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[Verizon]

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Negotiators are making headway - after talks between Verizon and union representatives went into the early-morning hours.
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Union negotiators had threatened to walk out at midnight unless significant progress was made.
The decision to continue talking came a few hours after the telephone company said it had ``fine-tuned'' its contract proposal. A spokesman for the Communications Workers of America says the two sides have made progress on resolving key union concerns. They include mandatory overtime and moving work to areas where labor is cheaper.
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Some residents of Southeast Roanoke aren't happy with any of the options they heard last night - for Rescue Mission plans to build a residential recovery unit for women and children.
They say the plans would force homes to be torn down.
Kate Weidaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Karen Walker/Lives on 4th Street; :17 ]
[SUPER=01-Christine Proffitt/Southeast Resident; :38]
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[SUPER=01-David Diaz/City Planner; 1:06]
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((KAREN WALKER: YOU WILL HAVE TO MOVE BY SEPTEMBER OF 2000.))
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Karen Walker is being forced to move from the home she has leased for the past two and a half years. In fact the landlord has decided not to renew any of the leases on these five homes on fourth street.

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((KAREN WALKER: I KNEW THE LAND LORD EVENTUALLY WANTED TO TEAR THE HOUSES DOWN SO HE COULD SELL THEM, BUT I WAS HOPING IT WOULD BE A LITTLE LONGER.))
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The land these homes occupy is part of the Mission's expansion blueprint for a recovery unit for women and children. A point of frustration for residents not wanting to see these homes torn down.

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((CHRISTINE PROFFITT: THAT'S PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD STRUCTURE AND I JUST FEEL IT'S PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND PEOPLE SHOULD STAY THEY ARE DISPLACING RESIDENTS.))
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[TAPE 00-25 39:13] Last month the Mission gave walking tours to residents to show them how the recovery unit would affect the community. Input from the tours led to three plans, all would include tearing down homes and changing the landscape. It's not just the loss of homes that bothers many residents, they don't want the extra problems, like litter, caused by residents in the Mission.

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((DAVID DIAZ/CITY PLANNER: THE RESCUE MISSION HAS OFFERED AN OFFICE FOR A POTENTIAL POLICE STATION THAT CAN MONITOR SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT GO ON IN THIS AREA THAT PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: BUT THERE IS STILL A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE ANYTHING IS BUILT. THE MISSION IS STILL WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO DECIDE ON THE BEST PLAN. ONCE THAT'S DECIDED IT STILL HAS TO GO BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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[7Weather] Taking a break now from the news to take a look at your weather.
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Showers will stay in the forecast for today, but the weekend should be considerably drier. [cutopen]
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[45-11Wythe-Outhouse]


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An elderly Wythe County man plans to move into modern facilities after spending half a week trapped underneath his outhouse.
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75-year-old Coolidge Wine-sett is in good shape now.
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He spent three days trapped beneath his outhouse after falling five feet through the rotted floor Saturday.
Winesett had declined free indoor plumbing -- available through Virginia's Water Project.
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((COOLIDGE WINESETT: I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING LOOSE. I SHOULD'VE KNOWN BUILT IN 1950. IT WAS GETTING OLD. MY FAULT. I SHOULD'VE KNOWN.))
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((MAXINE WALLER/VIRGINIA WATER PROGRAM: PRIDE STANDS IN PEOPLE'S WAYS PLUS THAT YOU DON'T SEE THE NEED FOR IT. IT'S A WAY OF LIFE TO GO OUTSIDE TO THE PRIVY. UNTIL YOU HAVE A CRISIS, THEN YOU'RE OK. THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE OLDER PEOPLE NEED TO PREPARE FOR.))
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[SUPER=01-Maxine Waller/Virginia Water Program; :12]
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Virginia ranks second in the nation for the number of homes without indoor plumbing.
Nearly 5 percent of rural households here are without it. Winesett says he plans to move into an assisted care home.
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[45-11Cole]


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A Kroger clerk will be sentenced this fall for stealing 71-thousand dollars from the company.
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23-year old Kelly Cole yesterday pled no contest to embezzling. She took customer coupons and pocketed the cash. Sometimes, she said she took as much as five thousand dollars at a time.
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((FRED KING/SALEM COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: SHE TOLD THE DETECTIVE THAT AFTER SHE CREATED THE FICTIONAL ENTRIES AND PAPERWORK THAT SHE'D TAKE IT FROM THE SAFE, PUT IT IN HER POCKET AND LEAVE THE STORE.))
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Kroger employees say Cole told them she stole 158-thousand-dollars over six years but Kroger does not keep paperwork for more than a few months, so they cannot prove it. Cole will be sentenced in October.
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[45-11MM-Zoo]


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Clouds are rolling in at Mill Mountain Zoo with the arrival of a new resident.
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Joe Doe (JOE-DOE) is a five year old clouded leopard, a cat that takes its name from the cloud- shaped spots it carries.
He arrived at Mill Mountain Zoo earlier this week.... part of the Species Survival Program.
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((BETH POFF/ZOO DIRECTOR: THE MESSAGE THAT WE GET WITH THESE ENDANGERED CATS IS, IT'S NOT ONLY LEARNING ABOUT THE ANIMAL BUT CARING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT. AS THE ENVIRONMENTS DISAPPEAR IT BECOMES MORE AND MORE IMPORTANT FOR THE ZOOS TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH THESE PROGRAMS, BECAUSE THEY NEED A PLACE TO BE.))
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Clouded leopards are found in India, Indochina, Sumatra, Borneo and Taiwan.
Joe Doe comes to Roanoke from a zoo in Cleveland.
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Checking your weather story now--- It's a potentially soggy one, at least for today.
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[8-11NS-Buyouts]


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Norfolk Southern is making even more cutbacks after laying off 200 Union workers last week.
This time N-S wants to buy out 164 non-union employees.
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The company has offered to buyout management personnel in mechanical divisions across Virginia, including some in Roanoke's locomotive shops.
Those who accept the buyout will receive a severance pay based on years of service, health benefits for a period of time, and job placement assistance.
Norfolk Southern laid off more than 200 Union workers last week at the East End Carshops.
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[8-Verizon]


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Verizon contract talks are looking up after representatives from the company and the union spilled over into the wee hours of this morning.
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[VO-NAT 00-21 1:57:14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


Union negotiators had threatened to walk out at midnight unless significant progress was made.
The decision to continue talking came a few hours after the telephone company said it had ``fine-tuned'' its contract proposal. A spokesman for the Communications Workers of America says the two sides have made progress on resolving key union concerns. They include mandatory overtime and moving work to areas where labor is cheaper.
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[8-11Native-Americans]


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Virginia's Senate candidates are being urged to help Native American tribes garner federal recognition.
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The Commonwealth's eight Indian tribes are warning the candidates for the U-S Senate to support a bill to federally recognize Virginia's Indians -- or feel the heat from some former friends.
Both Chuck Robb and George Allen say they support sovereign rights for the tribes.
But the Indians should put in writing that they will NOT open gambling casinos.
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I DO WANT THEM TO HAVE THEIR INDEPENDENCE SO TO SPEAK, AND THEIR SOVEREIGNTY.
BUT THAT'S JUST ONE PROVISO.))
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The tribes say they will NOT compromise the 550 other federally recognized tribes in the U-S by yielding a sovereign right.
But they don't want casinos -- and say the candidates are hiding behind a smoke screen.
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((CHIEF ANNE RICHARDSON/RAPPAHANNOCK TRIBE: ABSOLUTELY IT'S SMOKE SCREEN. YOU KNOW, THE UNDERLYING ISSUES ARE CONTROL OVER THE LAND BASES THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO OBTAIN. ANY FEDERAL LANDS THAT ARE BEING DESERTED OR BASES THAT ARE BEING CLOSED, NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES WILL GET FIRST DIBS ON THEM.))
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A bill to federally recognize the Virginia tribes was just filed by Alexandria Congressman Jim Moran (muh-RAN).



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Let's take a look again at the forecast...
Showers are a good possibilty for today.
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