[Avalanche]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[TAPE#=net]
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An avalanche in Canada has killed seven skiers, three of them Americans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Revelstoke, British Columbia;]


The victims were part of a larger group on a ski trip.
The avalanche happened in a remote area of Southeastern British Columbia that can only be reached by helicopter.
Avalanches there are common, but it's a popular destination for skiers.
The Canadian Avalanche Association continuously monitors conditions.
Ski tour companies also exchange information.
But officials admit avalanche prediction is not an exact science.
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[IN Q=There are those]

((CLAIR ISRAELSON/DIRECTOR OF CANADIAN AVALANCHE ASSOCIATION:THERE ARE THOSE RISKS THAT ARE MANAGABLE AND THEN THERE ARE THOSE RISKS THAT ARE RESIDUAL, THEY'RE BEYOND OUR CURRENT KNOWLEDGE, OUR BEST SCIENCES AND OUR BEST PRACTICES. ))
[SUPER=01-Clair Israelson/Director of Canadian Avalanche Association;]
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[OUT Q=best practices.]
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[VO-NAT]


Canadian officials say 50 people have been killed by snow slides in the past five years.
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[Kuwait]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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One American is dead and another is wounded after an attack on a highway in Kuwait.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Kuwait City, Kuwait;]


The U-S Embassy is calling it a terrorist attack.
An embassy spokesman says unidentified gunmen opened fire on the men, who were driving near a military outpost north of Kuwait City.
About 17- thousand troops are based there.
The spokesman says the victims were civilian contractors working for the U-S military.
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[11Water-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=02-54 TC19:37]
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The cost of water may be going up in Roanoke.
Later today, members of city council will consider a 35 percent increase.
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[VO-NAT]
[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.

[11King-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Roanoke City Council will also revisit a plan to honor Martin Luther 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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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

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.))
[SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Roanoke SCLC President;]
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[OUT Q=ORIGINAL STARTERS HERE.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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[11March]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC1:27:25]
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A march through downtown Roanoke called attention to King's messages of peace and equality.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

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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[Crash-MLK]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Meanwhile, a King Day event in Tennessee turned sour when an elderly woman accidentally drove into a crowd of people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dyersburg, TN;]


Police say 89- year- old Annie Battles thought she was braking, but hit the accelerator instead.
The car plowed through a crowd, and eventually crashed into the front of a vacant building across the street.
Seven people were injured, one person critically.
Witnesses said the incident occurred just minutes after a local N-DOUBLE-A-C-P president finished his keynote speech.
Battles probably won't face charges, but police are considering whether to revoke her driver's license.
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[11Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC1:11:10]
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Anti-abortion activists say they take heart in recent polls that reportedly show an increasing majority of Americans favor protecting unborn children.
Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
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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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[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.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor]
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[OUT Q=two more appointments.]
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[VO-NAT]


A spokesman for Planned Parenthood could not be reached for comment.
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[Deployment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Around 37- thousand more soldiers are getting ready to head overseas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


An Army spokesman says troops from Texas and Colorado have orders to deploy.
The military won't say when or where they're going.
Since Christmas Eve, about 125- thousand U-S troops have been given deployment orders.
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Britain, meanwhile, is sending 26- thousand troops, about a quarter of its army to the region.

[11Brownlee]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Another prosecutor is shipping out as a result of U-S troops mobilizing in the Persian Gulf. U-S Attorney John Brownlee has been called up for active duty. Like state-court prosecutor Don Caldwell, Brownlee will be stationed at Fort Eustis in the Tidewater area.

[11Portraits]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC12:25]
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Years ago, he said he never intended to run for a second term.
Now Bedford Delegate Lacey Putney is being honored as the longest serving member in the 4-hundred year history of Virginia's House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


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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[OUT Q=BEEN A FASCINATING RIDE.]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[11Local-Hero]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC1:37:28]
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A local woman was recognized on Martin Luther King's birthday for her contributions to the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Yesterday, 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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[SOT 17:09:36]
[IN Q=iT'S PRETTY ]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Chapman/Award Recipient;]
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[OUT Q=MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR.]
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[VO-NAT]

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.
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[comm #3]



[6-Nursing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC46:47]
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Officials at New River Community College are hoping a new associate degree nursing program will help eliminate a nursing shortage in the area and across the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


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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[SOT 5:30]
[IN Q=SO THEIR INVESTMENT]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Lewis/NRCC President; ]
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[OUT Q=FROM THE NEW RIVER VALLEY]
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[VO-NAT]


The new nursing program is set to begin this Fall. (-------------)