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[7-Teen-Assault]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC06:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The parents of two teenagers have filed charges against two employees of a Roanoke teen nightclub. Both sides agrees the teens were maced.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Janice Goode says a bouncer at the Junction sprayed her 14-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son with mace after they were asked to leave.
The club's owner says it was self-defense.
It happened Friday night at the Williamson Road club.
Police did not charge anyone.
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[SOT 5:27:20 - :28]
[IN Q=He didn't have to]

((JANICE GOODE/MOTHER: HE DIDN'T HAVE TO MACE HER. HE DIDN'T HAVE TO DO IT. IF SHE WAS SO DISORDERLY, JUST PUT HER OUT, LOCK THE DOOR, WHATEVER. GO GET THE POLICE. BUT HE DIDN'T HAVE TO DO THAT.)) ((J.R. WILFONG/CLUB OWNER: WHEN HE WAS PHYSICALLY KNOCKED TO THE GROUND, HE HAD TO DO WHAT HE HAD TO DO....)) ((...SHE WAS TWICE HIS SIZE. HE WAS DOING ALL THAT HE COULD DO.))
[SUPER=01-Janice Goode/Mother; :00]
[SUPER=01-J. R. Wilfong/Club Owner; :09]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=all that he could do.]
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[VO-NAT]


The club's owner says this was the first time mace has been used on a patron.
He says he's filing charges against the teens for assault and battery and destruction of a metal detector.
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[7-Bus-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC28:17]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]

Investigators say speed was as factor, when a truck collided with a school bus in Franklin County. One of the drivers did not survive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;]

22- year old Jason Marshall (JAM-isun) Jamison died instantly when his truck collided head-on with the bus. The crash occurred yesterday on Bethlehem Road-- just outside Boones Mill. The young man was driving a truck for Jamison Electric-- which is a family run business. Dela Mae Fisher lives near the accident site and heard the collision.
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[SOT 08:19:37 08:18:08]
[IN Q=And I heard the ]

((DELA MAE FISHER: AND I HEARD THE NOISE AND TURNED AROUND TO LOOK OUT THERE, THAT'S WHEN I SEEN THE WHEEL GOING ACROSS THE ROAD AND THE TRUCK FLIPPED OVER. MIKE STATER/VA STATE POLICE: THE PANEL TRUCK WAS TRAVELING EAST AND OBVIOUSLY THE BUS WAS TRAVELING WEST. THE TRUCK VEERED TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD STRIKING THE BUS. IT WOULD APPEAR THE BUS VEERED TO THE RIGHT TRYING TO AVERT THE ACCIDENT HEAD ON BY THE TRUCK.))
[SUPER=07-Dela Mae Fisher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Stater/Virginia State Police; 10]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=by the truck.]
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[VO-NAT]

Authorities say Jamison was going too fast when he took the curve. The driver of the school bus and her 12 year old son were the only ones on the bus and were treated for minor injuries. Both vehicles were a total loss.
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[7-Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC1:38:06]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


It took two years to find him, but a man wanted for a Henry County murder is now in custody .. In North Carolina.
[SS=Abundio Mora Soto]


24-year old Abundio Mora Soto was wanted for the murder of his cousin-- Jose Santos Mora Soto.
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[VO-NAT]


Jose Mora Soto's body was found in a creek near his home in October of 1999.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./October 1999]


The medical examiner ruled the death a "homicide by strangulation."
Sheriff's Deputies say Abundio fled Henry County a few days later.
Police in Charlotte, North Carolina arrested him Saturday on suspicion of shoplifting.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Abundio Mora Soto is being held in North Carolina, and will face charges there before being extradited to Henry County.
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look for cloudy skies and light rain today ... highs generally around 50. Tonight, cloudy skies and patchy drizzle, lows in the 40's. ((Extended)) [cutopen]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]


[45-11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:35:22]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Virginia's budget negotiators briefly got together yesterday, but there is still no agreement in the legislature.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


In their first face to face meeting in five weeks, the eight lawmakers expressed a new urgency in reaching a state budget agreement.
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[SOT 14:09:04]
[IN Q=I think the people have]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD CO.: I THINK THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN THROUGH THE POLLINGS. AND THE SENSE OF THE MEMBERS, HAVE FELT THAT THE CAR TAX ISN'T THE ALPHA AND OMEGA OF LIFE. AND THAT THERE ARE OTHER ASPECTS OF GOVERNMENT THAT ARE VITAL.))
[sot 13:50:59]

((DEL. JIM DILLARD/R-FAIRFAX: ONLY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CAN FREE UP CERTAIN MONIES THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO US, SO THERE ARE JUST ALL KINDS OF REASONS THAT WE NEED A BUDGET. NOT TO MENTION THE PUBLIC'S JUST QUESTION AS TO WHY WE CAN'T GET TOGETHER AND COME UP WITH A BUDGET.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Stafford Co.; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jim Dillard/(R) Fairfax; :21]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=and come up with a budget.]
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[VO-NAT]


The negotiators say Governor Jim Gilmore's state worker, teacher, and constitutional officer pay raise plan is likely dead on arrival.
That makes budget deliberations more important.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=Veto Session]


The entire legislature reconvenes tomorrow for a one-day veto override session.
A six- day special session begins Thursday to re-draw Virginia's political districts, with data from the 2000 census.

[45-Child-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC1:12:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The mother of a four year old boy who died in February is now charged with his murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett/February]


The boy's stepfather called Henry County 9-1-1 after finding the child unresponsive in bed.
The medical examiner determined Stephen Kelly died from blunt force injuries to the head, chest, and abdomen.
The boy's mother, 22 year old Donniele Norman, is charged with second degree murder.
Norman was arrested yesterday and is being held at the Henry County jail with no bond.
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[45-11Lex-Church]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC46:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Nine months after a devastating fire, one of Lexington's most recognizable landmarks is getting a new roof.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Crews began replacing the roof on the 155- year- old Lexington Presbyterian Church yesterday.. more than eight months after fire gutted the historic building.
It's the first step toward making the structure weather-proof so that interior work can begin.
Church members say they're glad to see their building start to take on a more familiar look.
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[SOT 15:32:39]
[IN Q=It's a real]

((SKIP HESS/LEXINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MEMBER: IT'S A REAL GOOD THING, WE'RE REALLY HAPPY TO SEE THE WORK ACTUALLY BEGIN NOW THAT YOU CAN SEE A CHANGE IN THE HORIZON LINE HERE IN THE TOWN, WHICH WILL KIND OF GET US BACK TO THE OLD WAY OF DOING THINGS, SEEING THE STEEPLE THERE AND THE CLOCK AND ALL THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Skip Hess/Church Member]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=clock and all that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Crews hope to raise a new steeple on the church some time this fall.
The building is expected to be finished next spring.
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[45Weather]
Turning our attention now to the forecast ..
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look for cloudy skies and light rain today ... highs generally around 50. Tonight, cloudy skies and patchy drizzle, lows in the 40's. ((Extended)) [cutopen]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]


[8-11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC08:37]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


The selection of board and commission members will soon be more efficient, according to Roanoke City Council.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Council members approved a re-design of the committee system... instituting a formal selection process. They also eliminated several panels, such as the bid specifications committee, that council members felt were unnecessary.

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[SOT 02:27:40]
[IN Q=That committee was originated]

((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE VICE-MAYOR: THAT WAS A COMMITTEE ORIGINATED FOR VEHICLES WHICH HAS TURNED INTO ALL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. WE BELIEVE STATE LAW AND LOCAL ORDINANCES COVER THAT BUT BY ELIMINATING THAT COMMITTEE WE SPEED THINGS UP BY THIRTY DAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke Vice-Mayor]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=speed things up by thirty days.]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, city council also designated the former Norfolk and Western Passenger Station as the city's depot for future passenger rail service.
Council members will consider a request for money to renovate the building when they begin working on the budget later this Spring.
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[8-tank-museum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC38:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Plans for a new Southside museum haven't "tanked" ...but they ARE moving slowly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Two years ago, the American Armoured Foundation announced plans to bring its tank museum to Pittsylvania County.
The first big obstacle was renovating the old Disstan plant along Route 29.
Now the museum needs to raise more than a million dollars to transport the large tanks from its old facility in New York.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:41:36, 16:44:00]
[IN Q=Its like moving]

((DAVID KALBACKER/MUSEUM BUSINESS CONSULTANT: ITS LIKE MOVING TREMENDOUS EARTH MOVING EQUIPMENT. YOU HAVE TO HAVE SPECIAL PERMITS AND RIDE AT SPECIAL TIMES AND HAVE SPECIAL ROUTES.)) ((WILLIAM GASSER/DIRECTOR: IN THE MEANTIME, WE'RE DOING THE BEST WE CAN TO BRING THE ARTIFACTS DOWN HERE AND PRESERVE THEM AND DO FUNDRAISING SO WE CAN GET OPEN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-David Kalbacker/Museum Business Consultant; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Gasser/Museum Director; :08]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=as soon as possible]
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[VO-NAT]


Museum curators don't have a target opening date.
But they hope to be open on a limited basis by this time next year.
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[8-Customer-Choice]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Deregulation]


Electricity deregulation is headed to Virginia.
Thousands of Virginians will be able to choose from four power providers by January.
The State says electricity choice will attract competitive suppliers.
Opponents say Virginia may end up with a power crisis like California.

[8-11Middle-School]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC22:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The first shovel has hit dirt in the construction of the new Christiansburg Middle School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Construction on Buffalo Drive will begin this summer with an anticipated completion date of Fall 2003.
Officials say a new building is needed because the current middle school is crowded and old.
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[SOT-20:12:22]
[IN Q=YOU'RE GOING]

((MARY BIGGS/MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERVISOR; YOU'RE GOING TO SEE STATE OF THE ART FACILITY AS FAR AS CLASSROOM SPACE GOES, AREAS FOR SPECIALTIES SUCH AS YOUR ART AND MUSIC AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU MIGHT HAVE IN THAT AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Biggs/Montgomery Co. Supervisor]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=HAVE IN THAT AREA]
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[VO-NAT]


Approximately 760-students will attend school in the new building.
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[8Weather]
Turning our attention now to the forecast ..
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[SUPER=#555;RESET]

look for cloudy skies and light rain today ... highs generally around 50. Tonight, cloudy skies and patchy drizzle, low((Extended)) s in the 40's.