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Roanoke's two hospitals are about to undergo a massive operation.
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And, Virginia's Governor wants to rescue teachers from burnout.
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Tech men's basketball gets a big shot in the backcourt. Kenseth revs up for the stretch run at Martinsville.
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And former Salem Buccaneer Tim Wakefield gets ready to battle the Yankees tonight in game one of the ALCS.
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Light rain on the way. The perfect forecast during forest fire season. That's part of WeatherSchool coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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Carilion Health System announces big changes and for Roanoke Memorial and Community Hospitals.
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A major expansion for one hospital and new role and renovation for the other.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.
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Carilion officials announced the 105- million dollar proposal this afternoon.
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They're touting the plan as the largest construction project in Roanoke Valley history.
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It calls for major construction at Roanoke Memorial to bring all of the in-patient services under one roof.
Community Hospital will become a health-care training center that will house the College of Health Sciences, nursing programs, and a fast track emergency room.
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((NANCY AGEE/CARILION CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER; THIS IS VERY EXCITING FOR ALL OF US. WE ARE TRULY CREATING A WORLD CLASS MEDICAL CENTER HERE AT ROANOKE MEMORIAL, ON PAR WITH ANY ACROSS THE COUNTRY.))
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The plan will transform the 18- acre campus of Roanoke Memorial with new construction, the demolition of some older buildings and a new traffic pattern around the building.
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Joe Dashiell is outside the hospital tonight with more on the three year, 105- million dollar project.
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Keith, Carilion officials say that operating two hospitals a mile apart, is costly and inefficent.
By bringing clinical services under one roof, they say they can save close to five million dollars a year, while improving the quality of patient care.
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((Roanoke Memorial will be going up and out to accomodate the changes.
Five more floors on the wing where Lifeguard Ten currently lands.
Additional expansion below.
Some older structures will come down... and a new traffic pattern and additional entrances will provide better access around the complex.
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((WE'RE PUTTING ALL OF OUR SERVICE TOGETHER IN A VERY HIGH TECH, NEW BUILDING , BUT A BUILDING THAT PAYS ATTENTION TO THE NEEDS OF THE PATIENTS, THAT'S WARM IN A HELAING ENVIRONMENT, DESIGNED AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME, DESIGNED BY OUR STAFF AND OUR PHSYCIANS TO BE THE KIND OF PLACE THEY WANT TO WORK IN AND LIVE IN SOP TO SPEAK WHILE THEY'RE CARING FOR PATIENTS.))
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With 825 licensed beds, Carilion Roanoke Memorial would become the second largest hospital in Virginia.
And with services consolidated in one location, Dr. Robert Keeley says the needs of patients will be well-served.
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((I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR ONE MEDICAL SYSTEM TO BE UNDER ONE ROOF. THAT WAY WE CAN LEVERAGE THE EFFICIENCIES OF OPERATING AT ONE SITE INSTEAD OF TWO, CUT DOWN ON DOUBLE DOCUMENTATION ADMINISTRATION NEEDS AND THE MAIN THING FOR THE MEDICAL STAFF IS THE INCONVENIENCE AND INEFFICIENCY OF TRAVELLING BETWEEN TWO CAMPUSES.))
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Carilion will apply for a certificate of public need by January.
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Keith construction could begin in the summer of 2004... and the work at Roanoke Memorial completed in about three years.

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When it's all done Community Hospital will no longer be a hospital. It will remain part of Carilion Health Systems... but with an entirely different role.
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(( Carilion acquired Community 13 years ago in a merger at first hotly- contested by the Justice Department. For the past 11 years, Community has been primarily devoted to women and children, with the practice of obstetrics and pediatrics. All that will be consolidated at Roanoke MEMORIAL. [15:13:07] ((EVERYTHING'S BIGGER AND BETTER... LABOR ROOM'S ARE BIGGER NOW. AMENITIES WHICH IS REALLY NICE.)) [RUNS:07]
[15:37:15: Sonya Stokes] ((I SOMETIMES WONDER IF BIG IS BETTER. BIG IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER. HA HA, LOT OF CONFUSION.)) [RUNS:10] Sonya Stokes is not a Carilion staffer, but a student from Virginia Western. [15:40:35 Daphne Huffman] ((I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF ADVANTAGES...BETTER FOR PATIENT CARE TO BE UNDER ONE ROOF.)) [RUNS:04] As the new home of the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, the 36-year old Community hospital will be converted to classrooms, dormitory and office space. [s/u 16:11:18] [runs\:10] Community planners promised there would always be a hospital in the downtown area, a COMMUNITY hospital where no one would be turned away. [14:32:14] ((What I'm wondering now, is this abrogating that covenant with the community by taking it away?)) [RUNS:05] [14:32:28] ((I THINK NOT. ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE IS THAT THE HEALTH-CARE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE NOT STATIC AND DON'T STAND STILL.)) [RUNS:07] Dr. Murphy says health care facilities have to grow to meet the modern needs of patients. He points out that the Emergency Room at Community will remain, though it's now an urgent care center. The trauma Center is at Memorial.))

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Lynchburg is spending millions of dollars to improve its downtown area, but one local group says the city is neglecting one crucial area which could cost some people their lives.
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The Virginia Organizing Project is renewing its push for a higher railing on the Rivermont bridge, which has been the site of several suicides and attempted suicides over the years.
Renovations to the bridge are scheduled to begin in 2006, but the V-O-P says the city can't afford to wait that long.
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((ROBERT POIGNANT/VIRGINIA ORGANIZING PROJECT: THERE EXISTS A KNOWN, PRESENT AND CONTINUING DANGER TO LIFE AND LIMB CREATED BY THE LACK OF SAFETY FENCING TO STOP THROWN OBJECTS AND TO PREVENT PERSONS FROM CLIMBING OVER THE RAMPARTS OF 42 INCH HIGH RAILING.))
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The planning commission also indicated it may be mid-November before it votes on whether to allow Liberty University to rezone the old Ericsson property to expand its campus.
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Governor Warner wants to keep teachers in Virginia classrooms, but will that mean more money?
Find out when News 7 returns.
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And it may look like graffiti in progress... but it's actually sending a message about pollution in the Roanoke River.
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[Warner-teachers]
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Governor Warner says Virginia is facing a teacher shortage.
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He is offering a fix...but it does not include any pay raises.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon is here to tell us what it does involve.
The governor says many schools, especially those in rural areas
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are having a difficult time attracting and keeping good teachers.
He says he has a way to raise teacher retention rates without raising teacher pay rates.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: OTHER THAN THE FAMILY THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT DETERMINANT OF A YOUNG PERSON'S SUCCESS IN SCHOOL IS THE QUALITY OF THE TEACHER.)) [RUNS:10]
The problem is many quality teachers are not sticking around.
Half of all new teachers quit within the first five years.
The low retention rate among teachers is not only cheating students but it's expensive.
It costs a school 10-thousand dollars to recruit and train a new teacher.
But why are Virginia's teachers dropping out?
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((OBVIOUSLY PAY IS ONE ISSUE.)) [RUNS:02]
And a major one at that.
Virginia teachers earn less than most of their counterparts in other states.
Despite a campaign promise to raise Virginia's salaries to the national average, Warner says his hands are tied.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE'VE GOT TO CONTINUE TO RECOGNIZE BUDGET SHORTFALL STILL HAS I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE PROMISES I CAN'T KEEP.)) [RUNS:09]
Warner is promising new teachers more support during the critical first years.
He is proposing a mentoring program for rookies at hard-to-staff schools.
The governor also wants to send experienced math teachers into struggling middle schools.
And replace principals in low-performing schools with experts trained in turning schools around.
Republicans say the governor's ideas may be good ones but that he has left one important question unanswered.
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((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: THE REAL KEY IS WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM :59.)) [RUNS:05]
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((I'M VERY CONSCIOUS OF THE FISCAL SHORTFALLS WE'VE GOT HOW TO YOU MAKE SURE PAY FOR THEMSELVES. :36))
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[Card-Theft]


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Blacksburg police say a woman posing as a patient has been taking credit cards from medical offices.
So far, police say she's put about 2-thousand dollars on the stolen cards.
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Police are hoping someone will recognize the suspect from this surveillance tape.
They say she's used the cards at stores in Roanoke and the New River Valley.
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Three high school girls' basketball coaches are suing a player's parent who tried to get them removed.
The defamation suits were filed by Rockbridge County High School girls' basketball coach Mike Hamilton and two assistants against Roger Koehler (Kay-ler) of Lexington.
They seek a total of four million dollars in damages.
The suit alleges that Koehler had a ``vendetta'' against the three coaches, including ``public attacks'' during the past school year.
Neither Koehler nor Hamilton could be reached today, but the principal of Rockbridge County High School says efforts were made to mediate the dispute.

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After 5 straight wins, Wall Street has its first loss in October. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 24 points.
NASDAQ dropped 14.
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[Drain-Signs]
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What ends up down stream often can do a lot of damage.
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We saw that recently with the fish kill in the Roanoke River.
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Justin McLeod has discovered we all may be contributing to the problem and not even know it.
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((((NAT SOUND OF SPRAY PAINTING AT 16:20))
There's a lot of painting the town in Roanoke these days.
Just take downtown, if you've driven or walked around, you've probably seen this on the sidewalk.
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((ANDREW MOWLES/COMMUNITY SCHOOL STUDENT: I'VE NOTICED THEM JUST ABOUT EVERYDAY WHEN I WALK DOWNTOWN AND I DIDN'T KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT THEM UNTIL TODAY.)) [Runs07]
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Today, there are more than a hundred of these all over the Roanoke Valley.
They are messages painted on storm drains.
Volunteers with The Clean Valley Council do it to educate the public.
Many mistakenly believe what ends up in storm drain empties into a water treatment plant.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS WE DO EVERYDAY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROBLEM. FROM THROWING CIGARETTE BUTTS OUT THE WINDOW TO WORKING ON YOUR CAR. YOU COULD SPILL SOME ANTI FREEZE OR EVEN SOME OIL. THE RAIN COMES ALONG AND IT ENDS UP HERE IN THE STORM DRAIN.)) [Runs13]
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF RIVER AT 8:15))
It eventually ends up in small streams which lead here to the Roanoke River.
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((ANN MASTERS/CLEAN VALLEY COUNCIL: IT'S POLLUTING IT AND IT TRAVELS DOWN STREAM. OUR PROBLEMS LITERALLY DOWN THAT CLICHE DOWN STREAM TOWARDS SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE.)) [Runs10]
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF SPRAYING))
Federal legislation now requires local governments to educate the public about water pollution.
That is why the Clean Valley Council will soon put these messages in Salem, Vinton, Botetourt County, and eventually residental neighborhoods.
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((ANN MASTERS/CLEAN VALLEY COUNCIL: I DON'T THINK THEY WILL CARE, I MEAN HOW ATTRACTIVE IS A STORM DRAIN ANYWAY.)) [Runs04]
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A storm drain that could lead to something fishy if we fail to clean it up.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Red Sox and Yankees get ready for game one, the Express add two players while Tech hoops gets one,
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and Matt Kenseth and Kyle Petty give the Martinsville Speedway a workout this afternoon.
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Game one of the American League Championship Series is tonight. Former Salem Buccaneer Tim Wakefield is on the hill for Boston. Mike Mussina pitches for the New York Yankees in a match up of two clubs that played even baseball during the regular season.
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Unfortunately, the powers that be in Major League Baseball have scheduled game two of the National league series between the Cubs and Marlins at the same time tonight. Both contests begin shortly after 8.

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The Subway 500 at the Martinsville Speedway is ten days away and this week several Cup teams gave the track a workout in testing, including Matt Kenseth. Travis Wells explains that a little adversity hasn't done much to affect the Winston Cup points leader as the circuit heads to Charlotte.
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((Judging from the smile on his face, you would never know that his points lead had been cut in half over the past two weeks, thanks to a 33rd and a 36th place finish. Matthew Roy Kenseth has led the title chase for 27 consecutive weeks, and the quest to bring the trophy to Roush for the first time is still very much alive and well.
Matt:
Travis: There is some good news for Kenseth this week. The series heads to Charlotte and the Lowe's Motor Speedway where Roush Racing has won 5 of the last 10 points events.
Matt: Kyle:
Qualifying for the UAW-GM Quality 500 is set for Thursday at 7pm. At the Martinsville Speedway, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express has a preseason game set for tomorrow night at eight at the Ice Station against Greenville. This afternoon the team announced the signing on two more players
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including forward Joe Dusbabek who returns for his fourth season in Roanoke. Dusbabek had career highs in points, assists, goals and penalty minutes last season.
He is a Minnesota native who graduated from Notre Dame.

He has been in camp with the Utah Grizzlies of the AHL.
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Roanoke also signed goalie Jason Wolfe today. Wolfe will be easy to spot in net - he is six-feet five.

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The Hokies got a big verbal commitment in men's basketball this afternoon as Marquie Cooke a six-three point guard from Nansemond River picked Tech over Clemson. Cooke is a consensus top 100 player.
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When Syracuse rolls into Blacksburg on Saturday the Orangeman will get an eyeful in the pregame ceremonies right before kickoff.
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The United States Navy's Fighter Squadron thirty two from the Naval Air Station in Oceana will conduct a fly over in F-14 Tomcats this Saturday. The F-14s racked up over 12 hundred hours of combat sorties during operation Iraqi Freedom. One of the crew members will be 1999 Tech graduate Jennifer Daniel a former member of the Highty Tighties and at one time the 3rd Battalion Commander in the Corps. (------------)