06:00-01

1-Closings

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=school information 4205


Some schools have changed their schedules due to this wintry mix. take Schoolwatch
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E-Tinsley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=Paskel Tinsley


The jury will hear closing arguments and begin deliberating whether Pete Tinsley shot Rick Knobel (kuh-NO-buhl) in self-defense or not.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Tinsley admits he killed Knobel earlier this year.
He fired at least two shots from a handgun as Knobel tried to enter the defendant's home on Bent Mountain.
The two had been drinking and began to argue over a pick-up truck.
Tinsley said he feared for his life, because of the victim's size and his reputation for violence when he was drinking.
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Bedford-Supers


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 97-86)
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


More money is needed for Bedford County's schools.
The school system eats up 60 percent of its annual budget, and now it's taking a bite out of the county's 60 million dollar capital improvement plan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;


The big projects would add three new elementary schools over the next five years, and make improvements to existing facilities.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;


Some residents expressed concern that Bedford County, which already spends more than seven million dollars on debt service every year, is considering adding even more.
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SOT 20:17:06
IN Q=We're talking about

((TOM FOSTER/RESIDENT: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 17 HUNDRED AND SOMETHING DOLLARS PER CITIZEN OF DEBT. THAT'S QUITE A BIT OF DEBT FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE RETIRED, WHICH MEANS THE TAX BASE IS GOING TO GO UP.))
SUPER=01-Tom Foster/Resident;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=to go up.
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VO-NAT


The planning commission will return with its recommendations in January when the county unveils its revenue projections for the next fiscal year.
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flight-800


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


In Baltimore, federal hearings into the crash of T-W-A Flight 800 resume today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD;


The center fuel tank of the doomed T-W-A Flight 800 will be the focus today.
Investigators want to know why explosive jet-fuel vapors accumulated in the tank and what ignited the blast. Yesterday, the National Transportation safety board showed a videotape simulation of how the Boeing 7-47 went down.
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E-Route-221


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=highway improvement


The growth of Southwest Roanoke County has put more traffic on one road than expected.
Route 221 is now on the top of V-Dot's road improvement list.
Andrew Freiden has the plan for improvements.
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SOT
IN Q=13 homes
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Sue Hart/Roanoke Co. Resident; :17
SUPER=01-Charlie Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Resident; :45
SUPER=@Andrew2; :59
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=news 7, Roanoke County.


(( 13 homes are slated to be acquired by VDOT, and several others are slated to lose a portion of their property.
Sue Hart will lose some land, and get a new driveway.
She says the drivers need improvement, not the road.
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SOT 4:34:09

((SUE HART/ROANOKE COUNTY RESIDENT: YOU HAVE THOSE OLD IDIOTS OUT THERE DRIVING LIKE CRAZY. IF YOU'RE GOING TO DRIVE A CAR, YOU DRIVE A CAR-- YOU DON'T USE THE PHONE, CHOW DOWN, READ MATERIAL, AND EVERYTHING ELSE, AND TRY TO DRIVE A CAR. ))
RUNS=:14


There are two phases to VDOT's plan.
The first phase would widen and straighten out the infamous "harris curves" on 221.
To do that, VDOT is proposing two bridges to span Back Creek.
The next phase would just be a widening process--
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SOT 6:23:30
IN Q=

((CHARLIE LAVINDER/ROANOKE COUNTY RESIDENT: GOOD PROPOSAL, WELL NEEDED, BEEN NEEDED FOR A LONG TIME, THEY'VE DONE A GOOD JOB. THEY'VE TRIED ANYTIME YOU HAVE PROGRESS, YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SUFFER FOR IT ))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=


VDOT officials say you don't have to suffer in silence, though.
There's still plenty of time for public input before the plans are finalized in spring of 1998.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke county.))

One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Lee Walthall/Fun Shops;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



Stocks
Comm#2


2-Closings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=school information 4205


Wintry weather conditions are allowing some students a few extra hours a sleep.
Let's take a look.. take Schoolwatch
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E-Hospital-Security


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=shooting


Security policy at Danville Regional Medical Center may not change, even after bullets rang out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


Twenty-four- year- old Derrick Coles allegedly shot 21- year- old Darrell Bradner in the waiting area Friday night.
Hospital officials say Coles may have been reacting to an earlier shooting at Hardee's where Eric Coles was hurt.
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SOT 4:16:34
IN Q=What you see

((LARRY DEPRIEST/HOSPITAL PRESIDENT: WHAT YOU SEE IN THE HOSPITAL AND PARTICULARLY IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM IS A REFLECTION OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THE COMMUNITY. THIS DID NOT START IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. THIS STARTED IN THE COMMUNITY. THERE IS VIOLENCE IN THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Larry DePriest/Hospital President;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=violence in the community
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VO-NAT


The only security guard on duty was NOT armed-- and the emergency room door did NOT have a metal detector.
Still DePriest says he has no plans to tighten security.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The alleged gunman, Derrick Coles, was arrested-- the hospital is not releasing the victim's condition.

E-UPS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=UPS


Shopping isn't the only holiday rush...mailing companies are also bracing for the onslaught.
As Scott Goldberg reports one company is hoping to win back customers it lost last summer.
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SOT
IN Q=For veteran
SUPER=03-Roanoke; 00
SUPER=01-Warren King/United Parcel Service; 28
SUPER=@Scott1; 51
SUPER=01-Mary Patton/U.S. Postal Service; 1:01
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=SG, News-7.

((For veteran drivers like Mike Walton, the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas has always been hectic at United Parcel Service.
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lay sot under video?
SOT 10:57:49
IN Q=it's our

((MIKE WALTON/DRIVER:IT'S OUR BUSY TIME OF THE YEAR.))
RUNS=:01
OUT Q= THE YEAR


But this year it's not quite as busy as Christmases past.
UPS lost 350-million dollars' worth of business during the Teamsters union strike last August.
This holiday season, UPS is trying to win back its customers. ??NATSOUND SEQUENCE: "thank you"--"all right, have a good day" at 10:56:06
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SOT 10:13:28
IN Q=we did

((WARREN KING/UNITED PARCEL SERVICE: WE DID LET OUR CUSTOMERS DOWN. BUT WE'RE PUTTING THAT BEHIND US. CERTAINLY WE FEEL LIKE WE WANT TO PROVE EVERY PART OF THE YEAR THAT WE'RE THE BEST SERVICE OUT THERE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=OUT THERE

NATSOUND: TAPING BOXES
UPS expects to move as many as 35-thousand packages through the Roanoke distribution center on the season's busiest days.
The division manager says that's getting back to where business should be.
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SOT 10:13:06
IN Q=Nationally

((WARREN KING: NATIONALLY WE'RE STILL DOWN A COUPLE OF PERCENT, BUT MOST OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE COMING BACK.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=
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SOT 13:01:00 -first take

standup
IN Q=A LOT

((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: A LOT OF THE CUSTOMERS WHO LEFT UPS DURING THE STRIKE BROUGHT THEIR PACKAGES TO THE POST OFFICE. SOME OF THAT BUSINESS STAYED HERE. THAT'S ONE REASON WHY IT ALREADY HAS BEEN A BUSY SEASON FOR THE POSTAL SERVICE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=POSTAL SERVICE
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SOT 12:36:11
IN Q=we expect

((MARY PATTON/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: WE EXPECT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE VOLUME THAN WE EVER HAD.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=WE EVER HAD


Holiday cards are already pouring into the Post Office, where they're hiring extra workers to keep up with the rush. pre pro
Federal Express is also doing well.
The company picked up 800-thousand extra packages during the 3-week UPS strike,
and FedEx has held onto 15 percent of that new business. natsound break at UPS office?
Still, there are some holiday shippers whose loyalty never wavered.
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SOT 10:20:15
IN Q=I always

((CHRIS MARSHALL: I ALWAYS USE UPS. ))
RUNS=:01
OUT Q=UPS


And that's the attitude U-P-S is truck pulling away looking for as it tries to leave behind memories of last summer's crippling shutdown.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))

Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(I'll Call)



ESS#8799
ESS#8810
ESS#8811
ESS#4410




double boxes=SPA & KMC
(Toss to Kimberly)


TWA-800


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


Federal hearings into the crash of T-W-A Flight 800 resume today in Baltimore.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD;


The F-B-I has ruled out a missile or bomb.
Now investigators will focus on the theory the explosion in the center fuel tank, may have been sparked by a surge of high voltage electricity, which was transferred through damaged low voltage wiring in the tank's fuel measuring rods.
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SOT

4:05:32
IN Q=The finally analysis....
SUPER=01-Jim Hall/NTSB Chairman;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=this ignition source.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, the National Transportation safety board showed a videotape simulation of how the Boeing 7-47 went down.
It also released a transcript of the cockpit voice recordings which indicated the pilots did not know anything was wrong right up to the explosion.
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Reno


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Reno, Janet


Attorney General Janet Reno and F-B-I director Louis Freeh head to Capitol Hill today to face tough questioning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The two will testify to a House committee about their disagreement on whether an independent counsel should investigate telephone fund raising by President Clinton and Vice President Gore.
Reno announced last week that she would not seek a court-appointed independent counsel, while Freeh had written a memo to her requesting one.
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E-Bedford-Supes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


Bedford County needs to spend more on new schools and infrastructure.
Steve Smallshaw has more from last night's public hearing on the county's capital improvements plan.
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SOT
IN Q=Bedford County's
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape; :00
SUPER=04-Last Night; :19
SUPER=01-Terry Wilkerson/Liberty H.S. PTA; :23
SUPER=01-Tom Foster/Resident; :46
SUPER=01-John Sublette/Resident; 1:02
SUPER=@ssm1; 1:06
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=News7, Bedford.


(( Bedford County's school system eats up 60 percent of its annual budget, so it's no surprise school requests also comprised the biggest chunk of the county's 60 million dollar capital improvement plan.
The big projects would add three new elementary schools over the next five years, and make improvements to existing facilities.
Residents had a chance to make a pitch for their favorite project.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:20:08
IN Q=During the last

((TERRY WILKERSON/LIBERTY H.S. PTA: DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS, LIBERTY HAS BEEN WITHOUT HEAT DUE TO THE FAILURE OF THE ANTIQUATED BOILERS. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO WAIT UNTIL SEPTEMBER, 2000.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=September 2000.


Of course, the county still has to find a way to pay for these projects.
And some residents are concerned that Bedford County, which already spends 7- point- 5 million dollars on debt service every year, is considering adding even more.
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SOT 20:17:06
IN Q=We're talking about

((TOM FOSTER/RESIDENT: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 17 HUNDRED AND SOMETHING DOLLARS PER CITIZEN OF DEBT. THAT'S QUITE A BIT OF DEBT FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE RETIRED, WHICH MEANS THE TAX BASE IS GOING TO GO UP.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=to go up.
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SOT 20:16:19
IN Q=But I believe

((JOHN SUBLETTE/RESIDENT: BUT I BELIEVE YOU'RE GOING TO BURDEN THE PEOPLE OF BEDFORD COUNTY WITH TOO MUCH DEBT IF WE DON'T WATCH IT.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=don't watch it.
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Standup 20:42:24
IN Q=The planning

((The planning commission will return with its recommendations on January 12th, the same night the county will unveil its revenue projections for the next fiscal year. That should give the board of supervisors a better idea of exactly how much they can afford to spend. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=News7, Bedford.))


S-Inaugural


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=None


From Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia to Norfolk's Chrysler art museum.
From revolutionary leader George Mason's home in northern Virginia to the university that bears his name.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


All are part of eight days of parties and "photo-ops" around the state Governor- elect Jim Gilmore announced yesterday that will lead up to his January 17th inauguration.
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SOT 22:22
IN Q=Governor Allen

((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: GOVERNOR ALLEN HAD SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THIS. BUT WE WANTED TO PARTICULARLY ENHANCE THESE EVENTS, AND I WANTED MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAD AN HISTORICAL QUALITY, CASTING BACK TO AMERICA'S REVOLUTION AND VIRGINIA'S ROLES IN IT. AS WELL AS EXCITING, SPECIAL EVENTS IN ALL REGIONS SO THAT WE CAN BRING EVERYBODY TOGETHER HERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT


The week kicks off with its only event in Southside or Southwest Virginia: a ball at Abingdon's Martha Washington Inn.
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Prepaid-Tuition


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=education


Virginians who participate in the state's prepaid tuition program could get a tax-break of up to two-thousand dollars a year.
That's what Governor Allen has proposed, but the General Assembly must still approve it.
Allen is trying to make prepaid tuition more affordable.
Statistics show that the vast majority of people signing up for the program are affluent white families.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#=NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Paul Degastyne/Fun Shops;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



Double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(Toss to Melanie)


2-E-Tinsley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=Paskel Tinsley


Self defense is what Pete Tinsley is claiming, even though Rick Knobel
(kuh-NO-buhl) wasn't armed the night Tinsley admits to shooting him.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


He fired at least two shots from a handgun as Knobel tried to enter the defendant's home on Bent Mountain.
The two had been drinking and began to argue over a pick-up truck.
Tinsley said he feared for his life, because of the victim's size and his reputation for violence when he was drinking.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


All of the evidence is now in. Members of the jury will hear closing arguments and begin their deliberations this morning.

5-Hospital-Security


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


No plans to heighten security in the emergency room at the Danville Regional Medical Center after a weekend shooting.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Friday;


Police say 24- year- old Derrick Coles shot 21- year- old Darrell Bradner in the hospital waiting area Friday night.
An unarmed security guard was manning the waiting area.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:31:37
IN Q=Our policy is that

((LARRY DEPRIEST/DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PRESIDENT: OUR POLICY IS THAT WE DON'T HAVE OUR SECURITY OFFICERS CARRY GUNS. IT'S ALSO OUR POLICY THAT WE DON'T ALLOW GUNS ON THE PREMISES OR ANY OF THE PROPERTY OF THE HOSPITAL UNLESS THEY ARE IN THE POSSESSION OF AN OFFICER OF THE LAW.))
SUPER=01-Larry DePriest/Hospital President;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=officer of the law
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VO-NAT


DePriest says the door to the waiting area does NOT have a metal detector.
The hospital is not releasing Bradner's condition.
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E-Teacher-Liability


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=George Allen


In an effort to help public school teachers-Governor Allen's found some cash to buy them all liability insurance.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 05:17:47
IN Q=They ought

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO ENFORCE DISCIPLINE. AND THEY SHOULDN'T BE HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT LAWSUITS. WHICH THEY WON'T. NOR SHOULD THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR LIABILITY INSURANCE. I WANT TO BACK UP OUR HARD-WORKING TEACHERS.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=hard-working teachers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


But the Virginia Education Association- which counts about two-thirds of Virginia teachers as members- says state law already requires local school districts to have such insurance.
So EXTRA insurance is only paid for by the teachers themselves in case they're fired or NOT covered by the local schools.
The traditionally Democratic-leaning V-E-A offers such insurance.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 05:33:00
IN Q=I think

((CHERI JAMES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: I THINK THE ADMINISTRATION'S MOTIVATION -- AND I'D HATE TO GUESS WHAT IT IS SINCE WE HAVEN'T HAD CONVERSATION'S IN OVER FOUR YEARS. BUT I THINK IT'S DESIGNED TO CUT INTO PERHAPS INDIVIDUALS CHOOSING TO JOIN ORGANIZATIONS...Like yours? LIKE OURS, EXACTLY.))
SUPER=01-Cheri James/Virginia Education Association;
RUNS=:19; WAIT FOR OUTQ!
OUT Q=like ours, exactly.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Education


The Governor's also pitching a new college tuition tax credit.
It could be worth up to about 115-dollars a year in tax savings to families who buy into the Virginia Prepaid Education Program.
That's after a new report shows those who are buying the prepaid college tuition contracts are overwhelmingly affluent and white.

Route-221


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-82)
GRAPHIC=highway improvement


Some say road improvements in Southwest Roanoke County are not keeping up with the area's growth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Route 2-21 is now on the top of V-Dot's road improvement list.
Thirteen homes are slated to be acquired by V-DOT, and several others are slated to lose a portion of their property.
Sue Hart will lose some land, and get a new driveway.
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SOT 4:35:08
IN Q=leave it alone

((SUE HART: LEAVE IT ALONE, LIKE I TOLD FRED ALTIZER, LEAVE IT LIKE IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT MOVED OUT HERE HAD TO TRAVEL 221. IF THEY DIDN'T LIKE IT, THE SAME ROAD THAT BROUGHT THEM IN CAN BRING THEM BACK. I DIDN'T INVITE ANYONE OUT HERE.))
SUPER=01-Sue Hart/Roanoke Co. Resident;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=out here.
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VO-NAT


In the first of two phases V-DOT would widen and straighten out the infamous "harris curves" on 2-21.
To do that, VDOT is proposing two bridges to span Back Creek.
The next phase would just be a widening process.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NFL


In sports,
Carolina came out on top, ending the Dallas Cowboys' five-year reign as N-F-C East champs has ended.
The Panthers all-but knocked the Cowboys out of playoff contention by winning at Texas Stadium 23-to-13.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/NFL-ABC Sports;


The Panthers never trailed thanks to Fred Lane's 138 rushing yards and Kerry Collins' two touchdown passes.
John Kasey (KAY'-see) drilled three field goals as the Panthers improved to 7-and-7.
Richie Cunningham was the Cowboys' lone bright spot, hitting two field goals to break the club season-record of 32 set by Chris Boniol (BOHN'-ee-ohl) last year.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5022
SUPER=0100-j/Carolina/23//Dallas/13///;
SUPER=x5028;
SUPER=0096-/Philadelphia/86/j/Orlando/95////New Jersey/97/j/Miami/105///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-/Indiana/97/j/Utah/106////L.A. Lakers/99/j/Portland/105///;
SUPER=x5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Kansas #2/89//Pennsylvania/71////Maryland #23/66/j/G.

Washington/70///;
RUNS=:28

(-------------) OUT Q=.........last score."