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7Phone-Scam

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TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;
It's a scam that can cost businesses thousands of dollars--- Telephone Fraud.


One of the latest, and least likely targets has been the Roanoke County Police Department.
Scott Prince explains what this scam is all about.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police; :24
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SUPER=01-Bill Rand/Roanoke Co. General Services; :49
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OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7

(( Dispatchers at the Roanoke County Police Communications Center answer hundreds of calls a day... and of course their main goal is to help people in need.
But it seems they've been taken advantage of by a group called social engineers-- scam artists-- who call, claiming to be with the phone company.
They ask to be transferred to an outside telephone line, and ultimately rack up astronomical long distance bills.
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SOT 10:58:31
IN Q=The big

((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: THE BIG THING THAT PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW IS THAT SOMEONE IN THEIR ORGANIZATION, ANY BUSINESS, COMPANY, EVEN A PUBLIC GROUP LIKE WE ARE HERE AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. ANYTIME YOUR PHONE SYSTEM HAS THE CAPABILITY TO TRANSFER PEOPLE TO AN OUTSIDE LINE-- ANYONE WHO HAS THAT CAPABILITY FROM THEIR PHONE NEEDS TO KNOW. ))
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But the Police Department isn't the only county agency to be victimized.
Other offices have also been hit, apparently from the same type of scam.
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SOT 10:01:57
IN Q=There's a number

((BILL RAND/ROANOKE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES: THERE'S A NUMBER OF WAYS THAT THESE PEOPLE CAN TRADE ON THE BUSINESS DESIRE TO HELP THEIR CUSTOMERS DESIRE TO SERVE THEIR EMPLOYEES AND END UP PAYING FOR IT DEARLY. ))
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Officials estimate that a total of 15- hundred dollars worth of illegitimate phone calls have been made on Roanoke County's tab.
But they say the problem can be found everywhere... and that practically any office can fall victim.
Scott Prince, News- 7.

7Rockbridge-Airport


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TAPE#96-77
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*****ANCHOR TAG****
Rockbridge County Residents are again discussing the negatives and positives of putting a small airport in their community.
Len Bestoff has the story.
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IN Q=The reports
SUPER=01-Scott Sayre/Concerned Citizens Coalition; :00
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :10
SUPER=01-Bob Berkstresser/Rockbridge Co. Supervisor; :53
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OUT Q=LB, News 7.

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SOT 19:34:49
IN Q=The reports

((SCOTT SAYRE/CONCERNED CITIZENS COALITION: THE REPORTS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED ARE NOT BALANCED, IT'S MORE OF A PROBABLY, A PRESS RELEASE FOR THE AIRPORT. ))
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OUT Q=for the airport.


A group called the Concerned Citizens Coalition presented Rockbridge County leaders with their assessment of the most recent study done over the past two decades.
The residents blasted the report, which says an airport is an affordable and profitable option for the county...they claim a lot of information in the report is incomplete and inaccurate.
But county supervisor Bob Berkstresser, who's on the record in favor of the project, says the first phase of the construction would pump more than 50- million- dollars into the local economy.
And even if that number is off by a little, it's hard to argue with when you consider that the three localities would only have have to contribute less than a half- million- dollars.
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IN Q=Based on

((BOB BERKSTRESSER/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SUPERVISOR: BASED ON ALL THE INFORMATION THAT I CAN FIND AND WHAT I HAVE READ AGAIN, THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS THE DOLLARS THAT IT WILL COST THE COUNTY RESIDENTS VERSUS THE DOLLARS IT WILL BRING IN IS MY SOUL BASIS FOR MY ARGUMENT.))
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LB, News 7.))
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A majority of the 30- million- dollar project would be paid for with state and federal funding.
There may be a debate on it, and Rockbridge County residents will cast their ballots on it in a non- binding referendum on Election Day.


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
We've already gotten some drizzle in many areas this morning, and it looks like we'll see more of the same off and on for the rest of the day.
WE'll see mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers.
Highs will be in the low to mid 70s.
Tonight, rains should end, and we'll have lows in the low to mid 50s.
For tomorrow-- We should get a glimpse at the sun-- expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 70s.
7BIRTHDAYS! 9/25/96

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55Black-Vote


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TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96

***ANCHOR TAG****
New state polls show Mark Warner far behind in the race for U-S Senate.
Warner is hoping to put some steam in his campaign with the help of former Governor Doug Wilder.
As Eleen Qualls reports he's hoping Wilder will increase his popularity with black voters.
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SUPER=@Markwarner; :22
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :32
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SUPER=04-Mark Warner Campaign Ad; 1:12 QUICK!!!
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((THIS IS THE MAN FOR VIRGINIA RIGHT HERE. THERE'S TWO WARNERS. HERE'S NUMBER ONE.))
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Mark Warner says he's spent the summer courting black voters in churches and on basketball courts, at picnics and on campuses.
He tells every student he can find at historically black Virginia Union University he's for affirmative action, Head Start, student loans, and Motor Voter.
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((MARK WARNER: BUT I GOTTA TELL YOU. ME TALKING UNTIL I'M BLUE IN THE FACE ISN'T GONNA MAKE A DIFFERENCE UNLESS YOU ALL ARE WILLING TO GO OUT AND ACT.))
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: THE MINORITY VOTE FOR TOO LONG. HAS BEEN THAT VOTE WHICH HAS BEEN THE BANE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. IN THE ABSENCE OF THAT THERE IS NONE.))
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So the main man to get Mark Warner some instant minority credibility is pitching in.
sot 02:21:49

((DOUG WILDER: I THINK MARK IS AT A POINT WHERE HE'S SAYING "WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?" AND WHAT ELSE NEEDS TO BE DONE. HIS SPIRITS ARE HIGH. HE'S NOT PLEASED WITH THE POLLS. BUT THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN MAKE BELIEVERS OF PEOPLE WHO READ THE POLLS IS TO GET OUT AND MOBILIZE.))
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Wilder says the tragedy is that the Democratic grassroots network isn't there to support even a candidate who's as wealthy as Mark Warner.
Two new ads rolled out this week -- one targeting rural Virginia.
nat sot CAMPAIGN AD

((SO WHEN MARK WARNER SPENT HIS TIME VISITING EVERY JURISDICTION IN THE COMMONWEALTH, TALKING TO US ABOUT THE ISSUES, JOHN WARNER RESPONSE WAS QUOTE "I CAN'T BE TRAVELING TO ALL THESE LITTLE REMOTE PLACES."))
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((MARK WARNER: HOLD ON. WE'VE GOT A WILD 42 DAYS IN FRONT OF US.))
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That's a lot of TV time.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond. ))
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SS=Warner, Mark


Of the two new television ads unveiled this week, one criticizes incumbent Senator John Warner for accepting money from special interests. The other charges that the Republican voted to cut 40- billion- dollars in education, youth programs and job training.

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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Highs will be in the low to mid 70s.
Tonight, rains should end, and we'll have lows in the low to mid 50s.
For tomorrow-- We should get a glimpse at the sun-- expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 70s.

8County-Water


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WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-75
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Hurricane Fran may be a thing of the past but the damage she left behind is still plagueing one Roanoke County neighborhood.
On Trevilian Road the drinking water is in short supply, but the frustration is overflowing.
Joe Dashiell files this report.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Crouse/Roanoke Co. Resident; :15
SUPER=01-Lois Craighead/Roanoke Co. Resident; :37
SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; :55
SUPER=@Joe1; 1:12
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OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County


((The drilling equipment has been humming in Bill Crouse's front yard. But at 535 feet, he was still waiting for water.
Nearby, a plastic pipe snakes from one house to another, bringing a temporary connection to the county's water system.
SOT CROUSE 15:13:20
IN Q=We got up one morning

((BILL CROUSE/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: WE GOT UP ONE MORNING, STARTED TO GET BREAKFAST AND WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING BUT MUD IN OUR PIPES.))
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OUT Q=mud in our pipes.


The neighborhood lost its spring fed- supply earlier this month as Fran brought heavy rain to the area.
Residents believe the spring became a muddy mess when a sinkhole drained a runoff retention pond at a development nearby.
But the developer, and county officials, dispute that theory.
SOT CRAIGHEAD 15:16:43
IN Q=The only thing we want

((LOIS CRAIGHEAD/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: THE ONLY THING WE WANT WOULD BE FOR THE COUNTY TO COME RUN A WATER LINE WITHOUT CHARGING US SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHICH THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT'S BEEN SAID, IS EACH FAMILY WILL COST FROM FOUR TO SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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County officials say they've been responsive, setting up temporary service, and offering permanent connections at a discount.
SOT 14:20:04
IN Q=It puts them at the top of the list

((ELMER HODGE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: IT PUTS THEM AT THE TOP OF THE LIST GETTING THE WATER THERE QUICKLY. IT KEEPS THE COST DOWN BY DOING THE ENGINEERING OURSELVES AND WE GIVE THEM TIME TO PAY FOR IT. THAT'S ABOUT THE BEST WE CAN DO. OTHERWISE THEY'RE BEING SUBSIDIZED BY THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO USE THE WATER THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.))
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STAND-UP CLOSE
That argument doesn't satisfy the residents of Trevillian Road, and now they plan to take their case to the county Board of Supervisors.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

8Young


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TAPE#96-76
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Family and friends rembered Magna Vista's first and only boys high school basketball coach yesterday for his spirit and generosity.
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Services for Jim Young were held at Ridgeway Methodist Church.
Young was killed in a car crash on Route 2-20 over the weekend.
Friends say he was on his way to deliver food to the elderly.
Young taught physical education and health at Magna Vista.
As the basketball he coach, he led the Warriors to a state title in 19-89.
Members of the award winning team were among the hundreds who attended his funeral.
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((CHAD FORD/FORMER STUDENT:HE TURNED MY LIFE AROUND, FROM BEING A MEDIOCRE TO A PRETTY DECENT PERSON WITHIN MYSELF, WE VIEWED HIM AS A FATHER. SHAWN HAIRSTON/MAGNA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL JR.:YOU KNOW HOW SOME TEACHERS, KNOW YOU, BUT THEN IN LATER YEARS, THEY'RE LIKE, I USED TO TEACH THAT KID , OR THIS AND THAT, COACH YOUNG NEVER FORGOT YOUR NAME OR NOTHING LIKE THAT, HE WAS A SPECIAL TEACHER. PARIO LEE LAW/MAGNA VISTA TEACHER:WE'RE GOING TO MISS HIM, A BIG VOID AT OUR SCHOOL, IT'S THE SADDEST DAY, WE'VE HAD AT MAGNA VISTA. ))
SUPER=01-Chad Ford/Former Student; :00
SUPER=01-Shawn Hairston/Magna Vista High School Jr.; :11
SUPER=01-Pario Lee Law/Magna Vista Math Teacher; :21
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Young was 52.

8VMI


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Even thoguh Virginia Military Institute has agreed to enroll women, some women's groups are still not happy with the military's schools actions.
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They're critical of the school's plan to subject women to the same harsh requirements as male cadets.
That includes having the women shave their heads and do strenuous physical activities.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=VMI


An official with the National Organization for Women says the harsh standards would create a hostile attitude toward the female cadets.
One retired Air Force colonel says she thinks V-M-I administrators are "poor losers."

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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Highs today will be in the low to mid 70s--
We do have a chance of showers all day today.
Tonight, rains should end, and we'll have lows in the low to mid 50s.
For tomorrow-- We should get a glimpse at the sun-- expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 70s.