[7E-NAACP]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=599-1 1:05]
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National officials are calling for another election to determine who will be the new president of the Roanoke N-double-A-C-P.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Brenda Hale beat Martin Jeffrey by three votes last November -- but national officials say that doesn't count.
Part of the membership list was missing so many would-be voters were turned away.
National officials think that may have influenced the result.
So the chapter must hold another election within a month, and in the meantime Martin Jeffrey gets to keep his seat as president.
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[7E-VA-Senators]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#98-77 41:28]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


President Clinton's impeachment trial is underway in Washington, and Virginia's Senators are offering their opinions on the proceedings.
Ellen Qualls is in the capitol, where she spent yesterday checking on Chuck Robb and John Warner.
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[SUPER=@Robb; :08]
[SUPER=03-Washington; :14]
[SUPER=@Warner; :33]
[SUPER=01-James Sensenbrenner/(R) Wisconsin; :55]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Illinois; 1:02]
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[OUT Q="Ellen Qualls, News 7 Washington."]

(( At 11 a-m, Senator Chuck Robb was making nice with the President in public on their mutual successes in fighting crime.
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-VIRGINIA: I'M GONNA TRY TO LEAVE SOMETHING FOR THE PRESIDENT TO TALK ABOUT IN TERMS OF HIS NEW INITIATIVE TODAY.))
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[sot feed tape 10:11]

((PRESIDENT CLINTON: JOE AND CHUCK AND I WERE RIGHT. ))
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On his way to the 1 p-m impeachment hearing we asked the Senator if he had qualms about the appearance just before sitting in judgment.
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB: OH NO. THE REGULAR FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT HAVE TO GO ON, AND WE HAVE BEEN DOING THAT FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS.))
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His Republican counterpart is less positive about the President's recent public appearances.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: I HAVE FOUND IT DISCOURAGING THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ALMOST IN A SENSE OF MOCKING THIS IMPORTANT WORK BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE CONGRESS...I THINK HE WENT TOO FAR IN SAYING SORT OF NOTHING'S GOING ON DOWN THERE ON CAPITOL HILL. I THINK HE'S SOBERING UP A LITTLE BIT NOW.))
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((REP. JAMES SENSENBRENNER/R-WISCONSIN: WHEN A CANCER EXISTS IN THE BODY POLITIC, OUR JOB, OUR DUTY, IS TO EXCISE IT.))
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((REP. HENRY HYDE/R-ILLINOIS: YOU HAVE PLEDGED TO PUT ASIDE PERSONAL BIAS AND PARTISAN INTEREST AND TO DO IMPARTIAL JUSTICE.))
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((ROBB: AND WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE TO GO ON WITH OUR BUSINESS. THANK YOU.))
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Senator Warner tells us he sometimes slips out into his main office and answers his own phones. He doesn't always identify himself to the constituent that is calling. So keep registering those opinions with your senators they are listening. Ellen Qualls News 7, Washington.))


[7E-Giles-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-71 1:34:45]
[GRAPHIC=Giles Indictment]


Embezzlement is the charge against a member of the Giles volunteer rescue squad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg;]


Donna Lynn Thomas is accused of stealing nearly 95-hundred dollars in bingo money from the rescue squad.
Officials notified the sheriff's department after a routine audit detected money was missing.
Thomas has been suspended from the squad pending the outcome of the case.
A squad official says members are dedicated and that he hopes the community doesn't judge the squad for the alleged actions of one person.
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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast..
The rain will clear out today and make way for partly sunny skies.
Look for highs in the mid-40s.
Clear skies tonight, with some light winds.
Lows in the mid-20s.
The extended forecast...
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Saturday:
Twins!
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[SUPER=130-52/Marion Craghead/Bedford]



[SUPER=130-48/Janice Fluellen/Roanoke]



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Special Birthday Wish from Pops to:
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No Pictures:
Anniversary:
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We do have some school closings to pass along today...[45E-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-1 11:29]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Stewart]


A former V-M-I football coach will not get his day in court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/1996;]


A Rockbridge County judge yesterday threw out Bill Stewart's million dollar lawsuit.
Stewart was forced out two years ago, after he was accused of using a racial slur against one of his players.
He claimed the way V-M-I handled his firing was wrong.
But the Judge said V-M-I officials told Stewart he was in trouble, and Stewart had the opportunity to ask for a hearing, but did not.
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[45E-Wolfe-motions]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-65 1:56:53]
[GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales]


A Roanoke man is challenging the state's sodomy law.
Shane Wolfe is one of 18 men charged with sodomy in city parks last fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In court yesterday Wolfe did not admit he solicited two detectives.
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[SOT 14:58:10]
[IN Q=Certainly no 1]

((CERTAINLY, NO ONE WANTS TO SEE PEOPLE HAVING SEX IN THE PARK OR IN VALLEY VIEW MALL OR ANY OTHER PLACE. BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS ISSUE IS ABOUT. THE LAW SAYS EVERY CITIZEN OF VIRGINIA IS A CLASS-SIX FELON.))
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[OUT Q=class-6 felon.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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...meaning most- -if not all Virginian's- -have engaged in oral sex.
If the judge rejects the Constitutional challenge to the sodomy statute, Wolfe-- who has been suspended from his teaching job-- will be the first of the 18 men arrested in November to go to trial.



[45E-Whale-Trainer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-7 7:34]
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A woman who trains killer whales is using her speical training techniques on a different mammal.
Stacey Martin has the story from Lexington.
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[SUPER=01-Shawna Karrasch/Horse Trainer; :58 QUICK!]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Lexington.]
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It's not uncommon for Shawna Karrasch to have a horse jump at her command.
After more than 15 years, she and husband Vinton have yet to come across a stallion who didn't bow down to their method of training.
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((SHAWNA KARRASCH/HORSE TRAINER:IT CERTAINLY WORKS FOR HORSES VERY, VERY WELL. THEY'RE QUICK LEARNERS. IT WORKS FOR ALL HORSES WHETHER THEY ARE VERY YOUNG, OLD, NO MATTER WHAT BREED, AGE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS.)) [RUNS08]
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((SHAWNA KARRASCH/HORSE TRAINER: ALL THE WAY TO BRAND NEW HORSES.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=brand new horses.]


They call it On Target Training--a system that includes clicking que calls, commands and rewards.
The method isn't exactly new but its application is.
Shawna first learned about it while working as a trainer for killer whales at Sea World in San Diego, then expanded its use to more than just mammals.
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[IN Q=It deals with positive]

((SHAWNA KARRASCH/HORSE TRAINING:IT DEALS WITH POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT AND IT IS OPERANT CONDITIONING AND THAT'S HOW EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD LEARNS. AND, THAT MEANS THEY LEARN TO OPERATE ON THEIR ENVIRONMENT. HORSES ALL LEARN THAT WAY, PEOPLE LEARN THAT WAY, DOGS LEARN THAT WAY--RATS, PIGEONS, OTTERS, KILLER WHALES, THEY ALL LEARN THAT WAY.)) [RUNS12]
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Now the pair teach On Target to owners and riders who find it hard to train their horse.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: HORSE OWNERS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE PAIR IN ACTION AND HEAR ABOUT THEIR METHOD THIS WEEKEND AT THE VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.)) [RUNS10]
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=KMC]
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Turning your attention now to weather--
Rain ending, with skies turning partly sunny today.
Highs in the low to mid 40s.
Mostly clear skies tonight, with lows in the mid 20s.
And the four day forecast looks very pleasant, with partly to mostly sunny skies and temperatures climbing into the 50s.
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We do have some school closings to pass along today...[8E-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=599-1 1:05]
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National N-Double-A-C-P officials plan to settle the local leadership controversy by calling for ANOTHER election.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Brenda Hale beat Martin Jeffrey to become chapter president by three votes last November -- but national officials say that doesn't count.
Part of the membership list was missing so many would-be voters were turned away.
National officials think that may have influenced the result.
So the chapter must hold another election within a month, and in the meantime Martin Jeffrey will remain president.

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[8Brophy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-28]
[GRAPHIC=ECHL]


Bad behavior on-- and off-- the ice has resulted in huge suspensions for Hampton Roads coach John Brophy and Admirals player Jeff Corbett.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Past Sunday Night; :00]


Brophy recieves a six game suspension for both his antics off the ice-- pushing Roanoke City Policemen and Roanoke Civic Center security-- and his inability to control his team on the ice.
He will serve four games of his suspension now and will miss the final two games the Admirals play against Roanoke. He will not even be permitted in the building during those games.
The Admirals Jeff Corbett will serve a 15- game suspension for the shot on Roanoke's Jeremy Schaeffer.
He will also sit out tthe final two games of the regular season against Roanoke, and will not be alllowed to play in any playoff games against the Express.
Roanoke's J-F Tremblay will serve a two game suspension for an obscene hand gesture and for derogatory comments made to the Admirals in between periods outside the locker room.
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[anchor=Melanie]
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The E-C-H-L has also ordered the Express to fire public address announcer Slam Duncan for a comment he made over the air.

[8E-Bobby-Williams]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-80]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


An alleged leak to the media has led former Giles County supervisor Bobby Williams to file a million- dollar lawsuit against Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./January 1998;]


The lawsuit centers on an incident one year ago in which Williams attempted suicide after a grand jury indicted him on wiretapping charges.
Williams is suing the hospital for allegedly releasing his medical condition to the news media.
He also claims the hospital went against his wishes by not immediately transferring to another nearby hospital for treatment.
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[8E-Shelor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-72 1:53:27]
[GRAPHIC=Tax Fight]


A nearly 300- thousand- dollar tax debt has been paid in full by Shelor Automotive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/December 1998;]


The amount is what the county said Shelor Automotive owed for the merchants capital tax, penalties and interest for 1997.
The tax is levied against a business' unsold merchandise at the end of the year.
Shelor refused to pay the bill saying the amount assessed was too high and that the tax unfairly targets car dealerships.
But yesterday Shelor paid the delinquent tax bill after the county treasurer placed a lien against the company's bank account.
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[13:41:01]
[SOT]
[IN Q=WITH RESPECT]

((ROBERT PARKER/MONTGOMERY CO. SPOKESMAN:WITH RESPECT TO 1997, EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO OCCUR HAS OCCURRED, AS FAR AS THE COUNTY IS CONCERNED, THE TAXES HAVE BEEN PAID AND THE INTEREST HAS BEEN PAID AND THE CASE IS CLOSED.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Parker/Montgomery Co. Spokesman; :00]
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[OUT Q=CASE IS CLOSED.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Shelor, however, does have a lawsuit pending against the county challenging the 1997 tax bill.
A hearing is scheduled for next month.


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Before we finish the morning updates, here's one more look at the Friday forecast--
Rain ending this morning, then turning partly sunny with highs in the lower 40s.
Mostly clear overnight, with lows dropping into the mid 20s.
The weekend forecast stays sunny and very pleasant, with temperatures in the 50s for highs.
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