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7P-huff-lane


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


A new road is in the making to give easier access to Valley View Mall, but some parents say the road may be hazardous to students at Huff Lane Magnet School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


The planned route should ease congestion on Hershberger Road.
It would connect the shopping center to interstate 5-81.
SUPER=04-Last Night;


Last night at a meeting at Huff Lane, School Board assistant superintendent Dick Kelley briefed students and teachers on the latest plans for the road.
It looks as if it may be routed between Tire America and Huff Lane school.
That could put the school within 20 feet of a four lane highway.
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SOT 20:11:46
IN Q=I feel

((GARY STEVENS/CONCERNED PARENT: I FEEL, INSTEAD OF MOVING THE ROAD CLOSE TO THE SCHOOL, WHY NOT MOVE THE TIRE CENTER?))
SUPER=01-Gary Stevens/Parent;
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VO-NAT


Kelley says the school board has no control over the mall's developer or the city, so the school system will have to plan for the worst.
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SOT 20:18:25
IN Q=IF THE

((DICK KELLEY/SCHOOL BOARD IF THE ACCESS ROAD DOES COME THROUGH THE LOCATION, THAT WE WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO SOUNDPROOF THE BUILDING AND THE HUFF LANE AND ROUND HILL LOCATION ))
SUPER=01-Dick Kelly/Assistant Superintendent;
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OUT Q=location.
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VO-NAT


The new road has NOT gotten the final okay-- public hearings are scheduled for input.
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7E-County-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Roanoke COUNTY seal


Roanoke County police officers are now on duty at the counties four high school campuses.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This month, full time police officers were assigned to each of the four County high schools.
The officers have already made some arrests,
SUPER=04-March 7;

including eight teens who were arrested at Northside earlier this month.
Police found a handgun and marijuana in their car.
SOT 13:33:45
IN Q=It sends a message

((MICHAEL STOVALL, BOARD CHAIRMAN; IT SENDS A MESSAGE THAT IF YOU WISH TO DO DRUGS, ALCOHOL OR BRING WEAPONS OR COMMIT A FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR ON THE PROPERTY OF THE SCHOOL IN ROANOKE COUNTY, YOU'RE GOING TO BE ARRESTED.))
SUPER=01-Michael Stovall/Board Chairman;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stovall says if students know officers are always there, they'll be less likely to commit a crime at school.

7E-L'burg-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg seal


In Lynchurg, school officials are voicing concern about finances.
School officials say they'll need an additional one million dollars to fund the city's schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The school board got its first look at the 57- million dollar budget during its meeting last night.
But the concern is over what's NOT included in that total-- nearly one million dollars worth of staff and programs have been slashed.
That includes the middle school DARE program, and more than seven student support specialists.
Educators worry what effect that will have on some children.
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SOT 8:38:40//8:42:10
IN Q=Many of them

((ANNE BOND-GENTRY/WRAP- AROUND SERVICES COORDINATOR: MANY OF THEM FIND STUDENT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS AS A PERSON THEY CAN RELATE TO, SOMEBODY THAT THEY CAN SPEND SOME TIME WITH, TALK TO, AND ALSO WHO MAKES A VISIT TO THEIR HOME. SO THEY HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM, WHICH WILL AFFECT SOME OF THEM VERY PERSONALLY.)) ((BARRY CAMPBELL/DEPUTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK THE STUDENT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS HAVE SERVED US WELL. I THINK SOME OF THOSE ACTIVITIES NEED TO BE ACCOMPLISHED, IT'S JUST WHERE WILL THOSE FUNDS COME FROM AND WHAT SPECIFIC AGENCY WITHIN THE CITY NEEDS TO SUPPORT THEM. I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY INDICATION FROM THE BOARD THAT THESE ARE NOT IMPORTANT PROGRAMS, IT'S JUST THE FUNDING THAT WE NEED TO HAVE FOR ALL THE OTHER EXISTING PROGRAMS, WE NEED TO PLACE THOSE IN PRIORITY.))
SUPER=01-Anne Bond-Gentry/Wrap-Around Service Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Barry Campbell/Deputy School Superintendent; :15
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OUT Q=those in priority.
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VO-NAT


Campbell says funding for the specialists and the DARE program could come from other city departments' budgets.
The school board will finalize ITS budget next month.
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7Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A tragic ending in the search for a missing Christiansburg man.
Early this morning Police found 55- year- old Johnny Davis Reed dead in his wrecked vehicle.
Police say Davis ran off of route 6-59 and hit a tree.
Davis had been missing for four days but police don't know yet when the accident occurred.

7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#
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Turning now to the mid- week forecast--
Rain will taper off by this afternoon, expect temperatures to remain steady in the 40s.
Clouds and patchy drizzle tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
Partly sunny and warmer tomorrow, with highs in the upper 50s.
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Movie-Review


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TAPE# Movie Review-"Love Jones"
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"Return of the Jedi" topped the box office this week as its two Star Wars predecessors.
The empire striking back puts the force on a small romance that will appeal mostly to a select audience.
"Love Jones" is a sweet, but predictable and surprisingly listless love story about two attractive, sophisticated, intelligent young people who although apparently well matched, find every way possible to misinterpret each other's behavior.
Lorenz Tate is Darius, a writer, who wants to be Mr. Smooth when he meets the lovely Nina--Nia Long.
She's been burned in love and is suspicious of romance.
The supporting cast is fun to watch. But the story itself is weak. "Love Jones" gets a "B-".
This is more like a Black version of "Friends" with less humor and saltier language. 7BIRTHDAYS! 3/20/97

SUPER=130-34/Terri Leisure/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-5/Scott Harrell/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-16/David Paw/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-28/James Walker/Penhook;



SUPER=130-5/Chelsey Booth/Glade Hill;



SUPER=130-65/Kenneth Tucker/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Craig Proffitt/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Ryan Clark/Lexington;



SUPER=130-3/Morgan Cannaday/Vinton;



SUPER=130-11/Brandon Johnson/Vinton;



SUPER=130-12/Cara Vest/Floyd;


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SUPER=130-60/Polly King/Blue Ridge;



SUPER=130-/Malcolm Waldron/Salem;



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55P-Militia


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=NONE


As a Danville national guard unit continues its peacekeeping mission in Bosnia, a Virginia Militia organization is stirring up controversy on the internet.
The Virginia Citizens Militia claims to be an umbrella organization for scores of local militia groups statewide.
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VO-NAT


It's World Wide Web site carries a warning for National Guard and Army Reserve members: do NOT leave the country... serving overseas is a trap from the New World Order.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A spokesman from Roanoke says the warning's in response to three or four letters the militia gets a week from Virginians serving overseas.
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SOT 22:27:08
IN Q=It's Guard

((DONALD DOYLE/VA. CITIZENS MILITIA: IT'S GUARD AND RESERVE GUYS, MOSTLY ACTIVE DUTY GUYS THAT ARE JUST BASICALLY ARE SAYING "HEY THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG HERE. ALL THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT IS THE U.N. THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE NEW WORLD ORDER. THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT HOW WE'RE ALL GONNA BE ONE BIG HAPPY GLOBAL MILITARY AND HOW WE'RE SUPPOSED TO WORK WITH THESE FOREIGN TROOPS ON SEARCHING PEOPLES' CARS, SEARCHING PEOPLES' HOMES FOR GUNS AND DRUGS." YOU KNOW, ANDY TAYLOR'S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKING CARE OF ANY LOCAL STUFF. WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE FOREIGN TROOPS OVER HERE DOING THAT.))
SUPER=01-Donald Doyle/Virginia Citizens Militia;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The Danville Guard Unit will be in Bosnia for at least seven more months.

55P-boty-supers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=NONE


After much debate and several proposals, a decision has been reached on how to replace the Eagle Rock Bridge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Yesterday, before a standing- room- only crowd, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors accepted the Virginia Department of Transportation's proposal that will save the bridge.
Town residents say its been a long time coming, but well worth the wait.
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SOT 9:47:41
IN Q=We've been

((MARIA AGNER/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN WORKING SINCE THE EIGHTIES... LAST OF THE EIGHTIES TO TRY TO GET THIS DONE. OF COURSE THERE WAS TALK OF IT BEING CLOSED EVEN BEFORE THAT. BUT WE BEGAN WORKING ON IT EVEN THEN AND WE'RE JUST SO HAPPY THIS HAS HAPPENED. )) BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
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SOT 9:48:37

((BONNIE BRITT/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: I JUST KEPT HOPING AND PRAYING AND WE KEPT WORKING. IT'S BEEN A LONG HARD STRUGGLE, BUT WE'RE REAL REAL HAPPY. ))
SUPER=01-Maria Agner/Eagle Rock Resident; :01
SUPER=01-Bonnie Britt/Eagle Rock Resident; :15
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OUT Q=real happy
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VO-NAT


It will cost two-to-three million dollars to replace the bridge.
Under the agreement, the state and the county will split that cost.
V-DOT plans to close the bridge within the next month... but it could take years before the structure is rebuilt.
Until the project is complete, Route 43 will provide the only access to and from Eagle Rock.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Time to take a look at the mid- week forecast--
The showers will taper off later today, with temperatures holding in the mid 40s.
Clouds and patchy drizzle tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
Tomorrow promises to be partly sunny and warmer, with highs in the upper 50s.
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8E-County-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Roanoke COUNTY seal


From now on, Roanoke county students may think twice before breaking the law.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This month, full time police officers were assigned to each of the four County high schools.
The officers have already made some arrests,
SUPER=04-March 7;

including eight teens who were arrested at Northside earlier this month.
Police found a handgun and marijuana in their car.
SOT 13:33:45
IN Q=It sends a message

((MICHAEL STOVALL, BOARD CHAIRMAN; IT SENDS A MESSAGE THAT IF YOU WISH TO DO DRUGS, ALCOHOL OR BRING WEAPONS OR COMMIT A FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR ON THE PROPERTY OF THE SCHOOL IN ROANOKE COUNTY, YOU'RE GOING TO BE ARRESTED.))
SUPER=01-Michael Stovall/Board Chairman;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Stovall says if students know officers are always there, they'll be less likely to commit a crime at school.

8P-boty-supers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=NONE


Eagle Rock residents are breathing a sigh of relief now that they'll get to keep their bridge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Yesterday, before a standing- room- only crowd, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors accepted the Virginia Department of Transportation's proposal that will save the Eagle Rock bridge.
Town residents said its been a long time coming... but well worth the wait.
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SOT 9:47:41
IN Q=We've been

((MARIA AGNER/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN WORKING SINCE THE EIGHTIES... LAST OF THE EIGHTIES TO TRY TO GET THIS DONE. OF COURSE THERE WAS TALK OF IT BEING CLOSED EVEN BEFORE THAT. BUT WE BEGAN WORKING ON IT EVEN THEN AND WE'RE JUST SO HAPPY THIS HAS HAPPENED. )) BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
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SOT 9:48:37

((BONNIE BRITT/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: I JUST KEPT HOPING AND PRAYING AND WE KEPT WORKING. IT'S BEEN A LONG HARD STRUGGLE, BUT WE'RE REAL REAL HAPPY. ))
SUPER=01-Maria Agner/Eagle Rock Resident; :01
SUPER=01-Bonnie Britt/Eagle Rock Resident; :15
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VO-NAT


It will cost two-to-three million dollars to replace the bridge.
Under the agreement, the state and the county will split that cost.
V-DOT plans to close the bridge within the next month... but it could take years before the structure is rebuilt.
Until the project is complete, Route 43 will provide the only access to and from Eagle Rock.
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8E-Greenfield


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors made a welcome addition to an already popular project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


County Administrator Jerry Burgess presented updated plans for the Botetourt Center at Greenfield.
The area already promised to offer an office and business park plus a recreation area.
But yesterday officials unveiled a proposal to add an Education and Training Center.
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SOT 11:44:06
IN Q=I think

((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK IT WILL BE GREAT AS A MARKETING ADVANTAGE FOR THE SITE BUT IT WILL ALSO BE GREAT FOR OUR CITIZENS TO HAVE A COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER RIGHT HERE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator;
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VO-NAT


The center will be a joint project of Botetourt County, and community colleges Virginia Western and Dabney S. Lancaster.
It will offer a variety of training courses for the workforce.
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8P-Militia


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Virginia Citizens Militia says it's connected to numerous other militia groups across the state.
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VO-NAT


It's main point of public contact is a site on the World Wide Web.
That site carries a warning for National Guard and Army Reserve members: do NOT leave the country... serving overseas is a trap from the New World Order.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A spokesman from Roanoke says the warning is in response to three or four letters the militia gets a week from Virginians serving overseas.
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SOT 22:27:08
IN Q=It's Guard

((DONALD DOYLE/VA. CITIZENS MILITIA: IT'S GUARD AND RESERVE GUYS, MOSTLY ACTIVE DUTY GUYS THAT ARE JUST BASICALLY ARE SAYING "HEY THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG HERE. ALL THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT IS THE U.N. THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE NEW WORLD ORDER. THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT HOW WE'RE ALL GONNA BE ONE BIG HAPPY GLOBAL MILITARY AND HOW WE'RE SUPPOSED TO WORK WITH THESE FOREIGN TROOPS ON SEARCHING PEOPLES' CARS, SEARCHING PEOPLES' HOMES FOR GUNS AND DRUGS." YOU KNOW, ANDY TAYLOR'S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKING CARE OF ANY LOCAL STUFF. WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE FOREIGN TROOPS OVER HERE DOING THAT.))
SUPER=01-Donald Doyle/Va. Citizens Militia;
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OUT Q=doing that.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia


The Danville Guard Unit is currently in Bosnia.
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


A Reserve unit from Salem is assisting the Bosnia mission in Germany.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Let's check the Wednesday outlook--
Rain will be ending later today, with clouds and lingering drizzle tonight.
Temperatures will stay in the 40s-- overnight lows will fall into the 30s.
Meanwhile, partly sunny and warmer tomorrow, with mild temperatures in the upper 50s.
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