[7-11VA-Flooding]

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Governor Warner for help from the President in getting Southwest Virginians back on their feet after floods ravaged homes and businesses.
Warner wants President Bush to declare southwest Virginia a major disaster area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wise Co.]


The Governor estimates that floods damaged 453 homes in Virginia.
He requested the disaster declaration yesterday in a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
If FEMA recommends a presidential disaster declaration, federal programs would help flood victims with housing, low interest loans, grants and unemployment assistance.
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[7-11Radford-Visitors]


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Students at Radford University will have to dish out more money to pay higher tuition fees this Fall.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The school's Board of Visitors approved the hikes yesterday. The new rates will raise 1-point-3 million dollars to help meet losses in state funding. Virginia residents will pay a 9-percent increase... which is 145-dollars. Out of state students will see a hike of 6-percent... an increase of 454-dollars.
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[SOT 13:29:30]
[IN Q=even with]

((JAY POOLE/RU BOARD OF VISITORS; EVEN WITH THE INCREASES WE APPROVED TODAY THE TOTAL TUITION IS LESS THAN THE TUITION WAS IN 1992 WHICH IS REMARKABLE SO IT STILL IS AN AFFORDABLE UNIVERSITY. ))
[SUPER=01-Jay Poole/Radford University Board of Visitors;]
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[OUT Q=AFFORDABLE UNIVERSITY.]
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[VO-NAT]

The state is requiring Radford to meet a total budget reduction of more than two and half million. Officials say since they still have to find 1-point-4 million in cuts... the effect will be felt at the University.
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Students at George Mason University will have it even tougher.
That school's board of visitors approved a 25-percent tuition hike yesterday for in-state undergrads... that comes to about a thousand dollars.

[7-VOB-Lotto-Winner]


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[WRITER=tha]
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[GRAPHIC=Lotto South]

The mystery winners of the 21- million dollar Lotto South jackpot have come forward to claim their prize.
The Roanoke couple---
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Jimmy and Cindy Tran are the lucky winners. Jimmy Tran didn't know he held the winning ticket for two days. He says he was watching the news, recognized the store where he bought the ticket and some of the winning numbers. That's when he ran to his car-- retrieved the ticket and realized he'd won.
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[SOT 00:02:28]
[IN Q=I thanked ]

((JIMMY TRAN/LOTTO SOUTH WINNER; I THANKED THE LORD AND STARTED TO CRY SO, THEN I RAN IN AND TOLD MY WIFE AND SHE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT EITHER.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Tran/Lotto South Winner;]
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[OUT Q=believe it either. ]
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[VO-NAT]

The Trans waited almost three weeks to step forward... they wanted to meet with financial advisors before claiming the prize. They've decided to take the one- time cash payout which amounts to more than ten million dollars before taxes. The Trans, who immigrated to the United States from Vietnam, operate a nail salon in Roanoke.
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[81-Ax]


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We have a traffic accident to report this morning...
State police say a lumber truck lost its load while exiting Interstate 81 at Exit 200 in Rockbridge County.
It happened around 7 o'clock.
The ramp may be blocked for several hours, and southbound traffic movement will be delayed.
State police say motorists should try to avoid the area.

[45-11VA-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC22:57]
[GRAPHIC=flood Aftermath]

Governor Warner says southwest Virginia has been severely damaged by floods. He's asking President Bush to declare it a major disaster area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wise Co.]


Warner estimates that floods damaged 453 homes in Virginia.
The governor requested the disaster declaration yesterday in a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

If FEMA recommends a presidential disaster declaration, federal programs would help flood victims with housing, low interest loans, grants and unemployment assistance.
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[45-Bedford-Shooting]


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Police are still investigating a Bedford County woman's claim that a man shot her in the chest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Police were called to the Graves Mill Shopping Center around 2:30 yesterday afternoon.
44- year- old Linda Moorefield Ferrell says she was watching the ducks at a pond when a man came up and shot her.

Ferrell walked to a nearby restaurant to report the shooting. She's in serious condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police say they have doubts about the woman's story and are continuing to investigate.
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[45-11Franklin-Accidents]


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Some Franklin County High School students have teamed up to help reduce the alarming number of deadly car crashes on county roads.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Students formed a group called Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety.
They assembled nearly 600 students yesterday ... urging them to drive responsibly and wear their seatbelts.
To drive the message home, the students showed pictures of the car accidents that claimed the lives 21 people, including their classmate Keith LaPrade.
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[IN Q=Keith was one]

((MEGAN FLORA/YOVASO PRESIDENT: TEENS ARE SEEN AS THE WORST DRIVERS..... WEAR YOUR SEATBELT, TEACH THEM HERE AND WHEN THEY GET OLDER, IT'S BEEN DRILLED IN THEIR HEAD LONG ENOUGH THAT THEY DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT... IT'S NATURAL.))
[SUPER=01-Megan Flora/YOVASO President;]
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[OUT Q=it's natural.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students blew out 21 candles, as they read the name of each person who died on Franklin County roads last year.
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[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=am cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
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[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


We have a traffic accident to report this morning...
State police say a lumber truck lost its load while exiting Interstate 81 at Exit 200 in Rockbridge County.
It happened around 7 o'clock.
The ramp may be blocked for several hours, and southbound traffic movement will be delayed.
State police say motorists should try to avoid the area.

[8-11Church-Collapse]


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Solid Rock Pentecostal Church is still standing, but services will be held elsewhere while the Pastor comes up with a plan to save the crumbling church.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Cracks in the front wall of the Campbell Avenue church were discovered earlier this week after the foundation wall collapsed. Building inspectors who toured the building yesterday afternoon say there's nothing holding the wall up. They've given the church's pastor two days to come up with a plan to fix the damage.
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[IN Q=The problem is this needs...]

((RON SMITH/BUILDING COMMISSIONER: THE PROBLEM IS THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT AWAY. WE DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME BECAUSE IT IS SEVERE AND IF THE CHURCH FAILS TO ACT PROMPTLY THE CITY MAY HAVE TO TAKE ACTION TO ABATE THE PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Smith/Building Commissioner;]
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[OUT Q=take action to abate the problem.]
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Smith says the city told Pastor George Taylor to contact an engineer to find out how to repair the more than 50-year old building. Taylor has to put a plan together by tomorrow.
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[IN Q=It looks kinda gray as far as...]

((PASTOR GEORGE TAYLOR/SOLID ROCK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH: IT LOOKS KINDA GRAY AS FAR AS THE PHYSICAL SIDE GOES 'CAUSE IT MAY LOOK IMPOSSIBLE. BUT THEN AGAIN, YOU NEVER KNOW. GOD CAN MAKE ANYTHING HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Pastor George Taylor/Solid Rock Pentecostal Church;]
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[OUT Q=God can make anything okay.]
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[VO-NAT]

In the meantime, Taylor says services will be held at Greater Life Ministries at 16th and Rorer Avenue.
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[8-11Student-Donation]


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[WRITER=mjo]
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Some Botetourt County high school students are trying to make hospital visits more fun for kids with cancer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Lord Botetourt students came to Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital to deliver two Sony Playstations and a stack of D-V-Ds.
They raised one-thousand dollars in 10 days for the pediatric cancer center.
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[IN Q=We just carried]
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((CARON LEONARD/LORD BOTETOURT JUNIOR: WE JUST CARRIED A JAR AROUND IN CLASS, GAVE SOME TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND OUR PARENTS EACH TOOK ONE TO WORK.))
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((DR. DARRYL LONGEE/COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: IT'S TREMENDOUS FOR US FROM THE STANDPOINT OF HAVING TO DISTRACT THE KIDS FROM THE THINGS THAT THEY'RE GOING THROUGH. TREATMENTS THEY'RE TAKING, TRANSFUSIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Caron Leonard/Lord Botetourt Junior; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Darryl Longee/Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital; :12]
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[OUT Q=things like that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students' government teacher Greg Hupp inspired the fundraiser. (------------) His three year old daughter was treated for cancer at the pediatric center.