[7E-Tobacco-Bill]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-77 61:29]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


It may not be so grim for tobacco farmers after all.
R-J Reynolds came back to the table and all the major American tobacco companies agreed to give five-point-one Billion dollars to tobacco farmers in six states.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Gilmore and Attorney General Mark Earley yesterday returned from two days of negotiations in Durham to announce the tentative creation of a fund for the farmers.
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[SOT 15:28:01]
[IN Q=But Virginia]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: BUT VIRGINIA AND THE OTHER TOBACCO STATES HAVE A PROBLEM THAT THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY DON'T HAVE. AND THAT'S THAT WE HAVE THE FARMERS!...ADDITIONAL AGREEMENT TO PROTECT THEM.))
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[OUT Q=protect them.]
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[vo-nat]
Gilmore's NOT sure how much of the five Billion dollars Virginia farmers would see-- but the money would be in addition to the cash the state will get from the Master Settlement Agreement all 50 states reached in November.
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[7E-Confed-Plate]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-74 1:04:47]
[GRAPHIC=SCV Plate]


Does the Confederate flag belong on a Virginia license plate?
The Sons of Confederate Veterans think so.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


So at a General Assembly hearing yesterday in Richmond, their strategy was to have two of the idea's four supporters be African-American.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They are ]

((REV. CHARLES GREEN/ROANOKE SUPPORTER OF SCV: THEY ARE UPRIGHT CITIZENS. THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE...BRING BACK UNITY. WHAT WE ALL SHOULD BE DOING. ))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Charles Green/Roanoke Supporter of SCV;]
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[OUT Q=should be doing.]
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[VO-NAT]


The N-Double-A-C-P provided the only counterpoint to the club's argument.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In many]

((KING SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: IN MANY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY'S OPINION, THAT FLAG REPRESENTS INTIMIDATION, TERRORISM, LYNCHING....SUPREMACIST GROUPS. ))
[SUPER=01-King Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP;]
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[OUT Q=supremacist groups.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Confederate flag plate has not yet been voted on in Richmond.
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[7S-Goode]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-81 37:45]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


It looks like Virgil Goode isn't welcome anymore by Democrats in his own district.
Democrats in Virginia's 5th Congressional District say they don't want Goode to co-host a reception with them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/File Tape;]


But the statewide Virginia Democratic Party says Goode is more than welcome at the rest of the party's annual Jefferson- Jackson Day celebration February sixth.
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[SOT 11:50:21]
[IN Q=The Democratic]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS THE PARTY OF INCLUSIVENESS. ALL GOOD DEMOCRATS ARE INVITED. VIRGIL GOODE SERVES US WITH GREAT HONOR AS A MEMBER OF THE CONGRESS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HIS ATTENDANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/Va. Democratic Party;]
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[OUT Q=his attendance.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
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Goode says he's still a Democrat-- but he voted FOR impeaching the President, and has voted against the President on other matters nearly three quarters of the time.

[7S-Saunders]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-71 1:46:05]
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The owner of a 300-thousand dollar home in Huddleston has been indicted for stealing almost exactly that amount from elderly acquaintances.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The U-S Grand Jury says Dorothy Saunders stole the life savings of Alice and Bettie McNeil between 19-93 and 19-96.
She obtained power of attorney for the two women- -who were in their late 80's.
The McNeil sisters were evicted from the Woodhaven Nursing Home, because Saunders allegedly failed to pay the bill.
One of them died shortly afterwards.
Saunders named the house "Dora."
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[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast..
Cloudy today, with winds from the southeast. Highs again will hover around 60 degrees.
Clouds stick around tonight, as some fog moves in. Look for the chance of some rain overnight. Temperatures won't drop much, with lows in the lower-50s.
The extended forecast...
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[45E-Allen-Morrison]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-79 51:44]
[GRAPHIC=Hazardous Waste]


The E-P-A's clean up job is just about complete at a Lynchburg sign plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The old Allen- Morrison company had been vacant for two years when city officials discovered thousands of gallons of hazardous waste on the property.
The E-P-A was called in to handle the cleanup.. 81 drums of chemicals were removed yesterday and sent to Pennsylvania for disposal.
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[SOT 15:08:27]
[IN Q=We didn't see]

((CHRIS WAGNER/EPA ON- SITE COORDINATOR: WE DIDN'T SEE A LOT OF SPILLS OR MATERIALS SPREAD OUT THROUGH THE FACILITY SO MOST OF IT WAS COLLECTING WHAT WAS LEFT BEHIND AND ARRANGING FOR DISPOSAL.))
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[VO-NAT]


Several nearby residents have asked that their soil and groundwater be tested for possible contamination.
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[45E-Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:42]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo]


New River Valley business and political leaders are joining forces to urge Volvo and its union workers to reach a labor agreement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


They want a new deal, so Volvo will back down from its threat NOT to add new jobs at the Pulaski County truck plant.


One of those leaders said she didn't think the uncertainty surrounding the expansion will stop the General Assembly from granting Volvo an incentive package.
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[IN Q=I would]

((CAROLE PRATT: I WOULD HOPE NOT. IT'S A WIN-WIN SITUATION AS HAS BEEN SAID SO MANY TIMES BEFORE. IT'S JUST WHAT THE GOVERNOR WANTS. IT'S JOBS FOR THE RURAL PART OF THE STATE THAT SO DESPERATELY NEEDS THEM. IT'S JOBS FOR STUDENTS THAT GRADUATE FROM COLLEGES HERE AND HIGH SCHOOLS HERE. AND THAT'S WHAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS ALL ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Carole Pratt/New River Ec. Dev. Alliance;]
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[OUT Q=all about]
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[VO-NAT]


The new jobs would add millions of dollars in new wages -- and thousands of dollars in taxes -- to the local economy.
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[45E-Pipe-Bomb]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-82 30:13]
[GRAPHIC=Pulaski Co. Pipe Bomb]


More charges could be pending against a woman from Dublin accused of trying to hire a hit man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


39- year old Peggy Jo Sullivan was arraigned in court yesterday.
She was arrested Tuesday after allegedly asking an undercover police officer to kill her former boyfriend.
After Sullivan was taken into custody-- sheriff's investigators discovered two pipebombs in her truck.
Sheriff's officials say they still don't know who made the devices but say additional charges may be filed against Sullivan and another person.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Right, upon]

((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF:RIGHT, UPON DISCOVERY OF THE BOMB, THE DEVICE THAT WE DO HAVE, THE INVESTIGATION AT THAT TIME, A SECOND INVESTIGATION BEGAN, SO TO SPEAK, AND WE'RE TRACKING THAT RIGHT NOW TO DETERMINE THE MAKERS AND THE PROVIDER OF THAT DEVICE. ))
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; :00]
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[OUT Q=that device.]
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[VO-NAT]


On Wednesday, authorities seized two notebooks and a typed document during a search of Sullivan's home.
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[45E-Bomb-squad]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-76 59:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Members of the bomb squad must have one of the most dangerous jobs of all.
At least that's what most of us think.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


But one Bomb Squad Technician who works for Virginia State Police says the answer is NO.
[SUPER=04-20th Century Fox]


He chuckles at the hero of the movie "Speed", who desperately tries to locate the right wire to cut on the bomb attached to a speeding bus.
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[SOT 14:40]
[IN Q=Black and]

((BLACK AND RED AND GREEN))
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[SOT 11:29:45]

((THE JOB OF A BOMB TECHNICIAN IS SENSATIONALIZED BY MOVIES.))
[SUPER=01-Gus Necessary/State Police Bomb Squad]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=by movies.]
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[V/0-NAT]
With the help of a device called a Percussion- activated non-electric disrupter, Necessary says the bomb tech should never have to touch the bomb to render it "safe."
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a break from the news to check the forecast--
Cloudy and windy today, with afternoon highs around 60.
Clouds and fog tonight, with a chance of rain developing after midnight.
Lows in the lower 50s.
The extended outlook is wet through the weekend, with highs around 60.
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[8E-Tobacco-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-77 61:29]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


A multi- BILLION- dollar financial relief package is on the way to tobacco farmers.
The major American tobacco companies have agreed to give
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


five-point-one Billion dollars to tobacco farmers in six states.
Governor Gilmore and Attorney General Mark Earley yesterday returned from two days of negotiations in Durham to announce the tentative creation of the trust fund.
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[SOT 15:28:01]
[IN Q=But Virginia]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: BUT VIRGINIA AND THE OTHER TOBACCO STATES HAVE A PROBLEM THAT THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY DON'T HAVE. AND THAT'S THAT WE HAVE THE FARMERS!...ADDITIONAL AGREEMENT TO PROTECT THEM.))
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[OUT Q=protect them.]
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[vo-nat]
Any money Virginia farmers would see is in addition to the cash the state will get from the Master Settlement Agreement that all 50 states agreed to in November.
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[8S-Goode]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-81 37:45]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


Democrats in Virginia's 5th Congressional District say they don't want Virgil Goode to co-host a reception with them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/File Tape;]


But the statewide Virginia Democratic Party says Goode is more than welcome at the rest of the party's annual Jefferson- Jackson Day celebration February sixth.
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[SOT 11:50:21]
[IN Q=The Democratic]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS THE PARTY OF INCLUSIVENESS. ALL GOOD DEMOCRATS ARE INVITED. VIRGIL GOODE SERVES US WITH GREAT HONOR AS A MEMBER OF THE CONGRESS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HIS ATTENDANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/Va. Democratic Party;]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
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Goode voted to impeach the President, and has voted against the President on other matters nearly three quarters of the time.

[8E-SPCA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-3 12:03]
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It'll soon be up to localities to handle the thousands of stray animals that end up in area pounds.
For years the SPCA has taken care of them.
But now, the agency says it's not able to meet its number one responsibility, educating the public.
Stacey Martin reports.
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[IN Q=Don Thorne has been]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Thorne/SPCA Exececutive Director; :13]
[super=01-John Chambliss/Roanoke Co. Administrator; 1:10]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=Martin, News-7]

((Don Thorne has been on the job for only 15 months--but already the SPCA's Executive Director is grappling with new solutions to an old problem--pet overpopulation.
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[SOT 15.09.20 - 15.09.32]
[IN Q=Basically we're seeing that]

((DON THORNE/SPCA EXEC.DIR.: BASICALLY WE'RE SEEING THAT THE PROBLEM IS NOT BEING SOLVED AS IT IS NOW, WE'RE JUST BASICALLY CARE-TAKING DOGS, CATS, AND OTHER ANIMALS ON A DAILY BASIS AND DOING THE SAME THING DAY IN AND DAY OUT.))
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[OUT Q=day in and day out.]


For years the organization has managed five area pounds--tending to the thousands of unwanted pets.
But, that's posed a constant strain, and pulled the group away from efforts to attack the real source of the problem--the lack of education.
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[SOT 15.09.32 - 15.09.49]
[IN Q=We want to kind]

((DAN THORNE/SPCA EXEC. DIR.: WE WANT TO KIND OF SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OUT THERE THROUGH EDUCATION--NOT ONLY PET EDUCATION BUT ALSO PET EDUCATION FOR OWNERS AND TRAINING OF ANIMALS A LITTLE BIT SO THAT THEY'RE SOCIALIZED AND ALSO WORKING ON SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAMS.))
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[OUT Q=spay and neuter programs.]


The SPCA hopes to be out of the pound business in a few years--so local officials are meeting now to find a way to deal with the thousands of strays and former pets that end up at area pounds.
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[SOT 15.56.06 - 15.56.14]
[IN Q=If we had to begin]

((JOHN CHAMBLISS/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR:IF WE HAD TO BEGIN HOUSING THE ANIMALS OURSELVES WE NEED TO FIND PLACES TO CONSTRUCT SUCH A FACILITY--TO LOOK AT THINGS SUCH AS COULD THIS BE PUT TOGETHER AS A REGIONAL TYPE PROGRAM.))
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[8WEATHER]


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[WRITER=KMC]
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Taking a moment now to check the forecast--
Cloudy and windy today, with highs around 60.
Clouds and fog tonight, with a chance of rain late.
Lows cooling off into the low to mid 50s.
The four day forecast is calling for heavy rain at times tomorrow and Sunday, with partly cloudy skies by Monday.

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