[PKGCollege-Bond]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-08 TC 7:28]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


Many of Virginia's colleges and universities are strapped for cash.
So you may be surprised to hear millions of dollars are being spent on campus construction.
Justin McLeod tells us how they're paying for it and why you had a hand in it.

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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hodges/Engineering Division Coordinator; :12]
[SUPER=01-Ken White/Virginia Military Institute Spokesperson; :40]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Scartelli/College of Visual and Performing Arts; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesperson; 1:37]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:50]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF DRILLING AT 9:02:35 BUT COVER WITH VIDEO OF PAN OUTSIDE SHOT AT 9:04:43))
Here within these walls at VMI, there's a lot of noise these days.
Take Nichols Engineering Hall which is more than 70 years old.
[SOT 9:05:26]
[IN Q=The environment for the]

((TIM HODGES/ENGINEERING DIVISION COORDINATOR: THE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE CADETS WAS POOR. WE HAD NO AIR CONDITIONING AND SO WE ARE UPGRADING ALL THE ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERISITCS OF THE BUILDING.)) [Run06]
[OUT Q=of the building]


The building will also have state of the art labs, upgraded equipment, and new furniture. [GRAPHIC]
The total price tag for the project is 13 and half million dollars.
V-M-I also plans to renovate Mallory Hall at a cost of 9 million dollars.
This is all made possible thanks to a 845 million dollar bond voters passed in 2002.
[SOT 9:07:43]
[IN Q=We're incredibly grateful]

((KEN WHITE/VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE SPOKESPERSON: WE'RE INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL FOR PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR IT, AND SUPPORTED IT AND MANY DID AND WE'RE GOING TO THE BEST WE CAN WITH THIS MONEY TO MAKE WORTH EVERYONE'S WHILE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=worth everyone's while]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WORK ON STAGE AT RU AT 9:14:58))
It is much of the same at Radford University where the stage is set for some major improvements. [GRAPHIC]
Radford received 27 and half million dollars from the bond referendum.
It will pay for renovations to several buildings.
The money will also be used to build a new fine arts center which should be completed by 2007.
[SOT 9:12:14]
[IN Q=When we provide]

((JOSEPH SCARTELLI/DEAN, COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS: WHEN WE PROVIDE A VERY STRONG HIGH QUALITY OF PERFORMANCE HALL THAT IT BRINGS OUT EVEN MORE FROM THESE GREAT STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE]

((NAT SOUND OF SAWING AT 14:39:29 BUT USE THE PAN SHOT AT 14:36:17))
There's even more construction going on at Virginia Tech. [GRAPHIC ]
The university received more than 95 million dollars in bonds.
Among the the ten projects is the construction of several new buildings.
The largest which is already underway is a new Agriculture and Natural Resources Facility.
[SOT 14:32:16]
[IN Q=Planning began for it]

((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESPERSON: PLANNING BEGAN FOR IT IN THE 1980'S. I ACTUALLY SAW APPROVALS FOR IT BEGINNING IN 1992 AND SO HERE WE ARE 12 YEARS LATER AND WE'RE BEGINNING TO GET THE PROJECT OFF THE GROUND SO THE BACKLOG OF NEED IS QUITE LONG.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=is quite long]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=And the need]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: AND THE NEED WILL BE EVEN LONGER. THE STATE HAD PLANNED TO DISPERSE THE BOND FUNDS WITHIN THREE YEARS BUT IT NOW LOOKS MORE LIKE SEVEN. REGARDLESS, MOST OF THE PROJECTS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE DECADE. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


[11Waterfield]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rde]
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A Virginia Tech student-athlete who died after practice will be remembered later today.
Clayton William Waterfield was a freshman from Redmond, Washington.
He collapsed at the War Memorial Gym after completing a run with his crew team.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS]
The service will be held at 4:00 today in the Owen Banquet Room.
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[11Shopping-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-51 TC1:11:25]
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[ENG#=2]

Residential property in Roanoke County would be rezoned as commercial if a South Carolina Development Company gets its way.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Kahn Development wants to build an "upscale shopping center" at the corner of Keagy Road and Route 419. The fifteen and a half acre "retail and office complex" would front Keagy Road. Most of the property is currently zoned as residential. Last night, the Greater Hidden Valley Neighborhood Association held a meeting offering information about the project and a petition to stop it from going forward.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

The planning commission is expected to address the development at its meeting on March second.

[Mardi-Gras]


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


Authorities in New Orleans say one woman was killed and three people were injured after gunfire erupted during a Mardi Gras parade.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;]


Police say the shooting occurred after a fight got out of hand last night.
Twelve people were detained, and authorities recovered two guns.
They add that none of the victims was involved in the fight, and all of them appeared to be innocent bystanders.
The deadly shooting happened during an all- female parade.
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[Enron]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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The former chief executive of Enron is expected to surrender to authorities today on federal charges related to the downfall of the company.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-February 26, 2002;]


Sources say Jeffrey Skilling is expected to turn himself in to the F-B-I, then appear before a federal judge on charges related to Enron's collapse.
The criminal charges come two years after Skilling told Congress that he knew nothing about serious problems at Enron.
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[IN Q=I didn't]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Skilling/Former Enron C. E. O.;]
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[OUT Q=financial peril.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 50- year- old Skilling would become the highest-profile Enron executive to date to face criminal charges.
Last month, after former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy, and agreed to help prosecutors pursue other cases.
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[Football-Scandal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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After a barrage of accusations against the University of Colorado's football program, the school has put the coach on paid administrative leave.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


University President Elizabeth Hoffman said the school took the action because of comments Coach Gary Barnett made about former kicker, Katie Hnida (NY- duh), who says she was raped by a teammate.
Barnett criticized Hnida's ability on the field.
The University President called the coach's response insensitive and inappropriate, and she suggested that Hnida talk to police about the allegations.
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[IN Q=This is a new allegation to us]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Hoffman/University of Colorado President;]
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[OUT Q=criminal charges]
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[VO-NAT]

The rape allegations follow other accusations that the football program has used sex and alcohol to recruit high school athletes.
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[11Vick]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC14:31]
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[ENG#=2]

Tech's Athletic Department will take no action- -at least not right away- -against three football players charged Tuesday night.
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[VO-NAT]


Late Tuesday, police arrested quarterback Marcus Vick, running back Mike Imoh (ee-moh) and wide receiver Brenden Hill on misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]


The three are accused of giving teenage girls alcohol and taking pictures of them as they stripped.
Vick is also accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl.
A Tech spokesperson says "the university athletic director has taken the situation under review. He will evaluate the students' conduct within the context of the situation, and take action if and when appropriate. "
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


University officials say nothing will happen until the court cases are resolved.
The three players are free on 25-hundred dollars bond.

[Home-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]

A national television retailer is shopping for a new place to call home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]

The Home Shopping Network currently has distribution center in Salem. The center employs 350-people. A spokesperson for the Florida-based company says it's considering new sites in and outside of the Roanoke Valley. A final decision is expected in March.
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[11Valley-Machine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tzi]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC2:06:08]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


An old Roanoke County industrial building may be getting new tenants.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Developers announced plans this morning to attract new businesses to the Ingersoll-Rand building and 100 acres of land it sits on.
They say that the building has already drawn interest from possible tenants who will be visiting the Roanoke valley in the next month.
A local business, Valley Machine, has already expanded into the building. That expansion already created six new jobs and may create 10 to 20 more.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=3]


In business news, Both the Dow and Nasdaq lost ground yesterday.
Jean Lee has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((Positive earnings after the bell could have buyers coming back in on > Thursday's session. Stocks lost on Wednesday, after disappointing numbers > on new home construction gave investors the incentive to SELL. > > The Dow lost nearly 43 points > The Nasdaq shed close to 4. > > > Look for personal finance software maker Intuit (INTU)to make gains on > Thursday. The company, best known for its Quicken Tax software, beat > analysts' estimates in its second quarter. > > Chip-related companies were in the spotlight after the close. The world > biggest chip-equipment maker, Applied Materials (AMAT )posted earnings > that disappointed Wall Street, although new orders rose by more than 30 > percent. > > Memory chip company Rambus (RMBS ) saw its stock shoot up by 35-percent in > the regular session! And the stock continued to move after hours. > Antitrust claims brought by the Federal Trade Commission were dismissed > late Tuesday. > > > The co-owners of Cingular Wireless , SBC (SBC) and BellSouth (BLS)both > ended lower, after they got hit with downgrades by C-S First Boston. The > firm thinks the deal will act as an overhang on the two stocks for up to > 12 months! The downgrade comes one day, afger Cingular announced the > 41-Billion dollar acquisition, of AT&T Wireless. > > > Get more on the day in business by logging on to CBS.MW.com > I'm jl cbs mw in ny.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

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[Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Stewart]
[ENG#=1]


Prosecutors expect to rest their case against Martha Stewart either today or tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Yesterday, government attorneys focused on the securities fraud charge against the famous homemaker.
They argued that she released statements denying wrongdoing in the Imclone investigation in order to prop up her own company's stock price.
Stewart's attorney said she issued those statements to dis-credit inaccurate reports.
Today jurors will hear from an ink expert, who's expected to testisy that Stewart's stockbroker used two different pens on Stewart's stock sale worksheet.
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[6-Holcomb]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Roger Holcomb]
[ENG#=2]


Testimony is underway in the trial of a former Giles County pastor accused of molesting several children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


53 year old Roger Holcomb yesterday morning pled not guilty to 7-counts of aggravated sexual battery and 4-counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor.
He's accused of molesting five children, ranging in age from seven to 13 while at Pembroke Church of God.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

A jury was picked yesterday morning and lawyers made their opening statements yesterday afternoon.
The trial is expected to last several days.

[11Anthem-ACV]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC50:40]
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[ENG#=3]


An insurance company and a local group of doctors are at odds over reimbursements.
35 Anesthesiologists in Roanoke and the New River Valley say they will pull out of the Anthem benefit network next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dr. Alex Cardenas (car-DAY-nuss) is the president of Anesthesiology Consultants of Virginia.
He says Anthem reimbursements are unreasonably low, making it increasingly difficult to attract and retain qualified anesthesiologists.
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[IN Q=This is not about us]

((THIS IS NOT ABOUT US LEAVING THE AREA. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE EXCELLENT MEDICAL CARE HERE. THIS IS REALLY ABOUT COMING TO A REASONABLE RATE WITH A MAJOR INSURANCE COMPANY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Alex Cardenas/Anesthesiology Consultants of Virginia]
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[OUT Q=with a major insurance company.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A spokesman says Anthem tries to balance access with affordability for its members, and despite the company's best efforts negotiators were unable to reach agreement in this case.
Medicare patients won't be affected.
For others, A-C-V says the difference between its rates, and Anthem's reimbursement is expected to be about 60 to 90 dollars for most surgeries.
(Kim tosses to bump)

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[5-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=503-03 TC1:49:10]
[GRAPHIC=John Kerry]
[ENG#=1]


Democratic Presidential Frontrunner John Kerry will pick up the endorsement of the AFL-CIO at a meeting of union leaders later today.
[SS=MArk Warner]


Many are wondering if he'll pick up Governor Mark Warner as a running mate as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato says Virginia's governor is on Kerry's list of potential running mates.
But he says there are several reasons why Mark Warner is not the best choice.
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[SOT 00:45:18]
[IN Q=HE'S FROM VIRGINIA]

((LARRY SABATO/POLITICAL ANALYST: HE'S FROM VIRGINIA AND PROBABLY CANNOT CARRY VIRGINIA FOR THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. NOBODY COULD. SECOND HE WAS FROM CONNECTICUT HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN CONNECTICUT. THAT WOULD BE TWO NORTHEASTERNERS ON THE TICKET, EVEN THOUGH HIS CURRENT STATE IS VIRGINIA. AND THIRD AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, KERRY AND WARNER ARE WORTH SEVERAL HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS A PIECE. IT WOULD BE VERY HARD TO RUN A POPULIST CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE BUSH-CHENEY TICKET WITH THAT MUCH MONEY IN THE TICKETS POCKETS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/Political Analyst; :00]
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[OUT Q=WITH THAT MUCH MONEY IN THE TICKETS POCKETS.]
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[VO-NAT]


And Warner says his hands are full right now, trying to deal with Virginia's budget problems.
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[SOT 11:47:41]
[IN Q=I'M PROUD TO SUPPORT SENATOR KERRY]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I'M PROUD TO SUPPORT SENATOR KERRY BUT THIS IS WHERE MY HEART IS, THIS IS WHERE MY LIFE IS, THIS IS WHERE I'M STAYING.))
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[OUT Q=this is where I'm staying.]
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[VO-NAT]


A Kerry-Warner ticket would be good news for Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine... he would then take over as governor.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=4]


In business news, profit-takers yesterday took advantage of Tuesday's gains. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]




((STOCKS FELL VICTIM TO PROFIT-TAKING WEDNESDAY ON SOME DISAPPOINTING ECONOMIC NEWS.


THE DOW WAS DOWN 42 POINTS...
AND THE NASDAQ LOST THREE.


THE RED-HOT HOUSING MARKET APPEARS TO HAVE COOLED FROM DECEMBER'S 20-YEAR-RECORD PACE.
THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT REPORTS NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES SLOWED BY SEVEN-POINT-NINE PERCENT IN JANUARY.
MANY ECONOMISTS NOTED THAT BAD WEATHER MAY HAVE PLAYED A ROLE IN THE DECLINE.


VOLKSWAGEN, EUROPE'S BIGGEST AUTOMAKER, HAS CUT ITS DIVIDEND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 12 YEARS.
THE CUT WAS LESS THAN SOME ANALYSTS HAD FEARED IT WOULD BE.
AND THE MOVE ACTUALLY BOOSTED V-W'S SAGGING STOCK PRICE.
THE COMPANY RELEASED FIGURES THAT SHOW A STRONG EURO AND A WEAK DEMAND FOR ITS CARS CUT 2003 PROFITS BY ALMOST HALF.


FILM AND TELEVISION STUDIO METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER REPORTS A RISE IN FOURTH-QUARTER PROFITS SPURRED BY SALES OF NEW MOVIE D-V-DS AND VIDEOS FROM OLDER FILMS IN ITS LIBRARY.
BUT REVENUES AT THE LEGENDARY STUDIO FELL SHARPLY IN THE PERIOD.
NET INCOME WAS UP TO 25 CENTS A SHARE FROM 24 CENTS A YEAR EARLIER.


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


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[WINNER ANNOUNCE]


[11Vinton-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=03-52 TC 1:30:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

A familiar face will take over Vinton's top spot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

After serving as assistant town manager for more than five-years, Kevin Boggess (Bah- giss) will become town manager.

Boggess has been serving in this position since the previous manager left in December. He says the town is working on a number of refurbishing projects.
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[SOT@10:45:13:06]
[IN Q=That is an need...]

((KEVIN BOGGESS, VINTON TOWN MANAGER: THAT IS AN NEED WE'VE IDENTIFIED AND BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS. WE NEED TO GET MOVING ON THAT. WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY WITH LOW INTEREST RATES RIGHT NOW THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO DO MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS- THAT GOES FOR THE WAR MEMORIAL AND THE RESCUE SQUAD, WE BELIEVE THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO BE DOING THOSE IMPROVEMENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Boggess/Vinton Town Manager]
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[OUT Q=DOING THOSE IMPROVEMENTS]
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[VO-NAT]

Council hasn't made final decisions on either project. Boggess (Bah-giss) says a number of issues will come up in the next six-months.
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(kim tosses to bump)

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