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ANCHOR=Keith

The NEWS is NEXT on W-D-B-J- 7.
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The Rescue Mission... a magnet to the homeless or a service that accomodates a need.
Its neighbors don't care. They don't want it to expand.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We'll re-visit the city council salary increase, and visit a neighborhood store that's about to close.
Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason checks in from Salem Memorial with a LIVE pregame report on tonight's Avalanche-Hillcats game.
Plus, the Portland Trailblazers have a new head coach,
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and Tiger Woods is coming back to the PGA Tour this week outside of Dallas for the first time since winning the Masters.
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Spotty showers and another breezy forecast for Wednesday. The details are just ahead.

C'burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


Some high- profile impacts on the Interstate this afternoon.
The driver of a compact car died following a collision with a truck hauling cinderblocks.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


That happened around two-thirty today in Christiansburg.
The driver of the Mercury hatchback had just left Interstate 81 at route eight.
Police say the car was struck on the driver's side when it pulled into the path of a Marshall Concrete truck.
The driver of the car died on the way to the hospital.
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81-Wreck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-28
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At the same time, another Christiansburg rescue crew was working to free the driver of this tractor trailer.
The man was pinned between the cab and the guardrail, but his injuries were apparently not life- threatening.
One northbound lane between exits 114 and 118 remains closed as workers clear the load of lumber and the wreckage from the interstate.
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Mission-Expansion


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke's Rescue Mission is known for housing people who have nowhere else to turn.
Now the center is planning a five- million dollar expansion, including a shelter for chemically dependent women with children.
But as Kimberly McBroom reports, some neighbors fear it will add to THEIR problems.
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Members of the Southeast Action Forum aren't exactly rolling out the red carpet for the center for drug- addicted mothers.
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((THIS ISN'T FAIR. ROANOKE COUNTY'S NOT TAKING CARE OF ANYBODY. I HAVEN'T HEARD A SINGLE THING THAT THEY'RE TAKING CARE OF, EXCEPT TO SEND THEM TO SOUTHEAST. ))
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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION OF ROANOKE: RIGHT NOW, IN ROANOKE, THERE ARE 4,000 WOMEN WHO ARE LIVING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, AND IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WHO ARE CHEMICALLY ADDICTED. THEY'RE ALREADY HERE. ))
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Sylvester- Johnson says the shelter would be for women taking part in a year- long residential recovery program.
She says there are NO plans for additional TRANSIENT beds.
But residents feel the shelter already has more than it, or the neighborhood, can handle.
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SOT tape 2 10:27:03

((RICHARD NICHOLS/SOUTHEAST ACTION FORUM PRESIDENT: WE'VE GOT A BIG PROBLEM DOWN THERE WITH WHAT I CALL DERELICTS, OR THE HOMELESS PEOPLE, AND THE WINO'S. BECAUSE THEY'RE URINATING ON PEOPLE'S PROPERTY. THEY'RE THROWING TRASH AND STUFF AROUND. I MEAN, IT'S JUST GOTTEN OUT OF HAND. ))
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((CAROLINE CAMILLERIS: I DON'T WANT ROANOKE CITY TO BE A MAGNET FOR THESE KIND OF PEOPLE. I WANT TO KEEP IT NICE. ))
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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION OF ROANOKE: YOU DON'T BUILD A RESCUE MISSION TO DRAW PEOPLE IN CRISIS. YOU BUILD A RESCUE MISSION BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE IN CRISIS. ))
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Still, southeast residents want it someplace else.
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((LENORA WILLIAMS: I FEEL LIKE IT'S A BURDEN ON SOUTHEAST. I THINK SOUTHEAST DESERVES BETTER, AND WE COULD BE BETTER. ))
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But both sides differ on just how to make that happen.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.

Council-Salaries


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke city council members are feeling the heat after approving pay raises for themselves as part of the new city budget.
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Members are getting a 16 percent raise while the mayor's pay goes up 28 percent.
Lynda Wyatt voted against the budget.
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((NOT WHEN I HAVE SAID TO THEM, EVERYBODY ELSE HERE IS WORTH 3.3 AND THEN TO TURN AROUND AND SAY, I'VE DONE SO WELL, I DESERVE 14% I DON'T THINK CITIZENS ARE GOING TO BUY THAT.)) ((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: IF YOU LOOK AT THE FACTS OVER THE YEARS, AS OTHER EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN GETTING THEIR PAY RAISES, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL DID NOT GET PAY RAISES. AND IF YOU CALCULATE THAT, THEN COUNCIL SHOULD BE GETTING 16 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THEIR SERVICE))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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The budget will be finalized next Monday, with one more chance for citizens to have their opinions heard.

Galaxy


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=None


Residents of southeast Roanoke say they don't want to lose a neighborhood grocery, but it now appears the 9th Street Galaxy will be replaced by a new Revco drugstore.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The owners of the grocery store say they haven't received final notification from the property owners, but a spokesman for Revco says the drugstore chain is planning a new store that could open there in 1998.
Residents of southeast Roanoke say the loss of the supermarket will be a setback for the neighborhood.
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((THOMAS TEETER/SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: YOU CAN'T JUST SHOP AT 7-11 AND EXPECT TO SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY. IT'D BE A REAL SHAME IF PEOPLE LET THE DEAL GO DOWN WITHOUT ANYTHING BEING SAID ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Teeter/Southeast Roanoke Resident;
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Owners of the 9th Street Galaxy say they would like to relocate, but finding another site in southeast Roanoke will be difficult.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- Students and teachers are preparing for a new course load in Virginia's public schools. Tracy Altizer looks into that in the second part of our series "Raising the Bar: Virginia's Schools."
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2-Education


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Raising the Bar


It's hard to argue with the concept of tougher academic requirements in public schools.
But when it comes to the standards being proposed for accrediting Virginia's schools, some people see them as too much, too fast.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tracy/Microwave


Tracy Altizer has the second in our series "Raising the Bar: Virginia's Schools."
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Keith, school hasn't even let out for the summer yet but many educators are already sweating it out.
They know there will be new expectations, but very little has been spelled out at this time. **TAKE FULLSCREEN LIVE "Raising the Bar"**
And the uncertainty is causing problems for those charged with making the state's new, tougher standards WORK.
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Under the new standards of accreditation, students would have to accumulate 23 academic credits, divided between English, math, lab science, social studies, foreign language and electives.
The problem for teachers is that the proposals may still change.
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((ROBBIE PATTON/SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER: IF I'M GONNA BE TEACHING THAT I'D WANT TO KNOW THAT SO I CAN SET UP SOME ACTIVITIES AND SOME IDEAS THIS SUMMER SO I CAN COME IN PREPARED AND BE ON TOP OF THINGS. ))
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Among the standards will be some tougher courses, algebra for example.
For many, that won't be a problem.
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((SAM SVARD/FORT CHISWELL EIGHTH-GRADER: I LIKE COMING TO SCHOOL AND I LIKE ACADEMICS, SO I THINK IT'LL BE GOOD IN A WAY, BUT THEN NOT IN ANOTHER WAY. ))
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Not, she says, for students who may not the aptitude for a course like algebra.
Pulaski County superintendent Robert Asbury agrees.
Asbury believes it would be more practical to first build a stronger foundation in the lower grades.
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((ROBERT ASBURY/PULASKI CO. SCHOOL SUPT.: WHAT WE SEE HAPPENING DOWN THE ROAD HERE IS A NEW TIER OF STUDENTS THAT ARE BACKING UP, MAYBE TAKING 14 YEARS TO GET THROUGH PUBLIC SCHOOL RATHER THAN 13, AND MAYBE DROPING OUT BECAUSE THEY GET FRUSTRATED. ))
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Critics of the proposals also fear students will get bored as additional academic requirements leave less time for electives.
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Some students, whether or not they intend to go to college, look forward to vocational training and classes such as art and music.
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((POLLY MILLER/WORK & FAMILY STUDIES TEACHER: IT'S HARD TO KEEP A LOT OF THE STUDENTS INTERESTED TILL 12TH GRADE AS IT IS NOW. ))
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Some schools have already registered students for next Fall, as if the standards WILL be in effect.
Ashley Cregger felt the pinch.
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((ASHLEY CREGGER/FORT CHISWELL EIGHTH-GRADER: I WANTED TO TRY OUT FOR FORTE AND SPANISH, BUT I WANTED TO TAKE AGRICULTURE TOO BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE A VETERINARIAN AND HAVE ALL THE CLASSES I COULD GET. AND IT KIND OF ELIMINATED ME FROM THEM, TAKING ALL THREE. ))
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Nearly everyone supports the overall goal of higher standards.
Will they make a difference when it comes to college admissions? That depends on the college. At an increasingly competitive university such as Virginia Tech, don't count on it.
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((KAREN TORGERSEN/INTERIM ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR: I DON'T THINK IT'S GONNA MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE WHATSOEVER BECAUSE AS I SAID, OUR STUDENTS REALLY DO ALREADY EXCEED THOSE STANDARDS, THE ONES THAT ARE ADMITTED. ))
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Live=Tracy Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


After numerous public hearings, the standards remain on the drawing board and may not be finalized until sometime in June.
Double Boxes=Tracy and Steve/Microwave


As we've mentioned, they do present some hurdles for teachers. Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg with more on that.
Live=Steve Full
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Tracy, as you said, part of the problem is teachers still aren't sure exactly what will be expected of THEM in the classroom next fall.
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As their students are being held to higher standards, many teachers are worried that some just aren't ready...
...and the ones who fail will reflect badly on the educator and the school.
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((BONNYE NEWTON/MATH TEACHER: I FEEL A GREAT DEAL OF CONCERN BECAUSE MY NAME IS THERE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE AS THIS CHILD'S SIXTH GRADE TEACHER AND ALL YOU CAN DO WITH THE CHILDREN THAT YOU GET IS THE VERY BEST THAT YOU CAN DO.))
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OUT Q=you can do.
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


Teachers are also concerned they'll be forced to turn students into better test- takers, and not analysts and problem solvers.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


We'll have more on that in part three of our series tomorrow.. Keith?

Stapleton


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=None


A well- known T-V personality in Lynchburg has died at the age of 74.
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Jim Stapleton began working for W-L-V-A radio in 1950, and helped it convert to television three years later.
For years, he worked as an anchorman, weatherman and host of a number of live programs, including the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
Stapleton died last night after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a-m Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lynchburg.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Concern over inflation- -and what might be done about it, this week- -led to a decline on Wall Street today.
The Dow gave up 19 points.
NASDAQ dropped 11 points.
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Blue-Bird


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=None


For four years there's been speculation about who might move into the site once occupied by one of Buena Vista's largest employers.
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SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


Today residents got an answer.
Buena Vista, Lexington, and Rockbridge County have signed a deal which will let Des Champs Laboratories expand its business into the former Blue Bird bus plant.
SUPER=03-Natural Bridge Station/File Tape;


Des Champs has another facility nearby where the company makes air quality control systems.
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((NICK DES CHAMPS/DES CHAMPS LABORATORIES: IN THE YEAR 2000 WE EXPECT 175 TO 200 EMPLOYEES IN EACH PLANT. IN THIS FACILITY IN BUENA VISTA AND IN THE ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY...The existing plant? DESCHAMPS: CORRECT.)) ((HAROLD KIDD/BUENA VISTA MAYOR: IT IS A RELIEF FOR ALL OF THE COMMUNITY TO FIND SOMEONE HERE. AND PUT I GUESS THE MAIN THING IS TO HAVE THIS PLACE EMPLOYED, HAVE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WORKING HERE.))
SUPER=01-Nick Des Champs/Des Champs Laboratories; :00
SUPER=01-Harold Kidd/Buena Vista Mayor; :13
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Some call the two- million- dollar Blue Bird sale a historic agreement because of the cooperation between three local governments.
Each one will get tax revenues from an industrial park going on another part of the site.
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Ridgetops


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=None


Meanwhile, ROANOKE COUNTY is close to closing a deal of its own.
But this one is in an attempt to keep new businesses AWAY from certain sections of the county.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Thanks to a 45- thousand dollar gift from an un-named donor, the county plans to acquire 34 acres of land atop Green Ridge... to preserve its natural beauty.
Officials say this is just the first piece of property they hope to buy in for the Ridgetop Protection Plan.
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((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISOR'S CHAIRMAN: WE IN ROANOKE COUNTY, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND THE STAFF ARE GOING TO WORK THROUGH THIS AS BEST WE CAN TO MAKE SURE WE TAKE A LOOK, A CONCERTED LOOK TO EACH RIDGE LINE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Supervisor's Chairman;
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The deal to purchase the Green Ridge property could be finalized by the end of the month.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, Tiger comes out of his cage back on the PGA tour this week.
We'll hear from him plus, as soon as the sun came out today Steve Mason headed to Salem Memorial to get a good seat for tonight's game.
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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S-Live


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CL-97
GRAPHIC=Hillcats/Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche returns home tonight to host the Lynchburg Hillcats as the two Carolina League powers renew their in state rivalry.
Double Boxes=Mike and Steve/Microwave


Steve Mason has been shagging fly balls and taking batting practice all afternoon at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium.
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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Mike, tonight marks the first meeting of the season between Lynchburg and Salem. I am joined by Jeff Banister and Bill Moose McGuire-- tonight's featured managers.
Let's start with the Cats. Jeff, your team has won 7 of 10 and has climbed into second place in the Northern division. What's been the reason for the spark?
SUPER=01-Jeff Banister/Hillcats Manager; :00


Never a dull moment when you play the Avalanche? BANISTER ANSWERS SECOND QUESTION AND THEN STEVE TURNS TO SALEM MANAGER
Moose McGuire-- your thoughts on playing the Hillcats for the first time?
SUPER=01-Bill "Moose" McGuire/Avalanche Manager; :00


Moose- the Avalanche has had a tough time this season. The team is 11 and 23 and in last place in the Southern Division, BUT have shown signs of life lately winning four of your last six. What's been the reason? PLEASE B-ROLL OVER ANSWER TO SECOND QUESTION
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Thanks gentlemen good luck tonight. Gametime is 7 tonight and we will have the highlights later on, Mike.
Double Boxes=Mike and Steve/Microwave




S-Tiger


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=TIGER WOODS


Tiger Woods is back on the PGA tour this week for the first time since his Masters win exactly one month ago.
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This week's stop is the Byron Nelson Classic in Irving, Texas.
His appearance has forced tournament officials to beef up security by adding additional course marshalls and Dallas area police officers.
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S-Blazers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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From the Tiger to another survivor.
The Portland Trailblazers, this afternoon, selected Mike Dunleavy as their new head coach.
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Dunleavy has had a less than stellar NBA career.
In 1991 he coached the Lakers to the NBA finals, but in his four years with the Milwaukee Bucks he had 6 losing seasons, and overall his NBA teams have lost twice as many games as they have won.
He replaces P.J. Carlisimo who was fired last week.
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S-Celts


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-4
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Speaking of P.J. - there are reports tonight in New York and Boston that say new Celtics' coach Rick Pitino has asked Calesimo to become the Celtics' general manager.
There is a good chance this might happen, because Calesimo is not considered a top candidate for the three NBA coaching vacancies at Vancouver, Denver and Golden State.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
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Among the stories we are covering for you tonight--Lynchburg city lawmakers
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consider a plan that would end the unpopular trash tag system. Residents now have to buy tags and put them on their trash before it will be picked up curbside.
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Also, the Bedford County school board says it's running out of money and needs help paying the bills for the remainder of the school year.
We'll have those stories and more tonight on News 7 at 11. Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen LIVE
For the region's first ten o'clock newscast, watch News 7 Prime Time. It's on channel 38 over the air, and on several cable systems. For example we're on cable channel nine in Lynchburg, cable six in Bedford county. (Ad Lib byes) Talent=Keith