[7-AM-Wounded-Soldier]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Loan]

A soldier from Covington is receiving treatment in a hospital in Kuwait. He was injure during the attack that killed Sadam Hussein's two sons.
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[VO-NAT]


21 year old Adam Loan is listed in serious condition after suffering electrical burns to his hand and buttocks.
He was injured Tuesday night as he secured fencing around the perimeter of a house occupied by Uday and Qusay Hussein.
[SUPER=03-Covington]


His family in Convington has not talked to Adam or even knows his prognosis, but understands he will be transported to a military hospital in Germany next week.
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[SOT 16:36:05]
[IN Q=I would be just]

((DONNA LOAN/ADAM'S MOTHER: I WOULD BE JUST REALLY HAPPY TO JUST HEAR HIS VOICE RIGHT NOW BUT AS A MOM YOU NEVER ARE SATISIFIED UNTIL YOU SEE THEIR FACES, THE WAITING UNTIL THEN IS GOING TO BE HARD.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Loan/Adam's Mother]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=going to be hard]
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[VO-NAT]


Adam is a member of the Army's 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
He joined the army more than a year ago and has been in Iraq since March.
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[7-11Federal-Mogul]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-24 55:58]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Another company in the region has announced layoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Yesterday, Federal Mogul confirmed about 50-workers have been cut this year in Blacksburg. Once again the weak economy is to blame. Officials also mentioned a drop in demand. Despite rumors, officials say they have no plans for more layoffs at the automotive plant. Federal-Mogul makes automotive engine parts and has been in business for more than 30-years. The company currently employs about 430-people.
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[7-11VHDA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=503-00 17:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Eligibility policies for state housing loans in Virginia could change in a vote scheduled for today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Virginia Housing Development Authority held a public hearing yesterday.
The agency is looking at changing its policy that limits loan eligibility to borrowers who are related by blood, marriage or adoption.
The so-called family rule was first adopted in 1980 and reinstated in 1996 after a two-year lapse.
Supporters say the rule is good public policy but critics say it discriminates against many groups.
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[SOT 11:13:28]
[IN Q=THE ELDERLY, THE DISABLED,]
[SUPER=01-Aimee Perron/ACLU of Virginia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Victoria Cobb/Family Foundation of Virginia; :13]

((THE ELDERLY, THE DISABLED, ENGAGED COUPLES, COUPLES WHO COHABITATE, GAY/LESBIAN COUPLES AND EVEN THOSE PEOPLE WHO MAY QUALIFY FINANCIALLY FOR THE LOANS ARE INELIGIBLE BECAUSE OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP STATUS. .)) ((VICTORIA COBB/FAMILY FOUNDATION OF VIRGINIA: WE SAW THAT AT THE LAST PUBLIC HEARING A YEAR AGO OR SO IT WAS NOT THE ELDERLY THAT WERE STANDING THERE ASKING FOR THIS CHANGE IT WAS REALLY NONTRADITIONAL FAMILIES, SO-CALLED AND LOOKING TO BASICALLY GET THE SAME RIGHTS AND BENEFITS THAT HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH MARRIAGE.))
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH MARRIAGE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The VHDA will vote on the policy change today.
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[45-AM-Wounded-Soldier]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Loan]


A Covington soldier is under hospital treatment in Kuwait, after he was injured during the attack that killed Sadam Hussein's sons.
21 year old Adam Loan..
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[VO-NAT]

is listed in serious condition after suffering electrical burns to his hand and buttocks.
He was injured Tuesday night as he secured fencing around the perimeter of a house occupied by Uday and Qusay Hussein.
[SUPER=03-Covington]


His family in Convington has not talked to Adam or even knows his prognosis but understands he will be transported to a military hospital in Germany next week.
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[SOT 16:36:05]
[IN Q=I would be just]

((DONNA LOAN/ADAM'S MOTHER: I WOULD BE JUST REALLY HAPPY TO JUST HEAR HIS VOICE RIGHT NOW BUT AS A MOM YOU NEVER ARE SATISIFIED UNTIL YOU SEE THEIR FACES, THE WAITING UNTIL THEN IS GOING TO BE HARD.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Loan/Adam's Mother]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=going to be hard]
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[VO-NAT]


Adam is a member of the Army's 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
He joined the army more than a year ago and has been in Iraq since March.
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[45-11County-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-30 1:14:19]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

A hit and run accident that knocked out power to parts of Roanoke County has left a Botetourt County teen facing several charges.
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[VO-NAT 15 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Police say 19-year Carly King was drunk when she missed a stop sign hitting a guard wire on North Barrons Road at about 5:30 yesterday afternoon.
The telephone pole buckled causing power outages to the entire area including parts of Peters Creek and Williamson roads.
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[Talent=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


King then allegedly hit a parked car on Gates Circle before police arrested her at a convenience store on Peter's Creek Road.
King is facing DUI charges and two separate hit and run charges.

[45-11Bedford-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-21 1:09:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A merger involving Bedford Hospital is now under investigation by the Federal Trade commission.
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[VO-NAT :32]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/July 2001;]

In July of 2001, Carilion sold half its interest in Bedford Memorial Hospital to Centra Health. Officials said the union would allow the hospital to better serve the community and increase some services. A spokesman for Carilion says the FTC has not made any allegations but has requested information about the reasons for the sale and the structure of the transactions. He adds that the move is not surprising in light of the fact that the FTC is also reviewing a number of other hospital mergers across the country.
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[8-AM-Wounded-Soldier]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Loan]

A soldier from Covington is receiving treatment in a hospital in Kuwait. He was injurder during the attack that killed Sadam Hussein's two sons.
21 year old Adam Loan...
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[VO-NAT]

is listed in serious condition after suffering electrical burns to his hand and buttocks.
He was injured Tuesday night as he secured fencing around the perimeter of a house occupied by Uday and Qusay Hussein.
[SUPER=03-Covington]


His family in Convington has not talked to Adam or even knows his prognosis but understands he will be transported to a military hospital in Germany next week.
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[SOT 16:36:05]
[IN Q=I would be just]

((DONNA LOAN/ADAM'S MOTHER: I WOULD BE JUST REALLY HAPPY TO JUST HEAR HIS VOICE RIGHT NOW BUT AS A MOM YOU NEVER ARE SATISIFIED UNTIL YOU SEE THEIR FACES, THE WAITING UNTIL THEN IS GOING TO BE HARD.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Loan/Adam's Mother]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=going to be hard]
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[VO-NAT]


Adam is a member of the Army's 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
He joined the army more than a year ago and has been in Iraq since March.
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[8-AM-Sludge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A federal appeals court in Richmond has ruled that Appomattox County can not stop eleven farmers from spreading treated human waste on their fields.
The farmers filed a lawsuit against the county last year. U-S District Judge Norman Moon in Lynchburg agreed and issued an injunction ordering the county to let the farmers spread the sludge. The county appealed, but the appeals court yesterday upheld Judge Moon's decision.

[8-11Shenandoah-Homes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-22 1:16:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Residents of an independent living facility are questioning the future of their living environment.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Residents of Shenandoah Homes say the facility is going on two months without management. Byrd Patterson says problems include broken air conditioners, unkempt areas and vacant units that are in poor condition. He says this one has milk dating back to a year ago. About 80-people live at the facility.
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[SOT 03:49:21 // 04:00:34]
[IN Q=they don't]

((BYRD PATTERSON/SHENANDOAH HOMES RESIDENT; THEY DON'T WANT TO MOVE THEY JUST WANT BETTER MANAGEMENT HEY WANT THE PLACE TAKEN CARE OF LIKE THE AGREEMENT SAID WHEN THEY MOVED IN.)) ((SHELIA ARRINGTON/SHENANDOAH HOMES RESIDENT; I USED TO FEEL SAFE LEAVING MY DOOR UNLOCKED BECAUSE I KNOW EVERYBODY HERE BUT I DON'T FEEL SAFE ANYMORE.))
[SUPER=01-Byrd Patterson/Shenandoah Homes Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shelia Arrington/Shenandoah Homes Resident; :12]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=FEEL SAFE ANYMORE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Residents say First Church of God in Roanoke once owned the building but that they've been told ownership is in limbo while financial and legal matters are worked out. The Department of Housing and Development is expected to send an inspector to check out health and safety violations at the facility within two weeks.
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