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7Inspections

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TAPEedit of rental inspections #96-32 with new bites
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In Roanoke last night, safety was the main concern for landlords, tenants and city officials in a meeting to disucess the city's rental inspection program.
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Ever since a fatal house fire on Stewart Avenue in Roanoke, the issue of property safety has been brought to the forefront.
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Nearly a hundred people showed up last night at the latest workshop on Roanoke's rental inspection program.
The biggest change in the plan-- a requirement that rental property be inspected every two years.
While some landlords had concerns about the latest version of the program, others say it's easier to follow than the earlier one.
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((JAMES KASEY/LANDLORD: SEEMED LIKE A LOT OF LOOSE ENDS-- THINGS THAT PEOPLE ON EITHER SIDE WEREN'T SURE ABOUT HOW TO GO ABOUT DOING IT. BUT IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S SHAPING UP REAL WELL NOW. ))
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The workshop is not the final phase of the program's construction.
An administrative public hearing is planned for April 23rd-- then final recommendations will go to Roanoke City Council.
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7Va-Militia


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TAPE#96-20
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The militia movement in Virginia thinks the federal government has gone too far.
Now, the group is handing out a new pamphlet that quotes Governor Allen and uses his name.
Ellen Qualls asked the Governor if he minds.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WONDERFUL. CITIZEN'S MILITIA. IT LOOKS LIKE RECYCLED PAPER THOUGH. It looks nice. DOESN'T IT?))
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Since the Oklahoma bombing almost a year ago, Virginia's militia movement has worked hard for positive p-r.
Part of the effort is new leaflets -- quoting the founding fathers... Jefferson, Hamilton.
And then, George Allen.
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((DOUGLAS JEFFREYS/VA. CITIZEN'S MILITIA: AND WE FELT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO SORT OF UPDATE THAT AND HAVE SOMEONE FROM A SORT OF MORE CURRENT POLITICAL STANDING TO INCLUDE A STATEMENT FROM THEM ALSO.))
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Allen's quote blasts our own federal government as "a government that has defied, and that now ignores, virtually every constitutional limit fashioned by the framers..."
Does Allen mind the militia borrowing it?
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WELL I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T KNOW. TWO CENTURIES AGO, THE CHALLENGES, YA, YA, YA. WHAT IS THIS FROM? I don't know. Might be from your inauguration. MIGHT BE. I DON'T KNOW. IT'S TRUE. IT'S A TRUE STATEMENT.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M GONNA READ THROUGH THIS. AND I DON'T THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE INSINUATING THAT EVERYBODY MUST HAVE A RIFLE AND A HUNDRED ROUNDS. I THINK THAT'S UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL. BUT AS YOU WELL KNOW I DON'T WANT TO DIMINISH ANYBODY'S RIGHTS.))
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The militia says it's passed out over five thousand of the George Allen leaflets so far.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

7Econ-Develop


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TAPE#96-21
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California's Silicon Valley is known for advanced technology.
And Virginia's right behind it-
That's according to the Allen Administraion.
It's touting Virginia as second in the nation with the largest concentraion of advanced technology companies.
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To make that boast possible yesterday, Governor Allen signed a raft of sweeping economic development bills.
One gave legislative approval for the new performance-based grants promised to high tech all-stars Motorola and IBM/Toshiba.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE DON'T START PAYING OUT THE PERFORMANCE GRANTS UNTIL FIVE YEARS AFTER THEY'VE BEEN UP AND RUNNING. SO IT'S A REALLY OUTSTANDING WAY OF HANDLING IT. AND VIRGINIA WILL BENEFIT OBVIOUSLY WITH THE JOBS AND THE REVENUE FROM IT FOR YEARS BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY PAY OUT THE GRANTS.))
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Another bill allows localities to share the costs and benefits on projects like industrial parks.
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7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be a cloudy and cold day, with highs only in the mid 40s.
Tonight, clouds to move out with lows in the upper 20s.

55PH-Beating


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TAPE#96-18
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Three Patrick Henry High school students have been charged with malicious wounding for allegedly beating another student.
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They were originally charged with assault and battery after a P-H senior was kicked and beaten.
Yesterday, the charges were upgraded during a hearing in juvenile court.
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((GERALD TEASTER/PROSECUTOR: USUALLY IF SOMEONE HAS A MINOR INJURY OR NO INJURY AT ALL, OR IF IT'S A SLAP, WE LET IT BE ASSAULT AND BATTERY, BUT APPARENTLY THESE INJURIES WERE VERY SEVERE. THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWED QUITE A BIT OF BLOOD, CUTS ON THE INSIDE OF THE CHEEK AND LIP. ANY TIME YOU HAVE THAT TYPE OF LACERATION, THAT LIND OF SEVERE ASSAULT, IT'S BEST TO CHARGE AS MALICIOUS WOUNDING, BECAUSE IT MATCHES THE ELEMENTS BETTER.))
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One of the defendants told the judge he was just trying to break up the fight, and parents of the teenagers say the young men have not been in trouble before.
Three of teens are being held at the city's detention center until bond hearings are scheduled.
The fourth defendant has not been arraigned.

55GLTC


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TAPE#96-25
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In Lynchburg, it could cost you more to take the bus this summer, thanks to a reduction in federal funding.
Steve Smallshaw tells us how the bus company is trying to make do with less.
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(( For the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company, it is deja vu all over again.
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((SCOTT LANSING/FORMER GLTC DIRECTOR: BECAUSE I THINK THAT THIS TREND IS GOING TO CONTINUE WITH FEDERAL MONEY AND WE'RE GOING TO BE FACED WITH A SIMILAR SITUATION NEXT YEAR.))
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That was 1995 when the GLTC was staring at a 200- thousand dollar reduction in its federal funding.
Twelve months later Scott Lansing's prediction has come true, and new director Mike Carroll has to make up for a 170- thousand dollar cut.
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((MICHAEL CARROLL/GLTC DIRECTOR: THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF CONCERN ON CAPITOL HILL THAT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REALLY ISN'T DESERVING OF FEDERAL SUPPORT. NOW OF COURSE WE DISAGREE WITH THAT, BUT THAT SEEMS TO BE THE TENOR RIGHT NOW.))
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With a 12 percent hole in its budget, the GLTC has come up with some ideas to balance its books.
Among them would be to eliminate all together service on Sundays and holidays and to the Sandusky area of the city... and of course, to raise fares once again.
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((MIKE ROSSER/BUS RIDER: I REALLY THINK THEY OUGHT NOT GO UP ON THE FARES. I THINK THEY OUGHT TO KEEP IT THE SAME, THE WAY IT IS NOW, BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY MORE ON THE BUS FARE.))
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((Mike Carroll says he understands paying more for less services won't sit well with many riders, but he adds those proposals are not set in stone. Residents will get a chance to air their views during two public meetings, the first of which gets underway Tuesday night. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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55Pulaski-Ambulance


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And Pulaski County residents can expect to pay more for ambulance service.
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Next month a new agency set up to oversee the county's two rescue squads will start billing patients for ambulance rides-- about 300 dollars a trip.
But those who buy ambulance MEMBERSHIPS won't have to pay any more than the 39-dollar annual fee.
Their insurance will pick up the rest, but NON- members will have to pay whatever their health insurance won't.
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((DAVID SMITH/REMSI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: SO WHAT THIS DOES IS TAKE REALLY AN UNTAPPED RESOURCE, PREDOMINATELY IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA IT IS AN UNTAPPED RESOURCE, MOST SERVICES IN VIRGINIA DOESN'T CHARGE ANYTHING FOR THEIR SERVICES, AND ALLOWS THAT TO BE USED FOR THE AGENCIES. THEN LOCAL GOVERNMENT MONEY CAN BE UTILIZED FOR OTHER THINGS. ))
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Smith stresses members and non-members will receive the same care and response.
He says the fees will allow Regional Emergency Medical Services Incorporated, to hire full time rescue personnel, recruit and train new volunteers and buy new equipment.
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55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be a cloudy and cold day, with highs only in the mid 40s.
For tonight, clouds will move out but expect freezing temperatures - lows in the upper 20s.
A change for tomorrow - mostly sunny with highs in the lower to mid 50s.

8Rental-Inspection


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TAPE#96-32
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A group effort to make low incoming housing safer.
As Kimberely McBroom reports landlords, tenants, and Roanoke officials held a workshop last night to discuss a rental inspection program.
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(( This neighborhood isn't on the the most expensive side of town-- but it's where many call home.
And ever since a fatal house fire on Stewart Avenue-- the issue of property safety has been brought to the forefront.
Nearly a hundred people showed up at the latest workshop on Roanoke's rental inspection program.
The biggest change in the plan-- a requirement that rental property be inspected every two years.
Among the most common concerns of landlords-- inspection fees and tenant responsibility. ((CLARENCE HALL/LANDLORD: SOME THINGS ARE GOOD AND SOME THINGS ARE BAD. I THINK THEY OUGHT TO PUT A LITTLE MORE RESPONSIBILITY ON THE TENANTS-- AND NOT ALL ON THE LANDLORDS. ))
Meanwhile, some say the plan is fair to both sides. ((PAULA PRINCE/OLD SOUTHWEST ROANOKE, INC.: IT TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION THE PROBLEMS THAT WE, IN OLD SOUTHWEST HAVE WITH OLD HOUSING STOCK-- BUT IT DOES ALSO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE LANDLORDS DO HAVE CONCERNS-- AND THAT THEY'RE VALID CONCERNS. ))
And while some say a rental inspection program is a long time coming-- ((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I THINK, IN TERMS OF HOW COMPLICATED THIS IS AND HOW FAR WE HAVE HAD TO COME, THAT IT'S MOVED FORWARD IN A VERY TIMELY WAY-- I'M VERY PLEASED. )) ((
THIS WORKSHOP ISN'T THE FINAL PHASE OF THE PROGRAM'S CONSTRUCTION.
AN ADMINISTRATIVE PUBLIC HEARING IS PLANNED FOR APRIL 23RD-- THEN LATER ON FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS WILL GO ON TO THE ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL.
KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7. )) ))

8Hampden-Sydney


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The Hampden Sydney College faculty has voted in favor of admitting women to the all-male school.
Yesterday's vote was 45-to-17, with five abstentions.
The vote is not binding on the school's board of trustees.
Going co-ed is one of several options a strategic planning committee is considering to cope with fewer applicants and rising costs.
Hampden-Sydney is one of the last two all-male, non-military colleges in the nation.

8Glenwood-Elem


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TAPE#96-22
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A Danville elementary school is one of the best in the nation.
Teresa Hamilton explains why.
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(( There's a lot to brag about these days at Glenwood Elementary.
Many of the school's students come from low income or single parent families.
But better test scores and parent involvement have become common place.
Mattie Travis is a parent volunteer with twin daughters. ((MATTIE TRAVIS/PARENT VOLUNTEER:MONEY CAN'T BUY LOVE AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE GETTING HERE AND I FEEL LIKE THEY'RE GETTING THE BEST EDUCATION. ))
One reason for the school's success is the use of what called a Multi-age classroom.
The teaching method combines two grade levels into one.
Pat Bolt teaches first and second grade. ((PAT BOLT/TEACHER: I THINK OF IT AS THAT WE'RE A FAMILY, WE CALL OURSELVES THE BOLT BUNCH. ))
Bolt also credits her success to the fact she teaches each child for two years.
In other words, when a student enters her classroom for first grade, they'll be back the following year.
Individuals desks are tossed aside in favor of a group like atmosphere where the children work on an array of projects.
She says this prompts their imaginations-- there's also more time for individual attention. ((EMILY BEARD/PRINCIPAL:WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THE LEARNING THAT'S TAKING PLACE IN THE CLASSROOM, AS A RESULT OF MULTI-AGE AND OTHER PROGRAMS.))
Last year the school was honored by Redbook magazine as one of the best elementary schools in the nation.
But Pat Bolt and others don't need an honor to realize what they already know in their heart. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

8Weather


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Looking at the forecast -
Cloudy and cold today, with highs in the mid 40s. tonight - lows in the upper 20s. Freezing temperatures