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HEADLINES

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Roanoke County voters reject a school bond referendum that would have financed the construction of a new high school,
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and one of the victims of Monday's California police beating appears before the press. wx-head
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live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

County-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
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TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County School


The votes have been counted and the answer is "no"
Roanoke County voters have rejected 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
Here are the final results: With all 32 precincts reporting, there 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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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
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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. ))
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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.))

BEATING


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One of the beating victims from Monday's chase of suspected undocumented immigrants is out of the hospital this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Yesterday;


Thirty- two- year old Leticia Gonzalez appeared at a press conference yesterday, in obvious pain, after a brutal beating at the hands of Riverside County Sheriff's deputies.
SUPER=03-El Monte, CA/Monday;


The beating, which was caught on tape, occurred after an 80 mile chase spanning two counties.
The incident has sparked outrage from civil rights groups as well as the Mexican government.
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4:03;38 ((MIGUEL ALEMAN/FEDERAL MEXICAN SENATOR, VERA CRUZ, MEXICO: MEXICO WILL DEMAND THAT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COMPLETE AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EVENTS IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THOSE INVOLVED AND IMPLEMENT THE CORRESPONDING SANCTIONS. ))
SUPER=01-Miguel Aleman/Federal Mexican Senator;
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OUT Q=corresponding sanctions.
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VO-NAT


The F-B-I is considering a civil rights investigation into the incident.
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cow-slaughter


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The European Union today agreed to a plan to destroy millions of British cows in an effort to stamp out Mad Cow disease.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Luxembourg;


And the E-U says it will pick up 10 percent of the huge cost of compensating farmers for livestock lost in the mass slaughter.
SUPER=@File;


Almost five million cows will be killed over the next six years.
It will cost 400 million dollars a year.
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Whitewater


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In Arkansas, a key witness in the Whitewater trial alleges President Clinton benefited from an illegal covert loan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR/Yesterday;


David Hale testified yesterday that he was pressured to loan 150-thousand dollars to then governor Bill Clinton and his Whitewater partner, James McDougal.
The President denies Hale's allegations.
But author Gene Lyons says Hale has a checkered past.
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((GENE LYONS/AUTHOR: HIS REPUTATION IN ARKANSAS IS WHAT YOU'D EXPECT FOR A MAN WHO CREATED 13 DUMMY COMPANIES, LENT HIMSELF MONEY TO ALL AND DEFAULTED ON THE LOANS.))
SUPER=01-Gene Lyons/Author;
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

dinner


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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;


Last night in Washington, Mr. Clinton hosted a state dinner in honor of Italian President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro (SKAHL'-fahr-oh).
Numerous celebrities were guests at the dinner.
Among them: Actress Sophia Loren, Actor Nicholas Cage, and rock star Jon Bon Jovi.
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1-Sports


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In sports, Mike Stevens has the latest in the N-B-A and Kentucky's happy homecoming.
Good morning Mike.
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New-Industry


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TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Virginia Economy


A national manufacturing company is "forging" ahead with a new plant in Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;


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;
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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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Radford-Hospital


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The C-E-O of Montgomery Regional Hospital is explaining 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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Graduates


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NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#96-26
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A bi- partisan group of Virginia lawmakers and business leaders wants to help high school students stay in school and get jobs when they graduate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


So yesterday, they dusted off an old program that never got started.
Jobs for Virginia Graduates will use 100-thousand dollars of corporate donations, and a quarter million dollars of federal money saved from restructuring at the state Department of Education.
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SOT 02:53;16
IN Q=The first

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: THE FIRST YEAR FUNDING WILL ALLOW US TO DO ESSENTIALLY 15 SCHOOLS AND UP TO 600 STUDENTS. WE HOPE TO GET TO A THOUSAND IN THE 97-98 SCHOOL YEAR.))
02:55:20 ((ALAN WURTZEL/CIRCUIT CITY STORES: THIS STRIKES ME AS AN INCREDIBLY INEXPENSIVE PROGRAM. NATIONALLY, THE AVERAGE IS 12- HUNDRED DOLLARS PER KID FOR 18 MONTHS. THAT'S 66- DOLLARS A MONTH, PER KID. AND THESE ARE THE KIDS THAT ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL IN TERMS OF OPPORTUNITY. LIKELY TO DROP OUT, DISADVANTAGED. AND THAT'S A SMALL INVESTMENT.))
SUPER=@Beyer; :00
SUPER=01-Alan Wurtzel/Circuit City Stores; :11
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OUT Q=small investment.
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VO-NAT


State Superintendent for Public Instruction Bill Bosher (BOH-shur) says the program will complement existing dropout prevention and vocational training programs.
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2-scores


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In American League action --
The New York Yankees won their season opener for the tenth time in eleven years.
Let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-NY Yankees/==7/Cleveland/==1//Baltimore/==4/Kansas City/==2;
SUPER=91-Detroit/=10/Minnesota/==6//Seattle/==3/White Sox/==2;
SUPER=91-Milwaukee/=15/California/==9;



SUPER=92-Cincinnati/==4/Montreal/==1//Pittsburgh/==4/Florida/==1;
SUPER=92-Colorado/==5/Philadelphia/==3//Houston/==5/Los Angeles/==4;




2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


Roanoke County voters reject a 37- million dollar school bond referendum that would have financed the construction of a new high school.
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VO-NAT


One of the victims of Monday's California police beating appears before the press, and says she believed Riverside County deputies were going to kill her.
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VO-NAT


And a plan for the massive slaughter of British cattle is approved by the European Union.
Millions of cows are to be destroyed in an effort to eradicate Mad Cow disease.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday April 3rd.
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County-Schools


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


The votes have been counted and the answer is "no"
Roanoke County voters have rejected 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
Here are the final results: With all 32 precincts reporting, there 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. ))
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.
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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.))

illegal-aliens


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


While one of the victims is saying very little, politicians and civil rights leaders are voicing outrage over Monday's beating of suspected illegal immigrants.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Yesterday;


Thirty- two- year old Leticia Gonzalez wept quietly at a Los Angeles news conference yesterday, and said through an interpreter that she thought she was going to be killed.
SUPER=03-El Monte, CA/Monday;


She is one of two suspected illegal aliens beaten by two Riverside County, California, deputies after a chase Monday.
The incident was caught on videotape by television news crews.
The A-C-L-U and the Mexican government are condemning the beating.
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4:03;38 ((MIGUEL ALEMAN/FEDERAL MEXICAN SENATOR, VERA CRUZ, MEXICO: MEXICO WILL DEMAND THAT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COMPLETE AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EVENTS IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THOSE INVOLVED AND IMPLEMENT THE CORRESPONDING SANCTIONS. ))
SUPER=01-Miguel Aleman/Federal Mexican Senator;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=corresponding sanctions.
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VO-NAT


The F-B-I is considering a civil rights investigation into the incident.
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mad-cow


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
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The European Union this morning approved a plan to destroy millions of British cows in an effort to erase Mad Cow disease.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Luxembourg;


Farm ministers agreed to share the huge cost of compensating farmers for lost livestock.
SUPER=@File;


Almost five million cows will be killed over the next six years.
It will cost 400 million dollars a year.
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Wipe/wipe/wipe

gulf-war-syndrome


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT


After an extensive study, the Pentagon says there's no such thing as Gulf War Syndrome.
The 19-thousand veterans studied showed a variety of symptoms, some of them psychological or ill-defined, too many symptons to classify under one syndrome.
Many veterans believe their illnesses were caused by the war, perhaps from the use of chemical weapons.
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Bosnia


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bosnia


In Bosnia, United Nations investigators are resuming their war crimes search by focusing on the site where some seven thousand Muslims were allegedly massacred by Serbs last July.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia;


The site is just beginning to thaw, and the team will conduct several surveys before doing any digging.
American forces are protecting the investigators in Serb-controlled areas.
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Barge-Blast


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WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


An explosion last night in Joliet Illinios was so loud it was heard up to 20 miles away.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Joliet, IL/Last Night;


The explosion happened aboard a river barge which was carrying dynamite.
The blast also blew out windows three to five miles away.
There were no apparent injuries.
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3-Sports


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NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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The Roanoke Express's season fizzled out with a loss to Charlotte.
Mike Stevens has the details in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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OUT Q=everybody

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Schools


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


A proposed 37- point- four million dollar school bond referendum to build a new Cave Spring High School does NOT make the grade
That decision by voters in Roanoke County last night. Take Live FullScreen Pinnacle--Bond Vote Results
Here are the final results: With all 32 precincts reporting, there 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."

Tobacco


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


Southside tobacco farmers have a lot to be proud of, but supporters still face their toughest battle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;


That was the message last night from retiring Congressman L- F Payne who spoke at the meeting of the group "Concerned Friends for Tobacco".
Payne told the crowd to be prepared to fight the FDA'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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SOT
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.
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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.

Interchange


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=Wal Mart


The new Walmart in Roanoke means more traffic for the Valley View Mall area.
Now state and local officials are discussing a possible off ramp from Interstate 5-81 near the Super store.
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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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Church-Thefts


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


Roanoke County police are asking for the community's help.
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VO-NAT


46- year- old Martin Freeman has nearly two dozen outstanding arrest warrants against him.
Authorities also want to QUESTION him about a string of church robberies over the past month.
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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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Mental-Health


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


Church is often out of the question for adults with a mental disability because many are unable to drive.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


But thanks to a group of volunteers in Danville the mentally challenged enjoy church every Saturday.
The volunteers are part of an organization known as "Christian Training for the Retarded" or C-T-R.
Church service includes bible study and choir.
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SOT
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


The service is interdenominational and open to all ages.
Volunteers also provide transportation.
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4-scores


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


In sports --
The Vancouver Grizzlies are one shy of the N-B-A's all-time record for consecutive losses.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Portland/101/Vancouver/=85//Houston/112/Golden State/106;
SUPER=96-Atlanta/109/Boston/=89//Toronto/104/LA Clippers/103;
SUPER=96-Chicago/110/Miami/=92//New York/=90/Indiana/=86;
SUPER=96-Charlotte/102/LA Lakers/=97//Milwaukee/105/Detroit/=98;
SUPER=96-Sacramento/104/Dallas/=97//Denver/=86/Minnesota/=78;
SUPER=96-Seattle/100/Utah/=91//Phoenix/111/San Antonio/104;



SUPER=103-NY Rangers/==3/New Jersey/==1//Philadelphia/==6/NY Islanders/==2;
SUPER=103-San Jose/==6/Detroit/==3;