[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......





[7-11Holcomb]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:14:23]
[GRAPHIC=Roger Holcomb]

Child molestation charges against a Giles County pastor will move on to a grand jury. This follows a six-hour hearing yesterday in which several of the victims testified.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

52 year-old Roger Holcomb of "Pembroke Church of God" faces charges of aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child. All of the alleged victims had developed a close relationship with Holcomb through his church and at their schools, where he was a substitute teacher. One of the alleged victims testified in court that when she spent the night at Holcomb's house, he got into bed with her and began fondling her.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

In all, Holcomb is accused of molesting FIVE children, ranging in ages from seven to 13.

[7-6Cow-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC1:57:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Someone is shooting livestock in Montgomery County, but for now, it is unclear who or why.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Larry and Sandra Hollandsworth say one of their eight pregnant cows was shot at least three times and killed this weekend. The couple says 11-year old Blossom was bottlefed and raised by hand and was more like a pet then a farm animal. Another cow was shot twice. Larry says he thinks someone was just playing around.
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[SOT 3:19:29-3:19:42]
[IN Q=It's hard to think like people..]

((LARRY HOLLANDSWORTH/LIVESTOCK OWNER: IT'S HARD TO THINK LIKE PEOPLE WHO DO THINGS LIKE THAT. REPORTER: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY TO THEM? HOLLANDSORTH: I'D BETTER NOT SAY WHAT I'D LIKE TO SAY.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hollandsworth/Livestock Owner;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=I'd better not say what I'd like to say.]
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[VO-NAT :22]

The Hollandsworths aren't sure if the second cow will survive and say her calf, which his due in January, is most likely already dead. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating. A sergeant says shooting livestock is a felony and that other charges could be levied depending on the circumstances of the case. No arrests have been made.
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[7Methadone-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC18:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Life Center of Galax has filed two appeals in an effort to open a methadone clinic in Roanoke County. They are the last adminsitrative steps before the case would go to court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The drug treatment center is planned near the intersection of Colonial Avenue and Ogden Road, but the project has drawn strong opposition from residents in that area.
An attorney representing the center appealed a recent zoning decision. He is also challenging whether restrictions placed on the property in a 1989 rezoning remain in effect.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Board of Zoning Appeals is expected to consider the issue in December.

[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......

[55AM-Career-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC02:44]
[GRAPHIC=Morning Report]


Roanoke County's alternative school may see some major changes.
The county school board discussed a plan last night that would keep the school open, but not the way it exists right now. And that has some students and parents unhappy.
Justin McLeod has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=(NAT SOT)]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Hartless/Roanoke Co. Career Center Student; :16]
[SUPER=01-Lorraine Lange/Assistant Superintendent of Instruction; :35]
[SUPER=01-Kirsten Mengerink/Roanoke Co. Career Center Student; :52]
[SUPER=01-Drew Barrineau/Roanoke Co. School Board Member; 1:16]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:29]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND ON TAPE ONE AT 29:08 OF PARENT SAYING "THIS YEAR MY SON HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME."))
One by one, parents got up and expressed their gratitude for the Roanoke County Career Center.
It is an alternative school for students who often fail in the traditional classroom.
[SOT 11:29]
[IN Q=This school has]

((DANIEL HARTLESS/RCCC 8TH GRADER: THIS SCHOOL HAS LONGER CLASS PERIODS, MORE TEACHERS, LESS STUDENTS AND IT'S REALLY GREAT FOR KIDS WHO WANT TO LEARN.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=want to learn]


But those kids may soon see some major changes.
Currently, the Roanoke County Career Center takes students in grades 8 through 11.
The school system now wants R-C-C-C to become a six through eight school.
[SOT 7:53]
[IN Q=Research tell us that]

((LORRAINE LANGE/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT INSTRUCTION: RESEARCH TELL US THAT THE EARLIER THAT WE GET THE CHILDREN WHO HAVE PROBLEMS THE MORE SUCCESSFULL THEY ARE GOING TO BE LATER IN LIFE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=later in life]


But many of the 135 students who currently attend R-C-C-C disagree.
If the plan goes through, students in grades nine through eleven would return to high school.
[SOT 13:21]
[IN Q=People back at my]

((KIRSTEN MENGERINK/ROANOKE CO. CAREER CENTER STUDENT: PEOPLE BACK AT MY SCHOOL I DON'T REALLY GET ALONG WITH TOO WELL, THE PEOPLE HERE ONCE AGAIN THEY ARE REALLY NICE.)) [Runb05]
[OUT Q=are really nice]

((NAT SOUND ON TAPE 2 AT 4:09 SAYING "IF WE GET RID OF THIS SCHOOL WE ARE GOING TO HAVE PILES OF KIDS LEFT BEHIND."))
Many parents fear the worst if their kids return to the mainstream classroom.
The school system promises those students will be kept in small classes where they can receive plenty of academic support.
Administrators believe the move will also create more opportunities.
[SOT 17:28]
[IN Q=What you're doing]

((DREW BARRINEAU/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS TAKING A PROGRAM WHAT'S BEEN PROPOSED TO TAKE THIS PROGRAM ACCELERATING GRADES SIX THROUGH EIGHT AND THEN WHEN YOU GET TO THE HIGH SCHOOL YOU ARE GOING TO EXPAND THE CURRENT PROGRAM TO BRING MORE KIDS INTO THE PROGRAM THAT MAY NEED CONCENTRATION.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=that may need concentration]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=The school board]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SCHOOL BOARD IS EXPECTED TO VOTE ON THE PLAN AT ITS NOVEMBER 20TH MEETING AND IF APPROVED WOULD TAKE EFFECT NEXT FALL. ONE PROBLEM THAT WILL STILL EXIST IS THE CONDITION OF THE OLD WILLIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL WHICH CURRENTLY HOUSES THE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL. ADMINISTRATORS SAY THEY'LL DEAL WITH THAT IN THE LONG TERM AND THAT MAY MEAN HAVING TO MOVE THE PROBLEM TO ANOTHER SCHOOL IN THE FUTURE.))))


[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......





[8-11Holcomb]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:14:23]
[GRAPHIC=Roger Holcomb]


Several children testified during yesterday's hearing of a Giles County pastor, who's accused of molesting them.
His case will now go on to a grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

52 year-old Roger Holcomb of "Pembroke Church of God" faces charges of aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child. All of the alleged victims had developed a close relationship with Holcomb through his church and at their schools, where he was a substitute teacher.
Holcomb is accused of molesting five children, ranging in ages from seven to 13.
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[8-11Lottery-Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC28:10]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]


The Virginia Lottery is marking 15 years of turning hopeful players into millionaires.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Since it began in 1989, the state lottery has taken in 13 billion dollars.
More than half of that was returned as prize money, while four and a half billion dollars has gone to the state to fund public education.
Lottery sales have defied the odds by continuing to grow despite economic downturns, advertising restrictions and what experts call "jackpot fatigue."
That sets in when players lose interest in million-dollar prizes.
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[8-6Tech-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut-In]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC24:22]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Graduation]


Fall graduation will go off without a hitch at Virginia Tech, thanks to the students' parents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 2002]


Last year, budget cuts prompted the university to cancel fall commencement.
It ended up taking place only after hotels in the area donated the thirty thousand dollars needed to put on the ceremony.
This year the university will use money raised from the parents fund.
More than a thousand students are expected to pick up their diplomas at graduation scheduled for December 19th.
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[8-11Byrd-Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-47 TC15:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


William Byrd High School students are opening their hearts and some wallets to help finance a classmate's heart transplant.
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[VO-NAT :38]
Andrew Spradling is in Minnesota, awaiting a donor heart at the Mayo clinic.

His mother says the 15-year old was born with his heart on the wrong side of his body.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./October 9;]

Andrew's classmates learned about his situation earlier this month, and immediately went to work raising money. In just over three weeks they've raised close to 13-thousand dollars. Teacher Carol Webster says they're now working on raising another 10-thousand with help from local businesses. Insurance is expected to pay for all but 30-thousand dollars of Andrew's operation. For donation information contact William Byrd High School. (------------)