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7Minority-Mentors


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Roanoke Valley is in need of black male volunteers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Mason Haynesworth and ten- year- old Jeremy Preston are as close as real brothers.
But currently, Haynesworth is the only active black mentor in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.
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SOT-14:25:30
IN Q=IN GROWING UP

((MASON HAYNESWORTH/BIG BROTHER; IN GROWING UP THAT WAY, I FELT THAT I COULD ADD SOME IMPACT TO SOME KIDS LIFE OUT THERE. ))
OUT Q=OUT THERE.
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SOT-10:02:37
IN Q=WE HAVE A DIFFICULT...

((JUNE HOUSE/BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS; WE HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME RECRUITING MEN IN GENERAL, BUT MORE SO AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES. SO WE ARE SEEKING AT THIS TIME AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROLE MODELS, POSITIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE WANTING TO BE INVOLVED IN A CHILD'S LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Mason Haynesworth/Big Brother; :00
SUPER=01-June House/Big Brothers-Big Sisters;:07
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...A CHILD'S LIFE.
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VO-NAT


To make matters worse, there's competition for volunteers from other organizations in need of minority mentors.
So the organization has set up a task force to resolve that problem.
The goal is to increase the number of positive black male role models to about a dozen.
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7E-Long-Airdox


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#=97-77
GRAPHIC=Coal Mining


About 25 new jobs could are on the way to the New River Valley after an international mining company moved to Blacksburg last week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Wednesday;


Long-Airdox is located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
The company is a leading maker of coal mining equipment.
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9:04:17
SOT
IN Q=WE EXPECT

((IAN MENZIES/LONG-AIRDOX PRESIDENT: WE EXPECT TO EMPLOY BETWEEN 40 TO 50 PEOPLE. PROBABLY ABOUT 25 OF THESE WILL BE EXISTING EMPLOYEES SO WE WILL BE DOUBLING THROUGH TIME, THROUGH 1998.))
SUPER=01-Ian Menzies/Long-Airdox President; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=through 1998.
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VO-NAT


Officials with Virginia Tech's Corporate Research center say they're equally excited by the move.
Long-Airdox currently has 26 facilities in seven countries.
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7E-Bedford-Supes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-78
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


Bedford County is getting some new government officials to tackle next year's agenda.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Circuit court judge William Sweeney last week swore in new members of the board of supervisors and the school board.
One new member says having an entirely elected board should eliminate some of the recent in- fighting.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:31:59
IN Q=We'll all be

((MARK GOODE/NEW BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE'LL ALL BE ANSWERING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC RIGHT NOW, NOT TO SAY THAT THEY WERE NOT BEFORE, BUT OUR PERSONAL CONCERNS NEED TO BE SET ASIDE FOR THE CONCERNS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.))
SUPER=01-Mark Goode/Bedford Co. School Board; :00
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OUT Q=the general public.
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VO-NAT


Bedford supervisors this week also honored District Two member Calvin Updike, who is stepping down after twenty years on the board.
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7E-Nursing-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-96
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


Also in Bedford County, nursing homes in the county are fighting to keep their residents after new regulation threaten their system.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


The regulations require nursing homes to have 80 square feet of space per resident.
Some of the rooms in Bedford County's facility fall just short of that mark.
The home has reduced its number of residents from 56 to 50 this month... and may have to reduce that number by nine more by mid- March.
That could spell financial disaster.
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SOT 00:44:10
IN Q=We have a

((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE HAVE A LICENSE FOR A 56- BED FACILITY AND OPERATING IT AT FIFTY BEDS IS JUST NOT A SMART THING TO DO. IF WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THE CIP PROJECT THEN WE OUGHT TO SEE IF WE CAN SELL THE SIX BED SPACES TO SOMEBODY ELSE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=to somebody else.
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VO-NAT


Expansion plans are in the works for the nursing home.
In the meantime, area legislators are pushing the state to grant Bedford County a waiver that would allow it to keep all its residents.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your back to work forecast... Mostly sunny skies today with daytime highs in the mid to upper 40's.
And get out extra blankets for tonight.
Clear skies will give way to cold overnight lows in the low to mid 20's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 12/16/97
Tuesday:

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SUPER=130-/Patricia Lewis/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Ariel Wardle/Salem;



SUPER=130-20/Marty Pickeral/Penhook;



SUPER=130-35/Lisa Hatcher/Natural Bridge;



SUPER=130-9/Derrick Cale/Goodview;



SUPER=130-88/Neal Martin/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-22/Tonya Brogden/Brookneal;


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55Minority-Mentors


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
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A call for volunteers for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Mason Haynesworth and ten- year- old Jeremy Preston are as close as real brothers.
But currently, Haynesworth is the only active black mentor in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-14:25:30
IN Q=IN GROWING UP

((MASON HAYNESWORTH/BIG BROTHER; IN GROWING UP THAT WAY, I FELT THAT I COULD ADD SOME IMPACT TO SOME KIDS LIFE OUT THERE. ))
OUT Q=OUT THERE.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-10:02:37
IN Q=WE HAVE A DIFFICULT...

((JUNE HOUSE/BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS; WE HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME RECRUITING MEN IN GENERAL, BUT MORE SO AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES. SO WE ARE SEEKING AT THIS TIME AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROLE MODELS, POSITIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE WANTING TO BE INVOLVED IN A CHILD'S LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Mason Haynesworth/Big Brother; :00
SUPER=01-June House/Big Brothers-Big Sisters;:07
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...A CHILD'S LIFE.
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VO-NAT


To make matters worse, there's competition for volunteers from other organizations in need of minority mentors.
So the organization has set up a task force to resolve that problem.
The goal is to increase the number of positive black male role models to about a dozen.
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55E-Bedford-Supes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-78
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


The Bedford County government will begin the new year with some new members.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Circuit court judge William Sweeney last week swore in new members of the board of supervisors and the school board.
One new member says having an entirely elected board should eliminate some of the recent in- fighting.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:31:59
IN Q=We'll all be

((MARK GOODE/NEW BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE'LL ALL BE ANSWERING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC RIGHT NOW, NOT TO SAY THAT THEY WERE NOT BEFORE, BUT OUR PERSONAL CONCERNS NEED TO BE SET ASIDE FOR THE CONCERNS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.))
SUPER=01-Mark Goode/Bedford Co. School Board; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the general public.
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VO-NAT


Bedford supervisors this week also honored District Two member Calvin Updike, who is stepping down after twenty years on the board.
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55E-Long-Airdox


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#=97-77
GRAPHIC=Coal Mining


An international mining company is setting up shop in Blacksburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Wednesday;


Long-Airdox is located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
The company is a leading maker of coal mining equipment.
(/////SOT/////)

9:04:17
SOT
IN Q=WE EXPECT

((IAN MENZIES/LONG-AIRDOX PRESIDENT: WE EXPECT TO EMPLOY BETWEEN 40 TO 50 PEOPLE. PROBABLY ABOUT 25 OF THESE WILL BE EXISTING EMPLOYEES SO WE WILL BE DOUBLING THROUGH TIME, THROUGH 1998.))
SUPER=01-Ian Menzies/Long-Airdox President; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=through 1998.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Officials with Virginia Tech's Corporate Research center say they're equally excited by the move.
Long-Airdox currently has 26 facilities in seven countries.
(----------------)



55State-senate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=va state


Voters in Chesapeake and part of Virginia Beach head to the polls tomorrow to cast ballots in a pivotal special election.
Voters will pick a new state senator to succeed Attorney General-elect Mark Earley.
At stake is whether Democrats or Republicans will control the Senate.

55E-Tot-toys


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-81
GRAPHIC=Christmas


The Roanoke Valley shows its compassion with the toys for tots Christmas campaign.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


For the eighth consecutive year, the "Toys-for-Tots" campaign got underway this weekend.
With the help of the Marine Corps and Harley Davidson Owners, a "Hog Drive" kicked-off the event.
Two hum-vee vehicles were loaded down with nearly twelve-hundred toys and more than 13-hundred dollars in donations were taken in as well.
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SOT-3:49:36
IN Q=WE USE THE CASH

((STAFF SGT. MICHAEL THOMAS/WE USE THE CASH DONATIONS TO BUY TOYS THAT FOR SOME REASON WE DON'T GET THE OLDER-AGE CHILDREN, LIKE FROM ELEVEN TO FOURTEEN. AND WE TRY TO USE THAT MONEY TO SATISFY THOSE NEEDS.))
SUPER=07-Staff Sgt. Michael Thomas
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=THOSE NEEDS.
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VO-NAT


All of the toys will go to the Salvation Army, which will, in turn, distribute the gifts to less fortunate families.
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55weather


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Turning your attention now to weather--
Skies will be mostly sunny today, with highs warming into the mid to upper 40s.
Clear and chilly tonight, with lows cooling into the lower 20s.
The extended outlook is sunny and warmer, with highs reaching the 50s.
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8Minority-Mentors


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-79)
GRAPHIC=none


Wanted-- black men willing to volunteer as positive role models through Big Brother-Big Sisters of the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Mason Haynesworth and ten- year- old Jeremy Preston are as close as real brothers.
But currently, Haynesworth is the only active black mentor in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-14:25:30
IN Q=IN GROWING UP

((MASON HAYNESWORTH/BIG BROTHER; IN GROWING UP THAT WAY, I FELT THAT I COULD ADD SOME IMPACT TO SOME KIDS LIFE OUT THERE. ))
OUT Q=OUT THERE.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-10:02:37
IN Q=WE HAVE A DIFFICULT...

((JUNE HOUSE/BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS; WE HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME RECRUITING MEN IN GENERAL, BUT MORE SO AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES. SO WE ARE SEEKING AT THIS TIME AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROLE MODELS, POSITIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE WANTING TO BE INVOLVED IN A CHILD'S LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Mason Haynesworth/Big Brother; :00
SUPER=01-June House/Big Brothers-Big Sisters;:07
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...A CHILD'S LIFE.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


To make matters worse, there's competition for volunteers from other organizations in need of minority mentors.
So the organization has set up a task force to resolve that problem.
The goal is to increase the number of positive black male role models to about a dozen.
(----------------)



8E-Bedford-Supes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-78
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


Some changes are in store for local government in Bedford County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Circuit court judge William Sweeney last week swore in new members of the board of supervisors and the school board.
One new member says having an entirely elected board should eliminate some of the recent in- fighting.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:31:59
IN Q=We'll all be

((MARK GOODE/NEW BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE'LL ALL BE ANSWERING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC RIGHT NOW, NOT TO SAY THAT THEY WERE NOT BEFORE, BUT OUR PERSONAL CONCERNS NEED TO BE SET ASIDE FOR THE CONCERNS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.))
SUPER=01-Mark Goode/Bedford Co. School Board; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the general public.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Bedford supervisors this week also honored District Two member Calvin Updike, who is stepping down after twenty years on the board.
(----------------)



8E-Nursing-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-96
GRAPHIC=Bedford county seal


New regulations are forcing some Bedford county nursing home residents to find new places to live.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


The regulations require nursing homes to have 80 square feet of space per resident.
Some of the rooms in Bedford County's facility fall just short of that mark.
The home has reduced its number of residents from 56 to 50 this month... and may have to reduce that number by nine more by mid- March.
That could spell financial disaster.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:44:10
IN Q=We have a

((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE HAVE A LICENSE FOR A 56- BED FACILITY AND OPERATING IT AT FIFTY BEDS IS JUST NOT A SMART THING TO DO. IF WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THE CIP PROJECT THEN WE OUGHT TO SEE IF WE CAN SELL THE SIX BED SPACES TO SOMEBODY ELSE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=to somebody else.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Expansion plans are in the works for the nursing home.
In the meantime, area legislators are pushing the state to grant Bedford County a waiver that would allow it to keep all its residents.
(----------------)



8E-Long-Airdox


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#=97-77
GRAPHIC=Coal Mining


Blacksburg is rolling out the welcome mat for a world-wide mining company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Wednesday;


Long-Airdox is now located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
The company is a leading maker of coal mining equipment.
(/////SOT/////)

9:04:17
SOT
IN Q=WE EXPECT

((IAN MENZIES/LONG-AIRDOX PRESIDENT: WE EXPECT TO EMPLOY BETWEEN 40 TO 50 PEOPLE. PROBABLY ABOUT 25 OF THESE WILL BE EXISTING EMPLOYEES SO WE WILL BE DOUBLING THROUGH TIME, THROUGH 1998.))
SUPER=01-Ian Menzies/Long-Airdox President; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=through 1998.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Officials with Virginia Tech's Corporate Research center say they're equally excited by the move.
Long-Airdox currently has 26 facilities in seven countries.
(----------------)



8State-senate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=va state


It's a high- stakes special election in the Tidewater region of Virginia.
Voters in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach head to the polls tomorrow to decide who will succeed Attorney General-elect Mark Earley in the state senate.
At stake is whether Democrats or Republicans will control the Senate.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Time now to check the forecast for back to work and back to school...
Mostly sunny skies, with seasonably high temperatures in the upper 40s.
Clear and very chilly overnight, with lows dropping into the lower 20s.
The four day forecast is mostly sunny and warmer...
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