[7-11Shawsville-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC08:30]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A trailer on North Fork Road in Montgomery County has been destroyed by fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


No one was at the home when the blaze broke out last night.
The mobile home was already engulfed when firefighters got there.
They aren't sure what caused the fire.
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[7-11Minnix]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC29:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors' senior member has anounced that this current term will be his last.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Cave Spring Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix made the announcement yesterday afternoon.
He says the growing demands of the office, the conflict with his job, and the prospect of a contested nomination persuaded him to step aside.
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[SOT 40:42]
[IN Q=If you're going to do it right]

((IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO IT RIGHT IT TAKES A LONG TIME AND AS I SAID IN MY STATEMENT, IT IS REQUIRING A GREAT DEAL OF TIME FROM MY JOB IN LYNCHBURG AND IT'S TO THE POINT NOW WHERE I WILL JUST HAVE TO STEP DOWN.))
[SUPER=@Minnix;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=just have to step down.]
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[VO-NAT]


Minnix will serve on the board through the end of the year.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Mark Harrell has submitted paperwork to run for the Republican nomination.
Several other candidates are reportedly waiting in the wings.

[7-6-Kaine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-02 1:01:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Virginia has a financial responsibility for statewide education. Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine says it is time the state lived up to those responsibilities.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Yesterday, The democrat visited William Fleming and Salem High Schools to meet with students and tour the campuses. Kaine is about 49-schools into his pledge to visit one in every district in the Commonwealth to see for himself how budget issues are affecting education. He says he's been impressed by what he's seen.
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[SOT 24:31-24:53]
[IN Q=I see fantastic examples of...]

((LT. GOVERNOR TIM KAINE: I SEE FANTASTIC EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIVE METHODS TO GET ACROSS THE sol CURRICULUM. TEACHERS AND PARENTS ARE PULLING TOGETHER TO DO HIGH WUALITY WORK BUT THE STATE NEEDS TO BE A REAL PARTNER AND THAT'S SOMETHING I'M REALLY PUSHING.))
[SUPER=@Kaine;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=that's something I'm really pushing.]
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[VO-NAT :07]

Kaine says the state has acknowledged it's underfunding its share of education by about 600-million dollars a year.
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[45-11Tech-Board]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:34:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Virginia Tech says it will not discriminate when considering new students and job applicants.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The university says it will no longer consider race, religion or gender as a factor in its admissions or hiring process. The same also goes for awarding scholarships and financial aid. The university's board of visitors voted unanimously yesterday to approve the new policy, which is drawing mixed reaction from students.
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[SOT 3:20]
[IN Q=I FEEL LIKE RACE]

((3:20 I FEEL LIKE RACE SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN AN ISSUE WHEN ADMTTING STUDENTS I FEEL IT SHOULD ALL BE BASED ON THEIR QUALIFICATIONS 3:25)) ((WE ALREADY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH DIVERSITY HERE. WE ALREADY TRY TO HAVE COMMITTEES AND BOARDS ON DIVERSITY. IT'S A TOPIC THAT WE TALK ABOUT ALL THE TIME SO IF YOU TAKE RACE OUT OF IT THEN IT'S GOING TO BE EVEN WORSE AND LESS DIVERSE 2:00))

[SUPER=01-Lindsay Miller/Freshman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cassandra McLaughlin/Senior; :06]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=AND LESS DIVERSE]
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[VO-NAT]

University officials say it is still too early to say how soon the new policy will go into effect or what impact the it will have on minority recruitment.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


The board of visitors also ordered a nine-percent tuition hike for next school year. It's the third increase in less than a year.

[45-11International]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-01 49:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Meanwhile, new restricions have been placed on international students studying in the U-S since the war on terrorism began.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


At Virginia Tech, more than 27-hundred international students withstood long lines yesterday to renew their I-20 forms to comply with new security measures.
Beginning August First, any person in the U.S. on a student visa must now have a variety of information entered into a new computer database including name, date of birth, and address here and abroad.
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[45-VOB-Percherons]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The French government and Franklin County will soon have something in common.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum;]

The French recently purchased a six year old prize- winning stallion from Sally and Roddy Moore in Ferrum. The Percheron (Purch-eron) named "Cruiser" was selected from among 14 other horses in the U-S and Canada for use in breeding. In France, the horses have long been used for farm work but the French are hoping the qualities of the American Percheron will help their draft horses succeed in another line of work.
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[SOT 09:07:50]
[IN Q=The American ]
[SUPER=01-Sally Moore/Horse Breeder;]

((THE AMERICAN PERCHERONS HAVE DEVELOPED SLIGHTLY DIFFERENTLY FROM THE PERCHERON STILL IN FRANCE. WE'VE DEVELOPED A MORE ATHLETIC BREED OF THE HORSE HERE AND THE FRENCH ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING SOME OF THAT ATHLETIC ABILITY BACK INTO THE HORSES THAT THEY'RE RAISING IN FRANCE.))
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[OUT Q=RAISING IN FRANCE.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Moores believe "Cruiser" was selected because he is an athletic horse, but is also young and sweet natured. He'll leave the family farm Thursday or Friday.
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[8-11Minnix]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC29:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

He's the senior member of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, but he says he's had enough and is stepping down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Cave Spring Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix made the announcement yesterday afternoon.
He says the growing demands of the office, the conflict with his job, and the prospect of a contested nomination persuaded him to step aside.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 40:42]
[IN Q=If you're going to do it right]

((IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO IT RIGHT IT TAKES A LONG TIME AND AS I SAID IN MY STATEMENT, IT IS REQUIRING A GREAT DEAL OF TIME FROM MY JOB IN LYNCHBURG AND IT'S TO THE POINT NOW WHERE I WILL JUST HAVE TO STEP DOWN.))
[SUPER=@Minnix;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=just have to step down.]
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[VO-NAT]


Minnix will serve on the board through the end of the year.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Mark Harrell has submitted paperwork to run for the Republican nomination.
Several other candidates are reportedly waiting in the wings.

[8-11Franklin-DMV]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:54:53]
[GRAPHIC=DMV Reopening]


The DMV office in Rocky Mount is officially back in business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


There were short lines, plenty of empty seats and lots of smiles as customers returned to the site that was shut down by budget cuts five months ago.
All six workers are back on the job.
The Rocky Mount branch is one of the last three offices that reopened yesterday.
Public outcry prompted lawmakers to bring them back.
Many customers said they waited until the branch reopened to do their business ... rather than brave long lines elsewhere.
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[8-11Bedford-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC37:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]

After last year's devastating tornado, one Bedford business is seeing signs of recovery.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

K & K Signs is just weeks away from moving into its new building. Last April, a tornado left the business looking like this. The building and everything inside was destroyed. Ever since, the owners have been working out of this office trailer and with help from the community, getting the new space ready.
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[SOT 19:03:09]
[IN Q=sheetrocking]

((VICKI KRANTZ/K & K SIGNS OWNER; SHEET ROCKING, PAINTING AND EVERYBODY HAD THEIR OWN SPECIALTY AND THEY CAME IN AND THEY HELPED THEY PITCHED IN AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Vicki Krantz/K & K Signs Owner;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=THAT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Krantz says they're lucky because no one got hurt and they had full insurance coverage for damages.
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[8Goodbye]


[ANCHOR=KMC-LEO]
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