[7-11Washington-Park]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-34 32:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Plans to build athletic facilites at Washington Park are moving forward, according to the Catholic Diocese.
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[VO-NAT park video 00-20 57:13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday morning, Bishop Walter Sullivan held service in Washington Park and told the crowd that he wants to be a good neighbor to the residents of Gainsboro.
The Catholic Diocese has offered to donate 3 hundred thousand dollars to the city to build two soccer fields, a baseball field, and additional parking with one condition, Roanoke Catholic can use it at scheduled times.
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[SOT 19:30:38]
[IN Q=The school]

((BISHOP WALTER SULLIVAN/CATHOLIC DIOCESE: THE SCHOOL HAS BEEN USING THE PARK FOR YEARS THAT'S NOTHING NEW AND THE PARKS OF THE CITY ARE OPEN TO EVERYBODY AND WE DON'T WANT TO PUSH ANYBODY OFF, WE DON'T WANT A CONTRACT THIS IS A FREE WILL OFFERING TO IMPROVE THE PARK.))
[SUPER=01-Bishop Walter F. Sullivan/Catholic Diocese]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=improve the park.]
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[VO-NAT]


However some residents in the area think otherwise. They say additional athletic facilities would be great, but allowing Roanoke Catholic to use it when it's convenient for them is not okay.
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[SOT 19:38:04]
[INQ=we think]

((JOSEPH CRUTCHFIELD/NORTHWEST RESIDENT: WE THINK THE BISHOP SHOULD DONATE THE MONEY IN GOOD FAITH SAYING THEY WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE PARK LIKE THEY DO RIGHT NOW ESPECIALLY THE ATHLETIC FIELD WITHOUT ANY STRINGS ATTACHED.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Crutchfield/Northwest Resident]
[RUNS=9]
[OUTQ=any strings attached.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 15]


Right now, the proposal for the athletic facilities is still in the planning phase. The city has been holding neighborhood meetings to get feedback from the community on the idea.
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[7-11VA-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-30 1:41:06]
[GRAPHIC=VA Tech washout]

If another washout happens, Virginia Tech says it is ready.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 27]


When the Hokies were scheduled to play Georgia Tech-- rain and lightning left thousands of fans seeking cover.
School officials say an emergency plan was in place but Tech's P-A system wasn't completely hooked up because crews had been installing the stadium's new video system.
Since then-- Virginia Tech and local authorities have developed an improved evacuation system and posted it on the school's web site.
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[SOT 16:07]
[IN Q=In our ]

((JIM WEAVER/VA TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: IN OUR EVACUATION PLAN WE HAVE TO GET OUR PEOPLE WHO ARE PARKED NEAR THE STADIUM TO THEIR CARS TO TAKE SHELTER SO THAT WE CAN GET THE NEXT BATCH OF PEOPLE INTO THE RECTOR FIELD HOUSE AND CASSELL COLISEUM AND THEN THE NEXT GROUP OF PEOPLE OUT OF THE STANDS CAN TAKE SHELTER UNDER THE EAST AND WEST STANDS RESPECTIVELY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Virginia Tech Athletic Director;]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=stands respectively.]
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[VO-NAT]


Weaver says ushers will also be equipped with bull horns to help with crowd control.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Considerable cloudiness today with highs in the mid 70s...
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[45-11Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-39 11:45]
[GRAPHIC=Jesse Jackson]


Reverand Jesse Jackson brought an endorsement and a message to Roanoke over the weekend.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Despite arriving]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jesse Jackson; :19]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:25]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]


((Despite arriving an hour and a half late the Reverend Jesse Jackson was greeted by an excited crowd.

[SOT 1;:10:30 #1]
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((INTRODUCTION))
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[GO TO SHOTS OF CROWD YELLING]

[SOT 1:16:19 #1]
[INQ=]

((JESSE JACKSON: HERE YOU STAND REPRESENTING THE BEST OF THE AMERICAN DREAM HERE WE STAND TOGETHER BLACK AND WHITE, MEN AND WOMEN WE'RE ALL GROWING TOGETHER.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]


Jackson emphasized the importance that everyone has a right to vote and if you don't take advantage of it then you're missing out on the American Dream.

[SOT 1:30:57 #2]
[INQ=]

((JESSE JACKSON: FOR STUDENTS, PUBLIC EDUCATION, SOCIAL SECURITY ALL HAVE REASONS TO VOTE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]


Some walked around with clipboards to register anyone 18 year or older to vote. Jackson says voting Democratic is the right thing to do because they represent what the American people need.

[SOT 1:30:20 #2]
[INQ=]

((JESSE JACKSON: 1500 AMERICANS DIE A DAY FROM CANCER SO WE MUST USE SOME OF THE SURPLUS BUDGET TO INVEST THE AMERICAS WHO HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT AND NOT JUST A BREAK FOR A FEW AND CHUCK ROBB REPRESENTS INCLUSION FOR GROWTH.))
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[RUNS= 18]


[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DID RESPOND TO EVENT BY SAYING THEY HAVE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO VOTE AND IN FACT RESEARCH SHOWS THAT AS VOTER REGISTRATION GOES UP MORE PEOPLE VOTE AS A REPUBLICAN.))
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[RUNS= 10]))





[45-11Apple-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-31 43:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The annual Apple Festival at Johnson's Orchards attracted thousands of people to Bedford over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The yearly event is sponsored by the Bedford Moose Lodge and Women of the Moose.
This year-- there were a number of vendors selling a wide variety of arts and crafts.
There was also a lawn mower race and skydiving... as well as plenty of food and music.
But organizers hope to have even more vendors next year.
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[SOT 00:06:54]
[IN Q=Of course]

((DANNY JOHNSON/JOHNSON'S ORCHARDS: OF COURSE, WE'RE GOT PLENTY OF SPACE OUT HERE, WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE VENDORS AND ARTS AND CRAFTS PEOPLE AND THEY CAN CALL US BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S WORKING INTO A BIG FESTIVAL FOR THE MOOSE AND WOMEN OF THE MOOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Danny Johnson/Johnson's Orchards;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=women of the moose.]
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[VO-NAT]


All festival proceeds go to benefit local charities.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Let's turn to the Monday forecast now...
Clouds will be rolling in today...look for highs to warm up into the mid 70s..
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[8-11Washington-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-34 32:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Plans to build athletic facilities at Washington Park are up and running.
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[VO-NAT park video 00-20 57:13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday morning, Bishop Walter Sullivan held service in Washington Park and told the crowd that he wants to be a good neighbor to the residents of Gainsboro.
The Catholic Diocese has offered to donate 3 hundred thousand dollars to the city to build two soccer fields, a baseball field, and additional parking with one condition, Roanoke Catholic can use it at scheduled times.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:30:38]
[IN Q=The school]

((BISHOP WALTER SULLIVAN/CATHOLIC DIOCESE: THE SCHOOL HAS BEEN USING THE PARK FOR YEARS THAT'S NOTHING NEW AND THE PARKS OF THE CITY ARE OPEN TO EVERYBODY AND WE DON'T WANT TO PUSH ANYBODY OFF, WE DON'T WANT A CONTRACT THIS IS A FREE WILL OFFERING TO IMPROVE THE PARK.))
[SUPER=01-Bishop Walter F. Sullivan/Catholic Diocese]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=improve the park.]
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[VO-NAT]


However some residents in the area think otherwise. They say additional athletic facilities would be great, but allowing Roanoke Catholic to use it when it's convenient for them is not okay.
(------------)
[SOT 19:38:04]
[INQ=we think]

((JOSEPH CRUTCHFIELD/NORTHWEST RESIDENT: WE THINK THE BISHOP SHOULD DONATE THE MONEY IN GOOD FAITH SAYING THEY WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE PARK LIKE THEY DO RIGHT NOW ESPECIALLY THE ATHLETIC FIELD WITHOUT ANY STRINGS ATTACHED.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Crutchfield/Northwest Resident]
[RUNS=9]
[OUTQ=any strings attached.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 15]


Right now, the proposal for the athletic facilities is still in the planning phase. The city has been holding neighborhood meetings to get feedback from the community on the idea.
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[8-11Fitzpatrick]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-33 44:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Retired judge Beverly Fitzpatrick, Senior is being honored for his contributions to the community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1996;]


Fitzpatrick passed away early Saturday morning at the age of 80.
Family members say Fitzpatrick was more comfortable and at ease in Roanoke than in any other place.
And--- he gave back to the city he loved.


Fitzpatrick was one of the first judicial leaders in Virginia to recognize alcoholism as a disease.
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[SOT 03:15:17]
[IN Q=He obviously ]

((BEV FITZPATRICK, JR./SON: HE OBVIOUSLY SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH THE FOLKS WHO CAME THROUGH HIS COURT. ALL OF US COULD NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW YOU COULD COMMIT YOURSELF TO ALCOHOLICS WHEN YOU NEVER HAD HAD A DRINK IN YOUR LIFE BUT HE WAS REALLY COMMITTED TO THOSE FOLKS AND REALLY UNDERSTOOD THAT IT'S NOT A SOCIAL PROBLEM BUT A SICKNESS AND THAT THEY NEEDED TO BE TREATED WITH A DIFFERENT KIND OF DIGNITY AND THAT WAS REALLY HIS LIFE'S WORK.))
[SUPER=07-Bev Fitzpatrick, Jr.;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=life's work.]
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[anchor=]
[ss=None]


Fitzpatrick had another passion, as well.
When he retired in 1980-- he led the efforts to save the Old Jefferson High school by turning it into the Jefferson Center.

[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Before we wrap up this morning...here's another check on today's weather...
Considerable cloudiness with highs in the mid 70s...
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