[7-School-Board]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Despite possible overcrowding problems at the new high school, The Roanoke County School Board has decided to keep the attendance zones as they are.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The board came to that decision last night after nearly two months of reviewing various redistricting option.
The board said after listening to parents it realized that this option would create less complications.
Many parents say they are relieved that their children will still be able to attend the same schools.
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[SOT15:22:23]
[IN Q=I was in a situation]

((PARENT: I WAS IN A SITUATION WHERE I HAD MY KIDS SPLIT AND IT REALLY MADE ME VERY UNHAPPY AND JUST BELIEVE THEY LISTENED TO US))
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[OUT Q=listened]
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[VO-NAT]

Students at Back Creek, Bent Mountain, Clearbrook, and Penn Forest Elementaries will go to Cave Spring Middle School which will filter into Cave Spring High School.
Cave Spring, Green Valley, and Oak Grove Elementaries will filter into Hidden Valley Middle School which will feed South County High School.
As far as the overcrowding issue at the new high school, the board says one option it might considering is adding additional classrooms.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


Virginia's new "Moment of Silence" law is meeting some opposition.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit yesterday in Alexandria, saying the new law requiring a moment of silence in Virginia schools violates the constitutional mandate for the separation of church and state.


[7-E-Music-Lab]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Some Roanoke Teenagers have shown their musical talent by realeasing their own C-D.
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((NAT SOT RAPPING))
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[VO-NAT]

At Roanoke's Downtown Music Lab, high school students can play musical instruments in real recording studios, as long as they use no foul language, drugs or violence.
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[SOT 15:06:01]
[IN Q=At first I used]

((AT FIRST I USED ... FROM YOUR HEART.))
[SUPER=01-Jamie Robinson/Band Member;]
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[OUT Q=from your heart]
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[VO-NAT]

Two hundred kids belong to this non-profit studio -- but what do their classmates think?
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[SOT 15:02:37]
[IN Q=They just]

((THEY JUST ... OUR TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Theo Boardley/Band Member;]
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[OUT Q=our time]
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The C-D is available at the lab which is open weekday afternoons.
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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast.... We'll have a mostly sunny day ....less humid today than yesterday.. with highs in the upper 80's to 90.. Tonight will be clear and cooler with lows in the lower to mid 60's
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[45-E-Massengill]


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After more than three decades serving in the Virginia State Police department, Gerald Massengill is now in the top spot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/March 14;]


Yesterday, the Dinwiddie County native was named the new superintendent.
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[SOT 10:30:33]
[IN Q=He's served]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: HE'S SERVED AS FIRST SERGEANT, LIEUTENANT, HE'S SERVED ALL THE WAY UP THE LINE. I JUST THINK THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PERSON WHO'S BEEN ON THE SCENE IS THE CORRECT APPROACH AND THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=thing to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore says he's watched Massengill closely since he took over as acting superintendent for the retiring Wayne Huggins in January.
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The Governor says Richmond police chief Jerry Oliver and the chief from Durham, North Carolina were also finalists.
Oliver is black and the Durham chief is a white woman.

[45-E-Hager]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[GRAPHIC=John Hager]


After being SECOND in command, John Hager says he wants to be Virginia's next Governor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-File Tape;]


The Republican lieutenant governor surprised NO one, but made it official last night -- kicking off what will be the longest official campaign for governor in Virginia history.
His challenge: to try to follow two Republicans he thinks have done a good job.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And so]
[sot 13:46:51 ]

((HAGER: AND SO, WHILE WE WILL CONTINUE THE DIRECTION, I THINK THERE WILL BE LOTS OF SPECIFICS, JUST LIKE THERE WERE JIM GILMORE WHEN HE TOOK OVER FROM GEORGE ALLEN.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gov. John Hager/(R) Candidate for Governor;]
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[OUT Q=George Allen.]
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[VO-NAT]


He's calling his campaign Operation Triple Play, to keep the focus on George Allen and George Bush this year... and get to John Hager next year.
Hager will face Republican Attorney General Mark Earley in a 2001 spring convention.
The winner of that contest will face Democrat Mark Warner next fall.
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[45-E-Campbell]


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A key leader in the Roanoke community is stepping down--
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Raleigh Campbell is retiring as the executive director of the Council of Community Services, a job he's held for 32 years.
The nonprofit agency coordinates the work of dozens of social service organizations.
Campbell helped develop Total Action Against Poverty, the AIDS Council, the League of Older Americans and other groups.
Campbell's friends and co-workers gave him a big sendoff yesterday at the Patrick Henry Hotel.
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[45-Moment-Silence]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=equ]
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[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A court battle faces Virginia's new "Moment of Silence" law.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit yesterday in Alexandria.
It says the new law requiring a moment of silence in Virginia schools violates the constitutional mandate for the separation of church and state.


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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=pev]
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Taking a moment now to check your Friday forecast....
Mostly sunny and less humid today with highs nearing 90.
Staying clear tonight... but cooler with lows in the 60s.
And looking ahead to the weekend..... partly to mostly sunny skies with seasonable temperatures in the 80s.



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[8-E-Mod-U-Kraf]


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Local manufacturing businesses are merging and that may mean more jobs for the area.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


Mod-U-Kraf Homes of Rocky Mount merged with Coachmen Housing Group.
Mod-U-Kraf has been building modular homes for the past 28 years.
Coachmen officials say it's time for them to tap into Mod-U-Kraf's success.
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[TC: 00:41:11]
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're delighted to]

((WE'RE DELIGHTED THAT WE WERE ABLE TO GET TOGETHER WITH MOD-U-KRAF. STRATEGICALLY, IT FITS EXACTLY INTO WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO FROM A GROWTH STANDPOINT.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Trant/Coachmen Housing President]
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[OUT Q=growth standpoint.]
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[VO-NAT]


Business is so good that the new company is ready to branch out further.
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[TC: 00:46:00]
[SOT]
[IN Q=The plans are]

((THE PLANS ARE TO EXPAND THE OPERATION, WHEN THAT HAPPENS, YOU HAVE TO HIRE MORE PEOPLE, THAT'S SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY AND THE AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Campbell/Mod-U-Kraf Vice President]
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[OUT Q=and the area.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company expects to build 3-thousand new homes and take in over 200-million dollars this year.
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[8-E-Crabtree-Falls]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC1:44:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man died last weekend at Crabtree Falls in Nelson County because he failed to heed safety warnings....and, forest officials are hoping other hikers will learn a lesson from his mistake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


A Lynchburg man died Saturday after he ventured out onto the rocks and lost his footing.. falling about 200 feet down the falls.
Authorities say the man ignored signs that warn hikers not to venture off the trail.
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[SOT 00:03:16]
[IN Q=We hope that]

((KATHY HALL/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: WE HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL TAKE THIS AND USE IT AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE THAT THEY NEED TO STAY ON THE TRAIL.. THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO EMPHASIZE TO PEOPLE IS TO STAY ON THE TRAIL, THE TRAIL IS SAFE AND WE WOULD LOVE FOR VISITORS TO COME ENJOY CRABTREE, BUT JUST DO IT FROM THE TRAIL, BEHIND THE RAILINGS AND THE LANDINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Hall/U. S. Forest Service]
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[OUT Q=and the landings.]
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[VO-NAT]


23 people have been killed at Crabtree Falls over the years.
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[8-E-Hager]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=John Hager]


John Henry Hager has his eyes set on the governor's mansion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-File Tape;]


The Republican lieutenant governor surprised NO one, but made it official last night -- kicking off what will be the longest official campaign for governor in Virginia history.
His challenge: to try to follow two Republicans he thinks have done a good job.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And so]
[sot 13:46:51 ]

((HAGER: AND SO, WHILE WE WILL CONTINUE THE DIRECTION, I THINK THERE WILL BE LOTS OF SPECIFICS, JUST LIKE THERE WERE JIM GILMORE WHEN HE TOOK OVER FROM GEORGE ALLEN.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gov. John Hager/(R) Candidate for Governor;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=George Allen.]
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[VO-NAT]


He's calling his campaign Operation Triple Play, to keep the focus on George Allen and George Bush this year... and get to John Hager next year.
Hager will face Republican Attorney General Mark Earley in a 2001 spring convention.
The winner of that contest will face Democrat Mark Warner next fall.
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=pev]
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Before we wrap up this morning....here's another look at the forecast.
Lots of sunshine today and less humid.
Clear and cooler with lows in the 60s.
And looking ahead to the weekend..... partly to mostly sunny skies with seasonable temperatures in the 80s.



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