[7-Trout]

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Longtime Roanoke City Council member and civic leader Jim Trout has died.
Trout became ill last week at a council meeting, and he later underwent surgery to repair a tear in his aorta.
He died shortly before midnight at a Roanoke hospital.
Joe Dashiell has more on a political career that spanned more than 30 years.
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((Jim Trout was first elected to city council in 1968. He served for a total of 20 years, and was proud of his work on council in five different decades. In 1984, he ran for Mayor.
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((I'VE ALWAYS CAMPAIGNED ON JIM TROUT WORKING FOR YOU AND IT HAS BEEN A DEEP CONVICTION WITH JIM TROUT.))
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[OUT Q=deep conviction with Jim Trout.]


Trout worked as an economic development specialist for the Norfolk Southern Corporation before his retirement, and he made economic development the cornerstone of his political career.
He was active in many civic organizations and projects. In 1965, he lead the effort to bring a Jupiter Rocket to Roanoke from Huntsville, Alabama. The rocket stood next to the Wasena Bridge for many years, and he watched in late December as it was moved to its new home beside the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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((IT'S A VERY HAPPY EXPERIENCE TO HAVE GONE TO ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE TO BRING THE ROCKET BACK. NOW WE'RE MOVING IT FOR THE SECOND TIME IN MY LIFETIME.))
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[OUT Q=second time in my lifetime.]


Trout was in the midst of a re-election campaign when he became ill. He was running as an Independent when his campaign was suspended Monday morning.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
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Trout was 70 years old.
[7-Bowers-React]
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Mayor David Bowers says Trout's service in Roanoke is historic.
And the Mayor says Trout is an excellent example for people who may consider becoming involved in public life.
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[IN Q=Not everybody gets to be President]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: NOT EVERYBODY GETS TO BE PRESIDENT. NOT EVERYBODY GETS TO BE A GOVERNOR OR SENATOR, BUT EVERYBODY CAN HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE IN THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ON THEIR SCHOOL BOARD OR CITY COUNCIL. AND YOU TAKE SOMEBODY LIKE JIM TROUT, AND HE'S AN EXAMPLE OF HAVING THAT WHEREWITHALL AND THE FIGHT IN HIM TO KEEP COMING BACK AND COMING BACK AND CONTINUING TO WORK HARD MAKE ROANOKE A GREAT PLACE. WE ARE BETTER BECAUSE OF HIS BEING HERE WITH US.))

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[OUT Q=because of his being here with us.]
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[7-Radford-Plant]


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New River Castings has recalled about 80 workers to resume some work at the plant next month.
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A spokesman for the Michigan company that owns the New River Castings plant said the company hopes to reopen its finishing department May 8th.
But the spokesman also said yesterday that no decision has been made on whether to rebuild the rest of the plant.
[99-60 1:22:03]
A gas explosion at the plant in March killed three workers.
A memorial service for the victims is set for Friday.
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[7Weather]


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Here's a look at your mid week forecast.
Mostly cloudy today with some isolated showers.
Highs in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Tonight, still cloudy with a chance of showers.
Lows in the low 40s.
The extended forecast...

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[45-TROUT]


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Longtime Roanoke City council member Jim Trout has died.
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Trout had been hospitalized for more than a week after undergoing heart surgery.
He became ill last Monday during a city council meeting.
Doctor's found and repaired a tear in his aorta.
But they say he did not respond well to surgery.
He passed just before midnight.
Trout served on city council for 20 years.
Jim Trout was 70 years old.
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[45-11County-Budget]


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Roanoke County officials have unveiled the 2001 budget.
It's over 267 million dollars -- that's 4 percent more than last year.
Kate Weidaw reports.
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((As construction plans continue to be made on the new South County high school, the budget allocates 1 point 5 million dollars for operation costs.

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((ELMER HODGE: WE ARE BEGINNING TO PUT ASIDE THE MONEY NOW SO WHEN THE SCHOOL OPENS THERE ARE NO SURPRISES WE ARE GOING TO BE READY TO GO.))
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Economic development is also high on the list.

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((ELMER HODGE: THIS BUDGET INCLUDES ALMOST A MILLION AND A HALF FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION OF SITES LIKE GLEN MAURY BUSINESS PARK FOR SOME INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES TO LOCATE HERE AND EXPAND HERE.))
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The police and fire departments are also getting a piece of the pie. The police department is requesting School Resource Officers to be located in each of the five middle schools. The county plans to apply for a grant or will move its D.A.R.E officers into those positions.
The fire department hopes to lease two pumpers and two ladder trucks for it's departments in the county. More than 600 thousand dollars is being put toward replacing two of the vehicles.

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((ELMER HODGE: THE WATER RATES WE PLAN TO REDUCE BUT HOW MUCH WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE BOARD.))
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That's thanks to the water contract worked out with Roanoke City. And county and school employees may be pleased with the proposed budget, it calls for a 4 percent increase in salaries.
Some departments that experience high turn over will adjust the salary by more then 4 percent.
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND THERE ARE NO NEW TAXES. THE PROPOSED BUDGET WILL GO BEFORE THE SUPERVISORS FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON MAY NINTH. TWO WEEKS AFTER THAT THE BOARD WILL VOTE TO ADOPT AND APPROVE THE BUDGET FOR THE COUNTY AND THE SCHOOLS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
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[45-11Volvo]


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Some big news for Volvo, it will soon be the world's second-largest heavy truck company.
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Volvo announced yesterday that it's merging with Renault and Mack Trucks.
Volvo will take over Mack plants in Pennsylvania, Maryland and South Carolina.
Analysts say the move secures the company's future... but that the 23-hundred workers in Volvo's Dublin plant may NOT feel an impact.
Volvo's president says it's too soon to know how the merger will affect employment.
Shareholders are expected to approve the deal today.
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[45Weather]


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Let's check out the mid- week forecast....
Mostly cloudy again today, with some isolated showers.
Highs in the upper 50s.
Still cloudy overnight, with a chance of a few light showers.
Lows in the 40s.
The extended outlook improves by tomorrow...Thursday should be partly cloudy and warmer...then we have another chance of showers on Friday.
Highs in the 60s and low 70s.

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[8-Trout]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Trout]


Longtime Roanoke City Council member and civic leader Jim Trout has died.
Trout became ill last week at a council meeting, and he later underwent surgery to repair a tear in his aorta.
He died shortly before midnight at a Roanoke hospital. He was 70 years old.
Joe Dashiell has more on a political career that spanned more than 30 years.
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((Jim Trout was first elected to city council in 1968. He served for a total of 20 years, and was proud of his work on council in five different decades. In 1984, he ran for Mayor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've always campaigned on ]

((I'VE ALWAYS CAMPAIGNED ON JIM TROUT WORKING FOR YOU AND IT HAS BEEN A DEEP CONVICTION WITH JIM TROUT.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=deep conviction with Jim Trout.]


Trout worked as an economic development specialist for the Norfolk Southern Corporation before his retirement, and he made economic development the cornerstone of his political career.
He was active in many civic organizations and projects. In 1965, he lead the effort to bring a Jupiter Rocket to Roanoke from Huntsville, Alabama. The rocket stood next to the Wasena Bridge for many years, and he watched in late December as it was moved to its new home beside the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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[IN Q=It's a very experience]

((IT'S A VERY HAPPY EXPERIENCE TO HAVE GONE TO ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE TO BRING THE ROCKET BACK. NOW WE'RE MOVING IT FOR THE SECOND TIME IN MY LIFETIME.))
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[OUT Q=second time in my lifetime.]


Trout was in the midst of a re-election campaign when he became ill. He was running as an Independent when his campaign was suspended Monday morning.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
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[8-Bowers-React]
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Mayor David Bowers says Jim Trout's service is an excellent example for people considering becoming involved in public politics.
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[SOT 19:32:44]
[IN Q=Not everybody gets to be President]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: NOT EVERYBODY GETS TO BE PRESIDENT. NOT EVERYBODY GETS TO BE A GOVERNOR OR SENATOR, BUT EVERYBODY CAN HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE IN THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ON THEIR SCHOOL BOARD OR CITY COUNCIL. AND YOU TAKE SOMEBODY LIKE JIM TROUT, AND HE'S AN EXAMPLE OF HAVING THAT WHEREWITHALL AND THE FIGHT IN HIM TO KEEP COMING BACK AND COMING BACK AND CONTINUING TO WORK HARD MAKE ROANOKE A GREAT PLACE. WE ARE BETTER BECAUSE OF HIS BEING HERE WITH US.))

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[OUT Q=because of his being here with us.]
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[8-11Danville-Murder]


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Danville Police are continuing the search for a suspect in the third murder in that area since Saturday.
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47 year old Phyllis Ann Adams was on her way to work yesterday when someone gunned her down in the middle of the street.
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Authorities combed the area on Cole street, bringing in a trained dog to search for clues.
Danville authorities are looking for a black male about six feet tall wearing all black.
Two other fatal shootings happened over the weekend in Martinsville.
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[8Weather]


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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast now...
Mostly cloudy with isolated showers possible.
Highs nearing 60.
Still cloudy and damp tonight, with lows in the lower 40s.
The extended outlook improves by tomorrow...Thursday should be partly cloudy and warmer...then we have another chance of showers on Friday.
Highs in the 60s and low 70s.

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