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A man from Fancy Gap has been charged with transporting illegal whiskey, after a raid on a car repair shop in Grayson County.
Charles Edward Baldwin was arrested over the weekend, at the D&B Garage in Independence.
Authorities seized about 40 gallons of moonshine, a pistol, a sawed-off shotgun, and a pickup truck.
The bust came after a three-month investigation.

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In less than a month, the Giles County Commonwealth's Attorney will have to prove to a three judge panel why his license to practice law in Virginia should NOT be revoked or suspended.
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For more than a year, the Virginia State Bar has been investigating Garland Spangler's conduct and competence while in office.
Yesterday-- the results of the state bar investigation were filed at the Giles County courthouse.
The investigation centered on six criminal cases where Spangler made questionable decisions.
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There were two instances where Spangler allegedly missed the speedy trial deadline.
There were also two instances of failing to notify the court of plans to bring out a suspect's prior record-- to secure a tougher sentence.
There was also one allegation involving conflict of interest.

[7E-I-81]


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Construction may be the ultimate solution to safety problems on Interstate 81, but that will take years and billions of dollars to accomplish.
Yesterday, in Abingdon, a task force was also looking for more immediate answers.
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The Virginia Department of Transportation is moving forward with projects in heavily travelled routes near Bristol, Wytheville, Roanoke and Winchester... but those improvements are still years away.
The Interstate 81 truck safety task force, created by western Virginia's Congressmen, is now listening to motorists, truckers and others affected by the problem.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D- SIXTH DISTRICT: ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF ALL TRUCKS HAVE SAFETY DEFECTS. THE EXISTING LAWS ARE IN NEED OF BETTER ENFORCEMENT AND BETTER OBSERVANCE. WE'RE ALSO ASKING IF THERE ARE NEW REGULATIONS AT EITHER THE STATE OR FEDERAL LEVEL THAT OUGHT TO BE ADOPTED IN THE EFFORT TO ENHANCE VEHICLE SAFETY.))
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The task force also heard from business representatives who fear the impact of a plan that would widen the buffer zone around I-81 interchanges and restrict access to existing businesses near the Interstate.
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[7E-Carvins-Cove]


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Roanoke is paying more than one thousand dollars a day just to keep water flowing into people's homes.
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The city is buying one million gallons of water a day from Salem because the levels are so low in Carvins Cove.
Roanoke County is also contributing water to the city.
By August new pipes will carry even more from the county and the town of Vinton -- reducing the load on Carvins Cove by half.
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((IS THIS MOVING TOWARD A REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY? NO, THIS IS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VALLEY GOVERNMENTS IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION SUCH AS THIS.))
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Roanoke residents are still being asked to save water --
If it doesn't rain heavily within three weeks, the city plans to impose mandatory water limits.
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Taking a look at your Tuesday Forecast... the early morning drizzle will turn to partly sunny skies with highs around 80. Tonight look for partly cloudy skies with lows in the upper 50's. Tomorrow we will see morning clouds early, then partial clearing as the day progresses, again with highs around 80 degrees. Partly cloudy Wednesday night with light winds and lows 52-56.
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/23/99
Wednesday:

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[SUPER=130-6/Samantha Darby/Collinsville]



[SUPER=130-45/Audrey Totten/Danville]



[SUPER=130-47/Gale Tolley/Goshen]



[SUPER=130-27/Chad Underwood/Max Meadows]



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[SUPER=130-5/Drew Oliver/Salem]



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No Pictures:

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One schol announcement this morning...

Liberty High School will not have summer school sessions today due to water problems.[45Glasgow-Manager]


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Officials and residents in the town of Glasgow mourn the death of a community leader.
William Knick the second died yesterday at the age of 48.
He served as town mayor for over 15 years.
Glasgow Mayor Sam Blackburn says Knick was a great employee who was very diligent in his work.
No word yet on what caused his death.
Knick is survived by his wife and three children.

[45E-E-Commerce]


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Governer Gilmore is the chairman of a national advisory panel meeting this week in Williamsburg.
One of the issues up for discussion is whether internet retailers should pay sales taxes on out of state business.
At least one online merchant says new taxes are a bad idea.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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((John Lawless didn't know exactly what he was getting into when he put his business, Acutab, on the internet three years ago, when people were unsure about using credit cards online.

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((JOHN LAWLESS/ACUTAB PUBLICATIONS; NOW WE DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT, PEOPLE THAT WE'LL NEVER SPEAK TO, THEY'LL ORDER, NOT ONLY THE UNITED STATES BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD. ))
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His website sells musical notation books for popular bluegrass albums along with items like the Stealth Banjo and Sammy Shelor finger picks...
90 percent of Acutab's business comes from out of state... Lawless has a new shipping desk, and has hired his first employee who just finished mailing two orders to France.
He DOESN'T want to hire an accountant to keep track of a new tax.

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((JOHN LAWLESS/ACUTAB PUBLICATIONS; WOULD WE CHARGE EVERYONE VIRGINIA RATES TO PAY THAT ALL TO VIRGINIA? OR WOULD WE C
HARGE THIS GUY IN MINNESOTA RATES AND SEND A CHECK TO MINNESOTA, A CHECK TO WISCONSIN, ANOTHER CHECK TO IOWA? THESE AR

E ALL ISSUES THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE DISCUSSED. ))
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Lawless says many small businesses hang by a thread, the government should be happy his business is creating jobs and growing, and leave it alone.
The governor's Advisory Panel will have to consider the impact of new taxes on a booming industry.

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((NATURALLY, I DON'T THINK THAT TAXES ARE A GOOD POLICY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. BUT THERE ARE STRONG ISSUES THAT HAVE TO BE RESOLVED ON LOCAL REVENUE AND OTHERS AREAS AS WELL, AND WE HAVE SOME TIME TO DO THAT, AND I'M GONNA MAKE SURE THAT ALL VOICES HAVE A FAIR CHANCE TO BE HEARD.))
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A moratorium on internet taxes expires in October of 2001, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[45E-Firefighters-Memorial]


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Roanoke is paying tribute to its fallen firefighters.
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A new statue will go up at the Transportation Museum --- it shows a firefighter down on one knee with his hat on t

he ground.
The price tag, 83-thousand dollars.
One firefighter's widow says it will help bereaved families AND the community.
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((YOU TAKE IT PERSONAL... TIME AND EFFORT BEHIND IT.))
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Six Roanoke firefighters have died on duty since 19-11.
City council members are encouraging the police department to build a memorial also.
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Taking a break from the news to check weather--
Morning clouds and drizzle will give way to partly sunny skies with highs around 80.
Variable cloudiness overnight, with lows in the upper 50s.
The five day outlook is dry through Sunday...with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low to mid 60s.
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One schol announcement this morning...

Liberty High School will not have summer school sessions today due to water problems.[8E-I-81]


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Safety hazards on Interstate 81 will likely only be improved by construction, but THAT will take years.
A task force is trying to come up with a faster solution.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington Co.]


The Virginia Department of Transportation is moving forward with projects in heavily travelled routes near Bristol, Wytheville, Roanoke and Winchester... but those improvements are still years away.
The Interstate 81 truck safety task force, created by western Virginia's Congressmen, is now listening to motorists, truckers and others affected by the problem.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D- SIXTH DISTRICT: ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF ALL TRUCKS HAVE SAFETY DEFECTS. THE EXISTING LAWS ARE IN NEED OF BETTER ENFORCEMENT AND BETTER OBSERVANCE. WE'RE ALSO ASKING IF THERE ARE NEW REGULATIONS AT EITHER THE STATE OR FEDERAL LEVEL THAT OUGHT TO BE ADOPTED IN THE EFFORT TO ENHANCE VEHICLE SAFETY.))
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The task force also heard from business representatives who fear the impact of a plan that would widen the buffer zone around I-81 interchanges and restrict access to existing businesses near the Interstate.
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Meanwhile, road construction in Virginia is at an all time high.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has 11-hundred projects in the next six years.
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So today, VDOT officials had to explain to the House Finance Committee why they're in a cash crunch that's delayed 20- percent of the projects.
Lawmakers say they're getting angry calls from citizens.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: THEY JUST DON'T BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE A VOICE ANYMORE. THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD SUCCEEDED. AND SOME WAY, SOMEHOW, THEIR SUCCESS HAS BEEN SNATCHED AWAY FROM THEM. AND THEY'RE REALLY, THEY'RE JUST, THEY'RE FURIOUS.))
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((JIM ATWELL/VDOT: WE GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS-- WE CHANGE TIMELINES EVERY-- WE HAVE TO BECAUSE OF THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. AND I WOULD ASK YOU AND IMPLORE THIS COMMITTEE NOT TO IMPOSE A REGULATORY PROCESS ON THE DEPARTMENT TO GO THROUGH A PUBLIC HEARING ... HUNDREDS OF CHANGES EVERY YEAR.))
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VDOT points out that lawmakers have diverted 264- million dollars out of the transportation budget over the last decade.
And three mild winters enabled them to build roads year 'round for the past three years... so it's not easy to keep up with the cost.

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A police raid on a Grayson county car repair shop yielded the arrest of a man for transporting illegal whiskey.


Charles Edward Baldwin of Fancy Gap was arrested over the weekend, at the D&B Garage in Independence.
Authorities seized about 40 gallons of moonshine, a pistol, a sawed-off shotgun, and a pickup truck.
The bust came after a three-month investigation.


[8E-Miss-Virginia]


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The future Miss Virginia is in town this week.
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One of these 26 young women will go home with the state title and a chance at Miss America.
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((BIG SMILES AGAIN--RIGHT THERE.))
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Contestants say smiling through chattering teeth while in a bathing suit isn't the only hard part. The women also have to show good communications skills and, there's a new aspect of the competition: showing a passion for a cause--known as their platform. The contestants will be rehearsing and making appearances around town all week.
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The winner will be crowned in the Roanoke Civic Center on Saturday.

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Let's turn our attention now to weather--
Early morning drizzle, then partly sunny today with highs around 80.
Variable cloudiness overnight, with lows in the upper 50s.
The five day forecast is partly cloudy, with more seasonable highs in the mid 80s.
Lows will stay in the mid 60s. [SUPER=314-Early Drizzle,/Then Partly Sunny/78-82/Variable/Cloudiness/55-59;] [SUPER=X5000; set dissolve]