[7-11Festival]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC14:19]
[GRAPHIC=Festival Venue]

Tonight's Doobie Brothers concert will kick off Ronaoke's Festival in the Park, but it won't be held at Victory Stadium.
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[VO-NAT - :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Event organizers moved the concert to the Roanoke Civic Center because of concerns about rain and the potential for flooding. That announcement sent crews at the Civic Center scrambling to put the stage together, and prepare the floor for thousands of fans. However, even with the change, beer sales WILL be allowed at the Civic Center for this concert, but with a few restrictions.
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[SOT - 13:19]
[INQ=We will have to...]

((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE WILL HAVE TO KEEP SOME OF THE HOUSE LIGHTS ON, THAT'S AN ABC REGULATION, SO THEY CAN CHECK ID'S OR LOOK FOR UNDERAGE DRINKING. AND THAT'S AN ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Stu Israel/Festival in the Park Executive Director;]
[RUNS=8]
[OUTQ=and that's an issue.]
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[VO-NAT - :12+]

Only 10-thousand 500 buttons will be sold before the concert, and you can only buy them at the Roanoke Civic Center. All other activities are scheduled to stay at their original locations.
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[7-6-Cornwell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC30:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A former Botetourt County deputy convicted of sexual battery will not go to prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle/January]


Yesterday, a circuit judge gave Tracey Alan Cornwell a suspended sentence for fondling an 11-year-old girl.
The 39-year-old man admitted that he removed the child's bra one night last August.
But he denied touching her in any improper way.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Cornwell had been a resource officer at Read Mountain Middle School.
He did NOT know the girl through his work at the school.

[7-11Tech-SARS]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC59:46]
[GRAPHIC=SARS]

As the SARS outbreak continues in China, some Chinese students studying in our area are joining the fight against the disease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Virginia Tech Association of Chinese Students and Scholars is now collecting donations to send to China, in an effort to find a cure for the disease.
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[SOT 323]
[IN Q=the only thing]

((FEIMING BAI/ACSS: THE ONLY THING THAT I THINK THAT WE CAN DO IS CALL DONATIONS AND LET MANY OF OUR FRIENDS, AMERICAN FRIENDS, CHINESE FRIENDS, AND ALL OUR COUNTRY FRIENDS KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING. HELP OUR COUNTRY, HELP OUR FRIENDS IN CHINA.))
[SUPER=01-Feiming Bai/Association of Chinese Students & Scholars;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=friends in china.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students say they are particularly concerned over the threat of SARS in rural China, where most of the people can not afford proper medical care.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Drop off sites for donations will be set up around campus next week.

[45-11Milliner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC 3:10:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A little girl who fell dozens of feet down a Roanoke County embankment is being called a "miracle girl."
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[VO-NAT :33]

Tessa Milliner suffered severe head injuries after slipping off a path along the Roanoke River earlier this month.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 11;]

She was taken to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville for treatment. The nine year old's family had quoted doctors as saying her chances of healing were slim to none. But now, her mother, Shannon Mabry (MAY-bree), says Tessa has been talking, laughing, playing and even walking with help. Tessa is back in intensive care after undergoing her second surgery yesterday. But Mabry says doctors are calling Tessa's progress so far "unbelievable."
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[45-11Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=503-02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Two quick thinking high school students helped the Roanoke County Police find a bank robbery suspect.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Kelly Woodford and David Hoops stopped off at the Bank of Botetourt on Peter's Creek Road on the way to a doctor's appointment shortly after ten yesterday morning. When a teller told them the bank had just been robbed and pointed out the suspect's car, the Northside High School students say they raced off in pursuit.
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[SOT 6:10-6:23]
[IN Q=It was scary though...]

((KELLY WOODFORD/PURSUED SUSPECT : IT WAS, IT WAS SCARY THOUGH, 'CAUSE I WAS SITTING THERE, DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD THINKING HE'S GONNA TURN AROUND AND SHOOT CAUSE HE'S A BANK ROBBER BUT I MEAN THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE LICESE AND I WAS THE ONLY PERSON WHO COULD GET OUT AND GET IT.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Woodford/Pursued Suspect;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=could get out and get it.]
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[VO-NAT :14]

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash but was pulled over and arrested within the hour. No one was injured.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The F-B-I says 35-year old Jerome Brown of Queens is being held on a federal warrant for four bank robberies in New York. He has yet to be charged with yesterday's robbery which was the fifth in the Roanoke area in the past month.

[45-11Pharmacist-Shortage]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC1:49:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]

When your pharmacist gets sick- -these days, there may not be anybody to fill in for him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

In some cases the chain stores, such as C-V-S, have been relying on independent pharmacists like Tim Lucas to pick up the slack. At least twice in the past week, he's been asked to help out when C-V-S couldn't fill a regular shift. Lucas attributes the shortage to several factors... chief among them: the fact that the pharmacy degree is now a six-year program, requiring a DOCTOR of pharmacy. The growing demand for pharmacists is affecting salaries.
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[SOT 13:24:15]
[IN Q=You know an average]

((TIM LUCAS/PHARMACIST: YOU KNOW AN AVERAGE PHARMACIST THESE DAYS IS TYPICALLY MAKING $80-90,000.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Lucas/Pharmacist;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=90,000]
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[VO-NAT]

In some areas, there are signing bonuses and relocation allowances on top of that.
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[8-11Tourist-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Florida tourist Ryan Taboada was gunned down as he and his family were about to check into a local motel. That same night, the Ronaoke man accused of shooting him- allegedly confessed to the crime.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Derrik Wakie Smith told a city detective that he walked up to the man and asked for money. When Taboada refused, Smith says he started shooting and took off in the family S-U-V.
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[SOT 10:57:45]
[IN Q=Then I asked him]

((SCOTT ALTIZER/ROANOKE POLICE DETECTIVE; THEN I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD SEEN ANY CHILDREN IN THE VEHICLE, AND HE SAID HE DID NOT SEEN THEM INITIALLY, THEN AFTER HE DROVE OFF A LITTLE WAY UP THE STREET HE NOTICED THERE WAS A CHILD IN THE BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Altizer/Roanoke Police Detective]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=in the back.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

The three- year was still strapped in the child safety seat after Smith allegedly drove the vehicle through a fence.

The child was okay. Ryan Taboada is recovering. Wakie Smith faces eight felony counts including abduction and attempted capital murder.


[8-11Tornberg]


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

A Christiansburg man is being held in Canada on child pornography charges. 33-year-old Aaron Tornberg was arrested and charged with two counts of child pornography, at a border crossing near Niagara Falls. Authorities say they found a computer in Tornberg's vehicle that had images of children having sex. Christiansburg police searched Tornberg's home yesterday, where officers say they found more photos and pornographic magazines. Tornberg currently has a website where he offers computer lessons over the Internet.

[8-6-Cornwell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC30:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A former Botetourt County deputy convicted of sexual battery will not go to prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle/January]


Yesterday, a circuit judge gave Tracey Alan Cornwell a suspended sentence for fondling an 11-year-old girl.
The 39-year-old man admitted that he removed the child's bra one night last August.
But he denied touching her in any improper way.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Cornwell had been a resource officer at Read Mountain Middle School.
He did NOT know the girl through his work at the school.

[8-11Community-Colleges]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC56:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The cost of attending Virginia's community colleges is getting more expensive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Yesterday, the State Board for Community Colleges voted to increase tuition nearly seven dollars per credit hour.


This fall, in-state students will pay 59-dollars and 60-cents per credit hour.
About 94 percent of the state's community college students are Virginians. (------------)