[7-VOB-Civic-Center]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-51 1:20:21]
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The Roanoke Civic Center is pushing for the ability to sell alcohol at more events, which officials say could encourage more concerts to come through, and create more revenue for the city.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

But opponents say it would only lure more problems. Last night-- a crowd of more than 200- gathered at Hollins Road Baptist Church to discuss the issue. Opponents say the city is putting money ahead of moral values and plan to fight the civic center's request for a new A-B-C license when a hearing is held February 20th.
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[SOT 20:59:34]
[IN Q=It's time ]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Juan Barr; ]

((IT'S TIME THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT AND SAY WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT'S WRONG. and then applause.))
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[OUT Q= what's wrong. and then applause. ]
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[VO-NAT]

A representative from the Civic Center was on hand to answer questions. Chip Snead explained that the facility currently sells beer at professional sporting events-- but would like to sell beer and wine at other events to remain competitive.
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[sot 20:57:10]
[in q= The concert business ]
[super=01-Chip Snead/Civic Facilities Acting Director; ]

((THE CONCERT BUSINESS IS THE KEY ISSUE, AND WE WOULD OBVIOUSLY CONSIDER HAVING ALCOHOL AT AN ALLEN JACKSON CONCERT, AT A DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN CONCERT POSSIBLY A CHER OR ELTON JOHN CONCERT.))
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[vo-nat] Snead says the civic center is NOT interested in selling alcohol at children's events-- or concerts where most of the crowd is under the age of 21.
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[7-11Allen-Morrison]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC1:39:30]
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The fate of Allen-Morrison plant will soon be decided by the Lynchburg City Council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/January 1999;]


The former sign company went bankrupt six years ago, and the E-P-A was forced to come in and remove barrels of dangerous chemicals from the property.
Now the city of Lynchburg is ready to seize the 17-acre site in lieu of back taxes.
Possible uses for the property would include athletic fields, extra parking for City Stadium and a recreational facility.
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[SOT 00:44:23]
[IN Q=Again, it's just]

((KIMBALL PAYNE/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: AGAIN, IT'S JUST BEEN SOME CONCEPTS THROWN AROUND, REALLY NOTHING FIRMLY DEVELOPED. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOME PLANNING AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND SOME RESOURCES, AND I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE THE CHALLENGE.))
[SUPER=01-Kimball Payne/Lynchburg City Manager]
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[OUT Q=be the challenge.]
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[VO-NAT]


City council will decide tomorrow whether to condemn the property.
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[45-11Mann]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse/ejo]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC01:50]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A Lynchburg man is looking at 18 months in prison, for the mis-suse of a banana.
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[VO-NAT]


Patrick Mann says he was trying to finance a crack cocaine addiction
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July]

when he robbed a 7-11 store.
He pretended that a banana in his pocket was a gun, but ended up making off with only about 10- dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Earlier Mann had broken into another shop where he had worked- He stole about 44 dollars there and caused about 650 dollars in damage to a cash register.
His sentence includes time for both crimes.

[45-11Link-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC1:51:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The old Norfolk and Western station should be back in business within a year, but this time, as a much different kind of business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Major renovations are now under way to prepare the space for the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the O. Winston Link Museum.
Built in 1905, the structure was redesigned by Raymond Loewy (LOH-ee) in the late 40s, and the latest work is true to his vision.
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[SOT 01:25:05]
[IN Q=We're delighted with the space]

((KENT CHRISMAN/HISTORY MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE'RE DELIGHTED WITH THE SPACE WE'RE IN RIGHT HERE IN THE LOBBY. I THINK IT'S EXCITING TO SEE THE REALLY SOARING CEILINGS THAT YOU HAVE AND THE CURVED WALLS AS LOEWY INTENDED THEM IN 1947 WHEN HE DESIGNED THE STRUCTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Chrisman/History Museum Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=when he designed the structure.]
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[VO-NAT]


Center in the Square has raised most of the money needed for construction, but the History Museum of Western Virginia will soon launch a public campaign to finance exhibits and other expenses.
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[45-Franklin-DMV]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:10:40]
[GRAPHIC=DMV]


Rocky Mount's DMV reopens March 20th ... but motorists don't have to wait until then to get some basic services.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


A temporary office is now open on Route 40, south of town.
It does just about anything the D-M-V does EXCEPT issue licenses.
Meanwhile, the Rocky Mount D-M-V office is empty.
The D-M-V is still looking for a place for its Driver's License Travel Team, which got booted from the Armory because the National Guard needed it.
Officials say that even though they're paying rent on the vacant D-M-V building, it's not ready to serve customers until it reopens on March 20th.
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[8-11Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:30:33]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]

It's now been a more than month since a five year old boy disapeared from Grayson County. Investigators say they are following every lead, but the chances of finding him alive grow slimmer each day.
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Logan Nathaniel Bowman has been missing since January Eighth.
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;]

But, his mother Cynthia Davis didn't REPORT him missing until the 26th, the same day she brought domestic assault charges against her live-in boyfriend Dennis (Skim-er-horn) Schemerhorn. Both are now facing child endangerment charges. They appeared in court yesterday for a preliminary hearing, but it was continued until March Third.
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[8-VOB-Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-51 1:20:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Bigger acts and more profits will pour in, if you offer alcoholic beverages at more often...
At least, that's the belief of Roanoke Civic Center officials.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

But opponents say it would only lure more problems. Last night-- a crowd of more than 200- gathered at Hollins Road Baptist Church to discuss the issue. Opponents say the city is putting money ahead of moral values and plan to fight the civic center's request for a new A-B-C license when a hearing is held February 20th.
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[SOT 20:59:34]
[IN Q=It's time ]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Juan Barr; ]

((IT'S TIME THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT AND SAY WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT'S WRONG. and then applause.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q= what's wrong. and then applause. ]
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[VO-NAT]

A representative from the Civic Center was on hand to answer questions. Chip Snead explained that the facility currently sells beer at professional sporting events-- but would like to sell beer and wine at other events to remain competitive.
(///sot//)
[sot 20:57:10]
[in q= The concert business ]
[super=01-Chip Snead/Civic Facilities Acting Director; ]

((THE CONCERT BUSINESS IS THE KEY ISSUE, AND WE WOULD OBVIOUSLY CONSIDER HAVING ALCOHOL AT AN ALLEN JACKSON CONCERT, AT A DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN CONCERT POSSIBLY A CHER OR ELTON JOHN CONCERT.))
[runs=17]
[out q= john concert. ]
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[vo-nat] Snead says the civic center is NOT interested in selling alcohol at children's events-- or concerts where most of the crowd is under the age of 21.
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