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7P-Shorewood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=none


Dozens of jobs will be lost when Shorewood Transport of Roanoke closes this spring.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday workers began getting the official word from the company. Theeir last day on the job is expected to be May 26th.
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SOT 05:22:21
IN Q=According

((STANLEY SMITH/SHOREWOOD TRANSPORT EMPLOYEE: ACCORDING TO THE LETTER WE GOT TODAY WE WILL HAVE A JOB UNTIL MAY 26TH. And no idea on separation packages? SMITH: NO SIR, NOT YET.))
SUPER=01-Stanley Smith/Shorewood Transport Employee;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=not yet.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Employees estimate the company employs about 90 people in its transport division, everything from truckers to office and mechanical personnel.
Shorewood Transport is owned by Shorewood Packaging, a New York based company which makes compact disk covers.
Workers say Shorewood Packaging has a light manufacturing facility here that will stay in business.
No one from the company's headquarters would comment.
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7P-Health-Sciences


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=Allen


Another veto from Governor Allen Allen for state funding for the College of Health Scienes.
That means another year of tight finances for the Roanoke school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Officials were hoping to get for 700-thousand dollars from the state to help fill the gap.
It was the governors second veto in as many years. College officials were not surprised by the governor's decision this time around, but they were disappointed.
Local lawmakers will attempt to override the veto.
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SOT
IN Q=We have made some

((HARRY NICKENS/COLLEGE PRESIDENT: WE HAVE MADE SOME REAL FRIENDS STATEWIDE. THE COLLEGE HAS, AND I'M ALWAYS OPTIMISTIC. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT HOWEVER TO GET A TWO-THIRDS VOTE FROM BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, BUT WE'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO BE THERE TRYING COME WEDNESDAY APRIL 2ND.))
SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/College President;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=come wednesday April 2nd.
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VO-NAT


The appropriation was included in the budget as a contingency request, to be honored only in the event of a state surplus.
Governor Allen argued that was "a trick" that amounted to deficit spending.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


While the school's close association with Community Hospital continues, the college is losing its financial support from Carilion Health System.

7Education-standards


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-18)
GRAPHIC=Education


Lawmakers are making it more difficult to earn a diploma in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;


The state board of education is proposing standardized tests in various grades.
If students don't pass the tests, they won't be allowed to move to the next grade.
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SOT 6:38:30
IN Q=teach and those

((CHRIS DANIEL: TEACHERS AND THOSE INVOLVED IN PUBLIC EDUCATION ARE CONCERNED AT THIS LACK OF A DEFINITION OF THAT TERM AT THIS POINT IN TIME ))
SUPER=01-Chris Daniel/Virginia Education Association
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=in time
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VO-NAT


The new standards of Learning COULD go into affect for 9th graders this fall.
That's too soon for Patrick county's superintendent.
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SOT 7:05:41
IN Q=

((IT WOULD BE ...PREMATURE ))
SUPER=01-Dennis Witt/Patrick Co. Superintendent;:
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=is premature.
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VO-NAT


Administrators say teachers would need more time to adjust--
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7E-Bad-Meat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=NONE


Authorities confiscated and destroyed 800-pounds of beef and poultry from a Martinsville grocery store.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


The meat was removed from the "Community Market" grocery store and grill on Fayette Street.
The store's owner is accused of buying the meat from other stores and re-selling it.
Authorities say re-selling meat is a state code violation.
Martinsville police began confiscating the meat Monday after someone complained.
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SOT
IN Q=We will

((LT. BURT SHARP/MARTINSVILLE POLICE DEPT.:WE WILL WORK WITH STATE OFFICIALS AND THE EVIDENCE WILL BE PRESENTED TO OUR COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY AND HE WILL DECIDE AT A POINT AND TIME WHETHER THEY ARE IN FACT IN VIOLATION OF STATE LAW.))
SUPER=01-Burt Sharp/Martinsville Police Department; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=state law.
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VO-NAT


The owner of "Community Market" declined to comment on camera but says the meat is stored in freezers and is NOT spoiled.
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7weather


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


Time to check the mid- week forecast--
The showers will end this morning, followed by mostly sunny skies.
Expect high temperatures in the mid 60s.
Clear skies tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
Sunny and mild tomorrow, with highs in the upper 60s, possibly even warmer.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 3/26/97

SUPER=130-/Margie Dunbar/Blue Ridge;



SUPER=130-7/Tanner Ratcliffe/Radford;



SUPER=130-3/Celeste Hodges/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-3/Alexander Tyree/Rocky Mount;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-6/Keeana & Keshana James/Roanoke;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-1/Hunter & Peyton Johnson/Bedford;



SUPER=130-44/Linda Mansfield/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-13/Danielle Dunaway/Covington;



SUPER=130-10/Scott Tickle/Axton;



SUPER=130-/Susan Duff/Monroe;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-100/Lenora Williamson/Alton;



SUPER=130-/Dorothy Cundiff/Roanoke;


Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE# Selena
GRAPHIC=none


"Selena" is a combination biography of a life cut short. A tribute and a concert film about the young Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=


The movie chronicles Selena's rise from talented youngster to rising superstar.
Jennifer Lopez is riveting as Selena, convincing whether interacting with a close knit family or lip synching to the real Selena's music on stage.
Edward James Olmos is Selena's father Abraham whose own thwarted musical dreams causes him to push Selena into performing even when he fears he will lose her.
Selena's murder is treated almost as an afterthought. The movie is about her life, not her death.
"Selena" gets a "B+".
The movie works best when it concentrates on Lopez, particularly as she brings Selena to life on stage.

Theatre-Review


ANCHOR=Anna
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


John Sailer's (Siler's) attractive, cosy map store set unfolds "Lonely Planet" a sweet, funny, sad story of friendship, and loss.
The friendship is an unusual one, between two very diverse individuals.
Doug Patterson is an excellent Jody, an introverted anxious man who is so fearful of the outside world, he refuses to leave his store.
Branislav Tomich is brilliant as Carl, a hyperactive, fast talking compulsive liar who is constantly dashing in and out.
He is Jody's best friend, his contact to the outside, and the cause of much of his irritation.
The two actors work well together bringing humor, understanding and compassion to the characters they play.
The intimate setting of Mill Mountain's Theatre B, brings this stirring, multi-layered play close to the audience.
Don't forget your hanky. "Lonely Planet" directed by Doug Zchiegner
(Sheegner) continues through March 30.


One warning--the play contains adult situations and language. cutopen
SUPER=@Melanie1


55P-Shorewood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=none


Shorewood Transport of Roanoke is closing, leaving close to 100 jobless.
Earlier this month News-7 first told you how Shorewood Packaging might close its Roanoke distribution center.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday workers began getting the official word from the company.
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SOT 05:22:21
IN Q=According

((STANLEY SMITH/SHOREWOOD TRANSPORT EMPLOYEE: ACCORDING TO THE LETTER WE GOT TODAY WE WILL HAVE A JOB UNTIL MAY 26TH. And no idea on separation packages? SMITH: NO SIR, NOT YET.))
SUPER=01-Stanley Smith/Shorewood Transport Employee;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=not yet.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Employees estimate the company employs about 90 people in its transport division, everything from truckers to office and mechanical personnel.
Shorewood Transport is owned by Shorewood Packaging, a New York based company which makes compact disk covers.
Workers say Shorewood Packaging also has a light manufacturing facility here that will stay in business.
No one from the company's headquarters would comment.
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55P-Bad-Meat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=none


In Martinsville, authorities confiscated some 800 800-pounds of beef and poultry from a grocery store.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


The owner of the Community Market on Fayette Street is accused of buying the food from other stores and then reselling it.
That's a violation of a state code.
Monday, authorities started confiscating the meat.
The investigation began after someone complained.
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SOT
IN Q=We thought

(( ))
SUPER=01-Burt Sharp/Martinsville Police Department; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=on grill.
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VO-NAT


The food was taken to a landfill.
The owner of the Community Market declined to comment on camera but says he was unaware reselling meat is illegal.
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55Education-standards


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-18)
GRAPHIC=Education


It's going to become more challenging to earn a High School diploma in the commonwealth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;


The state board of education is proposing standardized tests in various grades.
If students don't pass the tests, they won't be allowed to move to the next grade.
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SOT 6:38:30
IN Q=teach and those

((CHRIS DANIEL: TEACHERS AND THOSE INVOLVED IN PUBLIC EDUCATION ARE CONCERNED AT THIS LACK OF A DEFINITION OF THAT TERM AT THIS POINT IN TIME ))
SUPER=01-Chris Daniel/Virginia Education Association
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=in time
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VO-NAT


The new standards of Learning COULD go into affect for 9th graders this fall.
That's too soon for Patrick county's superintendent.
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SOT 7:05:41
IN Q=

((IT WOULD BE ...PREMATURE ))
SUPER=01-Dennis Witt/Patrick Co. Superintendent;:
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=
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VO-NAT


Administrators say teachers would need more time to adjust--
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55weather


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


Turning now to weather--
The rain will end later morning, and skies will turn mostly sunny.
Highs will be in the 60s.
It should be clear tonight, with lows cooling into the upper 30s.
Tomorrow looks sunny and pleasant, highs in the upper 60s to near 70.
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8E-Shorewood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=NONE


Nearly 90 people will be out of work when Shorewood Packaging closes the doors of its Roanoke distribution center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Shorewood Transport subsidiary is apparently shutting down later this spring.
Workers began receiving photocopied letters yesterday telling them their last day on the job is May 26th.
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SOT 05:23:19
IN Q=Everybody's upset

((STANLEY SMITH/SHOREWOOD TRANSPORT EMPLOYEE: EVERYBODY'S UPSET, I MEAN IF YOU LOSE YOUR JOB, IT'S SOMETHING TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT. I MEAN I AM, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE, THEY HAVE COMMITMENTS IN LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Stanley Smith/Shorewood Transport Employee;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=in life.
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VO-NAT


The New York based company makes compact disk covers. No one at the company was available for comment.
Meanwhile employees we spoke with estimate 90 people will be affected by the move.
Shorewood Packaging also has a small light manufacturing facility in Roanoke that workers say will remain open.
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8E-Health-Sciences


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Education


For the second year in a row, Governor Allen blocked state funding for the school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Local lawmakers may try to override the governor's veto.
But it now appears unlikely the school will receive the 700- thousand dollars officials wanted.
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SOT
IN Q=We have made

((HARRY NICKENS/COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: WE HAVE MADE SOME REAL FRIENDS STATEWIDE. THE COLLEGE HAS, AND I'M ALWAYS OPTIMISTIC. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT HOWEVER TO GET A TWO- THIRDS VOTE FROM BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, BUT WE'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO BE THERE TRYING COME WEDNESDAY APRIL 2ND.))
SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/College of Health Sciences;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=Wednesday, April 2nd.
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VO-NAT


The school is not in danger of closing.
But the failure to win state funding will make it difficult to pay for raises, fund new positions, or expand programs.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


By making the appropriation contingent on a budget surplus, Allen argued that lawmakers were using a "trick" that amounted to deficit spending.

8E-AG-Candidates


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Contenders in Virginia's race for Attorney General are stepping up to the starting line.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Two of the four Republicans running for Attorney General showed up at the same time to turn in petitions to get on the ballot.
Because of the tie, a coin toss will be used to determine whose name goes first on the ballot.
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SOT 11:12:39
IN Q=Make no

((SEN. KEN STOLLE/(R) CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT. THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN THIS RACE IS PROTECTING OUR FAMILIES AND THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
SOT 12:06:58

((GIL DAVIS(R) CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: I'VE PROSECUTED MORE VIOLENT CRIMINAL FELONS AND OBTAINED MORE CONVICTIONS THAN ALL OF THE OTHER CANDIDATES COMBINED. I AM THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE TO SERVE AS VIRGINIA'S NEXT ATTORNEY GENERAL.))
SUPER=@Stolle;
SUPER=01-Gil Davis/(R) Candidate for Attorney General; :09
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=attorney general.
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VO-NAT


Former Virginia Beach police officer and state senator Ken Stolle (STAH-lee) proclaimed himself the front-runner.
So did Fairfax-based attorney Gil Davis-- who counts heavy northern Virginia turnout in primaries as an advantage.
SUPER=@file;


Southwest Virginian and former Allen cabinet secretary Jerry Kilgore has not yet turned in a ballot..neither has Chesapeake State Senator Mark Earley.
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8P-VA-Lottery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=VA LOTTERY


Plans to use lottery money to build a major league baseball stadium in Northern Virginia are NOT scoring many points with local lawmakers.
Meanwhile, tickets for Virginia's newest lottery game are not scheduled to go on sale until April of next year.
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VO-NAT


Blacksburg delegate Jim Shuler says lottery sales are already leveling off, and the new game would siphon funds away from education.
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SOT 6:55:29
IN Q=

((DEL. JIM SHULER/D-BLACKSBURG: AND OF COURSE THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF THAT STORY IS THEY'RE LOOKING TO RAID THIS FUND AGAIN TO FUND A NEW BASEBALL STADIUM IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. AND I'M AGAINST THAT BECAUSE I THINK THAT MONEY NEEDS TO STICK AND GO AND STAY INTO EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS. ))
SUPER=@Shuler;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q= educational efforts.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The lottery is planning to launch the game on a trial basis for nine months.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=
Taking a look now at the mid- week forecast---


Showers will taper off later this moring, followed by plenty of sunshine.
The temperatures should climb into the mid 60s.
Expect nightime lows in the upper 30s.
Looking ahead it should be sunny and mild tomorrow, with temperatures ranging in the upper 60s to around 70.
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