[7-11County-Schools]

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The Roanoke County School Board has decided to try taking construction bids for the new south county high school again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The county advertised 19 different contracts for the new school. There were no bids in five categories, and others were substantially higher than budget estimates.
Last night, the school board voted to re-advertise the project as a single contract, in an effort to interest more local builders.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The decision will cause a delay of about 30 days, but officials say the new high school should still be completed in time for the start of classes in the Fall of 2002.

[7-11Jacuzzi]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:01:07]
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Layoffs will stir up Jacuzzi Whirlpool and Bath in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The company will stop production and layoff 60 employees in the next two months.
Jacuzzi Whirlpool and Bath says a cooling economy has forced them to cut back on production.
The Salem site will now be a distribution center.
The company says it will work with the Virginia Employment Commission to help furloughed workers find new jobs.

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[7-11Elderly-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:23:30]
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Paul Stolbun said he was just obeying his wife's wishes, but the 80-year old Martinsville man could face time in prison for neglecting his ailing wife.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Wednesday;]


Yesterday, a judge convicted Stolbun for depriving his wife of food, water and medication.
Witnesses testified they found the 75 year old woman dying and covered with bed sores, bruises and urine.
She died last November at the hospital.
Stolbun will be sentenced next month. He could face as many as five years in prison.
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[7-11Danville-Can]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:17:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


When you click on Danville-Can-Dot-com, you may be surprised at what you find.
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[VO-NAT]


The city never bargained for its new slogan to be used this way and never thought it would have to register the website.
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The "Danville Can" slogan has been placed on bumper stickers and banners across town and on almost every city government vehicle.
Now a 23 year old man from Danville has registered the website and directed it to his gay porn site.
He tells us his name is Peter Boykin and says he did it to shock people.
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[SOT 9:54:30]
[IN Q=What made me do it.]

((PETER BOYKIN/WEBSITE CREATOR: WHAT MADE ME DO IT? I JUST WANTED PEOPLE TO SEE THAT DANVILLE SAYS IT CAN BUT IT HASN'T DONE MUCH AND DANVILLE NEEDS TO INSTEAD OF SAYING IT CAN IT NEEDS TO DO. DANVILLE DOES NEED TO DO SOMETHING WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS OF THE CITY. ))
[SUPER=02-Peter Boykin/Website Creator;]
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[OUT Q=problems of the city.]
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[VO-NAT]


Boykin says he is willing to sell his site.
The city says it will not pay for it. The city manager says it's unfortunate that someone is using the slogan for personal benefit which is not in the best interest of the city.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
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[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a break from the news now to check the Friday forecast...
Becoming Partly sunny today with highs near 80.


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[45-11SOL's]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-18 43:48]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]

The statewide spring Standards of learning test scores are in.
The statewide numbers are in on this spring's Standards of Learning tests.
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[SOT 10:29:40]
[IN Q=Students achieved]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: STUDENTS ACHIEVED A PASS RATE OF 70 PERCENT OR HIGHER IN 13 0F 27 TESTS.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=27 tests.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.]


So even though students aren't hitting the pass rate on more than half the tests, scores went up for every test but fifth grade English.
This year, state schools will try a new feature called "academic review."
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[SOT 10:38:06]
[IN Q=and for those]

((JO LYNNE DEMARY/STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: AND FOR THOSE SCHOOLS THAT ARE ACCREDITED WITH WARNING, WE WILL BE SENDING IN A TEAM OF EDUCATORS TO LOOK AT CERTAIN CRITERIA WITHIN THAT SCHOOL THAT WE KNOW IMPACTS TEACHING AND LEARNING.))
[SUPER=01-Jo Lynne DeMary/Super. of Public Instruction;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=teaching and learning.]
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[VO-NAT]


The highlights of the third year of testing were algebra scores.
The low lights were in social studies.
The scores don't start counting for school accreditation until 2006.
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[45-11Norfolk-Southern]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=500-21 TC28:34]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk-Southern]


Norfolk Southern is being sued by DuPont.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The Wall Street Journal reports DuPont is suing Norfolk Southern seeking damages for "rail-service breakdowns" after the Conrail merger.
The suit says N-S has not provided timely, uninterrupted or reliable service.
DuPont says disruptions affected at least a dozen plants, forcing them to slow production and use more expensive means of transportation.
Norfolk Southern says it has been working with customers who have service-related complaints, but has not been able to resolve issues with DuPont.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


N-S may also have trouble from one of its unions... The Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen will file 170 liability claims against the railroad today.
The union's vice-president says the company violated the New York Doc agreement which says if two railroads merge, the new company is responsible for the welfare of former employees.
More than 200 signalmen have been furloughed in the past three months.
They union says N-S may claim the layoffs were not a result of the merger, but instead, a result of decreasing rail traffic.

[45-11Autumn-Lane]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:23:35]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Charges against a Roanoke contractor have been dismissed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Phillip Bane was accused of misdemeanor building code violations, after inspectors found deficiencies in a home he built on Autumn Lane.
The alleged problems included a cracked foundation, interior wall damage, and vinyl siding that wasn't properly attached to the house.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities were unable to locate a witness they had subpoenaed for the case... so yesterday afternoon a judge agreed to drop the charges.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Taking a moment now to check out the forecast..
Partly sunny and feeling a bit more seasonable...highs near 80.

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[8-11County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC37:19]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Roanoke county school board members are shopping around for more construction bids on the new south county high school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The county advertised 19 different contracts for the new school. There were no bids in five categories, and others were substantially higher than budget estimates.
Last night, the school board voted to re-advertise the project as a single contract, in an effort to interest more local builders.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The decision will cause a delay of about 30 days, but officials say the new high school should still be completed in time for the start of classes in the Fall of 2002.

[8-11Jacuzzi]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:01:07]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Some jobs are going down the drain in Salem...
Jacuzzi Whirlpool and Salem has announced layoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The company will stop production and layoff 60 employees in the next two months.
Jacuzzi Whirlpool and Bath says a cooling economy has forced the company to cut back on production.
The Salem site will now be a distribution center.
The company says it will work with the Virginia Employment Commission to help furloughed workers find new jobs.

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[8-11SOL's]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-18 43:48]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


The report cards are out from this spring's Standards of Learning tests.
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[SOT 10:29:40]
[IN Q=Students achieved]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: STUDENTS ACHIEVED A PASS RATE OF 70 PERCENT OR HIGHER IN 13 0F 27 TESTS.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=27 tests.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.]


So even though students aren't hitting the pass rate on more than half the tests, scores went up for every test but fifth grade English.
This year, state schools will try a new feature called "academic review."
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:38:06]
[IN Q=and for those]

((JO LYNNE DEMARY/STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: AND FOR THOSE SCHOOLS THAT ARE ACCREDITED WITH WARNING, WE WILL BE SENDING IN A TEAM OF EDUCATORS TO LOOK AT CERTAIN CRITERIA WITHIN THAT SCHOOL THAT WE KNOW IMPACTS TEACHING AND LEARNING.))
[SUPER=01-Jo Lynne DeMary/Super. of Public Instruction;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=teaching and learning.]
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[VO-NAT]


The highlights of the third year of testing were algebra scores.
The low lights were in social studies.
The scores don't start counting for school accreditation until 2006.
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[8-11Plaster]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The sheriff of Pittsylvania County has been diagnosed with cancer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


Harold Plaster has Lymphoma, a form of cancer.
He's in Intensive Care at the Danville Regional Medical Center. Doctors removed a lymph node a couple of days ago.


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[SOT 5:36:27]
[IN Q=We have heard]

((MAJOR GARY GOODSON/PITTSLYVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE FAMILY TODAY. THINGS SEEM TO BE LOOKING UP. THE DOCTORS GOT A LOT OF TESTS THEY WANT TO RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gary Goodson/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=want to run.]
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[VO-NAT]


Friends and co-workers are waiting to find how severe the cancer is and hoping for a full recovery.
Plaster has been the sheriff in Pittsylvania County since 1992.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Before we wrap up this morning-- partly sunny with highs around 80..

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