[7-11Pulaski-Explosion]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-32; TC 11:22]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]

Hundreds of summer school students will have to attend classes elsewhere following an explosion at Pulaski County high school. More than 200 students will be rerouted to another school starting today. The explosion rocked Pulaski County High this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]

The blast occurred in a room behind the cafeteria. The room houses both the electrical and gas services for the school .. Superintendent David Cox says the explosion caused major structural damage - and right now the school is considered unstable. Engineers will be on site today to try to determine the extent of the damages. In the meantime, summer school students will be taken to Critzer Elementary for classes.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The regular school year starts August 23rd .. Superintendent Cox says its too early to tell if classes can be held at

the High School.[7-11Ideal-Building]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-26; TC 47:57]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

Flood waters from Saturday night's rains left mud and muck in a Roanoke supply building, but after workers spent yesterday cleaning up the mess, the business plans to re-open today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Several delivery trucks and forklifts owned by Ideal Building Supply had to be towed away yesterday after they sustained water damage. The company says water from a drain on Franklin Road normally backs up during heavy rains - but Saturday night's storms caused unusually high waters.
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[SOT @ 14:52-15:02]
[IN Q=In a matter...]
[SUPER=01-Randy Likens/Ideal Building Supply]

((RANDY LIKENS/IDEAL BUILDING SUPPLY: IN A MATTER OF ABOUT 30 MINUTES WE HAD SIX TO EIGHT FEET OF WATER INSIDE OUR AREA HERE, AND INSIDE THE SHOP AREA BUILDING HERE AS MUCH AS TWO FEET OF WATER.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...as 2 feet of water.]
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[VO-NAT]

Likens says the company has brought in machinery from another store, and they plan on opening their doors to customers today.
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[7-11Extended-Care]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-19; TC 1:15:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center is closing its "eldercare" program, and some family members of the program's patients are concerned about their loved ones' well being.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Stanley Smith's wife suffered a severe stroke and has been in the hospital for the past six years.
Now Smith has to find a new place for his wife to receive the quality care she needs.
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[SOT 3:01:23]
[IN Q=I've felt]

((STANLEY SMITH/CONCERNED ABOUT HIS WIFE: I'VE FELT VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE HER UP HERE WHERE ALL YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS ARE UNDER ONE ROOF, THE DOCTORS, I'M SURE I CAN FIND A PLACE FOR HER NEEDS BUT SHE IS GOING TO LOSE HER DOCTORS.))
[SUPER=01-Stanley Smith/Patient's Husband]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=her doctors.]
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[VO-NAT]


The hospital is doing away with the on site nursing facility over the next year.
The 27 bed space will be used to treat emergency patients.
Smith says he wishes hospital officials would've realized they needed more space before moving elderly patients into the facility... which opened approximately a year ago.
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[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutisn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In the forcast, the chance of showers continues today highs in the 80's. The clouds and chance of showers remain tonight lows in the mid to upper sixties.
The extended forcast looks much the same...

[SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE]
[SUPER=314-50% Chance/of Showers/80-85/Cloudy/More Rain/65-70;]
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[ESS C] (EXTENDED)

[45-11Steel-Noise]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-17; TC 1:48:40]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Electric Steel]

Noise from a new construction project at Roanoke Electric Steel has some Roanoke residents complaining.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The company is in the process of constructing a new building to store finished steel - but the noise has become too much for some residents.
With two acres leveled, they say the sound buffer between the company and the neighborhood is gone.
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[SOT 3:43;20]
[IN Q=It sounds]

((DERECK MEADOR/RESIDENT: IT SOUNDS LIKE AN INTERSTATE PILE UP ALL MORNING LONG I MEAN THEY DROP BIG HUGE PIECES OF ANGEL, I MEAN IT'S DEAFENING.))
[SUPER=01-Dereck Meador/Resident]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=it's deafening.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meador says he's lived on Trout Street for 30 years and the noise has never been this bad.
He also says with the trees gone, rats that live in the steel have migrated up to the neighborhood.
Roanoke Electric Steel says the purpose of the project is to improve the company's efficiency.
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[45-11Gun-Buyback]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-33; TC 1:02]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Buyback]


Earlier this year, 560 guns were melted down at Roanoke Electric Steel, the guns were turned in as a part of the city's gun buyback program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 21]

President Clinton is expected to continue giving local governments federal money for the programs. A move which angered some House Republicans, who say the administration lacks the legal authority to do that. 70 cities receive money for the program - they pay 50 dollars apiece for guns turned in by private owners. Programs in 30 cities are on hold because of disputes between the Department of Housing and Urban Development and some lawmakers.
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[45-11Extended-Care]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-19; TC 1:15:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center is closing its "eldercare" program. And some family members of the program's patients are concerned about their loved ones' well being.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Stanley Smith's wife suffered a severe stroke and has been in the hospital for the past six years.
Now Smith has to find a new place for his wife to receive the quality care she needs.
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[SOT 3:01:23]
[IN Q=I've felt]

((STANLEY SMITH/CONCERNED ABOUT HIS WIFE: I'VE FELT VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE HER UP HERE WHERE ALL YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS ARE UNDER ONE ROOF, THE DOCTORS, I'M SURE I CAN FIND A PLACE FOR HER NEEDS BUT SHE IS GOING TO LOSE HER DOCTORS.))
[SUPER=01-Stanley Smith/Patient's Husband]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=her doctors.]
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[VO-NAT]


The hospital is doing away with the on site nursing facility over the next year.
The 27 bed space will be used to treat emergency patients.
Smith says he wishes hospital officials would've realized they needed more space before moving elderly patients into the facility... which opened approximately a year ago.
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutisn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a look a the weather a 50-percent chance of showers, highs in the 80's. The clouds and chance of showers remain tonight lows in the mid to upper sixties.
The extended forcast looks much the same...

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[SUPER=314-50% Chance/of Showers/80-85/Cloudy/More Rain/65-70;]
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[8-2-11Pulaski-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-32; TC 11:22]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


An explosion rocked Pulaski County High School this weekend, forcing more than 200 summer school students to be rerouted to another school starting today.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]

The blast occurred in a room behind the cafeteria. The room houses both the electrical and gas services for the school .. Superintendent David Cox says the explosion caused major structural damage - and right now the school is considered unstable. Engineers will be on site today to try to determine the extent of the damages. In the meantime, summer school students will be taken to Critzer Elementary for classes.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The regular school year starts August 23rd .. Superintendent Cox says its too early to tell if classes can be held at

the High School.[8-11Ideal-Building]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-26; TC 47:57]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Weekend flooding caused problems at a Roanoke supply building. Workers spent yesterday cleaning up mud left behind from Saturday night's rising waters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Several delivery trucks and forklifts owned by Ideal Building Supply had to be towed away yesterday after they sustained water damage. The company says water from a drain on Franklin Road normally backs up during heavy rains - but Saturday night's storms caused unusually high waters.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ 14:52-15:02]
[IN Q=In a matter...]
[SUPER=01-Randy Likens/Ideal Building Supply]

((RANDY LIKENS/IDEAL BUILDING SUPPLY: IN A MATTER OF ABOUT 30 MINUTES WE HAD SIX TO EIGHT FEET OF WATER INSIDE OUR AREA HERE, AND INSIDE THE SHOP AREA BUILDING HERE AS MUCH AS TWO FEET OF WATER.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...as 2 feet of water.]
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[VO-NAT]

Likens says the company has brought in machinery from another store, and they plan on opening their doors to customers today.
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[8-Pageant]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=00-11]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Va. Pageant]


A 23-year-old Richmond woman who had been set to compete in the Miss Virginia pageant this summer is scheduled for trial today in Powhatan County.
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[VO-NAT]


Samantha Miller faces an embezzlement charge for allegedly taking money from a vending machine fund at a construction company where she worked.
Miller was to take part in the pageant as Miss Hampton Holly Days Festival.
But she was contacted en route to the event and told she was disqualified. Pageant rules bar any contestant who has been convicted of a crime or who has criminal charges pending.

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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-18; TC 1:49:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Last call came last night for a Roanoke nightclub.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

"Scooches" has been open for nearly nine years. But, the club's landlord sold the building to a nearby Bank of America. Scooches will be torn down to make way for a parking lot. Owner Randy Scaggs says some regulars want to take a piece of the nightclub with them, but he's discouraging that.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're gonna...]
[SUPER=01-Randy Scaggs/"Scooches" Owner]

((RANDY SCAGGS/SCOOCHES: WE'RE GONNA HAVE A PARTY TONIGHT - GO OUT WITH A BANG - AND TRY NOT TO TEAR ANYTHING UP.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=anything up.]
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[VO-NAT]

Scaggs says demolition will begin in less than a month.
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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutisn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In the weather a 50-percent chance of showers for your Monday, highs in the 80's. The clouds and chance of showers remain tonight lows in the mid to upper sixties.
The extended forcast looks much the same...

[SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE]
[SUPER=314-50% Chance/of Showers/80-85/Cloudy/More Rain/65-70;]

[ESS C] (EXTENDED) [SUPER=#555;RESET]