03/11/05

AM Cutins



Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen
Membreno sitting in for Kimberly
McBroom...there's a chance of rain.

Leo has the details coming up....


GRAPHIC=School Info 4088 But first we have a school anouncement.

TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS

Highland County schools are
running two hours late this morning.

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GRAPHIC=TDX Supporters of passenger rail


lines say a few lines in the state
budge could bring life to the rails in
southwest Virginia.

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ENG#=1




*CG locator Roanoke
1978 Communities in western Virginia
have been working to restore passenger
service that ended in the late 70s.

While the budget doesn't specify
any funding for the TransDominion
Express, it encourages state officials
to develop a pilot project from Bristol
to Richmond.

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*CG 2line Barbara Hartley

TransDominion Express BARBARA HARTLEY/TRANSDOMINION EXPRESS:
ONCE YOU CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT IT CAN BE
DONE, EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT DOING IT AS
RAPIDLY AS YOU LIKE, PEOPLE AT LEAST
SEE THAT IT'S MORE THAN A CONCEPT. IT'S
A REALITY, AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE
IT EXPANDED UPON AND COMPLETED.

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OQ=expanded upon and completed.




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Graphic=None Other transportation projects may


be in line for FEDERAL funds.

Sixth District Congressman Bob
Goodlatte says the House has approved
money for I-81safety improvements, I-73
engineering and right of way, bridge
improvements in Salem, money for local
museums, and funding for a new
intermodal freight facility in Roanoke.

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GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern The proposed "truck to rail"


terminal in Roanoke has officials at

Norfolk Southern excited.

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ENG#=2 The facility would take trucks


off Interstate 81 and put them on
trains.

That's just one of the projects
the company's proposing since the state
appropriated 23- million dollars for
rail enhancements.

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*CG 2line Bruce Wingo
Norfolk Southern Vice President BRUCE WINGO/NORFOLK SOUTHERN VICE
PRESIDENT: IT COULD BE USEFUL TO THE
INDUSTRIES AND SHIPPERS IN THE ROANOKE,
LYNCHBURG, COVINGTON, EVEN NEW RIVER
VALLEY AREA.

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When truck containers are double
stacked on rail cars they're too tall
for older tunnels.

Norfolk Southern wants to improve
clearances in western Virginia through
Ohio- allowing a more direct route to
the midwest.


State money becomes available
July First.

As part of the public- private-
partnership, rail companies will have
to match at least 30- percent of the
amount awarded.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Drivers stranded on major roads


in the Roanoke Valley will soon get
more help.

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ENG#=3




*CG file 2001

V-Dot is restoring its Safety
Service Patrol.

The program was cut in half the
past two years due to state budget
shortfalls.

It's designed to help get broken
down vehicles and their drivers off the
road as soon as possible, cutting down
on traffic jams.

Once additional staff is hired,
eight people will patrol Interstates 81

and 581, along with Route 220.

They'll be out during peak travel
times Thursday through Monday.

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen


Membreno.

Rain could make an appearance
today, Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend
forecast after the news.


GRAPHIC=School Info 4088 But first we have a school anouncement.

TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS

Highland County schools are
running two hours late this morning.

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GRAPHIC=MURDER INVESTIGATION A man wanted by police in Radford


for a fatal drug robbery has turned
himself in.
GRAPHIC RONAL PARRIS GRAPHIC RONAL PARRIS

21 year old Ronal Ron-nell Avery
Parris was indicted by a grand jury
this week on nine charges including
accessory to first degree murder.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Radford
May Police say Parris was the getaway
driver in last May's robbery and murder
in this apartment building on Downey
Street.

Prosecutors say Parris hid the
murder weapon and, on several
occasions, lied to police.

He's being held at the New River
Valley Regional Jail without bond.

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GRAPHIC=None Explore Park could see big


changes soon.

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ENG#=2




*CG file File Tape

A non profit corporation called
Virginia Living Histories is
negotiating to take over the park's
management and development.

The board that currently oversees
Explore Park says it could be three to
six months before a contract is
officially ironed out.

Board chairman Fred Anderson says
there will be time for public input
before any decision is made.

I f approved, Virginia Living
Histories would do a 100-thousand
dollar feasibility study in hopes of
bringing a hotel, additional
restaurants, retail shops, and an
amphitheater to the park.

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GRAPHIC=None






EVENT=Education7 Banner





Students at a charter school in
Roanoke will rejoin their peers at the
city's two high schools next year.

In this Education Seven
report, the charter school is being
closed.

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ENG#=3




*CG locator Roanoke

Officials made the announcement
at the Blue Ridge Technical Academy
yesterday.

Roanoke School Board members did
*not* budget the charter school into
the 2005--2006 school year.

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INQ=Now that we




*CG 2line Dorris Ennis
Acting Roanoke Superintendent DORRIS ENNIS:NOW THAT WE HAVE SOME
OTHER BUDGET PRIORITIES AS MANDATED BY
THE STATE, WE JUST HAVE BEEN FORCED TO
MAKE SOME DECISIONS AND WE ARE TRYING
TO ACCOMMODATE INSTRUCTIONALLY FOR ALL
OF OUR STUDENTS.


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OQ=of our students.





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Ennis says nothing will change
for the academy's students except the
location of their classrooms.

Ennis believes the move may turn
out to be positive in the long run
because of the social interaction that
students at the academy miss out on at
the Higher Education Center.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Dave "Mudcat" Saunders is hoping


to add "best-selling author" to his
resume.

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ENG#=4




*CG file File Tape

The Roanoke political strategist
and his business partner, Steve

Jarding, have signed a book deal with
Simon and Schuster.

Saunders wrote the lyrics to Mark
Warner's bluegrass campaign song, and
he and Jarding are known as the
architects of Warner's rural campaign
strategy.

Saunders came up with the title,
"Foxes in the Henhouse."

The book and a companion CD are
due out in the spring of 2006.

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen


Membreno.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your
weekend forecast in just a few minutes.


GRAPHIC=School Info 4088 But first we have a school anouncement.

TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS

Highland County schools are
running two hours late this morning.

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GRAPHIC=VICTORY STADIUM Now that Victory Stadium is


padlocked and closed to the public, the
Roanoke school system is looking for a
place to play sports this spring.

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ENG#=1




*CG locator Roanoke

The Roanoke Parks and Recreation
department locked Victory Stadium
yesterday, after an engineering report
said the structure's brickwork is
unsafe.

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INQ=Positive thing is if... @57:57.00 ish



BEV FITZPATRICK, ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL
MEMBER: POSITIVE THING -IS IF WE FEEL
LIKE THERE'S A DANGER - ONE BRICK
FALLING OFF COULD KILL SOMEBODY,, THEN
WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO TAKE ANY
CHANCES.

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(video from 11)

Not taking chances is a theme
being repeated by officials with
Roanoke City Schools.

They've decied to move all of
this spring's sports to another place.

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INQ=It's liability involved DORIS ENNIS/ACTING SUPERINTENDENT:


IT'S A LIABILITY INVOLVED AND THERE'S
ALSO THE SITUATION OF INVITING YOUR
VISITING TEAM, AS SPECTATORS YOU DON'T
WANT TO TAKE A RISK WITH YOUR OWN SO
YOU CERTAINLY WOULDN'T WANT TO TAKE A
RISK AND INVITING SOMEONE ELSE.

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So the school system has
decided to play all soccer and lacrosse
games at River's Edge Sports Complex.

If there's not a place to play by
the fall, football season will be
played on the road, or another venue in
the Roanoke Valley.
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ENG#=2




*CG locator Roanoke

Roanoke city council members
aren't admitting defeat.

While news out of the citizen
committee may seem negative, one
council member says it helps council
focus on its ultimate goal.

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*CG 2line Sherman Lea
Roanoke City Council SHERMAN LEA, ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL
MEMBER: I'M PLEASED THUS FAR THE
COMMITTEE YESTERDAY TOOK STEPS TO
ELIMINATE OPTIONS THAT WERE THERE- THE
HIGH SCHOOL FIELDS AND THE ORANGE
AVENUE SITE, SO NOW OUR FOCUS IS TRULY
ON VICTORY STADIUM.

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OQ=.. on Victory Stadium.





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The facade may be in danger of
crumbling, but engineers believe the
concrete frame underneath is intact.

The final engineering report is
due to be released at the end of the
month.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD Other groups are waiting to hear


from the city before they make any
decisions to move their events out of
Victory Stadium.

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*CG locator Roanoke
File Tape The First Baptist church Easter
egg hunt, the Cancer Society's relay
for life, and of course high school
football in the fall, all use Victory
Stadium.

Despite the report of unsafe
brick work, groups aren't planning to
move their events to new locations...at
the moment.

Organizers say they're waiting

for final word from city officials,
before they make any plans to relocate.
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