[7-11Elsakaan]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC38:57]
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Two Egyptian men will face document charges in Richmond as ordered by a federal judge in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT :20]

Ahmed Muhammed (El-sa-kahn) Elsakaan and his brother, Hatem Elsakaan were arrested in Roanoke Monday night. Federal marshals will transport them to Richmond.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

Court documents say they tried to obtain a Virginia I-D card and Driver's license at a Richmond D-M-V office using a false address.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

An investigation led officials to the Roanoke bus station.
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[SOT 00:08:53]
[IN Q=this group]

((DAVID BURCH JR./FBI AGENT; THIS GROUP AS I CONFIRM FOR YOU WAS MERELY PASSING THROUGH RIDING A BUS WHEN WE ARRESTED THEM IN ROANOKE I'M SURE THEY HAD NO IDEA WHERE ROANOKE WAS AND WILL REMEMBER ROANOKE NOW.))
[SUPER=01-David Burch, Jr./FBI Agent; :04]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=ROANOKE NOW.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Knoxville, TN;]

Ahmed Muhammed (El-sa-kahn) Elsakaan raised suspicions at a hydro-electirc dam in Tennessee over the weekend. He was questioned about taking pictures of the site.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The I-N-S is also detaining a third man, a friend of the brothers, for possible immigration violations.

[7-AM-Agee]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
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A state judge from Salem is about to take it to a higher court. Steven Agee will be sworn in later today to the Virginia Supreme Court.
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[VO-NAT from 00-48 1:02:22]
[SUPER=03-Salem/January 2001;]

It was just over two years ago when Agee joined the bench on Virgnia's Court of Appeals. At the time, that was his first experience as a judge. Agee is the long-time area attorney and former Delegate. The Virginia Supreme Court will hold a special session at Roanoke College today to welcome its newest member.
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[7-11Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC18:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]

School board members received a progress report from Roanoke officials on the new stadium-amphitheater that's slated to replace Victory Stadium. But the project has been a controversial one. Many residents in the area raised concerns over parking, traffic and noise.
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[VO-NAT :21.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

But City officials say they're addressing all those issues as they work toward getting construction bids on the project. It's expected to cost 18-million dollars and be a one of kind location ... with its stadium for sports and an amphitheater for various events. Architects say they've been working with the school board to assure that students needs are met.
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[SOT00:16:44]
[IN Q=they've participated]

((CHARLES ANDERSON/ROANOKE CITY ARCHITECT; THEY'VE PARTICIPATED TO A HIGH LEVEL IN OUR PROGRAMMING MEETINGS IN THESE WORKSHOPS THAT WE'VE HELD AND YEAH THEY'VE BEEN VERY VERY HELPFUL.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Anderson/Roanoke City Architect;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=VERY HELPFUL.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-January;]

Actual groundbreaking on the site is expected in August. Officials will start the bidding process early to mid summer.
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[45-11Trumbo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC24:46]
[GRAPHIC=Bo Trumbo]


State Senator Bo Trumbo has served in the General Assembly since 1990.
Yesterday, the Republican from Fincastle confirmed that he will not seek re-election in November.
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[SOT 02:19:12 ]
[IN Q=It's a tough decision]

((IT'S A TOUGH DECISION, BUT I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT ONE FOR ME AT THIS POINT. ))
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[OUT Q=right one for me at this point.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]


Trumbo says he has enjoyed his work in the legislature and believes he has done a good job representing his constituents.
But with a recent diagnosis of diabetes, Trumbo says he must focus on his health.
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[SOT 02:18:48]
[IN Q=Because the district is so large]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R- FINCASTLE: BECAUSE THE DISTRICT IS SO LARGE, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE YOU MEET DURING A CAMPAIGN AS WELL AS AFTERWARD, I FELT AS THOUGH TO DO THE THINGS I FELT I NEED TO DO FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY, THAT IT WAS TIME AT THIS POINT AND TIME TO REFOCUS. )) ((GOV. MARK WARNER: HE WILL BE MISSED BY MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES. HE WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO FORGED COMPROMISE ON VERY DIFFICULT ISSUES.))
[SUPER=@Trumbo; :00]
[SUPER=@markwarner; :18]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=on very difficult issues.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Southwest Virginia will also miss Trumbo's influence in Richmond, now that he plans to join veteran Delegates Vic Thomas and Chip Woodrum in retirement.

[45-11Logging-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:22:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Forest Service has a newly revised plans for the management of national forests.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Members of The Sierra Club yesterday joined 8-foot tall "reformed logger" Paul Bunyan at a rally outside the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest Supervisor's office. Protestors were taking issue with the dropping of "Alternative C", a proposal that would have banned commercial logging on national forests.
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[SOT 1:14-1:27]
[IN Q=Now, the commercial logging program...]

((KATE SMOLSKI/SIERRA CLUB: NOW, THE COMMERCIAL LOGGING PROGRAM USES ABOUT A BILLION DOLLARS IN TAXPAYER MONEY EVEYR YEAR. IT DESTROYS WILDLIFE HABITAT. WE NEED OUR FORESTS FOR A CLEAN WATERSHED AND FOR THE TOURISM DOLLARS THAT THEY PROVIDE TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Kate Smolski/Sierra Club;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=provide to local communities.]
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[VO NAT] The Forest service says "Alternative C" was lacking in its coverage.
[SOT at :04]
[SOT 10:21-10:32]

((ALICE CARLTON/DEPUTY FOREST SUPERVISOR: THE SPECIFIC ISSUES IT DIDN'T ADDRESS THAT MOST OF THE PUBLIC IS SO INTERESTED IN IS DIVERSITY OF WILDLIFE HABITAT AND FOREST HEALTH ALONG WITH CLEAN WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Carlton/Deputy Forest Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=forest health along with clean water.]
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[VO-NAT :06]

The Forest Plan will be released in a few days and will be followed by a 90-day public comment period.
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[8-11Philip-Morris]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC41:37]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Phillip Morris is moving it's headquarters from New York to Richmond, and bringing new job oppertunities with it.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday, Governor Mark Warner announced that it will add 450- new workers to the over six thousand that are already employed by Phillip Morris in Virginia.
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[SOT-00:09:49]
[IN Q=WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A FORTUNE FIFTY COMPANY]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A FORTUNE FIFTY COMPANY CHOOSING RICHMOND AS A HEADQUARTERS AND WHAT THAT BRINGS IN TERMS OF NOT ONLY HIGH PAYING JOBS BUT THE THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS PLUS INVESTMENT IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND AND THE EXISTING FACILITIES, I MEAN THOSE ARE TWO PRETTY GOOD PIECES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS IN A SINGLE DAY))
[SUPER=07-Gov. Mark Warner]
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[OUT Q=NEWS IN A SINGLE DAY]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Warner said the ripple effect on airports, hotels, restaraunts, and other travel businesses will also be important to all of Virginia.
Annual payroll at the new facility is expected to be more than eighty million dollars.
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[8-11Ntelos]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Ntelos (en-TELL'-ohs) --has filed for bankruptcy protection.
Officials of the Waynesboro-based telephone company say the bankruptcy filing is part of a plan to restructure and reduce debt.
The company says it will continue operating while it reorganizes.
At the news, Ntelos stock fell to just seven cents a share.

[8-11Prices-Fork]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Montgomery County residents may have another reason to look forward to summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

That is when officials say the new Prices Fork Water System should be up and running.
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[SOT 17:53]
[IN Q=THE DIGGING]

((JIM POLITIS/PSA CHAIRMAN: THE DIGGING HAS ALREADY STARTED. THEY'VE RUN PROBABLY ABOUT TWO MILES OF PIPES SO FAR ON THE GROUND RIGHT ALONG PRICES FORK HERE AND THE PROJECT SHOULD RUN PROBABLY THROUGH JUNE AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL TURN ON THE TAP AND BE READY TO ROLL.18:10))
[SUPER=01-Jim Politis/Public Service Authority Chairman;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=READY TO ROLL]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials from the county took part in a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday morning. They say the new system will be safer and more reliable than the current one, because it will pump water directly from the New River, rather than local wells. About 300-customers have had to rely on a single-well, after the other became contaminated nearly two years ago. (------------)