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7Train-Crash

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TAPE# 95-100
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Bedford County authorities are looking for the driver of car involved in an accident with a train last night.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night


It happened at about 11:30, near the main entrance to the Georgia Pacific paper mill near Big Island.
A C-S-X freight train was headed east when it collided with this four- door Chevrolet, pushing it several hundred yards down the track.
Police say the driver of the car was nowhere to be found when they arrived on the scene.
The car is owned by the National Car Rental agency.
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7John-Metzger


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The Chairman of the commonwealth's parole board may be facing criminal misconduct charges.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/February 1994;


The Governor appointed former Roanoke U-S Marshall John Metzger to head his tough new parole board in February of 1994.
Public Safety Secretary Jerry Kilgore tells NEWS-7 that he'll release some details of an internal audit into the conduct of the entire board today.
SUPER=@file;


The most serious of those allegations involves the possible back-dating of warrants to arrest parolees for parole violations AFTER their parole periods had expired.
But a source within the Administration says other allegations specifically about Metzger include sexual and racial harassment directed at other parole board members.
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John Metzger could NOT be reached for comment.

7Smart-Road


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TAPE#95-102
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The debate over the Smart Highway continued last night in Montgomery County.
Opponents of the highway predict it will be an economic boon.
Those against it says its money down the drain.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
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SUPER=01-Dan Fleming/Smart Road Opponent; :00
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Night; :12
SUPER=01-Mike Scanlon/New River Valley Greens; :29
SUPER=01-Keith Furr/Smart Road Supporter; :46
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(( ((DAN FLEMING/SMART ROAD OPPONENT: THIS IS CLASSIC CORPORATE WELFARE. CLASSIC CORPORATE WELFARE. SO FOR A FEW DOLLARS FOR TECH, WE'RE SUPPOSED TO SELL OUT FOR CORPORATE WELFARE. ))
Many New River Valley residents feel their own welfare is getting run over to make room for the Smart Road.
Several local environmental groups have filed suit against the Virginia Department of Transportation-- saying it hasn't allowed enough public input on the project. ((MIKE SCANLON/NEW RIVER VALLEY GREENS: THEY SHOULD HAVE TAKEN IT THROUGH THE PUBLIC PROCESS. THEY SHOULD HAVE PUT OUT A SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, AND PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE CHANCE TO SPEAK, LIKE TONIGHT. HOWEVER, THEY DIDN'T. THEY'VE TRIED TO CIRCUMVENT THE PUBLIC PROCESS-- AND THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASON'S WE'RE TAKING THEM TO COURT. ))
Other opponents of the Blacksburg to Roanoke link say it's a waste of money.
But supporters say its boost for economic development will make it financially smart. ((KEITH FURR/SMART ROAD SUPPORTER: WE HAVE A LOT OF AMENITIES HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY-- PAID FOR BY TAXES. UNLESS WE HAVE JOBS, UNLESS WE HAVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, WE WON'T BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THESE GOOD LIBRARIES-- WE WON'T BE ABLE TO PAY FOR A LOT OF THINGS. ))
The Smart Road hasn't gotten the green light yet.
The county board of supervisors is expected to vote on the issue at its next meeting November 20th.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Christiansburg.))

7Highway-Bill


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TAPE#95-95
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Funding for the smart road is included in Senator John Warner's national highway bill.
Congress has agreed on a final version of the measure and now it goes to the President.
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The bill also paves the way for I-73, which will stretch from Michigan to South Carolina, by way of Virginia.
The road will go through the New River Valley, the Roanoke Valley and the Martinsville-Henry County area.
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((SENATOR JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: THIS HAS BEEN A MAJOR STRUGGLE IN THE SENATE, BUT TO AT LONG LAST GET THIS 73 CORRIDOR, THIS CORRIDOR IS SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE ROANOKE IS BECOMING A MAJOR INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER IN OUR STATE.))
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Virginia's share of the highway funding is 150- million dollars.
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7weather


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The bad weather earlier this week is still affecting a few school districts.
Pocohonats and Greenbiar County schools will be delayed two hours this morning.
And Mount Rogers School in Grayson County is closed today.
Taking a look a today's forecast. It's going to be sunny with highs in the the 40s.

55Saudi-Bombing


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NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-88
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Monday's bombing of a military building in Saudi Arabia hits home to Southwest Virginia.
Families of three victims are trying to come to grips with the attack.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=03-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; :00
SUPER=01-Harold Lambert/Georgetta Combs' Father; :20
SUPER=01-Lorie Lambert/Georgetta Combs' Mother; :35
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SUPER=01-Rubye Cockerham/W.L. Combs' Sister; :57
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(( The blast ripped through a headquarters building for a U.S. Army program to help modernize the Saudi National Guard.
Galax native and former school board member W.L. Combs, Junior, a contract purchasing agent, was among the five Americans killed.
His wife Georgetta was a secretary in the same building and sustained serious injuries.
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((HAROLD LAMBERT/GEORGETTA COMBS' FATHER: SHE'S GOT A FRACTURED SKULL AND A BROKEN ARM, NOW WE DON'T KNOW WHICH ARM IT WAS, AND A COLLAR BONE AND A RIB BROKE. ))
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((LORIE LAMBERT/GEORGETTA COMBS' MOTHER: HE'S ALWAYS SO GOOD TO US. AND SEE GEORGETTA'S THE ONLY CHILD I HAVE, SO IT'S JUST BAD ALL THE WAY AROUND. AND OF COURSE I'M SURE HIS FAMILY'S KILLED TOO BECAUSE HE WAS THE ONLY BOY.))
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W.L.'s sister was looking forward to the couple's homecoming to Galax for Christmas.
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((RUBYE COCKERHAM/W.L. COMBS' SISTER: WE SAW IT ON TELEVISION WHEN IT FIRST HAPPENED, YOU KNOW. ))
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((BUT I BRUSHED IT ASIDE, I THOUGHT "WELL, I DON'T WANT TO EVEN THINK THAT IT'S THEM." AND THEN IT WAS A SHOCK.))
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The brothers of another American victim are on faculty at Virginia Tech. John and Paul Brodovsky say their brother Alaric Brodovsky of California was also a civilian contractor in Riyadh.
John Brodovsky said Saudi Arabia seemed like a world away from Blacksburg until the bombing brought it close to home. Tracy Altizer, News 7. ))

55Lake-Gaston


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The battle over Lake Gaston's water supply may go before congress.
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SUPER=@file;


Virginia Beach wants to tap into Lake Gaston's water supply with a pipeline.
North Carolina Senators Jesse Helms and Lauch (LAWCH) Faircloth have introduced a bill saying North Carolina's governor must find that the project poses NO threat to that state's economy or environment before it can proceed.
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Virginia Senators John Warner and Chuck Robb and Congressman Owen Pickett say they doubt Congress will consider the bill.


55JROTC


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TAPE#95-89
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Pittsylvania County schools are training some young military officers.
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SUPER=03-Chatham;


The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corp is a popular elective for county students.
The program became part of the school system last year.
Yesterday, during a special ceremony the Army officially recognized Pittsylvania County's program.
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((BO FERGUSON/GRETNA HIGH SCHOOL: THE STUDENTS THAT USED TO GET IN TROUBLE A LOT, THEY BEHAVE THEMSELVES, THEY HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR OTHER STUDENTS AND WE HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR OUR UNIFORMS AND EVERYTHING. TANEKA HARRIS/DAN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL: IT GIVES ME DISCIPLINE IN PLACES I NEED, AND I WANT TO GO IN THE MILITARY SO THEREFORE IT GIVES ME A JUMP START ON WHAT I NEED TO DO. ))
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About half of the 180- students enrolled in the County's program are female.
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55Cop-Hero


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#95-90
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Roanoke Police Officer Larry Martin risked his life to save another.
He says it was just part of being a cop.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


The Roanoke Kiwanis Club has named him Police Officer of the Month.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 28;


On September 28th, Martin was on patrol when he noticed a car on fire.
He rescued 68- year- old Marie Brown who was trapped inside, just before the car windows exploded. Brown escaped without injury.
Officer Martin does NOT consider himself a hero....He says he was just doing his job.
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55weather


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Some school information for you.
Pocohonats and Greenbiar County schools will be delayed two hours this morning.
And Mount Rogers School in Grayson County is closed today.
Today forecast - It's going to be sunny with highs in the the 40s.

8Train-Crash


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TAPE# 95-100
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Late last night a car collided with a train in Bedford County, but police have yet to talk to the driver of the car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night


It happened at about 11:30, near the main entrance to the Georgia Pacific paper mill near Big Island.
A C-S-X freight train was headed east when it collided with this four- door Chevrolet, pushing it several hundred yards down the track.
Police say the driver of the car was nowhere to be found when they arrived on the scene.
The car is owned by the National Car Rental agency.
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8Metzger


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-98
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The top man in charge of the commonwealth's parole system may be in some legal trouble of his own.
John Metzger may be facing misconduct charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 1994;


The Governor appointed the former Roanoke U-S Marshall to head his tough new parole board in February of 19-94.
Public Safety Secretary Jerry Kilgore tells NEWS-7 that he'll release some details of an internal audit into the conduct of the entire board today.
SUPER=@file;


The most serious of those allegations involves the possible back-dating of warrants to arrest parolees for parole violations AFTER their parole periods have expired.
But a source within the Administration says other allegations specifically about Metzger include sexual and racial harassment directed at other parole board members.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=NONE


Metzger could NOT be reached for comment.

8City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-99
GRAPHIC=edwards, john


Roanoke City Councilman John Edwards hasn't even left office yet, and already council is divided on the process of selecting his successor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 7;


With Edwards' election to the State Senate, city council must appoint someone to serve in his place until a special election next May.
But it now appears that members of council are split over the type of candidate they should select.
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((DAVID BOWERS/D- ROANOKE MAYOR: SOME FOLKS ON COUNCIL THINK WE SHOULD JUST APPOINT A CARETAKER, SOMEONE WHO WOULD JUST SERVE FOR THE BALANCE OF JOHN EDWARDS SIX MONTHS. I'M OF THE OTHER SCHOOL OF THOUGHT THAT SAYS, NO WE OUGHT TO PUT SOMEBODY ON THAT COUNCIL WHO IS GOING TO BE INTERESTED IN SERVING AND WILLING TO TAKE IT ON AND RUN FOR ELECTION, GO OUT TO THE PEOPLE AND SAY I WANT TO SERVE IN THIS POSITION.)) ((MAC MCCADDEN/R- CITY COUNCIL: SOMETIMES WE FORGET THAT WE'RE ELECTED TO SERVE CITIZENS NOT ELECTED TO SERVE OUR PERSONAL INTERESTS AND I THINK THAT SOMEHOW WE NEED TO GET BACK TO THAT AND I THINK THAT THE ONLY WAY TO DO THAT AT THIS POINT IS TO PUT A CARETAKER ON CITY COUNCIL.))
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Edwards says he expects to resign from council around the end of the year.

8Road-Hearing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=BMY
TAPE#95-102
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


Some Montgomery County residents are voicing their opposition to the proposed highway that would link Blacksburg to Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Night;


A public hearing last night was packed with citizens who wanted to make sure the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors knew exactly how they felt about the Smart Road.
Several local environmental groups have filed suit against the Virginia Department of Transportation-- saying it has NOT allowed enough public input on the project.
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((MIKE SCANLON/NEW RIVER VALLEY GREENS: SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA'S A WONDERFUL AREA. IT HAS A UNIQUE AND DISTINCT FLAVOR. MOST OF THE PEOPLE HERE DON'T WANT IT TO BECOME LIKE NORTHERN VIRGINIA, BUT THAT'S WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE LET THE URBAN INTERESTS, SUCH AS RICHMOND AND DETROIT COME INTO SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND DICTATE TO US THEY'RE GOING TO PAVE OVER THIS ROAD OVER THE OBJECTIONS OF THE PEOPLE. ))
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While some say the Smart road is a waste of money, supporters say it will boost economic development.
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The Smart Road project has NOT been approved yet.
The board of supervisors is expected to vote on the issue November 20th.

8weather


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Turning now to weather,
It's going to be sunny today with temperatures reaching the 40s. Tonight will clear and cold, with lows near 30.