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7Mayors-Race

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


May is election time in Roanoke.
Voters go to the polls to pick a mayor and city council members.
Jean Jadhon tells who will be on the ballot.
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SUPER=01-David Bowers/(D) Roanoke Mayor; :00
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SUPER=01-J. Pat Green/(R) Roanoke Mayoral Candidate; :32
SUPER=@Jean1; :51
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((DAVID BOWERS/D- ROANOKE CITY MAYOR: I STARTED THIS JOB AS MAYOR WITHOUT ANY GRAY HAIR. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT. LAUGHTER.
Gray hair or not, David Bowers wants a second term as Mayor- The 43 year old Democrat says he's focusing on one main issue- CRIME IS DOWN IN ROANOKE, NOT JUST ONE YEAR, NOT JUST TWO YEARS, BUT THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS. WHY IS CRIME DOWN, BECAUSE WE HAVE NOW HAVE A NATIONALLY ACCREDITED POLICE DEPARTMENT, DARE OFFICERS IN EVERY CITY SCHOOL.
The Republican who wants Bowers job- J. Pat Green. J. PAT GREEN/R- ROANOKE MAYORAL CANDIDATE: I CAME TO ROANOKE WITH ELEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DEBT AND TODAY I RUN A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS. I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU CAN SUCCEED IN ROANOKE. YOU CAN HAVE VERY LITTLE AND YOU CAN LEAVE WITH A LOT.
Greene also supports tourism, and the Smart Highway.
And another top priority- THE BEST SCHOOLS AND THE SAFEST ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR CHILDREN. I FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT THAT.
JEAN JADHON:IN ALL FIVE COUNCIL SEATS ARE UP FOR GRABS. THE GOP WANTS TO GAIN A MAJORITY. IN ORDER TO DO THAT THEY'LL HAVE TO ELECT THREE OF THEIR FOUR CANDIDATES.
On the Republican ticket- Alvin Nash who's with Total action against poverty, Former councilman David Lisk and Jeff Artis who ran an unsuccessful bid for the House of Delegates last year.
Democrats vying for council include- Teacher and Incumbent Linda Wyatt, former councilman Jim Trout and Carroll Swain who's retired from the Roanoke City Schools.
Pastor and City school board chairman Nelson Harris is running for a special election for a two year term. I'M AN INDEPENDENT FOR ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL...
The only independent, Joe Nash who's a supervisor at Adams Construction.
Election Day is May 7th.
Jean Jadhon, News 7 Roanoke.))

7Habitat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-22
GRAPHIC=Housing


It has been ten years since a Roanoke woman froze to death in her home.
Yesterday Madelyn Tate's former residence along with some other delipidated homes were demolished to make way for some NEW homes.
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Habitat for Humanity has plans for the property that has served as a salvage yard since the mid-80s.
Likely the largest undertaking yet for the group here in the Roanoke Valley, the project may ultimately build more than 20 homes in the area.
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((DAVID CAMPER/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY NICE PLACE TO HAVE THE HOUSES. WE HAVE A LITTLE MORE WORK TO DO OBVIOUSLY, BUT JERUSALEM BAPTIST CHURCH HAS ADDED AN ADDITION. PERRY PARK IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF IT. YOU HAVE TENTH STREET AND THEN THE RAILROAD. SO IT WILL BE A NICE SECTION UNTO ITSELF.))
SUPER=01-David Camper/Habitat for Humanity;
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Habitat for Humanity is now seeking sponsors and construction supervisors to help build the new homes.
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7Horses


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


You'll be able to fulfill your dream of owning a horse this weekend in Lexington.
That's where the federal government will put about 120 wild horses up for adoption this weekend.
Six-thousand horses and burros are given away each year in order to ease grazing pressure on public lands in Western states.
The horses are free to a qualified home, but there is a 125-dollar fee for transportation and veterinary care.
The mass adoption will take place at the Virginia Horse Center tomorrow and Sunday.

7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Turning now to the forecast -
Today, we're going to have variable cloudiness, with mild showers or thunderstorms throughout the day.
Temperatures will be high in the mid to upper 60s.
For tonight, clear and cool conditions, with lows in the mid 30s.
Tomorrow looks like it'll be sunny with temperatures a little cooler - highs in the mid 50s.

55Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=AM
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Bedford County family is without a home this morning following a fire late yesterday afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday;


The house in the Hayden's Bridge area was spotted burning shortly before four o'clock.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, but not before the home belonging to Johnny and Crystal Thornhill was destroyed.
No one was home at the time.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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55Cable-Gambling


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Cable TV


Lynchburg Cable subscribers will be the first in the nation to try out interactive television.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Maglio/"i1" Television Network; :13
SUPER=01-Regina Martin/Lynchburg Cablevision; :39
SUPER=@ssm1; :51
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OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( Just when you thought you had all your cable channels memorized, there's another one to choose from.
Starting Sunday, the "i1" Network joins the lineup at Lynchburg Cablevision...and operators say it's a couch potato's dream.
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((JERRY MAGLIO/"i1" TELEVISION NETWORK: SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE SAT AT HOME AND MANY TIMES FELT LIKE IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THEY COULD GET INVOLVED IN WHATEVER WAS ON THE TELEVISION. WE'RE MAKING THAT POSSIBLE.))
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With just a touch-tone phone, viewers will be able to play a half-dozen different video games, from blackjack to Teamtris.
Lynchburg customers will be the first in the country to give "i1" a tryout.
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((REGINA MARTIN/LYNCHBURG CABLEVISION: AS AN OPERATION WE'RE VERY OPEN TO TRYING NEW THINGS AND PRESENTING NEW PRODUCTS TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND WE'RE NOT AFRAID TO BE THE FIRST ONE TO DO THAT OR TO BE A TEST SITE FOR NEW THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON.))
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((Each call costs 75 cents, and depending on how well you play, your game could last anywhere from a few minutes to the entire length of the program. Network officials admit casino games like blackjack can become addictive, but they say imposing a time limit and not offering any prizes should weed out the compulsive gamblers.))
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((MAGLIO: AND I THINK THE SCHEDULE WILL HELP PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE COMPULSIVE TO AVOID BEING ADDICTED. WE CERTAINLY WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PLAY AND PLAY AGAIN, BUT WE DON'T THINK WE CROSS THE LINE.))
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Cablevision says it talked with city officials before adding "i1" to the system.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

55Business-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Radford University


Radford business owners and college students have a new resource to help them better achieve success.
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SUPER=03-Radford;


Radford University has opened a Business Assistance Center.
The center will provide technical assistance, workshops and seminars.
It will also serve as an internship and job placement resource for students, and provide a training ground by matching students with businesses in need of services.
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((JERRY KOPF/BUSINESS ASSISTANCE CENTER DIR.: WE HAVE WHAT WE CALL STUDENT/BUSINESS CONSULTING PROJECTS WHERE A TEAM OF STUDENTS WILL WORK FOR ONE SEMESTER WITH THE BUSINESS, COMPLETING SOME TYPE OF SPECIFIC PROJECT. WE HAVE WHAT WE CALL INTERNATIONAL MARKETING PROJECTS, WHERE GRADUATE STUDENTS WORK WITH BUSINESSES WHO ARE TRYING TO DEVELOP EXPORT CAPABILITIES. ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Kopf/Business Assistance Center Dir.;
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The center provides Internet access, and is seeking donations of materials for its library.
It also houses the New River Valley's Quality Council and Small Business Development Center, as well as the Virginia Economic Bridge, a state-wide marketing agency.
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55College-Delays


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=education


Virginia colleges are telling students and parents NOT to panic about delays in processing forms for federal tuition assistance.
Computer foul-ups, snow and the government shutdowns have delayed forwarding the federal financial aid forms.
Millions of future freshmen and returning undergraduates fill out the forms to get financial help for their education at public or private colleges.

Virginia college officials are confident the federal delays are being resolved.

55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Turning now to the forecast -
Today, cloudy, with mild showers or thunderstorms throughout the day.
Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s.
Tonight, clear and cool, with lows in the mid 30s.

8Pipeline


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=None


The Court action isn't over yet, but the pipes are already going in the ground.
Ellen Qualls has an update on the Lake Gaston Pipeline project.
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SUPER=01-Wayne Phelps/Va. Beach Engineer; :13
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Esoteric legal arguments over ancient riparian rights have yielded to a new

era in the fight over Lake Gaston's water.
The pipeline era.
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((WAYNE PHELPS/VA. BEACH ENGINEER: MONDAY IS WHEN WE ACTUALLY GOT STARTED WITH THE FIRST PIECE OF PIPE. AND A LOT OF PICTURE TAKING AND A LOT OF EXCITEMENT FOR US. TO BE OUT HERE TO SEE IT.))
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Since Monday, Southhampton's county's soil has absorbed a thousand feet per day of this 72- mile behemoth.
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((ALL THAT IS LOCATED HERE IS JUST THE MIDDLE SEGMENTS OF THE PIPELINE. SO PEOPLE HERE HAVE BEEN VERY INDIFFERENT. AND THE PEOPLE ADJACENT TO IT ARE KIND OF EXCITED ABOUT IT.))
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With every 20 foot, 24- thousand pound section of pipe, Virginia Beach residents start to see the end of their water rationing nightmare coming into sight.
This is not the first shovelful.
Five major river crossings were constructed between 1992 and '94.
But the gaps are being filled in -- and filled in fast.
Despite ongoing legal challenges, and a bill against it pending in Congress, opponents of the Lake Gaston pipeline can no longer hide in their shells or bury their heads in the sand.
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((SO VIRGINIA BEACH OFFICIALS ARE MOVING AHEAD WITH THEIR 142- MILLION DOLLAR PIPE DREAM. BELIEVING IF THEY BUILD IT, THE WATER WILL COME. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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8Lawler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Bob Lawler


Less than a week after firing its county administrator, Carroll County has hired the administrator Henry County recently terminated.
Bob Lawler started to work yesterday as a TEMPORARY full- time consultant.
He'll be assisting ACTING Carroll County administrator Jimmy Alderman with ongoing projects.
Henry County's new board of supervisors fired Lawler over what they called "philosophical differences.
SS=Billy Mitchell


In Carroll County, supervisors fired administrator Billy Mitchell last Friday after auditors uncovered financial discrepancies.
State police are investigating.

8Habitat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-22
GRAPHIC=Housing


A decade after a Roanoke woman, Madelyn Tate, froze to death in her home, her former residence is now gone.
That home along with some other dilapidated buildings along tenth street were demolished yesterday to make room for some NEW homes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Habitat for Humanity has plans for the property that has served as a salvage yard since the mid-80s.
Likely the largest undertaking yet for the group here in the Roanoke Valley, the project may ultimately build more than 20 homes in the area.
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SOT CAMPER 10:26:53
IN Q=It's going to be a very nice place

((DAVID CAMPER/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY NICE PLACE TO HAVE THE HOUSES. WE HAVE A LITTLE MORE WORK TO DO OBVIOUSLY, BUT JERUSALEM BAPTIST CHURCH HAS ADDED AN ADDITION. PERRY PARK IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF IT. YOU HAVE TENTH STREET AND THEN THE RAILROAD. SO IT WILL BE A NICE SECTION UNTO ITSELF.))
SUPER=01-David Camper/Habitat for Humanity;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=unto itself.
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VO-NAT


Habitat for Humanity is now seeking sponsors and construction supervisors to help build the new homes.
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8Tech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Final Four


Virginia Tech is headed to the second round of the men's N-C-Double-A tournament after beating Wisconsin-Green Bay 61-to-48.
Tech faces top-seeded Kentucky today in the second round.

8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
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Turning now to the forecast -
Today, we're going to have cloudy skies and some rain.
Temperatures will be high in the mid to upper 60s.
Tonight expect clear and cool conditions, with lows in the mid 30s. a little cooler - highs in the mid to upper 50s. Looking ahead, tomorrow looks like it'll be partly sunny with temperatures