[7Rape-arrest]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=khu]
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A rape charge has been brought against a Roanoke school employee.
44-year old Kim Brandon Kennedy is charged with the rape of an exotic dancer that reportedly occurred at the Knights of (Pith-ee-us ) Pythias Lodge.
Police say Kennedy called the woman to the lodge early Tuesday morning to perform.
When she refused to have sex with him, police say Kennedy raped her.
Kennedy is the building manager at Ruffner Middle School.

[7E-Extradition]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-72 24:03]
[GRAPHIC=Alfred Martin]


After walking away from the Martinsville city farm more than 20 years ago--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Livonia, MI;]


Alfred Martin was extradicted to Virginia yesterday from Michigan, where he's been living as a free man.
In 1974, he fled Virginia after serving only one day for a marijuana conviction.
When Michigan police pulled him over for a traffic citation last month, they discovered he was a fugitive.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


At a news conference yesterday in Martinsville, the Commonwealth's Attorney said she will prosecute Martin to the fullest extent of the law, no matter how minor the original offense may seem.
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[SOT 13:13:18-:41]
[IN Q=I don't consider]

((JOAN ZIGLAR/MARTINSVILLE PROSECUTOR: I DON'T CONSIDER DISTRIBUTING DRUGS MINOR BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION. TO ME, NOT PROSECUTING THIS CASE WOULD BE SENDING A MESSAGE THAT IF YOU'RE SMART ENOUGH TO GET AWAY WITH DEALING DRUGS THAN YOU SHOULDN'T BE BROUGHT BACK TO STAND TRIAL OR SERVE YOUR TIME ON THOSE OFFENSES.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Ziglar/Martinsville Prosecutor;]
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[OUT Q=time on those offenses.]
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[VO-NAT]


Martin is being held in the Martinsville City Jail.
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[7Rocky-Mount]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#98-79 TC10:05]
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After months of controversy, a voluntary boundry adjustment could give Rocky Mount money and land from Franklin County.
Tina Tenret has reaction from last night's public hearing.
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[IN Q=Franklin County may give]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Wray/Rocky Mount Ready Mix; :14]
[SUPER=01-Danny Perdue/Franklin Minute Market; :33]
[SUPER=01-Ben Pinckard/Rocky Mount Mayor; :47]
[SUPER=@tina1; :57]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=Tenret, News-7.]

(( Franklin County may give the town of Rocky Mount about 70 ACRES on Route 40 East.
That's good for the town -- extra tax money.
But some business owners don't WANT to pay town taxes.
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[SOT 20:03:44]
[IN Q=We don't need]

((RONNIE WRAY/ROCKY MOUNT READY MIX: WE DON'T NEED TO BE IN THE TOWN. I HAVE NO ADVANTAGES WHATSOEVER EXCEPT A REDUCTION IN WATER RATES.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=REDUCTION IN WATER RATES]


If the deal goes through, Rocky Mount would build sewer lines here and cement a deal with a super-Kroger shopping center.
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[SOT 20:13:14]
[IN Q=I hate to pay]

((DANNY PERDUE/FRANKLIN MINUTE MARKET: I HATE TO PAY HIGHER TAXES TOO BUT WE NEED THE TOWN TO BE DOWN THERE FOR THE SEWER AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE AREA.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE AREA]


The new boundary line stops just short of Wal-mart, a moneymaker.
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[SOT 20:25:48]
[IN Q=It's definitely]

((BEN PINCKARD/MAYOR: IT'S DEFINITELY NOT WHERE ROCKY MOUNT WANTS TO STOP ITS BORDERS. ABSOLUTELY NOT. THIS IS ONLY A SMALL START. THIS IS NOT EVEN A START AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. THIS IS A STEP.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=this is a step]
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[SOT 23:09:11]
[IN Q=No word on]

((NO WORD ON WHEN TOWN COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE DEAL. FRANKLIN COUNTY RESIDENTS GET THEIR SHOT TO COMMENT NEXT WEEK. TINA TENRET NEWS7)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]))


[7S-Church-Burglary]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-75 1:26:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A thief who stole a television
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[VO-NAT]


from a Botetourt County church was caught on tape -- by a hidden video camera.
But no one can identify the man.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


SIX T-V's have been stolen from Rainbow Forest Baptist Church in the past three months.
The thief faces up to 20 years in jail.
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[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast..
Partly sunny and breezy today, with highs in the low- to mid-50s.
Clouds move in tonight, as light winds stick around. Lows will range from the mid-30s to about 40 degrees.
The extended forecast...
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MAPS

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 12/11/98
Friday:

[SUPER=130-1/Breanna Lockhart/Boones Mill]



[SUPER=130-1/Linzee Simmmons/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-3/Hunter Allen/Willis]



[SUPER=130-13/Patricia Harvey/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-18/Amanda Smithson/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-11/Corey Sult/Blacksburg]



[SUPER=130-85/H. Clay Brown/Scruggs]



[SUPER=130-13/J. W. Wright/Danville]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Aileene Doyle/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45S-Va-Impeachment]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


For the first time ever, President Clinton's videotaped deposition in the Paula Jones case will be publicly played today at the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


Yesterday, as White House Counsel Charles Ruff wrapped up his defense of the President, Sixth District Republican Bob Goodlatte disputed the suggestion that Mr. Clinton made misleading statements simply to avoid public embarassment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=So his intent here]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: SO HIS INTENT HERE WAS NOT TO COVER UP AN EMBARASSMENT, BUT TO AVOID PROSECUTION FOR A CRIME, THAT CRIME BEING PERJURY AND OBSTRUCTION IN THE EARLIER CASE. AND HE COMPOUNDED IT SEVEN MONTHYS LATER BY CONTINUING HIS PERJURIOUS ACTIVITY BY LYING BEFORE THE GRAND JURY.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=lying before the grand jury.]
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[VO-NAT]


Earlier, Ninth District Democrat Rick Boucher disputed the charge that President Clinton abused the power of his office when he invoked executive privilege.
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[45-5-Philip-Morris]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-30]
[GRAPHIC=Philip Morris]


A bit of financial relief for farmers fearing the worst from the national Tobacco settlement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./File Tape;]


Tobacco giant Philip Morris is offering to buy half the nation's flue-cured tobacco reserves.
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]


The proposal means American tobacco farmers would get higher prices than previously offered for their number one crop.
It also means more tobacco could be grown and sold next year-- since the industry operates on a quota system.
The offer comes days after negotiations between the big tobacco companies and farmers broke down-- in the second phase of a national tobacco settlement.
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[45Spangler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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More I-R-S trouble for Giles County Commonwealth's Attorney Garland Spangler.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/August 1997]


The Internal Revenue Service says Spangler owes more than 36-hundred dollars in unpaid federal withholding taxes.


This is the second time in four months the I-R-S has sought a tax payment from Spangler.
In August, the agency claimed Spangler failed to pay more than 21-thousand dollars in employment taxes, dating to 19-94.
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[45E-Center-Square]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-62 1:52:40]
[GRAPHIC=Center in the Square]


Center in the square is celebrating it's 15th birthday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Children from throughout the region sang happy birthday yesterday and toured the building-- then snuck in some time with Santa Claus before checking out the latest science exhibit on poisonous snakes. The facility is home to seven different science and arts organizations, including the Roanoke Ballet.
Support from the Center allows those groups to concentrate on their areas of expertise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OUR RESOURCES]

((JENEFER DAVIES-MANSFIELD/BALLET ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; OUR RESOURCES ARE BEING USED FOR PERFORMANCE. WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BRING IN WORLD CLASS PERFORMING ARTIST AND INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN DANCE COMPANIES. WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO AUGMENT OUR STAFF. AND BECAUSE OF THAT OUR STUDENT ENROLLMENT HAS DOUBLED.))
[SUPER=01-Jenefer Davies-Mansfield/Ballet Artistic Director;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=HAS DOUBLED.]
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[VO-NAT]

Center in the Square is credited with revitalizing the city market. More than 240 market-area businesses have been established since the center opened. More than 400-thousand people from around the world visit the center annually.
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=KMC]
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Time now to take another look at your Thursday forecast--
Partly sunny with light winds, and highs in the mid 50s.
Clouding up by tonight, with lows cooling off in the upper 30s.
The four day forecast is a mixture of sun and clouds... with highs in the 50s.
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8Rape-arrest]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
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A Roanoke school employee faces charges of raping an exotic dancer.
44-year old Kim Brandon Kennedy is charged with the rape that reportedly occurred at the Knights of (Pith-ee-us ) Pythias Lodge.
Police say Kennedy called the exotic dancer to the lodge early Tuesday morning to perform.
When she refused to have sex with him, police say Kennedy raped her.
Kennedy is a floater with the maintenance department.

[8S-Va-Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


The impeachment debate in Washington is continuing to draw strong opinions from Western Virginia's Congressmen.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


As White House Counsel Charles Ruff wrapped up his defense of the President yesterday....
Sixth District Republican Bob Goodlatte disputed the suggestion that Clinton made misleading statements simply to avoid public embarassment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=So his intent here]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: SO HIS INTENT HERE WAS NOT TO COVER UP AN EMBARASSMENT, BUT TO AVOID PROSECUTION FOR A CRIME, THAT CRIME BEING PERJURY AND OBSTRUCTION IN THE EARLIER CASE. AND HE COMPOUNDED IT SEVEN MONTHYS LATER BY CONTINUING HIS PERJURIOUS ACTIVITY BY LYING BEFORE THE GRAND JURY.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=lying before the grand jury.]
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[VO-NAT]


Earlier in the day, Ninth District Democrat Rick Boucher disputed the charge that President Clinton abused the power of his office when he invoked executive privilege.
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[8S-Floyd-911]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-65 1:12:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been five years in the making, but Floyd county officials believe they have one of the most effective 9-1-1 systems around.
As Teresa Hamilton tells us, they'd like OTHER counties to look at their emergency response system as well.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Cynthia Babb]
[SUPER=03-Floyd; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Babb/E-911 Communication's Supervisor; :09 quick!!]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :44 quick!! ]
[SUPER=01-Ford Wirt/Emergency Services Coordinator; 1:00 quick!!]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Floyd.]


((Cynthia Babb is Floyd County's 9-1-1 Communication's supervisor...
And as you might imagine can't say enough about the county's new 9-1-1 system.
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[3:14:08]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's already]

CYNTHIA BABB/E-911 COMMUNICATION'S SUPERVISOR: IT'S ALREADY MAKING A CRITICAL DIFFERENCE IN TERMS OF RESPONSE TIME BECAUSE IT'S SO MUCH EASIER.
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=so much easier.]


Even before the phone rings with a 9-1-1 call... the computer has already made the dispatcher aware of valuable information.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We not ]

((WE NOT ONLY HAVE THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBER, WE HAVE THEIR ADDRESS AND WE HAVE WHICH EMERGENCY SERVICE NUMBER THEY ARE SERVED BY. ))
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=served by.]


In other words, the computer tells the dispatcher which fire department or rescue squad is closest to respond.
The computerized system also includes maps and directions to the caller's home. [TAKE SU]
The county has been working on the project since 1993-- and gives much of the credit for its success to a Blacksburg engineering firm. [END SU]
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[3:20:19]
[SOT]
[IN Q=ANDERSON]

((FORD WIRT/EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR:ANDERSON AND ASSOCIATES WAS OUR MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT. ))
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=consultant.]


Ford Wirt is Floyd county's emergency services coordinator.
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[3:21:10]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's ]

((IT'S VERY MUCH DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE USED BEFORE WITH THE TELEPHONE AND ONEDISPATCH CONSOLE, THIS IS, AGAIN, A STATE OF THE ART. ))
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=the art.]


But there is room for improvement. Roughly 10- percent of the county's 12-thousand residents aren't listed in the computer...
Mostly residents with unlisted phone numbers who haven't given the phone company permission to release their name and address to the county.

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Floyd.))[8WEATHER]


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Checking the Thursday outlook now--
Partly sunny with light winds, and highs in the mid 50s.
Clouding up tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
In the extended forecast, conditions should stay dry, with clouds increasing on Sunday.
Highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s.
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