[7-11Eden-Fatal]

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A car crash in North Carolina kills a Pittsylvania County man.
The crash happened in Eden .. where police say a car driven by 50 year old Mark J. Hampton and a private ambulance from Henry County collided.
Hampton was pronounced dead at the scene.
The ambulance driver and her passenger were taken to the hospital- they were treated and released. North Carolina police are investigating.

[7-6-Corporal-Punishment]


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Virginia's ban on corporal punishment for foster children will stay the same.
The state Social Services board voted unanimously yesterday to continue the ban.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Last year the board voted to allow shaking and spanking of foster children, but put the policy on hold after child advocates complained about the potential for abuse.
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[7-11Boty-Budget]


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If the Botetourt County budget is approved - schools may see a cut in programs.

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


That brought lots of people out for last night's public hearing.
Under the proposal, the school system would get nearly two million dollars less than it wanted.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./August]


The school board says that could mean cutting some music and phys-ed classes, eliminating activity busses and nurses and increasing class size.
Board members say that's the only way to continue teacher pay raises and pay off the new Greenfield elementary School.
Some laid the blame at the feet of county supervisors.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It is our]

((JACK THOMAS/BOTETOURT CO. SUPERINTENDENT; IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY, YOURS AND MINE, TO PROVIDE THE BEST EDUCATION FOR OUT CHILDREN. IT SHOULD NOT BE THE RESPONSIBLITY OF CHILDREN TO CARRY FIX YOUR FISCAL MISTAKES BY CARRYING THE GREENFIELD INDUSTRIAL PARK AND SHELL BUILDINGS ON THEIR BACKS.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Thomas/Botetourt Co. Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=buildings on their backs.]
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[VO-NAT]


Still others say throwing more money at the schools won't solve the problems.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Instead of the]

((INSTEAD OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAVING TO TAKE IT ON THE CHIN EVERY TIME THE SCHOOL BOARD BRINGS A BUDGET TO THEM...)) ((I BELIEVE THE WAY TO RESPONSIBILTY LIES WITH THE BOTETOURT SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND SCHOOL BOARD TO BE BETTER STEWARDS OF OUR MONEY AND TAX DOLLARS.)) [**NO SUPER**]
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[OUT Q=our money and tax dollars.]
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[SS=HOLD]


The County's 52-point-6 million dollar budget includes no tax increases.

[7-11South-Boston]


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South Boston's airport is back in business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


The airport is now fully operational more than a month after a fire destroyed the terminal, several planes, and part of a hangar.
A trailer will temporarily house the terminal and offices.
The fire also destroyed a fuse box making night flying impossible but that problem was fixed this week.
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[SOT 16:27:30]
[IN Q=We got some funding]

((RONNIE VAUGHAN/WILLIAM TUCK AIRPORT COMMISSION: WE GOT SOME FUNDING FROM THE STATE FOR THAT, TO GET IT BACK UP AND OPERATING BECAUSE THATS A BIG SAFETY ISSUE. ONE OF THE STATE'S TOP PRIORITIES IS SAFETY FOR THE AIRPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Vaughan/William Tuck Airport Commission]
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[OUT Q=for the airport]
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The airport commission plans to apply for a state grant to help rebuild the terminal.
State Police continue to investigate the cause of the March 5th fire.
Workers will begin to clean up the site in the next several weeks.
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[45-11Wytheville-Murder]


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There are now more details about a shooting in Wytheville.
Police have identified the victims as Robert and Donna Burgess.
The couple was found with gunshot wounds to the head at a home on North 30th Street on Tuesday evening.
One of their sons was there and called 9-1-1.
Police are waiting for autopsy results before confirming their theory that 64-year-old Robert killed his 47-year-old wife before turning the gun on himself.

[45-11Mascot]


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Montgomery County school board officials have to figure out just how much a new mascot will cost Blacksburg High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Night; QUICK!!!!!!]


The school board must find funds to order new sports uniforms, refinish the gym floor and eliminate other Indian depictions in the building.
A cost for all this has yet to be addressed.
The school does have until July 2003 to comply with the new policy that prohibits the Indian.
Some believe a smooth transition will be helped by having the community involvement seen during the debate.
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[SOT 15:22:25]
[IN Q=I THINK ]

((JIM KLAGGE/MONTGOMERY CO. SCHOOL BOARD; I THINK ONCE PEOPLE GET INVOLVED AND SEE THE VALUE OF EDUCATION GENERALLY THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO COME TOGETHER BEHIND OUR SCHOOLS REGARDLESS OF THE MASCOT ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Klagge/Montgomery Co. School Board;]
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[OUT Q=regardless of the mascot isue]
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[VO-NAT]


The next school board meeting is May 8th and budget issues are on the agenda.
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[45-11Alleghany-ID]


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One company's bankruptcy is causing some money troubles in Allegheny County, but a solution may be on the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./1999]


The county broke ground in 1999 hoping L-K-M would move into its shell building, but things fell through when L-K-M went belly up.
Now the Economic Development Authority is left with the bill --
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two hundred thousand plus for building upgrades, and one hundred thousand dollars for a bond issue.
Two manufacturing companies are now actively inquiring about filling the space permanently.

[45-11D-Day-Plane]


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A piece of the past will be on display in Bedford County - just in time for the dedication of the D-Day Memorial in June.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


For the past nine months, Rucker Tibbs and a group of volunteers at the New London Airport have been rebuilding this 1942 L-3 reconnaissance plane.
It's the same kind of plane that helped pinpoint enemy targets during the D-Day invasion in 1944.
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[SOT 21:16:56]
[IN Q=The L-3 that]

((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY MEMORIAL DIRECTOR: THE L-3 THAT THE GENTLEMEN HAVE BEEN WORKING ON OUT AT THE NEW LONDON AIRPORT LOOKS GREAT. AND THEY'VE DONE IT SO HISTORICALLY ACCURATELY IN TERMS OF THE WRAP AROUND THE WINGS AND THE PAINTING AND THE MARKINGS AND SO FORTH, WE'RE REALLY PROUD TO BE THE RECIPIENTS OF SUCH A WONDERFUL DONATION THOSE GUYS HAVE MADE TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Memorial Director; :09]
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[OUT Q=made to us.]
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Less than forty of the L-3's were made during World War Two.
It will be moved to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford next month.
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[8-11L'burg-Shooting]


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Two teenagers are charged in connection with a drive-by shooting in Lynchburg yesterday.
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Police say a carload of teenagers fired several rounds at this house on Sixteenth Street.
No one was injured, but police found bullet holes around the doorway.
Authorities stopped the car a few minutes later on Jubilee Drive. Two teenagers were charged with possession of a concealed weapon, and shooting from a vehicle.
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[8-11Wytheville-Murder]


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New details are being released about a Wytheville shooting
Police have identified the victims as Robert and Donna Burgess.
The couple was found with gunshot wounds to the head at a home on North 30th Street on Tuesday evening.
One of their sons was there and called 9-1-1.
Police are waiting for autopsy results before confirming their theory that 64-year-old Robert killed his 47-year-old wife before turning the gun on himself.

[8-6-Corporal-Punishment]


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Virginia's ban on corporal punishment of foster children will stay the same.
The state Social Services board yesterday voted unanimously to continue the ban.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Last year the board voted to allow shaking and spanking of foster children, but put the policy on hold after child advocates complained about the potential for abuse.
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[8-11South-Boston]


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South Boston's airport is back in business despite fire damage that still needs to be repaired.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


The airport is now fully operational more than a month after a fire destroyed the terminal, several planes, and part of a hangar.
A trailer will temporarily house the terminal and offices.
The fire also destroyed a fuse box making night flying impossible but that problem was fixed this week.
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[SOT 16:27:30]
[IN Q=We got some funding]

((RONNIE VAUGHAN/WILLIAM TUCK AIRPORT COMMISSION: WE GOT SOME FUNDING FROM THE STATE FOR THAT, TO GET IT BACK UP AND OPERATING BECAUSE THATS A BIG SAFETY ISSUE. ONE OF THE STATE'S TOP PRIORITIES IS SAFETY FOR THE AIRPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Vaughan/William Tuck Airport Commission]
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[OUT Q=for the airport]
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[VO-NAT]


The airport commission plans to apply for a state grant to help rebuild the terminal.
State Police continue to investigate the cause of the March 5th fire.
Workers will begin to clean up the site in the next several weeks.
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[8-11D-Day-Plane]


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A re-created piece of history will be finished in time to be displayed at the dedication of the D-Day Memorial on June 6th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


For the past nine months, Rucker Tibbs and a group of volunteers at the New London Airport have been rebuilding this 1942 L-3 reconnaissance plane.
It's the same kind of plane that helped pinpoint enemy targets during the D-Day invasion in 1944.
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[SOT 21:16:56]
[IN Q=The L-3 that]

((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY MEMORIAL DIRECTOR: THE L-3 THAT THE GENTLEMEN HAVE BEEN WORKING ON OUT AT THE NEW LONDON AIRPORT LOOKS GREAT. AND THEY'VE DONE IT SO HISTORICALLY ACCURATELY IN TERMS OF THE WRAP AROUND THE WINGS AND THE PAINTING AND THE MARKINGS AND SO FORTH, WE'RE REALLY PROUD TO BE THE RECIPIENTS OF SUCH A WONDERFUL DONATION THOSE GUYS HAVE MADE TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Memorial Director; :09]
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[OUT Q=made to us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Less than forty of the L-3's were made during World War Two.
It will be moved to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford next month. (------------)