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[7E-Partial-Birth]


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Virginia's so-called "partial-birth abortion bill" will NOT go into effect July 1st.
Federal judge Robert Payne has issued an injunction halting the bill.
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[VO-NAT]


In a 97 page opinion, Judge Payne writes:
"The term 'partial birth abortion' is a term coined by legislators, anti-abortion activists, and the media. It has no accepted medical meaning."
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Judge Payne seems to accept the abortion doctors' argument that the law is worded too vaguely, and could apply criminal sanctions to other routine abortion procedures.
He writes:
"...the Act's 'chill' on the physicians' ability to perform the medically appropriate method of abortion in this manner would result in a less safe performance of an abortion for the patient."
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 17;]


Attorney General Mark Earley issued only a brief statement, promising an immediate appeal.
Earley says he'll continue to "stand with the people of Virginia" who he says favor the law.
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Governor Gilmore says he is disappointed by yesterday's ruling, and says he remains committed to banning late-term abortions.

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Another business closing in Southside Virginia will leave 350 people without jobs before fall.
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The Durham 2000 hosiery plant -- which has been in Danville for more than 100-years-- announced yesterday it will close in 60-days.
Employees received letters at work telling them about the shut-down.
They say they knew business wasn't good but never expected this.
A Kentucky businessman-- who bought the plant in January-- says sales are down 30-to 50-percent.
And with no hope of turning a profit, he says the plant must close.
Workers say they'll have to start all over.
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((CARL DIXON: I'M GOING TO LOOK FOR A NEW JOB. I HATE TO LEAVE. IT'S JUST LIKE A HOME WHEN I LEAVE HOME. I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO WORK. I ENJOY IT, THE PEOPLE, THE SUPERVISORS, AND EVERYTHING, THEY'VE BEEN GOOD. AND I'M GOING TO MISS IT. I WISH IN SOME WAY IT WOULDN'T HAVE TO CLOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Dixon/Durham 2000 Employee;]
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[OUT Q=it wouldn't close.]
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The company's president says he'll do everything he can to help workers find new jobs.
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The heat is on -- and the power company is asking you to conserve energy.
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With the sun bearing down and the temperature climbing above 90 degrees, demand for electricity soared during the day.
The utility has an unusual number of generating units out of service, and a spokesman says that's created a serious problem.
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((TOM AYRES/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IF WE WERE THE ONLY ONE FACING THAT PROBLEM, WE COULD PURCHASE SHORT TERM POWER FROM OUR NEIGHBORS, BUT SEVERAL ARE FACED WITH THE SAME THING, SO THE AVAILABILITY OF GENERATION ON THE MARKET IS PRETTY TIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ayres/American Electric Power]
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A-E-P is asking customers to turn up their thermostats, and use dishwashers and washing machines at night.
The utility hopes voluntary conservation will prevent interruptions of service.


[VA-Graduation]


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The state Board of Education has agreed to allow local school systems to raise graduation requirements above those set by the state.
The board voted 5-to-2 yesterday to approve guidelines for adding up to two more credits to the state's 22-credit standard for graduation.




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Time now to check the Friday forecast--
A heat advisory is in effect today, with highs in the mid 90s under hazy sunshine.
Heat index values are expected to be over the hundred- degree mark.
Continued muggy and warm tonight, with lows in the lowerr 70s.
Taking a look ahead...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/27/98
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-2/Hunter Thomas Johnny Hurt/]*



[SUPER=130-6/Christopher Elkins/Ferrum]*



[SUPER=130-/Gloria White/Roanoke]*


Anniversary:

[super=130-50th/Bill & Elizabeth Ligon/Salem]*


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-//Jennifer Gardner/]*



[SUPER=131-//Debbie M. Thomas/]*



[SUPER=131-21/LaKenya Claybrooks/Bassett]*



[SUPER=131-/Donny Drivers/Salem]*



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[45Bible-Study]


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Two Roanoke churches hope their actions will improve race relations in Roanoke.
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The Williams Memorial Baptist Church is a predominantly black church.
While, its neighbor, the First Church of the Brethen is mostly white.
The two congregations came together to offer week-long Vacation Bible Study Classes.
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[IN Q=It was time]

((RUTH ANN HANNAH/CO-ORGANIZER: IT WAS TIME TO WORSHIP TOGETHER, TO LIVE TOGETHER, TO STUDY TOGETHER AND WE THOUGHT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE TO START. THE CHILDREN ARE QUITE WILLING IT'S WE ADULTS WHO HESITATE.))
[SUPER=01-Ruth Ann Hannah/Co-organizer;]
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[OUT Q=adults who hesitate.]
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Youngsters and adults attended last night's bible study session.
Activities include arts and crafts as well as music and religious study.
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[45E-Lexington-Hospital]


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Stonewall Jackson Hospital has a new C-E-O.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Robert Huch is the current Vice President of Administration and Finance at Southern Virginia College.
However, he has 13 years experience in health care.
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[IN Q=I hope the]

((ROBERT HUCH:I HOPE THE EXPERIENCES I'VE HAD WILL BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CONTIUNED SUCCESS OF THE HOSPITAL. I THINK THE HOSPITAL HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL. I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF ISSUES THAT WE STILL NEED TO ADDRESS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO JUMPING RIGHT IN.))
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367 people from around the country applied for the top job.
Will Mahone, the hospital's current C-E-O, will step down when the hospital's management under Carilion ends.
Huch will take over July 16th once the hospital's affiliation with VaLiance Health begins.
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And the search goes on in Richmond for a new state song.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


A legislative and citizen subcommittee got down to work yesterday in Richmond to replace "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia."
The subcommittee put the song search on the fast track-- and some budding songwriters are already out in front.
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[IN Q=I've got]

((I'VE GOT 45 DIFFERENT VERSIONS. I DON'T ALL OF THEM ON TAPE OR CASSETTE OR ANYTHING, BUT MOST OF THEM I DO. AND SOME OF THEM ARE VERY GOOD.))
[SOT 04:23:17]

((SEN. STEVE MARTIN/(R) CHESTERFIELD CO.: WHILE WE DO WANT TO BRING IN AS MANY ARTISTS WHO CARE TO PARTICIPATE, THE FACT IS THE LONGER YOU DRAG IT OUT, THE MORE OPPORTUNITY THERE IS FOR DISAPPOINTMENT, FOR FRUSTRATION, FOR RESOURCES SPENT, AND I DON'T KNOW WHETHER ONE WOULD CONSIDER THEM TO BE WASTED RESOURCES OR NOT. BUT WE SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH PEOPLE LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Martin/(R) Chesterfield Co.; :10]
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Augusta Senator Emmett Hanger is the subcommittee's chairman.
If you have a song-- or just want to weigh in -- stay tuned for specifics over the next few weeks.

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A price tag has been placed on a rare log cabin in Roanoke, although historians call the structure priceless.
The owner will sell it for 200-thousand dollars.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Experts call this the oldest house in Roanoke, built around the year 1800.
But the city has condemned it as a safety hazard so it must be torn down -- unless a buyer comes forward.
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[IN Q=It's important]

((ANN STUART BECKETT/HISTORIAN: IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP IT ON SITE BECAUSE IT PRESERVES ITS HISTORIC INTEGRITY AND ITS HISTORIC CONTEXT, ESPECIALLY RELATED TO THE SALEM TURNPIKKE AND PETER'S CREEK. THAT'S WHY THE HOUSE WAS SITED HERE FOR THE ROAD, TRANSPORTATION, AND WATER, TWO MAIN THINGS YOU NEEDED IN 1790.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Stuart Beckett/Historian;]
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Historians hope a buyer will preserve the cabin -- as a pub, for example.
The property owner is willing to sell the surrounding nine acres for an extra 200-thousand-dollars.
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Turning your attention now to the hot forecast--
Hazy and humid today, with a heat advisory in effect.
Highs in the mid 90s, with a heat index near 105.
Continued muggy and warm overnight, with lows in the lower 70s.
The outlook for Saturday through Tuesday is partly sunny and hot...with scattered showers possible by the start of the work week.
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The summer will probably seem too short for 350 workers in Danville, who will lose their jobs this fall.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The Durham 2000 hosiery plant-- which has been in Danville for more than 100-years-- announced yesterday it will close in 60-days.
Employees received letters at work telling them about the shut-down.
They say they knew business wasn't good but never expected this.
A Kentucky businessman-- who bought the plant in January-- says sales are down 30-to 50-percent.
And with no hope of turning a profit, he says the plant must close.
Workers say they'll have to start all over.
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[IN Q=I'm going to look]

((CARL DIXON: I'M GOING TO LOOK FOR A NEW JOB. I HATE TO LEAVE. IT'S JUST LIKE A HOME WHEN I LEAVE HOME. I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO WORK. I ENJOY IT, THE PEOPLE, THE SUPERVISORS, AND EVERYTHING, THEY'VE BEEN GOOD. AND I'M GOING TO MISS IT. I WISH IN SOME WAY IT WOULDN'T HAVE TO CLOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Dixon/Durham 2000 Employee;]
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The company's president says he'll do everything he can to help workers find new jobs.
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[8-2-E-Partial-Birth]


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Virginia's "partial- birth abortion bill" has been stopped short of becoming law July first.
That's because Federal Judge Robert Payne ruled for an injunction of the bill.
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In a 97 page opinion released yesterday, Judge Payne writes:
"The term 'partial birth abortion' is a term coined by legislators, anti-abortion activists, and the media. It has no accepted medical meaning."
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Judge Payne seems to accept the abortion doctors' argument that the law is worded too vaguely, and could apply criminal sanctions to other routine abortion procedures.
He writes:
"...the Act's 'chill' on the physicians' ability to perform the medically appropriate method of abortion in this manner would result in a less safe performance of an abortion for the patient."
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;]


Attorney General Mark Earley issued only a brief statement, promising an immediate appeal.
Earley says he'll continue to "stand with the people of Virginia" who he says favor the law.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=Abortion]


Unless Judge Payne's injunction is reversed on appeal, the law's on hold until it goes to trial August 18th.

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Although it will be tough to do on such a hot day, American Electric Power officials are asking customers to conserve energy.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


With the sun bearing down and the temperatures climbing above 90 degrees, demand for electricity soared yesterday.
The utility has an unusual number of generating units out of service, and a spokesman says that's created a serious problem.
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((TOM AYRES/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IF WE WERE THE ONLY ONE FACING THAT PROBLEM, WE COULD PURCHASE SHORT TERM POWER FROM OUR NEIGHBORS, BUT SEVERAL ARE FACED WITH THE SAME THING, SO THE AVAILABILITY OF GENERATION ON THE MARKET IS PRETTY TIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ayres/American Electric Power]
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A-E-P is asking customers to turn up their thermostats, and use dishwashers and washing machines at night.
The utility hopes voluntary conservation will prevent interruptions of service.


[EPA-Pollution]


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Six states, including Virginia, are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to soften its plan to cut smog pollution.
The plan by the states would reduce nitrogen oxide emission levels of 1990 by 55 percent by April of the year 2002, and 65 percent by April 2004.




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That's all for the news this morning-- here's one more look at today's forecast.
A heat advisory is in effect for most of the viewing area, with hazy and humid weather continuing.
Highs forecast to reach the mid 90s.
Muggy and warm tonight, with lows in the lower 70s.
And the extended forecast promises more hot weather...with no rain expected until Monday.
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