[7-Halifax-Schools]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC20:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Halifax County School administrators may close two of the county's elementary schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


The school superintendent presented a long range plan to the school board last night.
The plan calls for the closing of (VURJ-ul-LYN-uh) Virgilina and Wilson Memorial Elementary schools.
The move would save the county more than a million dollars a year.
That money would then be used to upgrade other schools within the county.
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[SOT 5:57:48; 6:00:37]
[IN Q=Folks do not want to lose]

((DENNIS WITT/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: FOLKS DO NOT WANT TO LOSE THEIR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT HARD CHOICES SOMETIMES HAVE TO BE MADE IF YOU ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD.)) ((NORMAN TALLEY/PARENT: IF THEY SHUT THE SCHOOL DOWN I FEEL LIKE THE COMMUNITY ITSELF WILL NOT HAVE A PLACE FOR OUR STUDENTS OUR KIDS TO EVEN COME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Witt/Halifax Co. Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norman Talley/Parent; :08]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=as a community]
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[VO-NAT]


The school board will decide whether to go foward with the proposed plan.
If the board approves, the county will then hold public hearings.
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[7-Napster]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:56:13]
[GRAPHIC=Napster Decision]

A federal appeals court's decision against Napster is a victory for record labels who say they are losing money because of piracy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Buddy Hartge (Harge) disagrees.
He's a is a D-J for K-92 in Roanoke and big fan of Napster.
Millions use Napster to listen to and copy music from the Internet to a computer.
He says some recording artists themselves realize the promotional value of Napster.
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[tc:23:37:48]
[SOT]
[IN Q=You wouldn't have peple like]

((BUDDY HARTGE: YOU WOULDN'T HAVE PEOPLE LIKE BLINK 182 OFFERING IT ON LINE. ALL THESE, FARM CLUB, I MEAN, THEY ALL OFFER THIS ON LINE, AND THERE IS A REASON FOR IT. THEY WANT THESE PEOPLE TO LISTEN, THEY WANT THE FANS. BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE END RESULT IS GOING TO BE THEM BUYING THE CD.))
[SUPER=01-Buddy Hartge/Napster User]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=buying the C.D.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hartge also says free downloading will continue regardless of Napster's future.
He says there are dozens of places to get the free songs.
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[7-Danville-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:33:11]
[GRAPHIC=Power Plant]

Danville's economy could get a spark from a new power plant...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The (Mirr-ent) Mirant Corporation announced plans yesterday to build a 400-million dollar power plant in Danville.
The 870 megawatt natural-gas fueled power plant would be located in the Airside Industrial Park.
City Leaders believe the project will generate jobs, several million dollars in tax revenue and help boost the economy.
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[SOT 17:05:32]
[IN Q=I think we are primed]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE'S MAYOR: I THINK WE ARE PRIMED. WE'RE READY. WE STILL ARE LOOKING AT EVERYDAY MORE AVENUES AND DIFFERENT WAYS OF DOING BUSINESS IN THIS ENVIRONMENT. BUT I THINK WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK NOW.))
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=right track now]
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[VO-NAT]


Mirant hopes to begin construction by early next year and have the plant up and running by 20-04.
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[45School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


We do have some school information to pass along... [take schoolwatch full]

[45-Route-11]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Road Repairs]


Travellers of Route 11 in Rockbridge County will need to find another route for the next two days.
Road work is closing part of the road.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
The road will be closed just south of Natural Bridge from eight in the morning till five in the evening today and tomorrow.
V-Dot is repairing a concrete wall.
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[45-Eugenics]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC55:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The practice of sterilizing some people considered to have hereditary flaw in Virginia ended in 1979.
Now there's a bill that would make Virginia the first state in the nation to express regrets for the practice of (You-genics) eugenics.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Goldie Jordan]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Goldie Jordan/Chesterfield Co. Resident; :19]
[SUPER=01-Del. Mitch Van Yahres/(D) Charlottesville; :31]
[SUPER=07-Roy Scherer; :44]
[SUPER=01-Ron Doggett/White Rights Advocate; :56]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:14 ]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.]

(( Goldie Jordan is descended from Cherokee Indians... and had several family surnames on a list the Commonwealth considered undesirable for breeding.
So several aunts and uncles and in-laws were sterilized by the state.
She doesn't think a bill expressing "regrets" is even close to making up for that.
[sot 17:35:28 ]

((GOLDIE JORDAN: WE THE REMNANTS OF THIS POLITICAL WRONG AWAIT A MORE THOROUGH STUDY OF THIS ISSUE.)) [runs:08 ]
The bill's sponsor is just trying to get something on record about a practice he finds appalling.
[sot 17:38:21]

((DEL. MITCH VAN YAHRES: I THINK THE FUTURE WE'RE LOOKING AT-- WE'RE MESSING AROUND NOW, WITH GENE SPLICING, WE'RE MESSING AROUND... CLONING BILL AS AN EXAMPLE.)) [runs:13]
[sot 17:37:08]

((ROY SCHERER: THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO PLACE IN FORCING PEOPLE TO BE STERILIZED.)) [runs:08 ]
But a white rights advocate told the senators he thinks the races shouldn't marry or reproduce.
[sot 17:47:26]

((RON DOGGETT/ : I DON'T SEE ANY NEED TO BE REGRETFUL OR APOLOGETIC...HEREDITY MATTERS AND GENETICS MATTERS IS A VERY IMPORTANT CONCEPT AND ONE WE SHOULDN'T IGNORE.)) [runs:18 ]
If the full Senate says yes to the Eugenics "regrets" bill, the Governor will take it up.
[sot 12:53:30 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE PEOPLE AREN'T HERE WHO WERE DOING THOSE THINGS BACK IN THOSE DAYS. WHAT YEAR WAS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE? TWENTIES? TENS? Through 1979. SEVENTIES? OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT? WELL THAT CERTAINLY WASN'T AN APPROPRIATE THING TO DO.)) [runs:11 ]
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[8School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


Before we get to the news, here are some school delays-- [take schoolwatch full]

[8-Halifax-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC20:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some elementary schools in Halifax county may have to close, in order for the county fund other school improvements.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


The school superintendent presented a long range plan to the school board last night.
The plan calls for the closing of (VURJ-ul-LYN-uh) Virgilina and Wilson Memorial Elementary schools.
The move would save the county more than a million dollars a year.
That money would then be used to upgrade other schools within the county.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 5:57:48; 6:00:37]
[IN Q=Folks do not want to lose]

((DENNIS WITT/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: FOLKS DO NOT WANT TO LOSE THEIR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT HARD CHOICES SOMETIMES HAVE TO BE MADE IF YOU ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD.)) ((NORMAN TALLEY/PARENT: IF THEY SHUT THE SCHOOL DOWN I FEEL LIKE THE COMMUNITY ITSELF WILL NOT HAVE A PLACE FOR OUR STUDENTS OUR KIDS TO EVEN COME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Witt/Halifax Co. Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norman Talley/Parent; :08]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=as a community]
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[VO-NAT]


The school board will decide whether to go foward with the proposed plan.
If the board approves, the county will then hold public hearings.
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[8-Danville-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:33:11]
[GRAPHIC=Power Plant]


City leaders in Danville believe the region's economy will be energized if a new power plant is built.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The (Mirr-ent) Mirant Corporation announced plans yesterday to build a 400-million dollar power plant in Danville.
The 870 megawatt natural-gas fueled power plant would be located in the Airside Industrial Park.
City Leaders believe the project will generate jobs, several million dollars in tax revenue and help boost the economy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:05:32]
[IN Q=I think we are primed]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE'S MAYOR: I THINK WE ARE PRIMED. WE'RE READY. WE STILL ARE LOOKING AT EVERYDAY MORE AVENUES AND DIFFERENT WAYS OF DOING BUSINESS IN THIS ENVIRONMENT. BUT I THINK WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK NOW.))
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=right track now]
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[VO-NAT]


Mirant hopes to begin construction by early next year and have the plant up and running by 20-04.
Once completed, the company will hire more than twenty full time employees to run it.
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[8-Damewood]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:39:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke man will spend time behind bars for killing his fiance.
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[VO-NAT]


David Damewood will serve a year and a half in prison for driving his motorcycle under the influence of alcohol and- -in the process- -killing the woman he planned to marry.
Christy Blankenship was a passenger on Damewood's bike the night she was killed last July.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 2]


His Harley swerved to avoid a car and hit the curb, throwing the 28-year old victim into a utility pole.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]


In addition to the 18-month jail term, Damewood will have to pay more than 26-thousand dollars to cover medical, funeral, and counseling costs.