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HEADLINES

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The house votes to roll back the 1993 gas tax,
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and Texas authorities may have captured a Richmond serial killer. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Smetana


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Police in Tyler, Texas are investigating any links between a man charged with capital murder in his mother's death and the deaths of 12 women in Richmond.
The man, Karl (Smi- TANA) Smetana, used to live in Richmond.
Authorities have NOT named (smi- TANA) Smetana as a suspect in the Richmond slayings, but they are following up on leads.
The 26-year-old was charged Saturday with murdering his mother, 50-year-old Margaret Hewes Lout.
He allegedly told police he strangled her to exorcise the demons from her body.
Richmond police have been investigating a string of slayings of women in their mid-50s and older.

Mitzi-Horton


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The Roanoke woman who drove around for three days with the owner of the car locked in the trunk will spend 14 years in prison.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Mitzi Horton can't explain why she nearly choked Vernon Laughon (LAWN) to death, then stuffed him in the trunk of his car.
At her sentencing hearing yesterday, Horton said she'd consumed three pints of bourbon, two CASES of beer, some wine and four rocks of crack cocaine.
SUPER=04-November 1995


She also had her 6-month old daughter in the car with her, when she choked the 83-year old victim, then dumped him- -unconscious- -in the trunk.
Two years of Horton's sentence will be devoted to drug and alcohol- abuse treatment.
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Supers


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Economic development continues to gain strength in Botetourt County.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;


Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors voted to rezone more than eighty percent of a 923 acre field along U- S Route 220.
The site will be used for the Roanoke Valley's largest industrial site... called Botetourt Center at Greenfield.
The vote was four to nothing with one abstention... despite some community opposition.
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IN Q=The residents

((DAVE MANKIN: THE RESIDENTS OF BOTETOURT COUNTY LIVE HERE BECAUSE WE VALUE THE BEAUTY AND SERENITY OF ITS SURROUNDINGS. IT IS NOT OUR DEIRE TO SUPPORT ANY ENDEAVOR THAT WOULD PERMENANTLY DAMAGE THE QUALITY OF OUR LIFE. ))
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But the supervisors also heard from residents in support of the project.
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SOT 17:29:30
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((ANN POTT: THE ONLY WAY THAT WE CAN BE CONTENT IN LIVING HERE IS TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE. ))
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OUT Q=the future
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Initial plans for Botetourt Center at Greenfield call for a new elementary school, greenways and nature ways, plus a 150 acre office and business park.
Costs are estimated at 11- million dollars.
Construction could begin late this year.
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GAS-TAX


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The House is set to vote today on a 90-cent minimum wage increase, despite G-O-P opposition.
The measure would increase the federal wage floor from four-dollars and 25-cents to five-dollars and 15-cents over two years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Last Night;


Last night the House voted to suspend a four-point-three cent a gallon gas tax increase.
The vote came as the energy department predicted a fall in gas prices by the fourth of July, even without a tax cut.
A Senate vote is not expected before Memorial day.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

dole


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Republican Presidential candidate Bob Dole is striking hard at the heart of welfare reform.
Yesterday he proposed that mothers on welfare be tested for drugs or lose benefits.
And he accused President Clinton of trying to have it "both ways" on welfare reform, by endorsing overhauls but vetoing the last two welfare bills.
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1-Sports


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In sports -- Steve Mason has the latest from the hardwoods to the hard water.
Good morning, Steve.
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One-Larry


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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;


Teams for the NC-Double-A Division III Baseball Tournament arrive today to begin competition, tomorrow, in the double elimination tournament at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium.
This morning, we get some help in selecting the right bat, for the best hit.
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Quibell


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A production bottleneck may prompt the sale of a local sparkling water company.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


For at least one month the assembly line has been quiet at the Quibell Corporation that's based in Roanoke.
The reason? According to Quibell, it's an argument with its bottle supplier.
Quibell says it was just beginning to iron out its difficulties when the Soho Beverage Company from northern Virginia put an offer on the table.
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((ANDY GOLDSTEIN/QUIBELL ATTORNEY: IT LOOKS LIKE A DEAL THAT CAN WORK. I HOPE THAT FRANKLY IT DOES. I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY GOOD FOR THE QUIBELL CORPORATION, FOR THE OWNERS, FOR THE EMPLOYEES, AND FRANKLY FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY BECAUSE IT WOULD KEEP THE COMPANY IN ROANOKE.))
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Soho says if the deal DOES go through, it'll keep producing drinks with the Quibell brand name.
Soho's president says "we just see a lot of opportunity in the brand".
Soho's market is primarily in the northeast, while most of Quibell's distribution routes are in the southeast.
For that reason, Soho thinks combining the companies makes sense.
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NRV-Alliance


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It's a non-profit agency that markets the New River Valley to business and industry.
It now has a new director.
Stuart Gilbert is currently the executive director of the Maury County Economic Development Commission in Tennessee.
He'll assume his new post with the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance June sixth.
The Alliance had previously named Dublin businessman Hiawatha Nicely to the position.
Nicely resigned before he actually took over for his own business and personal reasons.

Taxes


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Governor George Allen has named a 39-member bipartisan commission to review state taxes.
The panel will make a final report in December 1997.
Allen says he hopes the group can find ways to reduce the tax burden paid by Virginians.
Virginia ranks 27th among states in total tax burden.

Silicon-Dominion


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TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Meantime, the Governor is providing new evidence this week of his Silicon Dominion.
"Silicon Dominion" is a phrase Allen loves to use -- but just how accurate is the label?
Ellen Qualls takes a look.
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(( Motorola/Siemens.
A 1-point-5 BILLION dollar plant and 15- hundred jobs for Henrico County.
IBM/Toshiba.
A potential four BILLION dollars in investment, and four thousand jobs for Manassas.
Motorola in Goochland County.
Three BILLION dollars to invest, and up to five thousand jobs.
The Governor beams a bold claim back from a foreign trade mission.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ONE THING THAT STRIKES ME IN TALKING WITH BUSINESS LEADERS HERE IN EAST ASIA IS THERE RECOGNITION OF VIRGINIA'S EMERGENCE AS THE SILICON DOMINION.))
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The what?
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((JOHN ACCORDINO/VCU URBAN PLANNING PROFESSOR: DOES IT MEAN THAT WE ARE ANYTHING LIKE SILICON VALLEY? AND I WOULD SAY THE ANSWER IS DEFINITELY NO. IT'S A GOAL. IT'S AN INTERESTING GOAL.))
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Even a Republican close to the Administration admits the claim's a bit overstated.
These are after all manufacturing jobs -- high tech -- but manufacturing, not research and development or corporate level.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: HOW DO YOU SAY WAFER IN JAPANESE? Uh. Wafer.))
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Experts point out that computer wafer plants are at the bottom of the high tech chain.
Unlike Boston or Silicon Valley, where the brain trust fuels what they call propulsive economic activity.
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((JOHN ACCORDINO/VCU URBAN PLANNING PROFESSOR: IN OTHER WORDS, THERE'S NEW CREATIVE ENERGY GOING INTO NEW PRODUCTS, NEW PROCESSES ALL THE TIME. AND IT'S SORT OF CONTINUALLY BUILDING. WE DON'T HAVE THAT HERE. BUT CERTAINLY, CHIP PLANTS ARE GOOD.))
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Good -- but not best. classroom b-roll
Without more work on this, the experts say Virginians aren't at the head of the class to do more of the work on this.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

2-scores


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In sports --
The Chicago Bulls went from a big rout to a big rally and grabbed a 2-to-0 lead in the N-B-A's Eastern Conference finals.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=92-San Francisco/==8/Montreal/==5//Florida/==3/Cincinnati/==2;
SUPER=92-Chi Cubs/==4/Atlanta/==2//St. Louis/==8/Houston/==2;
SUPER=92-Colorado/=12/Pittsburgh/=10//Los Angeles/==6/NY Mets/==4;
SUPER=92-Philadelphia/==5/San Diego/==4;




Two-Larry


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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;


Teams from California, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and North Carolina--we be among the eight teams playing in the NC-Double-A Baseball Tournament beginning tomorrow at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium.
Earlier we talked bats...now we catch-up on the latest gloves and how to select the right one.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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House Republicans approve a measure to roll back the 1993 four-point-three cents per gallon gas tax increase.
A Senate vote is not expected before Memorial day.
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The Freemen add armed guards outside their Montana compound after talks break down with mediator Charles Duke.
Duke calls the Freemen "criminals hiding behind children."
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And disappointed divers have =not= found the cockpit voice recorder from the

crash of Valujet Flight 592... and have no immediate plans to continue diving into the Everglades to search for it.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday May 22nd.
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FUEL-TAX


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Cutting the federal gas tax is now up to the Senate.
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SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


The House last night voted to suspend the four-point three cent a gallon tax increase through the end of the year.
About half of the democrats voted for it, only a couple dozen rebuplicans voted no.
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4:07:42 ((REP. GERALD SOLOMON/R-NEW YORK: THIS REPEAL IS A HUGE STEP IN THE DIRECTION OF BEINING TO REPEAL TAXES INSTEAD OF INCREASING THEM. ))
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So far, Senate democrats have blocked a vote on the tax.
But Minority Leader Tom Daschle says he's optimistic a bill could be sent to President Clinton by Memorial Day.
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Minimum-Wage


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The House is set to vote today on a 90-cent minimum wage increase, despite G-O-P opposition.
The measure would increase the federal wage floor from four-dollars and 25-cents to five-dollars and 15-cents over two years.

Freemen


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For the first time since the beginning of their 59 day stand off the Montana Freemen have sent out armed members to patrol the compound.
The increased show of force comes as the latest mediator between the F-B-I and Freemen quits.
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SUPER=03-Brussett, MT;


Colorado State Senator Charles Duke -- a leader of his own state's "patriot" movement -- describes the Freemen as nothing more than criminals hiding behind children.
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT;


Duke says he's convinced the F-B-I has done all it can to end the standoff without violence.
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((IT IS CLEAR THAT WHAT EVER COMPROMISABLE SOLUTION THAT THE FBI PRESENTS, THE FREEMEN ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO ESCALATE IT I DO NOT BELIEVE THEY WANT A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO THIS. ))
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Duke says a new team of F-B-I negotiators is being brought in but he predicts that none of it will be productive.
He thinks it will take at least a show of force to bring the Freemen out.
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valujet


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Search crews working to find pieces of ValuJet Flight 5-92 are awaiting salvage equipment, hoping it will aid in the search for debris from the plane.
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SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL/Yesterday;


Yesterday divers searched the Everglades crater left by the crash, but found only small fragments.
They were hoping to find the cockpit voice recorder.
Officials now believe the plane disintegrated on impact and say there are no plans for more dives.
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QUAKE


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A bit of a scare in California.
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SUPER=03-San Jose, CA/Yesterday;


Yesterday an earthquake shook the northern end of the state, from Monterey to Sacramento.
The four- point- eight quake was centered ten miles east of San Jose.
There were no injuries and damage was light but for many, it was a jolting reminder of the fierce quake of '89.
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Limbaugh-Book


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Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh defended a Bedford County fourth grader on his radio show yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The boy was reading Limbaugh's THE WAY THINGS OUGHT TO BE when his Montvale Elementary teacher took the book away.
The teacher objected to the word "condom" that's used throughout chapter twelve.
SUPER=@file;


But, Limbaugh says the controversy is politically motivated.
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((RUSH LIMBAUGH/TALK SHOW HOST: THANKS FOR CALLING TO DEFEND THE TEACHING ESTABLISHMENT. I APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS BUT REMEMBER CONDOMS HAVE NO IDEOLOGICAL BENT.))
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SUPER=03-Montvale/File Tape;


After the incident the boy's father sent a note to the school explaining that he allowed his son to read the book.
But, the principal refused to return it.
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((THOMAS GARDNER/PARENT: HE BELIEVES IN WHAT RUSH SAYS BECAUSE WE ARE A CONSERVATIVE HOUSEHOLD AND MOST OF THE STUFF IS COMMON SENSE STUFF.))
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Gardner appeared on a local radio show yesterday to talk about the incident.
He is demanding that the teacher return the book to his son.
But the principal of the school says for now it will remain with him.
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3-Sports


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In sports -- Steve Mason has an update on the N-B-A playoffs, plus he takes a look at golf action from Botetourt.
Good morning, Steve.
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Three-Larry


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(ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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SUPER=13-Tina Rolen/Kenney Burger Fan; 1:32
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The Habitat For Humanity Fundraiser will be Saturday--Hollins College--11A to 6P.
The burgers will be $1.00 and the original Kenney's Meat Sauce $5 a quart jar.

(Toss to bump)


Karl-Smetana


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Richmond police say they have made an arrest in one of the city's Golden Years slayings.
The daughter of a 71-year-old victim says police arrested an 18-year-old woman for the murder.
A press conference is scheduled for 9:30 this morning.
Meantime, a Texas man charged with capital murder in his mother's death is also being investigated in connection with other Golden Years murders in Richmond.
The man, Karl Smetana, used to live in Richmond.
Authorities have NOT named Smetana as a suspect in the Richmond slayings, but they are following up on leads.
On Saturday, police in Tyler, Texas charged Smetana with murdering his mother, 50-year-old Margaret Hewes Lout.
He allegedly told police he strangled her to exorcise the demons from her body.
Richmond police have been investigating a string of slayings of women in their mid-50s and older.

Horton


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TAPE#96-29
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Mitzi Horton can't explain why she nearly choked an elderly man to death, then drove around for days with Vernon Laughon (LAWN) locked in the car trunk.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday


At her sentencing hearing yesterday, the 32-year old abductor said she'd consumed three pints of bourbon, two CASES of beer, some wine and four rocks of crack cocaine.
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She also had her 6-month old daughter in the car with her, when she choked the 83-year old victim, then dumped him- -unconscious- -in the trunk.
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((I WANTED AT THAT POINT IN TIME, I WAS SO MAD, YES I WAS. I COULD HAVE KILLED HIM. I COULD HAVE, BUT IT WASN'T IN ME TO DO IT. SO I DIDN'T.))
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VO-NAT


Judge Dianne Strickland sentenced Horton to serve a total of 14 years for robbery and abduction.
Two of those years will be devoted to drug and alcohol- abuse treatment.
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Boty-Supers


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GRAPHIC=Botetourt Center in Greenfield


The ride from Roanoke to Fincastle will look different before long.
Last month the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors gave the go ahead to a 300-home golf course community... on Route 220.
Yesterday, the board approved land for more development across the street.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday; :00
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SUPER=07-Dave Mankin; :28 (QUICK!!)
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((The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors has taken an industrial-sized step toward... more industry.
The board voted to rezone more than eighty percent of the 923 acre tract... soon to be known as Botetourt Center at Greenfield.
But the decision didn't go unopposed at a public hearing.
Those against the plan say Greenfield does not mean greener pastures.
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((BOB BAGNOLI: REMEMBER THAT THE COUNTY SEAL BEHIND YOU HAS A HAY STACK ON IT-- NOT A SMOKE STACK )) BUTT!BUTT!BUTT!
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((DAVE MANKIN: I SUDDENLY SYMPATHIZE WITH THE AMERICAN INDIAN WHO FOUGHT THE GOVERNMENT FOREVER, AND ENDED UP LOSING HIS LAND. ))
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stand up 18:26:20
((Those opposed to Botetourt Center at Greenfield are also afraid of traffic. They say this plan, along with a golf course community across the street, could equal a number of headaches for motorists.))
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But County Administrator Jerry Burgess points to an independent study, showing that traffic will not be significantly affected.
For all of the nay-sayers, there were plenty of people on hand supporting the 11- million dollar project.
Initial plans show it will eventually be home to an elementary school, a recreation area and a massive business and office park... spanning 150 acres.
Burgess is hopeful the county will receive Federal and state grants for the project.
Construction could start as early as this winter.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))

Floyd-Home


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TAPE#96-25
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A fire forces 14 teenagers out of their group home in Floyd County.
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SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Yesterday;


The blaze broke out early yesterday morning.
When firefighters got to the Tekoa Group Home, they found flames shooting through the roof.
A light bulb apparently set some bed sheets on fire.
So far it appears accidental.
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((ROBERT SISK/GROUP HOME MANAGER: ONE OF THE BOYS WAS AWAKEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT BY A SENSATION OF LIGHT OR HEAT OR SOMETHING. A LAMP WAS APPARENTLY ON FIRE BESIDE HIS BED. HE GOT UP AND TRIED TO PUT IT OUT BY PUTTING IT ON HIS BED, THEN HE WENT NEXT DOOR TO GET HELP FROM ANOTHER KID.))
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One person suffered minor injures.
The teens were taken to several shelters in the area until the undamaged portion of the home is cleaned up.
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B'burg-School


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TAPE#96-35
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25 years ago, the Blacksburg New School opened its doors as an alternative education program.
And while the students and the parents who operate it have changed, their mission remains the same.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Nicole Joshi/Third Grade Student; :22
SUPER=01-Kate Morgan/BNS Teacher; :32
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((THE G AND THE H, THEY DON'T REALLY MAKE ANY SOUNDS, SO LET'S COVER THOSE UP AND MAKE THE I LONG. HIGH. ))
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Reading, writing and arithmetic are essential for every child.
The difference is in the way they're taught.
At the Blacksburg New School, parents and teachers design the curriculum.
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SOT 00:29:59

((What have you been learning about? ALEX KEEN/KINDERGARTEN STUDENT: BATS, AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES. ))
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((NICOLE JOSHI/THIRD GRADE STUDENT: SOME MATH THAT WE DO IS FUN, AND WE DO GEOGRAPHY.))
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And instead of grading, students get written evaluations.
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((KATE MORGAN/BNS TEACHER: I THINK THEY'RE MORE RELAXED AND THEY'RE ABLE TO LEARN MORE, AND LEARN MORE AT THEIR OWN SPEED, THEIR OWN PACE, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO KEEP UP WITH THE STANDARDIZED TESTS AND KEEP UP WITH EACH OTHER.))
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The school has four paid teachers, and this year 31 students in grades K through four.
Besides paying tuition, parents work a minimum of one hour a week, doing everything from cleaning the building to serving as teachers aides. suWith the debate over public funding for charter schools, this is a school that's survived 25 years without it. And if public funds were to become available, it's questionable whether the parents here would even want it.
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((JACKIE BIXLER/BNS PARENT: IT MIGHT COMPROMISE THE KIND OF PROGRAM THAT WE OFFER HERE, ESPECIALLY IF THEY STARTED TRYING TO MANDATE A PARTICULAR PROGRAM. ))
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On the school's silver anniversary, supporters say they'll continue providing what they feel is a golden opportunity in education. Tracy Altizer, News 7. ))

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In sports -- Colorado takes a two-to-nothing series lead in the N-H-L's Western Conference finals.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=103-Colorado/==3/Detroit/==0;



SUPER=96-Chicago/=93/Orlando/=88;



SUPER=92-San Francisco/==8/Montreal/==5//Florida/==3/Cincinnati/==2;
SUPER=92-Chi Cubs/==4/Atlanta/==2//St. Louis/==8/Houston/==2;
SUPER=92-Colorado/=12/Pittsburgh/=10//Los Angeles/==6/NY Mets/==4;
SUPER=92-Philadelphia/==5/San Diego/==4;



SUPER=91-Kansas City/==7/Detroit/==1//Seattle/=13/Boston/==7;
SUPER=91-NY Yankees/==7/Oakland/==3//Cleveland/==6/Milwaukee/==5;
SUPER=91-White Sox/==2/Toronto/==1//Minnesota/==4/Texas/==3;
SUPER=91-California/==5/Baltimore/==2;


SUPER=93-Lynchburg/==9/Salem/==2;