[7-Boty-Schools]

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The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors has voted to open Greenfield Elementary this fall.
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The school board's decision came after the Board Supervisors decided to allocate more than 325-thousand toward the half a million dollar project.
The school board must now come up with the remaining money. It already has 100 thousand on hand.
But this will mean more budget cuts.
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[SOT 1:18:37]
[IN Q=We've got about 48-thousand]

((JIM RUHLAND/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE'VE GOT ABOUT 48-THOUSAND THAT NEEDS TO BE CUT FROM THE BUDGET AND WE'VE CONTINUED TO CUT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING))
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[SOT 1:15:27]
[IN Q=The other cuts probably won't]

((DR. JACK THOMAS/SUPERINTENDENT: THE OTHER CUTS PROBABLY WON'T IMPACT STUDENT WISE. THEY'LL BE MORE ALONG THE LINES OF TRAVEL. I'M ALSO THINKING IN STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND IT DOES IMPACT THE CHILDREN. BUT IT WON'T BE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT))
[SUPER=01-Jim Ruhland/School Board Chairman]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jack Thomas/Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=immediate impact]
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The school board will make its final budget decision June 30th.
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[7-11Dog-Attack]


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A dog attack in Southside leaves a boy injured.
An eleven year Pittsylvania County boy was mauled by two dogs last night.
Two chows attacked the boy - It happened on Medical Center Road in the Axton section of the county.
He was taken to Martinsville Memorial and then flown to a hospital in High Point, North Carolina.
There's no word on the extent of the boy's injuries or his identity.

[7-11Dan-River]


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A new contract has gone into effect at Dan River Mills and that means some changes for the company and its union employees.
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The five year agreement went into effect yesterday after union workers voted on it Wednesday night.
It gives the textile company the option to increase shifts to 12 hours and cut down on overtime pay...
which leaves more money for wages and pension benefits. Because of the favorable vote, the company will expand part of its home fashions division.
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[SOT 3:15:20]
[IN Q=We're very pleased]

((JOE BOUKNIGHT/DAN RIVER INCORPORATED: WE'RE VERY PLEASED WE NEEDED TO RATIFY THIS NEW CONTRACT IF WE ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD AND INVEST CAPITAL AND GROW IN DANVILLE AND THAT'S WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO.))
[SOT 55:07 ]

((HERMAN MORAN/UNION EMPLOYEE: I VOTED AGAINST IT TWICE BUT IT MAKES ME MAD THAT THEY TURN RIGHT BACK AROUND AND KEPT GOING AND GOT IT BACK AGAIN.))
[SOT 52:39]

((CAROLE EAST/UNION EMPLOYEE: I DON'T FEEL THAT WAY. I FEEL IT'S GOOD FOR THE COMPANY I REALLY DO.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Bouknight/Dan River Incorporated; :00]
[SUPER=01-Herman Moran/Union Employee; :13]
[SUPER=01-Carole East/Union Employee; :20]
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[OUT Q=I really do.]
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Company officials say the expansion of the home fashions division will save 300 jobs.
The relocation of part of the plant to Mexico won't happen for another year and a half.
That move will cost nearly 500 jobs.
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[7Weather]


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Let's take a break for the news to check the weather... Today will be sunny with light southwesterly breezes... Highs in the mid 80's to 90 today... Tonight will be clear and calm with lows falling to the mid to upper 50's



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[45-11Jackson]


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It's now up to the jury to decide the fate of a man accused of setting the blaze that killed six people two years ago...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, jurors in the arson trial of Brian Jackson heard from the man who became the motive for setting the fire two years ago.
Willie Caldwell had gotten into a fight earlier the same night with Jackson and Jackson's cousin, Keven Jones.
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[SOT 1:35]
[IN Q=Brian came off]

((BRIAN CAME OFF THE STEPS AND THAT'S WHEN HE STARTS STOMPING AND KICKING ME, KICKING ME IN THE SIDE. THEN HE STARTS STOMPING ME LEGS AND STUFF.))
[SUPER=01-Willie Caldwell/Intended Victim]
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[OUT Q=legs and stuff.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Caldwell ended up killing Jones later that night. The prosecution theory is that Jackson and Jay Clements set fire to the rooming house to avenge Jones' death.
Clements has testified that he and Jackson picked up a third man, Andrew Terry, and got him to buy the gasoline that was used to fuel the fire.
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[SOT 5:03:10]
[IN Q=Did you also]

((DID YOU ALSO MAKE A CONNECTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT BRIAN WAS OR WASN'T THE PERSON IN THE CAR WITH JAY CLEMENTS? I KNEW THAT BRIAN WAS NOT IN THE CAR, PERIOD.))
[SUPER=01-Andrew "T Bird"Terry/Defense Witness]
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[OUT Q=the car, period.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The case goes to the jury today.

[45-11Lifeguards]


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One of many hot and sunny weekends is coming up...but public swimming pools in Roanoke may have to cut back operating hours because of a lifeguard shortage.
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The public pools at Washington and Fallon Parks will be open seven days a week beginning Saturday. But the schedule could be difficult to maintain if the Parks and Recreation Department is unable to find enough qualified lifeguards.
The city is raising lifeguard pay to eight dollars an hour, and offering bonuses to attract more applicants.


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[SOT 02:19:24]
[IN Q=We like to have 20 to 24]

((JIM FARMER/ROANOKE ATHLETIC SUPERVISOR: WE LIKE TO HAVE 20 TO 24 LIFEGUARDS AND STAFF AT ALL TIMES. AND RIGHT NOW WE'RE AT ABOUT TEN. SO IT'S CRITICAL AND WE NEED SOME MORE LIFEGUARDS. WE'RE OPERATING SAFELY, BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT THE LONG HAUL FOR THE SUMMER AND WE DON'T WANT TO BURN ANYONE OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Farmer/Roanoke Athletic Supervisor; ]
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[OUT Q=don't want to burn anyone out.]
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[VO-NAT]


If there's enough interest, the Department may organize a class for potential lifeguards, and officials say they will work with applicants to help them pay for training.
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[45-11Gun-Locks]


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A gun- lock give- away is promoting gun safety in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It is the first of four give-aways-- Last night's took place at the Villa Heights Rec Center.
Residents were able to pick up the free cable locks after listening to a short presentation about gun safety.
Roanoke Police and the National Sports Shooting Foundation are giving away 15-hundred locks over the next week.
The next give-away is Monday night at the Buena Vista Rec Center on Penmar Avenue.
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[45Weather]


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Shifting gears now to weather--
Sunny and hot today, with highs heading toward 90.
Staying clear overnight, with lows near 60.
The weekend ahead looks great for outdoor plans...mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s...

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[8-11Biological-Warfare]


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Virginia Tech's Vet School is on the cutting edge again...they're developing vaccines that could one day protect you against the effects of biological warfare.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Yesterday, the school played host to a United Nations expert on Iraq's biological warfare capabilities.
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[SOT 1:34 - :44]
[IN Q=What we know is]

((DAVID KELLY/UN BIOLOGICAL WARFARE EXPERT: WHAT WE KNOW IS IRAQ HAD A MAJOR BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS CAPABILITY IN THE EARLY 1990S AND A SUBSTANTIAL PART OF THAT REMAINS IN IRAQ AWAITING DISCOVERY BY THE UNITED NATIONS.)) ((NAMMALWAR SRIRANGANATHAN/TECH MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST: THE BIOTERRORISM AGENTS ARE MOSTLY ZOONOTIC AGENTS... SO IT CAN CAUSE DISEASE IN ANIMALS AS WELL AS HUMAN BEINGS.))
[SUPER=01-David Kelly/U. N. Biological Warfare Expert; :00]
[SUPER=01-N. Sriranganathan/Tech Molecular Biologist; :11]
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[OUT Q=as well as human beings.]
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The vet school's infectious disease lab is working on a vaccine that would protect soldiers from exposure to brucella (BREW-sella) and anthrax.
Right now, the vaccine is being tested in monkeys at Army labs ... but it could be available to humans in five years.
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[8-11Boty-Schools]


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The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors has voted....The doors of Green field Elementary will be open this fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The school board's decision came after the Board Supervisors decided to allocate more than 325-thousand toward the half a million dollar project.
The school board must now come up with the remaining money. It already has 100 thousand on hand.
But this will mean more budget cuts.
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[SOT 1:18:37]
[IN Q=We've got about 48-thousand]

((JIM RUHLAND/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE'VE GOT ABOUT 48-THOUSAND THAT NEEDS TO BE CUT FROM THE BUDGET AND WE'VE CONTINUED TO CUT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING))
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[SOT 1:15:27]
[IN Q=The other cuts probably won't]

((DR. JACK THOMAS/SUPERINTENDENT: THE OTHER CUTS PROBABLY WON'T IMPACT STUDENT WISE. THEY'LL BE MORE ALONG THE LINES OF TRAVEL. I'M ALSO THINKING IN STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND IT DOES IMPACT THE CHILDREN. BUT IT WON'T BE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT))
[SUPER=01-Jim Ruhland/School Board Chairman]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jack Thomas/Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=immediate impact]
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[VO-NAT]


The school board will make its final budget decision June 30th.
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[8-11Monument-Terrace]


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Lynchburg officials hope you will think of their city the next time you decide to scratch a lottery ticket.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The city's most famous landmark.. Monument Terrace.. is one of twelve sites from around the state featured on the Virginia Lottery's newest scratchoff game.
But some say using the war memorial to promote gambling is inappropriate.
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[SOT 11:15:18//16:41:22]
[IN Q=Monument Terrace]

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: MONUMENT TERRACE IS A MONUMENT TO OUR WAR DEAD AND TO ME THIS DIMINISHES THE VALUE OF THAT MONUMENT.)) ((BRIAN KNOPP/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: IT REALLY CREATES EXPOSURE AND I KNOW THAT THERE'S AN EFFORT TO GO ON AND TO RESTORE MONUMENT TERRACE AND I THINK THAT'S GOING TO HELP TO CREATE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Council Member; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Knopp/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce; :11]
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[OUT Q=on our community here.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than 830- thousand of the tickets are being distributed statewide.
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[8Weather]


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Before we wrap up this morning...here's another look at your forecast.
A sunny Friday ahead, with highs around 90.
Clear skies tonight, with lows near 60.
The extended outlook stays sunny through the weekend....

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