[7-4-11Schools-Heat]

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Several school systems throughout the area are closing early today because of the heat.
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Bedford City and County schools are closing two hours early.
In Campbell County, the following schools are also getting out two hours early today:
Rustburg High and Middle Schools, J.J. Fray, Concord and Yellow Branch Elementary, and the Early Learning center.


And Pittsylvania County is dismissing all schools at 1:00 PM today, tomorrow and Thursday.
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[7-11Drowning]


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The body of a Roanoke man who drowned in Smith Mountain Lake this weekend has been recovered. Authorities do not suspect foul play.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


They found 47-year-old Jay Carter in relatively shallow and clear water near the state park.
But investigators say Smith Mountain Lake has hidden hazards.
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[SOT 9:43:57]
[IN Q=When this lake]

((WHEN THIS LAKE WAS FILLED IT WAS ONLY CLEARED 40 TO 50 YARDS OFF EACH SHORE SO EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN COULD BE EVERYTHING FROM TREES TO BARBED WIRE FENCES TO SMALL BUILDINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Department;]
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[VO-NAT]

Greg Carder says he saw his friend tread water and swim just before he disappeared. He says the two were NOT drinking, but they were also not wearing lifejackets.
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[SOT 9:52:07]
[IN Q=Wear lifejackets]

((WEAR LIFEJACKETS IF YOU'RE GOING TO SWIM. BE VERY CAREFUL BOATING BECAUSE ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN AND IT'S TERRIBLE WHEN THEY DO.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Carder/Victim's Friend;]
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[VO-NAT]

Jay Carter's body was taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
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[7-11VHDA]


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Low income Virginians aren't getting the home-purchasing help they need from the The Virginia Housing Development Authority.
A state watchdog agency has been keeping their eye on them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The report criticizes V-H-D-A's high salaries, premiere office space near downtown Richmond, and its efforts to get the least affluent Virginians into affordable housing.
The director acknowledges there are problems.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=there some]
[SUPER=01-Susan Dewey/VHDA Director]
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[OUT Q=limited resources.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission says V-H-D-A mismanaged section eight federal rent subsidies.
The report shows the money could have subsidized 24-hundred extra housing units in 19-98 alone.
The good news in the report is that V-H-D-A has the best financial rating in any housing authority in the nation.
That helps keep loan rates low.
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[7Weather]


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Now let's take a break from the news to see what the forecast holds... Today will be sunny and warming up to the upper 80's to low 90's Tonight some clouds may form--a mild and muggy night ahead with lows in the upper 60's



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[45-4-11Schools-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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The un-usually hot weather is causing some schools to change their schedules today....
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[TAKE Pinnacle Full]
Bedford City and County schools are closing two hours early.
In Campbell County, the following schools are also getting out two hours early today:
Rustburg High and Middle Schools, J.J. Fray, Concord and Yellow Branch Elementary, and the Early Learning center.


And Pittsylvania County is dismissing all schools at 1:00 PM today, tomorrow and Thursday.
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[45-11Green]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Due to lack of evidence, prosecutors dismissed an animal neglect charge against a Bedford county woman ,who's no stranger to accusations of animal abuse.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Prosecutors said it would have been difficult to prove 43-year old Valery Green had improperly cared for a puppy she sold to a local woman in January.
The puppy had ringworm, which the woman contracted as well.. but Green's attorney says that wasn't his client's fault.
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[SOT 14:20:54]
[IN Q=But I think]

((BILL WENTZ/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: BUT I THINK OUR PRINCIPLE DEFENSE WOULD HAVE BEEN THAT SHE WAS NOT GIVING A SUBSTANDARD LEVEL OF CARE FOR THE ANIMALS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Wentz/Defense Attorney]
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[OUT Q=for the animals.]
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[VO-NAT]


The neglect charge was dismissed after prosecutor (DIRK) Dirk Padgett told the judge he couldn't proceed with the case because he had represented Green in a civil matter several years ago.
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[45-11Crimeline]


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It'll soon be more REWARDING to use the Roanoke Valley Crime Line....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The anonymous tip line is launching a campaign to raise its profile in the community and provide more money for rewards.
Among the first major corporate supporters is US Cellular. Yesterday the company, presented a check for five thousand dollars.
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[SOT 29:49]
[IN Q=We know that]

((JIM JOYCE/CRIME LINE BOARD MEMBER: WE KNOW THAT WHEN A COMMUNITY IS AWARE OF CRIME LINE THAT WE GET TIPS, WE GET CALLS AND WE HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE SOLVE CRIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Joyce/Crime Line Board Member]
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[OUT Q=solve crimes.]
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Last year, Roanoke Valley Crime Line received 119 tips. That information lead to seven arrests and six rewards.


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[45-11Danville-Braves]


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The start of the Danville Braves' 2000 season is less than two weeks away...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The team has a new general manager and is trying to get everything in place.
But it's pretty hectic because they've only had six weeks to put the season program together.
That's because the previous general manager was let go after the city sued the team for not paying stadium rent fees and other costs.
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[SOT 38:27]
[IN Q=It's like building]

((DAVID CROSS/GENERAL MANAGER: IT'S LIKE BUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP. IT TAKES ABOUT A YEAR WE HAVE 6 WEEKS.))
[SOT 24:00]

((RENE OAKS/PUBLIC RELATIONS: I'M KIND OF USE TO IT. EVERYTHING IS THROWN AT YOU AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT.))
[SUPER=01-David Cross/General Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rene Oakes/Public Relations; :08]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=to expect next.]
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[VO-NAT]


The first home game a week from Saturday.
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[45Weather]


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Time now to check out the Tuesday forecast again...
Partly sunny and hot today with highs again approaching 90.
Partly cloudy and muggy overnight with lows in the upper 60s.
As for the rest of the week...some cooler temperatures in the 80s for highs...along with a lingering chance of scattered afternoon showers.

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[8-4-11Schools-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]


The high temperatures expected today have some schools playing it safe. Several school systems throughout the area are closing early this afternoon because of the heat.
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[TAKE Pinnacle Full]
Bedford City and County schools are closing two hours early.
In Campbell County, the following schools are also getting out two hours early today:
Rustburg High and Middle Schools, J.J. Fray, Concord and Yellow Branch Elementary, and the Early Learning center.


And Pittsylvania County is dismissing all schools at 1:00 PM today, tomorrow and Thursday.
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[8-11Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC21:27]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


After exhaustive searching, divers have found the body of a Roanoke man who drowned in Smith Mountain Lake this weekend. Authorities do not suspect foul play.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


47-year-old Jay Carter was found in an area of relatively shallow and clear water near the state park.
But investigators say Smith Mountain Lake has many underwater hidden hazards.
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[SOT 9:43:57]
[IN Q=When this lake]

((WHEN THIS LAKE WAS FILLED IT WAS ONLY CLEARED 40 TO 50 YARDS OFF EACH SHORE SO EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN COULD BE EVERYTHING FROM TREES TO BARBED WIRE FENCES TO SMALL BUILDINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=to small buildings]
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[VO-NAT]

Greg Carder says he saw his friend tread water and swim just before he disappeared. He says the two were NOT drinking, but they were also not wearing lifejackets.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:52:07]
[IN Q=Wear lifejackets]

((WEAR LIFEJACKETS IF YOU'RE GOING TO SWIM. BE VERY CAREFUL BOATING BECAUSE ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN AND IT'S TERRIBLE WHEN THEY DO.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Carder/Victim's Friend;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=when they do]
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[VO-NAT]

Jay Carter's body is at the medical examiner's office pending an autopsy.
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[8-11VHDA]


[ANCHOR=KIM]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC1:28:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia Housing Development Authority has been falling short when it comes to helping low income Virginians afford homes--
That's according to a state watchdog agency.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The report criticizes V-H-D-A's high salaries, premiere office space near downtown Richmond, and its efforts to get the least affluent Virginians into affordable housing.
The director does acknowledge they do have some problems.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=there some]
[SUPER=01-Susan Dewey/VHDA Director]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=limited resources.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission says V-H-D-A mismanaged section eight federal rent subsidies.
The report shows the money could have subsidized 24-hundred extra housing units in 19-98 alone.
The good news in the report is that V-H-D-A has the best financial rating in any housing authority in the nation.
That helps keep loan rates low.
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[8Weather]


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[WRITER=don]
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Turning your attention now to weather...
Partly sunny and hot again today with highs around 90.
Tonight looks partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the upper 60s.
As for the rest of the week...some cooler temperatures in the 80s for highs...along with a lingering chance of scattered afternoon showers.

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