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7City-Council


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TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


The Roanoke City Council approved the city's budget last night.
And while there is a decline in the real estate tax, there is an increase in most everything else from a tax on cell phones to the council members salaries.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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The budget includes a monthly hike of 44 cents in the 911 surcharge on your phone bill-- an added tax burden of $5.28.
There's also a new 10 percent tax on cell phones, up to 3 dollars a month.
It also includes a real estate tax cut of 1 cent.
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((REGINA VASSER: YOUR ONE CENT REAL PROPERTY TAX. IT'S AN INSULT. TO ME IT'S AN INSULT AND A JOKE. ))
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On a 100 thousand dollar home, that works out to a savings of 10 dollars a year.
Council also considered its own salaries.
Members gave themselves raises...from 14 to 16 thousand dollars a year for council members.
The mayor's salary jumps from 18 to 23 thousand dollars annually.
Some citizens criticized the move...saying most city employees get less than 3 percent raises.
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((DAVID MAYS: COST OF LIVING IS 2.8% AND EVERY COP I'VE TALKED TO IS GETTING 2.6 OR LESS. BUT YOU THINK IT'S RIGHT FOR YOU TO MAKE MORE THAN THE CITY OF RICHMOND? ))
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((DAVID GRAVELY: MR. MAYOR, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, ROANOKE DO NOT NEED YOU. CITY COUNCIL. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, ROANOKE DO NOT NEED YOU.))
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Two members of council voted against the pay raises.
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((LYNDA WYATT/VICE-MAYOR: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE TAXPAYER MONEY. THEIR DOLLARS AND I THINK THEY EXPECT US TO BE JUDICIOUS WITH THE WAY WE SPEND THEIR MONEY. ))
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I ONLY RECEIVED 6 PHONE CALLS AGAINST THIS THIS PAST WEEK, I HAD MANY CITIZENS COMING TO ME SAYING, IS THAT ALL THEY'RE PAYING YOU TO BE MAYOR? ))
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((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: THE MAYOR DID GET A 20 PERCENT RAISE LAST YEAR, BUT UNTIL THEN, THAT OFFICE HADN'T SEEN A RAISE SINCE 1987.
ALSO TONIGHT, THREE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WERE ELECTED. THEY ARE MARSHA ELLISON, F. B. WEBSTER DAY, AND SHERMAN LEA. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS7.))
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7E-Leisure-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Fire


The presses did not need to be stopped, but the publishers of the Roanoker magazine did have to evacuate the building after it caught on fire.
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A passerby on Brambleton Avenue spotted smoke coming from Leisure Publishing and sounded the alarm.
The fire apparently started in a room where negatives and old magazines were stored. Flames burned through the roof, but no one was injured.
Production areas of the building were not affected by the flames.
And president Richard Wells said he does NOT believe the fire will cause major delays for Roanoker Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, or the company's other publications.
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7E-Kroger


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Kroger


The clocking is ticking for labor groups and residents opposed to the transfer of a 250- employee Kroger warehouse from West Virginia to Roanoke County.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled yesterday the grocery chain CAN consolidate its Kanawha (kuh-NAH-wuh) County operation.
That cancelled a temporary injunction issued last week which would have blocked the move for at least 60 days.
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A lower court now has 14 days to hold a hearing on a PERMANENT injunction to stop the move.

7weather


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Time to take a look at today's forecast--
Variably cloudy skies, with some scattered showers.
Highs around 70.
Mostly clear by tonight, with overnight lows falling into the upper 40s.
Increasing clouds and quite breezy tomorow, with highs in the upper 60s to around 70.
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55E-Appomattox-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Detectives from five central Virginia jurisdictions are looking for a killer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.


Sunday night, two fishermen found the body of 23- year- old Lisa Yvonne Crider- floating in the James River in Appomattox County.
An autopsy showed Crider had been shot once in the head.
Authorities don't know if she was killed elsewhere, and her body then dumped in the river.
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IN Q=At the present

((WILSON STAPLES/APPOMATTOX CO. SHERIFF: AT THE PRESENT TIME AS BEST WE CAN TELL, SHE WAS LAST SEEN AT 6 P-M ON SATURDAY AND WAS DISCOVERED BASICALLY AT 6 P-M ON SUNDAY, SO REALLY NO DEFINITE TIME PERIOD THERE.))
SUPER=01-Wilson Staples/Appomattox Co. Sheriff; :00
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Crider lived on Holiday Street in Lynchburg.
The regional homicide squad is investigating the murder.
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55p-Barnabei


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=supreme court


The nation's highest court has denied a request to review the case of a Virginia man on death row for killing an Old Dominion University Student from Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT


Derek Barnabei was convicted of the 19-93 capital murder and rape of 17- year- old Sarah Wisnosky in Norfolk.
Barnabei and Wisnosky met and began dating about two weeks before her death.
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Although there was no direct evidence linking Barnabei to the woman's death, her blood was found on the walls and bed frame of his room in a house near the Old Dominion campus.
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55P-Kilgore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=kilgore


One of the state's candidates for Attorney General is addressing the problem of recent violence at state rest stops.
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Republican Jerry Kilgore believes privatization is the answer.
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He says by bidding out all state highway rest stops, individual businesses could provide 24-hour a day services... in a well lit environment.
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((JERRY KILGORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: EVERYONE'S NOW AFRAID TO STOP AT THESE REST AREAS ONCE IT GETS DARK AND THAT'S NOT RIGHT. THAT'S NOT THE RIGHT SIGNAL WE AS VIRGINIANS WANT TO SEND TO THOSE TRAVELING THROUGH THE COMMONWEALTH. ))
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Kilgore is receiving opposition from NAT-SO, Incorporated... which represents more than 30 travel plazas and truck stops in Virginia.
The group says if rest areas are privatized, it could wipe out all other interchange business.

55weather


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Let's check out the Tuesday forecast-
Lots of clouds this morning, with the potential for some scattered showers.
Daytime highs nearing 70.
Skies will turn mostly clear tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
Clouding up again by tomorrow, with highs around 70.
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8city-council


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke City council has approved a budget that includes big pay raises for the mayor and council members.
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Council members gave themselves a 14 percent pay hike.
Their salaries will go from 14 to 16-thousand.
The mayor will see his annual salary go up 28 percent, from 18 to 23 thousand dollars.
Some citizens criticized the move saying most city employees receive less than 3 percent raises.
Two members even voted against the pay hikes.
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((LYNDA WYATT/VICE-MAYOR: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE TAXPAYER MONEY. THEIR DOLLARS AND I THINK THEY EXPECT US TO BE JUDICIOUS WITH THE WAY WE SPEND THEIR MONEY. ))
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VO-NAT


Council members also approved a monthly hike of 44 cents in the 9-1-1 surcharge on your telephone bill.
And a new 10 percent tax on cell phones.
The budget did give homeowners a tax break, a real estate tax cut of 1 cent.
But that didn't sit well with some citizens.
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((REGINA VASSER: YOUR ONE CENT REAL PROPERTY TAX. IT'S AN INSULT. TO ME IT'S AN INSULT AND A JOKE. ))
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VO-NAT


On a 100 thousand dollar home, the tax cut works out to a savings of 10 dollars a year.
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ANCHOR=Melanie

SS-HOLD
At last night's meeting three school board members were elected.
They are Marsha Ellison, F. B. Webster Day, and Sherman Lea.

8P-Appomattox-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-11
SS=murder investigation


Appomattox County investigators say a Lynchburg woman found dumped in the James River Sunday night was shot to death.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.


The body of 23- year- old Lisa Yvonne Crider was discovered by two fishermen-
Her remains were found off Route 605 in the Bent Creek area.
Detectives from five central Virginia jurisdictions are now looking for her killer.
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IN Q=At the present

((WILSON STAPLES/APPOMATTOX CO. SHERIFF: AT THE PRESENT TIME, THE REGIONAL HOMICIDE SQUAD HAS BEEN ACTIVATED AND WE'RE FOLLOWING UP ALL LEADS AND ANY INFORMATION THAT WE CAN OBTAIN FROM THE FAMILY AS TO WHEN SHE WAS LAST SEEN AND HER ASSOCIATION WITH INDIVIDUALS AT THAT TIME.))
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Staples says Crider was last seen in Lynchburg Saturday night about 24 hours before her body turned up in Appomattox.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Appomattox County sheriff's department.
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8p-Barnabei


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=supreme court


The man sitting on death row for the murder of an Old Dominion University student will stay put for now.
The U-S Supreme Court has refused to hear his appeal.
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VO-NAT


Derek Barnabei was convicted of the 19-93 capital murder and rape of 17- year- old Sarah Wisnosky in Norfolk.
Barnabei and Wisnosky met and began dating about two weeks before her death.
SUPER=03-Norfolk/September 22, 1993;


Although there was no direct evidence linking Barnabei to the woman's death, her blood was found on the walls and bed frame of his room in a house near the Old Dominion campus.
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8E-Leisure-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Fire


The news hit a little too close to home yesterday at a local publishing house.
A fire damaged the building where the Roanoker magazine is published.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A passerby on Brambleton Avenue spotted smoke coming from Leisure Publishing and sounded the alarm.
The fire apparently started in a room where negatives and old magazines were stored. Flames burned through the roof, but no one was injured.
Production areas of the building were not affected by the flames.
And president Richard Wells said he does NOT believe the fire will cause major delays for Roanoker Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, or the company's other publications.
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8weather


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WRITER=kmc
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In today's weather forecast--
Variably cloudy through the day, with a chance for scattered showers.
Look for highs around 70.
Clearing up by tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
More clouds by tomorrow, and breezy, with highs in the upper 60s to near 70.
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