03/24/05

AM Cutins


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


Membreno sitting in for Kimberly
McBroom.

Clouds to start your day, but sun
is on the way.

Leo has the details in weather.
In the news...
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GRAPHIC=Hold A restaraunt worker in Danville


did three thousand dollars in damage to
their vehicle escaping from a robber
last night.

Police say the employee was
leaving The Mayflower Restaraunt
shortly after ten when the suspect
approached with a gun and demanded
money.

After taking the money, the
suspect demanded the employee out of
the vehicle and back inside the store.


That's when the employee put the
car in reverse and sped into a concrete
pole.

The suspect escaped on foot.

TAKE FS GFX

Anyone with information about
this incident is asked to call Danville
Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000.

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GRAPHIC=None A new road running through


Fincastle has hopes up for some
residents, while others think it may be
a bad idea.

VO-NAT VO-NAT
ENG#=1




*CG locator Fincastle

The proposed Fincastle Bypass
would run from near the intersection of
Springwood and Poor Farm Roads to route
220, just north of the town.

In all, the bypass would run
about eight-tenths of a mile.

But some business owners and
their employees have mixed emotions
about the plan.

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INQ=You wouldn't see..




*CG 2line Connie Skibinski
Fincastle Drug Store
:00


*CG 2line Dee Tribbett
Courthouse Cafe CONNIE SKIBINSKI, FINCASTLE DRUG STORE: :10 YOU WOULDN'T SEE SCHOOL BUSES PASSING

CARS IN THE EVENINGS, YOU DON'T HAVE
TRACTOR TRAILERS TRYING TO MAKE THE
TURNS AND WHAT NOT. SO OVERALL COULD
BE A GOOD DECISION.

DEE TRIBBETT, COURTHOUSE CAFE: IF
THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD A BYPASS ITS
GOING TO TOTALLY DEADEN THIS TOWN.
IT'S GOING TO CUT MAJOR TRAFFIC OFF,
PREDOMINANTLY WE WORK OFF CITIZENS HERE
AND THE WORD OF MOUTH, BUT IT'D BE NICE
IF THE WORD OF MOUTH SPREAD UP AND DOWN
THE HIGHWAY.

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People can make suggestions - at
a meeting next Tuesday, March 29th at
Central Academy from four until six.

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GRAPHIC=Cingular/Suncom Some cell phone customers say


they're getting put on hold since the
transition from SunCom to Cingular.

VO-NAT VO-NAT
ENG#=2





*CG locator Roanoke

The lines outside this new store
on Valley View Boulevard were down the
sidewalk with customers who'd shown up
to get their new Cingular phone.

But when they arrived, they found
out the stores didn't have the new ones
in stock.

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INQ="Very frustrated...




*CG 2line Joyce Wooden
Unhappy Customer JOYCE WOODEN "VERY FRUSTRATED. I'VE
BEEN OUT HERE FIVE DIFFERENT TIMES,
TRYING TO GET A NEW PHONE AND EACH TIME
I AM TOLD THEY DON'T HAVE SIM CARDS AND
DON'T HAVE THE PHONES. SO IT'S JUST
BACK AND FORTH AND AROUND AND AROUND
AND YOU'RE NOT GETTTING ANYWHERE WITH
THEM.

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A Cingular spokesperson told News
7 the company is experiencing an
equipment shortage.

But to fix the problem...Cingular

is shipping more phones to all of its
stores each day.

SunCom customers who have GSM
phones have until June first to switch
their phone.

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


Membreno. Meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner has your weekend outlook
coming up in weather. First here's the
news
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GRAPHIC=Fire Authorities say no one was


injured during a fire at the Riverside
Shopping Centre in Danville early this
morning.

Crews had a small fire in one end
of the building under control in about
15 minutes.

Fire walls protected most of
building.



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GRAPHIC=HOLD Roanoke County residents turned


out last night as a Missouri developer
discussed his plans for Virginia's
Explore Park.

Larry Vander Maten has negotiated
a lease that could lead to a
multi-million dollar development.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



ENG#=1 With few specifics on the table,


there are still more questions than
answers, but Larry Vander Maten made
the case for a family oriented vacation
resort.

Citizens raised a range of
concerns about potential changes --
from the impact of traffic, to
provisions of the 50- year- lease.

Most expressed mixed emotions and
hope any change is positive for the
park and community.

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INQ=A LITTLE SUSPICIOUS




*CG 2line Jim Baldwin

Explore Park Neighbor


*CG 2line Michael Roop
Mt. Pleasant Resident JIM BALDWIN/EXPLORE PARK NEIGHBOR: A
LITTLE SUSPICIOUS, BECAUSE OF THE WAY
THIS HAS BEEN HANDLED IN SOME SECRECY,
BUT LOOKING AT IT THAT IT DOES HAVE
SOME POSITIVE GOOD POTENTIALS, BECAUSE
THE PARK DOES NEED AN INFUSION OF
MONEY.

MICHAEL ROOP/MT. PLEASANT RESIDENT:
THIS GUY IS SERIOUS HE'S PUTTING HIS
MONEY UP. HE SEEMS LIKE HE'S
WELL-GROUNDED. I'M CAUTIOUSLY
OPTIMISTIC.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Members of the Explore Board will


vote on approving the proposed
agreement when they meet tonight.

But the ultimate decision rests
with the Virginia Recreational
Facilities Authority.

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GRAPHIC=MARCUS VICK The Virginia Tech Hokies started
ENG#=2 spring football practice yesterday --


and on the field was none other than
Marcus Vick.

After the first workout of the
new year, Vick also opened up, speaking
to members of the media for the first
time since his much publicized troubles
with the law last year.

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INQ=YOU KNOW... ((:))




*CG 2line Marcus Vick
Returns To Virginia Tech Football Team
:00


*CG 2line Frank Beamer
19th Season at Virginia Tech
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GRAPHIC=HOLD VICK Vick will start this spring THIRD


on the depth chart.
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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen


Membreno.

Improving weather is on the way.
Leo as the details in forecast.

First here's a look at the news.
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GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium Some members of the citizen's


committee exploring the future of
Victory Stadium -- now recommend
tearing the structure down.

VO-NAT VO-NAT
ENG#=1




*CG locator Roanoke
March 10 The city was forced to padlock
the gates after engineers said the
brick facade is dangerous.

It'll cost 843 thousand dollars
to fix that.

The report says the seating is
showing advanced deterioration, but
other parts are in good shape.


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INQ=WE FOUND THE




*CG 2line Brad Ehrhardt
Consulting Engineer BRAD ENRHARDT/CONSULTING ENGINEER: WE
FOUND THE MAIN STRUCTURE FRAME THE
REGULAR BEAMS AND THE MAIN STRUCTURE TO
BE IN GOOD CONDITION.

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The enigeers say it will cost
more than 4 and a half million dollars
to make repairs to Victory Stadium.

That doesn't include upgrades to
bathrooms and handicapped accesibility.

Now two committee members say
it'll cost too much to renovate.

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INQ=IT MADE ME BELIEVE




*CG 2line Jan Wilkins
Citizen's Committee Member JAN WILKINS/COMMITTEE MEMBER: IT MADE
ME BELIEVE THAT THE STADIUM CANNOT BE
SAVED. IT WOULD JUST BE ECONOMICLY
IRRESONSIBLE AND I AM ONE OF THE LAST
PEOPLE TO SAY THAT BECAUSE I'VE ALWAYS
HELD OUT HOPE THAT WE COULD RESTORE AND

MAKE IT COME ALIVE AGAIN.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD The committee's work is almost


done.

Members will meet in two weeks to
discuss their options -- they'll make a
vote on April 20th.

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GRAPHIC=Skate Fight About thirty people met last


night to discuss how police acted when
they responded to fights at a Roanoke
County roller skating rink.

VO-NAT VO-NAT
ENG#=2




*CG locator Roanoke Co.
Saturday On Saturday, about 600 people
attended a party at the Star City Skate
and Play rink when several fights broke
out.


Some believe police used
excessive force to break up the
disturbance.

However, they do admit plenty of
people are to blame for what happened.

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*CG 2line Jackie Brookins
Parent JACKIE BROOKINS/PARENT: IF WE AS
PARENTS CAN OWN UP TO THE FIGHT
100-PERCENT THE CHILDREN WERE WRONG,
THOSE WHO WERE IN THAT FIGHT WERE
100-PERCENT WRONG. BUT THE OWNER OR
THE PROMOTER AND THE SKATING RINK NEEDS
TO OWN UP THEIR OWN DOING, THE POLICE
DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO OWN TO THEIR WRONG
DOING.

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Brookins says the group is
considering holding a march against the
police department.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD A Roanoke City Police


spokesperson says as of five o'clock
Wednesday night no one had filed an

official complaint.

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GRAPHIC=None Governor Warner signed into law


yesterday legislation to improve care
at Virginia's assisted living
facilities.

VO-NAT VO-NAT
ENG#=3




*CG file File Tape

The law requires administrators
to be licensed and medication aides
registered by the Board of Nursing.

It also increases inspection
penalties from five- hundred to ten-
thousand dollars.

The screening process for
residents with mental care needs will
also be improved.

To enforce the new regulations,
the governor's budget provides funding
for 11- new positions at the Department
of Social Services.


Virginia is home to more than 650
assisted living facilities.

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