[PKG-PH-Plan]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC1:35:41]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


A major piece of the puzzle is now in place for Patrick Henry High School.
Last night, the public got a chance to see the final design plans for the new multi million dollar facility.
Justin McLeod has details and reaction.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Bengston/Parent; :11]
[SUPER=01-Jack Graybill/Roanoke Resident; :35]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Schools Superintendent; :50]
[SUPER=01-Hayley Bengston/Future Patrick Henry High School Student; 1:15]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF CLASSROOM FROM PH COVER TAPE))
For students here at Patrick Henry High School, it will soon be out with the old and in with the new.
[SOT 22:03:06]
[IN Q=I think it is]

((BOB BENGSTON/PARENT: I THINK IT IS AN EXCITING PLAN, REAL PLEASED WITH WHAT I'VE SEEN, EXCITED FOR MY CHILDREN WHO WILL BE GOING HERE IN THE YEARS AHEAD.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=in the years ahead]


And this is what it will look like.
The new three story building will have expanded classrooms, a new gym, athletic fields, a cafeteria, and a fine arts building.
To make it happen, the school system plans to demolish most of the 16 buildings currently on campus.
That has angered some in the community.
[SOT 22:14:41]
[IN Q=They are not that]

((JACK GRAYBILL/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THEY ARE NOT THAT OLD AND COULD SERVE FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=time to come]


The school system says it would be too costly to renovate.
Administrators also point out it is better to get everyone under one roof rather than keep the campus style layout.


[SOT 22:09:08]
[IN Q=It looks more]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR A HOSPITAL FACILTY IN TERMS OF THE LAYOUT. IT IS NOT EFFICIENT)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=it is not efficent]


So construction will begin this summer on a new 330-thousand square foot facility.
The work will continue throughout the school year and therefore disruptions and inconveniences are expected.
The project will take nearly three years to complete and cost at least 38 million dollars.
[SOT 22:04:42]
[IN Q=I think we will ]

((HAYLEY BENGSTON/FUTURE PATRICK HENRY H.S. STUDENT: I THINK WE WILL HAVE MORE ROOM, MORE SPACE TO MOVE AROUND AND MORE FUN.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=AROUND AND MORE FUN]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Teachers and students]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: TEACHERS AND STUDENTS SHOULD BE IN THEIR NEW DIGS BY JANUARY 2006. MEANTIME, WORK AT WILLIAM FLEMING SCHOOL IS NOW EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN 2008. JUSTIN MCLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


[Kroger-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]
[ENG#=none]


Kroger has announced a roast beef recall at its stores in 20 states, including Virginia.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE PRE-PRO FULL SCREEN]
Kroger is recalling "Private Selection" roast beef.
Officials say a sample taken from a Kroger deli in Atlanta tested positive for listeria, which can cause high fever, headaches, nausea, among other symptoms.
(+++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


But in some cases, it can be fatal.
Meanwhile, officials of Cincinnati- based Kroger say they have NOT received any customer complaints of illness related to the roast beef.


[Telemarketers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Do Not Call Registry]
[ENG#=2]


If you have Caller I-D, now you can tell if a telemarketer is on the other end of the line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Today new regulations go into effect requiring telemarketing firms to identify themselves.
The are part of the do-not-call registry.
Caller I-D used to read telemarketing calls as out of area, but now the name of the marketing firm or company making the call must be displayed-- along with a phone number customers can call to tell the company to stop calling.
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[Bush-Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]
[ENG#=3]


After a week of Democrats getting all of the attention in New Hampshire, President Bush is heading there today.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Bush is traveling to the Granite State to promote his economic plan.
He's made the economy and national security the cornerstones of his re- election campaign.
As the President touts his record, the Democratic candidates are criss-crossing the country attacking it.
John Kerry made a campaign stop in Missouri, the state with the most delegates up for grabs next Tuesday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We shouldn't be]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WE SHOULDNT BE OPENING FIREHOUSE IN BAGHDAD AND SHUTTING THEM DOWN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=United States of America.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Tonight, the Democratic candidates meet for a debate in South Carolina-- one of the seven states holding primaries and caucuses on Tuesday.
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[11M'ville-Crime]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC10:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Crime is down in Martinsville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

According to recent figures, the city's crime-rate is at its lowest in 20-years. In 2000, Martinsville led the state with the number of murders per capita, but last year, the city reported none. Officials say many factors contribute to the reduction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5035]
[IN Q=we have got]

((MIKE ROGERS/MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE HAVE GOT A VERY YOUNG, HIGHLY MOTIVATED POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF REALLY HARDWORKING YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN. WE'VE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB OF BEING AGGRESSIVE AND PROACTIVE IN OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS. WE'VE HAD TARGET AREAS WHERE WE'RE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH CRIME AND CONCENTRATED A LOT OF MANPOWER AND RESOURCES IN THOSE AREAS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Rogers/Martinsville Police Chief;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=in those areas]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The figures also show a significant reduction in the number of aggravated assaults and robberies.

[11OTB-Site]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Colonial Downs has chosen a site in Vinton for its off track betting facility. The company has signed an agreement to buy a site off Vinyard Road across from the Lancerlot Sports Complex. Right now the site is used for steel storage and as a parking area. Sources tell News 7, the company hopes to break ground in March and be in operation before the end of the year.

[11Atlantic-Mutual]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-52 TC1:09:29]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]
[ENG#=1]

In business news, a Roanoke County insurance company has let go dozens of employees.
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Yesterday, Atlantic Mutual laid off 70 of the more than 500 employees at the Electric Road office. The company is selling 450-million dollars of renewal premiums to OneBeacon Insurance and says the layoffs are part of restructuring. The cuts make up the fourth round of layoffs in the past two years. Laid off workers have been offered severance packages. Some will be also be offered jobs with OneBeacon no later than March first. A spokesman says the changes at Atlantic Mutual may not be over.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In other business news, A federal judge rules against Exxon Mobil.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]


((A LEGAL DEFEAT FOR EXXON MOBIL... A federal judge has ordered THE OIL > GIANT to pay close to $7 billion in punitive damages and interest to > victims of the 1989 Valdez oil spill. EXXONMOBIL PLANS TO APPEAL THAT > DECISION.. THE COMPANY SAYS IT voluntarily paid out $300 million in the > aftermath of the spill, which fouled beaches and sensitive wildlife > habitat for miles in Prince William Sound in Alaska. The company also > spent 3billion to clean up the area AND settel with state and federal > governments. > > > WITH JUST A FEW WORDS, THE FEDERAL RESERVE SPARKED A SELLOFF ON WALL > STREET. WHILE IT WAS NO SURPRISE THAT THE FED LEFT INTEREST RATES AT 45 > YEAR LOWS, IT DID CATCH INVESTORS OFF GUARD WHEN IT HINTED THAT IT MAY > HIKE RATES LATER THIS YEAR.. THAT DID NOT SIT WELL WITH INVESTORS.. SINCE > HIGHER RATES MAKE IT MORE EXPENSIVE FOR CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES TO BORROW > MONEY. > > THE DOW SANK 141 POINTS > > WHILE THE NASDAQ FELL BACK 38. > > SALES AT STARBUCKS HAVE BEEN GIVEN A CAFFEINE BOOST. SALES AT STORES OPEN > AT LEAST A YEAR JUMPED 12 PERCENT IN JANUARY .. ITS BEST MONTHLY SHOWING > IN OVER 3 YEARS. > > FIND OUT MORE OR TRACK YOUR STOCKS AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS > CHRISTOFOROUS.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Suicide-Bombing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


A suicide bomber has struck again in Israel--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


This time, the attacker blew apart a bus during morning rush hour in downtown Jerusalem, killing at least 10 people and wounding 30 others.
It happened about 100 yards from the private residence of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, but he wasn't there at the time of the attack.
The Palestinian Authority is condemning the bombing.
Meanwhile, the blast coincides with a German- brokered prisoner exchange between Israel and the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah. But it's not known if there's a connection.
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[11Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC27:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The man believed to have robbed several banks in Southside is now behind bars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

34-year old Gregory Leon Young of Greensboro is charged in connection with a robbery yesterday morning at the Fidelity Bank in Collinsville.
[SUPER=03-Collinsville;]

Officers say Young entered the bank around ten o-clock, pointed a gun at one of the tellers and demanded money. Police arrested Young about an hour later, after they spotted his car at a gas station on Route-58. Investigators believe Young is the same man who robbed two other banks just days ago in Danville.
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[11Stump]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A Montgomery County man accused of killing his roommate has been indicted by a grand jury.
(XXXXXX)

[TAKE STUMP FS]
64-year old James Harless Stump now faces first degree murder and other charges.
Investigators say Stump shot 53-year old Thomas Wayne Saunders in the head with a .22 caliber rifle.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Authorities say the two got into an argument while drinking.
Saunders died four-days later from his injuries.

[11Tech-Virus]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC1:44:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


A world-wide computer virus made its way onto the Virginia Tech campus this week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Several strains of the so-called "My Doom" virus shut down a major server on the campus
At least 30-thousand accounts were affected including those for alumni and some faculty.
The virus opens personal address books sending e-mails very quickly to all the people it can find.
Computer experts say there are ways to avoid getting a virus like this.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:4:37:00 ]
[IN Q=The most important]

((BILL SANDERS:THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IS THESE PROGRAMS THAT SHARE MUSIC AND FILES BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL COMPUTERS. YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO RUN THEM BECAUSE VIRUS CAN COME IN JUST AS EASILY AS THE NEXT SONG.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Sanders/Virginia Tech Computing Support Manager]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=the next song.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Experts say you should also update your computer regularly, have a virus protection program and set up a firewall.

Tech computer experts hoped to have e-mail back on-line last night.
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[11Bedford-Uniform]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-04 TC06:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


It's a relic from a war very few Americans know anything about.
Now one local museum hopes the public will help fight to preserve a rare 19th-century military uniform.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's referred to]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Wandrei/Museum Director; :13]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :54]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]


(( It's referred to as a national treasure but it's owned by a local museum.
190 years after Bedford County native Thomas Kasey served in the War of 1812, his officer's coat is one of just a handful in the entire country that still survives.
[SOT 13:49:29]

((ELLEN WANDREI/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: ACTUALLY TWO CONSERVATORS HAVE LOOKED AT IT, AND BOTH OF THEM WERE VERY IMPRESSED THAT A SMALL MUSEUM OWNED AN 1812 JACKET.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=an 1812 jacket.]


But the coat badly needs repair.
Insect damage has left gaping holes in one sleeve and on the shoulder and one brass button is missing.
Two years ago, the museum raised money to restore this Civil War battle flag... now it hopes to do the same for Sergeant Kasey's uniform by raising five thousand dollars to preserve and display it.
[SOT 13:50:01]

((WANDREI: AND WE HAVE STARTED WORKING TOWARD THAT, AND GOT A NICE GIFT RECENTLY TO HELP US OUT, BUT WE HAVE A LOT MORE TO GO (LAUGHS).))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=more to go (laughs).]


Wandrei says there's no timetable for raising the money or restoring the uniform.. but given its age and its condition.. the sooner they can do it the better.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford. )) [Tape tosses to bump] [BUMP]

[COMM] [11Emergency-contraception]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC17:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Virginia Tech students have it and James Madison students recently got it back.
But some women are concerned that the General Assembly is trying to take away their access to emergency contraception.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A group of students from across the state stood in protest yesterday.
They oppose a bill that bans the distribution of the so-called "morning after pill" at Virginia's public universities.
Abortion opponents say the morning after pill is a form of abortion.
But abortion rights supporters say that using emergency contraception can actually reduce the state's abortion rate.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:51:46]
[IN Q=IF WE WANT TO DECREASE ABORTION]

((LAURY WARD/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: IF WE WANT TO DECREASE ABORTION AND UNEXPECTED PREGNANCY TO ME THE ONLY REAL VIABLE OPTION IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION.))
[SUPER=01-Laury Ward/Virginia Tech Student]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=INCREASE AWARENESS OF EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION.]
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[VO-NAT]


Abortion rights supporters were also lobbying against a bill that tightens safety regulations on abortion clinics.

That bill overwhelmingly passed the House yesterday.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=3]


In other business news, The Dow posted a triple digit loss yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((STOCKS CLOSED WEDNESDAY IN THE NEGATIVE COLUMN.


THE DOW LOST 141-POINTS...
AND THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN 38.


THE DEMAND FOR DURABLE GOODS IN THE U-S REMAINED ESSENTIALLY UNCHANGED IN DECEMBER.
ANALYTS HAD EXPECETED A TWO-PERCENT INCREASE IN DEMAND.
ECONOMIC THEORY HOLDS THAT A STEADY INCREASE IN DURABLE GOODS SALES PLAYS AN IMPORTANT PART IN SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH.


ALTRIA GROUP REPORTS A 20 PERCENT JUMP IN FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS.
THE COMPANY POSTED INCOME OF A DOLLAR-TWO CENTS A SHARE--UP FROM 85 CENTS A YEAR AGO.
ALTRIA, WHICH FORMERLY TRADED AS PHILIP MORRIS, SELLS A LARGE VOLUME OF ITS TOBACCO PRODUCTS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES WHERE THE WEAKER DOLLAR ADDED TO THE VALUE OF ITS SALES.
SHARES OF ALTRIA HIT A 52-WEEK HIGH.


KRAFT FOODS, WHICH IS 84-PERCENT OWNED BY ALTRIA, REPORTED EARNINGS AFTER TUESDAY'S CLOSE.
NET INCOME WAS DOWN FROM 54 CENTS A SHARE A YEAR AGO TO 50 CENTS IN THE MOST RECENT FOURTH QUATER.
THE COMPANY ALSO ANNOUNCED A THREE-YEAR WORLDWIDE COST-CUTTING PROGRAM THAT INCLUDES LAYING OF SIX-THOUSAND WORKERS AND CLOSING 20 PRODUCTION FACILITES.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))

[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11Brown]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC1:28:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

A preacher has pled guilty to breaking into her next door neighbor's home and attacking him with a crow bar.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Judy Brown did not actually admit it. She says she can't remember. But the prosecutor says Brown intended to kill her neighbor, fellow pastor Ted Smart, so that she and his wife could be together. Commonwealth's Attorney Fred King read from e-mail messages Brown sent Toby Smart.
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[SOT King reading @11:41:05]
[IN Q=I thought about]

((I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU ALL DURING CHURCH TODAY, REMEMBERING, ANTICIPATING, ENJOYING. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH WITH MY EVERYTHING. JUDY.))
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Attorney]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=everything. Judy.]
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[VO-NAT]

Brown and the Smarts are from the Four-Square Gospel Church in Salem. Judy Brown faces LIFE plus 20 years for malicious wounding and breaking and entering with intent to commit murder.
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[11Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC 14:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

A group that helps people- now needs a little assistance of its own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Roanoke Rescue Mission is seeing higher numbers than ever before.. Last year 700 meals were served a day. This year the number has jumped to 900 a day. While the rescue mission is there to help, its resources are dwindling.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@17:54:23:07]
[IN Q=One of the...]

((Lee Clark, Rescue Mission of Roanoke: One of the factors of course is more first time homeless people. Seeing people we haven't see before, families coming in- maybe someone lost a job, furnace broke at home, car broke - different kinds of things when people are living paycheck to paycheck will trigger them being homeless and them being in need.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Clark/Roanoke Rescue Mission]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q= .. being in need.]
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[VO-NAT]

Clark says as it stands now - there are enough donations to last the mission another two-and a-half weeks.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SUPER=16-(540) 343-7227/Roanoke Rescue Mission;]

If you'd like to help you contact the Roanoke Rescue Mission at 540-343-7227.

(Kim tosses to bump)

[COMM] [BUMP]