[7-11Radford-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST- AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC-2:39:09]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Ammunition Plant]

A blaze ignited at the Radford Arsenal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; ]

Area fire fighters were called to the plant around eight o'clock last night. A spokesman says grass was ignited by a spark from a power line. Fire fighters from several departments were called in for back- up because the fire was near a nitroglycerine plant. That fire was quickly put out... and no injuries were reported.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE][7-11Fort-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC-1:54:33]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

A brush fire has also caused problems in Roanoke County. Crews were called to the top of Fort Lewis Mountain off of Bear Creek Circle around 8:30 yesterday morning. They quickly got a line around the fire but it jumped the line several times due to wind gusts that reached as high as 40 miles an hour. The fire is contained at this hour, but firefighters are still on the mountain this morning keeping a close eye on it.
No word yet on what started the blaze.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fires]

Meanwhile, crews are battling a forest fire in the Paint Bank area of Craig County this morning. Forestry officials say that fire has burned nearly a hundred acres. Another 84 acres burned earlier yesterday in Bath County.

[7-11Botetourt-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
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[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Meanwhile, firefighters battled a brush fire in Botetourt County last night. It was located off Route 4-60 in the Rainbow Forest area of the county and threatened several homes, although none was damaged. Authorities say the fire is now under control. There's no word on the cause of the blaze.

[7-11DUI-Driving]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC-39:04]
[GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving]

People caught driving drunk ought to pay for it--that's the opinion of one Roanoke County supervisor...
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[VO-NAT; :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Butch Church has proposed an ordinance that would allow the county to recover the expense of responding to wrecks caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There were 319 D-U-I arrests last year in Roanoke County, 15-percent of which were accidents. The fees would range from 500 to a thousand dollars and would be in addition to any criminal penalties.
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[SOT 15:24:37]
[IN Q=We're taking for example]

((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: WE'RE TAKING FOR EXAMPLE PERSONNEL AND A VEHICLE OUT OF SERVICE WHEN THESE CALLS GO OUT. WHY NOT BE ABLE TO GET THE FUNDS REIMBURSED LEGALLY THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEMS AND MAYBE FUND A COUPLE OF POSITIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Church/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; :07]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=couple of positions]
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[VO-NAT]


The money collected would be earmarked back to the E-M-S and safety divisions.
Church believes the ordinance could generate more than fifty thousand dollars a year.
The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the proposal tomorrow.
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[45-11Radford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC-2:39:09]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Ammunition Plant]


A brush fire broke out at the Radford Arsenal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; ]

Area fire fighters were called to the plant around eight o'clock last night. A spokesman says grass was ignited by a spark from a power line. Fire fighters from several departments were called in for back- up because the fire was near a nitroglycerine plant. The fire was quickly put out... and no injuries were reported.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE][45-11Fort-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC-1:54:33]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Brush fires have also been a problem in Roanoke County. Crews were called to the top of Fort Lewis Mountain off of Bear Creek Circle around 8:30 yesterday morning. They quickly got a line around the fire but it jumped the line several times due to wind gusts that reached as high as 40 miles an hour. The fire is contained at this hour, but firefighters are still on the mountain this morning keeping a close eye on it.
No word yet on what started the blaze.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fires]

Meanwhile, crews are battling a forest fire in the Paint Bank area of Craig County this morning. Forestry officials say that fire has burned nearly a hundred acres. Another 84 acres burned earlier yesterday in Bath County.

[45-11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC-1:46:07]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

For the second time in two months-- a blaze has damaged a Roanoke home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Fire fighters were called to this house on Elm Avenue around nine o'clock last night. The fire appears to have started in the back of the house. The home also sustained heavy fire damage back in January-- At that time-- fire officials had ruled out arson. No word yet on what caused the fire.
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[45-11VIR]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC-1:12:04]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Intl Raceway]


The Virginia International Raceway is right on track with a new project.
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[VO-NAT; :24]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./October]


The Halifax County Board of Supervisors earlier this week approved plans for the track's expansion.
By late spring, V-I-R will have a new off-road driving facility that includes an S-U-V course as well as a motorcross and go cart track.
The raceway has also secured more than a million dollar's in tobacco money to help pay for on-site sewage which allows for the construction of new buildings.
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[SOT 4:44:53]
[IN Q=We're looking at a hotel]

((LAURA COMSTOCK/VIR SPOKESPERSON: WE'RE LOOKING AT A HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER WHERE THEY CAN BE ALL INCLUSIVE RIGHT THERE AT THE PROPERTY. WITH THE MOTOR SPORTS COUNTRY CLUB AND THE RESTAURANT COMPONENT THERE THEY'LL BE ABLE TO DINE, STAY THERE, HAVE CONFERENCES, DO EDUCATIONAL AND FUN THINGS ALL AT ONE TIME, AT ONE PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Comstock/VIR Spokesperson]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=at one place]
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[VO-NAT]


Construction on the new hotel and conference center should start in May.
V-I-R's third season opens on April 26th with the Ferrari Challenge.
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[8-11Radford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC-2:39:09]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Ammunition Plant]

A brush fire broke out at the Radford Arsenal-- near an extremely flammable substance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; ]

Area fire fighters were called to the plant around eight o'clock last night. A spokesman says grass was ignited by a spark from a power line. Fire fighters from several departments were called in for back- up because the fire was near a nitroglycerine plant. That fire was quickly put out... and no injuries were reported.
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[8-11Botetourt-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Meanwhile, firefighters were up against a brush fire in Botetourt County last night. It is located off Route 4-60 in the Rainbow Forest area of the county and threatened several homes, although none were damaged. Authorities say the fire is now under control. There's no word on the cause of the blaze.

[8-11DUI-Driving]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC-39:04]
[GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving]

One Roanoke County supervisor says anyone caught driving drunk should be hit hard-- in the wallet.
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[VO-NAT; :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Butch Church has proposed an ordinance that would allow the county to recover the expense of responding to wrecks caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There were 319 D-U-I arrests last year in Roanoke County, 15-percent of which were accidents. The fees would range from 500 to a thousand dollars and would be in addition to any criminal penalties.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:24:37]
[IN Q=We're taking for example]

((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: WE'RE TAKING FOR EXAMPLE PERSONNEL AND A VEHICLE OUT OF SERVICE WHEN THESE CALLS GO OUT. WHY NOT BE ABLE TO GET THE FUNDS REIMBURSED LEGALLY THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEMS AND MAYBE FUND A COUPLE OF POSITIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Church/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; :07]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=couple of positions]
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[VO-NAT]


The money collected would be earmarked back to the E-M-S and safety divisions.
Church believes the ordinance could generate more than fifty thousand dollars a year.
The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the proposal tomorrow.
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[8-11VIR]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC-1:12:04]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Intl Raceway]


Some Halifax county officials give the green light at the Virginia International Raceway.
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[VO-NAT; :24]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./October]


The Halifax County Board of Supervisors has approved plans for the track's expansion.
By late spring, V-I-R will have a new off-road driving facility that includes an S-U-V course as well as a motorcross and go cart track.
The raceway has also secured more than a million dollar's in tobacco money to help pay for on-site sewage which allows for the construction of new buildings.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:44:53]
[IN Q=We're looking at a hotel]

((LAURA COMSTOCK/VIR SPOKESPERSON: WE'RE LOOKING AT A HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER WHERE THEY CAN BE ALL INCLUSIVE RIGHT THERE AT THE PROPERTY. WITH THE MOTOR SPORTS COUNTRY CLUB AND THE RESTAURANT COMPONENT THERE THEY'LL BE ABLE TO DINE, STAY THERE, HAVE CONFERENCES, DO EDUCATIONAL AND FUN THINGS ALL AT ONE TIME, AT ONE PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Comstock/VIR Spokesperson]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=at one place]
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[VO-NAT]


Construction on the new hotel and conference center should start in May.
V-I-R's third season opens on April 26th with the Ferrari Challenge. (------------)