[7-Roanoke-Robbery]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]

An armed robbery at a Roanoke convenience store leaves one clerk dead, and another employee wounded. The shooting happened
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[VO-NAT 20.5 before the bite]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

at the Texaco "Stop In" on Hershberger Road just before eleven o'clock last night. Police say two men wearing masks demanded money before shooting both employees. The female clerk, who's from Roanoke, died at the scene. Her male co-worker was shot in the right shoulder and is expected to recover. He's been identified as 31- year old Steve Riviera of Roanoke.
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[SOT 16:44:57]
[IN Q=Yes, both men were armed]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokeswoman; ]

((YES, BOTH MEN WERE ARMED AND BOTH MEN WERE MASKED AND AGAIN ONE MAN WAS MASKED WITH A SCREAM MASK AND IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION AGAIN WE'RE REALLY ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IF ANYONE WAS IN THIS AREA AT THIS TIME AND HEARD ANYTHING THAT WOULD BE USEFUL TO POLICE WE ASK THAT THEY CONTACT US.))
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[OUT Q=they contact us.]
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[VO-NAT 10.5 after bite]

The store does have a surveillance camera but police have not said if it has revealed any information. Police say they don't know if the suspects fled on foot-- or got into a vehicle.
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[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The two employees were the only people inside the store at the time of the robbery.

[7-11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC2:01:20]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]

Lynchburg is holding steady during the nation's recession and the state budget crisis, and even moving forward...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's the word from mayor Carl Hutcherson who delivered the State of the City address before a packed house in city council chambers last night.
Hutcherson says cuts in state funding will lead to tough budget decisions this spring.. but taxes will not go up.
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[SOT 7:18:07]
[IN Q=I believe that]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I BELIEVE THAT ONE OF THE SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS FACING COUNCIL DURING ITS UPCOMING BUDGET DELIBERATION WILL BE WHETHER OR NOT TO TRY TO OFFSET ANY REDUCTION IN STATE FUNDING WITH LOCAL FUNDS. BECAUSE OF COUNCIL'S COMMITMENT NOT TO RAISE TAXES, TO DO SO WOULD REQUIRE SPENDING REDUCTIONS IN OTHER AREAS WHERE LOCAL REVENUES FUND CITY SERVICES.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor; :06]
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[OUT Q=fund city services.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hutcherson says millions of investment dollars are starting to pour into downtown and the city is keeping its financial commitments to renovate the schools and overhaul Lynchburg's sewer system.
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[7-11Henry-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC46:55]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]

Henry County has hit another road block on the way to their controversial school closing plans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape; ]

The school board asked the board of supervisors for a roughly 700- thousand dollar advance to get started on the project. The school board is planning to consolidate four high schools into two. Yesterday the supervisors, in an unanimous vote, said NO to the school board's request. A spokeswoman for the school system says the school board is still planning to move forward with the re-configuration ...and that the advance in funds would have allowed work to be done before students return to school in the fall.
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[45-Roanoke-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]

An armed robbery at a Roanoke convenience stores leaves one female clerk dead, and injures her co-worker. The shooting happened
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[VO-NAT 20.5 before the bite]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

at the Texaco "Stop In" on Hershberger Road just before eleven o'clock last night. Police say two men wearing masks demanded money before shooting both employees. The female clerk, who's from Roanoke, died at the scene. Her male co-worker was shot in the right shoulder and is expected to recover. He's been identified as 31- year old Steve Riviera of Roanoke.
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[SOT 16:44:57]
[IN Q=Yes, both men were armed]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokeswoman; ]

((YES, BOTH MEN WERE ARMED AND BOTH MEN WERE MASKED AND AGAIN ONE MAN WAS MASKED WITH A SCREAM MASK AND IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION AGAIN WE'RE REALLY ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IF ANYONE WAS IN THIS AREA AT THIS TIME AND HEARD ANYTHING THAT WOULD BE USEFUL TO POLICE WE ASK THAT THEY CONTACT US.))
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=they contact us.]
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[VO-NAT 10.5 after bite]

The store does have a surveillance camera but police have not said if it has revealed any information. Police say they don't know if the suspects fled on foot-- or got into a vehicle.
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[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The two employees were the only people inside the store at the time of the robbery.

[45-Henry-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC46:55]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]


Henry County Schools had a financial setback in the controversial plan to consolidate several Henry County Schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape; ]

The school board asked the board of supervisors for a roughly 700- thousand dollar advance to get started on the project. The school board is planning to consolidate four high schools into two. Yesterday the supervisors, in an unanimous vote, said NO to the school board's request. A spokeswoman for the school system says the school board is still planning to move forward with the re-configuration ...and that the advance in funds would have allowed work to be done before students return to school in the fall.
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[45-11Protester]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg judge must decide whether the city's "protest permit ordinance" infringes on a person's right to free speech, and is unconstitutional.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/November 9, 2001]


Peace activist Jack Payden-Travers was fined 50 dollars for organizing this anti-war demonstration last fall without getting the proper permit.
The A-C-L-U says the city's ordinance is too arbitrary.. but prosecutors say it balances freedom of speech with public safety.
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[SOT 13:12:58]
[IN Q=Judge Perrow kept]

((ED LUSTIG/PROSECUTOR: JUDGE PERROW KEPT ASKING MR. BAUGH 'IF FIVE'S NOT THE NUMBER, WHAT IS?' AND THEY WERE UNABLE TO COME UP WITH A NUMBER. AND LIKE I SAID, I DON'T REALLY THINK THAT OUR CITY OFFICIALS NEED THE HELP OF THE A-C-L-U OR MR. BAUGH TO DRAFT THE ORDINANCE. I THINK THE ORDINANCE IS FINE THE WAY IT IS.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Lustig/Prosecutor]
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[OUT Q=fine the way it is.]
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[VO-NAT]


If they lose their appeal, Payden-Travers' lawyers say they may take it to a higher court, or sue the city over the constitutionality of the law.
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[8-11Bedford-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]

Some Bedford County homeowners are watching their wells run dry. Last night, the board of supervisors pledged its support behind the public service authority and its plan to bring public water to those homes in desperate need.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I got some]

((FREDDIE PICKREL/BEDFORD CO. HOMEOWNER; I GOT SOME HOPE THAT WHAT I GOT WON'T BE COMPLETELY LOST IF I GET SOME COUNTY WATER. AT LEAST WE CAN LIVE LIKE HUMANS AND WHAT WE HAVE WILL BE WORTH A LITTLE SOMETHING.))
[SUPER=01-Freddie Pickrel/Bedford Co. Homeowner; ]
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[OUT Q=a little something.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The news is a welcome relief for Freddie Pickrel and his family.
They live in the New London area and like many of their neighbors, have been without water for months.
The Pickrel's are currently hauling water in, after several attempts to drill a new well all failed.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the first well ]

((THE FIRST WELL LASTED UNTIL OCTOBER. THEN I DRILLED TWO 500 FOOT ONES, ONE 400 FOOT ONE AND CLEANED OUT A SPRING WITH NO WATER, OR VERY LITTLE WATER.))
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[OUT Q=or very little water]
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[ANCHOR=kim]
[SS=none]


It won't immediately solve the problems, though.
If all goes well, some residents could get public water by Christmas.

[8-11XGR]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC45:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Lawmaker refused to give the statewide sales tax referendum the "go-ahead."
Last night, after two votes in the General Assembly, the proposal is almost null and void.
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[VO-NAT]


It was the bill that Governor Warner had thrown his support behind. And it was the best hope for a statewide sales tax referendum that would raise more than 300- million dollars a year for school construction across Virginia.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But yesterday one General Assembly committee stripped away the statewide referendum, and then a second committee killed the bill entirely.
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[SOT 14:48:57 ]
[IN Q=I hope that]

((DEL. JACKIE STUMP: I HOPE THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK AND THINK STATEWIDE, BECAUSE LIKE I SAY I GOT KIDS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THAT HAVE NEEDS. I GOT ROADS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THAT HAVE NEEDS. AND BELIEVE ME I'VE BEEN TO NORTHERN VIRGINIA AND YOU'VE DEFINITELY GOT NEEDS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Jackie Stump/(D) Oakwood]
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[OUT Q=definitely got needs.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


House Speaker Vance Wilkins is reportedly working behind the scenes to revive regional referendums that could raise money for roads and schools in northern Virginia.
Supporters of the statewide education referendum haven't given up either, but their prospects remain slim at best.

[8Goodbye]


[ANCHOR=KMC-LEO]
[NEWSCAST=cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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