[7E-Tobacco-Board]

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There are two chunks of money tobacco companies will be paying out in the next few decades.
State officials are trying to figure out how to deal with the small one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore yesterday convened the new board that will hand out the so-called "Side Agreement" money to tobacco growers and quota holders.
Governor Gilmore appointed all but two on the all white, all male Certification Board that will divvy up the money.

Democrats warned that the bylaws the group adopted would allow secret meetings.
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[IN Q=We would]
[sot 14:27:55]

((CRAIG BIEBER/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WE WOULD JUST HOPE THAT MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE KEPT AWARE EVERY STEP OF THE PROCESS HOW THIS MONEY IS GOING TO BE SPENT.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL THIS IS A PRIVATE TRUST. IT IS NOT... IN THE OPEN AND IN THE CLEAR.))
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[OUT Q=in the clear.]
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While the Side Agreement means 339-million dollars for Virginia growers over the next dozen years... the Master Settlement Agreement will mean four BILLION for Virginia over 25 years.
Almost half of that will head back to the tobacco-dependent communities of Southside and southwest Virginia.
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But many Southside tobacco farmers are worried they'll NEVER see their share of the tobacco settlement.
Grower Wayne Motley and his father, Archie Lee, say they could use the money to replace the 20 acres they've lost because of quota cuts.
But they're not counting on it.
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[IN Q=It'll just be tied up in the government]

((WAYNE MOTLEY: IT'LL JUST BE TIED UP IN THE GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS. IT'S MY BELIEF. I HOPE I'M WRONG.)) ((ARCHIE LEE MOTLEY: I THINK SOME OF THE TOWNS AND SO FORTH WILL GET MORE THAN THE GROWERS ARE LIKELY TO GET, BECAUSE EVERYBODY ELSE WANTS A PIECE OF THE PIE.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Motley/Tobacco Farmer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Archie Lee Motley/Tobacco Farmer; :07]
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[OUT Q=everybody else wants a piece of the pie.]
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Their concerns are warranted.
Southside farmer C-D Bryant sits on the Governor's settlement task force. He says the settlement money depends on whether tobacco companies are able to pay it out.
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[SOT 1:12:42 - :50]

((C.D. BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS OF TOBACCO: HOPEFULLY, WITH ALL THE LITIGATION THAT'S GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY, THE INDUSTRY WILL SURVIVE. AND THEY HAVE TO SURVIVE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A PAYMENT.))
[SUPER=01-C. D. Bryant/Concerned Friends of Tobacco;]
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[OUTQ=receive a payment.]
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Bryant says he expects farmers to get their first payment from the grower's settlement in December. After that, he says, further payments are iffy.

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Roanoke residents can expect water conservation measures to continue, even after last week's water agreement with Roanoke County takes effect.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


On Valleypointe Parkway, crews put the finishing touches on the latest connection between the two water systems.
Roanoke is now supplementing its supply with water from Roanoke County, Salem and eventually, the town of Vinton.
Roanoke County is also easing the burden on Carvins Cove by supplying county residents who used to be city water customers.
But even if city residents reduce their water consumption by 30 percent... a gap remains.
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[IN Q=The city and county]

((DIANE AKERS/ASST. CITY MANAGER: THE CITY AND THE COUNTY WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER TO DEVELOP THE CONNECTIONS AND TO GET THE CAPACITY TO GET MORE WATER IN, BUT FOR NOW PEOPLE STILL NEED TO CONSERVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Akers/Assistant City Manager]
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[OUT Q=as much as possible.]
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Add up the additional sources of water, factor in conservation... and the city will still need to draw water from Carvins Cove...
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[Take Pinnacle Page 1024] which is now 28 feet below full pond.
That's just two feet away from tougher water restrictions.
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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast...it'll be mostly sunny with winds out of the northwest. Temperatures will linger in the upper 80's-to low 90's. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a light breeze, temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 60's. The extended forecast looks....


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[45Execution]


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The number of executions this year in Virginia moves into the double digits, following the death of a Chesapeake killer last night.
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Marlon Dewayne Williams was pronounced dead shortly after nine at the Greenville Correctional Center in Jarratt.
He was convcited of killing a Chesapeake woman in 19-93. Williams is the 10th inmated to be executed in 19-99/
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[45Humphries]


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A man convicted less than a month ago in connection with a murder for hire case is seeking a new trial.
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[SUPER=03-Covington/September 28, 1998;]


A Putnam County, West Virginia jury convicted Caroll Eugene Humphries last month of hiring two hitmen to plant a homemade bomb on the hood of Billy Ray Abshire's car in 1976.
Abshire's wife, Kitty, married Humphries four months after the murder.
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Now Humphries is asking for a new trial because he says the first one was full of errors.
He's scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Lewisburg.
His lawyer says he will seek home confinement if a new trial is denied.
Humphries could face a life sentence.

[45E-Cattle-Sales]


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It looks like Pulaski County may be the next county to ask for emergency assistance.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


This week, Extension Agent Richard White presented the Board of Supervisors with information detailing how the drought has affected the county's farmers.
Tim Sutphin is among those coping with the heat and lack of rain.
Over the past two weeks, the three primary streams on his 17- hundred acre cattle farm have dried up leaving him to rely on just one reservoir.
But Sutphin is keeping a positive attitude.
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(TIM SUTPHIN/PULASKI CO. FARMER: I THINK THIS DRY SPELL IS JUST THE CYCLE OF THINGS. WE'VE HAD A COUPLE OF DRY YEARS I

N A ROW BUT I'VE BEEN FARMING REALLY ALL MY LIFE, IT'S WHAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO, I DON'T REALLY ANY PLANS TO CHANGE AT THIS POINT BECAUSE I HAVE FOUR SMALL CHILDREN AND THEY ENJOY THE FARM, WE ALL ENJOY IT .)
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The Board of Supervisors is expected to declare the county an agricultural disaster area Monday.
This would make the area eligible for low- interest emergency loans.
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[45Bedford-Water]


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Meantime, the dry conditions have led one more city to issue mandatory water restrictions...this time it's Bedford.

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City Council made the announcement last night.
The city was using the Big Otter River as a water supply before it dried up.
Now with their water resources drained, city residents face mandatory water restrictions.
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((CRAIG MEADOWS/BEDFORD CITY MANAGER: WITH THE RESERVOIR WE HAVE 70 TO 80 DAYS LEFT WITH THE MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS. HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO LENGTHEN THE TIME OF THE WATER IN THE RESERVOIR.))
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The city has already shut down its fountain in front of the municipal building.
Police and other public officials will be watching homes and businesses to make sure the restrictions are being followed.
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And five more Virginia counties have been declared agricultural disaster areas because of the drought.
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Rockingham, Alleghany, Page, Shenandoah, and Buckingham Counties are eligible for emergency low-interest loans after yesterday's announcement by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.
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Meantime Congressman Virgil Goode is asking President Clinton to dispatch the U-S military to distribute water to drought-stricken areas.

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Congressman Virgil Goode thinks drought conditions are so bad it's time to call out the troops.
Goode wrote to President Clinton, asking that he dispatch the U-S military to distribute water in drought-stricken areas.
There's been NO response yet from the White House.
Goode's spokesman says he got the idea from Bedford County Supervisor Bob Crouch.

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Turning your attention now to the mid- week forecast...
Mostly sunny skies today, with highs a little cooler...in the upper 80s and low 90s.
Partly cloudy skies tonight with a light breeze and lows in the upper 60s.
The five day forecast includes a possibility of showers tomorrow...otherwise partly to mostly sunny with highs in the 80s...lows in the 60s.


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[8E-Bush-Roanoke]


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Republican Pesidential candidate George W. Bush is making his first Roanoke campaign visit tonight and tomorrow-- and he's hoping to collect a lot of money before he leaves.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 22]


Fund-raisers in Virginia have already brought in more than three quarters of a million dollars to the Bush campaign.
His itinerary in Roanoke includes a one thousand-dollar-a-plate lunch tomorrow.
Bush will also visit the West End Center for Youth .. and the Roanoke Farmer's Market.
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[8S-Goode]


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While Roanoke welcomes a Republican Presidential candiate, the question still lingers whether Rocky Mount Congressman Virgil Goode will switch parties.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


And maybe the voters will get an answer soon, because yesterday in Richmond, the Democratic Congressman passed up a prime opportunity to talk party switching with Republican Governor Jim Gilmore.
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(( I SPOKE WITH VIRGIL GOODE...AT THIS POINT. ))
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Goode continues to say only that he will run for re-election next year.
Governor Gilmore said today he'd be willing to discuss a favorable re-drawing of Goode's fifth district in the year 2000.

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While the Goode party switching answer might NOT be clear,
For one Pittsylvania's County administrator the offer is too good to pass up.
Rick Huff accepted an offer this morning to work for Franklin County.
He's returning home -- he led Franklin County in the eighties, at a time when it first became zoned.
Huff was chosen from about 50 applicants from Virginia and surrounding states.

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It's a decision that couldn't be made.
Last night Franklin County supervisors could not make up their minds whether to let a Smith Mountain Lake group REMOVE no-wake buoys that force boaters to slow down.
The lake's policy advisory board says about 20 buoys unfairly guard residential coves and wants to lift those speed limits.
Tina Tenret has more.
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Bruce Reichelderfer has a no-wake buoy in his cove.
It forces boaters to idle speed.
He says it's for safety.
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[IN Q=YOU SEE]

((BRUCE REICHELDERFER/LAKE RESIDENT: YOU SEE THE WAY THE BOW RISES? I CAN'T SEE WHERE I'M GOING AND I'M NOT GOING VERY FAST. I'M ONLY GOING ABOUT EIGHT MILES AN HOUR.))
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And he says the buoy helps more than cove residents.
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[IN Q=We'll see]

((REICHELDERFER: WE'LL SEE TWO OR THREE DOZEN PEOPLE ON THE WEEKEND WHO COME IN HERE TO PICNIC AND ARE PROTECTED BY THE BUOYS.))
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But if the new law passes, this cove would LOSE its buoy.
The lake's policy advisory board reserves buoys for PUBLIC areas like the state park and marinas.
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[SOT 13:19:57]
[IN Q=To have them]

((BOB HALSTEAD/LAKE RESIDENT: TO HAVE THEM DESIGNATED FOR PRIVATE COVES, I DON'T AGREE WITH AT ALL.))
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Bob Halstead's cove does NOT have a no-wake buoy.
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[SOT 13:19:22]
[IN Q=It kind of penalizes]

((HALSTEAD: IT KIND OF PENALIZES THOSE OF US WITHOUT NO WAKE BUOYS IN THAT THEY HAVE TO COME OVER HERE TO RUN THEIR JET SKIS AND THEY HAVE TO COME OVER HERE TO SKI.))
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He says -- keep the buoys and open up the floodgates -- everyone wants one.
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[IN Q=I call it]

((HALSTEAD: I CALL IT THE WHITE PICKET FENCE EFFECT. YOU HAVE ALL THESE NO WAKE BUOYS. PRETTY SOON YOU HAVE THIS WHITE PICKET FENCE ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LAKE TO THE DAM.))
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: FOR THIS TO GO THROUGH -- ALL THREE COUNTIES AROUND THE LAKE WOULD HAVE TO AGREE. THE BEDFORD COUNTY SUPERVISORS TAKE UP THIS ISSUE MONDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 TINA TENRET NEWS7.))
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Let's take one more look at the forecast this morning...
Expect more sunshine today with highs around 90.
A few more clouds moving in tonight, with lows falling into the upper 60s.
The five day forecast is partly to mostly sunny...with a few scattered showers possible tomorrow.
Temperatures will cool off a bit...highs in the 80s...lows in the 60s.

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