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[7-11Amherst-Schools]
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Morning Report]


A bomb threat is forcing Amherst County School officials to take extra precautions today.
Authorities say a student found a note in a magazine in the High School's library that said a bomb would go off at eleven -oh -seven this morning.
Police have searched the school, but the building will still be evacauted today from ten forty-five until eleven fifteen as a precaution.


[7-Brambleton-Hardware]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC22:33]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


A well-known Roanoke County business will close its doors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Brambleton Hardware will shut down as soon as all the merchandise is gone.
The owner says there are more retail outlets than the valley can support .. and calls the decision to close his 44 year old business a very emotional one.
The going out of business sale begins tomorrow morning.
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[7-11Gas-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC29:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A state-approved merger clears the way for construction of a new gas pipeline through southwest Virginia. But pipeline opponents say they won't give up.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Brent Riley says he's disappointed the State Corporation Commission approved the merger between Virginia Gas and N-U-I without the stipulation that a new line be built next to an existing one.
He says building a new pipeline along a new route would damage thousands of acres of land.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Not only is it]

[TC:08:22:16] ((BRENT RILEY/PIPELINE OPPONENT: NOT ONLY IS IT NOT NEEDED BECAUSE THEY DID NOT LOOK AT THE OTHER OPTIONS. IT'S UNWISE, IT'S GOING TO COST US HIGHER IN TERMS OF OUR RATES.))
[SUPER=01-Brent Riley/Pipeline Opponent]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=in terms of our rates.]
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[VO-NAT]


Riley says landowners who oppose the new pipeline will take their case to court.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Virginia Gas and N-U-I could not be reached for comment about the merger or the new pipeline.

[7-11Gilmore-Vetoes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:25:28]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


When Governor Gilmore took out his veto pen this week .. he used it mostly for bills sponsored by Senators from his own party.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


Three of the four budget negotiators who could NOT agree with Gilmore on how fast to cut the car tax had bills vetoed.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:24:50]
[IN Q=You'd have to have lived]

((TICER: YOU'D HAVE TO HAVE LIVED IN A COCOON FOR THE LAST 90 DAYS TO NOT IDENTIFY THE MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNOR'S OWN PARTY WHOSE BILLS THESE ARE THAT HE HAS VETOED.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Patsy Ticer/(D) Alexandria;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=that he has vetoed.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Republican Senator Ken Stolle is the one who asked State Police to investigate the Governor's political action committee, and said its director was acting "like a moron."
He had a bill vetoed.
(------------)
[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The Governor's spokeswoman says any assignment of political motives to the vetoes is "silly, petty, and false."
She says they were all simply bad bills.

[7-Lottery-Drawing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]


Virginia lottery is bringing back televised drawings.
It should start around Mid-June.
But it's not known yet which Roanoke area T-V affiliate will air the drawings.

[7WEATHER]


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


Taking a break now to check on the weather .. a warmer day is on the way with partly sunny skies and light breezes. Look for a high in the low to mid 50's. But rain and just a touch of snow are possible tonight ... with lows in the 30's.

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[BIRTHDAYS!]
Thursday March 29, 2001
Pictures

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[SUPER=130-11/Joshua Lyons/Roanoke;]



[SUPER=130-10/Meagan & Robby Hale/Cloverdale;] They're Twins!!!



[SUPER=130-2/Kaitlyn Johnson/Eagle Rock;]



[SUPER=130-15/Rikita Crews/Chatham;]



[SUPER=130-2/Jamiya Price/Chatham;]



[SUPER=130-96/Cora Robertson/Penhook;]



[SUPER=130-71/Nancy Shaw/Wirtz;]



[SUPER=130-22/Jennifer Mason/Brookneal;]


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[SUPER=131-41/Debra Maxie/Roanoke;]



[SUPER=131-65/Randy Brightwell/Wirtz;]



[SUPER=131-/Fred Dawson/Hot Springs;]



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[45-Amherst-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Morning Report]


A bomb threat is forcing one school district to evacuate its high school for 30 minutes later this morning.
Authorities say a student found a note in a magazine in the Amherst County High School's library .. that said a bomb would go off at eleven -oh -seven this morning.
Police have searched the school, but the building will still be evacauted today from ten forty-five until eleven fifteen as a precaution.


[45-11County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-09]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some fire and ambulance services changes are on the way in Roanoke County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;]

Right now, tax dollars pick up the cost of ambulance service in the county. But yesterday-- the supervisors voted to start billing residents' insurance for the service. All but supervisor Joseph McNamara voted for the change, which is expected to go into affect as early as the end of the year.
(////sot////)
[sot 02:18:26]
[in q=We don't ]

((JOSEPH MCNAMARA/SUPERVISOR: WE DON'T EVEN KNOW THE BUDGET FROM THE STATE YET I THINK IT'S PREMATURE TO PUT ANOTHER FEE ON THE PEOPLE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY UNTIL WE KNOW ALL OF OUR FIGURES.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph McNamara/Windsor Hills Supervisor; :00]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q= all our figures.]
(------------------)

[vo-nat] The money generated would help pay for fire and rescue personnel. Next month, 20- new fire and rescue workers will begin work in the county. Yesterday, the supervisors unanimously agreed to begin advertising for 15 additional workers. Under the plan, Mount Pleasant, Bent Mountain and Catawba residents would have Advanced Life Support service five days a week. Other Roanoke County communities would also receive additional workers.

(---------------------)[45-11Comair]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-05]
[GRAPHIC=Comair Strike]


Comair has canceled all of its flights through 11:00 AM tomorrow, and there are no signs of any early settlement.
Comair pilots say the airline offers service comparable to a large carrier so it should pay its pilots like one.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hebron, KY]


That as pilots walk the picket line for another day - no new talks are scheduled between Comair and its pilots union.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=15:47:35]

((CAPT. DUANE WOERTH/AIRLINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION INT.: THIS IS NOT A FARM CLUB. THESE GUYS DON'T HAVE TRAINING WHEELS ON... THEY ARE EXPERIENCED PILOTS. THEY SHOULD BE COMPENSATED THAT WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Duane Woerth/Airline Pilots' Association;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=compensated that way ]
(-----------)

[vo-nat]
[Super=03-Roanoke;]


The airline serves 95 cities including Roanoke.
If you have a flight, you may want to call the airline to try and get rerouted on another airline.
The number is at 1-800-354-9822.
(-----------------)



[45-11Pleasants-Reward]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC38:27]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Radford police hope a 10 thousand dollar reward will helped them solve a murder case.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


The money is being provided by the family of Lori Pleasants and the City of Radford.
[SUPER=04-June 19;]


23-year-old Pleasants was found strangled in her apartment last June.
Although police have followed a number of leads since then, including a D-N-A sample... no one has been charged in the case.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT-1:04:40]
[IN Q=THE REWARD]

((SGT SCHWARZER/RADFORD PD; THE REWARD WE HOPE WILL BRING THIS CASE TO A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION AND WILL DO SO IN A MORE TIMELY FASHION THEN IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE REWARD AND PERHAPS BRING SOMEONE FORWARD WHO HAS YET TO COME FORWARD WITH SOME INFORMATION. ))
[SUPER=01-Scott Schwarzer/Radford Police Department;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=with some information.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police say the case is a top priority for the department, and anyone with information is encouraged to call.
(------------)



[45WEATHER]


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


Taking a look at the mid- week forecast again--
Partly sunny with highs in the low to mid 50s..
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[8-Amherst-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Morning Report]


Officials will evacuate Amherst County High School students for 30- minutes this morning, after a bomb threat.
Authorities say a student found a note in a magazine in the Amherst County High School's library .. that said a bomb would go off at eleven -oh -seven this morning.
Police have searched the school, but the building will still be evacaued today from ten forty-five until eleven fifteen as a precaution.


[8-Brambleton-Hardware]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC22:33]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


It's an end of an era for hardware customers in Roanoke county--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Brambleton Hardware will shut down as soon as all the merchandise is gone.
The owner says there are more retail outlets than the valley can support .. and calls the decision to close his 44 year old business a very emotional one.
The going out of business sale begins tomorrow morning.
(------------)



[8-Monty-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A teenager was killed in a car accident last night, and state police say he wasn't wearing a seat belt.
State Police say Joseph Lee Franklin was at the wheel, when the car left Route 610 in Montgomery County and struck a tree.
His passenger, 16 year old Kristopher L. McFalls of Riner, died at the scene.
There's no word on Franklin's condition.

[8-11altavista]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC1:28:18]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


A slowing economy means job losses and changes in 9-1-1 service for the town of Altavista.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista]


Town officials will lay off eleven people and eliminate ten vacant positions.
The town will also consolidate emergency dispatch services with Campbell County.
Town leaders expect lower revenues this year because of recent plant closings and the state's budget problems.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:11:38]
[IN Q=We are not anticipating]

((BRYAN FOSTER/TOWN MANAGER: WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY CHANGES IN EITHER THE NUMBER OF SERVICES OR THE LEVEL OF SERVICES THAT WE OFFER. WE'RE JUST GOING TO CHANGE THE WAY WE DELIVER THEM BUT THE CITIZENSHIP SHOULDN'T REALLY NOTICE ANY DIFFERENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Bryan Foster/Town Manager]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=notice any difference]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The layoffs take effect immediately.
The town is paying those workers a severance package based upon their length of service.
The switch over to Campbell County's 9-1-1 center takes place June first.
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[8-Gas-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC29:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia Gas is merging with a New Jersey- based company.
That means a new gas pipeline will run through Southwest Virginia, much to the dismay of pipeline opponents.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Brent Riley says he's disappointed the State Corporation Commission approved the merger between Virginia Gas and N-U-I without the stipulation that a new line be built next to an existing one.
He says building a new pipeline along a new route would damage thousands of acres of land.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Not only is it]

[TC:08:22:16] ((BRENT RILEY/PIPELINE OPPONENT: NOT ONLY IS IT NOT NEEDED BECAUSE THEY DID NOT LOOK AT THE OTHER OPTIONS. IT'S UNWISE, IT'S GOING TO COST US HIGHER IN TERMS OF OUR RATES.))
[SUPER=01-Brent Riley/Pipeline Opponent]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=in terms of our rates.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Riley says landowners who oppose the new pipeline will take their case to court.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Virginia Gas and N-U-I could not be reached for comment about the merger or the new pipeline.


[8WEATHER]


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


Shifting gears now to weather--
Partly sunny with highs in the low to mid 50s..
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