[PKG-Keagy-Road]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[TAPE#=04-12 TC 7:28]
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They've lost one battle but they're not giving up.
Opponents of the Keagy Village Project in Roanoke County gathered last night to plot their next move.
As Justin Mcleod discovered part of it involves hiring legal counsel.

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Fred Bolyard/Opponent; :15]
[SUPER=01-Earle Atkins/Nearby Resident; :38]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Barrett/Nearby Resident; 1:08]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:15]
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE MEETING SAYING "ARE WE JUST GOING TO LET THIS THING GO?" AT 16:20:59))
Letting it go won't come easy to these residents.
They gathered Wednesday night for the first Greater Hidden Valley Community Association meeting.
It was formed after the Planning and Zoning Commission approved the Keagy Road project.
[SOT 16:05:34]
[IN Q=In this particular]

((FRED BOLYARD/OPPONENT: IN THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT THERE'S AN ATTEMPT TO INVADE THE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY FOR COMMERICAL DEVELOPMENT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT]


That development would go here on Keagy Road off of Route 419 near Allstate.
A South Carolina company wants to build a retail office complex that would be made up of small speciality stores.
The development would be located next to several residential neighborhoods.
[SOT 16:10:11]
[IN Q=My land adjoins]

((EARLE ATKINS/NEARBY RESIDENT: MY LAND ADJOINS THEIR PROPOSED SHOPPING CENTER. AND WHAT WOULD BE LIKE TO HAVE THAT IN YOUR BACKYARD? IT WOULD BE TERRIBLE. IT WOULD BE A NIGHTMARE.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=be a nightmare]


A nightmare he and some neighbors hope to avert by taking their fight to the Board of Superivsors.
Opponents are already making phone calls and writing letters to each Superivsor.
One of their main arguments is the increased traffic on Route 419 and Keagy Road.
But even as they fight the project, they're keeping an open dialogue with the developer in hopes of winning some concessions.
[SOT 16:14:52]
[IN Q=We're open]

((BONNIE BARRETT/NEARBY RESIDENT: WE'RE OPEN. WE'RE OPEN. OUR EARS ARE OPEN SO WE WOULD BE WILLING TO LISTEN.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=WILLING TO LISTEN]
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[IN Q=An attorney for]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: AN ATTORNEY FOR KAHN DEVELOPMENT SAYS IT HAS PROPOSED THREE OPTIONS TO INCREASE BUFFERS TO KEEP OUT NOISE AND SUCH. BUT SHE DECLINED TO SAY WHAT THOSE OPTIONS ARE. MEANTIME, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IS NOW SCHECULED TO VOTE ON THIS PROJECT AT ITS APRIL 27TH MEETING. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


[11Claremont-elementary]


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More than one hundred students and teachers at Claremont Elementary in Pulaski County missed classes yesterday because of an apparent stomach virus.
The New River Valley Health Department is investigating the illness.
The contagious virus is said to mimic the symptoms of the Norwalk virus. Health officials informed students and advised school officials on decontamination procedures. The Pulaski County school superintendent says extra custodial staff have been disinfecting the school.
The symptoms generally last 24 to 48 hours.

[11Fuller]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Church leaders are reacting to a confession made earlier this week by retired Roanoke pastor Charles Fuller.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 1999]

In a videotaped statement played at a membership meeting Sunday night, the Reverend Doctor Fuller admitted he carried on an adulterous love-affair for 15 years of his tenure at First Baptist Church. The Chairman of Deacons says the church forgives him. "We at First Baptist grieve at the confession of Dr. Charles Fuller," Gene Cress said in a written statement released yesterday afternoon. But Cress also says the confession shows: "You reap what you sow." Fuller retired in 1999, one month shy of his 68th birthday. He remains an elder in the church.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Reverend Fuller was widely known beyond First Baptist Church for his "God's Minute" sermons, which aired on Roanoke television stations for decades. It's unclear why he chose to reveal the long-running affair now, years after it ended. Fuller himself won't say, citing the fact that members were asked not to discuss it. "I will not violate that," Fuller said.

[911-Probe]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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To avoid partisanhip, the chairman of the 9-11 panel says neither the Bush nor the Clinton administration has ``clean hands''.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


For two days, officials have taken turns explaining what they and the Presidents they served had done to fight terrorism.
Former White House terrorism expert Richard Clark has accused President Bush of not taking the al-Qaida threat seriously enough.
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[IN Q=I believe the]

((RICHARD CLARKE/FORMER COUNTERTERRORISM ADVISOR: I BELIEVE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IN FIRST EIGHT MONTHS CONSIDERED TERRORISM AN IMPORTANT ISSUE BUT NOT AND URGENT ISSUE. ))
[SUPER=01-Richard Clarke/Former Counterterrorism Advisor;]
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[OUT Q=not an urgent issue.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, C-I-A director George Tenet said even if Osama bin Laden had been killed or captured, it would NOT have stopped the 9-11 attackers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We didn't steal]

((GEORGE TENET/CIA DIRECTOR: WE DIDNT STEAL THE SECRET THAT TOLD US WHAT THE PLOT WAS, WE DIDNT RECRUIT THE RIGHT PEOPLE OR TECHNICALLY COLLECT THE DATA NOT WITHSTANDING ENORMOUS EFFORT TO DO SO. ))
[SUPER=01-George Tenet/C. I. A. Director;]
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[OUT Q=effort to do so.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 9-11 panel still has three more sets of public hearings before releasing its final report at the end of July.
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[Campaign-2004]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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After a week of vacation, the Presidential campaign is getting back into full gear.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ketchum, ID;]


The presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry is leaving the Sun Valley slopes and picking up an endorsement from his former rival, Howard Dean.
The Massachusetts senator is also due to accept a major union endorsement and give the keynote address at a dinner with top Democrats.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Last night, President Bush entertained the press at the White House correspondent's dinner.
Today he's heading to Kerry's home state of Massachusetts to host a campaign reception in Boston.
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[11I-73]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Almost three years ago, V-Dot announced its engineers had selected the best possible route for Interstate 73.
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[VO-NAT]

A Southeast Roanoke community formerly in the path of 73 has been declared a historic place, so yesterday VDOT announced a change to part of the proposed route. VDOT now wants to build the road along a twelve mile section of Interstate 581 and Route 220 before rejoining the previous planned route.
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[IN Q=All the options...]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION; ALL THE OPTIONS CAN'T BE OPTIONS UNLESS THEY ARE VIABLE. WHAT'S HAPPENED IS THAT ONE OF THOSE IS NOT FEASIBLE AND SO WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT A 12 MILE SECTION OF 220 GOING INTO NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Virginia Department of Transportation]
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[OUT Q=northern Franklin County.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The proposed path runs through the Clearbrook community, an area that Roanoke County has tapped for business growth and expansion. However, county leaders see the change in paths as a minor inconvenience.
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[IN Q=This is a long...]

((ARNOLD COVEY/ROANOKE CO. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT; THIS IS A LONG TERM SOLUTION, 20-25 YEARS. WE FEEL THERE'S NO NEED TO CHANGE GEARS BECAUSE THIS IS JUST THE ALIGNMENT THEY ARE CURRENTLY STUDYING.))
[SUPER=01-Arnold Covey/Roanoke Co. Community Development;]
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[OUT Q=they are currently studying.]
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[VO-NAT]

VDOT is planning several public hearings about the new route.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tzi]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, the Dow and Nasdaq closed with mixed results after yesterday's trading.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[IN Q=Terrorism fears]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((> TERRORISM FEARS CONTINUE TO KEEP A LID ON THE STOCK MARKET DESPITE REPORTS > THAT SHOW AN IMPROVING ECONOMY. > > THE DOW FELL 15 POINTS > > BUT THE NASDAQ MANAGED TO CLIMB NEARLY 8 > > LATER TODAY WE'LL GET REPORTS ON FOURTH QUARTER GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT AND > EXISTING HOME SALES FOR FEBRUARY. > SHARES OF MICROSOFT ACTUALLY MOVED HIGHER AFTER European Union regulators > ORDERED TO THE SOFTWARE GIANT TO to pay a record 612MLN DOLLAR fine, share > secret programming data with competitors and offer a version of Windows > without a music and video player. The EU said MICROSOFT illegally used > Windows to quash competition from rival makers of server software and > media players such as RealNetworks. > > MICROSOFT SAYS THE ruling breaks trademark and copyright law and vowed to > appeal. > > COMPANIES THAT MAKE SLOT MACHINES INCLUDING IGT AND ALLIANCE, COULD SOON > HAVE SOME LUCK ON WALL STREET.. A DEUTSCHE BANK AN ANALYST SAID DEMAND FOR > SLOT MACHINES COULD BE THE BEST IN FIVE YEARS AS MORE STATES CALIFORNIA, > LICENSE INDIAN CASINOS. > > Stung by chemical-contamination fears in the GREAT BRITIAN, Coca-Cola has > postponed the launch of a bottled-water brand in Europe -- and doesn't > plan to get it back on British store shelves anytime soon. > Coke voluntarily recaledl its Dasani water in the U.K. late last week due > to concerns over excessive levels of bromate, Coca-Cola said it would > delay a planned rollout to France and Germany. > > FIND OUT MORE OR TRACK YOUR STOCKS AT CBS.MW.COM.)) >

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[11XGR-budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC1:57:54]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]
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House and Senate budget negotiators met only for a few minutes yesterday and parted cordially.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Meanwhile, the Senate passed legislation that would extend the prohibition on political fundraising to the special budget session.
Senators say that too many economic interests are at stake.
And, just in case, one senator introduced a bill to keep the state government running even if a new budget is not in place by June 30.
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[SOT 17:31:13]
[IN Q=GOVERNMENT MUST CONTINUE]

((SENATOR JAY O'BRIEN/R-FAIRFAX CO.: GOVERNMENT MUST CONTINUE AND WE HAVE TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT OUR ROLE AS LEGISLATORS AND GIVING CONFIDENCE TO THE PUBLIC AND SO MUCH OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT RELIES ON STATE BUDGETS. WE NEED TO GIVE THEM THE CONFIDENCE AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Jay O'Brien/(R) Fairfax Co.;]
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[OUT Q=give them the confidence as well.]
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[VO-NAT]

Budget conferees are scheduled to meet again today.
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[European-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
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European leaders are gathering for a summit on terrorism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Madrid, Spain;]


It follows yesterday's state funeral for the 190 victims of Spain's worst terror attack.
The leaders are expected to take strong counterterrorism measures to guard against future attacks.
The summit also follows the discovery yesterday of an explosive device on a rail line in France.
It's the second bomb found in a little more than a month on railroad track in the country.
Authorities have launched a massive search of rail lines.
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[Bryant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Kobe Bryant will be back in court today for a second day of a pre- trial hearing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eagle, CO;]


Yesterday, the L-A Lakers star faced his accuser for the first time since the alleged assault last summer.
During the closed door hearing, the 19- year- old hotel worker testified about her sexual history, the judge is trying to determine if that information can be introduced in Bryant's rape trial.
Today the judge will hear a request from Bryant's attorneys to get certain evidence thrown out, including a T-shirt stained with the accuser's blood.
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[11B'burg-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC1:39:33]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]
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State Police are looking for witnesses to an accident on route 460 in Montgomery County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Around 12:45 yesterday, a driver lost control and flipped her car about a mile outside the Giles County line on 460-eastbound.
51 year old Jodi Beth Lambert from Giles County was trapped in the car for over an hour.
She was flown by helicopter to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with head trauma.
State police say Lambert crossed onto the wrong side of the road before crossing back into the east bound lanes and flipping over.
Investigators are trying to figure out why she lost control.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11-460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


And an accident near Routes 29 and 460 in Lynchburg tied up traffic for hours yesterday.
State police say 46-year-old Jerome White of North Carolina was going too fast on the ramp when his truck overturned.
A passenger in the truck, 57-year-old Robert Howard Cox of Hurt was trapped underneath.
White's been charged with reckless driving.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, new home sales in the U.S. jumped higher than expected in February. Stan Case has that and more in today's business brief.
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[IN Q=Stocks ended]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((STOCKS ENDED THE DAY MIXED ON WEDNESDAY.


THE DOW CLOSED 15-POINTS LOWER...
BUT THE NASDAQ WAS UP SEVEN.


SALES OF NEW HOME IN THE U-S INCREASED AT AN UNEXPECTEDLY HIGH RATE IN FEBRUARY.
THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAYS SALES JUMPED FIVE-POINT-EIGHT PERCENT FOR THE MONTH...THAT'S THE BIGGEST JUMP SINCE AUGUST OF LAST YEAR.
THE NUMBERS APPEAR TO INDICATE THAT LOW INTEREST RATES CONTINUE TO FUEL THE HOUSING MARKET.


THE Q-V-C CABLE SHOPPING CHANNEL IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION.
THE F-T-C SAYS Q-V-C MADE FALSE CLAIMS ABOUT A WEIGHT-LOSS PRODUCT.
THE ALLEGATIONS FOLLOW A COURT AGREEMENT IN 2000 IN WHICH LIBERTY MEDIA--Q-V-C'S OWNERS--PROMISED TO CEASE UNSUBSTANTIATED ADVERTISING.
IF FOUND GUILTY, LIBERTY MEDIA COULD FACE SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS IN FINES.
THE COMPANY PLANS TO FIGHT THE CHARGES.


THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS FINED MICROSOFT 612-MILLION-DOLLARS FOR ANTI-TRUST VIOLATIONS.
AND THE E-U HAS ORDERED MICROSOFT TO IMMEDIATELY END A NUMBER OF SO-CALLED "MONOPOLISTIC" COMPETITIVE PRACTICES.
IN ADDITION, IT HAS DEMANDED THAT MICROSOFT UNBUNDLE ITS MEDIA PLAYER FROM MICROSOFT WINDOWS WITHIN 90-DAYS.
MICROSOFT SAYS IT'S PLANNING AN APPEAL. THE APPEAL COULD TAKE UP TO SEVEN-YEARS.


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