[7-11County-Supervisors]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC36:15]
[GRAPHIC= Tire Fire]

Members of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors are battling criticism that the county did not do all it could to prevent the tire fire.
Yesterday, the board explained the steps they've taken over the past ten years to address the problem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


County officials responded to rumors that they had rejected legitimate offers to clean up the tires at no cost to the county. Officials say that is simply untrue.
And though the clean-up was slow in starting, they insist the county did the best it could with a difficult situation.
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[SOT 02:20:15]
[IN Q=This is not Nazi Germany]

((FUZZY MINNIX/CAVE SPRING SUPERVISOR: THIS IS NOT NAZI GERMANY. THIS IS NOT COMMUNIST RUSSIA. YOU JUST CAN'T GO AND TAKE PEOPLE'S PROPERTY. THE PROCESS YOU MUST GO THROUGH SOMETIMES TAKES YEARS, BECAUSE OF APPEAL TO APPEAL.))
[SUPER=@Minnix;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=appeal to appeal.]
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[VO-NAT]


During yesterday's meeting, officials recognized the local, state and federal agencies that came to the county's aid after the dump caught fire.
They say the Roanoke Valley hasn't seen that level of cooperation since the Flood of '85.
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[7-11EPA-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC29:36]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD Tire Fire]


Hazmat teams plan to use technology that finds dangerous chemicals - to help fight the Roanoke County tire fire.


The same technology was used as a security measure at the Olympics.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Low clouds kept the Aero Commander in its hangar yesterday, but once the weather clears it will fly over the tire dump and gather information on the fire.
Under contract to the E-P-A, the twin engine, high wing aircraft is equipped with high resolution cameras and equipment that can identify toxic chemicals.
It also uses infrared technology to help crews on the ground find the fire's hotspots.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They can usually do that]

((KEVIN LARSON/EPA ON-SCENE COORDINATOR: THEY CAN USUALLY DO THAT, BUT WE CAN FLY OVER IT AND NOT PUT ANYONE AT RISK, WALKING THROUGH AN AREA THAT COULD COLLAPSE INTO A HOT ZONE.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Larson/EPA On-Scene Coordinator;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=into a hot zone.]
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[VO-NAT]


The plane and its crew have been called out for train derailments, but this is their first tire fire. They were also on hand at the Super Bowl and the Olympics, prepared to respond in the event of a terrorist attack.
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[7-W&L-President]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Washington and Lee]


Washington and Lee University will announce today that it has chosen Thomas Burish of Vanderbilt University as its new president. Burish's appointment will begin July First, but he immediately will take charge of a 225 million dollar fund-raising campaign. Burish announced last year that he would step down as Vanderbilt provost this summer to seek a college presidency. Burish is a licensed psychologist who has focused on the psychological issues affecting cancer patients and how to reduce their stress.

[45-11County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC36:15]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD Tire Fire]

Yesterday, members of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors responded to residents who said the county could have taken more steps to prevent the tire fire.
The Board says it DID its part, and is not to blame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


County officials responded to rumors that they had rejected legitimate offers to clean up the tires at no cost to the county. Officials say that is simply untrue.
And though the clean-up was slow in starting, they insist the county did the best it could with a difficult situation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:20:15]
[IN Q=This is not Nazi Germany]

((FUZZY MINNIX/CAVE SPRING SUPERVISOR: THIS IS NOT NAZI GERMANY. THIS IS NOT COMMUNIST RUSSIA. YOU JUST CAN'T GO AND TAKE PEOPLE'S PROPERTY. THE PROCESS YOU MUST GO THROUGH SOMETIMES TAKES YEARS, BECAUSE OF APPEAL TO APPEAL.))
[SUPER=@Minnix;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=appeal to appeal.]
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[VO-NAT]


During yesterday's meeting, officials recognized the local, state and federal agencies that came to the county's aid after the dump caught fire.
They say the Roanoke Valley hasn't seen that level of cooperation since the Flood of '85.
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[45-11EPA-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC29:36]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD Tire Fire]

A plane carrying technology that will help find hazardous materials is the latest weapon in fighting the Roanoke County tire fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Low clouds kept the Aero Commander in its hangar yesterday, but once the weather clears it will fly over the tire dump and gather information on the fire.
Under contract to the E-P-A, the twin engine, high wing aircraft is equipped with high resolution cameras and equipment that can identify toxic chemicals.
It also uses infrared technology to help crews on the ground find the fire's hotspots.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They can usually do that]

((KEVIN LARSON/EPA ON-SCENE COORDINATOR: THEY CAN USUALLY DO THAT, BUT WE CAN FLY OVER IT AND NOT PUT ANYONE AT RISK, WALKING THROUGH AN AREA THAT COULD COLLAPSE INTO A HOT ZONE.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Larson/EPA On-Scene Coordinator;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=into a hot zone.]
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[VO-NAT]


The plane and its crew have been called out for train derailments, but this is their first tire fire. They were also on hand at the Super Bowl and the Olympics, prepared to respond in the event of a terrorist attack.
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[45-11Haynes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC26:29]
[GRAPHIC=Christopher Haynes]


Christopher Haynes' attorney says his client is truly sorry for the fatal beating of a Hooter's waitress in Roanoke last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

At yesterday's sentencing hearing, the DEFENSE asked a city detective to play part of a taped statement in which Haynes confessed to the crime. Much of it was unintelligible weeping. Haynes told the judge he took full responsibility for killing 20-year old Tina Foster.
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[SOT 11:15:05]
[IN Q=I had a good]

((CHRISTOPHER HAYNES/MURDERER; I HAD A GOOD LIFE. BUT I TOOK AWAY SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE. I DON'T PUT BLAME ON NO ONE, ESPECIALLY MS FOSTER. SHE'S INNOCENT. SHE DIDN'T DESERVE TO LOSE HER LIFE THAT NIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Haynes/Murderer;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=life that night.]
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[VO-NAT]

The judge offered no comment, quickly sentencing the 27-year old Army specialist to life in prison.
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[8-W&L-President]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Washington and Lee]


Today Washington and Lee University will announce its newest employee-- Thomas Burish of Vanderbilt University will serve as the University's new president. Burish's appointment will begin July First, but he immediately will take charge of a 225 million dollar fund-raising campaign. Burish announced last year that he would step down as Vanderbilt provost this summer to seek a college presidency. Burish is a licensed psychologist who has focused on the psychological issues affecting cancer patients and how to reduce their stress.

[8-Pulaski-Theater]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC49:39]
[ANCHOR=none]

The nation's capital is lending a hand to Pulaski in an effort to revitalize the downtown area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/August;]

A 30-thousand-dollar federal grant is being awarded to the Friends of the Pulaski Theater. The group is working to transform downtown buildings into a theater and civic center for live productions, speakers and music. U-S Senator George Allen says the money will be used to refurbish the theater and purchase new seats. Friends of the Pulaski Theater have been working to raise funds for the project since last September.
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[8-11Frito-Lay]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC50:50]
[GRAPHIC=Frito Lay]

30- Millions of dollars are being spent to make millions of snack chips at the Frito-Lay plant in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's how much the company is investing in two new product lines over the next 18 months.
The expansion will make Lynchburg the East Coast producer for Frito-Lay's newest chip.. Tostito's Scoops.
Officials say Americans are demanding more and new snack chips every year.
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[SOT 11:25:28]
[IN Q=While we continue]

((LARRY LIGHTHISER/FRITO-LAY OPERATIONS MANAGER: WHILE WE CONTINUE TO EXPAND OUR MARKETS, OUR GEOGRAPHIES AND THE PRODUCT LINES THAT WE PRODUCE, WE'RE FINDING THAT'S OUR SUCCESS RATE IS PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR THOSE INDULGENT OCCASIONS TO SNACK MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Lighthiser/Operations Manager]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=to snack more.]
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[VO-NAT]


Frito-Lay produces more than 45 million pounds of chips at its Lynchburg plant every year.
It currently employs about 400 people.. the expansion will create 100 new jobs.
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[8-11International-Sport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Florida travel company has left Virginia Tech and James Madison University thousands of dollars in the red.
The company filed bankruptcy, and now the money owed to the two schools is no longer promised.
Tech's marching band and J-M-U's choir both made reservations last year with the company, International Sport.

The trips had to be canceled when the company filed for bankruptcy in November.
James Madison is trying to recover 49-thousand dollars, while students at Virginia Tech say they're owed about 67 -hundred dollars.