELIEF BILL IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) Fairfax;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=of Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Another regional disappointment: the House Appropriations Committee found out only yesterday afternoon the fine print on the cuts the Governor mentioned Friday.
The ballooning cost of the car tax bill would be covered by about four million more dollars in cuts to Southwest and Southside Virginia museums and cultural centers than Gilmore mentioned Friday.
(----------------)




8WEATHER


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Taking a moment now to check today's messy forecast--
A winter weather advisory is in effect for the new river and greenbrier valleys.
A mixture of rain, sleet, and freezing rain is on the way today, with highs only in the mid 30s.
By late this afternoon that will change to ALL rain, with some areas of mixed precipitation overnight.
Lows tonight in the lower 30s.
The four day forecast...
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