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7Bedford-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


The education budget continues to haunt Bedford Coutny school board members, as they try to create a solution with the four million dollar cutbacks that face them.
Steve Smallshaw has more from last night's budget work session.
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SUPER=01-Betty Earle/School Board Member;:23
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(( Before they could work on next year's budget, school board members had to decide how they were going to pay THIS year's bills.
They'll be asking the Bedford County board of supervisors for an additional 2- point- 2 million dollars to keep the school system afloat through June.
Essentially what the board wants to do is get one month ahead on its bill payments... if they get that extra money now, they might not have to cut as much from next year's budget.
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IN Q=We just lived

((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE JUST LIVED THROUGH SEVERAL WEEKS OF ANXIOUSNESS... CAUSE ANY MORE ANGST. ))
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Earle's suggestion was met with applause from the 50 or so people in attendance.
Her colleagues agreed.. they went on to trim 1- point- 4 million dollars in assorted maintenance and transportation costs, but left the personnel decisions for another night.
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((STANLEY BUTLER/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE'RE STILL LOOKING AT 40 TO 43 POSITIONS.. THREE POSITIONS RIGHT THERE.))
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((But the other forty teachers and administrators will have to wait. The school board has a joint meeting with the Bedford County board of supervisors scheduled for May 13th. Some final budget decisions could be made then. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
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7C'burg-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=accident


A Christiansburg man was trapped in his car for nearly half an hour following a slow speed police chase last night.
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VO-NAT
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Police say the driver lost control of his truck, which overturned several times, trapping him inside.
He was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he is being treated for various injuries.
State police say the man was intoxicated and already had several D-U-I's.
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7P-Flooding


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Halifax county residents can take a sigh of relief after receiving new flood information with a drier outlook.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Riverdale;


The Dan River is expected to crest today at EIGHT feet above flood stage-- which has the potential to cause moderate flooding.
The National Weather Service toned down its flood warning yesterday afternoon--
But it did NOT slow down the packing up and moving out for some residents and business owners in Riverdale.
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IN Q=It's a guess work

((IT'S A GUESS WORK, CAUSE WE NEVER KNOW WHAT THE GOOD LORD IS GOING TO PUT ON US, BUT WE HAVE TO SURVIVE AND DO THE BEST WE CAN. ))
SUPER=01-Mac Ragan/Riverdale Business Owner; :00
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OUT Q=best we can
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VO-NAT


The updated flooding information comes as a relief--
Many people there are still recovering from last fall's severe flooding.
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7p-Tultex


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Tultex


The last time Tultex made headlines it was in the midst of a successful union drive.
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The company itself is also experiencing success.
Last year Tultex had double digit sales increases in some of its largest apparel lines.
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Shareholders, including NASCAR's Richard Petty, appeared pleased with its progress at the company's annual meeting.
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IN Q=The sales

((JACK COOPER/TULTEX SHAREHOLDER: THE SALES ARE UP AND THE OPERATING MARGINS ARE UP. LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE DOING FINE TO ME, THEY'RE DOING VERY WELL.)) ((CHUCK DAVIES/TULTEX CEO: WHILE BUSINESS IS ALWAYS TOUGH, COMPETITION, WE STILL HAVE SOME VERY EXCELLENT COMPETITION. I THINK WE'RE DEFINITELY GAINING GROUND AND IMPROVING OUR COMPETITIVE POSITION.))
SUPER=01-Jack Cooper/Tultex Shareholder; :00
SUPER=01-Chuck Davies/Tultex CEO; :07
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OUT Q=competitive position.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=kmc
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Time again to check the forecast--
Partly sunny today and very warm.
Highs reaching the mid to upper 70s.
Skies will cloud up tonight, and there will be a chance of showers late.
Lows in the upper 50s.
Variably cloudy and breezy tomorrow, with a chance of a shower.
Highs near 70.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 5/1/97

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SUPER=130-3/Morgan Maybery/Appomattox;



SUPER=130-/Beverly Daniels/Forest;



SUPER=130-11/Chris Bowman/Ridgeway;



SUPER=130-40/Damon Beach/Roanoke;


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Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Anna
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=none


"Eight Heads In A Duffel Bag" delivers exactly what one would expect, given the title and the presence of Joe Pesci who is known for his comic gangster roles. It is a silly, slightly gruesome farce.
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((BRING ME THEIR HEADS. OKAY. IF IT DOESN'T GET THERE BY NOON TOMORROW, MORE HEADS ARE GOING TO ROLL. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?))
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Pesci is Tommy Spinelli who has to deliver the heads of eight rival gangsters to the West Coast.
On the way, his duffel is accidentally switched with that of Charlie--played by newcomer Andy Comeau--a young medical student en route to visit his girlfriend--Kristy Swanson--and her disapproving parents...George Hamilton and Dyan Cannon.
The rest of the movie consists of Pesci trying to find Charlie...who is trying to keep the heads out of sight or get rid of them.
"Eight Heads" gets a "C". It has a couple of inspired moments, but is overall just silly. cutopen
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55E-Andrews


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=Coleman Andrews


A surprising announcement in Virginia's Campaign '97.
Republican Coleman Andrews dropped out of the race for lieutenant governor.
He was the clear front-runner in terms of money and endorsements.
Now Coleman Andrews is out of the race.
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VO-NAT
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He entered a news conference on crutches from what he shrugged off as a sports injury
He says a health problem related to one of his children prompted his decision to pull out of the race.
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((ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL...MAKES THE IMPOSSIBLE.))
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((BERT ROHRER/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: HE AS YOU KNOW DID NOT ...SITUATION WAS.))
SUPER=01-Coleman Andrews/Former Lt. Governor Candidate;
SUPER=01-Bert Rohrer/Virginia Democratic Party; :15 (QUICK)
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Andrews has faced some controversy over the declining stock price in the two businesses he runs...and an exploratory foray into a possible gambling operation that he later pulled the plug on.
Andrews says he will return what's left of the money raised for his campaign to contributors.
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He endorsed Republican John Hager-- the only remaining candidate for lieutenant governor.

55E-Trash-Tags


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Some Lynchburg city council members are still trying to throw out city's trash tag system, but their colleagues are offering some resistance.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Robert Garber heads up the majority that says Lynchburg can afford to offer its residents free garbage pickup.
But vice-mayor Bob Davenport and two others worry that would discourage recycling and cut the life of the city's landfill.
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((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: OUR LANDFILL MAY FILL UP QUICKER AND WE MAY HAVE TO BUILD ANOTHER LANDFILL AND THAT'S VERY EXPENSIVE. AND SO THIS THING REALLY NEEDS TO BE STUDIED OUT BEFORE WE MAKE ANY DECISION. AND I'M PERFECTLY WILLING TO CHANGE IF SOMEONE SHOWS ME THAT THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO DO THIS. I AM PERFECTLY WILLING TO DO THAT.))
SUPER=01-Bob Davenport/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
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VO-NAT


An hour-long discussion during a work session yesterday produced no results.
Council could vote on the trash tag system within the next month.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Turning to today's weather--
Partly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures.
Highs soaring into the 70s.
Increasing clouds tonight, along with the chance of shower.
Lows in the upper 50s.
Tomorrow looks variably cloudy and breezy.
There will be a chance of a shower.
Highs around 70.
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8P-Andrews


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=andrews


A surprise twist yesterday in the race for lieutentant governor--
Coleman Andrews announced he's pulling out.
The only reason Andrews gave was that one of his three children is facing what he called "a medical concern."
No word yet on what that may be.
That has NOT, however, stopped speculation from running rampant on whether there's more behind the scenes.
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VO-NAT
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He entered the news conference yesterday on crutches from what he shrugged off as a sports mishap...but focused on his responsibilities to his children as the reason for the decision.
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((ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL...MAKES THE IMPOSSIBLE.))
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((BERT ROHRER/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: HE AS YOU KNOW DID NOT ...SITUATION WAS.))
SUPER=01-Coleman Andrews/Former Lt. Governor Candidate; :00
SUPER=01-Bert Rohrer/Virginia Democratic Party; :15 QUICK
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Andrews did face some controversy over the declining stock price in his two businesses...and a foray into a possible gambling operation he later pulled the plug on.
SS=hager


The man who benefits most directly from Andrews' misfortune is John Hager, the other Republican running for Lieutenant Governor... Andrews endorsed him.

8p-bedford-schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=education


Last night's Bedford county school board work session did NOT answer the question of whether dozens of teachers will keep their jobs next year.
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VO-NAT
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The board still has to officially decide how it will trim more than four million dollars out of its budget request for the next fiscal year.
Most of the proposed cuts in staffing and programs were NOT finalized last night, because school officials are still trying to pay THIS year's bills.
They'll be asking the Board of Supervisors for an extra two-point two million dollars to keep the schools afloat until June 30th.
Board members say if they get that money they may not have to cut as much next year.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Betty Earle/School Board Member
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VO-NAT


The School Board DID start trimming-- but didn't discuss personnel cut-backs.
It will meet with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the budget on May 13th.
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8C'burg-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=accident


A Radford man was trapped inside his truck for nearly 30 minutes last night, after a slow- speed police chase ended abruptly in Christiansburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Night;


Police say 49 year old Ronnie Ray Shelton lost control of his truck, it overturned several times, trapping him inside.
He was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he listed in stable condition this morning.
State police say Shelton was intoxicated.
He faces charges of D-U-I and driving with a suspended license and attempted to allude a police officer.
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8P-Quibell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=quibell


Roanoke's Quibell company is AFLOAT again, thanks to a couple of well- known businessmen from the Martinsville area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Last year Tultex chairman John Franck and his cousin Will Pannill noticed their favorite tea and sparkling water brand missing from the local store shelves.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Upon further investigation they learned about the company's troubles and became investors.
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((JOHN FRANCK/QUIBELL INVESTOR: WE FOUND A BUSINESS THAT WE THINK IS A LOT OF FUN AND HAS GREAT POTENTIAL. IT'S A BRAND THAT PEOPLE IN THIS REGION ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH.))
SUPER=01-John Franck/Quibell Investor;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Franck admits the company is not making any money yet.
But he expects Quibell will eventually regain the 10- million- dollars in annual sales it had a few years ago.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=kmc
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Let's take a look at the mid week forecast now--
Partly sunny and very warm, with highs today in the mid to upper 70s.
Turning cloudy tonight, we could see a shower or two late.
Lows in the upper 50s.
Tomorrow looks variably cloudy and breezy, with a chance of a shower.
Highs near 70.
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