[7E-Trash-Law]

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Governor Gilmore says he will take his garbage fight to the U-S Supreme Court, if he has to. This after Virginia lost another court battle over out-of-state trash.
A federal appeals court upheld a lower court decision Wednesday, blocking two new state laws to limit new trash imports.
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Governor Gilmore had used tape like this, showing medical waste from New York being illegally dumped in Virginia, to block more imports.
But the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals denied a Gilmore request yesterday, to overturn the lower court's injunction that was issued just one day earlier.
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[7E-Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The public gets a look at it all next week.
The panel dealing with the Robert E. Lee mural taken down from Richmond's floodwall made a surprise announcement Wednesday.
It's recommending that a new image of Lee go up.
It's also added a black union soldier and an etching of Abraham Lincoln visiting Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
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The City Council member who got Lee taken down in the first place is NOT happy.
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[SUPER=01-Sa'ad El-Amin/Richmond City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brag Bowling/Sons of Confederate Veterans; :15 ]
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The new Lee image is a Matthew Brady portrait done two days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
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It would replace the head shot put up for just one day in early June.
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The advisory panel will make its final recommendation after hearing public input all next week.


[72Danville-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-16 1:35:01]
[GRAPHIC=Griffin Resignation]


Danville City Council members say they can offer more information later today, on the reasons behind City Manager Ray Griffin's resignation.
He handed in his resignation yesterday .. after coming under fire from City Council.
Griffin says Council told him he could remain through the end of the year.
But Mayor Ruby Archie says tomorrow if Griffin's final day.


[7E-Druckenmiller]


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Prosecutors are concerned Jim Druckenmiller's popularity could give him an unfair advantage in court.
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So they've asked a judge to move the former Virginia Tech quarterback's upcoming rape trial out of Montgomery County.
Prosecutors say it will be difficult to find an impartial jury because many in the community are either football fans or tied to the university in some way.
Druckenmiller now plays for the 49ers. He is accused of raping a Tech student in Blacksburg earlier this year.
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Taking a break now tocheck your Thurdsay forecast... look for partly sunny skies with a chance of scattered showers and storms. Highs will be in the mid 80's. The Chance of showers continues tonight with lows in the upper 60's. Friday looks humid with scattered showers and highs again in the mid 80's. Showers or storms likely by night with lows in the upper 60's.

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[7BIRTHDAYS] 7/2/99
Friday:
Anniversary:
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No Pictures:

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[45Medicare]


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It's a no brainer that people think that medicare should pay for some prescription drugs... but where should the line be drawn and what shaould the limits be?
Eric Earnhart reports.
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[IN Q=Margaret Burks has worked]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Margaret Burks/Brambleton Pharmacy Employee; :10]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Dowdy/Pharmacy Customer; :19]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Weiner/Pharmacy Customer; :57]
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[SUPER=01-Adam Young/Pharmacy Customer; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Bill Skelton/Pharmacy Customer; 1:27]
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(( Margaret Burks has worked at Brambleton Pharmacy for 17 years...
She says seniors are often shocked by the cost of their medication... sometimes walking out empty-handed.

[SOT 00:13:41]
[IN Q=some of them]

(( MARGARET BURKS/PHARMACY EMPLOYEE; SOME OF THEM WON'T TAKE IT CAUSE THEY WON'T PAY THAT KIND OF MONEY FOR IT. ))
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Rebecca Dowdy worries about what will happen when SHE goes on medicare.

[SOT 00:28:09]
[IN Q=we have a lot of]

(( REBECCA DOWDY/PHARMACY CUSTOMER; WE HAVE A LOT OF SENIOR CITIZENS WHO ARE TRYING TO MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHETHER THEY SUPPLY THEMSELVES WITH NUTRITIOUS FOOD OR WHETHER THEY SUPPLY THEMSELVES WITH MEDICATION TO STAY ALIVE, AND NEITHER ONE SHOULD BE ELIMINATED. ))
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[SOT 14:57:52]
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON; WE CAN DO BETTER THEN THAT, WE ARE NOW PROSPEROUS ENOUGH TO DO BETTER THAN THAT.))
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The president's plan would cover a thousand dollars a year for an additional 24 dollar monthly premium.
The program will cost billions, critics are worried about it's impact on Medicare as a whole.
Jerry Weiner is NOT worried, he says... as long as seniors grow in number... and VOTE.

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[IN Q=I think the]

(( JERRY WEINER/PHARMACY CUSTOMER; I THINK THE SYSTEM IS SOUND AND I BELIEVE THE POLITIciANS WILL KEEP IT SOUND. DO YOU THINK IT WILL SURVIVE... IT WILL SURVIVE ANYTHING ))
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00:35:18 STANDUP But not everyone believes medicare will be around forever and some are concerned about paying for something they may never recieve.

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[IN Q=I'm seventeen years old]

(( ADAM YOUNG/PHARMACY CUSTOMER; ; I'M SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD, YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK THE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO SUPPORT ALL THE PEOPLE THAT NEED MEDICARE. ))
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Some Seniors agree that Medicare should be protected by some kind of coverage limits.

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(( BILL SKELTON/PHARMACY CUSTOMER; THOSE OF US WHO CAN PAY FOR IT SHOULD GO AHEAD AND PAY FOR IT IF WE CAN AFFORD IT AND THOSE OF US WHO CAN'T, THEN MAYBE THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PICK THAT UP, BUT I DON'T THINK THOSE COULD PAY FOR IT SHOULD EXPECT THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY FOR IT. ))
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Congress is leaning in the same direction, and is expected to approve a compromise bill that falls short of the president's original plan.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))




[45E-Wasena-Sex]


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A Roanoke Jury was did not favor a man charged soliciting sex from an undercover police oofficer in Roanoke last Fall.
Jurors not only convicted Ron Waller of a felony Wednesday, they called for him to serve 60 days in jail and pay a 15-hundred dollar fine.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Waller had approached a Vice- Squad officer in Wasena Park October 12th.
Though Waller let the detective do most of the talking, under-cover Officer David Clayton said Waller made the first move by grabbing the detective's crotch.
The prosecutor says Waller did just about the same thing two years ago.
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[IN Q=That 1997 offense]

((THAT 1997 OFFENSE OCCURRED IN WASENA PARK, AND HE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING DETECTIVE STAPLES OF THE ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND AT THAT TIME HE WAS WORKING IN THE VICE BUREAU, AND IT WAS UNDER THE SAME SORT OF CIRCUMSTANCES WE HAD TODAY.))
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Waller remains free on bond, though the judge told him not to go back to Wasena Park.
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Taking a moment now to check the Thursday forecast....
Partly sunny today, with scattered showers and storms.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Chance of showers tonight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The five day forecast includes partly sunny skies and isolated showers, with temperatures rising into the 90s over the holiday weekend.
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[8E-Rail-Merger]


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[TAPE#=99-28 19:23]
[GRAPHIC=NS Growing Pains]


Norfolk Southern is full steam ahead now that that the first of July has arrived.
It's typically a slow month ... and should give N-S time to work through the growing pains that came with taking over part of Conrail.
It's the biggest rail merger in history... and Scott Goldberg reports ... it has hit some big roadblocks.
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[SUPER=01-Susan Bland/Norfolk Southern;:15]
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((NAT: TRAIN WHISTLING FROM "RIDE ALONG" TAPE.))
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There's no problem rolling through Roanoke.
But when Norfolk Southern trains get near their new Northeastern destinations, they're running into traffic jams ... showing up late ... or not at all.
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[IN Q=the level]

((SUSAN BLAND/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: THE LEVEL OF SERVICE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE OUR CUSTOMERS HAS NOT BEEN UP TO OUR EXPECTATIONSAND CERTAILNLY HASN'T BEEN UP TO THEIRS.))
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In a rare public apology, N-S said it's sorry for the backups... blaming problems on computers that can't talk to each other.
Nobody expected the merger to go off without a hitch.
But knowing Norfolk Southern is a stickler for details, most analysts expected a smoother ride than this.
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[SOT from tape 98-42 at 21:17]
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((LINDA MORGAN/SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD: I WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORT THE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS...))
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The federal agency that approved the deal last summer now wants detailed explanations of why so much has gone so wrong. [UP file]
Both the Surface Transportation Board and the railroad remember Union Pacific's botched merger that cost the U-S economy billions.
It's a memory both want to supress ... by making sure THIS merger is conducted smoothly.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))
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[8E-Danville-Manager]


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[GRAPHIC=Griffin Resignation]


Reasons for Danville City Manager Ray Griffin's resignation could be offered by City Council members later today.
He handed in his resignation yesterday .. after coming under fire from City Council.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Ray Griffin refused to go on camera, but said he was "shocked and surprised" by City Council's vote of "no confidence" in him at a closed performance review two weeks ago.
The mayor and members of City Council were tight-lipped on the issue, calling it a private matter between Griffin and Council.
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[SUPER=01-Ruby Archie/Danville Mayor; ]

((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: CITY COUNCIL ASKED THE CITY MANAGER RAY GRIFFIN TO RESIGN BECAUSE IT WAS FELT THAT THE CITY NEEDED A CHANGE.))
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[SOT 29:32 - :38]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Williams/Danville City Council; ]

((WAYNE WILLIAMS/DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL: CERTAINLY, I CAN SAY THAT HE PROVIDED QUALITY SERVICE AND WAS DEDICATED TO THE CITY OF DANVILLE.))
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Both parties dispute the date that Griffin's resignation begins.
Griffin says Council told him he could remain through the end of the year.
But Mayor Ruby Archie says tomorrow if Griffin's final day .

[8E-Lee-Mural]


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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-11 23:25]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Mural Decision]


A new representation of the Robert E. Lee mural will be on display all this week for the public to see.
The panel dealing with the Robert E. Lee mural taken down from Richmond's floodwall made a surprise announcement Wednesday.
It's recommending that a new image of Lee go up.
It's also added a black union soldier and an etching of Abraham Lincoln visiting Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The City Council member who got Lee taken down in the first place is NOT happy.
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[SUPER=01-Sa'ad El-Amin/Richmond City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brag Bowling/Sons of Confederate Veterans; :15 ]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=to an end.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new Lee image is a Matthew Brady portrait done two days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 2;]


It would replace the head shot put up for just one day in early June.
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The advisory panel will make its final recommendation after hearing public input all next week.


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Time again to look at today's forecast..
Partly sunny, with scattered showers and storms likely.
Afternoon temperatures warming into the mid 80s.
Tonight could feature more showers, with lows in the upper 60s.
Over the next five days...we'll keep isolated showers in the forecast, otherwise partly sunny and hot.
Highs in the mid 90s..lows in the lower 70s.
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