[7-AM-Glenvar-Haven]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Roanoke County efficiency motel's sewage problems have forced residents to relocate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Four families were affected when the septic system backed up at Glenvar Haven.
A Roanoke County building inspector told residents to stay out of their apartments until the problems are repaired.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a real shock]

((DEBORAH BROOKS: IT'S A REAL SHOCK TO COME HOME AND FIND YOUR HOUSE SMELLING AND REEKING OF SEWER AND WATER RUNNING OUT OF THE CEILING.)) ((JORGE PARROTT: OUR CONTRACTOR WILL GO OUT THERE AND HE'LL TRY TO SURMISE WHERE THE PROBLEM IS. IF IT'S NEAR THE BUILDING OR OUT TOWARD THE SEPTIC TANK IN THE FIELD. AND THEN WE'LL CALL THE RIGHT KIND OF CONTRACTORS TO FIX WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE, WE'LL GET IT DONE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Deborah Brooks/Glenvar Haven Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Jorge Parrott/Glenvar Haven Owner;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=as quickly as possible.]
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[VO-NAT]


Because the problem developed late in the day, Owner (GEORGE) Jorge Parrott says he was unable to get the work done last night.
He says a contractor will be on the job this morning, and he hopes to have residents back in their apartments as soon as possible.
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[7-11Ephedra]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC1:57:34]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


The potentially life threatening side effects of Ephedra have recently surrounded the herbal suppliment with controversy. Now, many people are wondering why it is still on the market.
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[VO-NAT, take video from 5pm pkg]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


A Virginia Tech professor who specializes in nutrition and weight control says that's because the FDA doesn't regulate herbal supplements like it does medications and food.
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[SOT15:11]
[IN Q=Drug or foods]

((DR. JANET RANKIN/VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR; DRUG OR FOODS HAVE MUCH MORE REGULATION. COMPANIES HAVE TO PROVE THEIR SAFETY AND EFFICACY BEFORE THEY CAN GO ON THE MARKET. SUPPLEMENTS HAVE A DIFFERENT SYSTEM THEY ARE ALLOWED TO BE PUT OUT BEFORE IT'S DETERMINED IF THEY'RE SAFE AND THE BURDEN IS ON THE FDA TO PROVE THERE IS A PROBLEM))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Janet Rankin/Virginia Tech Professor]
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[OUT Q=there is a problem]
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[VO-NAT]


The FDA wants to put warning labels on bottles of the herb that indicate that supplement can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Rankin say that's because Ephedra is a stimulant and it not only raises the metabolism, but blood pressure and heart rate as well.
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[SOT19:47]
[IN Q=There are actually some studies that show]

((THERE ARE SOME STUDIES THAT SHOW IT ENHANCES WEIGHT LOSS IN SOME PEOPLE AND CAN ENHANCE SOME PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS. HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL RISK IT SHOULD BE DONE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN))
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[OUT Q=supervision of a physican]
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[VO-NAT]


Rankin says many weight loss products contain ephedra, so make sure to read the labels.
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[45-11Moyer-Complex]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC1:42:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Repair work is being done to Salem's Moyer Sports Complex due to the recent flooding. But by next weekend, a few holes in the fencing may be the only sign of the park's recent flood problems.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The Director of the city's Parks and Recreation department says the fields sustained about 95-thousand dollars worth of damage to fencing, asphalt and topsoil when the Roanoke River over ran its banks last week. The 300-foot fencing was hardest hit but officials say they can work around it.
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[SOT 36:16-36:28]
[IN Q=Our first tournament's next weekend...]

((CHARLIE HAMMERSLEY/SALEM PARKS AND RECREATION: OUR FIRST TOURNAMENT'S NEXT WEEKEND. IT'S A COLLEGE TOURNAMENT AND WE'LL USE 200-FOOT PORTABLE FENCING FOR THAT SO, IT'S GONNA SLOW US DOWN A LITTLE BIT BUT WE'LL BE READY TO GO BY SUNDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Hammersley/Salem Parks and Recreation;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=ready to go by Sunday.]
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[VO-NAT :15]

Despite being located in the flood plain, the Complex has been hit by high water only twice in its more than 10-year history. Hammersley says, right now, repairs are being paid for by the city but that state and federal aid have been requested.

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[45-11City-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC55:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Crews in Lynchburg have fallen eight weeks behind on the 5 million dollar renovation to Lynchburg's City Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials say all the recent snow and ice has wreaked havoc on their construction schedule and that the ballpark will "not" be finished by Opening Day on April 11th.
Still, they say they can accomodate up to a thousand people each night for the first couple of months.. as long as the fans don't mind a little mess.
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[SOT 4:04:22]
[IN Q=It's been a long]

((PAUL SUNWALL/LYNCHBURG HILLCATS GENERAL MANAGER: IT'S BEEN A LONG FIVE OR SIX YEARS AND FINALLY COMING TO FRUITION AND THAT PART OF IT IS EXCITING, AND I THINK IF WE CAN GET THROUGH THESE FIRST COUPLE OF MONTHS, I THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SEE SOMETHING THEY CAN BE PROUD OF.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Sunwall/Lynchburg Hillcats General Manager;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=they can be proud of.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sunwall says the grand opening celebration for the ballpark will likely be held in late May or early June.
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[45-11Agee]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:25:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A new state supreme court justice now brings the number to two serving from Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Former state delegate Steve Agee was sworn in today in the same hall where he first became a judge two years ago.
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[SOT 1:48:15]
[IN Q=The judicairy is]

((THE JUDICIARY IS YOUR GUARDIAN OF LIBERTY UNDER THE CONSTITUTION AND THE GUARANTEE TO ALL OF US OF THE RULE OF LAW AND NOT THE MOB.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Agee/Virginia Supreme Court Justice]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=not the mob.]
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[VO-NAT]

Agee steps up from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court. He joins Justice Lawrence Koontz on the bench who is also from Salem.
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[8-11Fuel-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:18:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The furture of a long time buisness in the area is being threatened by the rising fuel costs.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Elliston;]

Houston Motor Express owner Bob Crouse says the rising costs are putting him on the verge of bankruptcy. The trucking company has been in operation since 19-73. It employs 33 and runs 21 trucks.
Crouse says the price of diesel from a local supplier went from 1-34 to 1-64 within a month's time.
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[SOT 00:25:16]
[IN Q=it is a ]

((BOB CROUSE/TRUCKING COMPANY OWNER; IT IS A NIGHTMARE, I'D LIKE TO PUT A NIGHTMARE, I WISH THAT PEOPLE KNEW AND WOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT IT TOOK TO GET A SIMPLE LOAD OF THEIR FREIGHT FROM HERE TO OHIO.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Crouse/Trucking Company Owner;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=TO OHIO]
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[VO-NAT]

Crouse says there is price gouging going on and doesn't buy explanations like a shortage, the economy and a pending war with Iraq for the increases. But the American Petroleum Institute sides with suppliers, saying hikes are on par with factors and costs that dictate pricing.
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[8-11Mack-School]


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

One of the nation's leading truck makers is taking a new path down the road of success.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Mack Trucks kicked off its Spring semester tour this week in the New River Valley, visiting schools in Pulaski and Christiansburg. The tour is geared toward students interested in a career in technology. Representatives from the company travel from city to city in an 18-wheel rig, encouraging the students to obtain an education beyond high school. Then tour began last September in Boston, and has since traveled to more than 20-schools along the East coast.
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[8-6-CVCC-Grants]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC42:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The largest donation that a local community college has received, has come from one of Lynchburg's biggest employers.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/January 3]


Central Virginia Community College broke ground in January on a new four-and a half million dollar manufacturing technology facility.
Yesterday, Framatome announced it is pledging one million dollars towards that project... the largest single gift the school has received.
The building will house labs for training students in machinery, electronics and engineering.
About 60 nuclear technicians for Framatome will use the facility for training purposes. (------------)