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7Roanoke-Fire

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Authorities in Roanoke are investigating two house fires that broke out in the Historic Gainsboro district last night.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The blaze broke out around eleven thirty in the first block of Patton Avenue.
A house caught fire and set an abandoned one next to it on fire.
No one was injured in the blaze.
One neighbor called the fire department when he saw smoke coming from both roofs.
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((LAWRENCE PANNELL/WITNESS: AND I RAN BACK IN THE HOUSE AND CALLED 9-1-1 AND WHEN I CAME OUT HERE BOTH OF THEM ROOFS WERE ON FIRE AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED IT OR WHAT HAPPENED.))
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The owner wasn't home at the time but was notified by a friend.
She says she lost everything.
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((ANGEL SMITH/FIRE VICTIM: WHEN WE WAS AT THE MOTEL RIGHT HERE. WHEN I LOOKED OUT OF MY WINDOW IT LOOKED LIKE MY HOUSE FROM THE TOP AND I CALLED MY GRANDFATHER AND ASKED HIM IF MY HOUSE WAS ON FIRE AND HE SAID YES HE HAD BEEN TYRING TO CONTACT ME. SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.))
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Smith says she and her four children will have to stay with relatives for now.
The Fire Marshal is still investigating.
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7Snow-Farmers


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Last week's snow caused problems for just about all businesses - and farmers are no exception.
Denise Allen tells us how one dairy farm in Botetourt survived this recent blast of winter weather.
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(( The snowfall didn't stop milk production at Jeff Henderson's dairy farm.
But Henderson couldn't move the milk and ended up dumping 10-thousand pounds. ((JEFF HENDERSON/DAIRY FARMER: THE MILK TRUCK COULDN'T GET HERE. THE DRIFT AND THE ROAD CONDITIONS. THE MILK TRUCK JUST COULDN'T MAKE IT ALL THE WAY AROUND. HE GOT WHAT HE COULD GET AND TOOK IT TO THE PLANT AND SOME PLANTS HE COULDN'T GET TO.))
Henderson will be re-embursed for his product by the Mid-American Dairymen Co-op. ((BUT IT'S STILL NOT GETTING TO THE PLANTS AND TO THE CONSUMER, SO SOMEBODY'S GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR IT AND I THINK IT'S MORE OR LESS PASSED OUT BETWEEN ALL OF US.))
30 inches of snow gives new meaning to working hard on the farm.
Farmers say they spend four hours on chores that normally take an hour.
First, just getting to the cattle was a problem. ((JAMES FIREBAUGH, JR/FARMER: WE COULDN'T WALK IN IT. IN PLACES THERE WERE FOUR, FIVE OR SIX FEET DEEP DRIFTS. WE HAD TO MOVE IT TO GET TO THE CATTLE.)) ((HENDERSON: WE JUST ENDED UP PUTTING SACKS OF GRAIN ON OUR BACKS AND CARRYING HAY BAILS THROUGH THE SNOW DRIFTS AND WADING THROUGH THEM UP TO OUR WAISTS JUST TO GET TO THE CATTLE.))
The Firebaughs used a back-hoe to break the ice on their ponds and then cleared a path so the cattle could get to their water supply.
The warmer temperatures seem to be a welcome relief to everyone.
But with two more months of winter yet to come, these farmers say they're prepared to face mother nature's wrath again--before the spring thaw.
Denise Allen News 7. ))

7School


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The classrooms are slowly starting to fill up at Glasgow Elementary School, not with students but with residents
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The school closed in the 80's--
Now it has reopened as a historic landmark housing 32-apartments.
Skyline Manor is designed for one or two people per unit who are handicapped, disabled or age 62 or older.
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((HELEN CASH/SKYLINE MANOR MANAGER: THE BUILDING HAD JUST ABOUT GONE. IT NOW CAN BE USED AND HOPE MAKE USE OF FOR A LONG TIME AND TO HELP THESE ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO NEED PLACES TO LIVE. ))
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The historic status helped the town get financial aid to help with the construction.
Residents pay according to their monthly income and many conveniences are nearby--
So far only two people are living in the complex.
The Manor says it expects 16 of the units to be filled next month.
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7weather


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Turning now the forecast - the mild temperatures will return again today.
It's going to be partly sunny with highs in the mid 50s.
But clouds will be moving tonight and temperatures will drop into the low 20s.

55Fire


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A late night fire damages two homes in Roanoke's historic Gainsoboro district.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The blaze broke out at about eleven thirty in the first block of Patton Avenue.
A house caught fire and set an abandoned one next to it on fire.
No one was injured in the blaze.
One neighbor called the fire department when he saw smoke coming from both roofs.
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IN Q=And I ran

((LAWRENCE PANNELL/WITNESS: AND I RAN BACK IN THE HOUSE AND CALLED 9-1-1 AND WHEN I CAME OUT HERE BOTH OF THEM ROOFS WERE ON FIRE AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED IT OR WHAT HAPPENED.))
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The owner wasn't home at the time but was notified by a friend.
She says she lost everything.
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IN Q=When we was at

((ANGEL SMITH/FIRE VICTIM: WHEN WE WAS AT THE MOTEL RIGHT HERE. WHEN I LOOKED OUT OF MY WINDOW IT LOOKED LIKE MY HOUSE FROM THE TOP AND I CALLED MY GRANDFATHER AND ASKED HIM IF MY HOUSE WAS ON FIRE AND HE SAID YES HE HAD BEEN TYRING TO CONTACT ME. SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.))
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Smith says she and her four children will have to stay with relatives for now.
The Fire Marshal is still investigating.
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55Disabled


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Warmer temperatures are helping to melt last week's snow, but it's still very slick out there for the disabled.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Wheelchairs don't move through snow and ice.
The winter weather also changes the terrain, making it difficult for the blind to find their way.
Christene Montgomery, a member of the Mayor's Committee For the Disabled, says keeping your sidewalks clear will help.
But she says staying in touch with your neighbors is the most important thing to do.
And it's not just the disabled that need help making it through the winter weather.
Montgomery says you should also check in on people who are injured and on crutches or use canes.
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((CHRISTENE MONTGOMERY/MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR THE DISABLED: THE ELDERLY AND SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE PARALYZED HAVE IMPAIRED CIRCULATION. SO THEY HAVE A DANGER OF FROST BITE. SO THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO STAY OUT AS LONG, TO DO THE SNOW REMOVAL IF THEY COULD.))
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Montgomery also wants to remind everyone that the disabled often need help year round.
Many need assistance around the house or getting to the grocery store.


55Blood-Drive


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The Red Cross is also in need of some assistance.
The recent winter storms have canceled several blood donor drives in the past week and a half, and now blood is in short supply.
Officials say the shortage has caused some elective surgeries to be cancelled when there was a possibility a transfusion was expected.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Red Cross officials have scheduled an emergency blood drive to help alleviate the problem.
The drive is today--which is a holiday for some.
Officials hope that many will decide to celebrate Lee-Jackson-King Day by giving the gift of life.
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((NORMA TOMLINSON/RED CROSS HEAD NURSE: IT MIGHT BE YOU OR ME THAT NEEDS THE BLOOD. SO WE CERTAINLY NEED TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN AND I UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE INCREASED THE STAFF FOR MONDAY SO WE WOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE MORE PEOPLE.))
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The drive begins this morning at 8:30 at the Roanoke Donor Center on Church Avenue.
It runs until five.
All blood types are needed.
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55V-Dot


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The Virginia Department of Transportation has discontinued a program to award at least five percent of state highway construction dollars to firms owned by minorities or women.
The decision has been in effect since January first.
It's based on a U-S Supreme Court ruling last June.
Transportation Department officials say the ruling applies to the Virginia policy, but some minority business owners argue that the Supreme Court case applies only loosely to the state policy.

55Weather


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Turning now the forecast - the mild temperatures will return again today.
It's going to be partly sunny with highs in the mid 50s.
But clouds will be moving tonight and temperatures will drop into the low 20s.
For tomorrow, temperatures will be a little cooler - highs will around 40 degrees.

8Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-97
GRAPHIC=fire


Roanoke authorities are investigating two house fires that broke out in the Historic Gainsboro district last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The blaze broke out around eleven thirty in the first block of Patton Avenue.
One house caught fire, setting an abandoned house next to it on fire.
A neighbor called the fire department when he saw smoke coming from both roofs.
Angel Smith lived in one of houses, but was not home at the time.
She says she's lost everything, and she and her four children will have to stay with relatives for now.
No one was injured in the blaze.
The Fire Marshal is still investigating.
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8Blood-Drive


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 95-106
GRAPHIC=Red Cross


The Red Cross is asking for some help.
Blood is in short supply.
The recent winter storms have canceled several blood donor drives in the past week and a half.
Officials say the blood shortage has caused some elective surgeries to be canceled when there was a possibility a transfusion was expected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Red Cross has scheduled an emergency blood drive today to help alleviate the problem.
Officials hope that many will decide to celebrate Lee-Jackson-King Day by giving the gift of life.
The drive begins this morning at 8:30 at the Roanoke Donor Center on Church Avenue.
It runs until five.
All blood types are needed.
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8VMI


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Justice Department lawyers will bring a six-year legal battle to climax today when they ask the Supreme Court to
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force Virginia Military Institute to admit women.
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SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


V-M-I's lawyers contend that the 156-year-old school is devoted to educate citizen-soldiers -- and single-sex education is justified.
SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape;


But the justice department lawyers plan to argue that Mary Baldwin College's women leadership program is unconstitutional.
V-M-I is one of two state-supported, male-only military colleges in the nation.
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8Skyline-Manor


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Glasgow Elementary School has opened its doors once again.
But now it has a new look, a new name and a new purpose.
Jay Moore has the story.
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SUPER=01-Edith Wallace/Skyline Manor Resident; :50
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(( Small children use to roam these halls.
But now a different age group is learning its way around the old schoolhouse.
The town and county teamed up with a private company to turn this.... into this.
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTER: IN 1939 GLASGOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPENED. IT CLOSED IN THE 80S AND NOW HAS REOPENED AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK. ))
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The historical aspect helped the town get financial aid to turn the school into 32 apartments.
They're designed for one TO two people who are 62 or older, handicapped, or disabled.
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((HELEN CASH/SKYLINE MANOR MANAGER: THE BUILDING HAD JUST ABOUT GONE. IT NOW CAN BE USED AND HOPE MAKE USE OF FOR A LONG TIME AND TO HELP THESE ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO NEED PLACES TO LIVE. ))
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Edith Wallace found she needed a new place to live when it became too difficult for her to get in and out of her home.
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((EDITH WALLACE: IT WAS HARD FOR ME TO GET UP AND DOWN THE HILL SO I HAD TO FIND A LEVEL PLACE TO LIVE.))
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The manor has many nearby conveniences.
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((HELEN CASH: THE POST OFFICE IS ACCESSIBLE. THE BANK IS ACCESSIBLE. WE HAVE OUR GROCERY STORES AND FILLING STATIONS. SO EVERYTHING IS RIGHT HERE THAT THEY'LL NEED. ))
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The residents pay according to their monthly income.
And water and sewer are included.
With all this what more could residents what....
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((EDITH WALLACE: I'M PLANING ON MAKING A LOT OF FRIENDS HERE. I NEED PEOPLE TO TALK TO. ))
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It may be awhile before Wallace has anyone to talk to.
Currently, there's only two people living there.
But by roll call next month, management expects classes to be half full.
In Glasgow, Jay Moore, News 7.))

8weather


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Turning now the forecast - today will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 50s. Tonight, clouds will be moving and temperatures will drop into the low 20s.