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7County-Supers

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=County Seal


The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors gave its stamp of approval last night to the largest planned residential development in County history.
It rezoned 315 acres near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The vote should clear the way for a development that could include more than a thousand residential units by the year 2020.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The Wiltshire development is the result of compromise and a process that brought together the developer, county officials, and advocates for the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Despite lingering concerns about traffic and commercial development, the supervisors approved the project on a four to one vote.
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((JIM OLIN/COALITION FOR THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: ALL OF THE INTERESTS GOT TOGETHER. THEY GOT TOGETHER IN A WAY WHERE THEY WERE OBLIGED TO FIND A WAY THAT WOULD BE SATISFACTORY TO ALL AND THEY DID.)) ((LEN BOONE/DEVELOPER: IT'S MUCH BETTER FOR US JUST FROM THE SELFISH PERSPECTIVE OF DEVELOPER. THE REALITY IS WHILE IT'S BETTER FOR US, IT'S BETTER FOR THE COMMUNITY AND IT'S BETTER FOR THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Also last night, supervisors voted to keep the personal property and real estate tax rates at their current levels.
Supporters of the proposed school bond issue hope the vote reassures residents who fear construction of a new Cave Spring High School and other school improvements will result in higher taxes.

7Council


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TAPEedit of l'burg council #96-10
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And in Lynchburg, City council last night city council approved more than a million dollars in Courthouse improvements.
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The money will build a two- story addition, provide new jail cells for prisoners awaiting trial, and increase security measures inside the courthouse.
City officials say construction on the new addition could get underway within a month.
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7Town-Hall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Danville, a lot of public opinion over economic development.
Last night Southside residents got together to respond to a lengthy study designed to carry the area into the 21st Century.
The document was the work of volunteers from Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County, North Carolina.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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((Both young and old turned out for the "town hall" style meeting-- which is exactly what organizers were hoping for.
For nearly a year, volunteers have been outlining ways to make the area a better place to live.
Over the weekend-- results of their work was circulated by a Danville newspaper.
Education was the first topic up for discussion.
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Residents also commented on what they'd like to see in terms of economic development.
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Entertainment for the area's young people was another key issue.
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stand up
There's still plenty of work ahead. Organizers and volunteers must now decide which new ideas they'd like to add to their own list. After that, they'll have the task of taking what's on paper and making it a reality. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))

7Weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast -
Today is going to be partly sunny and cool.
Temperatures will be in the upper 40s.
Tonight, expect clouds to move in with a chance of light rain.
Lows will drop into the mid 30s.
Looking ahead it will be wet tomorrow with more rain coming in on Friday.
Won't see the 60's until at least Saturday or Sunday.

55Stoneman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Carroll County judge has denied bond for a man accused of killing his wife's sister and brother in law.
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Stoneman is charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths.
Teresa Stoneman testified her life would be in danger if Dennis were released on bond.
She says she has suffered severe beatings at his hands, and that he's even threatened her with a gun.
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((TERESA STONEMAN/DEFENDANT'S ESTRANGED WIFE: HE WAS JUST MAD AND HE PULLED THE GUN OUT AND PULLED IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE AND COCKED IT BACK AND SAID "YOU'RE GONNA KEEP ON TILL ONE DAY I'M GONNA BLOW YOUR HEAD OFF." HE'S THREATENED ME WITH THE GUN MORE THAN ONCE. ))
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Stoneman has previous convictions on charges including rape and sodomy.
He wanted the judge to set bond and allow him to await trial at his home in North Carolina.
The judge denied bond, citing Stoneman's criminal history and limited ties to Virginia.
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55Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=warner, mark


Democratic U-S Senate Candidate Mark Warner is turning down money form the political action committee.
But Republicans say that while Warner was the Democrats' state chairman, he accepted more than 300-thousand dollars in PAC funds.
Republicans yesterday called Warner a hypocrite.
A Warner spokesman says this must be the first time a candidate has been attacked for NOT taking PAC money.


55Vision-Screening


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Sch
TAPE# 596-06
GRAPHIC=none


Some eye opening technological advancements for Children's health.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :


Prevent Blindness Virginia has a new method for screening children's eyes.
Educators are learning about the Photoscreener-- it takes instant pictures of the eyes.
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((LUCY MEMMO/VISION SPECIALIST: WERE VERY EXCITED TO BE INTRODUCING THE PHOTO SCREENING CAMERA TO THE STATE OF VIRGINIA IT'S A FAIRLY NEW CAMERA THAT ACTUALLY TAKES PICTURES OF THE CHILD'S EYE AND FROM THAT PICTURE WE CAN TELL WHETHER THIS CHILD HAS A REFRACTIVE ERROR OR NEEDS SOME TYPE OF GLASSES TO HELP TO ALLEVIATE A VISION PROBLEM. ))
SUPER=01-Lucy Memmo/Vision Specialist; :
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Although the Photoscreener is targeted at kids, it can be used by anyone-- and especially those who can't speak, or have special needs such as cerebral palsy, autism or Down-Syndrome.
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55Taylor-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Sch
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=Education


A little extra help in the classrom for some Roanoke students.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :


The Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy opened its doors yesterday in a dedication ceremony.
A few of the students marked the occasion with a performance.
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The school is an alternative education center for troubled kids in the Roanoke area.
Student Robert Addison says he wants to give others a good impression of the school.
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((ROBERT ADDISON/STUDENT: PEOPLE USUALLY THINK WE ARE BAD KIDS; WE GO AROUND DOING BAD STUFF AND THAT'S WHY THEY KICKED US OUT OF SCHOOL. BUT YOU KNOW BASICALLY WHAT WE'RE JUST TRYING TO DO IS GIVE THE SCHOOL A GOOD NAME.))
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Former Roanoke Mayor Taylor says he has high expectations for the students.
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((NOEL C. TAYLOR/FORMER MAYOR: I'M PREDICTING THAT SOME OF THE STUDENTS FROM THIS LEARNING ACADEMY WILL GO FORWARD AND ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE AND WE ARE GOING TO BE PROUD OF THEM. ))
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School officials say they hope to provide the guidance the students need for successful futures.
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55Va-Lottery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Va Lottery


Well if you're feeling a bit lucky, you might want to buy a lotto ticket.
Tonight's jackpot is an estimated 20-million dollars.
Lottery officials say ticket sales today will hit seven-thousand to ten-thousand dollars a minute during peak times.
Officials say Virginia's jackpot is currently the largest state lottery prize in the country.

55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look now at the forecast -
Today is going to be partly sunny and cool.
Temperatures will be in the upper 40s.

8Benitez


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nlc
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Danville judge has dismissed charges against a Texas man because of problems with a volunteer interpreter who helped police question the suspect. Attorneys for 20-year-old Jose Benitez (Bay- KNEE -tez) successfully argued yesterday that the interpreter didn't properly inform Benitez of his right to remain silent and his right to an attorney.
The interpreter, Carl Goforth, testified he doesn't speak fluent Spanish and that he encouraged Benitez (Bay- KNEE -tez) to cooperate with police.
Benitez (Bay- KNEE -tez) was charged with the transportation of and possession of 62 pounds of marijuana.

8Supervisors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPEedit of county supers #96-15
GRAPHIC=County Seal


It is the largest planned residential development in Roanoke County history.
Last night the County Board of Supervisors agreed to rezone 315 acres near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The vote should clear the way for a development that could include more than a thousand residential units by the year 2020.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The Wiltshire development is the result of compromise and a process that brought together the developer, county officials, and advocates for the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Despite lingering concerns about traffic and commercial development, the supervisors approved the project on a four to one vote.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Also, supervisors voted to keep the personal property and real estate tax rates at their current levels.
Supporters of the proposed school bond issue hope the vote reassures residents who fear construction of a new Cave Spring High School and other school improvements will result in higher taxes.

8Self-Defense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#596-07
GRAPHIC=none


It's part art form, part exercise and part self defense.
Beth Myer takes us into the classroom at American Freestyle Karate School in Roanoke.
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SUPER=01-Carol Thomas/Instructor & Black Belt; :16
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SUPER=01-Eddie Thomas/Instructor & Black Belt; :53
SUPER=01-Gary Kelly/Black Belt; 1:32
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OUT Q=Beth Myer, News 7

(( American Freestyle Karate works on total body conditioning. The workout improves balance, coordination and concentration. Instructors say most of the CHILDREN who participate earn better grades in school and end up on the A/B honor roll.
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((CAROL THOMAS/INSTRUCTOR: THE PEOPLE THAT AREN'T IN SCHOOL, DO BETTER AT WORK. WE HEAR THEY DID BETTER, GOT A RAISE, OR PROMOTION BECAUSE OF CONCENTRATION SKILLS THEY'VE DEVELOPED AND THEIR STICK- TO- ITIVENESS BECAUSE THEY CAN SET A GOAL AND SEE IT THROUGH.))
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The workouts are challenging. Instructors teach the importance of paying strict attention to detail, especially when it comes to working out with ancient weapons like the nunchaku (nun-chak-koo).
This part of the workout develops basic skills for self defense like... speed and power.
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((EDDIE THOMAS/INSTRUCTOR & BLACK BELT: THE NUNCHAKU IS AN EYE HAND COORDINATION DEVICE. BEING ABLE TO DO ONE THING WITH ONE HAND AND SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WITH THE OTHER REQUIRES A LOT OF AGILITY. ))
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Karate instruction includes exercises in self defense.
continue video here with natsot of a take down.
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((CAROL THOMAS/INSTRUCTOR & BLACK BELT: I HAD NO CONCEPT OF WHERE OR HOW TO HURT A PERSON, NOW I FEEL CONFIDENT I COULD DO SOMETHING AS LONG AS THE PERSON DIDN'T HAVE A WEAPON. ))
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For those mainly interested in the physical workout, instructors say Karate will certainly meet that need.
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((GARY KELLY/BLACK BELT: AEROBICS IS REALLY GOOD FOR THE HEART AND GETTING YOUR SYSTEM UP AND BREAKING A GOOD SWEAT. IT SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF THE SAME ROUTINES ALL THE TIME. I FOUND WITH KARATE, REAL GOOD, WORKOUT BREAK A GOOD SWEAT BUT YOU'RE LEARNING SOMETHING NEW ALL THE TIME . IT WASN'T THE SAME ROUTINES ALL THE TIME. ))
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Karate is for all ages. Children normally start no younger than five... and the oldest student at this studio is 81. I'm Beth Myer, News 7.))

8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look now at the forecast -
Today is going to be partly sunny and cool. Temperatures will be in the upper 40s.