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7City-Council

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TAPE#95-78
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Hundreds of thousands of black men return home today after spending a day of reflection and atonement at the Million Man March.
The event prompted an emotional response from one local resident-- who says racism is STILL very much alive.
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SOT 3:34:41
IN Q=America in the

((EVELYN BETHEL/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: AMERICA IS THE LAND OF THE FREE FOR THOSE WHO ARE OF A DIFFERENT COMPLEXION. LET'S BRING IT DOWN TO OUR DAILY LIVES AND REPRESENT ALL OF THE PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Evelyn Bethel/Gainsboro Resident;
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Bethel spoke out at yesterday's Roanoke City Council meeting.
The march also prompted Mayor Bowers to criticize ALL forms of discrimination.
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SOT 3:21:37
IN Q=I don't think

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY QUESTION THAT ROANOKE IS RESOLVED TO RESPECT ALL INDIVIDUALS OF ANY RACE, OF ANY SEX, OF ANY CREED, OF ANY COLOR. ))
SUPER=01-David Bowers/Roanoke Mayor;
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Bowers suggested the city manager re- activate the community relations task force to address racial concerns.
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7Campaign-Spending


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TAPE# 95-77
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In the race for campaign dollars in the General Assembly contest the the latest campaign finance reports show Republican legislative candidates with a 225-thousand-dollar edge over Democrats.
Candidates in the Roanoke Valley continue to raise money at a RECORD pace.
Five of the candidates have raised MORE than 100- thousand dollars, and ONE of them is closing in on 200- thousand.
Joe Dashiell has the numbers.
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(( According to the latest campaign finance reports, State Senator Brandon Bell has built the biggest bankroll... more than 175- thousand dollars so far.
Democratic challenger John Edwards picked up more than 20- thousand dollars during the latest reporting period, but Roanoke's vice mayor still trails the incumbent by almost 100- thousand dollars.
Republican house candidate Trixie Averill and Democratic delegate Dick Cranwell are running the most expensive race in the Valley.
Cranwell has raised more than 68- thousand dollars since the last report, and the two have now collected more than 300- thousand dollars between them.
Roanoke Republican Newell Falkinburg isn't far behind.
He has raised almost 140- thousand in his bid to replace Chip Woodrum in the House of Delegates.
But Woodrum is closing the gap. His contributions now total more than 119- thousand dollars.
The numbers are certain to increase substantially before election day. The latest figures document fundraising through the end of September.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
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In the Valley's other contested race, democratic delegate Vic Thomas has raised more than 50- thousand dollars.
The report of his republican challenger, Jeff Artis, was not available.

7Medicaid


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Those watching the debate over Medicaid and Medicare reform caution Governors crying about federal control to be careful what they ask for.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Virginia Commonwealth University analyst Bob Hurley says Governor Allen can expect to take over the programs, without enough money.
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IN Q=Will we be

((WILL WE BE BETTER OFF ONCE THAT HAS COME TO THEM? IT'S VERY HARD TO TELL. AND I THINK... THE AMOUNT OF VARIATION, THE EXTENT TO WHICH STATES WILL DEVIATE FROM THE WAY THEY'VE BEEN DOING THINGS IN THE PAST UNDER A FEDERAL PROGRAM IS CAUSE FOR SOME CONCERN.))
SUPER=01-Bob Hurley/VCU Health Policy Expert;
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Hurley says he's surprised that Medicaid and Medicare reform has NOT been a bigger issue in the General Assembly campaigns.
He says lawmakers will have to decide very soon how much help they want to give the elderly with nursing home and medical care.

7weather


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Taking a look at weather, it's going to be a sunny day with highs in the mid 60s.
Skies will be clear.
It's going to be cold tonight. Expect the temperatures to fall into the 30s.

55Hannaford


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TAPE#95-88
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A major supermarket chain is expected to open in Danville, bringing 150 new jobs.
Theresa Hamilton reports.
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((The company in question is Hannaford Brothers of Maine.
After months of negotiations, company officials have finalized plans to build a 54- thousand square foot Food and Drug Superstore adjacent to Piedmont Mall.
The Company purchased the eleven acre site, behind Rock O'la Cafe.
Danville's Vice Mayor says a move like this often has a multiplying affect.
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((E. LINWOOD WRIGHT/DANVILLE VICE MAYOR: IT'S HARD TO PUT A NUMBER ON IT BUT HOPEFULLY IF THIS IS AN ATTRACTIVE RETAILER , AN UNUSUAL RETAILER, IT WILL BRING NEW CUSTOMERS INTO THE CITY AND MAYBE EVEN MAKE FOLKS WHO LIVE IN THE CITY TO SPEND A LITTLE MORE MONEY. ))
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Hannaford Brothers is a Fortune 500- company that's making its mark in Virginia and North Carolina.
The company recently acquired nine grocery stores in the Richmond area.
Hannaford is perhaps best known for high quality seafood, meats and produce-- that's often purchased from local farmers. take su
Hannaford began as a fruit and vegetable shop in Portland, Maine back in 1883. Today the company has grown to include at least 118- stores along the East Coast. end su
Hannaford hopes to open by next fall. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))

55Klockner


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More jobs are also expected in Wythe County, now that a plastic film maker will be doubling its work force.
Klockner Pentaplast is building an addition at its Rural Retreat plant.
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Construction should begin sometime next year.
The company expects to hire up to 100 new workers over the next several years.
Klockner had hoped to start on the addition months ago, but only recently reached an agreement with Wythe County on tool and machinery taxes.
The county lowered the rate so Klockner will not pay a dis-proportionate share once it brings in 20 million dollars of new machinery and equipment.
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55Continental


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#95-84
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Another major airline will be flying in and out of Roanoke.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Continental Express, whose parent company is Continental Airlines, will take off from Roanoke starting January eighth.
Four non- stop- flights between the Star City and Newark, New Jersey will be offered, giving Southwest Virginians a few more options when it comes to air-travel.
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((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT GETTING THE FIFTH NEW CARRIER. IT CERTAINLY MEANS ADDITIONAL COMPETITION IN THE MARKETPLACE, BETTER BALANCE OF SERVICE AND THE ADDITION OF YET ANOTHER AIRLINE HUB-- WHICH MEANS EVEN MORE CONNECTING POSSIBILITIES AND BETTER SERVICE OUT OF ROANOKE. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport;
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But the airline didn't focus solely on Roanoke.
Starting in December, Continental will offer non- stop van service from Danville to Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro.
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55Film-Festival


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Actors Treat Williams and Ruben Blades are now on the list of stars who will appear next week at the Virginia Festival of American Film.
Williams starred in ``Prince of the City.''
Blades is best known for his role in ``The Milagro Beanfield War.''
Williams will help introduce the premiere of a 30-minute short film.
And Blades will introduce his new film, a thriller set at the Mexican-American border.
This is the eighth year of the film festival.
It opens next Thursday and runs four days.

55weather


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Taking a look at weather, it's going to be a sunny day with highs in the mid 60s.
Skies will be clear.
It's going to be cold tonight. Expect the temperatures to fall into the 30s.

8Train-ax


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TAPE# 95-83
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Two people escaped serious injury after the truck they were riding in collided with a train.
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SUPER=03-Elliston/Yesterday;


It happened yesterday afternoon in Elliston.
The conductor told police the truck's driver, Tommy Lee Wheeler of Elliston, was apparently NOT paying attention.
The conductor says he blew the whistle, but Wheeler did NOT heed his warning.
The train struck the side of the truck bed. Wheeler told police he NEVER saw the train.
Wheeler and his passenger, Brenda Dowdy of Blacksburg, were both taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital where they were treated and released.
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8Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-78
GRAPHIC=Million Man March


Washington authorities say the Million Man March drew about 400-thousand black men -- the fourth biggest demonstration in the capital's history.
Many participants say they believe the event will lead to better understanding between blacks and whites.
But one local African American leader, Evelyn Bethal, says racism is STILL very much alive.
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SOT 3:34:41
IN Q=America in the

((EVELYN BETHEL/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: AMERICA IS THE LAND OF THE FREE FOR THOSE WHO ARE OF A DIFFERENT COMPLEXION. LET'S BRING IT DOWN TO OUR DAILY LIVES AND REPRESENT ALL OF THE PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Evelyn Bethel/Gainsboro Resident;
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OUT Q=all of the people
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Bethel spoke out at yesterday's Roanoke City Council meeting.
The march also prompted Mayor Bowers to criticize ALL forms of discrimination.
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SOT 3:21:37
IN Q=I don't think

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY QUESTION THAT ROANOKE IS RESOLVED TO RESPECT ALL INDIVIDUALS OF ANY RACE, OF ANY SEX, OF ANY CREED, OF ANY COLOR. ))
SUPER=01-David Bowers/Roanoke Mayor;
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OUT Q=of any color
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Bowers suggested the city manager re- activate the community relations task force to address racial concerns.
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8L'burg-Dems


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#95-86
GRAPHIC=Campaign '95


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says taking on the Republicans is a tough challenge. He says it feels a little like David versus Goliath.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


Beyer's remarks came at last night's opening of the Democratic headquarters in downtown Lynchburg.
General Assembly candidates Gil Cobbs, Barbara Coleman and Joyce Glaise
(glaze) were on hand.


Beyer says this fall's elections are a referendum on what he calls Governor George Allen's "radical agenda".
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SOT 18:27:39
IN Q=What we got

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WHAT WE GOT WAS THIS VERY IDEOLOGICAL REVOLUTION TRYING TO COME TO VIRGINIA. I DON'T THINK THE VIRGINIA PEOPLE WANTED IT AT ALL, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REJECTED IT EMPHATICALLY LAST YEAR, BUT IF THE GOVERNOR GETS PEOPLE THAT ARE COMPLETELY LOYAL TO HIM, HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS.))
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Beyer says Republicans can outspend but will never outwork the Democrats in this election.
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8Greenbacker


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TAPE#95-85
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In the race for Halifax County Commonwealth's attorney the incumbent may have violated a state code.
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John Greenbacker admits he used the seal on a letter sent to local voters.
Officials with the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office say it's considered misconduct to do so for non- governmental reasons.
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Deputy Secretary Georgia Root hasn't seen the letter, but says once she does she'll notify Greenbacker by letter.
Repeat offenders could be fined or sentenced to jail.
Greenbacker says he's not entirely convinced the reproduction violated the statute.
But he says he won't use it again in his campaign.


8weather


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Taking a look at weather, it's going to be a sunny day with highs in the mid 60s.
Skies will be clear tonight with lows ranging from 38 to 42 degrees.
Tomorrow will be a little warmer with afternoon temperatures in the 70s. and lows in the 40s. Dry conditions are expected through Saturday with weekend highs in the 60s