[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke County School board will take more construction bids for the new South County High School.
We'll have a progress report.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a jacuzzi manufacturer in Salem announces dozens of layoffs.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your Friday with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[11County-Schools]


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


After taking construction bids for the new south county high school, the Roanoke County School Board has decided to try 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]
[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.

[11Jacuzzi]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:01:07]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Jacuzzi Whirlpool and Bath in 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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[11Elderly-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:23:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An 80-year old Martinsville man could face time in prison for neglecting his ailing wife. Paul Stolbun said he was just obeying his wife's wishes.
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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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[11Danville-Can]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[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;]
[RUNS=:08]
[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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[6-Senate-Education]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC1:32:39]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Polls show education is a main concern of voters this fall.
In this first edition of a weekly series comparing George Allen and Chuck Robb on the issues......
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[VO-NAT]

[ROLL CAMPAIGN OPEN]
Ellen Qualls takes a look at the education platforms and the records in the Senate race.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They've both]
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; :18 ]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; :27 ]
[SUPER=240-Ellen/Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; 2:24]
[RUNS=2:48]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]

(( They've both fought to teach the youngest students how to read.
They've both fought to keep a college education affordable.
As former governors, they'd both like to think education will be their lasting legacy in Virginia.
But their are clear differences.
[sot TAPE ONE 14:24:31]

((ROBB: IF WE TRULY VALUE OUR TEACHERS... REACH FOR THE STARS.)) [runs:10]

[sot TAPE ONE 14:39:10 TAPE ONE ]

((ALLEN: THE MAIN THING...INTO THE CLASSROOM.)) [runs:07 ]
Democrat Chuck Robb supports legislation to hire 100-thousand new teachers, build or modernize six-thousand new schools, and expand Head Start for at-risk pre-schoolers.
He staunchly opposes vouchers to pay for private school tuition.
Republican George Allen would up the ante, funding 160-thousand new teachers nationwide.
But he wouldn't pay for school construction -- instead making tax-exempt bonds available for public-private partnerships to build them locally.
He's criticized Head Start in the past for teaching "alternative lifestyles", and now supports refocusing it on teaching numbers, the alphabet, and phonics.
He has supported vouchers for private schools.
Allen's silver bullet may be his thousand dollar per child tax credit proposal -- to be used for computers, software, tutors, or reference books only.
It polls better with Democrats even than his fellow Republicans.
[sot 14:13:43]

((ALLEN: IT EMPOWERS PARENT LIKE THE MEADOWS TO MAKE DECISIONS... THEY'RE THE ONES I THINK WE OUGHT TO TRUST.)) [runs:09 ]
The Robb campaign points out you have spend a thousand or the maximum of two thousand per family to get it back at tax time -- not something every low income family can afford out front.
Robb's silver bullet is 56-thousand teachers strong: the Virginia Education Association endorsed him for his record and commitment early and with gusto.
[sot ]

((I'M A VIRGINIA TEACHER.... I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE FACTS.)) [runs:05 ]
This new Chuck Robb ad, spotlighting the VEA's criticisms of Allen's record hit TVs the week kids went back to school.
STANDUP
The bottom line: George Allen's got a really mixed record on supporting education.
His 1995 budget as Governor had a net decrease in school funding of 74 million dollars -- but his final budget had a record two billion dollars in new school spending.
He was the only governor in America to refuse eight million dollars in Goals 2000 money for philosophical reasons.


His Standards of Learning and corollary SOL tests have been popular in theory, but have been a bumpy ride in reality.
Chuck Robb may find education a potent issue -- but George Allen may be perceived as kindest on parents' pocketbooks.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
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[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Speaking of pocketbooks, tune in to NEWS 7 at SIX next Thursday, September14-th, for Robb and Allen compared on their fiscal and taxing policies.
It's the Senate race, by the issues.


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, how will the breast cancer treatment you choose affect you emotionally? and a peppermint can help pep up your work outs.
Doctor Dave Hnida has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM BREAST CANCER IS A DEVASTATING DIAGNOSIS- WHICH IS OFTEN FOLLOWED BY THE DIFFICULT DECISION ABOUT TREATMENT" JUST HAVE THE LUMP REMOVED... OR HAVE A COMPLETE MASTECTOMY.

VT=VO

WELL FROM A PSYCHOLOGICAL STANDPOINT- AND EVEN PHSYCIALLY- BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS ENJOY A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE NO MATTER WHICH TREATMENT THEY CHOOSE. THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE STUDIED 2 THOUSAND WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER AND NO DIFFERENCE IN EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING BETWEEN WOMEN WHO HAD A LUMPECTOMY OR A MASTECTOMY. FURTHERMORE- EVEN WHEN WOMEN HAD A COMPLETE REMOVAL OF THE BREAST- THOSE THAT CHOSE NOT TO HAVE BREAST RECONSTRUCTION DID JUST AS WELL AS WOMEN WHO DID UNDERGO THE PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURE.

VT=VO

GOT A SORE ACHY ARTHRITIC JOINT? WELL THINK BACK TO YOUR YOUNGER DAYS AND TRY TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU HURT THAT JOINT. A 40 YEAR STUDY IN THE ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SHOWS THOSE INJURIES OF YOUTH MEAN BAD JOINTS OF MIDDLE AND OLDER AGE. AND ALTHOUGH YOU CANT GO BACK AND UNDO THAT OLD FOOTBALL OR SKI INJURY- IF YOU HAVE A CHILD WHO GETS HURT- MAKE SURE THE INJURY IS PROPERLY TREATED AND REHABILITATED YOUR KIDS WILL THANK YOU DECADES FROM NOW.
ON CAM AND FINALLY- LOOKING FOR A ZIP IN YOUR WORKOUT- IVE GOT AN ANSWER AND ITS NOT ILLEGAL- ITS CALLED PEPPERMINT. RESEARCHERS FROM THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK FOUND WHEN ATHLETES SMELLED PEPPERMINT- THEIR ENDURANCE , STRENGTH AND AND SPEED JUMPED. NOW YOU MIGHT LOOK STUPID RUNNING AROUND A TRACK SNIFFING A CANDY CANE- BUT DON'T FORGET-0 THERE IS SUCH A THING AS PEPPERMINT GUM.THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM 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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Controversy is flowing around a proposed new gas pipeline that would run from Montgomery County to Roanoke City. Residents who would be affected say there has to be an alternative.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


It was a close call for 166 passengers on board a United Airlines flight taking off from Los Angeles.
The plane came within a few hundred feet of colliding with an Air Force fighter jet.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it was a big night for "The Real Slim Shady"... rap star Eminem took top honors at last night's M-TV Video Music Awards.
We'll have a wrap- up of all the night's big winners.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, September 8th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Gas-Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The proposal of a new gas pipeline that would run from Montgomery County to Roanoke City is causing a lot of controversy. Residents who would be affected say there has to be an alternative. Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it comes down]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Brent Riley/Concerned Resident;:16]
[SUPER=01-Mike Edwards/Virginia Gas President;:46]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;1:09]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:35]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=kw news7]
(([SOT 2:11:25]
[INQ=]

((BRENT RILEY: IT COMES DOWN RIGHT BY THIS POWER LINE HERE.))
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Brent Riley has owned this land in Roanoke County for 30 years. He's afraid he may see a 50 foot treeless swath cut through his 100 acres.

[SOT 2:13:23]
[INQ=]

((BRENT RILEY/RESIDENT: I JUST ACQUIRED THE LAND HERE BELOW TO PROTECT THIS AREA SO SPENDING 40 DOLLARS A DAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE TO HAVE PROTECTION FROM THIS AND THAT'S A PAINFUL THING TO HAVE TO DO.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


And he's not the only one who could be affected by the new pipeline. 165 families in Montgomery County and 215 in Roanoke County could also see a change in their landscape. Virginia Gas says expansion has to happen.

[SOT 2:34:05]
[INQ=]

((MIKE EDWARDS/PRES. VIRGINIA GAS: THE CURRENT FACILITIES ARE AT OR NEAR CAPACITY ROANOKE GAS COMPANY ESTIMATES IT WILL NEED MORE CAPACITY BY 2002.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


Some say instead of making a new pipeline why not expand next to the existing line.

[SOT 2:34:54]
[INQ=]

((MIKE EDWARDS: THE ROUTE THAT WE'RE TAKING HAS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS IMPACT THAN FOLLOWING THE EXISTING EAST TENNESSEE EASEMENT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


During a meeting with concerned residents Edwards acknowledged making a new line instead of following the existing one would impact 100 fewer landowners, avoid four nature preserves, affect 26 fewer creek crossings.
But since East Tennessee Natural Gas Company refused to allow Virginia Gas to build along its existing line it's left the company with one less option.
[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: RESIDENTS ARE ALSO UPSET BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY DIDN'T RECEIVE NOTIFICATION THAT VIRGINIA GAS WAS PROPOSING A PIPELINE. THE COMPANY SAYS THEY DID WHAT WAS REQUIRED UNDER THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7.))
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[RUNS=]))




[Plane-Incident]


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


It was too close for comfort aboard a United Airlines plane that nearly collided with an Air Force fighter jet.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


None of the 166 passengers on board was hurt in yesterday's incident.
United Flight 174 had just left Los Angeles when its radar detected an approaching aircraft.
An airline spokeswoman says the plane was flying at nearly 11- thousand- feet at the time.
The crew kept the plane at that altitude until the Air Force jet passed overhead.
The F-A-A says preliminary reports show the United plane and the stealth fighter came within 500 - vertical feet of each other.
Meanwhile, the Air Force says its jet was flying according to F-A-A rules.
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[Bus-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bus Crash]


A bus carrying British tourists crashed in Nevada, injuring everyone on board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]


The state highway patrol says the bus traveled across both lanes of traffic, went off the left side of the road, and then over- corrected.
Officials say the bus overturned and slid for nearly 200- feet on its side.
10 people were critically injured and taken to the hospital.
The bus was traveling from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes, California when the accident happened.
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[11Norfolk-Southern]


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


DuPont has filed suit against Norfolk Southern.
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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.

[11SOL's]


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


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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[MTV-Awards]


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


It was a winning night for pop, rap, and soul....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The annual M-TV Video Awards took center stage last night at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
Controversial rapper Eminem walked away with top honors, including video of the year and best Male Video.
Soul artist (AHL-yah) Aaliyah won Best Female Video.
Best New Artist was Macy Gray.
Teen idol group N'Sync picked up three trophies, including Best Pop Video.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:11:42]
[IN Q=Especially to all]

((N'SYNC/BEST POP VIDEO WINNER: ESPECIALLY TO ALL THE FANS AND M.T.V. THANKS GUYS VERY, VERY MUCH. LOOK MOM, WE GOT A MOON MAN!.))
[SUPER=01-N'Sync/Best Pop Video Winner;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=got a moon man.]
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[VO-NAT]


Among the evening's highlights were high- energy performances by Janet Jackson and Britney Spears.
No trophy for him, but "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch made an appearance.
And the night also held a few surprises-- comedian Jim Carrey SINGING and an un- expected appearance by Whitney Houston.
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[11Plaster]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=mmorn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Pittsylvania County Sheriff is fighting cancer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


Harold Plaster has been diagnosed with 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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[11Training-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC24:23]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A two-million-dollar training center for firefighters is now open.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Roanoke city, Roanoke County, Salem and Vinton all pitched in to pay for the center -- which will feature classrooms, a library and a gym.
[SUPER=03-Vinton/May 1]

Firefighters say the center improves efficiency and saves money because now, they won't repeat classes for each department.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:08:02]
[IN Q=I think]

(( RICHARD BURCH, JR/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CHIEF: I THINK IT WILL HELP CITIZENS BECAUSE AS WE TRAIN TOGETHER HERE AND WORK TOGETHER HERE IT WILL IMPROVE THE WAY WE WORK TOGETHER WHEN WE'RE OUT IN THE STREET, WHEN WE'RE GOING TO AN EMERGENCY. OFTEN TIME THAT HAPPENS MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY WHEN WE WILL BE ON A JOINT EMERGENCY.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=joint emergency]
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[VO-NAT]

Local mayors say this could lead to more regional cooperation on public service projects.
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[Atlantis]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Space Shuttle]


Members of the space shuttle Atlantis crew are on their way to launch pad for this morning's scheduled lift-off at 8-45.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center;]


NASA says cloudy weather is the only thing that might keep Atlantis on the ground.
But forecasters are optimistic-- they say there's a 60- percent chance conditions will be acceptable for launch.
The mission for the seven- member crew is to deliver food, toiletries, exercise equipment, and office supplies to the International Space Station.
It's an effort to make the space station more liveable for the first crew, which will arrive in November.
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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:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After taking construction bids for the new south county high school, The Roanoke County School Board voted last night to re-advertise the project as a single contract, in an effort to interest more local builders.
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.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Jacuzzi Whirlpool and Bath in Salem announced it will stop production and layoff 60 employees in the next two months. The company says a cooling economy has forced it to cut back on production.
The Salem site will now be a distribution center.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A two-million-dollar training center has opened for firefighters. Roanoke city, Roanoke County, Salem and Vinton all helped pay for the center which will feature classrooms, a library and a gym. Local mayors say this could lead to more regional cooperation on public service projects.


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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Jean Jadhon with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bullet proof]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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