[7-11State-Funding]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-29 15:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Cultural organizations in our area will have to work harder to stay out of the red, now that state money has been cut off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week;]

Starting July first, places like Explore Park and the Science Museum of Western Virginia stopped receiving state financing.
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[SOT 1:43:58:24]
[IN Q=It's going to be very]

((ROGER ELLMORE/EXPLORE PARK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT'S GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT THE NEXT TWO OR THREE YEARS THE WAY THE STATE BUDGET LOOKS TO GET FUNDING FROM THE STATE FOR THE NON- STATE AGENCIES, EVEN THOUGH EXPLORE PARK IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN ANOMALY BECAUSE WE'RE ACTUALLY A STATE AUTHORITY. WE'RE A SUBDIVISION OF GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND YET ARE GETTING NO FINANCIAL SUPPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Ellmore/Explore Park Executive Director;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=no financial support]
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[VO-NAT]

Ellmore says the park is fortunate, because Roanoke County stepped in to make up some of the difference when state funding was cut back.
He says he hopes money will start flowing through the park again, once the economy improves, and the state learns how to deal with the needs of the government.
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[7-11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-20 1:00:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Senate Intelligence Committee is trying to figure out if the U-S was justified in going to war with Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


While some senators question whether intelligence information was distorted, Virginia's John Warner says he doesn't see any evidence that the Bush Administration manipulated information for political reasons.
Meanwhile, Warner says pressure should soon be taken off of U-S troops as Iraqi's take control of their country.
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[SOT1:04]
[IN Q=Before this month is out, within weeks]

((BEFORE THIS MONTH IS OUT, WITHIN WEEKS, THE IRAQIS WILL BEGIN TO TAKE OVER THE RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE INTERIM AUTHORITY OF THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT, AND THAT MESSAGE WILL SPREAD THROUGHOUT IRAQ. WE WILL INDICATE TO THEM, "AS SOON AS YOU CAN TAKE YOUR OWN COUNTRY, AND AS SOON AS YOU'RE SATISFIED WITH THE LEVEL OF SECURITY THAT YOU, THE IRAQIS, CAN ESTABLISH, WE'RE OUT OF THERE))
[SUPER=@JohnWarner]
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[OUT Q=out of there]
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On "Meet the Press" yesterday, Warner also discussed the U-S involvement in the turmoil in Liberia.
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[SOT 1:27]
[IN Q=We've got to think through very, very carefully]

((WE'VE GOT TO THINK THROUGH VERY, VERY CAREFULLY THE INSERTION OF U.S. FORCES IN THERE. IT'S A PRESIDENTIAL DECISION. BUT I WOULD SAY TO THE SENATE LEADERSHIP AND MOST RESPECTFULLY TO THE PRESIDENT, I WOULD WANT A VOTE IN THE CONGRESS BEFORE WE BEGIN TO COMMIT SUBSTANTIAL FORCES INTO THAT REGION))
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[OUT Q=into that region]



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[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=cak]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some of the fluff surrounding the future of the Pillowtex Corporation could soon be cleared up.
A British textile firm has made an offer to buy the struggling cooperation for more than 350-MILLION dollars.
Pillowtex, which operates a plant in Fieldale, has been considering selling or filling for bankruptcy.
The company recently defaulted on a five year loan, and has been losing money.
The firm, Broome and Wellington, which made the offer for Pillowtex buys and sells unfinished fabric and bedding products.
About 12-hundred people work at the Fieldale facility.

[45-11Church-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-28 17:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A local group of Christians is helping some West Virginians build a better community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

44- members of Cave Spring United Methodist Church left yesterday on their way to Summers County, West Virginia. The group will be doing home repairs for those in need.
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[SOT 19:26:06]
[IN Q=We always get a]

((BRUCE PRILLAMAN/APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT ORGANIZER: WE ALWAYS GET A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN WE GIVE. ANYTIME YOU CAN SHARE WITH PEOPLE AND BE WITH THE PEOPLE. MAYBE GIVE THEM A LITTLE BIT OF HOPE AND WE GET A WHOLE LOT OF INSPIRATION AS WE HAMMER AND NAIL AND CUT AND SAW.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Prillaman/Appalachia Service Project Organizer;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=and cut and saw]
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[VO-NAT]

Bruce Prillaman has been going on the trip since 1989, but he says each year there's a new experience and new challenge. The church raised 11- thousand dollars for the week- long trip. Participants also took part in service projects to help prepare them for the mission.
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[SOT 21:19:23]
[IN Q=We have a program]

((MARY ELLEN GROSS/APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT: WE HAVE A PROGRAM CALLED MULCH MINISTRY AND WE WILL DO SMALL BUILDING PROJECTS FOR INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR HOMES. WE DO A LOT OF GARDENING AND WE'LL SPREAD THE MULCH, THEY PURCHASE THE MULCH AND WE WILL COME OUT AND SPREAD THE MULCH AND DO THE GROOMING OF THEIR YARDS FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Ellen Gross/Appalachia Service Project Organizer;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=yards for them]
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[VO-NAT]

An organization called Appalachia Service Projects provides supplies for the repairs. The Cave Spring group will be joined by a church from South Carolina.
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[8-call-list]


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


Your telephone can be your weapon against persistent telemarketers.
Starting today, those of us east of the Mississippi can put phone numbers on the national do-not-call registry by dialing a toll-free number.
(XXXXXXXX) [take FS 4430ess]
The registry number is 1-888-382-1222. Again that number is 1-888-382-1222. And you can still sign up online at www.do-not-call.gov.
If you do want to sign up by phone - remember you must use the phone you want registered to make the call.
(XXXXXXXXXX)


[8-11State-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-29 15:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Cultural organizations in our area will have to work harder to stay out of the red, now that state money has been cut off.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week;]

Starting July first, places like Explore Park and the Science Museum of Western Virginia stopped receiving state financing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:43:58:24]
[IN Q=It's going to be very]

((ROGER ELLMORE/EXPLORE PARK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT'S GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT THE NEXT TWO OR THREE YEARS THE WAY THE STATE BUDGET LOOKS TO GET FUNDING FROM THE STATE FOR THE NON- STATE AGENCIES, EVEN THOUGH EXPLORE PARK IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN ANOMALY BECAUSE WE'RE ACTUALLY A STATE AUTHORITY. WE'RE A SUBDIVISION OF GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND YET ARE GETTING NO FINANCIAL SUPPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Ellmore/Explore Park Executive Director;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=no financial support]
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[VO-NAT]

Ellmore says the park is fortunate, because Roanoke County stepped in to make up some of the difference when state funding was cut back.
He says he hopes money will start flowing through the park again, once the economy improves, and the state learns how to deal with the needs of the government.
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[8-11Covington-Parks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Covington city leaders are hoping a new athletic facility will make their community more attractive to others.
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[VO-NAT - :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]

Construction on the Jackson River Recreation Sports Complex is almost complete. Four of the new regulation softball fields are done, and the tennis courts should be up and running soon. City officials hope the complex will attract additional tourists to the Alleghany Highlands, and bring more money to the area's economy.
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[SOT - 20:35:36]
[IN Q=We've opened up...]

((ALLEN DRESSLER/COVINGTON PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR; WE OPENED UP OUR FIRST EVENT THERE IN THE END OF MAY WITH THE REGION C SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT, AND FROM THERE WE'VE HAD SOME OTHER ADULT TOURNAMENTS SCHEDULED. WE'VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN BRINGING 6 TO 700 PEOPLE TO OUR COMMUNITY FOR THOSE TYPES OF EVENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Allen Dressler/Covington Parks and Recreation Director;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=for those types of events.]
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[VO-NAT - :10+]

The project will cost a little more than one million dollars, and although some games have already been played, the official ribbon cutting of the facility will be in the next few weeks. (------------)