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[7-11Powerline]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC39:40]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


Controversy is reaching a high powered climax in Bland County over the S-C-C staff recommendation to construct a new power line in southwestern Virginia.
Marya Jones has the story.
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[IN Q=Wolf Creek Indian Village]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Toni Clemons/Power Line Opponent; :21]
[SUPER=01-Robert Bane/Power Line Opponent; :46]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Bland Co.]

(( Wolf Creek Indian Village has been steadily growing in popularity as a Bland County tourist attraction.
It features replica wigwams, hiking trails and a new history museum.
But it may get one new feature it didn't bargain for: A 765-thousand kilovolt power line.
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[SOT 2:19:20 - :21]

((TONI CLEMONS: IT SCREWS IT UP BIG TIME.))
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Toni Clemons is a guide who demonstrates Native American crafts at the park.
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[SOT 2:19:59 - 2:20:05]

((TONI CLEMONS: IF YOU WANT TO BE TAUGHT PRIMITIVE WAYS, YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP IT AS PRIMITIVE AS POSSIBLE. PUTTING POWER LINES IN AIN'T GOING TO KEEP IT PRIMITIVE.))
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Wolf Creek is in the path of the proposed power line that, yesterday, the S-C-C identified as cheaper and less environmentally harmful.
It runs from Wyoming, West Virginia, to the Jacksons Ferry substation in Wythe County.
Another proposed route -- one favored by A-E-P -- runs from West Virginia to the Cloverdale substation near Roanoke.
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[SOT 2:28:32 - :37]

((ROBERT BANE/POWER LINE OPPONENT: THE POWER COMPANY HAS SHOWN TOTAL DISREGARD FOR THIS AND THEY SEEM TO BE DETERMINED TO ROLL OVER US AGAIN.))
[RUNS= :05]


Robert Bane says the S-C-C's recommendation means his family farm may soon include a power line.
It's been in the family for four generations and already has one smaller power line running through it.
He says the new line would cut a path the width of half a football field through his land.
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[SOT 2:27:54 - 28:00]

((ROBERT BANE: IT'LL BE JUST TOTAL DEVASTATION FOR THIS FARM. THIS IS A 900 ACRE FARM THAT'S BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR 100 YEARS.))
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[SU] ((THE SCC WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY AFTER AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING IN RICHMOND STARTING MAY 1ST. IN THE MEANTIME, BLAND COUNTY RESIDENTS SAY THEY'LL CONTINUE TO FIGHT THIS BATTLE ... THAT'S BECOME A POWER STRUGGLE IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.))
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[7-11Satellite-TV]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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Satellite T-V may soon be on it's way to the state's rural areas as a bill supporting it is closer to approval.


The House of Representatives just passed the bill by a wide margin. It would provide federal loan guarantees .. to improve the availability of satellite TV service to rural areas.
Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher are the bills' two main sponsors.


[7-11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen Senate]


George Allen had no problem getting on the ballot for U-S Senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


The Republican former governor says he set a state record yesterday, filing more than 77-thousand signatures with the State Board of Elections.
He needed only 10-thousand, with some from each congressional district.
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[SOT 10:17:51]
[IN Q=We always]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: WE ALWAYS RUN CAMPAIGNS AS A GRASS ROOTS INSURGENCY. AND SO THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF GETTING ALL THE INSURGENTS READY TO GO FOR THE ELECTION THIS FALL.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=this fall.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Robb campaign says the Senator will file the required 10-thousand signatures... or maybe more... today.
A Robb spokesman says the G-O-P primary gave Allen a "tremendous advantage" in gathering signatures.
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Taking a look at your Friday forecast.
Cloudy and cool today with light rain possible.
Highs in the upper 40s.
Tonight, chance of rain and windy.
Lows in the low 40s.
The weekend forecast...

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[45-11Satellite-TV]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Satellite TV]


A bill for satellite T.V. is closer to approval.
The House of Representatives just passed the bill by a wide margin.
It would provide federal loan guarantees .. to improve the availability of satellite TV service to rural areas.
Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher are the bills' two main sponsors.


[45-11BWX-Technologies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC1:41:14]
[GRAPHIC=New jobs]


Expansion plans are underway for Campbell County's largest employer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape;]


B-W-X Technologies is expanding its Naval Nuclear Fuel Division near Lynchburg.
The governor's office says that will mean 320 new jobs over the next three years, and a 41-million dollar investment.
B-W-X-T pays an average salary of almost 18 dollars an hour.
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[45-11Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC44:40]
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Danville's Goodyear plant is also growing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


It will create 50 new jobs in Southside.
The announcement came following Governor Jim Gilmore's approval for a 200 thousand dollar grant to help in the expansion.
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[SOT 5:15:48]
[IN Q=and the majority of]

((BARRY DUVAL/SECRETARY OF COMMERCE AND TRADE: AND THE MAJORITY OF THAT MONEY WILL BE INVESTED IN A WORKFORCE TRAINING FACILITY TO HELP ENSURE THEY WILL GET THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED TRAINING POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Barry DuVal/Virginia Secretary of Commerce;]
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[OUT Q=advanced training possible.]
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[VO-NAT]


The expansion is a 50 million dollar investment.
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[45-11Job-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC2:00:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some 600 people spent yesterday looking for jobs in Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Many who attended a job fair are former textile workers still trying to find stable work.
This was an opportunity for them to meet with the nearly 60 employers and hope for a break.
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[SOT 14:24:10]
[IN Q=I've been very]

((KEN FREEMAN/FORMER PLUMA WORKER: I'VE BEEN VERY SATISFIED WITH TALKING WITH THE PEOPLE WE'VE PUT IN SEVERAL APPLICATIONS AND I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE A BETTER CHANCE IN GETTING A BETTER JOB SO WE FEEL GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Freeman/Former Pluma Worker;]
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[OUT Q=feel good.]
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[VO-NAT]


City officials anticipate more job fairs in the future.
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[45-6-Lewis-Gale]


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[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC1:39:22]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Clinic]


Lewis-Gale Clinic is leaving it up to the patients to find their doctors who resigned over management problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


As their contracts expire and the doctors are legally allowed to talk, they want to make sure their patients know where to find them.
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[SOT tc 04:58:30]
[IN Q=It's very hectic]

((DR. KEVIN KELLEHER/FAMILY PRACTICE: IT'S VERY HECTIC FOR ME BECAUSE I'M ONE OF THE DOCTORS THAT HAD TO MOVE RIGHT AWAY, SO I LEFT MY BACK CREEK OFFICE TO COME OVER HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kevin Kelleher/Family Practice;]
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[OUT Q=over here.]
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[VO NAT]
After 15 years with Back Creek Dr. Kelleher joined Primary Care Associates at the Lee-Hi location where he's been for about a week.
Some patients have already found him.
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[SOT tc 05:14:06]
[IN Q=I feel like]

((ED STANLEY/PATIENT: I FEEL LIKE HE'S A REAL GOOD FRIEND AS WELL AS A DOCTOR.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Stanley/Patient; ]
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[OUT Q=a doctor]
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[VO-NAT]


The Primary Care Associates physicians at Lee-Hi are renting the building from the Clinic until August and then they'll either stay there or build a new facility nearby.
Dr. Kelleher says he hopes all his patients will find him.
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Taking a break from the news to check weather...
Cloudy and cool with more light rain possible.
Highs in the upper 40s.
A chance of light rain continues overnight with lows in the 40s.
Looking ahead to the next five days....rainy through the weekend, but warming up with highs in the 60s and low 70s.
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[8-11Nurse-Imposter]


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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-02 TC1:46:24]
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A woman who worked as a nurse for six months in a local doctor's office last year has been indicted for practicing without a license.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The woman worked in an UN-conventional medical office called "To Life."
It's a one-woman practice run by Doctor Joan Resk, an Osteopathic Physician.
She says Jodie King claimed she was an L-P-N when she was hired in February of last year.
King was indicted in Roanoke last week for "unlicensed practice of nursing" and "unlawful use of a medical title."
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[8-11Desai-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:51:27]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


The family of a murdered Roanoke motel owner is offering 11-thousand dollars to anyone who helps catch the killer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 29;]


57- year-old Betty Desai was found dead inside the Park Inn International on Melrose Avenue in January.
The incident happened during an apparent robbery.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]


At the Roanoke City courthouse yesterday, Desai's daughters described their mother as a kind and generous woman as they announced the reward they're offering.
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[SOT 0:39:21]
[IN Q=Crimeline is offering]

((DIMPLE DESAI/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: CRIMELINE IS OFFERING A THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD AND AN ADDITIONAL 10- THOUSAND DOLLAR IS BEING OFFERED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR ANY INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST AND CONVICTION. ))
[SUPER=01-Dimple Desai/Victim's Daughter;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=arrest and conviction.]
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[VO-NAT]


Anyone with information should call the Roanoke City Police Department.
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[8-11Pit-Bulls]


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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-58 TC1:59:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Sheriff's deputies say the 90 pit bulls who were found in Franklin County are staying with their owners.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Sheriff's deputies have charged one of the owners with dogfighting, but they say the pit bulls still have food, shelter, and water.
They say so far, this is not a case of animal cruelty.
Kyle Pearce owns 19 of the dogs.
He says the treadmills and training diets taken as evidence had nothing to do with dogfighting.
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[SOT 4:49:55]
[IN Q=That's all]

((THAT'S ALL THE NUTRITION ... FIFTEEN POUNDS OVERWEIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Kyle Pearce/Pit Bull Owner;]
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[OUT Q=pounds overweight]
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[VO-NAT]


Four pit bulls are penned up in the animal shelter as evidence.
Public safety officials say the others are not dangerous to residents because, they say, most pit bulls attack each other, not people.
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[8-11Inmate-Hair]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC35:22]
[GRAPHIC=Va Prisons]


The state says it's a health risk and a security risk.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Powhatan/File Tape]


And for 125 Virginia inmates, it takes all the fun out of being in prison.
It's long hair.
The inmates who have refused to comply with a November grooming policy by getting hair cuts and shaves have been put on disciplinary segregation.
Some say they've spent four months in isolation to protect their hair.
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[SOT 15:09]
[IN Q=We sure]

((RON ANGELONE/VIRGINIA CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: WE SURE DON'T WANT PEOPLE OUT IN THE GENERAL POPULATION IN WHICH, IF THEY COULD, AND IF THEY DID TRY TO ESCAPE, AND DID ESCAPE, WE WOULDN'T HAVE A CORRECT PICTURE OF THEM BECAUSE THEY COULD CHANGE WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Virginia Corrections Director;]
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[OUT Q=a matter of minutes.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some of the inmates who are protesting the hair cuts say it's for religious reasons.
But a 1998 court decision says such grooming policies do NOT interfere with their rights of religious expression.
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[8Weather]


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Time again to check the Friday forecast...
Cloudy and cool with light rain possible.
Highs nearing 50.
More light rain is possible overnight with temperatures falling into the lower 40s.
Looking ahead to the next five days....rainy through the weekend, but warming up with highs in the 60s and low 70s.
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