[11Tazewell-Flooding]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ecu]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC31:26]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=1]

More rain today could add insult to injury in Tazewell and Russell counties.
In addition to flood watch, both counties are under a state of emergency.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tazewell Co.]

The governor made the declaration yesterday afternoon. This mandate tells all "disaster-response" state agencies to assist in any recovery efforts. Many people had to be rescued from vehicles and homes after they found themselves stranded by flash flooding Monday night. More than 200 homes in the area were damaged in the two counties.
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[Terror]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


We should learn more today about government's efforts to disrupt terrorists who may be plotting a major attack this summer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


New intelligence indicates terrorists are inside the country and have plans that may involve chemical, biological, or even radiological weapons.
A senior counter-terrorism official says al-Qaida or other terrorist groups intend to launch a major attack here-- but there's NO indication as to when or where it might happen.
Among possible targets-- this weekend's dedication of the World War Two Memorial in Washington and this summer's political conventions in Boston and New York.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The signals we're getting]

((JOHN MILLER/L.A.P.D. COUNTER TERRORISM TASK FORCE: THE SIGNALS WE'RE GETTING FROM THEM IS, WITH THESE LARGE PUBLIC EVENTS COMING UP, WITH AL-QAIDA'S CONTINUING STATEMENTS THAT THEY ARE CONTINUING TO TRY AND ATTACK ON US SOIL, THAT WE HAVE TO BE MORE ALERT THAN USUAL, AND THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SUSTAIN THAT LEVEL OF ALERTNESS REALLY THROUGH THE ELECTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-John Miller/L. A. P. D. Counter Terrorism Task Force;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=the election.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials are holding a news conference today to discuss their anti- terrorism efforts.
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[OK-Bombing]


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


The jury begins deliberations today in the state murder trial for Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-McAlester, OK;]


The case went to the jury after eight hours of closing arguments.
During those arguments, defense attorneys said Timothy McVeigh set up Nichols to take the blame for the bombing.
Meanwhile, prosecutors contend that Nichols played a larger role in planning the bombing than McVeigh.
Nichols is already serving life in prison for a federal conviction, but a guilty verdict in this case could lead to the death penalty.
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[PKGSlate-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC 8:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


It is back to the drawing board once again for a proposed development near Tanglewood Mall
For the second time, Roanoke County Supervisors have delayed a vote on rezoning for the Slate Hill Project.
As Justin McLeod tells us a lack of details is the reason why.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ed Natt/Developer's Attorney; :12]
[SUPER=01-James Smith/Slate Hill Developer; :33]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Davis/Opposes Project; :48 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Frances Boatman/Opposes Project; 1:08]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF THE MEETING))
Before the debate got underway, the Board of Supervisors suggested a 30 day delay.
But the developer's attorney quickly shot that down.
[SOT 6:36:01; tape 1]
[IN Q=My client is of the]

((ED NATT/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: MY CLIENT IS OF THE OPINION THAT WE HAVE HAD MADE GREAT STRIDES AND WE'RE COMFORTABLE AND GOING AHEAD AND HAVE A DECISION MADE TONIGHT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=decision made tonight]


With that developer got up and presented his plans for this hillside at the intersections of Routes 419 and 220.
It is called the Slate Hill Project and James Smith wants to develop it as a 35 acre office and retail park.
[SOT 3:54:41 Tape 2]
[IN Q=The number one]

((JAMES SMITH/SLATE HILL DEVELOPER: THE NUMBER ONE ATTRIBUTE OF THE PROJECT AS I HAVE PROPOSED IT IS JOBS.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=it is jobs]


Those jobs could be the result of a restaurant, grocery store, or even a hotel.
But many want to know who exactly will go in there and what exactly will it look like?
[SOT 4:00:17; tape 2]
[IN Q=It baffles me]

((RALPH DAVIS/OPPOSES PROJECT: IT BAFFLES ME HOW THE COUNTY CAN TOLERATE THE LACK OF SPECIFICITY.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=lack of specificity]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]


Specifics such as the size of the buildings.
County planners also have concerns about increased traffic in the area and possible erosion to the hillside.
The developer has addressed many of these concerns but not all prompting some to blame the developer.
[SOT 4:13:13; tape 2]
[IN Q=You offered them another]

((FRANCES BOATMAN: YOU OFFERED THEM ANOTHER THIRTY DAYS YOU DIDN'T WANT TO KILL THIS PROJECT. BUT IN MY OPINION IF IT'S KILLED HERE TONIGHT YOU ARE NOT THE ONES WHO DID IT.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=who did it ]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=When it became]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: WHEN IT BECAME APPARENT A MAJORITY OF THE SUPERVISORS WOULD VOTE AGAINS THE PROJECT, THE DEVELOPER GOT UP AND AGREED TO THE 30 DAY DELAY. THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL ONCE AGAIN REVIST THE ISSUE AT ITS JUNE 22ND MEETING. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))



[11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-14 TC1:17:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Lynchburg has voted to give its 9-1-1 dispatchers a pay raise.
The money is coming from extra state funds the city wasn't expecting this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Meanwhile, city council was supposed to finalize its 141-million dollar budget last night, but a last-minute problem with the school board's budget has put that on hold.
Council took 700-thousand dollars out of the school system's money because of savings in the state retirement system.
But educators say that leaves them in the red.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:45:08]
[IN Q=The way the]

((KIMBALL PAYNE/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: THE WAY THE SYSTEM WORKS COUNCIL GIVES THEM WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO GIVE THEM AND THEY HAVE TO SPEND IT. SO TO SAY THERE'S A HALF MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT DOESN'T GET DONE, WHAT THEY'RE PLANNING TO DO OR WOULDN'T DO OR COULDN'T DO IF THEY HAVE A HALF A MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT.))
[SUPER=01-Kimball Payne/Lynchburg City Manager]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=half a million dollar deficit. (2ND TIME)]
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[VO-NAT]


Council voted in work session to use that money to reduce the proposed hike in the personal property tax rate and eliminate any real estate tax rate increase.
The two sides will crunch the numbers and the budget will come up for a vote again on June 8th.
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[Schedule]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=ACC baseball]
[ENG#=none]


In sports, the A-C-C baseball tournament resumes this morning at Salem Memorial Stadium.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[GO TO PINNACLE OF ACC GAMES] Clemson and Carolina get the day started at 10am. Then Maryland and Georgia Tech take the field at 1:30. UVa plays its opener against Duke at 5pm, while Florida State meets NC State in the opening round nightcap.

(XXXXXXXXXX)[Marketwatch]



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


In business news, Crude oil prices fell yesterday. And and low carb craze is taking its toll on Krisy Kreme.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]



(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[Iraq]


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


The U-S military says six Iraqi insurgents died in a firefight last night in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.

One American soldier was slightly injured in the battle.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Meanwhile, at the United Nations, the security council is still debating a U-S backed resolution authorizing a transfer of power to the interim Iraqi government.
One of the main sticking points is the relationship between a U-S led multi-national force and the new government.
And, the U-S military claims militants, not American troops damaged Iraq's most sacred Shiite shrine during fighting in Najaf.
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[11Military-Recruit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-10 C 1:27:34]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=2]


With all of the reports of violence in Iraq, many people may wonder what effect it's had on military recruitment?

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

According to some local recruitment officers, it hasn't made a difference at all. In fact, Seargent Robert Rue, an Army recruiter for the Roanoke Valley says he's seen an increase in enlistment numbers. Rue says his office has enlisted 52-recruits so far, compared to 49 this time last year. He says while money and training are the more common reasons why people join, patriotism appears to be a growing factor.
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[11Quarry]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC17:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

They've waited months for some sort of resolution, but it looks like Botetourt County quarry opponents will have to wait a little longer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Timber Ridge Properties had petitioned to have its proposal to rezone 300-acres of land removed. Yesterday, the board of supervisors heard from representatives from each side before it decided in a 3-2 vote to accept Timber Ridge's petition. It was a decision that didn't sit well with the nearly 100 people who came out against the project.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@4:56:01:22/quarry interview tape]
[IN Q=We're not...]

((JONNIE SPEIGHT/QUARRY OPPONENT: WE'RE NOT GOING TO GIVE UP THE FIGHT, JUST AS I SAID IN PRESENTATION, 90-DAYS, 6-MONTHS, 12-MONTHS, WE'LL BE BACK TOGETHER AS CITIZENS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE TO OPPOSE WHAT WE FEEL IS A VERY ILL CONCEIVED PROJECT.))
[SUPER=01-Jonnie Speight/Quarry Opponent]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=... ill conceived project.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Supervisors say this decision gives the company the time they need to address geological and environmental concerns.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[11Methadone-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:32:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Opponents of a Roanoke methadone clinic say the experience of one California city should serve as a warning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Yesterday, members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference showed reporters a video produced by the police department in Santa Ana, California.
[SUPER=04-Santa Ana Police Department Video;]


The video documents drug dealing and other crimes that occured outside a methadone clinic there, and the two- year effort that forced the clinic to move.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:05:09]
[IN Q=This is a huge mistake]

((JEFF ARTIS/ROANOKE SCLC CHAIRMAN: THIS IS A HUGE MISTAKE FOR THE CITY TO HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN, AND NOW IT'S GOING TO BE UP TO SCLC TO SHUT THIS CLINIC DOWN. ))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Roanoke SCLC Chairman;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=shut this clinic down.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


C-R-C Health Corporation aquired the California clinic, but Vice President Joe Pritchard says the police video was shot before the company took over, and moved the clinic to a new location.
C-R-C is still seeking state approval to open the clinic on Hershberger Road, but that could come in the next 90 days.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In business news, Stocks gained ground yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


((STOCKS BOUNCED BACK FROM RECENT WEAKNESS IN A BIG WAY.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS RALLIED 159-POINTS.... THEIR BEST GAIN IN MORE THAN A MONTH.
THE NASDAQ CLOSED UP 41.


SHARES OF GENERAL ELECTRIC'S INSURANCE SUBSIDIARY FELL AS MUCH AS THREE-POINT-EIGHT PERCENT IN ITS DEBUT ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE TUESDAY, BUT THEN RECOVERED.
GENWORTH FINANCIAL OFFERED 145-MILLION SHARES AT 19-DOLLARS-AND-50-CENTS A SHARE IN THE LARGEST INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING OF THE YEAR.


A NEW STUDY SAYS AVERAGE FOUR-OH-ONE-K BALANCES JUMPED 35-PERCENT TO 64-THOUSAND-600 DOLLARS LAST YEAR, EXCEEDING 19-99 LEVELS FOR THE FIRST TIME.
BUT THE HEWITT ASSOCIATES STUDY ALSO FOUND MOST EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN LAX IN MANAGING THEIR RETIREMENT PLANS.
THE FIRM'S DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SAID EMPLOYEES INVESTING IN 401-K PLANS PROFITED FROM A STRONG MARKET, DESPITE NOT BEING ENGAGED IN THE PROCESS.


IN A BID TO ATTRACT MORE INVESTORS, CHARLES SCHWAB SAYS IT PLANS TO LOWER COMMISSIONS FOR STOCK TRADES, BEGINNING IN MID-JUNE.
AS A RESULT, THE LARGEST DISCOUNT BROKERAGE WARNED REVENUE COULD SLIP TWO TO THREE PERCENT BY JUNE 2005.
UNDER THE NEW PLAN, THE COST FOR MOST TRADES WILL DROP BY 30-PERCENT, TO JUST UNDER 20-DOLLARS. THE COST FOR LARGE ACCOUNTS WILL SLIDE BY AT LEAST TWO-THIRDS.


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


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


[11Resource-Officer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC1:18:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A Botetourt County School is looking for a new school resource officer. Deputy Crystal J. Dickerson was let go Monday after an incident at Colonial Elementary School. According to the Sheriff, Dickerson twisted a child's arm behind his back.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Wednesday]

Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle tells News 7, more claims against Dickerson have now come from parents at Read Mountain Middle School. Sprinkle is meeting with them and says his office will investigate the charges. He says the deputy's termination does *NOT* have anything to do with last Wednesday's incident in which five- 8th graders were taken to the hospital after taking prescription medicine. (------------)