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HEADLINES

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Roanoke County residents debate the merits of a school referendum,
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and a landmark farm bill wins congressional approval in the House. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

County-School


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TAPE#96-22
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On Tuesday voters in Roanoke County will decide whether more than 30- million dollars will be used for the construction of a new high school.
A coalition opposing the project met at Glenvar High School last night.
Jay Moore has the story.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Landis/School Teacher; :09
SUPER=01-Bob Crouse/C.C.C.L. President; :30
SUPER=@Jay2; :39
SUPER=01-Loyd Tingler/Bond Opponent; :47
SUPER=01-John Huffman/C.C.C.L. Vice President; 1:16
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OUT Q=Jay Moore, News 7.

(( Although small in number, the Catawba Coalition of Civic Leagues and Community Leaders came out to encourage residents NOT to vote in favor of Tuesday's referendum.
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SOT 19:25:00
IN Q=This is not an

((CHARLES LANDIS/SCHOOL TEACHER: THIS IS NOT AN EDUCATION ISSUE. IT'S A MATTER OF HOW DO WE GO ABOUT SETTING UP THE PROPER FACILITY AND HOW DO WE PAY FOR THAT FACILITY. AND I HAVE TO BE HONEST WITH YOU I DON'T THINK THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS DONE THEIR HOMEWORK.))
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The School Board caught a lot heat.
If the referendum is PASSED the coalition's president says the School Board members will be remembered in the next election.
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SOT 20:14:14
IN Q=You put them

((BOB CROUSE/C.C.C.L. PRESIDENT; YOU PUT THEM IN THE OFFICE. YOU CAN REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE. YOU'RE NOT BEING VINDICTIVE. YOU JUST WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT AND HOW IT'S BEING SPENT.))
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Some even suggested that it's NOT only the School Board but the county administration as well.
This after a recent trip to the administration building with some questions.
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SOT 20:09:34
IN Q=But come to find

((LOYD TINGLER/BOND OPPONENT: BUT COME TO FIND OUT YOU CAN'T BELIEVE NOBODY OVER THERE BECAUSE ONE PERSON TELLS YOU ONE THING AND SOME OTHER PERSON WILL TELL YOU SOMETHING ELSE. IT'S NO TRUTH. COME TO FIND OUT THERE'S NO PLANNING OVER THERE. IT'S PLUM DAMN RIDICULOUS.))
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OUT Q=plum damn ridiculous.


Opponents say the project is OVERPRICED, and could result in higher taxes.
They also say there hasn't been enough study into building a new school.
Supporters say it's needed because schools are overcrowded.
The Coalition's vice president suggested adjusting the geographical lines of attendance.
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SOT 20:00:57
IN Q=Although Cave Spring

((JOHN HUFFMAN/C.C.C.L. VICE PRESIDENT; ALTHOUGH CAVE SPRING JUNIOR HIGH IS OVER CAPACITY BY 84 STUDENTS. YOU ALSO HAVE THE HIDDEN VALLEY JUNIOR HIGH IN AN ADJACENT GEOGRAPHIC ZONE WHICH IS UNDER CAPACITY BY 88 STUDENTS))
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The coalition is a fairly new group, forming just two months ago.
It's made up of nine different civic leagues.
And they say their voice will be heard come Tuesday. Jay Moore, News 7.))

CONGRESS


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A measure that would make sweeping changes to the farm subsidy program is on its way to the White House.
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The House of Representatives passed the landmark farm bill early this morning.
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The legislation would end the price-based subsidies and crop controls that have been the basis of U-S agricultural policy since the depression.
Supporters say it will save two billion dollars over seven years, but critics say it will cost more, and that it may end government protections for farmers.
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((REP. SAM FARR/(D)CA-BUT EVEN MARKET DRIVEN AGRICULTURE NEEDS A FEDERAL PARTNER. REP. BARNEY FRANK (D) MA- THE INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN TOUGHNESS TO THE POOR AND LAVISH TREATMENT OF POLITICAL FEW IS OUTRAGEOUS. ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Sam Farr/(D) California;
SUPER=01-Rep. Barney Frank/(D) Massachusetts; :12
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The Senate gave its approval late yesterday.
The president says he will sign the bill, despite some deep reservations.
The House also passed a measure to revamp health insurance.
The bill would guarantee access to health insurance for those who lose or leave their jobs.
It now moves on to the Senate where a more modest bill is pending.
Also yesterday, the House gave final approval to the line-item veto bill.
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tobacco


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The state of Texas is now in a legal and political fight with tobacco companies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Houston/Yesterday;


Yesterday, the state filed a federal lawsuit against tobacco companies, seeking to recover billions of Medicaid dollars spent on smoking-related illnesses.
The suit accuses the industry of violating fraud and racketeering laws as it deceived smokers into believing that smoking poses no health risk.
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War-Illness


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A British scientist who studied 14 veterans with a variety of illnesses ascribed to Gulf War Syndrome concludes all 14 have abnormal nervous systems. The U-S government has said there is no evidence Gulf War Syndrome exists. The British study is in the "Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry."

1-Sports


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Time now for sports and the latest from the N-I-T.
Here's Steve Mason.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
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SUPER=13-Lorri Atwell/Home Show Exhibitor;
SUPER=13-Bob Evans/Home Show Exhibitor;



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Cross-Burning


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Pulaski County authorities say two 17-year-old boys are charged with burning a cross in a black family's front yard and throwing a rock through a window.
George and Chanie Trueheart discovered the burning cross Saturday night after returning home from an outing.
Sheriff's deputies arrested the boys about a quarter-mile away.

Korsh


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NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#96-13
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The medical malpractice suit against a former Lewis Gale Clinic spine surgeon continues.
Connie Stevens recaps yesterday's proceedings in the trial of Dr. Eric Korsh.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; ::00
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(( Pat Brunson-- a self-proclaimed cowboy-- claims Dr. Korsh recommended bone fusion surgery using pedicel screws-- simply for his own financial gain.
Brunson says while he did sign an informed consent agreement, acknowledging that the procedure could be dangerous-- he trusted KORSH, instead.
He says the doctor told him he'd be pain-free and fully recovered with the surgery.
Without it, he could be paralyzed.
Brunson says now, he's still in constant pain.
The defense though hired a private investigator, to videotape Brunson working on his horse farm.
In the tape, he's riding, pulling, bending and squatting-- though he says since the taping, he's even worse off.
Brunson and Korsh are also former friends-- and it's not the first time they've been tied up legally.
Dr. Korsh filed a lawsuit against Brunson, trying to re-coup money from a joint horse venture gone bad.
He dropped the suit, though.
Now this time around, it's Korsh who's the defendant.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))
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Some 50 former patients have filed complaints against Korsh-- though several cases have already been dropped.

Recycling


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TAPE#96-21
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Roanoke County's experiment with curbside recycling may be trashed.
Supervisors say the cost of expanding the program is prohibitive, and they're proposing a different approach.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Roanoke County has offered curbside recycling on a limited basis since 1988, but the program has been extended to only ten percent of the county's residents.
Faced with the cost of replacing a worn- out truck and expanding the program county- wide, some supervisors believe there's a better alternative.
Sorting recyclables at the trash transfer station or the landfill.
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((BOB JOHNSON/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THE WAY WE'RE DOING IT NOW JUST SEEMS TO BE SO EXPENSIVE AND INEFFICIENT. AND AGAIN NOT EVERYBODY IS PARTICIPATING BECAUSE WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO PUT OUT THERE.))
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Because the Roanoke Valley has a regional landfill, support from other localities would likely be required.
Two- thirds of households in Roanoke already have curbside recycling... and the city plans to increase that number by several thousand next year.

2-scores


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Nebraska trashed St. Joseph's in the N-I-T last night and won its first ever basketball title.
Tulane won the consolation game over Alabama.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-Nebraska/=60/St. Joseph's/=56//Tulane/=87/Alabama/=76;



SUPER=96-Chicago/111/Atlanta/=80//Portland/=94/Golden State/=89;
SUPER=96-Denver/=92/Vancouver/=88//Cleveland/=83/LA Clippers/=81;



SUPER=103-Pittsburgh/==3/Florida/==2//Montreal/==4/Boston/==3;
SUPER=103-Dallas/==3/Anaheim/==1//New Jersey/==4/St. Louis/==4;
SUPER=103-Colorado/==8/San Jose/==3;




Two-Larry


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SUPER=13-Karen Michalski/Home Show Exhibitor;



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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Congress passes the largest reform in farm legislation in 60 years.
The bill would end the link between farm prices and government subsidies, in place since the Depression.
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A stand-off between anti-government militia members and the F-B-I continues in Montana.
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And the Shuttle Atlantis says goodbye to Mir.
Last night's undocking goes off without a hitch.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday March 29th.
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washington


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The farm bill that changes the basis of U-S farm policy that has been in place since the depression is on its way to the President's desk.
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The House gave final approval to the legislation early this morning.
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Under the landmark measure, farmers will be able to decide what they plant, and price-based subsidies will end.
Supporters say it will save two billion dollars over seven years, but critics say it will cost more, and that it may end government protections for farmers.
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((REP. SAM FARR/(D) CALIFORNIA: BUT EVEN MARKET DRIVEN AGRICULTURE NEEDS A FEDERAL PARTNER. REP. BARNEY FRANK (D) MASSACHUSETTS: THE INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN TOUGHNESS TO THE POOR AND LAVISH TREATMENT OF POLITICAL FEW IS OUTRAGEOUS. ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Sam Farr/(D) California;
SUPER=01-Rep. Barney Frank/(D) Massachusetts; :12
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OUT Q=IS OUTRAGEOUS.
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VO-NAT


The Senate gave its approval late yesterday.
President Clinton has expressed some reservations, but says he will reluctantly sign the measure.
The House has also passed a measure to revamp health insurance.
The bill would guarantee access to health insurance for those who lose or leave their jobs.
It now moves on to the Senate where a more modest bill is pending.
Also yesterday, the House gave final congressional approval to the line item-veto bill.
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Freemen


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The standoff in Montana between F-B-I agents and the anti-government "Freemen" group is now in its fifth day.
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SUPER=03-Jordan, MT;


The F-B-I has agreed to let area residents send the Freemen a community petition urging them to surrender.
About 12 people are believed inside the nearly thousand-acre compound.
SUPER=03-Billings/Yesterday;


Yesterday a federal judge had to enter innocent pleas for two members who were arrested on Monday.
The two refused to enter pleas themselves on the grounds that the federal government is illegitimate.
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Earthquake


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An earthquake has shaken Ecuador, killing at least 15 people and injuring at least 100 more.
The five-point-three quake was centered about 70 miles south of Ecuador's capital.
Emergency rescue crews are assessing damage.


SHUTTLE


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The shuttle "Atlantis" has ended its five day link-up with the Russian space station Mir and is now headed home.
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VO-NAT


The U-S crew left behind Shannon Lucid, who will spend five months in orbit with the Russians.
Last night's undocking maneuver went off without a hitch as Atlantis inched its way slowly away from ``Mir.''
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3-Sports


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It looks like the Roanoke College Lacrosse team is talking about throwing another shrimp on the barbie these days.
Steve Mason explains in sports.
Good morning Steve.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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SUPER=13-Steve Kassakatis/Home Show Exhibitor;



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SUPER=13-Jeff Shumate/Home Show Exhibitor;



(Toss to bump)


School-Funds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=education


Next week voters in Roanoke County will decide whether more than 30-MILLION dollars will be used for the construction of a new high school.
Last night a coalition opposing the project met at Glenvar High School.
Jay Moore has the story.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Landis/School Teacher; :09
SUPER=01-Bob Crouse/C.C.C.L. President; :30
SUPER=@Jay2; :39
SUPER=01-Loyd Tingler/Bond Opponent; :47
SUPER=01-John Huffman/C.C.C.L. Vice President; 1:16
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OUT Q=Jay Moore, News 7

(( Although small in number, the Catawba Coalition of Civic Leagues and Community Leaders came out to encourage residents NOT to vote in favor of Tuesday's referendum.
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SOT 19:25:00
IN Q=This is not an

((CHARLES LANDIS/SCHOOL TEACHER: THIS IS NOT AN EDUCATION ISSUE. IT'S A MATTER OF HOW DO WE GO ABOUT SETTING UP THE PROPER FACILITY AND HOW DO WE PAY FOR THAT FACILITY. AND I HAVE TO BE HONEST WITH YOU I DON'T THINK THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS DONE THEIR HOMEWORK.))
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The School Board caught a lot heat.
If the referendum is PASSED the coalition's president says the School Board members will be remembered in the next election.
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IN Q=You put them

((BOB CROUSE/C.C.C.L. PRESIDENT; YOU PUT THEM IN THE OFFICE. YOU CAN REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE. YOU'RE NOT BEING VINDICTIVE. YOU JUST WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT AND HOW IT'S BEING SPENT.))
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Some even suggested that it's NOT only the School Board but the county administration as well.
This after a recent trip to the administration building with some questions.
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SOT 20:09:34
IN Q=But come to find

((LOYD TINGLER/BOND OPPONENT: BUT COME TO FIND OUT YOU CAN'T BELIEVE NOBODY OVER THERE BECAUSE ONE PERSON TELLS YOU ONE THING AND SOME OTHER PERSON WILL TELL YOU SOMETHING ELSE. IT'S NO TRUTH. COME TO FIND OUT THERE'S NO PLANNING OVER THERE. IT'S PLUM DAMN RIDICULOUS.))
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OUT Q=plum damn ridiculous.


Opponents say the project is OVERPRICED, and could result in higher taxes.
They also say there hasn't been enough study into building a new school.
Supporters say it's needed because schools are overcrowded.
The Coalition's vice president suggested adjusting the geographical lines of attendance.
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SOT 20:00:57
IN Q=Although Cave Spring

((JOHN HUFFMAN/C.C.C.L. VICE PRESIDENT; ALTHOUGH CAVE SPRING JUNIOR HIGH IS OVER CAPACITY BY 84 STUDENTS. YOU ALSO HAVE THE HIDDEN VALLEY JUNIOR HIGH IN AN ADJACENT GEOGRAPHIC ZONE WHICH IS UNDER CAPACITY BY 88 STUDENTS))
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The coalition is a fairly new group, forming just two months ago.
It's made up of nine different civic leagues.
And they say their voice will be heard come Tuesday. Jay Moore, News 7.))

Dollar-General


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPEedit of new industry #96-14
GRAPHIC=Virginia Economy


A Kentucky based corporation plans to make a 30- million dollar investment in Southside.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Yesterday;


Dollar General will build the new 750- thousand square foot warehouse and distribution center in the Halifax County- South Boston Industrial Park.
The company plans to hire 350- employees to work in the facility-- an additional 150- are expected to be hired as truck drivers.
Dollar General plans to break ground May first and open sometime next year.
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Radford-Hospital


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Montgomery Regional Hospital is offering NO public comment on an E-mail memo that one state official is calling offensive and inappropriate.
It's the latest twist in an increasingly ugly turf battle over who gets to build a new hospital in the New River Valley.
Ellen Qualls has the details.
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(( Radford Community Hospital wants permission to build a new replacement hospital just outside of Radford.
Montgomery Regional CEO Gene Wright is still fighting for Columbia/HCA to get to build a facility that would meet that need instead.
A September 1995 memo allegedly written by Wright -- and handed over to the state by Radford Community's attorneys -- indicates Wright may have gone a step too far.
The memo talks about petitions Radford Community posted at churches and stores.
The memo to Montgomery Regional employees reads "I will give 20- dollars for each original brought here to me."
The memo ends with "This is a fight for future dominance."
The memo's authorship was NOT denied by Wright's attorneys, and the state health department examiner considering the larger issue of the new hospital was NOT amused. standup
Examiner Raymond Perry says the memo is offensive, clearly inappropriate, and in his words "just awful" -- but he says he has NO authority to sanction or investigate Montgomery Regional.
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It all leaves Radford Community Hospital's plans looking a little closer to state approval.
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((SKIP LAMB/RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: WELL FROM THE BEGINNING WE FELT THAT WE HAD A VERY SOLID CASE. AND NOTHING THAT'S OCCURRED HERE MAKES US FEEL ANY DIFFERENT. WE'RE VERY OPTIMISTIC THAT WE'RE GONNA GET THE CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC NEED. VERY OPTIMISTIC.))
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Montgomery Regional promises a future explanation for the alleged Gene Wright memo about petition snatching.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

MCI


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The State Corporation Commission says a report by Richmond T-V station W-R-I-C turned into a 44 million-dollar refund for customers who use M-C-I's long-distance collect service.
W-R-I-C was working on a price-comparison story on long-distance charges when it noticed M-C-I had over-billed the station for a test call.
M-C-I is expected to make an announcement today about the nationwide refunds.
The S-C-C says refunds for Virginians could run up to one million dollars.

Schoolwatch


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(toss to beth for weather -- sponsored)