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[TALENT=Keith]

A Pulaski County girl is arrested and charged with on-line threats against her classmates on this anniversary of
Columbine
A live report from Dublin is headed your way.
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[V/O-NAT]
And we'll take you to Southside to measure the impact of the health insurance measure approved by State Legislators over the governor's veto.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, the first round of the Greensboro Chrysler Classic is winding down. We'll take a look at the new book local author Roland Lazenby has penned on Kobe.
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[VO-NAT]

And Ricky Rudd has formed a relationship with North Carolina A &T and help get more minorities into NASCAR.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Just in time for the weekend, a cloudy, cold forecast with some showers tossed in as well. The details are coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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A 15-year old high school freshman is arrested in connection with a threat that cancelled classes today.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Pulaski-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#00-13 TC18:32]
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A Pulaski County girl is in the juvenile detention center tonight, charged with a Columbine-inspired threat that closed Pulaski County High School and the Governor's School today.
After days of rumors, the threat surfaced on a a website yesterday.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is outside the high school in Dublin where the threat apparently originated.
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[SUPER=01-Kelly Hodges/Pulaski Co. High Student; :29 QUICK!!!]
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[Bomb-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=500-03 TC1:00:10]
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Calling in bomb threats to schools in Lynchburg will cost a teenager two months in a detention center.
A juvenile court judge handed the 15-year-old boy that sentence yesterday.
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The judge says it was appropriate punishment for making threats against two city schools last month.
Once the boy serves his time, he'll also face disciplinary action from the school system.
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[Textile-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC2:00:14]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Seven million dollars in emergency health insurance for laid off textile workers is more of a reality.
The General Assembly voted to override the governor's veto last night to keep emergency health insurance money in the budget.
As Surae Chinn reports it's a relief to many in need.
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[SUPER=01-Thereasa Vaughn/Former Tultex Worker; :14]
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(( The General Assembly sided with southside-- giving its approval for millions of dollars in emergency health benefits for laid off textile workers.
For the hundreds who are out of work like Thereasa Vaughn, it means a healthier outlook.
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((THEREASA VAUGHN/FORMER TULTEX WORKER: IF MY KIDS GET SICK I CAN TAKE THEM TO THE DOCTOR'S WITHOUT WORRYNG ABOUT THEIR TREATMENT OR MEDICINE.)) [RUNS06]
A single mother with 2 children living in Martinsville, Vaughn has struggled for months since her last days at Tultex.
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((THEREASA VAUGHN/FORMER TULTEX WORKER: I CAN'T GOTO THE DOCTOR WITH NO MONEY AND NO INSURANCE.))
The governor wanted to take the 7 million dollars out and replace it with grant money so localities could create their own insurance programs. Most legislators didn't agree with the move.
[SOT 15:26:25]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: THE BILL IS NOT A DONE DEAL. THE GOVERNOR HAS THE FINAL SAY AND HE'LL DECIDE WHETHER THERE WILL ACTUALLY BE MONEY AVAILABLE. BUT FOR NOW SOME LAWMAKERS ARE SATISFIED WITH THE OUTCOME.)) [RUNS:12]
[SOT 15:17:27]

((WARD ARMSTRONG/D-VA: I'M GLAD OUR POSITION PREVAILED BUT WHEN YOU HAVE 18 PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT IT'S HARD TO USE TERMS LIKE VICTORY AND A WIN.)) [RUNS:06]
Ironically, Vaughn is going to school to become a medical assistant. And to her-- the General Assembly's vote is a small victory. Surae Chinn News 7, Henry County.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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If the governor does sign the health benefits program, temporary health relief could come as soon as June first.

[New-Business]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:39:26]
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A leading national packaging company is in a big hurry to start production in Henry County.
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The Alliance Group, a part of the Rock Tenn Company will start production June first.
It needs 150 new workers.
The company announced its latest assembly plant of mainly domestic products in Henry County today.
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[IN Q=It's health and beauty aids]

((JIM EINSTEIN/ALLIANCE GROUP V.P.: IT'S HEALTH AND BEAUTY AIDS, COSMETICS, AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS. IT'S A LOT OF PRODUCTS THAT WON'T MOVE OFFSHORE AND WE ARE REAL PLEASED THE BUSINESS WERE IN IS INSULATED FROM THE THREATS FROM OFFSHORE.))


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[VO-NAT]


Henry County has announced nearly 7-hundred new jobs since the first of the year.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, dozens of Winn-Dixie stores may be shutting their doors.
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And we'll cruise up to Natural Bridge for a glimpse of the newly opened Pink Cadillac Diner.
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[Meningitis]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC1:56:30]
[GRAPHIC=Meningitis]

Radford University is holding another meningitis vaccination tomorrow. So many students showed up to receive the shots today, that the Student health Center ran out.
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The University has ordered another thousand vaccines. About 900 freshman and 100 upperclassman got the vaccine today. Even though freshman are at the highest risk for becoming infected, no one is taking any chances.
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((BRYLEE MAXFIELD/RU SOPHOMORE: EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT IT IT'S A BIG CONCERN HERE BECAUSE THERE ARE THREE STUDENTS WHO CONTRACTED IT SO EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT IT.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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All three students who became sick are doing fine.
Two have been released from the hospital-- the other remains in stable condition.

[Rogers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former Virginia Tech administratorwas convicted today of using school money on personal expenses.
Craig Rogers will be sentenced on June 21-st.
A Montgomery County judge left open the possibility that hte convictions could be erased at that time.

[Reform-Party]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC56:00]
[GRAPHIC=Reform Party]


The fight over who's in charge of the Reform Party may not be over.
A faction allied with Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura says it will appeal a Lynchburg judge's ruling.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/March]


Last month a federal judge awarded control of the party to Pat Choate, an ally of Ross Perot.
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/February]


Control of the party and its federal election funds had been in dispute since a chaotic meeting February in Nashville.
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[Winn-Dixie]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Winn-Dixie]


The "beef people" are getting a lot leaner.
Winn Dixie has decided to close more than a hundred stores and cut thousands of jobs.
The restructuring plan announced today would eliminate 11-thousand jobs throughout the Midwest and Southeast, including Virginia.
For competitive reasons, Winn Dixie won't say which stores will be closing.
The company's chairman said the cuts were needed to improve overall efficiency and support the supermarkets that will stay open.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=]
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A mixed day on Wall Street-- [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW gained 169 points while NASDAQ lost 62-and a half.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained a third of a point.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-02 TC1:53:54]
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A man from New Jersey is throwing his Pink Cadillac into high gear.
We're talking about his new fifties style diner in Natural Bridge.
Owner Steve Russek shifted the location from Augusta County, and tonight, Tina Tenret cruises out for a look.
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((record drops.)) [RUNS:02] If a taste of the 50's sounds good to you ...
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[RUNS:03] twist on in to the Pink Cadillac Diner. The King reigns over one room:
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((STEVE RUSSEK/OWNER: HE'S FROM THE WAX MUSEUM IN NATURAL BRIDGE. WE BORROWED HIM FOR A WHILE. I'M NOT SURE HOW LONG WE CAN KEEP HIM FOR, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO TRAVEL COME IN AND TAKE A PICTURE WITH HIM. IT'S REALLY CAUGHT ON. IT'S AMAZING.)) [RUNS:11]
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There's also an old fashioned ice cream parlor:
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((RUSSEK: ALL THIS STUFF THEY SEE ON THE WALLS IT ALL BRINGS BACK THINGS FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD. THEY SEE I LOVE LUCY AND LITTLE RASCALS AND ALL THIS STUFF.)) [RUNS:06]
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((MARTHA SMITH/WAITRESS: YOU SEE A LOT OF THE OLDER PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCED THE FIFTIES TELLING THEIR GRANDCHILDREN WHAT IT WAS LIKE AND IT'S REALLY NEAT TO LOOK AT ACTUALLY.)) [RUNS:07]
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The Cadillac's parked right on Route 11 -- so it pulls in a lot of travelers. For about five bucks you can fuel up on burgers, chicken or chili.
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((CINDY HENDRON/TOURIST: IT HAS GOOD FAMILY FOOD I THINK GOOD FOR KIDS AND A NICE QUIET PLACE AS OPPOSED TO FAST FOOD.)) [RUNS:07]
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((RUSSEK: WE'RE GOING TO PUT A DECK OFF THE END, DO OUTDOOR DINING. I USED TO RUN A SEAFOOD MARKET WHEN I WAS A KID YEARS AGO SO I HAVE ACCESS TO FRESH SEAFOOD SO WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO DO A FRESH CRAB NIGHT OUT THERE.)) [RUNS:12]
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And just in case you think the Pink Cadillac stops short of true history ....
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[IN Q=Back in the late]

((RUSSEK: BACK IN THE LATE 1800'S AND EARLY 1900'S IT WAS CALLED THE RAINBOW STATION. IT WAS A TAVERN AND A RESTAURANT. AND THEY COULD BUY GAS. THEY USED TO DRIVE THE HORSE AND BUGGIES UNDER HERE.)) [RUNS:12]
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: YOU CAN HOP IN TO THE PINK CADILLAC ANY DAY FROM SEVEN IN THE MORNING TIL NINE AT NIGHT. JUST LOOK FOR THE WELL, YOU KNOW. TINA TENRET NEWS7 NATURAL BRIDGE.)) [RUNS:10]
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, local author Roland Lazneby goes one on one with Kobe Bryant. The Reds and O's get wins this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll check in at the Greensboro Chysler Classic where the opening round is winding down.
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[S-Reds]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-66]
[GRAPHIC=REDS]


Since he arrived in Cincinnati and put on his dad's old number, Ken Griffey Junior hasn't exactly been tearing things up for the Reds. But today Junior broke out of a 2-for 17 slump
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Giants vs. Reds; :00]

by blasting two homeruns out of Synergy Field to lead the Reds to an 11-to-1 win over the San Francisco Giants. Griffey now has five homers on the season.
[SUPER=35-San Francisco/1/Cincinnati/11;]

The Giants, meanwhile, have now dropped nine of their last ten games.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-63 2444]
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The Baltimore Orioles won thier fourth straight game this afternoon as they doubled up the Tapma Bay Devil Rays 8-to-4.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/HTS-MLB; :00]

The Orioles did a good job at the plate, but they got plenty of help from Jeff Sparks and Mike DeFelice. Three times in the seventh inning the pitcher and catcher crossed each other up with either a pass ball or wild pitch.
[SUPER=35-Tampa Bay/4/Baltimore/8;]

Twice the O's scored on the miscues to insure their 8-to-4 win.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=mlb]
Elsewhere this afternoon, Minnesota beat Kansas City 9-to-7.


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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-69 625tc]
[GRAPHIC=GREENSBORO CLASSIC]


The Greater Greensboro Chrysler opened its first round of play under ideal condition today at the Forest Oaks Country Club. Right now, Brian Henninger and Scott Verplank share the clubhouse lead with 6 under par rounds. Hal Sutton is one shot back at five under, while defedning champ Jesper Parvenik is at three under.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]

This is the 62nd year for the Greensboro Classic, and while the addition of the Chrysler Corporation has helped take the prize money to new levels in recent years, it's always been the hard work of the Greensboro Jaycees that makes the event such a success.
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[talent=mike]
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If you are interested in heading to Greensboro for the tournament, individual day tickets can putrchased for each of t

he remaining three rounds. They are $20 a piece.[S-Kobe]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-68 633TC]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The NBA regular season wrapped up last night. And that means the Lakers, can now begin they hope will be an uninteruppted run through the playoffs. Laker guard Kobe Bryant is also the latest winner of NBA player of the week honors.
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But local author Roland Lazenby is the first to tell you that winning such acclaim from the league and his peers did not come without a struggle.
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Lazenby spent most of last year with Kobe, and he has detailed those experiences in his recently released book entitled "Mad Game"- the NBA education of Kobe Bryant.
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[SUPER=01-Roland Lazenby/Author - "Mad Game"; :00]
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[OUT Q=...USUSUAL CONFLICT."]
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Kobe went straight from the high school ranks to NBA stardom and that not only rubbed some of the league's established stars in the wrong way, but it certainly had an affect on his young teammate Shaquille O'Neal.
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[vo nat con't] In the book, Lazenby also dismisses the notion that Kobe is a prima donna. In fact, Lazenby puts Bryant in some mighty fast company.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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Lazenby, who is a professor at Virginia Tech, has now authored 42 books.







[S-Winston]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-60]
[GRAPHIC=WINSTON CUP]


After opening the season with an unprecedented 9 straight events, the Winston Cup circuit has a week off before heading to California next weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

But this afternoon the sport announced an interesting agreement that it hopes will continue to bring more minorites into the sport. Chesapeake native Ricky Rudd and his sponsor Texaco are joining forces with North Carolina A & T's intercollegiate racing program. Rudd is giving the school a scaled down race car to work on, plus the Yates racing team will provide an internship for one A & T student a year. Rudd says the program should help develop more NASCAR engineers. Jackie Joyner Kersee is still the only black car owner in NASCAR on the Busch Grand National series. Earlier this month, Bobby Norfleet attempted to make the NAPA 250 truck race at Martinsville but failed to qualify.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Finding affordable, accessible housing in the Roanoke Valley is a difficult task.
That's what some people with disabilities say and they want something done about it.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with a preview of a story you'll see tonight on News 7 at Eleven.
[Live=Jean Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]


Keith,
With a growing elderly population in the Roanoke Valley many say now more than ever there is a need for to address the issue.
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[SOT 1:38:13]
[IN Q=We here stories about]

((KAREN MICHALSKI/BLUE RIDGE INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER; WE HEAR STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO STAY IN NURSING HOMES WELL BEYOND BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FIND AFFORDABLE ACCESSIBLE HOUSING, WE HERE STORIES PEOPLE REALLY HAVING A PROBLEM JUST TRYING TO ACCESS BATHROOMS IN THE HOMES))
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The Blue Ridge Independent Living Center is one organization working to address the problem.
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[Live=Jean/Newsroom;]


Tonight at eleven-- we'll meet a person affected by the problem and a landlord who is trying to make a difference.


[Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom]

Keith.