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7Dudley


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TAPE# 96-77
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The first challenger for a vacant seat in the state senate is expected to announce his intentions today.
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Republican Allen Dudley is holding a morning press conference in Rocky Mount.
With control of the State Senate hanging in the balance, the race to replace Virgil Goode promises to be a hard- fought and closely- watched contest.
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says both political parties have plenty at stake.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IF I LOOK AT THIS SELFISHLY AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE. IT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 20 - 20 SENATE AND A 21 - 19. THAT'S A VERY IMPORTANT MARGIN, BECAUSE YOU WORK YOUR WILL ON EVERYTHING FROM PROCEDURE TO SENATE RULES TO HOW BILLS ARE REFERRED. AND I THINK WE'VE THRIVED THE LAST YEAR WITH A 20 TO 20 SENATE. WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO PRESERVE IT.))
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Democratic Delegate Roscoe Reynolds in also a contender for the job.
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The special election to choose Goode's successor in the State Senate is likely to happen sometime next month.
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The Lt. Governor will also be in our area today.
He will be giving the Veterans Day address at the Veterans Care Center in Roanoke.
The celebration starts at noon.

7Liberty-Debt


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TAPE# 96-79
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A Tuesday deadline has the future of Liberty University up in the air.
Officials need to fork over more than one million dollars in payments to investors.
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The school has until Tomorrow to come up with the money or face foreclosure.
Liberty owes an estimated 15 million dollars to its bondholders, but the cash- strapped school has offered to repay just half that amount.
But attorneys for the school's creditors say that's not enough, and they reserve the right to foreclose on the property.
The campus and buildings are said to be worth between six and eight million dollars.
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7Homeless-Vets


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TAPE# 96-84
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Veteran's Day is a celebration of the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces.
But it can also be a chance to celebrate life.
Steve Smallshaw has the story of homeless veterans at the Roanoke rescue mission.
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(( The latest numbers show that about fifteen percent of the men seeking shelter in Roanoke's Rescue Mission are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
A national survey suggests that downsizing in the military is leaving more veterans homeless.
Lois Bettis, however, has another explanation.
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((LOIS BETTIS/ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION: IN OUR CASE, I GUESS WE WOULD SAY, 98 TO 99 PERCENT IS ALCOHOL OR DRUG RELATED.))
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That's a charge neither Don Walton or Bill Manning would deny.
Both are long- time residents of the mission, and both have fought their own self- induced demons since leaving the military.
Alcohol and drugs left them without money, without a home, and without hope.
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((BILL MANNING/HOMELESS VETERAN: THIS IS A PLACE TO BE IF YOU ARE HOPELESS. AND I DEFINITELY WAS HOPELESS. I LOST MY WIFE AND MY CHILDREN, THEY HAD WANTED NOTHING ELSE TO DO WITH ME BECAUSE OF ALCHOHOL.))
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((After years spent battling problems like alcoholism and drug abuse, many veterans tell us if they had not ended up at the rescue mission, their only other destination would have been much more final.))
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((REPORTER: WERE IT NOT FOR THE MISSION WHERE WOULD YOU BE RIGHT NOW? DON WALTON/VETERAN: PROBABLY IN THE STREETS OR PROBABLY, MAYBE DEAD.))
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But here Walton, Manning and dozens of other veterans like them have found help.
Twelve- step programs and a strict daily regimen have turned them around.
They know that this could very well be their last chance.
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((BILL MANNING: AND I HAVE SEVEN PEOPLE HERE WHO I REALLY CAN'T LET DOWN. AND I'M STARTING OVER AGAIN AT 55 YEARS OF AGE. I HOPE I CAN JUST CONTINUE.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Roanoke.))

7Schoolwatch


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Snow has delayed the opening of some schools in our region. schoolwatch full screen
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7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
a cold morning gives way to a partly sunny day with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Tonight, expect clear skies and cold temperatures, with temperatures dropping to the low 20s.
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55Liberty-Debt


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Liberty University may be facing forclosure if officials can't come up with more than one million dollars in overdue payments to bondholders.
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The school has until Tomorrow.
Liberty owes an estimated 15 million dollars to its bondholders, but the cash- strapped school has offered to repay just half that amount.
But attorneys for the school's creditors say that's not enough, and they reserve the right to foreclose on the property.
The campus and buildings are said to be worth between six and eight million dollars.
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55Common-Sense


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Financial analyst say the signs are indicating a slow down in the economy.
That could mean lower interest rates.
In the latest edition of Common Sentse, Len Besthoff looks into what this could mean for individual investors.
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((In this week's edition of Common Sense we discuss what could happen if interest rates drop and how that would affect investors.))
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((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: A LOT OF SIGNS IN THE ECONOMY INDICATE THAT THE ECONOMY IS SLOWING, AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS THE FED COULD LOWER INTEREST RATES. IF THEY DO LOWER INTEREST RATES, IT'S A LOT OF TIMES REALLY GOOD FOR THE STOCK MARKET, BECAUSE INVESTORS WHO AREN'T ABLE TO GET THE HIGHEST RATE OF RETURN FROM FIXED INCOME INVESTMENTS LOOK FOR OVERALL CAPITAL APPRECIATION IN THE FORM OF STOCKS. AMONG THE STOCKS, PROBABLY LOOK AT THE SMALL CAP BEING THE ONES THAT ARE LIKELY TO BENEFIT THE MOST. THE SMALLER COMPANIES ARE HIGHLY LEVERAGED, THEIR BORROWING COSTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH INTEREST RATES, IF THEY DON'T HAVE TO PAY AS MUCH INTEREST, IT HELPS THEIR BOTTOM LINE. SO I WOULD LOOK FOR THE SMALL CAPS TO DO PARTICULARLY WELL COMING INTO JANUARY.))
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((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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55Schoolwatch


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Light snow has delayed the opening of some schools in our region this morning. schoolwatch full screen
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
It's starting out to be a cold week with current temperatures in the 20s and 30s throughout the region. Light snow this morning should end in most areas and we'll have a partly sunny day with highs around 40 degrees.
Tonight, expect clear skies and cold temperatures, with lows in the low 20s.
Tomorrow highs will be in the low 40s with sunny skies... but very chilly temperatures remain at night with overnight lows in the 20s all week long.
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8VMI


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V-M-I and Justice Department lawyers meet in Roanoke federal court Wednesday to decide what accommodations V-M-I should be made for women.
Virginia Military Institute wants the first class of women entering its corps of cadets to get no special treatment.
Next year's freshman class will be the first in school history with women.
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And V-M-I would like to the induct women into the corps of cadets -- known as the "rat line."
That would mean women would have to shave their heads and be ordered around by upperclassmen.
The Justice Department says it wants V-M-I to protect incoming women from potential sexual harassment.
But V-M-I officials say the government wants to change school tradition.
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8Historian


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Veteran's day will be celebrated throughout Virginia and the nation today, to honor the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces.
Meantime, there will soon be a memorial in Bedford marking a day when many soldiers lost their life.
Historian and author Stephen Ambrose has agreed to lead fund-raising for the D-Day Memorial and education center.
Ambrose will head the National D-Day Memorial Foundation's advisory board.
The foundation already has raised two million dollars for the eight million dollar project, which is expected to be completed in time for the 55th anniversary of D-Day in 19-99.
During the D-Day invasion in June 19-44, Bedford suffered the greatest per capita loss of life of any U-S community.

8Cell-Phones


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TAPE# 96-83
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Modern technology is helping veterans connect with their loved ones.
A local cell- phone company donated free air- time in honor of Veterans day.
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Volunteers from G-T-E- Mobilnet paid a visit to the V-A hospital in Salem and the nearby Veterans Care Center.
They came packing cellphones for veterans to make free long- distance calls to loved ones.
Ray Tabor spoke with his sister in Pennsylvania for the first time in about six months.
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((RAY TABOR/VETERAN: YES SHE IS. SOME GRANDKIDS AND MICHAEL. YEAH WE'RE HAVING A FIELD DAY TODAY. I MEAN TO TELL YOU THIS IS MY DAY.)) ((ANTONIO EDMONDS/GTE MOBILNET: IT'S VERY NEAT. IT'S REAL INTERESTING, YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE AND YOU DON'T KNOW HOW SMALL THINGS CAN REALLY TOUCH SOMEBODY'S LIFE AND IT'S ACTUALLY A BOOST TO YOURSELF.))
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Edmonds says the program was started to help veterans who not only can not afford long distance calls, but are physically unable to make the call themselves.
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8Land-Trust


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TAPE# 96-86
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He stepped down from Virginia's Explore Park-- but his new position will allow him to continue working to preserve Virginia's undeveloped property.
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Last week, Cutler announced he is leaving his job at the Explore Park to join the Western Virginia Land Trust.
He will be working one- on- one with landowners to promote conservation easements... agreements that provide tax benefits in exchange for restrictions on the property.
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((RUPERT CUTLER/WESTERN VIRGINIA LAND TRUST: IF YOU SURRENDER THE RIGHT TO MAKE AN INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, OR COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, IMMEDIATE INCOME TAX IS REDUCED BECAUSE THAT IS A CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO GOVERNMENT AND THEN WHEN YOU DIE AND YOUR KIDS HAVE THE ESTATE TAXES TO PAY, THE ESTATE TAXES ARE MUCH LOWER SO THAT LAND IS MUCH MORE APT TO STAY IN THE FAMILY.))
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Cutler says the group will be modeled after a similar organization that has helped preserve more than 400- thousand acres of open space in northern Virginia.

8Schoolwatch


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Snow has delayed the opening of some schools in our region this morning. schoolwatch full screen
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8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
It's starting out to be a cold week with current temperatures in the 20s and 30s throughout the region. Light snow this morning should end in most areas and we'll have a partly sunny day with highs around 40 degrees.
Tonight, expect clear skies and cold temperatures, with lows in the low 20s.
Tomorrow highs will be in the low 40s with sunny skies... but very chilly temperatures remain at night with overnight lows in the 20s all week long.