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7E-Giles-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=shooting


Another domestic dispute turned deadly, this time in Giles County.
A man and his live-in girlfriend are both dead, victims of an apparent murder-suicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


It happened early yesterday morning at the home 34- year- old Anthony Meadows and 32- year- old Susan Jean Sartin shared in Glen Lyn.
Family members found their bodies shortly after receiving an alarming phone call from Meadows.
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((WILLIE LUCAS/GILES CO. INVESTIGATOR: HE HAD CALLED TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THERE WAS PROBLEMS AND THEY WENT OVER TO CHECK ON THEM AND THEY WENT IN AND FOUND BOTH BODIES. ))
SUPER=01-Willie Lucas/Giles Co. Investigator;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=found both bodies.
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VO-NAT


Lucas says according to the family, Sartin wanted to leave Meadows.
But investigators don't know if that's what prompted the shooting.
Lucas says it appears Meadows shot Sartin with a small-caliber weapon, before turning a semi-automatic rifle on himself.
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7E-Boty-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Education


Talks of cutting back educational funding between the Board of Supervisors and the school board in Botetourt County brought plenty of parents to the school board meeting to voice thier concerns.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SUPER=01-Michele Kernan/Concerned Parent; :06
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :19
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SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator; 56
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((Botetourt County parents made one final plea for more educational funding.
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IN Q=Take that

((MICHELE KERNAN/CONCERNED PARENT: TAKE THAT BIG PIGGY BANK THAT YOU HAVE AND SHAKE IT A LITTLE BIT MORE. YOU'RE GROWN PEOPLE. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET SPANKED FOR DOING IT. JUST TAKE IT AND SHAKE IT AND SEE WHAT COMES OUT.))
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OUT Q=comes out


Parents like Michele Kernan are having a hard time understanding why her Board of Supervisors have asked the School Board to cut its budget by more than 2 million dollars.
If full funding is not granted, teacher pay raises will be sliced and no new school busses will be purchased.
Parents say it would be one thing if the county was financially strapped.
But they say that's not the case.
Parents point to money that will be pumped into Botetourt Center at Greenfield and the rebuilding of the Eagle Rock bridge.
But they're most intrigued by the 14 million dollars sitting in the county's reserve fund.
They wonder why some of that money can't be transferred over to the schools.
But county officials say the reserve fund won't be so plentiful in the coming months.
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IN Q=We've been

((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE BEEN VERY FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY IN THE PAST. THAT'S THE REASON WE'VE GOT INTO THIS SITUATION. BUT THAT AMOUNT OF RESERVE FUNDS IS GOING DOWN. ))
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OUT Q=going down


So what impact will this public hearing have?
Parents will get the answer to that question April 25th... when the final school budget is voted on.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))

7E-Neonatal-Carilion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Carilion


State Health Department officials are taking a close look at the personnel records at Carilion Roanoke Community hospital.
The State Health department is studying the numbers at a Roanoke Hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That, after some nurses complained about under staffing.
SUPER=@file


Their complaints focus on the neonatal intensive care ward- where they say the number of on-duty nurses falls BELOW state guidelines.
Health Department inspectors will wrap up an on-site investigation today.
Carilion says its personnel records show its is following state guidelines.
The Health Department will report it's findings in six to eight weeks.
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7E-Tech-Anniversary


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech is marking its 125 birthday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The university had students and faculty display the numbers on the campus drillfield yesterday.
About two thousand people were expected to join the display, which an aerial photographer captured on film for posterity.
Tech enrolls more than 23-thousand students.
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7Weather


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


Turning now to weather--
Some light snow showers in parts of our region have one school system changing its plans today.
Highland county schools are delayed two hours this morning.
Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies and windy weather.
Highs in the lower 50s.
Partly Cloudy and cool tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
And some clouds tomorrow, along with the chance of rain.
Highs from the mid 50s to the lower 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 4/20/97
Sunday:

(anniversary)
SUPER=130-1st/George & Tonia Buchan/Vinton;



SUPER=130-/Millie Harrison/New Castle;



SUPER=130-/Elwood Roberts/Vinton;



SUPER=130-101/Pete Arnold/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Effie Snead/Salem;



SUPER=130-4/Jonathan Copenhaver/Sugar Grove;



SUPER=130-18/Jay Hawkins/Mouth of Wilson;



SUPER=130-16/Benjamin Tiller/Dublin;


Monday:

SUPER=130-23/Tammy Belcher/Bassett;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-6th/Gerald & Cindy Killian/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-9/Makinzie Mann/Bedford;



SUPER=130-11/Drew Wagoner/Ridgeway;



SUPER=130-79/Ruby Bradley/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-71/Frances Wilmer/Lynchburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-9th/Lewis & Ora Stevens/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-/Catherine Johnson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Kelsey Mchaffey/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-8/Bethany Moore/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-40/Dean Adams/Patrick Springs;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-73/Ora Stevens/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-80/Helen Yeatts/Floyd;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-19th/William & Charlotte Harvey/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-52/Darlene Brightwell/North Carolina;



SUPER=130-/Joan Dorsey/Salem;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-6th/Joe & Sherri Brightwell/Wirtz;



SUPER=130-40/David Cundiff/Vinton;



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55P-Giles-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-14
SS=shooting


Police were called out yesterday to the scene a yet another murder-sucide in our area.
A Giles County man and his live-in girlfriend are both dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


Giles County authorities were called to a home on East River Mountain Road yesterday morning for a murder-suicide.
Family members of 34- year- old Anthony Meadows went to the home after he called them.
Investigators say Meadows told his family the problems he and his live-in girlfriend were having were going to end.
When they arrived, they found Meadows and 32- year- old Susan Jean Sartin dead.
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SOT 19:27:53
IN Q=

((WILLIE LUCAS/GILES CO. INVESTIGATOR: WE'VE FOUND THAT THERE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME DOMESTIC PROBLEMS THERE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT SHE WAS WANTING TO LEAVE TO GO BACK TO HER FAMILY. ))
SUPER=01-Willie Lucas/Giles Co. Investigator;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to her family.
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VO-NAT


Lucas says Meadows shot Sartin with a small-caliber handgun before turning a high-powered rifle on himself.
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55S-Literacy


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Education


Grade schoolers in Dublin are offering a few suggestions on how to make reading more enjoyable.
A few of the ideas include 3-D, and more mystery and scarey stories.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;


The comments came at a literacy town hall meeting yesterday that included third- graders from Dublin Elementary School and Miss Lynchburg Rachel Snider.
Their comments on the role reading plays in their lives will be combined with others from students in each state in a report to President Clinton.
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((RACHEL DEHAVEN/ASST. PULASKI CO. LIBRARIAN: THE KIDS WERE VERY EXCITED WHEN I TALKED TO THEM AND TOLD THEM THIS WAS THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO TELL PRESIDENT CLINTON HOW THEY FELT ABOUT READING. ))
SUPER=01-Rachel Dehaven/Asst. Pulaski Co. Librarian;
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OUT Q=felt about reading.
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VO-NAT


The program is a joint effort of the Reading Is Fun project and the Miss America Pageant.
It was inspired by President Clinton's challenge to make sure every child can read by the end of third grade.
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55weather


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


We do have one school announcement to pass along to you--
Highland County schools will operate on a TWO- hour delay.
And in Grayson County the Mount Rogers School ONLY will be closed today.
Now turning to today's forecast--
Partly sunny, with northwesterly winds gusting 20 to 30 miles an hour.
Expect highs in the low to mid 50s.
Tonight, partly cloudy and cool, with lows in the upper 30s.
Increasing clouds tomorrow, with a chance of showers.
Highs ranging from the 50s to the lower 60s.
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8E-Giles-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=shooting


An apparent murder- suicide put to end to the domestic troubles between a man and his live- in girlfriend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


The shooting happened early yesterday morning at the home 34- year- old Anthony Meadows and 32- year- old Susan Jean Sartin shared in Glen Lyn.
Family members found their bodies shortly after receiving an alarming phone call from Meadows.
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SOT 19:28:40
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((WILLIE LUCAS/GILES CO. INVESTIGATOR: HE HAD CALLED TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THERE WAS PROBLEMS AND THEY WENT OVER TO CHECK ON THEM AND THEY WENT IN AND FOUND BOTH BODIES. ))
SUPER=01-Willie Lucas/Giles Co. Investigator;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=found both bodies.
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VO-NAT


Lucas says according to the family, Sartin wanted to leave Meadows.
But investigators don't know if that's what prompted the shooting.
Lucas says it appears Meadows shot Sartin with a small-caliber weapon, before turning a semi-automatic rifle on himself.
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8P-Boty-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=education


Are Botetourt County leaders more concerned with attracting industry than educating children?
Some parents think so.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


A standing room only crowd greeted the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors for its annual budget hearings.
More than a dozen concerned parents took to the podium asking that more educational funding be included in the upcoming budget.
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SOT 7:30:49
IN Q=I am so

((MICHELE KERNAN/CONCERNED PARENT: I AM SO SICK AND TIRED.... WE'VE GOT THE BEST SCHOOLS )) ((STEVE HARRIS/CONCERNED PARENT: WE WANT BOYS AND GIRLS TO HAVE THE BEST EDUCATION... RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Michele Kernan/Concerned Parent; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Harris/Concerned Parent; :10
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=right now
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VO-NAT


Last month, the SCHOOL BOARD was told it needed to cut its proposed budget by more than two- million dollars.
Last night's public hearing was the last opportunity for residents to express their concerns before the Board of Supervisors votes on the budget next week.
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8P-Neonatal-Carilion


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=carilion


Following complaints of understaffing at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, health department officials are looking into the matter.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The complaints focus on the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, saying the ratio of nurses to babies falls below state guidelines.
A Carilion spokesperson confirmed that an investigation is underway.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Health inspectors will be wrapping up an on-site investigation at the hospital today.
Carilion officials say the neonatal intensive care unit is NOT understaffed, and their personnel records will prove it.
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8Valley-Bank


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-23)
GRAPHIC=Valley Bank


The sound of profit is music to the ears of Valley Bank's shareholders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


In the earlier part of its startup stage, it was operating at a loss.
But for the second straight quarter, the Roanoke bank is in the black.
Management is especially pleased with the past three months, when it had the added expense of a new branch after a key location in South Roanoke became available.
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SOT 17:56:48
IN Q=We've kept

((ELLIS GUTSHALL/VALLEY BANK PRESIDENT: WE'VE KEPT OUR HAND ON THE EXPENSES. IT'S A REAL TEAM EFFORT, BECAUSE AS THE BANK GROWS, WE CAN GENERATE MORE INTEREST INCOME.))
SUPER=01-Ellis Gutshall/Valley Bank President;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=interest income.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Valley Bank believes it now has earnings momentum because the money it's making on loans and other investments is outpacing its expenses.
It's stock is traded under the symbol V-Y-F-C.
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8E-Tech-Anniversary


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech is celebrating its 125th anniversary
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The university is so proud of its years it had students and faculty display the numbers on the campus drillfield yesterday.
About two thousand people were expected to join the display, which an aerial photographer captured on film for posterity.
Tech enrolls more than 23-thousand students.
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8weather


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


Some light snow showers in the higher elevations is prompting one school system to open late this morning.
Highland county schools will operate on a TWO- hour delay.
And in Grayson County the Mount Rogers School ONLY will be closed today.
Meanwhile, today's forecast calls for partly sunny and windy weather today.
Highs in the low to mid 50s.
Partly cloudy and cool tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
And variably cloudy, with a chance of showers tomorrow.
Highs in the mid 50s and 60s.
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