[7-11Missing-Girl]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Pulaski County authorities are asking for your help in finding a 16 year old girl.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE BOARD FS] Tara Savannah Sheets was last seen shortly after midnight Sunday walking her dog. The dog returned, but Tara did not. According to authorities, family members say the girl was very active on the internet, and may be with someone she met there. Investigators are treating her disapperance as either an abduction or a runaway situation. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
(XXXXXXX)


[7-11Rke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=dgr]
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[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Roanoke City police are investigating an accident involving a patrol car. Police say yesterday morning an officer was driving on Elm Avenue when another car ran a stop sign at 6th Street. The two cars collided and three people were taken to area hospitals, where they were treated and released. Police say one of the drivers may have been drinking and charges are pending.

[7-11ITT-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC-51:41]
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Union employees at ITT Night Vision are on strike... but they won't go without pay during the process.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Members will be paid 200- dollars a week during the first two weeks of striking. That will be bumped up to 300- dollars during the third week. There's also an allotment for employees who have insurance emergencies before an agreement is reached. The union voted to strike Saturday after ITT presented members with a contract they say offered LESS than the one that just expired.
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[SOT 1:45:01:06]
[IN Q=If you were there]

((DARRYL JONES/STRIKING EMPLOYEE: IF YOU WERE THERE YOU COULD TELL, EVERYBODY IN THERE WAS FEELING THAT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE JUST COULD NOT LIVE WITH. IT WASN'T EVEN CLOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Darryl Jones/Striking Employee;]
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[OUT Q=wasn't even close]
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[VO-NAT]

Workers say one reason ITT is so successful is because they take a great deal of pride in their work.
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[SOT 01:48:49:28]
[IN Q=We had, during]

((RALPH EMERY/PICKET COORDINATOR: WE HAD, DURING THE FIRST DESERT STORM, HELICOPTER PILOTS LAND OUT HERE AT THE FACILITIES AND WE LOADED UP THEIR HELICOPTERS WITH THE GOGGLES AND WE TALKED TO THEM AND WE KNOW WHAT OUR WORK IS AND WHAT OUR WORK DOES AND LIVES DEPEND ON WHAT WE DO.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Emery/Picket Coordinator;]
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[OUT Q=on what we do]
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[VO-NAT]

Both ITT Night Vision and the union are now in a "cooling off period." The company says business will proceed during the strike, but both sides will continue to work toward a solution.
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[45-S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The A-C-C Presidents hit the phones again yesterday in an effort to come to an agreement about expansion. Although the next scheduled teleconference isn't until at least Tuesday, the options are apparently down to just adding Miami, or adding the Canes, Tech, and either Boston College or Syracuse. In the meantime, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has sent letters to the defendants in the ACC Big East lawsuit. The letters ask for a meeting to take place between both sides as early as today to start depositions in the case.

[45-11VA-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=rle]
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[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on affirmative action at colleges and universities, but one Virginia school is already scaling back its academic programs for minorities. Virginia Tech has altered 16 race-conscious programs in the past few months. It is also discontinuing a privately funded study abroad program for black students and forcing open a spot in the veterinary college previously reserved for African Americans. The moves were made on the advice of Attorney General Jerry Kilgore's office, which warned the university Board of Visitors last year that they could be personally liable if the school's policies were challenged in court.



[45-11Warner-Fundraising]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC-14:30]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]

Governor Mark Warner wants to make sure his fellow Democrats have a fighting chance at the polls in the upcoming state election this fall.
Warner headlined several fundraising events during the past week, raising more than a million dollars in one night in northern Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week]


Warner says that money will help boost the campaign coffers of Democratic candidates as well as his own political action committee.
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[SOT 12:41:25]
[IN Q=The kind of]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: THE KIND OF RESOURCES WE'VE RAISED WILL HELP US NOT ONLY SUPPORT CANDIDATES BUT ALSO ADVOCATE FOR OUR APPROACH WHICH IS LET'S BRING BACK FISCAL SANITY TO THE COMMONWEALTH, LET'S MAKE THE INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT WE'VE GOT THAT WELL-TRAINED WORKFORCE.))
[SUPER=@markwarner]
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[OUT Q=well-trained workforce.]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Warner's PAC now has more than one and a half million dollars in the bank.


[8-11Missing-Girl]


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

Pulaski County authorities are asking for your help in finding a 16 year old girl.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE BOARD FS] Tara Savannah Sheets was last seen shortly after 12 A-M Sunday walking her dog. The dog returned, but Tara did not. According to authorities, family members say the girl was very active on the internet, and may be with someone she met there. Investigators say she may have been kidnapped or run away. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
(XXXXXXX)


[8-11Rke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Police say a motorist who hit a Roanoke City patrol car may have been driving drunk. Yesterday morning, an officer was driving on Elm Avenue when police say another car ran a stop sign at 6th Street. Three people were taken to area hospitals and were treated and released. Police say the driver will be charged.

[8-S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/Big East]


The A-C-C Presidents hit the phones again yesterday, trying to reach an agreement about expansion. Although the next scheduled teleconference isn't until at least Tuesday, the options are apparently down to just adding Miami, or adding the Canes, Tech, and either Boston College or Syracuse. In the meantime, Connecticut Attorney General has sent letters to the defendants in the ACC Big East lawsuit, asking for a meeting as early as today to start depositions in the case.

[8-Miss-VA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Dozens of women are in Roanoke this week, hoping to compete in the state's most prestigious pageant.
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[VO-NAT - :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Miss Virginia pageant preliminary events kicked off yesterday afternoon with an autograph session from three of the hopefuls. The pageant begins Friday night at 8 o'clock at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[SOT - :02:11]
[IN Q=]

((JESYCA WOODSPOWERS/MISS VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS; WE ARE ALL COMPETING FOR THE TITLE OF MISS VIRGINIA 2003, WHO WILL WIN $16,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT THE MISS VIRGINIA MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION IS THE LARGEST PROVIDER OF SCHOLARSHIP MONEYS FOR WOMEN IN THE WORLD OVER 40 MILLION DOLLARS WILL BE GIVEN TO GIRLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR ALONE.))
[SUPER=01-Jesyca Woodspowers/Miss Virginia Highlands;]
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[OUT Q=this year alone.]
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[VO-NAT - :06+]

The winner this weekend will go on to compete in the Miss America Pageant held in late September. (------------)