[7-11Civic-Center]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Alcohol Sales]

Opponents say they're appealing the decision to allow the Roanoke Civic Center to sell beer and wine at more of its events.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


City officials felt they made a strong case for the new license, and were pleased it was granted.
They say they will consider each civic center event on a case by case basis, to decide if the sale of alcoholic beverages is appropriate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We need to make sure]

((CHIP SNEAD/ACTING CIVIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR: WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE MANAGE IT WISELY, BE CONSERVATIVE AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE AT EVERY EVENT HAS A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Acting Civic Facilities Director;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=has a positive experience.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite those assurances, opponents say they haven't exhausted their options.
The ministers who rallied recent opposition met to consider their next step.
While they're disappointed by the hearing officer's decision, they say the license won't take effect while their appeal is pending.
(/////////////////////)
[SOT 25:15]
[IN Q=We want to note]

((REV. MARK WASHINGTON/HOLLINS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: WE WANT TO NOTE THAT THEY DON'T HAVE THIS YET. AND WE ARE PREPARED TO TAKE THIS A STEP FURTHER AND TO USE THE LEGAL RECOURSE THAT WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO EXPRESS OUR DISATISFACTION WITH THIS AND OUR OBJECTION TO THIS BY TAKING THIS TO RICHMOND.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Mark Washington/Hollins Road Baptist Church;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=by taking this to Richmond.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Opponents have 30 days to appeal the decision of the hearing officer. Then it's up to the three-member Alcoho

lic Beverage Control Board in Richmond to issue a final order. [7-6-Flood-aid]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:59:54]
[GRAPH-C=Flooding]

The victims of recent flooding in Southwest Virginia will soon be receiving some help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-February]


Yesterday, Governor Mark Warner announced that President Bush has approved his request for federal disaster aid.
Federal funds are now available for those communities hit hard by this year's severe winter storms and flooding.
The money can be used for temporary housing and home repairs.
Low interest loans are also available to help cover property losses.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:15:10]
[IN Q=IT WON'T MAKE PEOPLE]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IT WON'T MAKE PEOPLE TOTALLY WHOLE BUT IT WILL BE A NEEDED HELP FOR SO MANY OF THE FAMILIES IN FAR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THAT RECEIVED DAMAGE FROM THE FLOOD.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=DAMAGE FROM THE FLOOD.]
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[VO-NAT]


The areas eligible for federal assistance include the cities of Roanoke and Salem and Montgomery County.
(XXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Those in need of flood recovery aid can apply by calling FEMA.
That number is 1-800-621-FEMA.
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[45-11Horse-Center]


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

The Virginia Horse center is finding itself in a crisis due to a lack of state funding.
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[VO-NAT - :21]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

The General Assembly has traditionally funded payments for the Horse Center's debt service, about 1-point-2 million dollars a year. This year however, the facility is only receiving two-thirds of that amount, and will see less money over the next few years. Members of the board that owns and operates the center say they are dissapointed with the lack of state funding.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 40:50 - on HC interviews]
[INQ=We're doing what...]

((GEORGIA FISCHEL/VIRGINIA EQUINE CENTER FOUNDATION; WE'RE DOING WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING, AND WE'VE ALWAYS LOOKED TO THE STATE TO DO WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING, AND IT IS A PARTNERSHIP.))
[SUPER=01-Georgia Fischel/Virginia Equine Center Foundation;]
[RUNS= 6]
[OUTQ=it is a partnership]
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[VO-NAT - :20+]

In 2008, the General Assembly plans to cut out funding entirely. This Fall the center's directors have to present a business plan for self-sufficiency to the General Assembly. They say they will have to engage a vigorous fund raising plan to make up the difference, but add most contributors would rather donate for buildings instead of paying off debt.
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[45-6-Shepard]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:34:18]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


Brian Shepard has worked in the legislature for the last nine years.
But next January, the Roanoke Democrat hopes to return to Richmond as a MEMBER of the General Assembly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Shepard spent eight years as the legislative aide to Delegate Vic Thomas, and Thomas joined him for yesterday's campaign announcement.
Shepard is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 11th House District, the seat that Chip Woodrum is giving up at the end of the year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:56]
[IN Q=I've worked nine General Assembly sessions]

((BRIAN SHEPARD/D- CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: I'VE WORKED NINE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSIONS WITH DELEGATE THOMAS AND DELEGATE WOODRUM, AND I THINK ESPECIALLY NOW WITH RETIREMENTS AND THE LOSS OF THE EXPERIENCE THAT THE ROANOKE VALLEY'S DELEGATION IS UNDERGOING, THAT IT'S REALLY CRITICAL WE SEND SOMEONE WITH LEGISLATIVE EXPERIENCE DOWN TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Shepard/(D) Candidate for House of Delegates]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=down to the General Assembly.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Democratic nomination will be decided by a primary on June 10th. Shepard's opponent is Roanoke lawyer and state transportation board member Onzlee (AHNZ-lee) Ware.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[45-11Fleming-Smoking]


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


Smoking can kill.
That's the message the Health Related Careers Class of William Fleming High School wants to send to fellow students.
And the students went beyond the campus to get the word out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Six students, with the help of their instructor, launched the anti-smoking campaign last October.
One of those students is Leah Short, who has a personal interest in the project.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I had grandparents..."]
[SUPER=01-Leah Short/William Fleming High School Senior;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q="...deal with that."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The billboard stands high above Hershberger Road near the school.
The students also placed posters around the campus, and passed out pamphlets to their peers.
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[8-6-Radford-Foundry]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC44:24]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Radford Foundry and its employees will continue contract negotiations today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/2002;]

Employees have rejected a new contract. Workers cited problems over salary raises and pension gains. A company spokesperson is NOT denying claims that the plant may be forced to close if an agreement is not worked out.

Workers will then vote again on Monday.
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[8-6-Air-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=iraq]

The war with Iraq is causing two major airlines to cut back their flights.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

U-S Airways and Delta are making temporary changes to their service. A spokesman for Roanoke Regional Airport says there are no changes to schedules here. U-S Airways is announcing a four-percent reduction. Transatlantic service is affected from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia while domestic changes are on evening flights to and from Pittsburgh and Charlotte. Delta is cutting back about 12-percent. The airline's postponing service to Rome from some cities and is reducing the number of domestic flights. Both airlines say they will review the travel situation in May.
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[8-11Riley]


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

A Lexington man will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to a murder charge.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Christopher Wade Riley was one of two men involved in the murder of a Roanoke-area drug dealer last year.
[SUPER=04-April 19]

Kip Lamont Walker told police Riley flew into a rage when he learned Ronald Steven Clark did not have the cocaine that Riley and Walker had counted on buying that night at Towers Mall.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:26:00]
[IN Q=Kip Walker says]

((KIP WALKER SAYS RILEY GOT OUT OF THE CAR WITH A 20-GUAGE SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN, POINTED IT AT THE HEAD OF RONALD CLARK AND SHOT HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Sherri Jones/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=and shot him.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Under a plea agreement Riley was spared the death penalty. He was sentenced to life plus 73 years. His attorney says Riley wanted to stay off death row, to avoid embarrassment to his three-year old son.
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[8-6-Flood-aid]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:59:54]
[GRAPH-C=Flooding]

The victims of recent flooding in Southwest Virginia will soon be receiving help from the government.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-February]


Yesterday, Governor Mark Warner announced that President Bush has approved his request for federal disaster aid.
Federal funds are now available for those communities hit hard by this year's severe winter storms and flooding.
The money can be used for temporary housing and home repairs.
Low interest loans are also available to help cover property losses.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:15:10]
[IN Q=IT WON'T MAKE PEOPLE]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IT WON'T MAKE PEOPLE TOTALLY WHOLE BUT IT WILL BE A NEEDED HELP FOR SO MANY OF THE FAMILIES IN FAR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THAT RECEIVED DAMAGE FROM THE FLOOD.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=DAMAGE FROM THE FLOOD.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The areas eligible for federal assistance include the cities of Roanoke and Salem and Montgomery County.
(XXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Those in need of flood recovery aid can apply by calling FEMA.
That number is 1-800-621-FEMA.
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