[11220-Accident]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC33:39]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]
[ENG#=1]


State Police say traffic is moving once again on Route 220 in Franklin County after an accident tied up traffic for hours last night.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Emergency crews say this bucket truck ran off the northbound side of Route 220 around 7 o-clock and snapped a utility pole near Boones Mill.
The driver and a passenger were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial hospital, but there's no word on their identities or conditions.
The crash knocked out power to nearly 750 customers around Boones Mill.
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[VOB-Memos]


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


An apology last night from C-B-S newsman Dan Rather--
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[VO-NAT]


Rather apologized for airing documents in a "60 Minutes" report questioning President Bush's National Guard service-- documents that were not properly verified.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The failure of CBS News]

((DAN RATHER/CBS NEWS ANCHOR: THE FAILURE OF CBS NEWS TO DO JUST THAT -- TO PROPERLY, FULLY SCRUTINIZE THE DOCUMENTS AND THEIR SOURCE LED TO OUR AIRING THE DOCUMENTS WHEN WE SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE SO. IT WAS A MISTAKE. CBS NEWS DEEPLY REGRETS IT. ALSO, I WANT TO SAY PERSONALLY AND DIRECTLY -- I'M SORRY. ))
[SUPER=01-Dan Rather/CBS News Anchor;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=I'm sorry.]
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[VO-NAT]


The story was based, in part, on memos that Rather and his producer believed to be from the personal file of Bush's squadron commander, the late Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Killian.
But a key source in that report -- retired National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Bill Burkett -- now admits he intentionally misled the CBS producer and gave her a false account of the documents' origins.
C-B-S has now commissioned an independent review of that report.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Obviously, there]

((SCOTT MCCLELLAN/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN:OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE STILL A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATIONS THAT OTHER MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS HAVE UNDERTAKEN, AND THAT CBS SAYS THAT THEY ARE NOW UNDERTAKING. ))
[SUPER=01-Scott McClellan/White House Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=are now undertaking]
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[VO-NAT]


40- members of Congress also signed a letter, accusing the network of deception.
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[11CBS-Memos]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC 47:09]
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So how much will this tarnish the reputation of CBS News and should Dan Rather lose his job?
We put those questions to a higher- up here at WDBJ and a local journalism professor.
Justin McLeod has their reaction.
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-CBS Evening News; :00]
[SUPER=01-Edward Wasserman/Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics; :17]
[SUPER=01-Bob Lee/WDBJ-TV General Manager; :40]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]


((((NAT SOUND OF DAN RATHER AT 18:41:17 SAYING "IT WAS A MISTAKE, CBS NEWS DEEPLY REGRETS IT ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY PERSONALLY AND DIRECTLY I'M SORRY.))
CBS News has finally admitted it made a mistake.
At least one journalism professor at Washington and Lee says it's too little too late.
[SOT 13:15:38]
[IN Q=Not only did they]

((EDWARD WASSERMAN/KNIGHT PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM ETHICS: NOT ONLY DID THEY GET IT WRONG DID THEY FALL VICTIM TO A HOAX, A HOAX THAT OUGHT HAVE BEEN FORESEEABLE BUT THEY SPENT TWO WEEKS STONEWALLING.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=TWO WEEKS STONEWALLING]


Bob Lee agrees.
As president and General Manager of WDBJ, he's heard from hundreds of viewers in the past two weeks unhappy with CBS.
Many call for Dan Rather's head.
[SOT 9:57:39]
[IN Q=I think he will]

((BOB LEE/WDBJ7 GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK HE WILL BE RESISTANT TO STEPPING DOWN. BUT I'D BE SURPRISED IF THERE ISN'T TREMENDOUS INTERNAL PRESSURE AT CBS NEWS FOR HIM TO GO OFF QUIETLY INTO THE SUNSET.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=INTO THE SUNSET]


Lee is in a unique position.
He's also the chairman of the CBS affiliates board and believes the network's mistake also hurts the credibility of all CBS stations including WDBJ.
[SOT 10:00:31]
[IN Q=This is not an]

((BOB LEE: THIS IS NOT AN INCIDENT THAT'S GOING TO GO AWAY QUICKLY AND NOT AN INCIDENT THAT IS GOING AWAY WITHOUT SOME FURTHER ANSWERS.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=further answers]


Answers that should come through an independent panel set up by CBS to review the incident.
[SOT 13:17:06]
[IN Q=It's very important]

((EDWARD WASSERMAN/JOURNALISM PROFESSOR: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO REALIZE NEWS ORGANIZATIONS MAKE MISTAKES ALL THE TIME AND WHAT DISTINGUISHES THE HONORABLE ONES FROM THE OTHERS IS THE DEGREE TO ADMIT THEIR MISTAKES AND FIX THEM AND CBS DID NOT COVER ITSELF WITH GLORY IN THIS SITUATION.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=IN THIS SITUATION]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME CBS AND OTHER NEWS ORGANIZATIONS HAVE BEEN IN TROUBLE. CNN HAD THE TAILWIND SCANDAL AND DATELINE HAD THE RIGGED GM REPORT. FOR 60 MINUTES, IT WAS THE BIGGEST ETHICAL MESS SINCE THE TOBACCO WHISTLEBLOWER STORY WHICH WAS MADE FAMOUS BY THE MOVIE "THE INSIDER." JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

[11Tornado-Flyover]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC59:28]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]
[ENG#=4]

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg is taking a closer look at last week's tornados.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Teams of meteorologists spent the weekend surveying the damage and taking pictures. Investigators have confirmed at least three twisters, but believe there may have been more.
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[SOT: 1:16:15:00 ]
[IN Q=We suspect]

((HENDRICUS LULOFS: WE SUSPECT BASED ON WHAT WE SAW ON OUR RADAR THAT THERE WERE NUMEROUS MORE TORNADO'S OUT THERE MAY HAVE TOUCHED DOWN IN WOODED LOCATIONS. NOT HAD A DIRECT IMPACT ON PEOPLE, NONETHELESS THERE WERE TORNADO'S.))
[SUPER=01-Hendricus Lulofs/National Weather Service;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=nonetheless there were tornados.]
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[VO-NAT]

A team will fly over the region in a State Police plane later today looking for signs of damage. The information will be used to make sure the warnings issued last Friday were correct and to preserve an accurate look at weather history.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Henry-Tornado]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
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[TAPE#=04-23 TC1:58:00]
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[ENG#=1]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]

Meanwhile, residents of Whitby Acres in Henry County- one of the areas hardest hit by Friday's storm- are still cleaning up. But what a difference a few days makes. Downed powerlines and trees have been removed from the road. Power, phone and cable service have been restored. Folks who were still cleaning up got a helping hand from inmates yesterday morning.
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[SOT@23:42:40.01]
[IN Q=It's been pretty hectic...]

((PAUL NICHOLS/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: IT'S BEEN PRETTY HECTIC ALL AROUND, BUT WE HAD PEOPLE PITCHING IN THROUGHOUT THE NEIGBHORHOOD. FRIENDS AND FAMILY COMING IN AND EVERYTHING ELSE- IT'S BEEN A LOT OF HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Nichols/Henry Co. Resident]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=... a lot of help.]
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[VO-NAT]

Across the street at CP-Films, employees returned to work while crews worked to stabilize and repair the roof of the building. Company officials say while some employees may be displaced from the offices, no one will lose their job. They expect to have repairs completed within the next two weeks.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates.
Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm MP.]

((KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE FED...THE FEDERAL RESERVE COULD TODAY RAISE ITS PRIME LENDING RATE A QUARTER PERCENT TO 1.75. AND
AND WATCH OUT FOR OIL PRICES ... CRUDE CLOSED MONDAY ABOVE 46 DOLLARS A BARELL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A MONTH.. THAT'S $46.35 TO BE EXACT. WHAT'S TO BLAME? THE THREAT OF MORE BAD WEATHER AND PRODUCTION FROM RUSSIA.
OIL WAS ONE ELEMENT WIEGHING HEAVY ON THE MARKET MONDAY... THE DOW CLOSED DOWN 79. THE NASDAQ DOWN 2.
ONE OF THE BIG STORIES FOR TODAY IS BIG TOBACCO... THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS SCHEDULED TO MAKE OPENING ARGUMENTS TODAY IN ITS CIVILRACKATEERING CASE. THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY FACES A POTENTIAL 280 BILLION DOLLAR JUDGEMENT WHICH COULD MEAN THE END OF THE LARGEST CIGARETTE MAKERS.
WALT DISNEY COMPANY EXECS MIGHT NOT BE WHISTLING WHILE THEY WORK TODAY. IT'S THE CONTINUATION OF YESTERDAYS BOARD MEETING WHICH ENTAILS AMONG THINGS, THE TOUGH TASK OF PICKING A SUCCESSOR FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE MICHAEL EISNER.
SO YOU WANTED PORTABLE HI TECH AND PALM ONE DELIVERED... PALM ONE ALSO PROFITED... THE COMPANY SAYS INCREASED DEMAND FOR HAND HELD COMPUTERS AND SMART PHONE PRODUCTS HELPED IT POST A PROFIT OF ALMOST 20-MILLION DOLLARS IN ITS FIRST QUARTER.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ONTO CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM... IN NY I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))
(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[Iraq]


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


A militant group in Iraq has threatened to execute another hostage unless the U- S meets its demands by today.
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[VO-NAT]


Kidnappers led by Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi released a video yesterday, showing the beheading of American construction worker, Eugene Armstrong.
The group is still holding Briton Kenneth Bigley and American Jack Hensley, whose wife has pleaded for their release.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The situation]

((PATTY HENSLEY/HOSTAGE'S WIFE:THE SITUATION THEY'RE IN RIGHT NOW THEY DIDN'T DESERVETHEY WERE THERE TO HELP. ))
[SUPER=01-Patty Hensley/Hostage's Wife;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=were there to help people.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsdale, MI;]


Friends and relatives held a candlelight vigil in Hillsdale, Michigan for Armstrong last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I came out to]

((CYNDI ARMSTRONG/HOSTAGE'S COUSIN: I CAME OUT TO REPRESENT THE FAMILY, AND TO JUST BE HERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Cyndi Armstrong/Family Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=just be here.]
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[VO-NAT]


The militant group has vowed to kill the remaining hostages unless all Muslim women are released from American military jails.
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[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC1:50:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


With the prospects for passenger rail service improving, former Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says the city should step up its efforts to bring passenger trains back to the Star City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/File Tape]


Recently, the Norfolk Southern Corporation said it considers passenger rail a business opportunity it's willing to consider. And Governor Warner said he supports the effort.
Yesterday, Former Roanoke Mayor David Bowers asked city council to reactivate the passenger rail committee he headed.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I don't expect]

((DAVID BOWERS: AND I DON'T EXPECT THE RAILROAD TO BE COMING THROUGH TOMORROW. IT MAY NOT COME THROUGH FOR A YEAR OR MORE, BUT WHEN THE RAILROAD GETS TO ROANOKE, WE IN ROANOKE OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE RAILROAD.))
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/Former Rail Committee Chairman]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=ought to be prepared for the railroad.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Bowers says the committee could organize citizens and demonstrate to the railroad and the state that there is substantial support for passenger rail service in western Virginia.

[11Parents-Toolkits]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:14:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


A new, free product is helping take the fear out of being a first-time parent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Lynchburg Free Clinic yesterday unveiled a "Parenting Toolkit" being made available to parents-to-be across the state.
The kit contains information on child health, safety, nutrition and development.
It's the brainchild of Governor Mark Warner who asked various state agencies to pool their resources to create the kit.
It's available in both English and Spanish.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[Burrow]


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


Opening statements are scheduled today in the second fraud trial of former D-Day Memorial Director Richard Burrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/September 17]

The 57-year-old faces ten fraud charges in federal court in Charlottesville.
Burrow is accused of lying about the success of his efforts to raise money for the 25 million dollar memorial in Bedford. His first trial ended in a hung jury in December 2002. Burrow also will face trial on perjury charges at a later date.
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[11Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Still no word on the identity of a body found after a fire in Danville.
Police say the badly burned body was found inside a home on Dula Street just before 2:30 yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters say initial calls indicated an elderly woman was trapped inside the house, but so far police have not been able to identify the body.

[Business-News]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=none]




In business news, Federal Reserve policy makers meet today for another look at interest rates. Economists generally expect the Federal Open Market Committee to raise short-term rates another quarter of a percentage point to keep inflation at bay.
That would be the third quarter point increase this year. Now here's a look at your local stocks.
[KIM TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [TRIGGER]

[2-Iraq]


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


Iraqi militants say they'll kill another hostage unless the U-S meets their demands.
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[VO-NAT]


Kidnappers led by Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi released a video yesterday, showing the beheading of American construction worker, Eugene Armstrong.
The group is still holding Briton Kenneth Bigley and American Jack Hensley, whose wife has pleaded for their release.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The situation]

((PATTY HENSLEY/HOSTAGE'S WIFE:THE SITUATION THEY'RE IN RIGHT NOW THEY DIDN'T DESERVETHEY WERE THERE TO HELP. ))
[SUPER=01-Patty Hensley/Hostage's Wife;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=were there to help people.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsdale, MI;]


Friends and relatives held a candlelight vigil in Hillsdale, Michigan for Armstrong last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I came out to]

((CYNDI ARMSTRONG/HOSTAGE'S COUSIN: I CAME OUT TO REPRESENT THE FAMILY, AND TO JUST BE HERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Cyndi Armstrong/Family Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=just be here.]
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[VO-NAT]


The militant group has vowed to kill the remaining hostages unless all Muslim women are released from American military jails.
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[6-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC1:49:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The First Street Bridge and the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium have been renamed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, City Council confirmed an earlier decision to name the First Street Bridge in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King. The decision still depends on approval by the King Center in Atlanta.
The effort to honor King has generated controversy for several years, and it provoked more criticism yesterday.
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[SOT 34:07]
[IN Q=And surely it is true]

((EVELYN BETHEL/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: AND SURELY IT IS TRUE THAT YOU CANNOT PLEASE EVERYBODY ALL OF THE TIME, BUT THE PROCEDURE USED TO DO THIS WAS SO MUCH OUT OF CHARACTER AND THAT IS WHAT IS CAUSING DISCUSSION AND DISSENT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Bethel/Gainsboro Resident;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=within the community.]
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[VO-NAT]


City Council also approved a name change for the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium. The facility is set to re-open soon following renovations. It will now be known as the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre.
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[Winner]


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[ENG#=D1]



[SUPER=45-Shireen Merritt/Troutville]

[COMM]



[11New-Library]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC 52:51]
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[ENG#=2]

Franklin County's new library opened yesterday in the old Peebles Department store in Rocky Mount.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

Officials say the building is about twice the size of the old one -- making room for about 12-more computers, a new story-hour room, and three meeting rooms. The two-million dollar project is about four years in the making. Construction alone took a year. Officials say they still have a little more work to do before the official grand opening celebration next month.
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