[7-Fire-Plan]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-34]
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The Roanoke County Supervisors have voted to hire 20 additional paid fire and rescue personnel.
But some county residents still have questions and concerns about the plan.
Joe Dashiell has more on the vote... and the controversial decisions that are still ahead.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=County residents and representatives]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Altizer/Mt. Pleasant Resident; :17]
[SUPER=01-Joe Coyle/Cave Spring Rescue Chief; :40]
[SUPER=@Joe1; :53]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]


((County residents and representatives of the fire and rescue squads packed the public hearing.
While there was widespread support for hiring additional paid staff.... there was also concern that outlying areas such as Bent Mountain, Catawba, and Mount Pleasant will be left with inadequate coverage.
[SOT 02:07:22]
[IN Q=I think as far as Mt. Pleasant]

((MICHAEL ALTIZER: I THINK AS FAR AS MOUNT PLEASANT GOES IT'S BEEN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOD CHAIN TOO LONG. AND WE ARE BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF AND OUR ONLY FULL-TIMER IS BEING TAKEN AWAY AND I THINK THAT IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=totally unacceptable.]


County officials say no decisions have been made on where the additional staff members will serve.
A task force that includes representation from all of the fire and rescue companies will make that decision once the new employees have been trained.
[SOT 02:27:27]
[IN Q=What we have]

((JOE COYLE: WHAT WE HAVE IS A PROMISE TO WORK TOGETHER. WHAT WE WANT THE BOARD TO DO IS GIVE US THOSE TWENTY POSITIONS SO THAT WE CAN DEVELOP A PLAN AND ALL OF THE INTERESTS OF THE COUNTY CAN BE SERVED.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=interests of the county can be served.]


Another issue that must still be decided is fee for service... whether to charge county residents for ambulance calls.
The supervisors say they have a large enough budget surplus to pay for the new positions, so they've delayed a decision on that issue for several months.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

[7-Tech-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=500-12 35:27]
[GRAPHIC=Tech-UVA Football]

Virginia Tech fans are getting excited about another possible run at the national championship, so it's not suprising some students were camping out for tickets to the Tech-UVA game in November.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Dozens spent Monday night outside of Cassell Coliseum-
And hundreds were there yesterday morning when the doors opened, hoping to get tickets to the last home game of the regular season.
Rob Lemieux (Le-MEEW) was the first in line. The sophomore paid more than 500-dollars for 16 tickets.
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[SOT 29:42 - :55]
[IN Q=We've been out here]

((ROB LEMIEUX/TECH SOPHOMORE: WE'VE BEEN OUT HERE SINCE 11:30 AM SATURDAY AND WE WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE OUT HERE, SO PEOPLE WERE COMING LOOKING AT US LIKE WE WERE A BUNCH OF IDIOTS. BUT WE'RE FIRST IN LINE NOW, SO I GUESS THAT WORKS.))
[SUPER=01-Rob Lemieux/Tech Sophomore;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=I guess that works.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Tech men's basketball coach Ricky Stokes passed out donuts and tried to convert some of the football fanatics to basketball.
Tech sold out ALL 12-thousand student tickets available for the game yesterday morning.
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Shifting our focus now to weather--
Mostly cloudy today, with partial clearing by later this afternoon.
Look for highs near 70.


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[45-Fifth-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-36]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]

[**ANCHOR TAG **] It's a three way race for Congress in Southside Virginia And Incumbent Congressman Virgil Goode, Democrat John Boyd and independent Joseph Spence all have different opinions on how to improve the a sagging economy there. The candidates squared off in a debate in Danville last night. Meredyth Censullo has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Before a .. ]
[SUPER=203-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=201-John Boyd/(D) 5th District Candidate; :29]
[SUPER=201-Virgil Goode/(I) 5th District Candidate; :53]
[SUPER=201-Joseph Spence/(I) 5th District Candidate; 1:16]
[SUPER=241-Meredyth/Censullo/mcensullo*wdbj7.com; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=N7, Danville.]

((Before a visibly divided crowd of supporters, the candidates for the 5th district argued over what has been done - and what needs to be done - to improve the economy in Southside. Mecklenburg farmer John Boyd, who has earned name recognition from his fight on behalf of the nation's black farmers, argued incumbent Congressman Goode has done little to improve the unemployment rate in Danville and surrounding areas - despite a booming national economy.

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[SOT @ 16:49:19 - 16:49:31]
[IN Q=John Boyd has a ]

((JOHN BOYD/(D) CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: JOHN BOYD HAS A PLAN OF ACTION TO PUT PEOPLE BACK TO WORK IN THE FIFTH DISTRICT OF VA, BY OFFERING NOT CO-SPONSORING -LEGISLATION THAT HASN'T PASSED YET .. BUT WILL SPONSOR LEGISLATION THAT GONNA GO SOMEWHERE ON CAPITOL HILL.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=capitol hill...]


Goode - who earlier this year left the Democratic party and is running as an independent - says he's a cosponsor of an act waiting to pass the Senate which would boost local economies.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=That Community]

((VIRGIL GOODE/FIFTH DIST. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: THAT COMMUNITY RENEWAL ACT THAT WOULD HELP MUCH OF SOUTHSIDE VA BY CREATING EMPOWERMENT ZONES AND PROVIDING TAX CUTS TO EMPLOYEES.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=employees.]


Independent Candidate Joseph Spence says the way to boost the local economy is to reduce taxes on businesses in the private sector ..

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Why spend]

((JOSEPH SPENCE/FIFTH DIST. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: WHY SEND MONEY TO WASHINGTON WHEN WE CAN KEEP IT HERE AND IN THE DISTRICT IN VIRGINIA AND CREATE A LOT OF BUSINESSES AND JOBS?))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=jobs?]


All of the candidates agreed improving education in Southside could go long way in strengthening the economy .. Spence says children need to learn the basics before they enter the start using computers in schools. Boyd on the other hand supports computers in the classroom, saying it's the only way to compete with schools nationwide. Goode says federally mandated programs to fund education need to be improved. Meredyth Censullo, News 7 Danville. ))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]

Boyd and Goode are scheduled to debate twice more before the November 7th election.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Taking time out from the news to check the mid- week forecast...
More clouds than sun for the first part of the day...highs warming to near 70.


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[8-Amherst-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:46:44]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


An Amherst teenager will spend time behind bars after pleading guilty to fatally shooting his mother and wounding his father.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./File Tape]


15-year old Daniel Maddox pled guilty to murder, malicious wounding and firearms charges in the June 28th attack.

Maddox killed his mother in their home on Route 60 near Amherst, then ambushed his father an hour later.
John Maddox suffered gunshot wounds to the hand and shoulder.
Police did not determine a motive for the shootings, though the boy underwent a psychiatric evaluation before pleading guilty.
He'll be sentenced in January.
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[8-Robb]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC07:40]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


George Allen and Chuck Robb have been hitting the abortion issue hard in their campaigns for U-S Senate.
Allen says abortion should be outlawed when a fetus's beating heart is detected.
But according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the medically recognized point at which a heart is beating is 22 days into pregnancy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond/Sunday;]


The opinion was sought by Chuck Robb's campaign.
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[SOT 03:10:23]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/U-S SENATE CANDIDATE: I DON'T THINK IT'S REASONABLE OR MODERATE TO OVERTURN THE SUPREME COURT THAT BASICALLY PROTECTS WOMEN WITH THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. I DON'T THINK IT'S REASONABLE OR MODERATE TO INVADE THE FIRST TRIMESTER IN TERMS OF OVERTURNING IT.))
[SOT 15:19:22]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: TO JUST SAY GOSH YOU SHOULD STOP IT AT SEVEN WEEKS AND SIX DAYS, OR TEN DAYS AND FIVE AND HALF HOURS IS NOT THE POINT. TO ME THE POINT IN MY MIND AND MY HEART IS WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT?
NOW WHEN YOU GET INTO DRAFTING THE LAWS, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GET TO AN ACTUAL DATE OR A CUT-OFF DATE.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; ]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; :15 ]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=cut-off date.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Allen says states should set abortion policy.
But Robb says the issue is much-debated in Washington, and the Senate confirms Supreme Court justices.

[8-Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC17:23]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


Meanwhile, George Allen is including 12 "real people" in his statewide campaign tour.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Henrico Co.]


It was day two of the Allen campaign's "Real People in the Real World Tour 2000."
Each supporter says Allen's heard their concerns... and Senator Chuck Robb has NOT.
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[SOT 15:09:04]
[IN Q=And I know]

((JAMES MEADOWS/"REAL PEOPLE IN THE REAL WORLD TOUR": AND I KNOW HE HAS A JOB. BUT YOU STILL NEED TO COME AND TALK TO ME. I MEAN WE'RE THE VOTERS, AND I'M THE PEOPLE. SO THAT'S WHAT I WOULD LIKE. AND HE HAS NOT DONE THAT TO ME NOW. I MEAN, GOVERNOR ALLEN HAS PRETTY MUCH SMOKED HIM ON THAT ISSUE.))
[SUPER=201-James Meadows/"Real People Tour"]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=on that issue.]
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[VO-NAT]


The campaign tactic borrows the name and logo of an M-T-V show about young people.
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[SOT 15:11:06]
[IN Q=Yes I'm aware]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: YES, I'M AWARE OF THE SHOW. AND WITHOUT MAKING ANY FURTHER COMMENTS, THE QUIETNESS AND LACK OF RESPONSE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK OF THE SHOW. IT'S A WONDERFUL SHOW. I'M SURE SOME PEOPLE MUST LIKE IT A GREAT DEAL.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=great deal.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
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Let's check out the forecast once more--
Mostly cloudy for the first half of your Wednesday...then partial clearing.
Highs around 70.

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