!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> WDBJ 7 morning news for 08/22/00


[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


It's back to school tomorrow for Roanoke City students-- but they'll have to work around some major renovations going on at some of the schools.
We'll have the progress report of those projects.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And national transportation officials are about to issue the final report in the fatal T-W-A disaster that happened four years ago.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Grab a cup of coffee and join us for News 7- Mornin.

[11City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC58:44]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Roanoke City students return to classes tomorrow, but it will be a few weeks before major renovations are completed in four of the schools.
For now, the work will mean major adjustments.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Garden City Principal]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Angela Galbreath/Garden City Teacher; :18]
[SUPER=01-Gerri Reynolds/Morningside Principal; :33]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent; :57]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((Garden City principal Jim Smith and his office staff are hard at work... hard at work on the stage of the school's multi-purpose room...
A new addition and other major renovations are still at least a few weeks from completion... and the school staff and teachers are in a race to get ready before their students arrive on Wednesday morning.
[SOT 07:50:35]
[INQ=We got in today]

((WE GOT IN TODAY, CAME IN, GOT SOME BUCKETS, AND STARTED CLEANING. ))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=started cleaning.]


As Garden City Teacher Angela Galbreath tried to organize her temporary classroom, Morningside Principal Gerri Reynolds pitched in to help.
She's been here before.
[SOT 07:48:16]
[IN Q=When I was in another school division]

((WHEN I WAS IN ANOTHER SCHOOL DIVISION, THREE WEEKS BEFORE SCHOOL OPENED, THE PRINCIPAL AND I HAD BAR STOOLS FROM WAL-MART AND A CELL PHONE TO OPERATE FROM, BUT WE GOT SCHOOL OPEN, ON TIME. SO I KNOW HOW THIS FEELS. ))
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[OUT Q=how this feels.]


Three other city schools are in the same predicament... but Superintendent Wayne Harris told school board and city council members they will all open on time.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're about 90 percent complete]

((WE'RE ABOUT 90 PERCENT READY IN TERMS OF COMPLETION OF THAT WORK, BUT SCHOOLS ARE SAFE, SCHOOLS WILL BE CLEAN, AND WE'RE READY TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=we're ready to go.]


Between now and Wednesday morning, teachers and staff are counting on plenty of hard work and good humor to get them through.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[11Greenfield]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC1:26:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

School is back in session in Botetourt County.
Classes at the eight million dollar Greenfield Elementary School were held for the first time yesterday.
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[IN Q=Yellow]
((NAT SOT OPENING DOOR))
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]
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[OUT Q=Blue one.]
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[VO-NAT]

The school board kept Greenfield Elementary School closed until county supervisors would fork over more money. Yesterday, students tested the color-coded classrooms, the supersized gym, and the universal top spot.
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[SOT 10:30:03]
[SOT 9:32:09]
[IN Q=You have a lot]

((EMILY PIELOCIK/STUDENT: YOU HAVE A LOT MORE ROOM IN THE CLASSROOMS AND THE EQUIPMENT'S NEW AND IT'S ALL DIFFERENT. butt butt butt
NAT SOT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A DIGITAL CAMERA HERE AND I'M HOPING I CAN TAKE YOUR PICTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Emily Pielocik/Student;]
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[OUT Q=take your picture]
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[VO-NAT]


But the spacious library comes with a tradeoff: the school doesn't have the money to fill all the shelves with books.
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[SOT 9:13:45]
[IN Q=We do not]

((SANDRA THOMAS/PRINCIPAL: WE DO NOT HAVE AN ART TEACHER BUT WE DO HAVE A VERY ACTIVE P-T-A AND THEY'RE GOING TO PROVIDE US WITH A VOLUNTEER ONCE A MONTH.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Thomas/Principal;]
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[OUT Q=ONCE A MONTH]
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[VO-NAT]

Parents say even though the new bus routes are long, they went smoothly.
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[TWA-800]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Today the National Transportation Safety Board will review evidence in the T-W-A Flight 800 disaster.
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[VO-NAT]


All 230 people on board were killed when the Boeing 747 blew up, shortly after takeoff from New York four years ago.

Investigators say the evidence confirms the jumbo- jet blew apart when its center fuel tank exploded.
But they still don't know why.
The final report will officially rule out any chance the jet was brought down by a missile or a bomb-- which was what investigators ORIGINALLY suspected.
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[SOT 3:01:12]
[IN Q=We all believed]

((PETER GOELZ/FORMER NTSB MANAGING DIRECTOR: WE ALL BELIEVED THAT THE MOST LIKELY EXPLANATION WAS A CRIMINAL EXPLANATION, BUT THE EVIDENCE LED US AWAY FROM THAT. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Goelz/Former N.T.S.B. Director;]
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[OUT Q=to support htat.]
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[VO-NAT]


The report will conclude the fuel tank explosion was touched off by " a spark of unknown origin"-- likely from an electrical short in the plane's wiring.
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[Interest-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Interest Rates]


Financial experts say the Fed will likely keep interest rates where they are, just as it did last month.
The Federal Open Market Committee is scheduled to make an announcement about interest rates this afternoon after a meeting today.
Stocks finished higher yesterday on optimism that the Fed will keep rates steady.
Since last summer, the Fed has raised rates six times in an effort to keep inflation under control.

[11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC1:06:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia taxpayers hit their revenue mark on June 30th -- partly due to an unusually high share of corporate taxes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That means the Governor's finally sure he can keep his promise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm pleased]
[sot tape one 09:48:08]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT THE FINAL TWO PHASES OF CAR TAX RELIEF -- A 70 PERCENT REDUCTION BEGINNING IN 2001, AND A FULL ELIMINATION BEGINNING ON JANUARY 2002.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=January 2002.]
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[VO-NAT]


But revenues did NOT meet their trigger to cut another half cent from the grocery tax.
The Governor says he'll find money for that anyway.
But Gilmore's Finance Secretary told the General Assembly money committees yesterday that an economic downturn has begun.
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[SOT tape two 10:29:34]
[IN Q=If your long]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD CO.: IF YOUR LONG TERM PLANNING IS WHAT'S FOR DINNER, THEN YOU'RE GONNA FAIL. AND YOU NEED TO REMIND YOURSELF, WHAT'S TO WANT VIRGINIA TO LOOK LIKE TEN YEARS FROM NOW?))
[sot TAPE TWO 10:39:30]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: I THINK WE HAVE SO TIED DOWN THE BUDGET THAT FUTURE LEADERS ARE GOING TO BE PARALYZED IN THEIR ABILITIES TO DO SOME REALLY SIGNIFICANT THINGS -- WITHOUT RAISING TAXES, WHICH I DON'T THINK THAT ANYBODY'S GOING TO PROPOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Stafford Co.; :00 ]
[SUPER=@Jackson; :11]
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[OUT Q=to propose.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


This fiscal year's revenue is still projected to grow-- but by only half what it did last year.


[Killer-Bees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It sounds like a scene straight out of a horror movie--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Twenty-Nine Palms, CA;]


A California woman is lucky to be alive after she was stung HUNDREDS of times by killer bees.
It happened over the weekend at the woman's home.
The victim is now receiving treatment for the stings in the hospital.
But her husband says the bees were EXTREMELY thorough.
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[SOT 3:21:10]
[IN Q=They got her]

((STU VEZINA/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: THEY GOT HER IN THE EARS. ACCORDING TO THE NURSE I TALKED TO YESTERDAY, IN THE MOUTH, UNDER HER ARMS, IN HER HAIR ND THE BEE STINGS ARE ON HER SCALP, SO THEY'LL GET ANYWHERE THEY CAN GET.))
[SUPER=01-Stu Vezina/Victim's Husband;]
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[OUT Q=they can get.]
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[VO-NAT]


Family members say the woman is still swollen and can barely open her eyes, but is expected to recover.
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[11Fairview-Home]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC52:12]
[GRAPHIC=Nursing Home]


The Fairview Home in Dublin has another new administrator.
She is the third one in two months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/July;]


Rhonda Musselman was appointed to the post. She's a nurse.
Board members are still waiting to hear if state will renew the home's license.
It's been without one since a conditional license expired more than two weeks ago.
The state cited Fairview Home earlier this year for improperly dispensing drugs and hiring under qualified workers.
The home, run by four counties and the city of Radford, has more than 60 mentally and physically disabled residents.
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[11Animal-Shelter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC27:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Every year, millions of homeless dogs and cats are put to sleep, victims of overcrowded and underfunded local animal shelters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


But the Lynchburg Humane Society has come up with a new way for people to adopt some of those animals without actually having to take one home.
A new "adoption enhancement" program lets donors pay for medical procedures that make the animal more marketable to prospective families.
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[SOT 1:14:03]
[IN Q=It's their way]

((DIANE PROUT/LYNCHBURG HUMANE SOCIETY: IT'S THEIR WAY OF SPONSORING A PET, THEY CAN COME DOWN HERE AND PICK OUT A DOG OR A CAT AND THEY CAN PAY FOR WHATEVER THEY WOULD LIKE TO PAY FOR, WHETHER IT BE A SPAY OR NEUTER, RABIES SHOT, HEARTWORM TEST, FELINE LEUKEMIA TEST, ANYTHING THAT THEY CAN PAY FOR MAKES THIS ANIMAL THAT MUCH MORE ADOPTABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Prout/Lynchburg Humane Society]
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[OUT Q=much more adoptable.]
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[VO-NAT]


So far, more than two dozen people have taken part in the program.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, there's a new study concerning women who work outside the home. And some people may be able to stop taking their blood pressure medication with a few lifestyle changes.
Doctor Dave Hnida has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM IF YOU'RE A WOMAN WHO WORKS OUTSIDE THE HOME- AND YOUR HUSBAND'S HEALTH IS NOT SO GOOD- A NEW STUDY SAYS YOU MAY BE TO BLAME.

VT=VO

A STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SHOWS WHEN WOMEN WORK FULL TIME- THEIR HUSBANDS HEALTH DECLINES BY ABOUT 25% EVERY FEW YEARS. THE REASONS INCLUDE MEN TEND TO IGNORE SYMPTOMS, IGNORE ROUTINE CHECKUPS, SMOKE MORE DRINK MORE AND EXERCISE LESS. HOWEVER, WOMEN, DO NOT BLAME YOURSELVES- YOU WERE NOT PUT ON EARTH TO BABY SIT GROWN MEN.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- IF YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- HOW'D YOU LIKE TO CHUCK THOSE MEDICATIONS?. IT MAY BE POSSIBLE ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS FROM THE MAYO CLINIC. THEY FOUND PEOPLE WHO WORKED OUT SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK - ATE WELL AND DROPPED A FEW POUNDS- SAW A DROP IN THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE NUMBERS BY ABOUT 8 POINTS- WHICH FOR SOME IS MORE THAN ENOUGH TO GET OFF MEDICATION. IT TOOK MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN THE STUDY ABOUT 6 MONTHS TO GET TO WHERE THEY COULD QUIT THEIR MEDICATIONS.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- GOLFERS- LOOKING FOR AN EASY WAY TO TAKE A FEW STROKES OFF YOUR GAME- THE JOURNAL PHYSICIAN AND SPORTS MEDICINE SAYS STRETCH FOR A MINIMUM OF 10 MINUTES BEFORE YOU SWING. THAT WILL NOT ONLY LOOSEN YOU UP- BUT MAKE THOSE FIRST 4-5 HOLES SEEM A LITTLE CLOSER.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
Ford is temporarily shutting down production at three truck plants-- freeing up 70- thousand tires for dealers who need to replace the recalled Firestone tires.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


35-thousand Verizon workers from New Jersey to Virginia will return to the picket lines today.
Meanwhile, managers have been sent out on repair work, in place of the striking workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And public radio station,W-V-T-F has a new general manager.
We'll hear about his vision for the listener- driven station.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, August 22nd .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[11Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-31]
[GRAPHIC=Verizon Strike]

35-thousand Verizon workers from New Jersey to Virginia will return to the picket lines today.
The Verizon strike has already ended in the Northeast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A strike that has focused on mandatory overtime and stress in the workplace has not been easy on management at Verizon.
They've been sent out on repair work in place of the striking workers.
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[SOT]

[TC:00:11:05]
[IN Q=The customer service]

((MIKE REILEY/AREA MANAGER: THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS SUFFERING, OF COURSE, BECAUSE WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE PEOPLE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES THAT WE WANT TO. WE NEED TO GET THE WORKERS BACK FOR THEIR BENEFIT, FOR THE CUSTOMER'S BENEFIT, AND THE COMPANY'S BENEFIT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Reiley/Area Manager]
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[OUT Q=the company's benefit.]
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[VO-NAT]


The newly proposed three-year contract would give workers a 12 percent pay increase over the life of the contract, and stock options for the first time in company history.
But local union leaders say that the contract does not fulfill all employee needs.
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[Firestone]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Firestone Recall]


Ford is temporarily stopping production at three truck plants, to free up thousands of tires for dealers who need to replace the recalled Firestone tires.
Plants in Minnesota, New Jersey and Missouri will close from August 28th to September eighth.


The shutdown will free up 70- thousand tires.
Meanwhile, The Center for Auto Safety has filed a lawsuit aimed at widening the recall to include all the A-T-X, A-T-X-Two and Wilderness A-T tires on the road.


[11Byrd-Harden]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC06:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The former director of the Virginia N-double-A-C-P resigned under pressure from Governor Jim Gilmore's administration.
But the Legislative Black Caucus is backing up Gilmore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


Linda Byrd-Harden has stepped down from the Department of Minority Business Enterprise-- the target of a State Police investigation and critical state audit.
One black lawmaker said Gilmore's only mistake was trying to silence a critic by hiring her.
Delegate Billy Robinson said Byrd-Harden's role had been that of "a junkyard dog."
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[SOT 16:05:59]
[IN Q=I don't mean]

((DEL. BILLY ROBINSON/D-NORFOLK: I DON'T MEAN JUNKYARD DOG IN A PEJORATIVE SENSE. BUT WHEN HE BROUGHT HER IN, HE SILENCED HER. THERE'S BEEN NO CRITICISM. SO FOR THE GOVERNOR THAT WAS A STRATEGIC MOVE. AND WHETHER SHE WAS QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB IS SOMETHING I GUESS WE'LL PASS JUDGMENT ON WHEN THE COMPLETE INVESTIGATION IS DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Billy Robinson/(D) Norfolk;]
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[OUT Q=is done.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The Governor announced Byrd-Harden's replacement last night.
Allegra (mc-KULLA) McCullough has served as Gilmore's deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth, in charge of minority appointments to the administration.

[11WVTF]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-26]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Local National Public Radio station WVTF has a new man controlling the airways. As Meredyth Censullo reports, the new General Manager is a breath of "fresh air."
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Gleixner/WVTF General Manager;:25]
[SUPER=04-October 1995;:42]
[SUPER=10-Steve Mills/Former WVTF General Manager/October 1995;1:02]
[SUPER=@Meredyth2;1:33]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=Roanoke County]

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((NATS OF RADIO ANCHOR)) [RUNS04]
WVTF Public Radio reaches more than 140-thousand listeners in central and southwestern Virginia, and parts of North Carolina and West Virginia. That's something Glenn Gleixner's proud of. He's been named the new General Manager of the listener-driven station.

[SOT@ 9:33:55 - 9:34:05]

((GLENN GLEIXNER/GENERAL MANAGER, WVTF: THE MAIN REASON WE ARE HERE, OUR OVERALL MISSION, IS TO BRING PROGRAMMING OF VALUE AND OF SUBSTANCE TO THE COMMUNITY THAT WE SERVE.)) [RUNS10]
Gleixner's been the Acting General Manager since March - he's been with the station as Director of Development since 19-96.

[VO-NAT@ 99-49 tc 1:55:01]

He replaces Steve Mills as G-M. Mills came under fire for canceling the program "Metropolitan Opera" - but that wasn't his first clash with listeners. In 19-95, he set off controversy with his decision to cancel the interview program "Fresh Air." Mills said at the time he felt the program had a sexual agenda.

[SOT@99-49 TC 1:55:23 - 1:55:39]

((STEVE MILLS/1995: AN OFTEN TIMES THE ISSUES OF SEXUALITY OF THE PERSON, AT LEAST IN MY OPINION, HAS NO RELEVANCE ON THE INTERVIEW AT ALL, BUT YET IT WOULD CERTAINLY COME IN OUT OF NOWHERE SOMETIMES, AND IT CERTAINLY LEFT SOME OF US WONDERING, WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?))
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Gleixner reinstated Fresh Air this year, and says the addition of programs like "Marketplace" has been welcomed by listeners. He says he's constantly re-assessing WVTF's programming schedule.

[SOT@9:33:07 - 9:33:12]

((GLENN GLEIXNER: WE'RE LOOKING AT A LOT OF THINGS, AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT - AND THAT'S GOING TO BE AN ONGOING PROCESS.)) [RUNS05]
A long-time Roanoke resident, Gleixner says he's glad to be sticking around in the Star City. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke County.))

[11Tech-Visitors]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:01:03]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech is expanding Lane Stadium.
It will cost 42-percent more than planned, but the school says the expansion will more than pay for itself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; QUICK]


Tech's Board of Visitors gave the 37-million dollar project the go-ahead yesterday.
Tech says the cost rose 11-million dollars because of 15 luxury suites added to the plan and an increase in the cost of building materials.
When completed in Fall 2002, Lane Stadium will accommodate another 11-thousand fans.
Tech says the expansion will mean good things for the economy.
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[SOT 13:11:02 - :08]
[IN Q=Well, we've certainly]

((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR: WE DISCOVERED THAT EACH FOOTBALL GAME ACCOUNTS FOR ALMOST 2 MILLION DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/University Relations Director;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=revenue forecasts.]
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[VO-NAT]


A study released at the Board meeting shows that Virginia Tech brought in 1-point-3 billion dollars and 15-thousand jobs in the New River Valley last year.
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[Russian-Sub]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Tomorrow will be a national day of mourning in Russia for the 118 sailors who died on the sunken nuclear submarine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Barents Sea;]


This after the Russians confirmed that all the crewmen on board the Kursk were dead.
The official word came after Norwegian divers opened the hatches on the submarine and found it was flooded.
Russian authorities have offered no official reason for the sub becoming disabled.
One theory is that there was an explosion on board.
Meanwhile, grieving family members are angry with the government for waiting four days before asking for help from other countries.
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[11Radford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A 20 year old Radford student was injured after being hit by a car on the first day of classes.
Police say it happened around 9-30 last night as the student crossed Norwood Street.
She was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Police have not released the woman's name.

[11D'ville-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC39:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Danville man who was stabbed more than two weeks ago has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/August 4;]


Authorities say 49 year old Larry Neal Johnson was stabbed in the chest on August Fourth.
He died Sunday at U-V-A Medical Center.
His girlfriend, Sue Ellen Totten is charged with malicious wounding.
She could face additional charges.
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[11BV-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=500-16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Several giant presidential heads are expected to roll into Buena Vista sometime next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-York Co./March 17;]


The developer of a theme park has agreed to store three of his concrete statues in Maury Park.
A giant bust of Abraham Lincoln and two smaller busts of William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor will be temporarily displayed.
The owner of the giant heads wants to develop a 17- million dollar outdoor attraction called "President's Park" near Williamsburg but is currently in legal battle with York County.
So-- the arrangement is not permanent.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A 20 year old Radford student was seriously injured after being hit by a car while she was crossing the street last night. She was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police have not released the woman's name.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Rhonda Musselman has been appointed the new administrator of the Fairview Home in Dublin.
She's the third person in that position in two months.
Board members are still waiting to hear if the state will renew the home's license.
It's been without one since a conditional license expired more than two weeks ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Local National Public Radio station WVTF has named Glenn Gleixner the new General Manager. Gleixner's been the Acting General Manager since March. He replaces Steve Mills.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Virginia's transportation]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk 3-shot=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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