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We do have several school announcement to pass along to you this morning ---


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[7-Clifton-Forge]


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Tomorrow, residents of Clifton Forgehead to the polls to answer a question that could change the city's future. Voters will decide whether to maintain city status or revert to a town. Kate Weidaw talked with Clifton Forge residents to see what they think.
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[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;:00]
[SUPER=01-George Moran/Town Status Opponent;:19]
[SUPER=01-Jean Manner/Town Status Supporter;:31]
[SUPER=01-Joe Anderson/Town Status Supporter;:57]
[SUPER=01-Otis Washington/Town Status Opponent;1:24]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:35]
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[OUT Q=kw news 7 Clifton Forge]


((The store front of Always Roxies on Main Street is a clear statement of what George Moran wants for Clifton Forge. Moran has lived in the city for 19 years and feels city officials haven't put forth the effort to keep the city status alive.

[SOT 6:15]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE MORAN:IF WE MADE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO REALLY GO AFTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WE CAN'T ACHIEVE IT, THEN I SAY I SAY AT THIS POINT IT'S THE 11TH HOUR AND WE HAVE TO DO IT, BUT UNTIL THAT HAPPENS LETS TRY IT.))
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[SOT 31:09]
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((JEAN MANNER: THEY HAVE GIVEN IT A SHOT, CLIFTON FORGE HAS WORKED WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR YEARS AND SPENT A LOT OF MONEY RESEARCHING ALL OF THAT.))
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[RUNS= 6]


Jean Manner has been a life- long resident of Clifton Forge and has watched the city lose businesses, jobs, and residents.

[SOT 30:37]
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((JEAN MANNER: WE'RE BANKRUPT AND WE HAVE A SMALL POPULATION A BIG SCHOOL DEBT AND A BIG JAIL DEBT.))
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[RUNS= 6]


The city needs more then 6 million dollars to upgrade its sewer system and build schools.

[SOT 15:17]
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((JOE ANDERSON: FINANCIALLY WE CAN'T AFFORD TO BE A FIRST CLASS CITY IT PUTS TO MUCH OF A STRAIN ON OUR ECONOMY.))
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[RUNS= 6]

[BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
[SOT 15:53]
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((JOE ANDERSON: WE NEED TO RAISE OUR TEACHERS SALARIES WE'RE WAY DOWN ON THE LIST OF WHAT WE PAY OUR TEACHERS.))
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[RUNS= 7]


Still residents like Otis and Mable Washington say change is NOT needed. They're worried promises of lower taxes may not happen... if Clifton Forge becomes a town and residents have to pay town AND county taxes.

[SOT 20:45]
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((OTIS WASHINGTON: THEY SAY THEY TAX CLIFTON FORGE AND THEN THEY TAX THE COUNTY AND THAT'S TOO MUCH MONEY.))
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Come Tuesday residents will know if Clifton Forge will become the second city in Virginia to revert from a city to a town. Kate Weidaw News 7 Clifton Forge.))




[45-School-Info]


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We do have several school announcement to pass along to you this morning ---


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[45-Military-Crash]


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This weekend's military crash in Georgia claimed the life of a Blacksburg native. Sources close to the family say Staff Sergeant Greg (Skir-pee) Skurupey is among the victims. Skurupey is a Blacksburg native... who had moved to Gloucester in Eastern Virginia where he was married with two children. He would have been 35 yesterday--
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[VO-NAT 20:10:32]

Skurupey and 17 - other Virginia National Guard airmen were killed Saturday when their plane crashed near Macon, Georgia.
[SUPER=03-Unadilla, GA;]

The men were returning to Virginia following a two week training mission in Florida.
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach;]

Yesterday relatives of the 18- Virginia National Guard airmen began gathering at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach.
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[SOT 05:18:47]
[IN Q=SOME OF THE ]

((LT. COL. THOMAS TRULIP/203RD RED HORSE FLIGHT COMMANDER: SOME OF THE FAMILIES ARE STILL IN A STATE OF SHOCK, AND OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE ALL GRIEVING FROM THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY THAT'S OCCURRED, WE'RE SUPPORTING THEM WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP THEM THROUGH THIS IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A LONG PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas Trulip/203rd Red Horse Commander;]
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[OUT Q=A LONG PROCESS.]
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[VO-NAT]

Investigators have found the National Guard plane's black boxes, but aren't sure whether the devices were working when the plane crashed.
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[45-Thirlane-Fire]


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Fire damaged a Roanoke home.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened around seven o'clock last night on the 69- hundred block of Thirlane road. The house sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage. Officials say the blaze was caused by wood too close to a woodstove flue in the attic. There were NO injuries.
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[45-Peters-Creek]


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A head-on collision in Roanoke County sent two people to the hospital.
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[super=03-Roanoke Co.]

Authorities say 51-year-old James Fletcher the Third of Roanoke was traveling NORTHbound in the SOUTHbound lane of Peters Creek Road yesterday when he struck another vehicle. A county officer says he spotted Fletcher's Buick going in the wrong direction and followed him for a little over a mile BEFORE the collision. Police are not yet releasing the name of the other driver involved in the accident. Both drivers were taken to Roanoke Memorial. Authorities say their injuries do NOT appear to be life-threatening. Charges are pending.
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[45-24-Ax]


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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


State police say a Vinton woman escaped with minor injuries after driving off a Bedford County road last night. Police say it was around 8-20 when Juanita Rose Moore ran off the right side of Route 24, struck a highway sign and ran into several trees.
Her vehicle landed on its top.
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[8-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=rle]
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We do have several school announcement to pass along to you this morning ---


[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FULL]


[8-Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-01 1:26:50]
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After nearly a century of being a city, Clifton Forge MAY become a town.
Resident will head to the polls tomorrow to vote on whether or not Clifton Forge should revert to town status.

Kate Weidaw asked residents what they think.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;:00]
[SUPER=01-George Moran/Town Status Opponent;:19]
[SUPER=01-Jean Manner/Town Status Supporter;:31]
[SUPER=01-Joe Anderson/Town Status Supporter;:57]
[SUPER=01-Otis Washington/Town Status Opponent;1:24]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:35]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Clifton Forge]


((The store front of Always Roxies on Main Street is a clear statement of what George Moran wants for Clifton Forge. Moran has lived in the city for 19 years and feels city officials haven't put forth the effort to keep the city status alive.

[SOT 6:15]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE MORAN:IF WE MADE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO REALLY GO AFTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WE CAN'T ACHIEVE IT, THEN I SAY I SAY AT THIS POINT IT'S THE 11TH HOUR AND WE HAVE TO DO IT, BUT UNTIL THAT HAPPENS LETS TRY IT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]



[SOT 31:09]
[INQ=]

((JEAN MANNER: THEY HAVE GIVEN IT A SHOT, CLIFTON FORGE HAS WORKED WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR YEARS AND SPENT A LOT OF MONEY RESEARCHING ALL OF THAT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


Jean Manner has been a life- long resident of Clifton Forge and has watched the city lose businesses, jobs, and residents.

[SOT 30:37]
[INQ=]

((JEAN MANNER: WE'RE BANKRUPT AND WE HAVE A SMALL POPULATION A BIG SCHOOL DEBT AND A BIG JAIL DEBT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


The city needs more then 6 million dollars to upgrade its sewer system and build schools.

[SOT 15:17]
[INQ=]

((JOE ANDERSON: FINANCIALLY WE CAN'T AFFORD TO BE A FIRST CLASS CITY IT PUTS TO MUCH OF A STRAIN ON OUR ECONOMY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]

[BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
[SOT 15:53]
[INQ=]

((JOE ANDERSON: WE NEED TO RAISE OUR TEACHERS SALARIES WE'RE WAY DOWN ON THE LIST OF WHAT WE PAY OUR TEACHERS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


Still residents like Otis and Mable Washington say change is NOT needed. They're worried promises of lower taxes may not happen... if Clifton Forge becomes a town and residents have to pay town AND county taxes.

[SOT 20:45]
[INQ=]

((OTIS WASHINGTON: THEY SAY THEY TAX CLIFTON FORGE AND THEN THEY TAX THE COUNTY AND THAT'S TOO MUCH MONEY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


Come Tuesday residents will know if Clifton Forge will become the second city in Virginia to revert from a city to a town. Kate Weidaw News 7 Clifton Forge.))