[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Governor Gilmore's budget stand-off with the State Senate is being felt locally.
The Roanoke county supervisors is getting appeals for funding from teachers and cultural agencies.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And 100 employees are losing their jobs at Bassett Furniture.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- on News 7 Mornin.



[11Budget-County]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-13]
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Local governments are beginning to feel the effects of the Governor's stand-off with the State Senate. Last night, Roanoke County supervisors heard from school board members trying to find money for pay raises, and cultural agencies facing lay-offs and other cutbacks. Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The news wasn't good]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kay Strickland/Virginia Transportation Museum; :21QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Mill Mountain Zoo; :32]
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Hollins Supervisor; :46]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke County.]


((The news wasn't good as the supervisors sat down with members of the school board.
No additional state money for teacher raises...the prospect of a 250- thousand dollar cut.
And it only gets worse. A long line of cultural organizations and social service agencies are also facing an uncertain future.
[SOT]
[IN Q=The museum]

((KAY STRICKLAND/VA. MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: THE MUSEUM FOR ONE FACES A LOSS OF 48- PERCENT OF ITS BUDGET FROM STATE CUTS. BETH POFF/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: AGAIN, I DIDN'T WANT TO GO SO MUCH OVER THE REQUEST YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU BUT TO ASK YOU TO GIVE YOUR CONSIDERATION TO IT.. YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR THE SAME CONCERNS AND PROBLEMS.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=]


Earlier in the day, House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith got an earful when he came to brief the supervisors on the General Assembly session...
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've got police officers]

((BOB JOHNSON/HOLLINS SUPERVISOR: WE'VE GOT POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, LIBRARIANS. YOU CAN GO DOWN TO THE SCIENCE MUSEUM AND SEE THE PEOPLE WHO WERE JUST FIRED, LAID OFF BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=couldn't get your act together.]


The supervisors are still hoping lawmakers will return to Richmond for a special session... and find the budget compromise that has eluded them so far... but they aren't counting on it.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7 Roanoke Co. ))



[11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-16 TC1:58:27]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Meanwhile, Schoolteachers, college presidents, and advocates for the mentally ill and disabled took their budget problems to Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday]


Governor Jim Gilmore announced his unilateral budget fix Monday -- with NO plans to call lawmakers back to Richmond for a special session.
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[SOT 09:24:13]
[IN Q=I don't want us to be]

((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: I DON'T WANT US TO BE BALANCING OUR BUDGETS ON THE BACKS OF DISABLED PEOPLE.))06
[sot 09:09:40 ]

((JEAN BANKOS/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOC.: THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK... IN THE CAPITAL CITY IN RICHMOND.))
[SUPER=01-Val Marsh/Alliance for the Mentally Ill; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jean Bankos/Virginia Education Association; :07]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=the capital city in Richmond.]
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[VO-NAT]


Senate Finance Committee members of both parties -- who have opposed the speed of the Governor's NO car tax plan -- called in the college presidents yesterday afternoon.
Virginia colleges absorb the bulk of the budget cuts, including the freezing of 215 million dollars of current building and renovation projects.
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[SOT tape one 13;27:50]
[IN Q=To this moment, no exemption]

((ALAN MERTEN/GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: TO THIS MOMENT, NO EXEMPTION HAS BEEN GRANTED. PROMISES MADE. PROMISES THAT NEED TO BE KEPT.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Merten/George Mason Univ. President;]
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[OUT Q=that need to be kept.]
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[VO-NAT]


Later, Republican House Speaker Vance Wilkins held a closed door summit with the college presidents.
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[TALENT=Shannon]
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House and Senate leaders say a special legislative session that could address some of the cuts the Governor made- could still happen.



[11Bassett-layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Bassett furniture is laying off 100 employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape]


The company is combining its chair and table plants in Henry County.
The 160 remaining employees left after the layoffs will be offered positions at the consolidated facility.
Bassett also predicts a 13 percent drop in sales this quarter, thanks in part to the bankruptcy of major buyer Montgomery Ward.
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[Foot-Mouth]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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In national news---


The U-S has banned the imports of animals and meat products from Europe.
American officials hope to prevent the spread of the foot and mouth disease that's becoming an epidemic overseas.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oxfordshire, England;]


The French army has been called in to burn the carcasses of 50- thousand sheep and cattle.
Animal bonfires are burning from one end of Great Britain to the other because the virus is so contagious.
It affects animals only-- but the disease is devastating farming communities.
The government intends to continue slaughtering and burning livestock until the epidemic dies out.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Stocks bounced back somewhat yesterday after Monday's disaster. But what's in store for today?
Alexis Christoforous takes a look in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=your local stocks.]




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[11County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC1:06:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke County officials are working to extinguish a controversy involving 20 new fire and rescue employees.
The officials said yesterday they hope to move fast to address residents' concerns.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The county's newest fire and rescue recruits are part of a regional class that will graduate from training on Friday.
County officials acknowledge that 20 new positions divided among six stations will not solve all of the county's staffing problems, but they defend the plan as a "fair and equitable" first step.
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[SOT 36:18]
[IN Q=I understand the frustration]

((I UNDERSTAND THE FRUSTRATION. I CERTAINLY DO. WE DO HAVE TO SEE THE EFFECT OF THE PERSONNEL WE'RE GOING TO DEPLOY. HOPEFULLY WE CAN IDENTIFY THOSE RESOURCES VERY QUICKLY AND IN A MATTER OF MONTHS IMPROVE THE SERVICE ONE AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Dan O'Donnell/Asst. County Administrator]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=improve the service once again.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some residents are urging the supervisors to move quickly on the second phase of the county's staffing plan. That would bring new paid manpower to stations in Mount Pleasant and Bent Mountain.
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[6Norment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC22:12]
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After admitting to drunk driving, Virginia's senate floor leader is back to work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Williamsburg Republican Tommy Norment headed right back to Senate business yesterday, after pleading GUILTY to driving under the influence during the General Assembly session in January.
Norment is the sponsor of the "point-0-8" blood alcohol limit in Virginia.
He says he will continue to sponsor drunk driving legislation.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=Legal Scales]


Senator Norment paid a 350 dollar fine in Henrico County.
He had a 30 day jail sentence suspended, and can only drive to and from work or the State Capitol for the next year.

[11AED]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC49:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke County government buildings, fire trucks and ambulances will soon have a new life saving device.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Roanoke County Fire and EMS will get 20 Automatic External Defibrillators machines.
The machines are used to shock the heart of someone in cardiac arrest.
Officials say they'll save lives -- because they'll be quickly accessible to help someone whose heart has stopped beating.
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[SOT2:47]
[IN Q=So if we can get them in that]

((CAPT. STEPHEN SIMON: SO IF WE CAN GET THEM IN THAT 4 TO 6 MINUTES. WE HAVE A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THE PATIENT SURVIVING. SO THAT'S WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE THAT ELECTRIC SHOCK TO SOMEONE))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Simon/Roanoke Co. Fire & EMS]
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[OUT Q=that electric shock to someone]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke County will be one of the first communities in the Valley to place the devices in government buildings.
Officials hope to have the A-E-D's in place in April.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, patients want more information on their new prescriptions.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((Information: ON CAM Of all the things people want from the medical profession, at the top is more information about the drugs they are given.

VT=VO

A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows most people feel they just don't know enough about the drugs they are prescribed and they would like their doctors to tell them as much as possible about their prescriptions. Well it may not be practical to discuss every single side effect with patients, there are several things you should ask such as, what is this drug for? What are the most common side effects? How long will it take to work? And is it okay to take with any other medications that have been prescribed?

VT=VO

Some good news today for women who are taking estrogen. It may slow down or even prevent arthritis. A report from Australia shows women who take estrogen after menopause have much more and much stronger cartilage at the end of their bones. Loosing that cartilage is what causes arthritis to happen.
ON CAM And finally today, if you want to avoid the sniffles, stay home. If you are having a stressful week, the best thing you can do for yourself is stay in, especially on the weekend. A study from Carnegie-Mellon University shows people who go out and socialize after a really bad week, have triple the risk of getting a cold or illness compared to stressed out people who wind up staying home. That's a look at some of the day's top medical stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News))

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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Livestock is burning across Great Britain in hopes of snuffing out the foot-and-mouth disease epidemic.
Meanwhile, U-S officials are banning all meat imports from Europe.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Roanoke county schools could lose 250- thousand dollars in funding.
That's just one of the financial crises stemming from the Governor's budget standoff with the State Senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And U-S officials say it was a case of mis- communication that led to the fatal accidental bombing in Kuwait.
Five Americans and a New Zealander lost their lives.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, March 14th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Foot-Mouth]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's becoming an epidemic in Europe-- Now U-S officials are trying to keep the foot-and-mouth-disease from coming here.
The U-S has banned the imports of animals and meat products from Europe.
The disease that affects cows, pigs, and sheep is now confirmed in France.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oxfordshire, England;]


Animal bonfires are burning from one end of Great Britain to the other, because the virus is so contagious.
It affects animals only-- but the disease is devastating farming communities.
The government intends to continue slaughtering and burning livestock until the epidemic dies out.
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[2-11Budget-County]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-13]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Governor's stand-off with the State Senate is putting some local governments in a tough position. Last night, Roanoke County supervisors heard from school board members trying to find money for pay raises, and cultural agencies facing lay-offs and other cutbacks. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The news wasn't good]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kay Strickland/Virginia Transportation Museum; :21QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Mill Mountain Zoo; :32]
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Hollins Supervisor; :46]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke County.]


((The news wasn't good as the supervisors sat down with members of the school board.
No additional state money for teacher raises...the prospect of a 250- thousand dollar cut.
And it only gets worse. A long line of cultural organizations and social service agencies are also facing an uncertain future.
[SOT]
[IN Q=The museum]

((KAY STRICKLAND/VA. MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: THE MUSEUM FOR ONE FACES A LOSS OF 48- PERCENT OF ITS BUDGET FROM STATE CUTS. BETH POFF/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: AGAIN, I DIDN'T WANT TO GO SO MUCH OVER THE REQUEST YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU BUT TO ASK YOU TO GIVE YOUR CONSIDERATION TO IT.. YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR THE SAME CONCERNS AND PROBLEMS.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=]


Earlier in the day, House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith got an earful when he came to brief the supervisors on the General Assembly session...
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've got police officers]

((BOB JOHNSON/HOLLINS SUPERVISOR: WE'VE GOT POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, LIBRARIANS. YOU CAN GO DOWN TO THE SCIENCE MUSEUM AND SEE THE PEOPLE WHO WERE JUST FIRED, LAID OFF BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=couldn't get your act together.]


The supervisors are still hoping lawmakers will return to Richmond for a special session... and find the budget compromise that has eluded them so far... but they aren't counting on it.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7 Roanoke Co. ))



[11L'burg-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-55]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Another bare- bones budget from Lynchburg city leaders.. one that allows for an increase in spending without raising taxes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City council got its first look at the proposal during a work session yesterday.
The 2002 budget calls for a 35 percent hike in spending on the regional jail, money to give city workers a 3 percent raise and better benefits and millions of dollars for school construction projects.
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[SOT 11:28:58]
[IN Q=This budget at]

((KIMBALL PAYNE/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: THIS BUDGET AT THIS POINT.. AND I'M SURE FEW BUDGETS DO.. WILL NOT PLEASE EVERYONE. DIFFICULT CHOICES WERE MADE TO PRODUCE A BALANCED DOCUMENT WITHIN THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE EXISTING RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Kimball Payne/Lynchburg City Manager]
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[OUT Q=that we have.]
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[VO-NAT]


Payne says the budget is still a work in progress and cuts could still be made.
A public hearing is set for April 3rd.
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[6-Hairston]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC07:44]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A capital murder trial is underway in Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/March 2000]


Michael Hairston faces capital murder and first degree murder charges, for the shooting death of Evonne Hairston and her 16 year old daughter Melveena.
Prosecutors called several family members who testified Michael and Evonne were arguing just before the shooting.
The defense concedes Hairston had a gun and shots were fired but argues it was not premeditated murder.
Testimony continues today.
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[Puff-Daddy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The jury in the Sean Puffy Combs trial is expected to begin deliberations today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The rap singer could get up to 15 years in prison if convicted of charges stemming from a shooting at a Manhattan nightclub in 19-99.
Prosecutors say a man at the nightclub insulted Combs.
They say the dispute prompted Combs' associate Jamal "Shyne" Barrow to open fire.
Combs and his entourage then fled the scene.
Barrow is charged with attempted murder.
Combs is charged with gun possession and bribery.
He's been on trial for seven weeks.
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[Navy-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It was mis- communication on the part of U-S Navy officials that apparently led to the accidental bombing in Kuwait.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kuwait;]


Officials say a ground controller taking part in a night-time training exercise mistakenly directed the F-18 jet pilot to bomb a target area.
When the controller realized his error, they say he yelled "abort", but it was too late.
Five Americans and a New Zealander were killed in the accident.
The Marine Corps will head the investigation in the gulf, along with representatives from New Zealand and Kuwait.

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[11K9-Unit]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC1:44:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lynchburg city council says it's satisfied with how police handled a dog biting incident last month and that it's now "time to move on".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/February 13]


Officer Rick Ruggieri was seriously injured when a drug dog turned on him at the police training grounds.
It was the fourth attack on a person in two years, but council members say the department's K-9 unit is still a valuable law enforcement tool.
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[SOT 11:22:54]
[IN Q=I don't want]

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: I DON'T WANT TO MISLEAD ANYBODY AND SAY THAT THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN, BECAUSE I THINK WE'VE DONE EVERYTHING WE CAN REASONABLY DO TO ENSURE THAT IT DOESN'T HAPPEN AND WE CONTINUE TO REVIEW THAT REGULARLY TO SEE THAT WE HAVE THE VERY BEST POLICIES, TRAINING, EQUIPMENT, SUPERVISION IN PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=supervision in place.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ruggieri and Officer Karen Carter have been reassigned to regular patrol duty.
The unit will operate with three dogs instead of five.
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[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC1:39:16]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


Optical Cable is taking its products overseas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At its annual shareholders meeting yesterday, Optical Cable announced plans to market fiber optic cable to China.

C-E-O Bob Kopstein says a deal could go through any day.
That deal, he says, would double the company's workforce, sales, and may lead to constriction of a new manufacturing facility there.
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[6Altec]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC03:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Spectators used their EYES, not their shovels to attend the groundbreaking of Botetourt county's newest employer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Altec Industries held a "virtual groundbreaking" yesterday for its new manufacturing plant at the Botetourt Center at Greenfield.
The company makes equipment for electric utility and telecommunications companies.
It chose the site to be close to customers like AEP and Norfolk Southern.
Altec hopes to employ 150 people within the next three years.
The company plans to finish construction and begin hiring electricians, welders and other workers this summer.
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[11Jazz]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=01-16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The arts took center stage at one area elementary school last night. Students and parents enjoyed a heavy dose of jazz.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Oak Grove elementary in Roanoke County welcomed the William Penn Quartet to the school's monthly P-T-A meeting.
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[VO NAT] Penn is a Pulaski native. He's been a fixture in the valley's music scene since 1981.
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[OUT Q=...DONE OUR JOB."]
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[VO-NAT]


Last night during the school's "Evening of the Arts", Penn, his longtime drummer Ronnie Law, along with bass player Leroy Taylor and lead guitar player Richard Kelley also made a strong effort to inspire the students to pick up an instrument and make music a major part of their lives.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Well, music...]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...IT'S FUN (DOUBLE OUT!!!)]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Testimony continues today in the capital murder trial of Michael Hairston. Hairston faces capital murder and first degree murder charges, for the shooting death of Evonne Hairston and her 16 year old daughter Melveena in Martinsville back in October of 1999.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Bassett furniture is laying off 100 employees.
The company is combining its chair and table plants in Henry County.
The 160 employees left after the layoffs will be offered positions at the consolidated facility.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke County Fire and EMS is getting 20 Automatic External Defibrillators.
The machines are used to shock the heart of someone in cardiac arrest.
The A-E-D's will be located in government buildings, fire trucks and ambulances.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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