[7-11Franklin-Charges]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC1:39:23]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Investigators think a love triangle led to murder. A Franklin County man and a woman are charged with murdering a Pennsylvania woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

William Housman moved to Pennsylvania with Beth Markman after they met in the Roanoke area. Then he started working with 18-year-old Leslie White at a Pennsylvania Wal-mart. Investigators say Housman and Markman confessed yesterday they killed the teenager, put her body in her Jeep and dumped her on family land in Floyd County.
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[SOT 13:10:23]
[IN Q=They gave]

((EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: THEY GAVE STATEMENTS IN WHICH THEY ADMIT TO CAUSING HER HARM THAT EVENTUALLY CAUSED HER DEATH. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: FOR EXAMPLE, STUFFING A BAG IN HER MOUTH? EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: YES. THAT'S CORRECT.))
[SUPER=01-Ewell Hunt/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=that's correct]
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[VO-NAT]

The couple was arrested Wednesday night at a friend's home in Franklin County. State police found Leslie White tied up with a tent -- blood on her body, her clothing torn and her hair messed up. Sources say William Housman has a non-violent criminal history in another state.
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[7-11Norfolk-Southern]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:27:41]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]

Some 215 Norfolk southern workers will be losing their jobs.
The workers with the traveling teams who lay rail, install ties and pave crossings will be laid off by next Friday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Norfolk Southern says it's cutting costs because of a declining coal export market and high fuel prices.
Some union leaders don't agree.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'd say they]

((TOM MCCOY/BROTHERHOD OF MAINTENANCE OF WAY: I'D SAY THEY ARE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO THE CONRAIL MERGER. NUMBER ONE THEY PAID TOO MUCH FOR CONRAIL. NUMBER TWO, THEIR IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM IS A TOTAL DISASTER.))
[SUPER=01-Tom McCoy/Brotherhood of Maint. of Way]
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[OUT Q=total disaster.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many union leaders are also concerned that fewer workers may compromise railway safety.
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[IN Q= Some of the things]

((TOM MCCOY/BROTHERHOOD OF MAINTENANCE OF WAY: SOME OF THE THINGS THE RAILROAD COMPANY, A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE OF THIS THAT THEY HAUL IS VERY DISASTROUS, THEY CAN CAUSE MASSIVE DEATHS OR WHATEVER, IN SOME OF THE CHEMICAL THAT THEY HAUL.))
[OUT Q= that they haul.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company maintains that safety is essential to its business.
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[7-11NRB-Industries]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC57:37]
[GRAPHIC=Plant Closing]

A Radford textile plant is shutting down, that according to plant employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Workers say N-R-B Industries told them Wednesday it would shut down the Norwood Street plant by the year's end.
N-R-B makes acetate fabric used in graduation gowns.
Employees say they were told 125 of them would lose their jobs because of stiff overseas competition.
The other N-R-B Industries plant in Fairlawn will remain open.
The plant's general manager said he could not address the layoffs until after all shifts had been notified.
Other N-R-B managers did not return calls for comment.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a moment now to check the Friday forecast...
Sunny and warm today, with highs soaring to near 80.

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[45-Bedford-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-36 56:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Bedford County teachers say they need a raise. Last night they went before the school board to ask for a 15 percent raise in next year's school budget. Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Tucker/Bedford Co. Educ. Assoc. Pres.; :11]
[SUPER=01-Marianne Nester/Teacher; :36]
[SUPER=04-April 4; :46]
[SUPER=01-Dr. James Blevins/Bedford Co. Superintendent; :56]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:10]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=kw news7.]

((They hoped their numbers would speak louder then their words at Bedford County's school board meeting. More then 100 teachers came to show the board they need a raise and need it this year.

[SOT 5:32:40]
[INQ=]

((JESSE TUCKER/PRES. BEDFORD CO. EDUC. ASSOC.: WE'RE SO FAR BEHIND THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE A BIG STEP LIKE THIS SO WE CAN COMPETE WITH SURROUNDING COUNTIES.))
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[RUNS8]
The starting salary for a teacher in Bedford County is 26-thousand dollars - that's at least 5-thousand dollars less a year than a first year teacher makes in Roanoke County. As a result Bedford County has lost 50 percent of its teaching staff over the last 3 years.

[SOT 5:38:23]
[INQ=]

((MARIANNE NESTER/TEACHER STEWARTSVILLE ELEMENTARY: 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS IS A LOT OF MONEY TEACHERS ARE BECOMING SHORT AND SOME OF US ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IF WE DON'T GET THE RESPECT HERE.))
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[RUNS10]
Calling for a raise isn't anything new to these teachers. In April they asked the school board to include a raise in the 2000-2001 budget but were denied.

[SOT 5:29:56]
[INQ=]

((DR. JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD CO. SUPERINTENDENT: WE WERE OPENING 2 NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AT THE COST OF ABOUT 5 MILLION DOLLARS SO WE WERE HAVING TO PUT SOME THINGS IN PRIORITY.))
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[RUNS10]
Blevins says with fewer projects in the works for next year, he's hopeful the teachers will see a raise.
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[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: THE SCHOOL BOARD HOPES TO HAVE A DRAFT OF THE 2001-2002 BUDGET FINISHED BY MARCH 15-TH. IN THE MEANTIME THE TEACHERS PLAN TO TAKE THEIR CONCERNS TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND START A TELEPHONE CAMPAIGN TO GET THE SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY.))
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[RUNS=]))




[45-Tech-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They celebrated the opening of a corporate Research Center near Dixie Caverns yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The center is owned by Roanoke County which has yet to sign the first tenant.
County officials have pitched the site to 2-thousand prospects.
While the county hopes to attract high- tech businesses and corporate research headquarters, it could also accommodate some light industry.
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[SOT 13:13:45]
[IN Q=Certainly we'd like]

((CERTAINLY WE'D LIKE TO HAVE COMPANIES THAT WOULD BE... AND IT COULD BE TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES. NOT THAT WE'D HAVE A CAR DEALER, COMPANIES MANUFACTURING CARS, BUT CERTAINLY COMPANIES MANUFACTURING PARTS FOR AUTOMOBILES, FOR AIRPLANES, MAYBE EVEN TRAINS, AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-David Porter/Roanoke Co. Econ. Dev.]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=trains, as well.]
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[VO-NAT]


Local and state government and business leaders attended yesterday's "opening ceremony."
The county expects the center may take 10 to 15 years to fully develop.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Shifting gears now to weather--
A gorgeous forecast from now through the weekend, with plenty of sunshine and warm highs today near 80.
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[8-11Franklin-Charges]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC1:39:23]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Authorities believe a Pennsylvania woman was killed because of her involvement with a Franklin county man, who was in a relationship with ANOTHER woman.
The man and the other woman he was involved with are both charged in connection with the murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

William Housman moved to Pennsylvania with Beth Markman after they met in the Roanoke area. Then he started working with 18-year-old Leslie White at a Pennsylvania Wal-mart. Investigators say Housman and Markman confessed yesterday they killed the teenager, put her body in her Jeep and dumped her on family land in Floyd County.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:10:23]
[IN Q=They gave]

((EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: THEY GAVE STATEMENTS IN WHICH THEY ADMIT TO CAUSING HER HARM THAT EVENTUALLY CAUSED HER DEATH. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: FOR EXAMPLE, STUFFING A BAG IN HER MOUTH? EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: YES. THAT'S CORRECT.))
[SUPER=01-Ewell Hunt/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=that's correct]
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[VO-NAT]

The couple was arrested Wednesday night at a friend's home in Franklin County. State police found Leslie White tied up with a tent -- blood on her body, her clothing torn and her hair messed up. Sources say William Housman has a non-violent criminal history in another state.
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[8-11Norfolk-Southern]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:27:41]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]


The bad employment news isn't over for Norfolk Southern--
Another 215 workers are scheduled for furlough within a week.
They're with traveling teams who lay rail, install ties and pave crossings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Norfolk Southern says it's cutting costs because of a declining coal export market and high fuel prices.
Some union leaders don't agree.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'd say they]

((TOM MCCOY/BROTHERHOD OF MAINTENANCE OF WAY: I'D SAY THEY ARE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO THE CONRAIL MERGER. NUMBER ONE THEY PAID TOO MUCH FOR CONRAIL. NUMBER TWO, THEIR IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM IS A TOTAL DISASTER.))
[SUPER=01-Tom McCoy/Brotherhood of Maint. of Way]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=total disaster.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many union leaders are also concerned that fewer workers may compromise railway safety.
(/////SOT//////)
[IN Q= Some of the things]

((TOM MCCOY/BROTHERHOOD OF MAINTENANCE OF WAY: SOME OF THE THINGS THE RAILROAD COMPANY, A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE OF THIS THAT THEY HAUL IS VERY DISASTROUS, THEY CAN CAUSE MASSIVE DEATHS OR WHATEVER, IN SOME OF THE CHEMICAL THAT THEY HAUL.))
[OUT Q= that they haul.]
[RUNS=11]
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[VO-NAT]


The company maintains that safety is essential to its business.
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[8-11NRB-Industries]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC57:37]
[GRAPHIC=Plant Closing]


Employees at a Radford textile plant will soon be looking for new jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Workers say N-R-B Industries told them Wednesday it would shut down the Norwood Street plant by the year's end.
N-R-B makes acetate fabric used in graduation gowns.
Employees say they were told 125 of them would lose their jobs because of stiff overseas competition.
The other N-R-B Industries plant in Fairlawn will remain open.
The plant's general manager said he could not address the layoffs until after all shifts had been notified.
Other N-R-B managers did not return calls for comment.
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[8WEATHER]


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


Let's take one more look at your forecast..
Sunny and warm weather today through the weekend...with highs in the upper 70s.

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