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7Barber-Fire

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Fire


A fire in Rocky Mount yesterday destroyed one of town's old buildings.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;


The blaze gutted a barber shop and an adjacent auction house that were located in the Old Mount Theater...a 60-year old building.
Fire officials think the blaze started in the back of the barbershop.
They suspect a kerosene heater could be the source.
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SOT 12:57:05
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((CHIEF POSEY DILLON/ROCKY MOUNT FIRE DEPARTMENT: I THINK FROM WHAT... I HAVE TO GATHER IT WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT THERE WAS ONE LOCATED WITHIN, WHETHER THAT WAS THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE, WE'RE NOT SURE. ))
SUPER=01-Chief Posey Dillon/Rocky Mount Fire Department;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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One fire fighter suffered a heart attack during the blaze.
He is in stable condition at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

7Keen-King


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-104
GRAPHIC=MLK


Martin Luther King Junior's birthday was a three day celebration for a civil rights group in Southside.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
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SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00
SUPER=07-Hazel Fontaine; :23
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/Local SCLC President; :42
SUPER=07-Clinton Stokes; :51
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(( Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior's birthday is a time of celebration for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
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The civil right's group organized the local march-- which will likely go down in memory.
They decided to honor the slain civil rights leader with a three day march--beginning in Danville on Saturday.
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IN Q=I feel

((HAZEL FONTAINE: I FEEL GREAT, I'VE WALKED FROM DANVILLE ALL THE WAY TO CHATHAM AND I ALWAYS FEEL THAT IF HARRIETT TUBMAN CAN WALK MILLIONS OF MILES THROUGH RAIN, SLEET AND SNOW, I CAN WALK THOSE FEW MILES. ))
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Reverend William Avon Keen is the SCLC's local President.
He views the three day march as symbolic.
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((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/LOCAL SCLC, PRESIDENT: THE DEATH OF THE MOVEMENT IN THE 60'S, THE BURIAL OF THE MOVEMENT AND THE RESURRECTION OF A NEW MOVEMENT IN 19-HUNDRED AND 96. ))
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((CLINTON STOKES:I'M WALKING OUT HERE TO REPRESENT THE ELDERS THAT PAVED THE WAY FOR US AND OUR YOUNGER CHILDREN THAT ALSO CONTINUED THE STRUGGLE AND KEEP US SAFE AND FREE AS A PEOPLE. ))
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The late Dr. King was no stranger to Southside.
He came to Danville in 1963 during a time of great civil unrest.
Many who took part in the three day march were too young to remember.
But by taking part, felt a strong kinship to his spirit. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

7Harmony


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Virginia Tech communications professor is making it her life mission to pursue her ideas of Doctor King's dream.
Detine (deh-TINE) Bowers resigned yesterday to embark on what she calls the "Harmony Movement."
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Bowers says she's following a vision to knock down racial and social barriers and create a spirit of unconditional love and harmony.
She's working with others to start a business called Harmony Blessings, aimed at facilitating those goals.
One of its first objectives will be to lobby for a national declaration of 1997 as "The Year of Family Harmony."
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((DETINE BOWERS/HARMONY MOVEMENT LEADER: THAT IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR TASK OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. WE NEED A LOT OF SUPPORT. BUT WE WANT TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT IT'S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER. ))
SUPER=01-Detine Bowers/Harmony Movement Leader;
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OUT Q=to come together.
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Bowers is also establishing a Harmony Center in Brunswick County.
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7Home-Survey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Housing


When it comes to affordable housing in the U-S the Roanoke Valley does NOT top the list, but it is far from the bottom.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The Coldwell Banker real estate company ranks 300 U-S cities on the average price of a four bedroom, two-and-a-half bath house.
Roanoke is number 78.
Oklahoma City comes in as the number one in affordability.
A 22-hundred-square-foot home there costs 97- thousand dollars.
In Roanoke, the same size house averages about 155- thousand dollars.
Housing costs are the highest in Beverly Hills.
A home there will run you an average of 745-thousand-dollars.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look at the forecast -
It's going to be partly cloudy and much cooler today, with temperatures in the low 40s.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with lows in th 30s.
For tomorrow temperatures should be high near 50 degrees.

55Garbage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=amo
TAPE#edit of 95-105
GRAPHIC=NONE


The big pick-up is beginning following the big melt down.
Garbage pick-up resumed yesterday in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The city's sanitation department is having to play catch-up after nearly a week off.
Roanoke is operating on its normal weekly schedule and is asking residents to carry their trash to the curb.
In Roanoke County, the crews are working one day behind schedule.
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55Salem-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=tho
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=Salem


Students in Salem aren't behind in getting back to the classroom.
They're the first to head back after a week's vacation because of the snow.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


Most were energetic and excited about returning yesterday, but now the question is-- when will the days be made up?
Salem lost six school days, but administrative officials feel confident they'll be able to reschedule school without too many problems.
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((DIANE WASHENBERGER/G.W. CARVER PRINCIPAL: WE TRY TO AVOID SATURDAYS, 'CAUSE THOSE ARE HARD TO MAKE UP IF PEOPLE HAVE PLANS, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE WE'LL BE ABLE TO USE SOME TEACHER WORK DAYS AND CONFERENCE DAYS AND THINGS LIKE THAT TO MAKE THINGS UP. AS LONG AS WE HAVE GOOD WEATHER-WE SHOULD BE ALL RIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Diane Washenberger/G.W. Carver Principal;
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OUT Q=we should be alright.
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD


Officials say the Salem schools were able to open yesterday because of diligent shoveling by the Salem street department, as well as school custodians and administrators.

55No-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=NONE


The melting snow and the rainy forecast raises the possiblilty of flooding.
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The national weather service is not sounding alarms yet... but the combination of warmer temperatures and the threat of rain makes it worth a careful watch as streams and rivers rise.
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((JEFF STEWART/NWS METEOROLOGIST: RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE. THE RIVER LEVELS AND STREAM LEVELS AROUND THE AREA ARE VERY LOW RIGHT NOW, MAINLY BECAUSE WE HAD SUCH A VERY DRY DECEMBER. ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Stewart/NWS Meteorologist;
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OUT Q=very dry December.
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The National Weather Service is predicting less than an inch of rain Thursday and Friday.
Stewart says as long as it doesn't amount to more than an inch, there shouldn't be any problems with flooding.
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55Bedford-Volunteers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=NONE


Ten new people on staff in the Bedford County sheriff's department won't cost the county a dime.... but they will help the department stay on top of all the daily paper work.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
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IN Q=Meet Carol and
SUPER=03-Bedford; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :16
SUPER=01-Bevie Johnson/TRIAD Volunteer; :46
SUPER=01-Carol Duus/TRIAD Volunteer; 1:09
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:16
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OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


((Meet Carol and Bevie...the two newest members of the Bedford County sheriff's department.
natsot 2:06:48

((LET ME GET THIS OFF HERE AND WE CAN MAKE OUR COPIES...))
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They may not wear badges and guns, but these two senior citizens are providing valuable assistance to Sheriff Mike Brown and his staff.
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((SHERIFF MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO.: WHETHER YOU'RE WITH THE STATE POLICE, THE CITY OR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, LAW ENFORCEMENT IS JUST SHORTHANDED. WE NEED ASSISTANCE.))
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OUT Q=need assistance.


That's where Carol and Bevie come in.
They're both members of Bedford County's TRIAD program, which provides links between law enforcement and senior citizens.
Starting this week, ten elderly volunteers are lending their time and expertise to chores like sorting through the department's daily avalanche of paperwork.
All that helps free up deputies for more important law enforcement duties.
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IN Q=I've worked some

((BEVIE JOHNSON/TRIAD VOLUNTEER: I'VE WORKED SOME WITH COMPUTERS, I ENJOY WORKING WITH COMPUTERS. I AM RETIRED NOW AND I HOPE TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE AND IT ALSO HELPS ME.))
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After less than two hours on the job, both women seemed right at home in their new part- time careers.
They hope to get other senior citizens involved as well.
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IN Q=We would like

((CAROL DUUS/TRIAD VOLUNTEER: WE WOULD LIKE OTHER PEOPLE TO GET INTERESTED BECAUSE IT REALLY IS A FUN THING TO GET OUT AND SEE NEW PEOPLE AND NEW ADVENTURES. AND I'M SURE THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE BEFORE WE'RE FINISHED.))
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It's a partnership both sides seem thrilled with.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look at the forecast -
It's going to be partly cloudy and much cooler today, with temperatures in the low 40s.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with lows in th 30s.
For tomorrow, the clouds will remain, but temperatures should be high near 50 degrees.

8Barber-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Fire


A fire has destroyed one of Rocky Mount's oldest buildings.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;


The blaze gutted a barber shop and an adjacent auction house yesterday morning.
They were located in the Old Mount Theater...a 60-year old building.
Fire officials think the blaze started in the back of the barbershop.
They suspect a kerosene heater could be the source.
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SOT 12:57:05
IN Q=i think

((CHIEF POSEY DILLON/ROCKY MOUNT FIRE DEPARTMENT: I THINK FROM WHAT... I HAVE TO GATHER IT WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT THERE WAS ONE LOCATED WITHIN, WHETHER THAT WAS THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE, WE'RE NOT SURE. ))
SUPER=01-Chief Posey Dillon/Rocky Mount Fire Department;
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OUT Q=not sure.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


One fire fighter suffered a heart attack during the blaze.
He is in stable condition at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

8Ramos


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=State Police Investigation


A Lexington police officer charged with assault and battery during an arrest has been cleared of any wrong doing.
Last Fall, a woman filed a warrant against Mark Ramos.
He had been suspended with pay, pending a state police investigatation.
Now he is back on duty.

8Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#595-37
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Nearly 120 people signed up to plead their cases for more state funding in Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


Yesterday was the final public hearing on the two- year budget Governor Allen unveiled last month.
Northern Virginia developer "Til" Hazel says 70 percent of lawmakers re-elected have pledged to support a higher dollar figure for higher education than the Governor has proposed.
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((JOHN "TIL" HAZEL/VA. BUSINESS HIGHER EDUCATION COUNCIL: WE MADE VERY CLEAR THE FACT THAT WE LOOKED ON THE 430- MILLION AS OUR BENCHMARK. THAT ONLY GETS US EQUAL TO THE AVERAGE OF THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES. AS A VIRGINIAN, I'D HATE TO THINK THAT ALL WE CAN DO IS BE EQUAL TO THE AVERAGE OF OUR SISTER STATES IN THE SOUTHEAST.))
SUPER=01-John "Til" Hazel/Va. Business Higher Ed. Council;
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OUT Q=in the Southeast.
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State workers will probably also get some help from legislators.
Allen's budget delays pay raises until December 1997.
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((DORLINE DAVIDSON HARVEY/VA. GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOC.: WE'RE NOT ASKING FOR EXORBITANT SALARY INCREASES. WE'RE ASKING TO KEEP UP. THAT'S ALL. JUST TO KEEP UP. WE COULD BE ASKING FOR A WHOLE LOT MORE. BUT WE'RE BEING VERY REALISTIC, BECAUSE WE KNOW THE STATE HAS A LOT OF NEEDS.))
SUPER=01-Dorline Davidson Harvey/Va. Governmental Emp. Assoc.;
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OUT Q=lot of needs.
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Conservation groups lobbied for more dollars to protect natural resources -- which they say have been cut in half in the last seven years.
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8Montcalm


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#94-22
GRAPHIC=Business News


Less than two years after opening, a Buena Vista company has closed its doors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/File Tape;


Friday, the Montcalm Corporation shut down all operations.
It employed about 20 people.
The company made fuel pellets out of recycled paper.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


In a news release, the company said the difficulties in obtaining raw materials and management oversights made operating difficult.

8song


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#edit of 95-112
GRAPHIC=state seal


Another Virginia lawmaker is speaking out against the state song "Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Yesterday Bob Marshall of Manassas tried his hand at getting the song that mentions "darky's heart" and "Ole Massa" changed.
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: MUSIC IS A FORM OF INSTRUCTION. THE ORIGINAL SONG WAS INTRODUCED TO EDUCATE THE KIDS ABOUT VIRGINIA. WE CAN'T USE THAT SONG ANYMORE. AND IT'S KIND OF A SITUATION THAT IF WE GO BACK TO THE REASON FOR THE ORIGINAL STATE SONG, WE SHOULD CHANGE IT AND HAVE THIS SONG RIGHT NOW. AND IF YOU'RE GONNA ASK ME TO SING IT, I'LL JUST TELL YOU MY FRIEND. I'M AGAINST EUTHANASIA.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas;
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OUT Q=against euthanasia
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The last one to challenge the song, Madison Marye of Shawsville, but don't look for him to try again.
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((SEN. MADISON MARYE: OH JUST ONE TIME. AND I TOOK A LICKING ON IT. AND I'M NOT ABOUT TO DO IT AGAIN.))
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"Old Dominion" is the song that is being pitched as the substituite-- it was written in 1987.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look at the forecast -
It's going to be partly cloudy and much cooler today, with temperatures in the low 40s.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with lows in th 30s. 50 degrees. For tomorrow, the clouds will remain, but temperatures should be high near