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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones......The cool-down has officially begun. It will be a cloudy day, highs only reaching the 60s. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up.





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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Roanoke City School officials say the bus driver involved in a fatal accident has an excellent driving record.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday]


Police are still investigating the accident that claimed the life of 75 year old Lawrence Thomas Saxton.
He was struck stuck as he crossed the street.
School officials say the bus driver --84 year old Olin Glidden-- had a good safety record.
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[SOT23:31:47]
[IN Q=No accidents as far as I know, no ]

((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; NO ACCIDENTS AS FAR AS I KNOW, NO CONVICTIONS OF ANYTHING AS FAR AS I KNOW))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Roanoke City Schools]
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School officials say all its drivers get about 10 hours of training every year. They must also have a commercial drivers license and get re-certified every 5 years.
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[SOT23:34:45]
[IN Q=Everyone is upset over this is]

((EVERYONE IS UPSET OVER THIS --A PERSON PASSED AWAY I SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO ALL THE FAMILIES INVOLVED INCLUDING THE CHILDREN ON THE BUS))
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[OUT Q=the children on the bus]
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[VO-NAT]


Glidden did not return to work yesterday. But school officials expect he will continue to drive the same route.
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[7-6-Wachovia]


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Wachovia's merger with First Union could cost some residents in Roanoke their jobs.
The bank plans to consolidate commercial sales support that is now performed in Roanoke in Winston-Salem, and move commercial-loan services workers from Roanoke to Charlotte.
No word on how many workers could be affected.
Company officials say many of the changes will not be made until the middle of next year or later.

[7-11Volvo]


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New River Valley drivers who deliver Volvo trucks may have to face layoffs.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Local Teamsters President Jimmy Sherwood says Volvo is ending its relationship with Hook-Up.
[SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape;]

Hook-up hauls the Dublin plant's new rigs to dealers in the U-S and Canada. Sherwood says that by January 31st, Volvo plans to get the service from an out of state hauling company to save money.

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[SOT 3:14:15 ]
[IN Q=ALL I KNOW]

((JIMMY SHERWOOD/TEAMSTERS LOCAL 171 PRESIDENT; ALL I KNOW IS THAT WE HAVE OVER TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES AFFECTED PEOPLE WHO PAY TAXES AND ARE ESTABLISHED IN THE AREAS AND WERE GONNA LOSE THAT THE STATE'S GOING TO LOSE THAT AND I DON'T KNOW THERE THEY ARE GOING TO GET JOBS AT.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Sherwood/Teamsters Local 171 President;]
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[VO-NAT]

Sherwood says neither Hook-up nor Volvo is telling the union the name of the new hauling company.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=HOLD]


A Volvo spokesman say the company's made no final decision about the issue. He does say that Volvo's always looking for ways to control and reduce cost.

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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones......If you are getting tired of the December heat, there will be a little relief for you today.. . Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have our complete forecast in just a moment.





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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Roanoke City School officials say the bus driver involved in this week's fatal accident had an excellent driving record.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday]


Police are still investigating the accident that claimed the life of 75 year old Lawrence Thomas Saxton.
He was struck stuck as he crossed the street.
School officials say the bus driver --84 year old Olin Glidden-- had a good safety record.
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[SOT23:31:47]
[IN Q=No accidents as far as I know, no ]

((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; NO ACCIDENTS AS FAR AS I KNOW, NO CONVICTIONS OF ANYTHING AS FAR AS I KNOW))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Roanoke City Schools]
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School officials say all its drivers get about 10 hours of training every year. They must also have a commercial drivers license and get re-certified every 5 years.
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[SOT23:34:45]
[IN Q=Everyone is upset over this is]

((EVERYONE IS UPSET OVER THIS --A PERSON PASSED AWAY I SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO ALL THE FAMILIES INVOLVED INCLUDING THE CHILDREN ON THE BUS))
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[OUT Q=the children on the bus]
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[VO-NAT]


Glidden did not return to work yesterday. But school officials expect he will continue to drive the same route.
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[45-11Unemployment-Benefits]


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Good news for many in Henry County and Martinsville who've recently lost their jobs...
Yesterday, The House of Representatives voted to extend unemployment benefits for 26 more weeks.
That means workers who lose their jobs because of foreign imports or because companies move out of the country would be eligible for 104 weeks of benefits.
The Senate must still approve the plan.

[45-11Wal-Mart]


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Residents in the Bonsack neighborhood of Roanoke County think a Super Wal-Mart is NOT such a super idea...
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[NAT SOUND OF CONSTRUCTION NOISE] ((CONSTRUCTION NOISE))
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Construction noise is just one of their complaints about the 28-acre site at the intersection of 460 and alternate 220 that's been cleared for the Wal-Mart.
Yesterday, Bonsack residents expressed their concerns to the county administrator.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The people already]

((RON MINTON/BONSACK RESIDENT; THE PEOPLE ALREADY KNOW HOW TO DODGE THESE LIGHTS ON 460 BY CUTTING THROUGH THE BACK SIDE OF THE SUBDIVISION.)) [BUTT BUTT] ((ELMER HODGE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; WHAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO DO IS TO ASK THEM IN A REASONABLE FASHION WHAT THEY CAN MAKE CONCESSIONS ON.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Minton/Bonsack Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/County Administrator; :09]
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[OUT Q=concessions on.]
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[VO-NAT]


The county says it will approach Wal-Mart with citizen concerns but says the chain is not legally obligated to respond.
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(Marya tosses to bump)


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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... Cooler temperatures today. And don't mind those clouds ... they may bring showers tonight. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast in just a few moments.





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A Danville man is dead after a single car accident in Pittsylvania County early this morning. It occured just after 2 o'clock. State police say the driver, 27-year-old Jason Clifton Lewis, was traveling on route 58 when his car ran off the left side of the highway and overturned. There were no passengers in the car. State police say Lewis was in the U-S Navy.

[8-11Henry-School]


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Residents in Henry County are protesting a plan to close a predominately black high school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


More than one hundred parents turned out last night for a community town meeting at Laurel Park High School.
The current re-configuration plan would merge Laurel Park into Magna Vista and Fieldale-Collinsville into Bassett.


A proposal from a citizen's group asks the school board to keep three high schools including Laurel Park.
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[SOT 20:46:49; 20:05:50]
[IN Q=If they do not]

((REV. TYLER MILLNER: IF THEY DO NOT VOTE THE WAY THAT REFLECTS EQUITY AND FAIRNESS THEN I WOULD NOT SEE ANY RECOURSE BUT THE COURTS.)) ((SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: WE CAN'T JUST PICK AND CHOOSE AND IGNORE FACTS THAT DON'T FIT WITH IN THE FRAMEWORK OF A SUGGESTION. WE'VE GOT TO COME TO GRIPS WITH THE REAL LOSS OF REVENUE AND THAT WE HAVE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Tyler Millner/Morning Star Holy Church; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. Superintendent; :08]
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Citizens will be able to give their input at a public hearing Tuesday night at the Henry County Administration building.
The school board has scheduled a vote for next Friday.
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[8-VOB-Wythe-Memorial]


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In honor of a local fallen hero - there's a new place for hikers to take shelter along the New River Trail.
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[SUPER=03-Austinville;]

The Cliff Dicker Memorial shelter was unveiled and dedicated in Austinville yesterday. The State Parks Department put up the structure.
[SUPER=04-1994;]

In 19-94, the 13-year veteran of the Wythe County Sheriff's Department was gunned down while taking a juvenile suspect into custody.
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[SOT 3:16:12]
[IN Q=over the ]

((BRENT DICKER/SON; OVER THE YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN MANY DIFFERENT MEMORIALS MOMENTOES AND SERVICES BUT THIS ONE ESPECIALLY IS VERY GOOD TO US, WE APPRECIATE WHAT'S BEEN ALLOWED BY THE STATE PARKS TO BE DONE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=TO BE DONE HERE.]
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[VO-NAT]

The shrubs and trees planted around the shelter are representative of Dicker's family members. The memorial stone with the 57-year old's picture was donated. His admitted killer, Christopher Shawn Wheeler, is serving a 43-year prison sentence.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 12/08/01
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-12/Helena Coleman/Martinsville]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-17th/John & Sharon Coleman/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-9/Holly Rhodes/Floyd]



[SUPER=130-4/Morgan Willis/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-14/Elisha Hagy/Clifton Forge]



[SUPER=130-17/Tiffany Carter/Union Hall]


No Pictures:
Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Debbie & Phillip Haynes/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Heather Nibblet/Snow Creek]

[SUPER=131-/Katelan Bondurant/Snow Creek]