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Some Freezing rain is falling in the higher elevations this morning, that's prompted a few school systems to alter their schedules. Take school watch

7E-Garden-City


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TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Some Garden city residents are preparing to head for higher ground in Roanoke.
Yesterday, Roanoke City Council approved a plan to buy homes in the flood plain.
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The neighborhood has always had flooding problems, but heavy rain on June 28th 19-95 caused unprecedented damage.
With a combination of federal, state and local dollars, the city is now moving to buy and demolish more than 40 buildings that are prone to flooding.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE WENT IN THERE AND INVOLVED THE CITIZENS IN FINDING THE SOLUTIONS THAT WERE RIGHT FOR THEM. IT'S TAKEN A WHILE BECAUSE RATHER THAN US GOING IN AND SAYING THIS IS WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU. WE LISTENED TO OUR CITIZENS AND FOUND WHAT IS THE BEST SOLUTION FOR THEM. AND I'M VERY GLAD WHAT'S HAPPENED AND I THINK THE CITY AND THE PEOPLE WILL BE BETTER FOR IT.))
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The properties must be assessed before the city makes any offers to owners.
The program is voluntary. No one will be forced to sell, but city officials say the first residents could be moving within six months.

7P-Pot-bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=drug bust (pot)


A van load of marijuana heading for Richmond was confiscated in Wytheville yesterday.
Two men from Texas were detoured when a sheriff's deputy pulled them over on I-81.
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SUPER=03-Wytheville;


The officer suspected a drunk driver when he stopped the vehicle.
When the two men inside gave conflicting stories, he called for a drug- sniffing dog to search the van.
The search turned up about 40 pounds of pot, packaged in dryer sheets, plastic wrap and moth balls.
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SOT 10:55:07
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((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: THIS IS THE THIRD TIME IN LESS THAN A YEAR WE'VE INTERDICTED OR INTERCEPTED A LARGE LOAD OF ILLEGAL DRUGS. TWO OTHER VANS LOADED HEAVILY WITH IT. ))
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The suspects face various state and federal drug and weapons charges.
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7E-Parent-Notice


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TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Abortion


A bill that would require minors to notify their parents before having an abortion has won approval from the state Senate.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Yesterday, those AGAINST the measure voiced their opposition.
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SOT 13:32:17 EARL TAPE
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL: IN THE PAST, MR. PRESIDENT, I HAVE VOTED FOR A PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BILL. I DID IT FOR A BILL THAT I VIEWED AS COMPASSIONATE. THIS BILL MR. PRESIDENT IS PUNITIVE.))
SOT 13:38:16 EARL TAPE

((SEN. JANE WOODS: IT PAINS ME NOT TO BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR THIS BILL, BUT THIS BILL DOES NOT WORK FOR FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Jane Woods/(R) Fairfax; :12
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VO-NAT 13:41:10 vote


But on a 26 to 14 vote, the bill passed.
If the same version passes House scrutiny, Governor Allen says he's eager to sign it into law.
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7E-Hopkins


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TAPE#96-109
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A legislative committee is endorsing Tom Hopkins' nomination as director of the state Department of Environmental Quality.
The Roanoke native took over the Allen Administration's most embattled agency last June.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;

And he's been a vigorous defender of Republican policies at the state Department of Environmental Quality ever since.
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((WE HAVE TAKEN FOUR AGENCIES, SLAMMED THEM TOGETHER, REGIONALIZED, DE-CENTRALIZED, EMPOWERED THE REGION, PUT OUR WATER, WASTE, AND AIR PEOPLE UNDER ONE ROOF. SO IT WOULD BE AN AMAZING CIRCUMSTANCE IF WE DIDN'T HAVE SOME SORT OF MORALE PROBLEMS.))
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Hopkins still faces full House approval.
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The day after the fall elections, a GOP- dominated Senate committee demanded Hopkins report back with solutions to recent criticisms.

7weather


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Taking a look at today's forecast--
Periods of rain likely for this Tuesday, with temperatures cooling off a little to around 40.
The rain will end by late tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
Meanwhile, expect some partial clearing tomrrow, with a high around 50.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 2/5/97


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SUPER=130-5/Dustin Smith/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-2/Taylor Stinnett/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-2/Ryan Jackson/Salem;



SUPER=130-7/Jimmy Reed/Blue Ridge;



SUPER=130-19/David Epperly/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-11/Shane Anthony/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-10/Gretta Gemmell/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-12/Kevin Joyce/Collinsville;



SUPER=130-54/Albert Turner/Axton;


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SUPER=130-30/Marvin Dudley/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-105/Lula Branscome/Roanoke;



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Some Freezing rain is falling in the higher elevations this morning, that's prompted a few school systems to alter their schedules. Take school watch

55P-XGR


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TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=vmi/Mary Baldwin


State lawmakers are trying to decide what to do with Mary Baldwin's V-WIL program now that Virginia Military Institute will soon be going co-ed.
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SUPER=@file;


The House Appropriations Committee is pushing to phase out the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership over a four year period.
But Senate budget writers have stuck with the Governor -- providing full funding.
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SOT TAPE ONE 02:15:11
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((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: I DON'T THINK THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN ENOUGH OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE DETERMINE THE VIABILITY OF THAT PROGRAM OR NOT. AND JUST TO THROW IT OUT BECAUSE OF THAT SCHOOL DECISION I THINK WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham;
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Budget negotiators will work out the differences later this week.
Both money committees outdid Governor Allen in money for college professors, teachers, and state workers.
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((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME TO BUILD IT BACK UP TO WHERE WE SHOULD HAVE IT. BUT I THINK THAT WE TOOK A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.))
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I'M VERY HAPPY. WE HAVE AGAIN RENEWED OUR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION.))
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55E-Pot-bust


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TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Pot


A traffic stop for suspected drunken driving in Wytheville turns into a major drug bust.
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SUPER=03-Wytheville;


A sheriff's deputy pulled over the driver Sunday on Interstate-81.
After a drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to the scent of marijuana, a search of the van turned up 40 pounds of pot and a handgun.
The driver and his passenger were traveling from Texas to Richmond.
Both face state and federal drug and weapons charges.
This is the third van-load of illegal drugs Wythe County authorities have intercepted in less than a year.
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We've got a wet forecast in store today--
Expect rain off and on, with high temperatures cooling a few degrees to around 40.
Tonight the showers will dissipate-- look for lows in the mid to upper 30s.
As for tomorrow, turning partly sunny by the afternoon, with highs close to 50.
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Some Freezing rain is falling in the higher elevations this morning, that's prompted a few school systems to alter their schedules. Take school watch

8E-Garden-City


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke City council is offering Garden City residents a chance to sell their homes in the flood plain and head to higher ground.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 1995;


The neighborhood had flooded before, but heavy rain on June 28th 19-95 caused unprecedented damage there.
With a combination of federal, state and local dollars, the city is now moving to buy and demolish more than 40 buildings that are prone to flooding.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE WENT IN THERE AND INVOLVED THE CITIZENS IN FINDING THE SOLUTIONS THAT WERE RIGHT FOR THEM. IT'S TAKEN A WHILE BECAUSE RATHER THAN US GOING IN AND SAYING THIS IS WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU. WE LISTENED TO OUR CITIZENS AND FOUND WHAT IS THE BEST SOLUTION FOR THEM. AND I'M VERY GLAD WHAT'S HAPPENED AND I THINK THE CITY AND THE PEOPLE WILL BE BETTER FOR IT.))
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The properties must be assessed before the city makes any offers to owners.
The program is voluntary. No one will be forced to sell, but city officials say the first residents could be moving within six months.

8P-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=vmi/Mary Baldwin


Now that Virginia Military Institute will soon be letting women in-- state legislators are wondering what to do with Mary Baldwin's V-WIL program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The House Appropriations Committee is pushing to phase out the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin over a four year period.
But Senate budget writers have stuck with the Governor -- providing full funding.
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SOT TAPE ONE 02:15:11
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((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: I DON'T THINK THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN ENOUGH OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE DETERMINE THE VIABILITY OF THAT PROGRAM OR NOT. AND JUST TO THROW IT OUT BECAUSE OF THAT SCHOOL DECISION I THINK WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham;
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Budget negotiators will work out the differences later this week.
Both money committees outdid Governor Allen in money for college professors, teachers, and state workers.
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((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME TO BUILD IT BACK UP TO WHERE WE SHOULD HAVE IT. BUT I THINK THAT WE TOOK A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.))
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I'M VERY HAPPY. WE HAVE AGAIN RENEWED OUR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION.))
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8E-Gay-Marriage


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-2
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Same sex marriages will likely be okay'd in Hawaii--
But Virginia's House of Delegates is working on a bill to prevent it from being recognized here.
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Its main sponsor is Abingdon's Joe Johnson.
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SOT 14:09:27???
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((DEL. JOE JOHNSON/D-ABINGDON: AND I FIRMLY BELIEVE ... WOULD BE BETTER OFF.))
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The gay rights group, Virginians for Justice, says Johnson's bill is rejecting rights NO one's even asked for in Virginia.

8S-Camden


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=abo
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=None


A Rockbridge county native is heading north to compete as a skier in the Special Olympics Winter Games.
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SUPER=03-Toronto;


Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics began last night, and marching along in the fanfare was 17- year- old Tina Camden.
The Rockbridge County native is there to ski in the womens' slalom, giant slalom and downhill events... and was the ONLY delegate from Virginia chosen for the Games.
Camden is one of two-thousand athletes from 75 countries who have traveled to Canada to compete.
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8weather


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Let's check out the forecast for today.
Periods of rain, with temperatures falling to around 40.
The rain should end by late tonight, with lows in the mid to upper 30s.
Tomorrow's outlook calls for partly sunny skies by afternoon.
Highs warming to near 50.
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