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7Planning-Commission

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TAPE#96-41
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The Roanoke City Planning commission has rejected the S-P-C-A's rezoning request for a new animal shelter.
The S-P-C-A was hoping to build a new facility on some property it recently purchased.
But as Scott Prince reports it's now back to the drawing board.
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IN Q=An opportunity
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12
SUPER=01-Frank Van Balen/SPCA President; :30
SUPER=01-Bob Gallagher/Concerned Resident; :43
SUPER=@Scott2; :49
SUPER=01-Al Alexander/SPCA Executive Director; 1:00
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OUT Q=Scott Prince, News 7;


((An opportunity has gone a stray for the Roanoke Valley SPCA.
By a unanimous decision, the Roanoke City Planning Commission shot down the Society's rezoning request for a new animal shelter.
The SPCA was hoping to build a million dollar, state of the art facility off of Lynn Brae Drive and Route 460... capable of housing 350 animals.
Early on in the meeting, officials pleaded their case for the shelter... not only for more animal space... but for other priorities as well.
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((FRANK VAN BALEN/SPCA PRESIDENT: WE NEED THE EXTRA SPACE TO DO THE PROGRAMS WE NEED TO DO. ))
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Van Balen promised the new shelter would be virtually odor and noise free.
But area residents and business owners didn't believe it.
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((BOB GALLAGHER/CONCERNED RESIDENT: YOU CAN SAY THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE... THERE WILL BE NOISE. THERE WILL BE ODOR. ))
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It was last October when the SPCA announced it had bought the 4 and a half acre lot... and called the site ideal.
It's likely they will now sell the land.
Officials now say there's only one way to go.
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SOT 7:02:38
IN Q=Onward

((AL ALEXANDER/SPCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ONWARD AND UPWARD. WE WILL HAVE A NEW SPCA. I PROMISED THE VALLEY A NEW SPCA 3 YEARS AGO AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IT. THIS IS A SETBACK YES. AND I AM DISAPPOINTED. ))
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Alexander said right now there are no alternative plans.
He says he and other officials will weigh their options in the coming weeks.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

7Rubatex


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TAPE#596-21
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Rubber workers in Bedford will get a second chance to vote on a proposal that could save their jobs.
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SUPER=03-Bedford;


Last Sunday, union members narrowly rejected a Rubatex Corporation plan to make its Bedford intrusion facility more efficient.
Rubatex then said it would move the operation to its Colt, Arkansas plant, taking with it 287 jobs.
While the company proposal remains the same, a NEW union vote has been scheduled for next Monday.
Human Resources Director Jerry Kirschke (kersh-kee) says if the vote is strongly in favor this time, the company would reconsider closing the Bedford facility.
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7Dupont


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TAPE#96-50
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Meantime, in Henry County, the United Mine Workers union is blasting Dupont.

The chemical company recently said it might close its nylon plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;


The U-M-W-A represents some of the 600 workers there; another union represents a majority of them.
The U-M-W-A accuses Dupont of choosing profits over people.
It says it's still considering how to respond to the company's announcement.

Dupont has said it will probably have to shut down the aging plant in Henry County because of increasing competition from abroad.
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7Salem-Fair


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It's fair time again in Salem.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night;


The ninth annual Salem Fair kicked off last night with all the traditional food and rides.
This year it features a few action packed acts as well including the Wild Ones-- a daredevil trio from Canada.
On the pet patrol, Ostriches are highlighted this year.
Ostrich races are scheduled for this weekend...or you can select Ostrich meat from the menu to eat.
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IN Q=It has less

((DAVID AKER/OSTRICH MEAT PROMOTER: IT HAS LESS FAT, CHOLESTEROL AND CALORIES THAN SKINLESS TURKEY OR CHICKEN. IT HAS 22 GRAMS OF PROTEIN AND IT'S RED MEAT. IT'S VERY HEALTHY.))
SUPER=01-David Aker/Ostrich Meat Promoter;
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OUT Q=It's very healthy
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In other acts, Robinson's Racing Pigs returned to the Fair-- including Shorty who's on the fast track to win cookies.
The Salem Fair at the Salem Civic Center runs through the 14th.
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7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast on this Fourth of July -
It's going to be mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the uppers 70s.
Expect Clear and cool conditions tonight, with lows near 50 degrees.
Friday will be sunny and pleasant, with highs in the lower 80s.

55M'ville-2000


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Martinsville City Council broke the law when members held a closed-door meeting in May and then refused to release a report about it.
Judge David Williams has ordered council to release its "Martinsville 2000" report discussed in the meeting.
But Williams will keep the document under seal for ten days in case the city decides to appeal.
The Martinsville Bulletin sued council, alleging its members had violated the state Freedom of Information Act.

55timrreck


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Governor George Allen loses another cabinet member.
This time it's his Secretary of Finance.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/November 29, 1995;


51-year-old Paul Timmreck announced yesterday he's leaving to become a vice president at Virginia Commonwealth University.
He'll begin there August first.
Timmreck worked on Capitol Square for more than two decades and was in also in Democratic Governor Doug Wilder's Cabinet.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Timmreck's exit follows Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kay Coles James, Superintendent of Public Instruction William Bosher and top lawyer Frank Atkinson.

55Galax-Housing


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TAPE#96-42
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A new subdivision in Galax may be the city's answer to more affordable housing for working-class residents.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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IN Q=In just a matter
SUPER=03-Galax; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Campbell/Galax City Manager; :29
SUPER=01-Cynthia Schoolfield/VMH Program Manager; :57
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:09
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In just a matter of weeks, Knob Hill subdivision's first home will be ready for its family.
The city of Galax obtained a grant to extend a road and utilities and create playground space.
In most cases, it will donate the lots to keep prices low for homebuyers.
Knob Hill is the city's effort to relieve a low-cost housing crunch, and ensure a stable work force for the industries which give the city a stable economy.
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((DAN CAMPBELL/GALAX CITY MANAGER: MOST OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE THOSE JOBS HERE IN GALAX AREN'T NECESSARILY ABLE TO AFFORD 200, 250 THOUSAND DOLLAR HOMES AS WE'VE BEEN SEEING GOING UP HERE IN THE LAST FOUR TO FIVE TO SIX YEARS. ))
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The city has contracted with Virginia Mountain Housing to build the homes, help homebuyers get their financial houses in order, and help homebuyers secure low- interest financing.
The agency is already processing applications.
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((CYNTHIA SCHOOLFIELD/VMH PROGRAM MANAGER: ONCE WE'VE RECEIVED THAT OUR FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT WILL TAKE CARE OF QUALIFYING THE CUSTOMER, MAKING SURE THAT THEIR CREDIT HISTORY IS WORKABLE FOR THE LOAN PROGRAMS. THEY NEED TO HAVE STEADY INCOME. ))
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Once it's all said and done, what was once a steep, wooded, unused hillside will provide homes, a neighborhood for 22 families, and 22 new tax tickets for the city books. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Galax.))

55Touch-Therapy


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TAPE#96-44
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Four months ago the Long family of Pembroke didn't think their baby would live to see her first birthday.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But thanks to surgery and hours of TOUCH THERAPY Carlie Long is finally home.
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SOT 11.55.45 - 11.55.53
IN Q=She's a miracle

((RICHARD LONG/FATHER: SHE'S A MIRACLE BABY. I'LL SAY WHEN SHE WAS BORN SHE WAS 12 INCHES LONG. WE CALLED HER A FOOT LONG HOT DOG.))
SUPER=01-Richard Long/Parent;
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Nurses at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital use touch therapy on premature babies in the intensive care unit.
They bathe the infants before the therapy, then use a light, vegetable-based oil for the massage.
Parents take lessons at the hospital twice a week to learn the hand movements themselves.
The therapy helps to comfort the infants and strengthen their physical condition.
It also helps to create an early bond between the babies and their parents.
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55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast on this Fourth of July -
It's going to be mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the uppers 70s.
Expect Clear and cool conditions tonight, with lows near 50 degrees.
Friday will be sunny and pleasant, with highs in the lower 80s.

8SPCA


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TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=SPCA


The S-P-C-A is back to square one in it's plan to build a new animal shelter.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


In a unanimous decision yesterday, the Roanoke City Planning Commission denied the Society's rezoning request.
SUPER=04-October 1995;


Last year, the S-P-C-A purchased a four and a half acre lot located off Lynn Brae Drive and Route 460.
It planned to build a million dollar, state of the art animal shelter, capable of housing 350 stray dogs and cats.
But local residents and business owners balked at the project-- saying the odor and noise would ruin the area.
S-P-C-A officials say now they just need to look toward the future.
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SOT 07:03:17
IN Q=Old perceptions

((AL ALEXANDER/SPCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: OLD PERCEPTIONS AND IDEAS ARE HARD TO BREAK. BUT WE'LL JUST HAVE TO PICK UP THE PIECES NOW, LAY SOME PLANS AND DO BETTER. ))
SUPER=01-Al Alexander/SPCA Executive Director
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OUT Q=do better
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VO-NAT


Al Alexander says the SPCA has no back- up plan.
But he promises there will be a new facility in the future.
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8Vote


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TAPE#596-21
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


A plan to move hundreds of jobs out of Bedford's Rubatex plant to Arkansas appears to be on hold.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Sunday union members narrowly rejected a company plan to make its Bedford intrusion facility more efficient.
Rubatex then announced it would move those 287 jobs to its plant in Colt, Arkansas.
Now, both sides have agreed to put the same proposal to another union vote Monday.
Rubatex officials say it will take a strong, positive vote in favor to convince them to keep the jobs in Bedford.
They did NOT say what margin of victory they were looking for.
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8Travel-Writers


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WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=None


The summer vacation season is here and many folks will opt to take to the country's highway's for a little sightseeing.
Ron Jones shows one of the best ways to travel.
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IN Q=Shirley Slater and
SUPER=04-Courtesy: Harry Basch; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :13
SUPER=01-Shirley Slater/Travel Writer; :20
SUPER=01-Harry Basch/Travel Writer; :51
SUPER=@Ron1; 1:30
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OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven. Dixie Caverns.


((Shirley Slater and Harry Basch have been blazing trails for 20 years.
From adventures on hot-air balloons to luxury cruise ships these writing globe trotters have shared their experiences with thousands of readers cross the country.
Their latest mode of transport?... an R-V.
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((SHIRLEY SLATER/TRAVEL WRITER: I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THINGS. IF I GET EXCITED ABOUT SOMETHING AS I AM RIGHT NOW ABOUT RV'ING. I WANT OTHER PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT IT. BECAUSE WHEN WE STARTED IN RV'S IN 92 I HAD NEVER THOUGHT BEFORE THAT I WOULD EVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE GREATEST VACATION, I SAID I'VE GOT TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT THIS.))
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After a pit stop at Dixie Caverns they showed us all the amenities-- a kitchen, bedroom, but more important-- a hook up for cable T-V!
Harry says travelling is fun if you use common sense.
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((HARRY BASCH/TRAVEL WRITER: I'VE ENCOUNTERED NO PROBLEMS THAT WAY AND I THINK PART OF IT IS BECAUSE THE CAMP GROUNDS ARE WELL MANAGED. A LOT OF THEM ARE SECURED AT NIGHT AND THEY HAVE SECURITY PERSONNEL. I DON'T THINK ITS A GOOD IDEA TO PULL OVER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND PARK...))
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They're so caught up in R-Ving, as they call it, they even wrote a book about it.
SOT 11:42:57

((WE WENT OUT LOOKING FOR A BOOK TO TELL US THE BASIC THINGS AND WE COULDN'T FIND ONE. SO A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER WE DECIDED TO WRITE ONE. AND WE HAVE A BOOK CALLED FREE WHEELING USA WHICH IS PUBLISHED BY FIELDING BOOKS AND IS AVAILABLE IN THE BOOK STORES EVERYWHERE.))
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They also have columns in several newspapers and make T-V appearances. SU
SOT 11:57:07

((THIS IS HARRY AND SHIRLEY'S VERSION OF ROUGHING IT. AFTER A LONG HARD DAY HUNTING AND FISHING YOU CAN RELAX IN YOUR LIVING ROOM, SO TO SPEAK, AND ENJOY THE RIDE. RJ N7, DIXIE CAVERNS.))))

8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Turning now to the forecast on this Fourth of July -
It's going to be mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the uppers 70s. Friday will be sunny and pleasant, with highs in the lower 80s. Expect Clear and cool conditions tonight, with lows near 50 degrees.