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[7E-City-Union]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-45 35:56]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


Some Roanoke city workers are saying "union yes".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


More than 200 of Roanoke's 22-hundred employees have joined the newly-formed "Municipal Employees Association". Some workers say a union would serve as a liason between employees and management to solve disputes.
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[SOT=17:27:45]
[IN Q=WE ARE JUST]

((ANGELA NORMAN/LOCAL AFSCME PRESIDENT; WE ARE JUST TIRED OF PROBLEMS BEING PUSHED UP UNDER THE RUG. WE'RE TIRED OF RUNNING INTO DEADEND STREETS. IT'S TIME FOR ACTION. WE'RE TIRED OF THE GOOD OLD BOY NETWORK AND WE'RE TIRED OF FAVORITISM WHEN IT COMES TO PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES OR THE HIRING PROCESS.))
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=18:04:07]

((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR; IN OUR VISION STATEMENT FOR THE CITY, WE BELIEVE IN A PARTICIPATORY FORM OF GOVERNMENT. THAT ALL OF OUR CITIZENS ARE FULL OPERATING PARTNERS IN THIS GOVERNMENT AND THAT CERTAINLY WOULD INCLUDE OUR EMPLOYEES.))
[SUPER=01-Angela Norman/Local AFSCME President;:00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke Vice Mayor;:19]
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[OUT Q=OUR EMPLOYEES.]
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[VO-NAT]

City council members have said in the past they have no problem with employees organizing as long as they realize Virginia is a right-to-work state-- meaning city workers would not be permitted to strike.
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[7E-Modine]


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The employment front is looking good in Rockbridge County after Modine (MO-DEEN) Manufacturing Company and Daikin (DYE-KEEN) Industries announced they were joining forces.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


Modine makes heating units, while Daikin is one of Japan's largest manufacturers of air conditioners.
The two companies will team-up to produce a combined heating and air conditioning unit in Rockbridge County.
Modine plans to renovate its warehouse before production begins there.
200 people will be hired beginning late this year.
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Business is not as good at General Electric.
The G-E plant in Salem is asking workers to take some voluntary time off because there's not enough work to keep everyone busy.
About 150-workers accepted the company's offer and are now on an unpaid vacation.
G-E's production levels typically drop off in the summertime.
In Salem, though, production has been low all year.
In January, the plant laid off 245 people because there was a low demand for the high-tech drive systems made there.


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[7E-Buena-Vista]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[GRAPHIC=Education]


A threat to the Buena Vista School system from the American Civil Liberties Union: remove or change plans for a religion course, or head to court.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/June 18;]


Parry McCluer High School plans to offer a western religions course in the fall.
However, the A-C-L-U says the course violates the Constitution in part because local ministers would be teaching it.

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[SOT 13.27.33 - 13.27.45]
[IN Q=Teachers must be]

((KENT WILLIS/ACLU: TEACHERS MUST BE CONFIRMED. THEY MUST QUALIFY TO BE TEACHERS IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL AND WE WONDER IF THESE MINISTERS HAVE PASSED WHATEVER TEST AND HAVE GONE THROUGH WHATEVER CERTIFICATION IS APPROPRIATE TO EVEN TEACH IN SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/ACLU;]
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[OUT Q=teach in schools.]
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Buena Vista school officials say ministers will only be guest speakers.
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[SOT 11.16.38 - 11.16.51]
[IN Q=I think they]

((JAMES BRADFORD/SUPT. BUENA VISTA SCHOOLS: I THINK THEY NEED TO BE MORE RESPONSIBLE IN MAKING SURE THEY HAVE THEIR FACTS FROM THEIR SOURCES CORRECT. THEY HAVE BEEN QUOTING CERTAIN ARTICLES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN TOTALLY CORRECT.))
[SUPER=01-James Bradford/Buena Vista Schools;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=been totally correct.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two students have signed up for the course.
However, school officials say at least four more students need to enroll by August or it will be cancelled.
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Time now to take a look at the Thursday forecast--
Mostly sunny, hot, and humid with highs in the lower 90s
Clear and muggy tonight, with lows near 70.
The extended forecast stays hot and dry...with scattered showers possible by the weekend.
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/26/98
Friday:

[SUPER=130-14/Amanda Croy/Pearisburg]*



[SUPER=130-38/Terry Farmer/Blue Ridge]*


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-5th/Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Echols/Danville]*


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-//Marlene Hardin/]*



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[45E-Drake-Developers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake]


Plans have been drawn up for a new condominium complex and convention center at Smith Mountain Lake.
But not everyone happy about the idea.
Tina Tenret reports.
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[IN Q=There are]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Pat Bailey/Coldwell Banker;:13]
[SUPER=01-Sam Edgerton/Lake Resident;:44]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]

(( These five acres could soon house two towers with 96 condo units.
Also, a community area with a complete gym, conference center and waterfront restaurant.
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[SOT 17:27:29]
[IN Q=I think]

((PAT BAILEY/COLDWELL BANKER: I THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL CONCEPT. I THINK THE LAKE VERY WELL NEEDS AN UPSCALE DEVELOPMENT. IT ALSO NEEDS A DEVELOPMENT THAT TAKES THE COMMUNITY INTO ACCOUNT AND I THINK THIS DOES THAT. AND ADDS SOME CULTURE TO OUR LAKE.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=TO OUR LAKE]


But this will NOT be a private quiet community.
After all, Bridgewater Plaza with its restaurants and bars, is right next door.
Some predict condos would just pile more traffic on an already busy bridge.
And, close to 200 boats will be able to dock at the proposed complex.
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[SOT 17:28:32]
[IN Q=My principal concern]

((MY PRINCIPAL CONCERN IS THE HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT IN THE LAKE. WE ALREADY HAVE ONE HIGH-RISE BUILDING. MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT'S AN EYESORE BASICALLY. ALTHOUGH THESE BUILDINGS I BELIEVE ARE MORE ATTRACTIVELY DESIGNED I STILL DON'T THINK THE SHORELINE OF THE LAKE SHOULD BE CLUSTERED WITH HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS.)) [RUNS:25]
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[IN Q=This land is]

((THIS LAND IS CURRENTLY ZONED BUSINESS NOT RESIDENTIAL SO DEVELOPERS WILL HAVE TO APPLY FOR A ZONING CHANGE. THEY WILL ALSO NEED SPECIAL PERMISSION TO BUILD 96 UNITS BECAUSE THAT'S 20 MORE THAN THE CURRENT LIMIT. BEFORE ANY OF THESE CHANGES CAN TAKE PLACE THOUGH, THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FRANKLIN COUNTY.)) [RUNS:18]
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A former Blacksburg resident and self- proclaimed serial killer is now taking back his confessionns.
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[SUPER=03-Huntsville, TX;]


Henry Lee Lucas, who confessed to three thousand murders, says those confessions were lies, including the one that put him on Texas death row.
On a broadcast of a CBS news magazine show, Lucas says he was just using police investigators to get what he wanted, and make them look foolish.
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[IN Q=I started confessing]

((HENRY LEE LUCAS/CONVICTED SERIAL KILLER;.; I started confessing to everything in the world. If they brought a murder case to me, I took it. RS Question: You confessed to it?
SOT LUCAS: I confessed to it...I accepted murder cased for money, I

accepted murder cases for hamburgers, I accepted murder cases for milkshakes. ))
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Lucas is scheduled for execution next week.
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[45Parade-Permit]


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[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal]


A federal judge will not stand in the way of a Lawsuit challenging Lynchburg's former parade permit ordinance.
It was filed by a Liberty University student.
In a five-page ruling yesterday, U-S District Judge Norman Moon wrote that John Reyes CAN seek damages for being charged with violating the ordinance. The charge was later dropped, and the ordinance was repealed two days before Operation Rescue National began a series of rallies.
The rallies were to protest the jailing of the group's director, who along with Reyes was convicted of trespassing at a school during an anti-abortion protest.




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Let's take a look now at today's hot forecast--
Mostly sunny and humid, with highs in the lower 90s.
Clear and muggy tonight, with light winds.
Lows around 70.
The extended outlook is partly sunny, with some scattered showers by the weekend.
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[8-2-E-City-Union]


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The voices of a few Roanoke city employees claiming job discrimination---
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


have led to more than 200 of 22-hundred workers joining the newly-formed "Municipal Employees Association". Some workers say a union would serve as a liason between employees and management to solve disputes.
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[SOT=17:27:45]
[IN Q=WE ARE JUST]

((ANGELA NORMAN/LOCAL AFSCME PRESIDENT; WE ARE JUST TIRED OF PROBLEMS BEING PUSHED UP UNDER THE RUG. WE'RE TIRED OF RUNNING INTO DEADEND STREETS. IT'S TIME FOR ACTION. WE'RE TIRED OF THE GOOD OLD BOY NETWORK AND WE'RE TIRED OF FAVORITISM WHEN IT COMES TO PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES OR THE HIRING PROCESS.))
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=18:04:07]

((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR; IN OUR VISION STATEMENT FOR THE CITY, WE BELIEVE IN A PARTICIPATORY FORM OF GOVERNMENT. THAT ALL OF OUR CITIZENS ARE FULL OPERATING PARTNERS IN THIS GOVERNMENT AND THAT CERTAINLY WOULD INCLUDE OUR EMPLOYEES.))
[SUPER=01-Angela Norman/Local AFSCME President;:00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke Vice Mayor;:19]
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[OUT Q=OUR EMPLOYEES.]
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[VO-NAT]

City council members have said in the past they have no problem with employees organizing as long as they realize Virginia is a right-to-work state-- meaning city workers would not be permitted to strike.
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[8-2-E-Modine]


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[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Rockbridge county, thanks to the joining together of Modine (MO-DEEN) Manufacturing Company and Daikin (DYE-KEEN) Industries.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


Modine makes heating units, while Daikin is one of Japan's largest manufacturers of air conditioners.
The two companies will team-up to produce a combined heating and air conditioning unit in Rockbridge County.
Modine plans to renovate its warehouse before production begins there.
200 people will be hired beginning late this year.
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[8State-Lotto]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery]


The Virginia Lottery has a new message for potential players--
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[VO-NAT]


Scratching a new sports-themed ticket could help pay for a major league baseball stadium in northern Virginia.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday]


The board has voted to put such a statement on the unsold tickets and on a sign at retail outlets.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 01:27:01]
[IN Q=That these]

((SIEGEL: THAT THESE ARE PART OF A PILOT PROJECT FOR THE BASEBALL STADIUM -- TO BE TRACKED FOR THE BASEBALL STADIUM. CERTAINLY THERE'S BEEN NO DECISION AT THIS POINT BY THE COMMONWEALTH AS TO WHETHER ANY OF THESE FUNDS WILL BE ISOLATED FOR THE STADIUM.))
[SUPER=01-Stuart Siegel/Lottery Board Chairman;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=the stadium.]
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[VO-NAT]


The disclosure statement came in the face of withering criticism at a public comment period.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 23:09:45]
[IN Q=You know]

((GOLDMAN: YOU KNOW A FEW YEARS AGO THE SAME GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSED A LAW DEDICATING LOTTERY FUNDS FOR EDUCATION. BUT UNFORTUNATELY THEY CAN'T KEEP THEIR HANDS OFF THE 300 MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Goldman/Lottery Critic;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=of dollars.]
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The money would only go to build a stadium if the sales don't cut into existing lottery revenues.
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[ACLU-Threat]


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Either drop or change the plan to offer a Protestant- taught religion course--
That's the message from the state A-C-L-U to Buena Vista schools.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Last Week;]

The request came in a letter yesterday from state A-C-L-U Executive Director Kent Willis to Buena Vista School Superintendent James Bradford. But Bradford said the class won't cross the line separating church and state because the ministers would only be guest speakers.
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Before we finish up this morning-- here's one more peek at the forecast.
Mostly sunny and hot today, as highs climb into the 90s.
Clear and staying muggy overnight, with lows around 70.
Looking ahead to the weekend, partly sunny tomorrow with some scattered showers by Saturday.
Highs will stay in the 90s.
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