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President Clinton will be dropping by a winter resort in our area today
--but he won't be skiing.
He'll be speaking at Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County.
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The President will deliver a short speech to the House Democratic Caucus which is holding a three-day retreat there.
Secret Service agents and Capitol police have spent the past few days getting the resort ready.
Wintergreen officials say skiers and guests are still welcomem, but they shouldn't expect to be rubbing elbows with the President.
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((MARK GLICKMAN/WINTERGREEN RESORT: BEYOND THAT THIS AREA'S GOING TO BE PRETTY SECURED, NEEDLESS TO SAY. AND IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HIM. HE'S JUST HERE TO MAKE A QUICK SPEECH AND HE'LL BE IN AND OUT OF WINTERGREEN PRETTY QUICKLY.))
SUPER=01-Mark Glickman/Wintergreen Resort; :00
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Roads to the mountaintop resort will be closed during the President's arrival and departure today.
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7S-County-Discrimination


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A Roanoke County employee says she is being discriminated against by the County Assessor's office.
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VO-NAT
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Cynthia Best says when she filed an E-E-O-C complaint about a schedule change, her supervisors began harassing her.
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SOT 1:20:06
IN Q=by calling

((CYNTHIA BEST/ASSOCIATE APPRAISER; BY CALLING ME IN ON ISSUES SUCH AS TARDINESS, WHEN I HAVE TO DEAL WITH THINGS HAPPENING WITH MY CHILD BEING SICK AND THAT SORT OF THING, WHICH THEY DON'T DO TO OTHER PEOPLE, CALLING ME IN MEETINGS WITHOUT NOTICE, WITHOUT MENTIONING ANY PRIOR PROBLEMS, THAT SORT OF THING HAS JUST BEEN ON-GOING 1:47:55 ELMER HODGE/COUNTY MANAGER; THE PEOPLE IN THE DEPARTMENT DID NOT FEEL THAT SHE HAD RESPONDED CORRECTLY TO THE TARDIES AND THE ACTION THAT SHE HAD TAKEN WHEN THEY BROUGHT IT TO HER ATTENTION WAS JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE.))
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VO-NAT


N-double-A-C-P officials say other county workers are experiencing similar problems, and the county's affirmative action plan lacks committment.
Hodge disagrees, saying the plan has made great progress in the past few years.
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7Still-Bust


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A moonshine still in Franklin County was busted last night and A-B-C agents were surprised at the equipment they found.
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SUPER=03-Burnt Chimney;


Agents call this a major operation, with twelve stills converting mash to alcohol.
They can cook up 15-hundred-gallons of alcohol -- roughly 20 thousand dollars worth PER WEEK.
On top of that, the entire operation is underground -- concealed beneath a garage, complete with special wiring and oversized fans.
But now these jugs may never be filled -- A-B-C agents are emptying out the leftover mash into a septic truck.
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SOT 6:44:24
IN Q=The more they're

((THE MORE THEY'RE CONCEALED THE HARDER THEY TRY TO KEEP YOU FROM FINDING THEM -- WHEN YOU DO FIND EM YOU FEEL A LITTLE BETTER ABOUT IT BUT WE WOULD HAVE LIKED TO GET A COUPLE OR THREE WORKING IN HERE AND VEHICLES LOADED DOWN WITH LIQUOR AND HAVE AN OPEN AND CLOSED DEAL ON IT.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Joyce/ABC Special Agent;
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OUT Q=DEAL ON IT
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VO-NAT


Authorities say they missed the bootleggers by only minutes -- in fact, workers left sugar stacked against the stills, ready for the next round.
They may have also left fingerprints on this factory -- A-B-C agents hope those will lead to an arrest.
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7Weather


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Turning to your Tuesday forecast, clouds are on the move today...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 2/11/98
Wednesday:

SUPER=130-48/Wanda Bowles/Madison Heights;



SUPER=130-31/Lisa Martin/Pearisburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-20th/Gary & Sally Jenkins/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Ashley Hodge/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-2/Brandon Harless/Ripplemead;



No Pictures:

SUPER=131-/Barbara Blankenship/Figsboro;



SUPER=131-Lisa Ferguson/Snow Creek;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=131-31st/Ed & Linda Caldwell/Roanoke;



SUPER=131-/Dorinda Lee/Roanoke;

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45E-Car-Tax


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TAPE#98-6
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The House finance committe takes its first close look at Governor Gilmore's car tax cut.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Vinton Democrat Dick Cranwell's tax committee took it up last night.
Cranwell seemed surprised to learn that the state would be locked in to whatever the actual cost of the cut would be.
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SOT TAPE ONE 06:59:47
IN Q=So if it's

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: SO IF IT'S 525 MILLION DOLLARS, SOMEBODY'S GONNA WRITE A CHECK TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN VIRGINIA FOR 525 MILLION DOLLARS. YES OR NO. RON TILLETT/FINANCE SECRETARY: YES. CRANWELL: THANK YOU.))
SOT tape one07:01:26

((DEL. GEORGE GRAYSON: SUPPOSE THAT THE ATTENTION THAT THIS INITIATIVE HAS DRAWN REALLY LEADS VIRGINIANS TO PURCHASE MORE VEHICLES -- TIMES ARE GOOD -- AND THAT THE FLEET OF VEHICLES RISES, BY TWO, THREE, FIVE, TEN PERCENT. AND THE TAX OBLIGATION RISES-- NOT JUST TO 525 MILLION, BUT TO 550 OR 600 MILLION.))
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SUPER=01-Del. George Grayson/(D) Williamsburg; :12
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OUT Q=600 million.
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VO-NAT


One possible compromise with rural Democrats emerged last night.
Governor Gilmore's staff is promising to look again at the dollar figure phase-out Gilmore campaigned on -- along with the percentage plan he's now offering.
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45S-Kast


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An update in a controversial Giles County rape case.
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Last year-- Corey Kast was cleared of allegedly raping Renee Trump after Commonwealth's attorney Garland Spangler missed the speedy trial deadline.
SUPER=03-Giles Co./File Tape;


In October-- Kast was indicted in connection with the same incident but on different charges including breaking and entering, robbery and abduction.
Yesterday a judge dismissed ALL but ONE of the new charges.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Kast's attorney successfully argued that the October indictment should be dismissed because it was sought after his client was quote "forever discharged from prosecution" when the rape charge was thrown out.
The judge will decide early next week whether he'll dismiss the remaining robbery charge.

45Still-Bust


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A-B-C agents bust a major moonshine operation in Franklin County and now the search is underway for the bootleggers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Burnt Chimney;


Agents didn't expect to find such a massive operation, with twelve stills converting mash to alcohol.
They can cook up to 15-hundred-gallons of alcohol -- roughly 20 thousand dollars worth PER WEEK.
On top of that, the entire operation is underground -- concealed beneath a garage, complete with special wiring and oversized fans.
But now these jugs will never be filled -- A-B-C agents emptied out the leftover mash into a septic truck.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:44:24
IN Q=The more they're

((THE MORE THEY'RE CONCEALED THE HARDER THEY TRY TO KEEP YOU FROM FINDING THEM -- WHEN YOU DO FIND EM YOU FEEL A LITTLE BETTER ABOUT IT BUT WE WOULD HAVE LIKED TO GET A COUPLE OR THREE WORKING IN HERE AND VEHICLES LOADED DOWN WITH LIQUOR AND HAVE AN OPEN AND CLOSED DEAL ON IT.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Joyce/ABC Special Agent;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=DEAL ON IT
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VO-NAT


Authorities say they missed the bootleggers by only minutes -- in fact, workers left sugar stacked against the stills, ready for the next round.
They may have also left fingerprints on this factory -- A-B-C agents hope those will lead to an arrest.
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45weather


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Taking a break from news to check the weather--
Partly sunny skies today and pleasant, with highs around 50.
Clouding up overnight, with lows falling into the 30s.
The four day outlook is wet through Thursday, with highs in the 40s and 50s.
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8S-Gag-Order


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TAPE#98-5
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Virginia's new Governor is allowing state workers to speak up-- publicly.
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SOT 10:48:52
IN Q=I don't

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I DON'T THINK I'VE PUT IN--NO ONE'S TOLD ME I'VE PUT IN A GAG ORDER. I DON'T THINK I'VE PUT IN A GAG ORDER. BUT I THINK EVERYBODY NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF INFORMATION THAT YOU GET.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=you get.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Gilmore aides say -- unlike under the Allen administration -- there is NO so-called "gag order" on state employees.
But if state workers speak to lawmakers or reporters, they should certainly let the Governor know.
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SOT 10:48:06
IN Q=Well we certainly

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL WE CERTAINLY WANT TO HAVE POLICY COME FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ELECTED TO MAKE POLICY. AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE AGENCIES -- THEY NEED TO BE RESPONSIVE TO THE ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO THE PEOPLE PUT THERE.))
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For now, the Gilmore administration is continuing Allen's ban on cameras in state prisons.

85-VMI


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A former V-M-I "rat" says he was spanked by upperclassmen repeatedly at the school.
Now his parents want a criminal investigation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


George Wade, Junior says upperclassmen struck him on his buttocks and legs, with a belt and coat hanger three times a week.
Wade says the attacks left him with welts and bruises.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=What happened

((GEORGE WADE, JR./WHAT HAPPENED TO ME AT VMI WAS WRONG, BUT I DON'T FAULT VMI FOR THAT. I FAULT THE PEOPLE WHO HAPPENED TO BE AT VMI FOR THAT. I JUST WANT IT DEALT WITH IN A JUST MANAGER AND I JUST WANT IT RESOLVED.))
SUPER=01-George Wade, Jr./Former VMI Cadet;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=want it resolved.
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V-M-I suspended three seniors last week for spanking Wade and five other freshman cadets. Wade was the only one of the "rats" who decided to leave V-M-I.

8S-Pennington


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After being convicted of murder in 19-95, it appears Frank Pennington is getting a new trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


Three years after his jail sentence, he's back in court.
Pennington was serving a 42- year sentence in a federal prison.
But his lawyer won an appeal after one of the original jurors had second thoughts about Pennington's guilt.
Jury selection is now underway in his re-trial.
Pennington's lawyer spent the day asking potential jurors if they had followed the original case.
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8S-Kast


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A controversial Giles County rape case has taken yet another turn.
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VO-NAT


Last year-- Corey Kast was cleared of allegedly raping Renee Trump after Commonwealth's attorney Garland Spangler missed the speedy trial deadline.
SUPER=03-Giles Co./File Tape;


In October-- Kast was indicted in connection with the same incident but on different charges including breaking and entering, robbery and abduction.
Yesterday a judge dismissed ALL but ONE of the new charges.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=


Kast's attorney successfully argued that the October indictment should be dismissed because it was sought after his client was quote "forever discharged from prosecution" when the rape charge was thrown out.
The judge will decide early next week whether he'll dismiss the remaining robbery charge.

8Water-Main


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Some Martinsville residents were without water last night after two water lines broke.
The Public Works Department says the fairly large break occurred at the corner of Fayette and Alcie Streets on the west side of the city.
A repair crew called for backup and estimated the job would last through the night.
Police don't know what caused the break -- which happened shortly before ten last night.

8weather


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Shifting gears now to weather--
Partly sunny and mild, with highs near 50.
Skies will turn cloudy tonight, with lows in the mid 30s.
Expect rain to develop by tomorrow morning, with highs in the upper 40s.
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