08:25-01

7County-Schools

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County School


Voters in Roanoke County say "no" to a proposed 37- point- four million dollar school bond referendum that called for the construction of a new high school. Take Live FullScreen Pinnacle--Bond Vote Results
The results of last night's vote, with all 32 precincts reporting, were 9- thousand 334 "no" votes, and 7-thousand 94 "yes" votes.
The only districts to support the referendum were Windsor Hills and Cave Spring.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Kimberly McBroom was out getting reaction from both sides last night and has this report.
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SOT
IN Q=I guess right now
SUPER=01-Jim McAden/Bond Referendum Supporter; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night; :15
SUPER=01-Terri Langford/Bond Referendum Supporter; :29
SUPER=@File; :42
SUPER=01-Don Terp/Bond Referendum Opponent; :53
SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/Roanoke Co. School Bd. Chairman; 1:14
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:27
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=Kimberly McBroom, News 7

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SOT tape 1 8:08:02

((JIM MCADEN/BOND REFERENDUM SUPPORTER: I GUESS RIGHT NOW, I'M THINKING TODAY WAS A BRIGHT, SUNNY DAY OUTSIDE-- BUT A DARK CLOUD HANGS OVER ROANOKE COUNTY AND THE ROANOKE VALLEY AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. ))
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And a dark cloud seemed to hang over County school administration building-- as teachers, parents and school board members anxiously watched the returns.
In the final tally-- the 37- million dollar school bond referendum failed to make the grade.
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SOT tape 1 8:14:12

((TERRI LANGFORD/BOND REFERENDUM SUPPORTER: I FEEL LIKE THE PARENTS LET OUR CHILDREN DOWN. WE DID NOT COME OUT. IT GOT TO BE THAT WE WERE COMPLACENT. WE THOUGHT THAT SOMEONE ELSE WOULD COME AND AND DO OUR JOB FOR US. ))
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Langford says concerns over the school's site and the possibility of higher taxes also got in the way.
But opponents of the referendum say those were important issues--and the county had not done its homework.
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SOT tape 1 9:15:23

((DON TERP/BOND REFERENDUM OPPONENT: REALLY, IN A SENSE WERE WERE BUYING A PIG IN A POKE. I MEAN, WE WERE PUTTING UP 37.4- MILLION DOLLARS AND THERE WAS NO GUARANTEE THAT WE WOULD EVEN GET ANYTHING THAT WAS SUITABLE. ))
RUNS=:11


Meanwhile, for the school board, it's back to the drawing board--
And they say they have no idea when they'll re-visit the notion of a new Cave Spring High School.
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SOT tape 1 8:22:25

((JERRY CANADA/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK WE'LL LET THE DUST CLEAR A LITTLE BIT AND KING OF LET FOLKS' EMOTIONS COME BACK DOWN. I THINK THE SCHOOL BOARD RIGHT NOW NEEDS TO WORK ON THE BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR-- GET THAT BEHIND US AND THEN MAKE PLANS FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE. ))
RUNS=:15

Standup here please
And those future plans may include renovations for Cave Spring Junior High School and other needed improvements throughout the county.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

7New-Industry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Virginia Economy


New jobs are on the way to Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Meadville (MEED-vill) Forging Company will build a 600- thousand square foot facility in Buchanan.
Meadville plans to initially hire seventy- five employees, but that number could eventually increase to 125 workers.
The Buchanan plant will use computer- controlled robotics to produce steel forgings for use in automobiles.
In other words, Meadville can be described as a modern- day blacksmith operation.
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SOT 11:11:21
IN Q=We heat the

((JIM LINK/MEADVILLE FORGING COMPANY: WE HEAT THE STEEL UNTIL IT'S RED HOT-- TWENTY- TWO HUNDRED DEGREES, AND THEN WE BEAT IT INTO THE SHAPE WE WANT. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Link/Meadville Forging Company;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=shape we want
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VO-NAT


There had been concerns about the Buchanan site, because it's near the James River flood plain.
Meadville officials plan to raise the plant to avoid the possibility of flooding.
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7Radford-Hospital


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=None


The C-E-O of Montgomery Regional Hospital is aswering questions about some some controversial e-mail he sent to employees in September.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


At a hearing last week, Radford Community Hospital complained about the memo, in which Gene Wright offered 20 dollars to employees who brought him petitions supporting RADFORD'S plans for a new hospital.
In a news release, Wright said "in reviewing the game film of this call...I would do that one differently."
The hospitals are competing to build a new facility in the Radford area.
Wright said he reacted to what he perceived as heavy- handed attempts by Carilion to inflate support for its project.
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7weather


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WRITER=nle
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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the mid to upperr 70s.
For tonight, expect lows in the 50s.
Clouds and a chance of rain move in tomorrow with lows in the 70s.

55Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County School


A school bond referendum that would have financed the construction of a new high school has been rejected by Roanoke County voters. Take Live FullScreen Pinnacle--Bond Vote Results
The final results of last night's vote, with all 32 precincts reporting, were 9- thousand 334 "no" votes, and 7-thousand 94 "yes" votes. Take Live 5 FullScreen Pinnacle--Voting Districts
Here now is a breakdown by voting districts:
In Catawba the referendum is overwhelmingly rejected, 2-thousand 582 "no" to 408 "yes."
The same is true in Hollins: 2-thousand 230 "no" and 574 "yes."
The referendum is supported in Windsor Hills, 2-thousand 902 "yes" votes and 1-thousand 649 "no."
The measure was defeated in Vinton. The tally 1-thousand 431 "no" and 517 "yes."
In Cave Spring, the site for the proposed school, the vote was 2-thousand 693 "yes" and 1-thousand 442 "no."

55Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Words of encouragement for tobacco farmer from retiring congressman L-F Payne.
Last night in a meeting for the group "Concerned Friends for Tobacco",
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;

Payne told farmers while they have a lot to be proud of, they should be prepared to fight the F-D-A's attempts to crack down on teen smoking and declare nicotine a drug.
But he downplayed any significance the Liggett case will have on area growers.
The tobacco company recently settled a suit that accused cigarette makers of not telling the public nicotine is addictive.
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IN Q=What's going

((REP. L- F PAYNE/D-NELSON CO.: WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THESE CORPORATIONS I THINK IS VERY MUCH SECONDARY TO US. WHAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO US IS THAT THE FACT WE HAVE FIVE THOUSAND TOBACCO GROWERS HERE IN SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA AND ITS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO BE ABLE TO RAISE THIS CROP AS WE HAVE FOR GENERATIONS. ANDY SHEPHERD/TOBACCO STABILIZATION BD.IT'S DANGEROUS BECAUSE ITS THE FIRST CRACK ITS BEEN IN THE TOBACCO WALL, BUT LIGGETT'S NOT RUN BY TOBACCO PEOPLE, THEY'RE RUN BY CORPORATE RAIDERS, I DON'T CONSIDER THEM PART OF THE COMMUNITY, REALLY. ))
SUPER=@Payne; :00
SUPER=01-Andy Shepherd/Tobacco Stabilization Bd.; :22
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=community, really.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Tobacco


"Concerned Friends for Tobacco" also named its choice for business of the year.
Belk Leggett of Danville took home the honor for setting aside smoking areas within the store.

55Mental-Health


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=none


A Danville organization is providing a priceless service for the mental disabled.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Every Saturday, volunteers with the group "Christian Training for the Retarded" or C-T-R, provide transportation and church services to the mentally challenged.
The inter-denominational services include bible study and choir, and are open to all ages.
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IN Q=They have

((REV. RON GRAHAM: THEY HAVE NOTHING PREJUDICE, THEY HAVE NO PRECONCEIVED IDEAS, THEY JUST LOVE FOR WHAT THEY FEEL AND WHAT THEY FEEL IS LOVE FOR GOD AND LOVE FOR EVERYONE. ))
SUPER=07-Reverend Ron Graham;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=for everyone.
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VO-NAT


C-T-R says it is alway in need of volunteers and donations.
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55Church-Thefts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=None


Someone in Roanoke County is taking AWAY from Church services by robbing choir members.
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VO-NAT


Authorities are looking for 46- year- old Martin Freeman to question him about a string of such robberies over the past month.
Freeman also has dozen outstanding arrest warrants against him.
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SOT 9:38:21
IN Q=We had three

((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: WE HAD THREE WARRANTS FOR HIM AND THAT THERE WERE AS MANY AS TEN OTHER ONES AROUND THE AREA. THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT THIS GUY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ONES IN ROANOKE COUNTY BACK IN EARLY MARCH. BUT WE CERTAINLY HAVE A LOT OF WARRANTS AGAINST HIM AND THEY'RE OUTSTANDING SO WE'D LIKE TO SEE HIM ARRESTED. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=him arrested
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VO-NAT


The warrants against Freeman include possesion of a stolen credit card, and petty larceny.
SUPER=@File;


Since the beginning of March, a number of wallets and purses have been stolen from at least three churches.
Police are looking for any information about Freeman.
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55weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the mid to upperr 70s.
For tonight, expect lows in the 50s.
Clouds and a chance of rain move in tomorrow.
It will reamin warm though, with temperatures in the lower 70s.

8County-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County School


Roanoke County officials are looking for ways to pay for a new high school now that county voters have rejected a 37 million dollar school bond referendum. Take Live FullScreen Pinnacle--Bond Vote Results
Results of last night's vote show 9- thousand 334 "no" votes, and 7-thousand 94 "yes" votes.
The only districts to support the referendum were Windsor Hills and Cave Spring.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Kimberly McBroom has reaction from both sides.
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SOT
IN Q=I guess right now
SUPER=01-Jim McAden/Bond Referendum Supporter; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night; :15
SUPER=01-Terri Langford/Bond Referendum Supporter; :29
SUPER=@File; :42
SUPER=01-Don Terp/Bond Referendum Opponent; :53
SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/Roanoke Co. School Bd. Chairman; 1:14
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:27
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=Kimberly McBroom, News 7

((
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SOT tape 1 8:08:02

((JIM MCADEN/BOND REFERENDUM SUPPORTER: I GUESS RIGHT NOW, I'M THINKING TODAY WAS A BRIGHT, SUNNY DAY OUTSIDE-- BUT A DARK CLOUD HANGS OVER ROANOKE COUNTY AND THE ROANOKE VALLEY AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. ))
RUNS=:07


And a dark cloud seemed to hang over County school administration building-- as teachers, parents and school board members anxiously watched the returns.
In the final tally-- the 37- million dollar school bond referendum failed to make the grade.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 1 8:14:12

((TERRI LANGFORD/BOND REFERENDUM SUPPORTER: I FEEL LIKE THE PARENTS LET OUR CHILDREN DOWN. WE DID NOT COME OUT. IT GOT TO BE THAT WE WERE COMPLACENT. WE THOUGHT THAT SOMEONE ELSE WOULD COME AND AND DO OUR JOB FOR US. ))
RUNS=:12


Langford says concerns over the school's site and the possibility of higher taxes also got in the way.
But opponents of the referendum say those were important issues--and the county had not done its homework.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 1 9:15:23

((DON TERP/BOND REFERENDUM OPPONENT: REALLY, IN A SENSE WERE WERE BUYING A PIG IN A POKE. I MEAN, WE WERE PUTTING UP 37.4- MILLION DOLLARS AND THERE WAS NO GUARANTEE THAT WE WOULD EVEN GET ANYTHING THAT WAS SUITABLE. ))
RUNS=:11


Meanwhile, for the school board, it's back to the drawing board--
And they say they have no idea when they'll re-visit the notion of a new Cave Spring High School.
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SOT tape 1 8:22:25

((JERRY CANADA/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK WE'LL LET THE DUST CLEAR A LITTLE BIT AND KING OF LET FOLKS' EMOTIONS COME BACK DOWN. I THINK THE SCHOOL BOARD RIGHT NOW NEEDS TO WORK ON THE BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR-- GET THAT BEHIND US AND THEN MAKE PLANS FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE. ))
RUNS=:15

Standup here please
And those future plans may include renovations for Cave Spring Junior High School and other needed improvements throughout the county.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

8Interchange


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=NONE


State and local officials are discussing the possibility of building a new off- ramp from Interstate 5-81 for traffic going to the new Walmart at Valley View.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


A local citizen's organization held a public hearing yesterday to talk about the possible interchange.
The location is North on 5-81 between Orange Avenue and Hershberger Road. OUTSIDE VIDEO:
Just a few miles away Senator Chuck Robb and local officials held a news conference.
Robb says a new interchange is a good idea.
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SOT 19:49:05
IN Q=I think we

((SENATOR CHUCK ROBB: I THINK WE OUGHT TO GIVE IT THE APPROPRIATE BLESSING AND THEN TO GET IT ACCOMPLISHED AS SOON AS WE CAN. BUT I'M DELIGHTED TO WORK WITH YOU AND MR. MAYOR AND TO YOU MR. VICE MAYOR AND THE CITIZENS ASSOCIATIONS AND ECONOMIC REPRESENTATIVES WILL WORK WITH YOU TO SEE IF WE CAN GET THE JOB DONE.))
SUPER=@Robb;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=the job done.
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VO-NAT


Mayor David Bowers says the city has five-million dollars set aside for construction.
He says traffic congestion has made the area notorious for accidents.
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8Meadville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#=edit of 96-19
GRAPHIC=Virginia Economy


A national manufacturing company is bringing jobs to Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Meadville (MEED-vill) Forging Company will build a 600- thousand square foot facility in Buchanan.
Initially plans are to hire 75 employees, but that number could eventually increase to 125.
The Buchanan plant will use computer- controlled robotics to produce steel forgings for use in automobiles.
There had been concerns about the Buchanan site, because it's near the James River flood plain.
But, Meadville officials plan to raise the plant to avoid the possibility of flooding.
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8weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
For tonight, expect lows in the 50s.
Clouds and a chance of rain move in tomorrow. It will reamin warm though, with temperatures in the lower 70s.