[7-M'ville-Tire]

[ANCHOR=kim]

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

A plan by a Martinsville company to generate energy by burning old tires appears to be going forward.
That, despite concerns by environmentalists and residents.
Tire Energy Corporation wants to build a 3-point-5 million dollar plant in a Henry County industrial park, where old tires will be burned to generate steam for industrial users. The company has applied to the state Department of Environmental Quality for an emissions permit, which the department says it will probably issue. But neighbors worry the plant's emissions will increase ozone levels, and that the ash could contaminate ground water with toxic chemicals.


[7-11Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC-37:08]
[GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park]

Though much of it took place during rainy weather, the final day of Festival in the Park featured dry weather.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


One of yesterday's highlights was the Renaissance Faire.
People were dressed up in period attire, and entertained the crowd with various demonstrations from jousting, to arts and crafts.
While the rain held off yesterday, Festival in Park organizers say all the showers over the past week have put a damper on profits.
Turnout at many of the events has been much lower than previous years.
Organizerssay if they end up in the red this year, it could affect next year, meaning there may be fewer events.


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[7-11Pow-Wow]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC-31:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A "pow-wow" to honor veterans took place this weekend in Salem.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats of singing, drums]

((NATS OF SINGING, DRUMS))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=Nats of singing, drums]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Grounds of the American Legion in Salem were transformed into a camp- ground, trading- post and dancing circle. One participant says you don't need lessons to learn the dances. You just have to feel the beat of the drum and be light on your feet. And speaking of the drum, this one was made by a Pulaski County man.
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[SOT 1:14:20:26]
[IN Q=The Red Flyer Singers]

((BILL SEMBELLO/RED FLYER SINGERS: THE RED FLYER SINGERS GREW OUT OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES CLUB AT VIRGINIA TECH WHICH IS OPEN TO ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS IN THE VIRGINIA TECH COMMUNITY SO IT'S ACTUALLY MEMBERS OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Sembello/Red Flyer Singers;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=New River Valley]

The event serves as a reunion for Native American people in the area, but also has another purpose.
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[SOT 01:25:18:11]
[IN Q=We honor the veterans]

((GARLAND 'HUMBLE BEAR' LEESON/POW WOW PARTICIPANT: WE HONOR THE VETERANS AT EVERY GRAND ENTRY OF EVERY POW WOW BUT THIS POW WOW IS PUT ON JUST FOR THE VETERANS RIGHT HERE IN SALEM VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Garland 'Humble Bear' Leeson/Pow Wow Participant;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=in Salem Virginia]
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[VO-NAT]

The Salem Pow Wow is the only one held in this region.
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[45-11BOV]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC-23:09]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/Big East]

As the talks continue among the A-C-C and three members of the Big East, the issue was also discussed at the Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors' quarterly meeting. Jennifer Wishon has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Rocovich/Virginia Tech Board of Visitors Rector; :08]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :19]
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President; :30]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :40]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=STD]

((At Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors meetings you won't find the words Big or East on any agenda but it's a topic of much discussion.
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[SOT 13:54:08]
[IN Q=I know all the ]

((JOHN ROCOVICH/VIRGINIA TECH BOARD OF VISITORS RECTOR: I KNOW ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS CONSIDER IT A MATTER OF GREAT URGENCY BECAUSE IT AFFECTS OUR IMAGE AND OUR POSITION IN THE WORLD OF ATHLETICS AND AS A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY.))

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[OUT Q=international university]

A meeting of all Big East presidents has been called by University of Miami President Donna Shalala. And Virginia Tech's president says that by the end of the week the University will have a good idea of what's going to happen.
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[SOT 27:57:17]
[IN Q=I think everyone]

((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: I THINK EVERYONE CAN BE ASSURED THAT WE ARE VERY ACTIVELY ENGAGED AT LOOKING AT ALL THE OPTIONS IN TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION IS FOR BOTH VIRGINIA TECH AND THE CONFERENCE.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=and the conference]

The Big East Conference has made Miami an offer that reportedly equals the amount of money the A-C-C has put on the table. But that may not be enough.
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[SOT 28:36:13]
[IN Q=We don't really]

((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: WE DON'T REALLY THINK THAT, IN TERMS OF DOLLARS, THAT MONEY IS THE ISSUE. AND WE'D BE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING FURTHER WHAT OTHER ISSUES MIGHT BE ASSOCIATED WITH A DECISION FROM MIAMI'S POINT OF VIEW.))
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[OUT Q=point of view]

But even if the Hurricanes blow apart the current Big East Conference, Tech has plans in place to adjust appropriately.
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[SOT 13:02:03]
[IN Q=Whatever happens]

((JOHN ROCOVICH/VIRGINIA TECH BOARD OF VISITORS RECTOR: WHATEVER HAPPENS WE'LL VERY PROMPTLY TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION.))
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[OUT Q=appropriate action]

Virigina Tech has been in contact with other conferences, but say they hope the Big East stays intact and only gets stronger. But win or lose at Wednesday's meeting, officials say Virginia Tech is strong and will always emerge a winner. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[45-11After-Prom]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC-28:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]

After making a Prom Promise, a North Cross student rolled away in style.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Chris Jones won this 2003 Hyundai Tiburon.
His school was one of 38 that participated in the 15th annual after prom grand finale event.
The event is sponsored by the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition and is aimed at encouraging students to stay alcohol, tobacco and drug free on prom night.
Another student will also receive a 2-thousand dollar scholarship for writing a one page essay discussing the solutions to drinking and driving problems in his or her community.
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[8-M'ville-Tire]


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

Despite concerns from environmentalists and residents, a Martinsville company appears to be moving forward with plans to generate energy by burning old tires .
Tire Energy Corporation wants to build a 3-point-5 million dollar plant in a Henry County industrial park.


There old tires would be burned to generate steam for industrial users. The company has applied to the State Department of Environmental Quality for an emissions permit, which the department says it will probably issue. But neighbors worry the plant's emissions will increase ozone levels, and that the ash could contaminate ground water with toxic chemicals.


[8-11Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC-37:08]
[GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park]


Sunny weather was a major attraction at the grand finale of Roanoke's Festival in the Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


One of yesterday's highlights was the Renaissance Faire.
People were dressed up in period attire, and entertained the crowd with various demonstrations from jousting, to arts and crafts.
While the rain held off yesterday, Festival in Park organizers say all the showers over the past week have put a damper on profits.
Turnout at many of the events has been much lower than previous years.
Organizers says say if they end up in the red this year, it could affect next year, meaning there may be fewer events.
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[8-11Pow-Wow]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC-31:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


They were marching to the beat of their own drummer this weekend in Salem at a special "Pow Wow" for veterans.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats of singing, drums]

((NATS OF SINGING, DRUMS))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=Nats of singing, drums]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The grounds of the American Legion in Salem were transformed into a camp- ground, trading- post and dancing circle. One participant says you don't need lessons to learn the dances. You just have to feel the beat of the drum and be light on your feet. And speaking of the drum, this one was made by a Pulaski County man.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:14:20:26]
[IN Q=The Red Flyer Singers]

((BILL SEMBELLO/RED FLYER SINGERS: THE RED FLYER SINGERS GREW OUT OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES CLUB AT VIRGINIA TECH WHICH IS OPEN TO ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS IN THE VIRGINIA TECH COMMUNITY SO IT'S ACTUALLY MEMBERS OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Sembello/Red Flyer Singers;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=New River Valley]

The event serves as a reunion for Native American people in the area, but also has another purpose.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:25:18:11]
[IN Q=We honor the veterans]

((GARLAND 'HUMBLE BEAR' LEESON/POW WOW PARTICIPANT: WE HONOR THE VETERANS AT EVERY GRAND ENTRY OF EVERY POW WOW BUT THIS POW WOW IS PUT ON JUST FOR THE VETERANS RIGHT HERE IN SALEM VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Garland 'Humble Bear' Leeson/Pow Wow Participant;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=in Salem Virginia]
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[VO-NAT]

The Salem Pow Wow is the only one held in this region. (------------)