[7-JMU-Pill]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[WRITER=ejo]
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Students at James Madison University plan a protest later today over a recent decision by University officials. The University's Board of Visitors recently voted to stop selling "emergency contraception" on campus.
Supporters of the move say the "morning-after" pill is a form of early abortion, and its use therefore falls under the state's required abortion procedures.
Opponents say the pill is a form of birth control and should be readily available on campus. Right now, the issue is confined to J-M-U, but the question could ultimately affect any or all of Virginia's state-owned colleges and universities.






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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC-1:43:17]
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Yesterday, family and friends gathered to remember a Marine from Troutville who was killed in Iraq.
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[TAKE LALUSH FS #4334]

23 year old Michael Vernon Lalush (LAH-lush) was killed on March 30th when the Huey helicopter he was riding in crashed in Southern Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Botetourt Co.;]

Yesterday, dozens of people gathered at the V-F-W post in Daleville to reflect and celebrate his life. Lalush moved to the Troutville area in 19-94 and graduated from Lord Botetourt High School in 19-97. He then spent six years as a helicopter mechanic, leaving for Kuwait in February. He was buried earlier this month at Arlington National Cemetery.
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[7-6-Homestead-Spending]


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


While 18-hundred state workers were being laid off last November, a new report shows the state government was spending lavishly. The report says conventioneers at the annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Counties spent more than 300-thousand dollars of taxpayers' money at The Homestead. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports taxpayers paid for at least 20 spouses of supervisors to stay at the resort.
They also footed the bill for luxury suites, golf-tournament fees, and rental cars. A few weeks before the convention, Governor Mark Warner announced the layoffs of the 18-hundred state workers and cuts in funding of colleges, local museums, constitutional offices and services for the mentally ill.
(EDITOR'S CORRECTION: THE SPENDING WAS NOT DONE BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT, BUT BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TAKING PART IN THE C

ONVENTION.)

[7-11NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC-41:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Recognition was given to some outstanding citizens last night, for their contributions to the community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Roanoke chapter of the NAACP held its fifth annual citizen of the year awards last night inside the Jefferson Center. News 7 Health reporter Joy Sutton was the emcee. The celebration honors members of the community who have made a positive impact throughout the city, in areas like education, arts and medicine.
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[45-11Festival-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC-1:56:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's been years in the making and now less than a week remains until the Southwest Virginia Festival with Franklin Graham gets underway at Salem Stadium. Jennifer Wishon has a preview.
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[IN Q=Singing]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Barnett/Festival Coordinator; :21]
[SUPER=01-David Scoggins/Festival Security Coordinator; :42]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :50]
[SUPER=01-Mary Ellen Robinson/Festival Choir Coordinator; 1:06]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Louis Strickler/Northview Methodist Pastor; 1:34]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7]


((((NATS OF SINGING 04:19:08)) Hundreds gathered at Salem Stadium Sunday afternoon to pray for a festival that is widely anticipated throughout the region. Preparations for the festival with Franklin Graham began three years ago when local business and church leaders got together to pray for the event. After that the plans took off.
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[IN Q=There have been]

((SHERMAN BARNETT/FESTIVAL COORDINATOR: THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS EVENTS, COMMITTEE MEETINGS, DETAILS, CHECKLISTS, CHECKLISTS THAT CHECK CHECKLISTS AND SO ON IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR THE EVENT.))
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[OUT Q=for the event]

In a few days Salem Stadium will be transformed into a house of worship complete with hundreds of volunteers. 600 of those will be dedicated to security.
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[IN Q=We train them]

((DAVID SCOGGINS/FESTIVAL COORDINATOR: WE TRAIN THEM HOW TO REACT, WHAT TO REACT TO. THINGS THAT THEY NEEDED TO KNOW IN PREPARATION FOR THE LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT WILL BE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=will be here]
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[IN Q=One objective of]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: ONE OBJECTIVE OF THE FESTIVAL IS TO HELP BRING THE COMMUNITY CLOSER TOGETHER AND SO FAR IT HAS. 500 CHURCHES ARE REPRESENTING MORE THAN 50 DENOMINATIONS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT.))
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[OUT Q=in the event]

((Music up)) One place that cooperation is evident is in the choir that has formed.
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[SOT 04:10:10]
[IN Q=There will be]

((MARY ELLEN ROBINSON/CHOIR COORDINATOR: THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 2000 PEOPLE. THEY'RE COMING FROM ALL OVER THE AREA. WE'VE HAD PEOPLE FROM AS FAR AWAY AS ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA AND A NUMBER OF THEM THAT HAVE COME FROM CLIFTON FORGE, LEXINGTON SO IT'S NOT JUST HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY IT'S ALL OVER VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=all over Virginia]

((Nats of church music)) People have also been preparing in their churches. Sunday morning the congregation of Northview United Methodist Church took up one last collection for the festival. They've also gone high tech to help do their part.
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[IN Q=We have had]

((LOUIS STRICKLER/NORTHVEIW METHODIST PASTOR: WE HAVE HAD PEOPLE TO LEARN ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRAYER OVER THE INTERNET AND GETTING ON A MAILING LIST SO THAT PRAYER NEEDS ARE COMMUNICATED FROM THE FRANKLIN GRAHAM OFFICE TO INDIVIDUALS DIRECTLY OVER THE INTERNET FOR SPECIFIC REQUESTS FOR EACH DAY LEADING UP TO THE STADIUM EVENT.))
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((Nats of Prayer service)) For organizers the festival is harvest time and say they hope to reap what they've sown. They will find out when the event kicks off on Friday. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

[8-11Lalush]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC-1:43:17]
[GRAPHIC=Lalush]

Yesterday, family and friends gathered to remember a Marine from Troutville who was killed in Iraq.
(+++++++++)
[TAKE LALUSH FS #4334]

23 year old Michael Vernon Lalush (LAH-lush) was killed on March 30th when the Huey helicopter he was riding in crashed in Southern Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Botetourt Co.;]

Yesterday, dozens of people gathered at the V-F-W post in Daleville to reflect and celebrate his life. Lalush moved to the Troutville area in 19-94 and graduated from Lord Botetourt High School in 19-97. He then spent six years as a helicopter mechanic, leaving for Kuwait in February. He was buried earlier this month at Arlington National Cemetery.
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[8-6-Homestead-Spending]


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


While 18-hundred state workers were being laid off last November, a new report shows the state government was spending lavishly. The report says conventioneers at the annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Counties spent more than 300-thousand dollars of taxpayers' money at The Homestead. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports taxpayers paid for at least 20 spouses of supervisors to stay at the resort. They also footed the bill for luxury suites, golf-tournament fees, and rental cars. A few weeks before the convention, Governor Mark Warner announced the layoffs of the 18-hundred state workers and cuts in funding of colleges, local museums, constitutional offices and services for the mentally ill.
(EDITOR'S CORRECTION: THE SPENDING WAS NOT DONE BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT, BUT BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TAKING PART IN THE C

ONVENTION.)

[8-11Rev-Roof]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC-1:04:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]

An area minister promissed to take his message to a HIGHER level-- and he did.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

No, you're not seeing things. That is the pastor of Sunnyside Pentacostal Holiness giving yesterday sermon on the roof of the church. Reverend Les Shelton told his parishioners if they got at least 125-people to attend church Easter Sunday, he would preach from the roof. They did, and Shelton says being a man of his word, he had no other choice but to follow through with the deal.
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[IN Q=AND I KNOW]

((REVEREND LES SHELTON: AND I KNOW THIS MIGHT BE A LITTLE ODD TO SOME PEOPLE, BUT TO ME I DON'T CONSIDER IT ODD. I SAY SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOF TOP TELL IT WHEREVER YOU CAN AND WHEN YOU CAN. 51))
[SUPER=01-Reverend Les Shelton/Sunnyside Pentacostal Holiness;]
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[OUT Q=WHEN YOU CAN]
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[VO-NAT]

Shelton says he was NOT nervous up on the roof, but he will return to the pulpit NEXT Sunday. (------------)