06:00-01

E-L'burg-Council

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Lynchburg residents still have to bag-it and tag-it so their garbage will be collected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Council member Robert Garber's been fighting to get rid of the trash tag system, claiming it's a financial burden on elderly and low-income residents.
Garber says the city can easily afford to offer free trash collection.
He tried to bring the issue to a vote during last night's council meeting.
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SOT 10:14:04
IN Q=Will you be

(( ))
SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=picked up free.
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VO-NAT


But most council members said before they voted, they wanted more information about how much it would cost the city to get rid of the trash tags.
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SOT 10:33:40
IN Q=I certainly do not

(( ))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=down the line.
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VO-NAT


By a 5 to 2 vote, council voted to table the trash tag issue until next month.
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Mission-Expansion


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 97-24)
GRAPHIC=None

*****ANCHOR TAG*****
Known for housing people with nowhere else to turn, the Roanoke Rescue Mission wants to expand its reach.
It is planning an expansion that includes a shelter for women with drug problems-
Some neighbors say it's time for the mission to turn somewhere else.
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SOT
IN Q=Members of the Southeast
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission of Roanoke; :17
SUPER=@Kimberly2; :29
SUPER=01-Richard Nichols/Southeast Action Forum; :46
SUPER=07-Caroline Camilleris; :56
SUPER=07-Lenora Williams; 1:14
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=be better

(( 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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SOT tape 1 9:36:56

((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. ))
RUNS=:08
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SOT TAPE 2 11:17:55

((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. ))
RUNS=:08


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. ))
RUNS=:13
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SOT tape 2 10:30:01

((CAROLINE CAMILLERIS: I DON'T WANT ROANOKE CITY TO BE A MAGNET FOR THESE KIND OF PEOPLE. I WANT TO KEEP IT NICE. ))
RUNS=:07
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 3 11:24:44

((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. ))
RUNS=:07


Still, southeast residents want it someplace else.
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SOT tape 2 10:20:29

((LENORA WILLIAMS: I FEEL LIKE IT'S A BURDEN ON SOUTHEAST. I THINK SOUTHEAST DESERVES BETTER, AND WE COULD BE BETTER. ))
RUNS=:06 ))
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


But both sides differ on just how to make that happen.
The Southeast Action Forum says it's getting support from other neighborhood groups in its fight against the mission's expansion.



key-OK-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok bombing


A locksmith undergoes cross examination today in Denver as testimony resumes in the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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VO-NAT

4:26;04
Yesterday, he testified that a key found in an alley near the bombed out Murrah Federal building fits the Ryder truck used in the blast.
According to government witness Michael Fortier, suspect Timothy McVeigh parked a getaway car in that alley.
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E-Autumn-Lane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


One thousand dollars is the price one Roanoke Developer must pay for violating the city's soil and erosion ordinances.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 8;


The city had filed CRIMINAL charges against Phillip Bane for failing to bring his 11-home project up to code.
Bane is in the process of developing the property on Autumn Lane.
This was his second trip to court.
In his November trial Bane was fined one thousand dollars with NINE hundred of that suspended.
Yesterday the judge reimposed that fine stating Bane had failed to keep the property up to code.
Bane was also fined 50-dollars each for a covered storm drain and violating a stop work order.
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Blue-Bird


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-33)
GRAPHIC=NONE


For four years the Blue Bird Bus plant has sat empty- This summer that could change- If all goes as planned the plant will come to life again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


Blue Bird used to be one of the area's largest employers.
Now Des Champs (day-SHOMS) Laboratories will join with Buena Vista, Lexington, and Rockbridge County to buy the facility.
SUPER=03-Natural Bridge Station/File Tape;


The locally owned company will move some of its air control systems work to the plant.
The purchase is hailed as a great example of regional cooperation.
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SOT 14:41:38
IN Q=The total

((DAVID CLEPPINGER/THE ROCKBRIDGE PARTNERSHIP: THE TOTAL SALE PRICE OF THE BUILDING IS TWO POINT SIX FIVE MILLION DOLLARS FROM BLUE BIRD. OF WHICH DES CHAMPS LABORATORIES WILL PAY ONE POINT EIGHT FIVE MILLION AND WE'LL PAY 800 THOUSAND.))
SUPER=01-David Cleppinger/The Rockbridge Partnership;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=800- thousand.
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VO-NAT


The local governments involved each have a stake in a new industrial park going on part of the site.
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SOT 14:25:21
IN Q=We actually

((BOB BERKSTRESSER/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SUPERVISORS CHMN.: WE ACTUALLY HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES RIGHT NOW THAT DO HAVE WATER AND SEWER THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. AND THIS WAS A PARCEL THAT WE COULD PUT TOGETHER QUICK AND PUT SOMEBODY IN AN EXISTING BUILDING.))
SUPER=01-Bob Berkstresser/Rockbridge Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=existing building.
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VO-NAT


The move should help Des Champs (day-shoms) increase its area workforce to almost 400 people.
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P-C'burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


A collision between a car and a truck loaded with cinderblocks took one life yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


The driver of this hatchback was exiting Interstate-81 onto Route EIGHT in Christiansburg.
The car apparently pulled out in front of a Marshall Concrete truck and was hit broadside in the driver's door.
Police have not yet released the name of the victim.
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P-81-Wreck


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-19

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Just moments before-- a tractor trailer loaded with lumber overturned on I- 81 in Christiansburg.
The driver was pinned between the cab and the guardrail--
Rescue personnel say his injuries are not life-threatening.
One northbound lane between exits 114 and 118 was closed for cleanup.
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P-DSC


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


An up and coming Roanoke company should add to Virginia's image as "The Silicon Dominion".
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Data Systems Consulting has a growing share of corporate clients, mostly in the life insurance industry.
The software development company has designed programs that put thousands of insurance forms on a single disk, saving field agents storage space and time.
The products have been impressive enough that G-E Capital just invested THREE-MILLION- dollars for a minority interest in the company.
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SOT 11:56:17
IN Q=It is

((RUSS ELLIS/DSC PRESIDENT AND CEO: IT IS A PROCESS THAT ALLOWS US TO EXPAND GREATLY IN THE TOOLS THAT WE BUILD AND BUILDING OUR OWN INFRASTRUCTURE, AND BRINGING MORE PEOPLE IN TO HELP US CREATE THIS PRODUCT.))
SUPER=01-Russ Ellis/DSC President and CEO;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=this product.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


D-S-C began the year with 18 employees.
By the end of the year it expects that number to grow to 40.

E-Galaxy


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


Whether the neighbors like it or not-it looks like the Ninth Street Galaxy will be moving out to make way for a new Revco drugstore.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Owners of the grocery store are still waiting for the final word from their landlord.
But a spokesman for the Revco drug store chain confirms it plans to build a new store on the site.
Residents of the neighborhood say they're not happy with the news.
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SOT 12:05:26
IN Q=Something needs to be said

((THOMAS TEETER/SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE SAID. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. THEY TALK ABOUT NEIGHBORHOODS STAYING TOGETHER. WELL, THIS IS THE LINCHPIN OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Teeter/Southeast Roanoke Resident;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=of this neighborhood.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Owners of the Ninth Street Galaxy would like to relocate, but finding another site in southeast Roanoke will be difficult.
The new drugstore could open as early as February of next year.

3-Education


ANCHOR=MelanieMelanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#field
GRAPHIC=raising the bar


With new Standards of Learning set to be implemented in Virginia's schools next year, teachers are wondering whether THEY will measure up to the higher standards.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


While they're in favor of improving the state of education, some teachers feel the standards will be too much for certain students to handle.
Educators are worried that their own performance evaluations will be directly tied to student test scores.
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SOT 2:27:22
IN Q=I can see

((BONNYE NEWTON/MATH TEACHER: I CAN SEE HOW A SITUATION COULD VERY EASILY ARISE THAT TEACHERS FEEL PRESSURED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STUDENTS ARE TEST- WISE, THAT THEY KNOW THE INFORMATION AND BASICALLY HOW TO PERFORM THE TESTS THAT ARE BEING ASKED ON THE TEST.))
SUPER=01-Bonnye Newton/Math Teacher; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=asked on the test.
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We'll have more from the teachers point of view in part three of our series "Raising the Bar.. Virginia's Schools", tonight on News 7 at Six and Eleven.
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OK-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok bombing


A locksmith will be back on the witness stand today at the Oklahoma Bombing trial to describe the lock and keys of the Ryder truck believed to have been used in the bombing.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, prosecutors revealed that a painstaking search after the blast turned up an ignition key for the bomb truck.
The key was found in an alley, where according to government witness Michael Fortier, a getaway car was stashed by suspect Timothy McVeigh.
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DuPont


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


An heir to the Du Pont chemical fortune has been sentenced to 13 to 30 years for the murder last year of Olympic wrestler David Schultz.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Pennsylvania officials must now decide whether or not John du Pont will serve all or part of that sentence in a mental hospital.
Du Pont was convicted of third-degree murder, but was found mentally ill.
He is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic.
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Machete-standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In Albuquerque, New Mexico SWAT teams have ended a tense standoff with a machete wielding suspect.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM/Yesterday;


Police were called to the man's home when neighbor's complained he was threatening them with the machete.
The suspect retreated into his home when police arrived, emerging occasionally to wave the machete at them.
The police managed to engage the man in a conversation and, when he let his guard down they subdued him with beanbag guns and pepper spray.
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P-Mission-Expansion


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-13
SS=none


A proposed expansion to the Roanoke Rescue Mission is NOT good news to some neighbors.
The five million dollar addition would include housing for drug-addicted women with children...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But some residents are NOT feeling very neighborly about the idea.
They fear existing problems in Southeast Roanoke could escalate.
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SOT tape 2 10:31:57
IN Q=I see men

((CHRISTINE PROFFITT/SOUTHEAST ACTION FORUM: I SEE MEN, WOMEN, WALKING UP AND DOWN THE STREETS. THERE'S AN ALLEY BEHIND MY HOME. THEY DESTROYED THE ALLEYWAY., THEY URINATE IN THE ALLEY WAY. THEY SAY THINGS TO MY KIDS AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS. IT'S DISGUSTING, IS WHAT IT IS. ))
SUPER=01-Christine Proffitt/Southeast Action Forum;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=is what it is
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VO-NAT


But the Mission's director says the year-long residential program will actually improve the neighborhood.
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SOT tape 2 11:16:41
IN Q=Instead of living

((JOY SYLVESTER- JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION OF ROANOKE: INSTEAD OF LIVING NEXT DOOR TO SOMEONE WHO IS A DRUG DEALER, OR LIVING NEXT DOOR TO SOMEONE WHO IS LIVING THE LIFESTYLE OF A SUBSTANCE ABUSER. IF A PERSON HAS BEEN THROUGH THIS PROGRAM, CHANCES ARE YOU'RE GOING TO GET BACK A GOOD CITIZEN AND A GOOD NEIGHBOR. ))
SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission of Roanoke;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=a good neighbor
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, the group says it has the support of other neighborhood groups, and plans to continue its fight to prevent the expansion.
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E-BEDFORD-SCHOOLS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Bedford County


They met, they discussed and they decided..
but one question that went unanswered was teacher salary.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Robert Bashore/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :02
SUPER=03-Bedford; 12
SUPER=01-Robert Crouch/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :23
SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :50
SUPER=01-William Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; 1:05
SUPER=@Andrew2; 1:20
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=

((
SOT 8:42:36

((ROBERT BASHORE/BEDFORD SUPERVISORS: FORTUNATELY FOR THE CITIZENS OF BEDFORD, WE HAVE A MUCH BETTER SCHOOL SYSTEM THAN WHAT WE'RE PAYING FOR. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=APPLAUSE


Now the school board is paying for three years of operating in the red.
It's asking the Board of Supervisors for 2.2 million dollars that it needs to finish out the fiscal year.
SOT8:25:14
IN Q=

((ROBERT CROUCH: I WITNESSED A PUBLIC HEARING-- THE LARGEST I'VE EVER SEEN IN THE COUNTY AND THE MESSAGE WAS CLEAR... ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THIS MONEY. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=



SOT 8:11:42
IN Q=

((WHAT CAUSED THE PROBLEM...CAN YOU ANSWER THAT? I THINK TRADITION... ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=


The Fiscal year ends July 1st.
And the school board is 500 thousand short of what it need to pay June salaries--
And that leaves nothing to pay the other bills.
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SOT 8:11:42
IN Q=

((DALE WHEELER/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: THE WAY I SEE IT RIGHT NOW, I DON'T HAVE 2.1 MILLION DOLLARS... ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=


One concrete decision was made--
The county and the school board will move towards a CENTRALIZED PURCHASING SYSTEM.
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SOT
IN Q=

((WILLIAM ROLFE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: STATE CODE SAYS THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS TO APPROVE ALL PURCHASES AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO ISSUE CHECKS UNLESS THERE'S A PURCHASE ORDER THAT'S APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD.
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=


The Board of Supervisors put off the final budget decision until next monday night.
That's when they'll decide whether or not to bail the school system out this year, and how much it will allocate for next year's budget.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Bedford County.))

E-Nickens


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Nickens


Harry Nickens wants another term on the Roanoke County board of supervisors.
The Vinton Democrat announced yesterday he'll seek his party's nomination for another four-year term.
Nickens has some opposition for the nomination, from Vinton pharmacist David Chopski.

BV-Blue-Bird


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-20)
GRAPHIC=None


More than four years ago, 200 people at the Blue Bird Plant were put out of work when the bus manufacturer shut down.
Since then, there's been speculation surrounding who might move into the site once occupied by one of Buena Vista's largest employers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


Yesterday residents got an answer.
Buena Vista, Lexington, and Rockbridge County have signed a deal which will let Des Champs (dey-shoms) Laboratories expand its business into the former Blue Bird bus plant.
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SOT 14:41:48
IN Q=So Des Champs

((DAVID CLEPPINGER/THE ROCKBRIDGE PARTNERSHIP: SO DES CHAMPS GETS THE BUILDING AND 30 ACRES, AND WE GET 46 ACRES AND WE'RE GONNA TURN THE 46 ACRES INTO A SMALL INDUSTRIAL PARK.)) ((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; :07 QUICK
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=put people to work.
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VO-NAT


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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P-L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597=20
GRAPHIC=l;burg seal


Debate at last night's Lynchburg City Council Meeting included the city's controversial trash tag system.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The repeal of the trash tag ordinance is one item on a lengthy city council agenda.
Council member Robert Garber has been pushing to get rid of the tags, saying the city does NOT need the revenue the system generates.
Trash tag supporters say getting rid of them would shorten the life of the city landfill and discourage recycling.
Most council members said before they voted, they wanted more information about what it would cost.
Council voted to table the trash tag issue until next month.
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Railway-Safety


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The latest in a series of very intense public service announcements will be unveiled today in Washington, D-C.
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SOT
IN Q=you chose
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=of your life.
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VO-NAT


The "Highways or Dieways" spots are aimed at preventing one thousand deaths and two thousand injuries that occur yearly on the nation's railway crossings and intersections.
The P-S-A's were developed to shock viewers into thinking twice about the very real dangers of attempting to cross railway tracks and trespassing onto railway property.
Forty eight states will get the opportunity this summer to air the P-S-A's.
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E-C'burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Fatal accident


A fatal accident in Christiansburg yesterday between a compact car and a truck loaded with cinderblocks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


It happened as the driver of a Mercury hatchback exited Interstate 81 onto route eight.
Police say the car pulled into the path of a Marshall Concrete truck, which skidded but was unable to stop.
The driver of the car died on the way to the hospital.
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P-Ridgetops


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County seal


New businesses are welcome in Roanoke County, but NOT at the expense of some of the valley's green.
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VO-NAT
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 for the Ridgetop Protection Plan.
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SOT 14:00:22
IN Q=We in Roanoke

((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;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=throughout the county
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VO-NAT


The deal to purchase the Green Ridge property could be finalized by the end of the month.
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Tax-Cut


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Economists are split on Republican Jim Gilmore's proposed personal property tax cut.
Stephen Fuller of the Governor's Advisory Board of Economists said Gilmore's estimates are based on overly optimistic revenue projections.
But George Mason University economics professor Mark Crain said recent history suggests Gilmore may be right about continuing robust growth.
Gilmore last week proposed phasing out the personal property tax on most cars and trucks over four years.
He said revenue growth would allow the state to reimburse local governments the one-billion dollars they would lose.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=nba


In sports,
The Chicago Bulls closed out their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Atlanta Hawks, winning 107-to-92.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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SUPER=0096-j/Seattle/100//Houston/94//Houston Leads Series

3-to-2//Atlanta/92/j/Chicago/107//Game Five/;
SUPER=X5012;
SUPER=0094-j/Cave Spring/7//Patrick Henry/0//Jeff Lewis - 10 Strikeouts/;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Seattle/2//Milwaukee/1////Toronto/0/j/Detroit/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/New York/11//Minnesota/2///j/Baltimore/7//Oakland/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Chicago/7/j/Anaheim/8///j/Cleveland/7//Texas/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/2/j/Philadelphia/3////Houston/3/j/New York/4///;
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SUPER=0092-j/Florida/11//Atlanta/5//Sheffield Injures Thumb//Los

Angeles/1/j/Chicago/2///;
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