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HEADLINES

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President Clinton visits Japan after trying to make peace in Korea,
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and a sixth day of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas. wx-head
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live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Capitol-Hill


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A constitutional amendment to make it harder to raise taxes failed last night in the House.
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It would have required that anything other than a minor tax increase be approved by two thirds of the House and Senate.
Meantime, many folks waited until the last minute to pay their debt to the U.S. government.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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Taxes


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TAPE#96-26
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(( The traffic jam to pay Uncle Sam makes for one of the busiest days of the year for the U.S. Postal Service.
People continued streaming in throughout the evening-- collecting free stamps, courtesy of the American Postal Workers Union and free advice, courtesy of the I-R-S. ((MIKE SPEARS/INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: WE TEASE THEM. WE GIVE THEM A HARD TIME. BUT PEOPLE WAIT 'TIL THE LAST MINUTE-- A LOT OF THEM DO. WE TRY TO GIVE THEM A HARD TIME-- KIND OF KEEP THINGS LIGHT AND EASY BECAUSE IT'S A LOT OF STRESS THAT LAST DAY.))
Spears estimates a 30 to 40- percent increase in last- minute filers from last year-- mostly people needing forms or asking questions.
But some say putting off the inevitable is just human nature.
((CARLOTTA STILTNER/LAST- MINUTE FILER: PROCRASTINATION. THOSE THAT PROBABLY THINK THEY'RE GOING TO OWE MONEY, SO THEY ALWAYS WAIT UNTIL THE VERY LAST MINUTE. SOME OF THEM ARE FORTUNATE MAYBE-- THEY GET A LITTLE BIT BACK. BUT I'M NOT. SO, I WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.))
((TOM WOLFE/LAST- MINUTE FILER: Do you usually wait until this late to do your taxes? WELL, I'M A LITTLE EARLY RIGHT NOW-- USUALLY WAIT TIL A LITTLE LATER-- In the day? IN THE DAY, YEAH.))
And even those with the best intentions to get their taxes done early sometimes put pleasure BEFORE business.
((BOBBIE FLAGG/LAST- MINUTE FILER: I HAD TO COME TO ROANOKE TO SEE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND I WAS BUSY ALL WEEKEND MAKING WHOOPIE. SO, I HAD TO DO IT TONIGHT.
So, you had your fun first, and now you've got to take care of business?
WELL HONEY, WHEN YOU GET MY AGE, YOU HAVE YOUR FUN WHEN YOU CAN.)) Standup here
Now, while filling out all those tax forms may not be much fun, we still have to do it.
The I-R-S says if you missed the midnight deadline, it's important that you file for an extension as soon as possible.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

korea


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President Clinton, is in Tokyo this morning, the second stop on his weeklong trip to Asia and Russia.
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SUPER=03-Cheju, South Korea;


Earlier in South Korea Mr. Clinton and South Korea's president proposed four-way peace talks between North and South Korea with the United States and China also participating.
The talks would attempt to resolve tension along the North and South Korean border.
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(( THE U-S IS FULLY COMMITTED TO THE DEFENSE OF SOUTH KOREA AND WILL DO EVERYTHING IT CAN TO ESTABLISH A STABLE PEACE ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA. ))
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The war between the two Koreas has gone unsettled since it began in 19-50.
In 19-53 an armistice ended the fighting, separating the two sides with the creation of a Demilitarized Zone.
But recent incursions in the D-M-Z by North Korea has heightened tensions.
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ISRAELI-ATTACK


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Israeli helicopters fired rockets at a Palestinian camp in South Lebanon early this morning.
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SUPER=03-Beirut, Lebanon;


The Israelis were gunning for a dissident Palestinian guerrilla leader, but missed him.
This is the sixth day of armed fighting between Israel and Lebanon.
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Tornado


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In North Carolina last night, tornadoes ripped through a trailer park about twenty miles east of Raleigh.
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At least six mobile homes were destroyed and nineteen people were hospitalized.
The town of Zebulon in Wake County appears to be the hardest hit.
The Mayor says he is trying to have the town declared a disaster area.
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1-Sports


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In sports, Mike Stevens has highlights of the Boston Marathon.
Good morning Mike.
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2-weather


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BETH IN WX CENTER
LIVELINE: CURRENT TEMPS HIGHS
ESS C
(TODAY ROANOKE FORECAST PAGE)
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Innotech


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A Roanoke optical company hopes to have the blueprints ready for a multi-million dollar expansion within the next eight months.
Len Besthoff explains Innotech's vision is significant growth by the year 2000.
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(( It was anything but an average day on the job for Ken DiRocco and his fellow employees at Innotech.
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SOT TAPE TWO 12:49:58 put sound up pretty high here!
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((KEN DIROCCO/INNOTECH EMPLOYEE: WHEN WE STARTED WE WERE RELATIVELY SMALL, AND NOW WE'RE EXPANDING AND GROWING, AND EVERY MONTH WE SEE NEW CHANGES.))
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The Roanoke optical company announced it will use 30 million dollars it raised selling its stock to the public to fund a major expansion.
Innotech expects to hire 550 new workers in Roanoke, and 450 in Petersburg to build, market, and sell its hot new product.
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((RONALD BLUM/INNOTECH CE0: WE HAVE A TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOWS THE INDEPENDENT OPTOMETRIST, OPTHAMOLOGIST, OPTICIAN OR ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO USE IT FOR THAT MATTER, MAKE LENSES IN A SMALLER AMOUNT OF SPACE, MUCH MORE QUICKLY, AND AT LESS COST, THAN ANY TECHNOLOGY THAT'S AVAILABLE TODAY.))
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((Innotech sees itself expanding for two main reasons. For starters, it thinks it has a unique product, and secondly, it says the market for bifocal lenses, that go into making glasses like these, is literally expanding by the day.))
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((RONALD BLUM/INNOTECH CE0: THE OPTICAL INDUSTRY IS DEFINITELY GROWTH MARKET BECAUSE, THE AGING OF THE POPULATION AND THE GROWTH IS JUST PHENOMENAL.))
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Innotech believes it will have to find a new facility in Roanoke to accommodate its expansion.
It says in the interest of shareholders, it will seek state and local incentive funding for the project.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Mellette


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The South Carolina woman who is challenging The Citadel's all-male admissions policy has accepted an appointment to a one-year program at the U-S Military Academy Preparatory School.
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SUPER=03-Oak Ridge, NC/September 5, 1995;


Nancy Mellette's father said his daughter had to decide by yesterday, so she went with the sure thing.
Mellette will begin classes at the New Jersey prep school in mid-July, but is not withdrawing her lawsuit against the Charleston military college.
She took over the suit filed in 19-93 by Shannon Faulkner.
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Preston


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A former University of Virginia football player has been charged with slamming another student's head through a car window.
Twenty-year-old Charles Preston was arrested Sunday by university police and charged with assault and battery.
He also faces a charge of destruction of property.
The other student, Matthew Kase, was treated for minor injuries.
Preston was dropped from the squad earlier this year when he said he planned to transfer to another school.

2-scores


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In the N-B-A --
Indiana has clinched the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs by pulling out a victory over Charlotte.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Indiana/=90/Charlotte/=87//Seattle/112/Houston/106;
SUPER=96-New York/125/Toronto/=79//Miami/110/New Jersey/=90;
SUPER=96-Sacramento/=90/Denver/=86//Portland/121/San Antonio/=97;



Two-Larry


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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) In this morning's Animal Health Today, more on the African Gray

Parrot.
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(ANIMAL HEALTH CLOSING BOARD)
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
President Clinton has arrived in Tokyo for a visit that will focus on security issues.
Tension over U-S bases will probably also be discussed.
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Earlier today, President Clinton and South Korean president Kim Young-sam proposed that the U-S and China sponsor peace talks between the two Koreas.
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Israel has broadened its attack on south Lebanon to include a Palestinian refugee camp.
The Israelis were gunning for a dissident Palestinian guerrilla leader, but missed him.
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And tornadoes ripped through a North Carolina trailor park overnight, injuring nearly 20 and destroying a half doze mobile homes.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday April 16th.
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CLINTON


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President Clinton is in Japan this morning where he will sign a new security pledge.
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SUPER=03-Cheju, South Korea;


Earlier today while in South Korea, Mr. Clinton and South Korea's president proposed that U-S and China sponsor peace talks between the north and South.
The talks would attempt to resolve tension along the North and South Korean border.
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((THE FOUR PARTY TALKS ARE SIMPLY A WAY OF PROVIDING A FRAMEWORK FOR THE SOUTH AND NORTH TO ULTIMATELY AGREE ON PEACE...THE U-S CAN PLAY A POSITIVE ROLE IN THAT AND WE HOPE CHINA WILL DO THE SAME, BUT IN THE END THE KOREAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE PEACE. ))
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President Clinton said North Korea has said it wants peace, despite recent incursions into the demilitarized zone.
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LEBANON-ATTACK


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Israel and Shiite Muslim militants continue to exchange fire.
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SUPER=03-Beirut, Lebanon;


Israeli helicopter gunships fired rockets at Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp today.
Israel also struck at suspected guerrilla bases of Hezbollah after they fired more rockets into northern Israel.
This is the sixth day of armed fighting between Israel and Lebanon.
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NC-Tornado


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As many as two tornadoes tore through a trailer park last night near Raleigh, North Carolina.
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SUPER=03-Wake Co., NC;


At least six mobile homes were destroyed and nineteen people were hospitalized.
The town of Zebulon in Wake County appears to be the hardest hit.
An emergency shelter has been set up in a local high school.
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Vote


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A constitutional amendment to make it harder to increase taxes has failed to get the needed two-thirds vote in the House.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;


The late night vote came less than an hour before the midnight deadline for Americans to send in their federal tax returns.
Kimberly McBroom has the story from Roanoke.
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Deadline


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SUPER=01-Carlotta Stiltner/Last Minute Filer; :46
SUPER=01-Tom Wolfe/Last Minute Filer; 1:01
SUPER=01-Bobbie Flagg/Last Minute Filer; 1:15
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:29
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(( The traffic jam to pay Uncle Sam makes for one of the busiest days of the year for the U.S. Postal Service.
People continued streaming in throughout the evening-- collecting free stamps, courtesy of the American Postal Workers Union and free advice, courtesy of the I-R-S. ((MIKE SPEARS/INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: WE TEASE THEM. WE GIVE THEM A HARD TIME. BUT PEOPLE WAIT 'TIL THE LAST MINUTE-- A LOT OF THEM DO. WE TRY TO GIVE THEM A HARD TIME-- KIND OF KEEP THINGS LIGHT AND EASY BECAUSE IT'S A LOT OF STRESS THAT LAST DAY.))
Spears estimates a 30 to 40- percent increase in last- minute filers from last year-- mostly people needing forms or asking questions.
But some say putting off the inevitable is just human nature.
((CARLOTTA STILTNER/LAST- MINUTE FILER: PROCRASTINATION. THOSE THAT PROBABLY THINK THEY'RE GOING TO OWE MONEY, SO THEY ALWAYS WAIT UNTIL THE VERY LAST MINUTE. SOME OF THEM ARE FORTUNATE MAYBE-- THEY GET A LITTLE BIT BACK. BUT I'M NOT. SO, I WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.))
((TOM WOLFE/LAST- MINUTE FILER: Do you usually wait until this late to do your taxes? WELL, I'M A LITTLE EARLY RIGHT NOW-- USUALLY WAIT TIL A LITTLE LATER-- In the day? IN THE DAY, YEAH.))
And even those with the best intentions to get their taxes done early sometimes put pleasure BEFORE business.
((BOBBIE FLAGG/LAST- MINUTE FILER: I HAD TO COME TO ROANOKE TO SEE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND I WAS BUSY ALL WEEKEND MAKING WHOOPIE. SO, I HAD TO DO IT TONIGHT.
So, you had your fun first, and now you've got to take care of business?
WELL HONEY, WHEN YOU GET MY AGE, YOU HAVE YOUR FUN WHEN YOU CAN.)) Standup here
Now, while filling out all those tax forms may not be much fun, we still have to do it.
The I-R-S says if you missed the midnight deadline, it's important that you file for an extension as soon as possible.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Madonna


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Madonna is with child.
The entertainer's publicist confirms she is four months pregnant. Madonna, who's 37, has been wanting children for some time.
The baby's father is Carlos Leon, a 29-year-old Cuban fitness instructor who Madonna has been dating.
The couple reportedly has no plans to marry, but Leon is said to be supportive.

3-Sports


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In sports, Mike Stevens has hoop news -- including Magic Johnson's reaction to his three-game suspension, and the latest on the final play-off race between the Heat and the Hornets.
Good morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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out= back to you.


Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



SUPER=13-Carolyn Wagner/Roanoke Valley Resource Authority;



(Toss to bump)


Expansion


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WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-23
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A Roanoke optical company has its eye on expansion.
Len Besthoff explains Innotech's vision is significant growth by the year 2000.
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SUPER=01-Ken DiRocco/Innotech Employee; :06 Quick
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :13
SUPER=01-Ronald Blum/Innotech CE0; :30
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(( It was anything but an average day on the job for Ken DiRocco and his fellow employees at Innotech.
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SOT TAPE TWO 12:49:58 put sound up pretty high here!
IN Q=When we

((KEN DIROCCO/INNOTECH EMPLOYEE: WHEN WE STARTED WE WERE RELATIVELY SMALL, AND NOW WE'RE EXPANDING AND GROWING, AND EVERY MONTH WE SEE NEW CHANGES.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=new changes.


The Roanoke optical company announced it will use 30 million dollars it raised selling its stock to the public to fund a major expansion.
Innotech expects to hire 550 new workers in Roanoke, and 450 in Petersburg to build, market, and sell its hot new product.
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SHOTS
IN Q=We have

((RONALD BLUM/INNOTECH CE0: WE HAVE A TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOWS THE INDEPENDENT OPTOMETRIST, OPTHAMOLOGIST, OPTICIAN OR ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO USE IT FOR THAT MATTER, MAKE LENSES IN A SMALLER AMOUNT OF SPACE, MUCH MORE QUICKLY, AND AT LESS COST, THAN ANY TECHNOLOGY THAT'S AVAILABLE TODAY.))
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OUT Q=available today.
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((Innotech sees itself expanding for two main reasons. For starters, it thinks it has a unique product, and secondly, it says the market for bifocal lenses, that go into making glasses like these, is literally expanding by the day.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=by the day.
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((RONALD BLUM/INNOTECH CE0: THE OPTICAL INDUSTRY IS DEFINITELY GROWTH MARKET BECAUSE, THE AGING OF THE POPULATION AND THE GROWTH IS JUST PHENOMENAL.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=just phenomenal.


Innotech believes it will have to find a new facility in Roanoke to accommodate its expansion.
It says in the interest of shareholders, it will seek state and local incentive funding for the project.
Len Besthoff, News-7.

City-Budget


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TAPE#96-20
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City Manager Bob Herbert says Roanoke neighborhoods will benefit from his latest budget proposal.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Yesterday, Herbert unveiled a 152 million dollar spending plan that maintains services, funds the school board request for education, and includes a four and a half percent pay raise for employees.
While the budget does not call for any increase in tax rates or fees, Herbert says it does include new initiatives for neighborhoods including the rental inspection program.
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((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I THINK THAT ONCE PEOPLE HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT PROPERTY IS GOING TO BE MAINTAINED TO A CERTAIN LEVEL, THEY WILL HAVE THE CONFIDENCE NOT ONLY TO CONTINUE TO LIVE ON THEIR PROPERTY, BUT TO FIX IT UP BECAUSE THEY CAN SEE OTHER PROPERTY BEING FIXED UP IN AND AROUND THEM.))
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Herbert is also proposing changes in garbage collection.
By providing each household with a roll-out container, Herbert believes the city can save money and improve neighborhood appearance.
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City council will approve a final budget in mid-May.
A public hearing is scheduled at the Roanoke Civic Center on April 29th.

L'burg-Budget


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A bright economic forecast is translating into good news for Hill City taxpayers.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


For the third straight year, the Lynchburg city budget calls for a reduction in the real estate tax rate.
City officials say they can afford to do that because other revenues are on the rise.
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((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THIS CITY IS WELL- FINANCED, THIS CITY IS IN GOOD FISCAL CONDITION, GOOD FINANCIAL CONDITION. WE CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY LAYING AROUND, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT, BUT IT IS A CITY THAT'S BEEN WELL- MANAGED FINANCIALLY AND WE HAVE CERTAIN RESERVES TO HELP US WITH HARD TIMES IF THEY COME ALONG.))
SUPER=01-Bob Davenport/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
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OUT Q=they come along.
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The 98 million dollar budget also contains an extra 1 point 2 million dollars in local funding for Lynchburg schools.
A public hearing is scheduled for May 9th.
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Bank-Robbery


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In other news from Lynchburg --
A quick thinking bank manager and a customer helped thwart a would-be bank robber yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


34 year old Troy Nathan Jennings was arrested after he brawled with employees and police inside the First Federal Savings bank.
Authorities say Jennings pushed a teller out of the way and started grabbing money when the bank manager tried to stop him.
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SOT 11:16:31
IN Q=He was approached

((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: HE WAS APPROACHED BY THE MALE BANK MANAGER, AT THAT TIME A FIGHT BROKE OUT BETWEEN THE BANK MANAGER AND THE SUSPECT, WHO LIKE I SAID, WAS ALONG AT THE TIME. THE BANK MANAGER MANAGED TO LOCK HIM INTO THE VAULT WITH THE GATE AND THE ALARM WAS SOUNDED AND POLICE RESPONDED.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :00
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OUT Q=and police responded.
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Four people, including the suspect and a police officer, were slightly injured in the struggle.
Jennings is charged with two counts of robbery.
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Footless-Pup


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A pawless pup that was found in a local dumpster has found a new home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Matt and Pam Lucas of Roanoke are the proud owners of the lab mix.
The puppy was born without paws, so the owners will have to deal with the special needs of the pet.
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((PAM LUCAS/NEW OWNER: SOME SPECIAL BOOTIES WE'RE THINKING ABOUT HAVING MADE FOR HER WHICH WOULD HELP HER ALSO OUTSIDE AND INSIDE.))
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The black lab was found in a dumpster and taken to the Roanoke Animal Hospital.
Vets say she is in good hands.
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IN Q=she's not going

((BRIDGET QUATMANN/ROANOKE SPCA VETERINARIAN: SHE'S NOT GOING TO BE THE KIND OF DOG THAT CAN GO OUT AND PLAY LIKE EVERYONE ELSE CAN BUT SHE CAN STILL HAVE A GOOD QUALITY LIFE.))
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The Lucas's were selected from 29 applicants wanting the dog.

4-scores


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In the Carolina League, the Salem Avalanche slipped by Wilmington last night.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=93-Salem/==2/Wilmington/==1;



SUPER=92-St. Louis/==6/Pittsburgh/==4//Cincinnati/==3/Chi Cubs/==2;
SUPER=92-Colorado/=11/San Diego/==9;



SUPER=91-Cleveland/==8/Boston/==0//Toronto/==8/Detroit/==2;
SUPER=91-White Sox/=11/Kansas City/=10//Oakland/==8/Texas/==3;
SUPER=91-Seattle/=11/California/=10;



SUPER=96-Indiana/=90/Charlotte/=87//Seattle/112/Houston/106;
SUPER=96-New York/125/Toronto/=79//Miami/110/New Jersey/=90;
SUPER=96-Sacramento/=90/Denver/=86//Portland/121/San Antonio/=97;