[7-Power-Outage]

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American Electric Power is working to restore service to 37-hundred customers who are in the dark this morning.

A company spokesperson says the Moneta station lost power shortly after 6. It should be restored by 7:30.



[7-11Water-Rates]


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Later today, members of the Roanoke City Council will consider a 35 percent increase in public water rates.
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As the water level at Carvins Cove dropped to historic lows last year, the city bought water from Roanoke County and Salem.
The city also developed new wells, and more connections among the local water systems.
Now, city officials say a rate increase is needed to replenish the water fund, and provide for the possibility of a regional water authority.
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Council will hold a public hearing on the water rate increase at its meeting tonight.

[7-11Abortion]


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Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
Anti-abortion activists say that recent polls reportedly show a growing majority of Americans favor protecting unborn children.
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The outcome of Roe v. Wade has been quietly protested each year during vigils at Liberty University in Lynchburg.
Chancellor Jerry Falwell says he believes the case will eventually be overturned.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: BUT I WANT TO SAY THAT IT IS MORE EASILY SAID THAN DONE TO GET FIVE PRO-LIFE JUDGES ON THE SUPREME COURT WHO WOULD VOTE TO OVERTURN ROE V- WADE. WE HAVE THREE OR FOUR RIGHT NOW, WE PROBABLY NEED, TO BE SAFE, TWO MORE APPOINTMENTS.))
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A spokesman for Planned Parenthood could not be reached for comment.
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[7-6-Nursing]


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With a shortage of nurses around the state, New River Community College is hoping that their new associate degree nursing program will be able to help fill the empty positions.
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The program was approved last week by the State Council for Higher Education, but officials say it they couldn't have done it without help from four local hospitals.
New River Valley Medical Center, Giles Memorial, Pulaski Community Hospital and Montgomery Regional, will contribute a combined 200-thousand dollars a year to support the program.
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((JACK LEWIS/NRCC PRESIDENT; SO THEIR INVESTMENT IS TO GUARANTEE THAT THERE IS A PIPELINE OF NURSES COMING INTO THEIR HOSPITALS AND THIS ENSURES THAT THEY GET THE TOP CANDIDATES FROM THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
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The new nursing program is set to begin this Fall.
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[45-11Portraits]


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Years ago, Bedford Delegate Lacey Putney said he never intended to run for a second term.
Now, he is being honored as the longest serving member in the 4-hundred year history of Virginia's House of Delegates.
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Yesterday, the House Rules Committee authorized the painting of a portrait of the Independent lawmaker to be hung in the House chamber.
Putney, who has served in the General Assembly for 41-years, says the key to his longevity has been a supportive wife and family.
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The committee also unanimously approved a portrait of former Speaker Vance Wilkins.
The Amherst lawmaker served as the first Republican Speaker in more than a century.
Wilkins resigned after he admitted to settling a claim of sexual harassment.
Each portrait is expected to cost 6-thousand dollars.
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[45-11March]


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A march through downtown Roanoke yesterday, called attention to Martin Luther King Junior's messages of equality.

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About 20-marchers took part in the walk. They started at the downtown building where the city's first black lawyer practiced, and made their way to Hill Street Baptist Church on Gainsboro Road.
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[45-11King-Memorial]


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Roanoke City Council will revisit a year-old plan to honor Doctor King later today. But the idea to re-name a part of Elmwood Park is not the only one in the works.
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Perneller Chubb-Wilson is the President of the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She's supporting a memorial plan for Henry Street in downtown Roanoke saying the location has a lot of history for the black community.
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE; IT'S BEAUTIFUL THE LAYOUT IS A HUGE STATUE OF DR. KING A WATERFALL IT WOULD BE ALL THE MEMBERS WHO STARTED THE SCLC THE ORIGINAL STARTERS HERE.))
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City Council has not seen the proposal yet. Meanwhile, the group that wanted a part of Elmwood Park re-named for King is addressing City Council at today's meeting. A split council vote defeated the motion last March.
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[8-11Water-Rates]


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Roanoke residents may soon notice bigger water bills.
Later today, members of City Council will consider a 35 percent increase.
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[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove/June]


As the water level at Carvins Cove dropped to historic lows last year, the city bought water from Roanoke County and Salem.
The city also developed new wells, and more connections among the local water systems.
Now, city officials say a rate increase is needed to replenish the water fund, and provide for the possibility of a regional water authority.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Council will hold a public hearing on the water rate increase at its meeting tonight.

[8-11Abortion]


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Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
Those against abortion say recent polls reportedly show a growing majority of Americans favor protecting unborn children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


The outcome of Roe v. Wade has been quietly protested each year during vigils at Liberty University in Lynchburg.
Chancellor Jerry Falwell says he believes the case will eventually be overturned.
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[SOT 3:15:47]
[IN Q=But I want]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: BUT I WANT TO SAY THAT IT IS MORE EASILY SAID THAN DONE TO GET FIVE PRO-LIFE JUDGES ON THE SUPREME COURT WHO WOULD VOTE TO OVERTURN ROE V- WADE. WE HAVE THREE OR FOUR RIGHT NOW, WE PROBABLY NEED, TO BE SAFE, TWO MORE APPOINTMENTS.))
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A spokesman for Planned Parenthood could not be reached for comment.
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[8-11Local-Hero]


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A local woman was recognized yesterday for her contributions to the Roanoke Valley.
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The Community School presented Susan Chapman the second annual Local Hero Award. Students and teachers select a local resident who embodies the spirit of Dr. King and works within the community to make it a better place. Chapman was chosen for her work as a peace activist.
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((SUSAN CHAPMAN/AWARD RECIPIENT; IT'S PRETTY AMAZING WHEN YOU DON'T EXPECT TO BE RECOGNIZED EVER BUT YOU REALIZE THAT MAYBE YOU ARE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND PEOPLE RECOGNIZE UM THAT YOU'RE WORKING FOR PEACE AND BEING COMPARED TO SOMEONE AS AMAZING AS MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR.))
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Chapman graduated from Patrick Henry High School and attended Bridgewater College. She has volunteered overseas and worked with Crop Walk, Habit for Humanity, the Key Club and Amnesty International. (------------)