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7pay-raises


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-31)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


Mayor David Bowers is backing away from a proposal to raise his salary and the salaries of council members.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The mayor says its because of criticism from many Roanoke residents.
His salary was to be raised 28 percent, and council members were in line for a 14 percent pay hike.
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IN Q=

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: SOMETHING DIFFERENT WILL BE DONE ON JUNE 2 I DON'T KNOW WHAT... WILL BE DONE WHAT IT IS YET.))
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RUNS=:07
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Monday;


Phone calls to his office were 5 to 1 against the raise.
And monday, city employees staged a public demonstration.
Police Officer Rodger Hodgin was there.
He says he's happy the raise has been tabled, but he's not taking the heat off the mayor just yet.
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((RODGER HOGAN/POLICE BENEVOLENCE ASSOCIATION: IT'S WITH MUCH HESITATION.....CITY EMPLOYEES ))
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RUNS=:16
OUT Q=city employees.
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VO-NAT


Bowers says the rest of budget will remain untouched.
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7L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=fire


A Lynchburg home went up in flames early this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The blaze at 9-10 Taylor Street was reported at about 2:30.
The first crews on the scene found the back of the two- story, wood- frame home engulfed in flames.
It took firefighters about a half hour to bring the blaze under control.
Authorities say the house was being renovated and they don't believe anyone has been living there.
The fire appears to have started in the rear of the building, on the outside.
The Lynchburg fire marshal is investigating.
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7p-Appomattox-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=murder inv.


The two teens charged with murdering a Lynchburg woman earlier this month in Appomattox County have been appointed attorneys.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox


18- year- old Trevor Andrew Jones is being held on a 500- thousand dollar bond.. he's facing murder, abduction and firearms charges.
NO bond was set for 18- year- old Brandon Wayne Hedrick, who's charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Lisa Yvonne Crider May 11th.
They were arrested in Lincoln, Nebraska Saturday and returned to Appomattox Tuesday afternoon.
A preliminary hearing is set for July.
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7E-Beyer-VEA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Beyer


Education is on the adgenda for both candidates for Virginia governor.
Jim Gilmore's promising to hire four thousand new school teachers if elected Governor.
But the group that includes 55-thousand of Virginia's 80-thousand teachers has thrown its weight to Don Beyer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Virginia Education Association says Beyer's legislative record earned the endorsement.
Beyer's also proposing to hike teacher pay an average of 31-hundred dollars by the year 2002.
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SOT 10:48:36
IN Q=Having Don

((CHERI JAMES/VEA PRESIDENT: HAVING DON AS THE GOVERNOR, THE PERSON AT THE HEAD OF OUR STATE, WHO SETS THE TONE FOR OUR ENTIRE COMMONWEALTH ABOUT RESPECT FOR EDUCATORS.))
SOT 10:56:17

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL CHOICE IN VIRGINIA IN THE YEARS TO COME. WE CAN TAKE THE GROWTH THAT WE HAVE AND GIVE IT BACK IN MASSIVE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF. OR WE CAN CONTINUE TO INVEST IT IN EDUCATION.))
SUPER=01-Cheri James/VEA President;
SUPER=@Beyer1; :14
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=in education.
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VO-NAT


Jim Gilmore's proposing a repeal of the tax on personal cars.
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7p-Rutan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Blacksburg, a world famous pilot shared his success story with Virginia Tech students yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Dick Rutan (Roo-TAN) is the first man to fly around the world without refueling.
He is encourgaing others to dream big, saying he accomplished more than he ever thought he could.
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SOT 1:11:27
IN Q= To me

((DICK RUTAN/PILOT: TO ME THAT'S THE BIG MESSAGE, THAT PEOPLE PROBABLY UNDERESTIMATE WHAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH. AND THEY NEED TO BE MOTIVATED BECAUSE THE AXIOM IS, IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT.))
SUPER=01-Dick Rutan/Pilot;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q= you can do it
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VO-NAT


Rutan is a month into his latest world tour on a handmade plane.
In 19-86, it took him nine days to fly around the world.
With his frail plane he battled fatigue and stormy weather.
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7weather


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


Turning to weather now--
Sunny skies today, with temperatures in the lower 70s.
Clear and chilly again tonight, with patchy frost a good possibility.
Overnight lows in the upper 30s.
Meanwhile sunny tomorrow, with highs climbing in to the mid 70s.
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55E-Bassett-Furniture


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=NONE


Bassett furniture is shutting down its Martisville furniture factory, but its not expected to lead to layoffs.
Company officials says all 400 employees should get other jobs with Bassett.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Bassett says it's restructuring its operations to focus on its CORE product lines.
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


The reorganization includes the W-M Bassett plant in Martinsville.
It's one of the oldest facilities Bassett owns.
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SOT 06:20:35
IN Q=These changes

((ROB SPILMAN/BASSETT PRESIDENT: THESE CHANGES ARE EXPECTED TO REDUCE ANNUALIZED SALES APPROXIMATELY 10 PERCENT, BUT ARE EXPECTED TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE OPERATING EARNINGS.))
SUPER=01-Rob Spilman/Bassett President;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=operating earnings.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;


Hourly workers will be offered jobs at Bassett's other operations in Henry County and Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Bassett expects to complete the changes in four-to five months.
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55p-Beyer


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=beyer


Democratic candidate Don Beyer is getting support by the Virginia Education Association.
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SOT 10:48:16
IN Q=Don has had

((CHERI JAMES/VEA PRESIDENT: DON HAS HAD A RECORD OF SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION, FOR THE CHILDREN, AND FOR EDUCATION EMPLOYEES.))
SOT 10:52:26

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: MORE THAN 34- PERCENT OF VIRGINIA'S MATH TEACHERS SHOULD HAVE MAJORED OR MINORED IN MATH. THAT WE WORK TO CREATE A PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD FOR TEACHERS JUST LIKE THE VIRGINIA BAR, THE VIRGINIA MEDICAL SOCIETY, AND THE VIRGINIA AUTO DEALER COUNCIL. AND THAT BY THE YEAR 2002, WE PAY VIRGINIA TEACHERS SALARIES EQUAL TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.))
SUPER=01-Cheri James/VEA President;
SUPER=@Beyer1; :07
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=national average.
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VO-NAT


That would mean a pay hike of about 31-hundred dollars for each teacher.
55-thousand of Virginia's 80-thousand teachers are members of the V-E-A.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=gilmore


Republican Jim Gilmore's education platform calls for four-thousand new teachers to be hired by the year 2001..

55P-Craig-Liquor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=NONE


A New Castle Restaurant wants to be able to sell liquor by the drink and he's hoping to getting some support from voters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co./File Tape;


Yesterday the owner of Briz's restaurant filed his request to put the issue on the ballot for the November election.
This time, Jim Greenway says he's appealing to voters county- wide for a referendum to legalize the selling of mixed drinks.
Two years ago, a similar referendum was defeated in the New Castle district.
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55weather


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


Time now to check the forecast--
Plenty of sunshine to enjoy today, with high temperatures in the lower 70s.
Clear and unseasonably cold again tonight.
We could see patchy frost as lows dip into the 30s.
Sunny skies again for tomorrow, with highs in the mid 70s.
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8Council-pay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-31)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


Mayor David Bowers has changed his mind, and now agrees with many citizens that neither he nor other Roanoke city council members should get proposed pay raises.
Bowers says the public's outcry is the reason for his change of heart. On Monday, city employees staged a public demonstration.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Phone calls to his office were 5 to 1 against the raise.
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SOT
IN Q=

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE DECISION WILL BE REVERSED, AND WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE, I WANT THE PEOPLE TO SAY THAT ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL... THE RIGHT THING ))
SUPER=@bowers;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=right thing
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Monday;


The right thing, according to the mayor, is scrapping the 28 percent pay raise for himself and the 14 percent raise for city council, as well as the 5 percent raise for top administrators.
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8p-Appomattox-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=murder inv.


Two teenagers charged with killing a Lynchburg woman both have attorneys now.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox


18- year- old Trevor Andrew Jones is being held on a 500- thousand dollar bond.. he's facing murder, abduction and firearms charges.
NO bond was set for 18- year- old Brandon Wayne Hedrick, who's charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Lisa Yvonne Crider May 11th.
They were arrested in Lincoln, Nebraska Saturday and returned to Appomattox Tuesday afternoon.
A preliminary hearing is set for July.
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8E-La-Maison


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


It wasn't gourmet cuisine that attracted a crowd to the La Maison yesterday--
The restaurant and all of its items were put on the auction block.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


People came out early to check tables full of restaurant equipment and dishes.
But the real excitement came when the building and grounds were auctioned off, selling for 516-thousand dollars.
The buyer is an airplane broker.
He says he does NOT plan to start another restaurant.
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IN Q=I have a company

((GARY BANNISTER/NEW OWNER; I HAVE A COMPANY THAT I WAS THINK MAYBE WE'LL SET UP OUR CORPORATE OFFICERS HERE, BUT THAT'S REMOTE. POSSIBLY I MAY SELL PART OF IT. ))
SUPER=01-Gary Bannister/New Owner
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=sell part of it
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VO-NAT


But even though La Maison is gone, there are pieces of it spread throughout the Roanoke valley.
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8Bassett-Furniture


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-28)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A lower- than- expected profit margin is prompting the closure of a furniture plant in Martinsville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Bassett Furniture announced it is shutting down the W-M Bassett plant in Martinsville, as a part of a major restructuring plan.
400-employees work in that facility. Bassett officials say few if any jobs will be eliminated.
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SOT 6:18:28
IN Q=The company

((ROB SPILMAN/BASSETT PRESIDENT: THE COMPANY WILL RESTRUCTURE ITS MANUFACTURING BY CLOSING THE COMPANY'S W-M BASSETT MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN MARTINSVILLE VIRGINIA, AND MOVING THAT PLANT'S PRODUCTION TO THE COMPANY'S MOUNT AIRY NORTH CAROLINA FACILITY, AS WELL AS SEVERAL PLANTS IN BASSETT VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Rob Spilman/Bassett President;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=Bassett, Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bassett/File Tape;


Bassett employees will have the opportunity to transfer to other plants it owns in Henry County and Mount Airy, North Carolina.
The Martinsville plant is expected to close within four- to- five months.
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8P-Craig-Liquor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=NONE


A New Castle watering hole is re- starting its effort to sell liquor- by- the- drink.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co./File;


Yesterday the owner of Briz's restaurant filed his request to put the issue on the ballot for the November election.
This time, Jim Greenway says he's appealing to voters county- wide for a referendum to legalize the selling of mixed drinks.
Two years ago, a similar referendum was defeated in the New Castle district.
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8weather


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


Let's turn to the Thursday forecast--
Sunny and pleasant today, with highs in the lower 70s.
Clear overnight, and getting quite chilly.
Lows will fall into the 30s, with the possibility of some patchy frost.
Sunshine ahead for Friday, and highs in the mid 70s.
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