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7E-City-Dump


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The New Year does not bring an end to the investigation into a dump site discovered at the Roanoke Public Works Service Center.
The Environmental Protection Agency (----------------)
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 16;

is analyzing 43 barrels containing paint-like and tar-like material unearthed this month.
An E-P-A investigator says the results will be turned over to the U.S. Attorney's office, which is standard procedure for all E-P-A investigations.
A city investigation is complete, officials are waiting for an analysis of
the material in the drums. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:48:25
IN Q=Based on analysis

((WIL DIBLING/ROANOKE CITY ATTORNEY; BASED ON ANALYSIS, WE'LL KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THE SUBSTANCE AND WE'LL KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT THE CLEANUP WILL ENTAIL. WE'RE WORKING WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND THE EPA. ))
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EPA officials say they don't know how much longer their investigation will take.
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7New-Year's-Roanoke


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The cold temperatures couldn't keep the crowds away from Roanoke's non-alcoholic First Night celebration.
Many came out to say good-bye to 19-97.
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The city is among the more than 80-nationwide to have an alcohol-free alternative way of ringing in the New Year.
The frigid temperatures did not discourage people from taking in the more than 100-activities.
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SOT-06:58:38
IN Q=ABSOLUTELY NOT

((ABSOLUTELY NOT. BOB HALL; AS A MATTER OF FACT, I THOUGHT IT MIGHT ENCOURAGE US A LITTLE BIT. THERE MIGHT BE FEWER PEOPLE HERE. ))
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But there were NOT fewer people and there was plenty to keep them busy.
There were indoor things to do, like dance lessons and introductory scuba diving classes and outdoor items included horse-drawn carriage rides and concerts.
Even Roanoke's newest guests, Japanese students from Tokyo, had to take in some of the sights.
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SOT-08:13:44
IN Q=ROANOKE PEOPLE

((SANAE OHATA/KAWAGUCHI COLLEGE; ROANOKE PEOPLE ARE VERY NICE AND HAPPY PEOPLE. WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND WE APPRECIATE YOU. ))
SUPER=01-Sanae Ohata/Kawaguchi College;
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This was the seventh year for the non-alcoholic celebration.
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7E-Taxes


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TAPE#97-78
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And ushering in the new year could mean ushering in some new tax relief for some.
Putting money into a Roth Individual Retirement Account can save you money in the new year.
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Gary (DIRK) Duerk, of Brown, Edwards and Company in Roanoke, says starting tomorrow, you can put money in a Roth I-R-A.
You'll have to pay a one-time tax.
But after that, you'll never again pay taxes on the money in your account.
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SOT 14:14:56
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((GARY DUERK/BROWN, EDWARDS AND COMPANY: IT'S A BIG CHOICE IF YOU WANT TO CONVERT. BUT IT'S A GOOD WAY TO PUT MONEY AWAY FOR RETIREMENT. AND WHEN IT COMES OUT IT'S TAX FREE AND YOU GUARANTEE YOURSELF THAT ANY RAISE IN THE TAX RATES WON'T AFFECT YOU. ))
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Duerk says there are other ways to save money in the new year:
Transfer money to lower-income family members, like your children, giving them bonds or insurance policies -- Kids have much lower tax rates.
Also, Duerk recommends you buy municipal bonds, because there's no federal tax taken out.
And if you buy savings bonds or Treasury bills that mature in the future, you can defer taxes you'd normally pay next year.
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7AOL


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A California group wants the e-mail addresses of Virginia-based America Online's customers.
A-O-L says it will go to court to protect its customers, who have made it clear that they don't want junk e-mail.

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7BIRTHDAYS! 1/2 & 1/3
Friday 1/2:
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SUPER=130-18/Eric Shumate/Ringgold;



SUPER=130-84/Lucy Kessinger/McCoy;



SUPER=130-3/Megan Ann Bradley/New Castle;



SUPER=130-50/Gordon Harman/Alum Ridge;


Saturday 1/3:
None with pictures
No Pictures:

SUPER=130-40/Sandra Simms/Wyle, TX;



SUPER=130-//Barry & Robyn Washburn;
(anniversary)



SUPER=130-30/Virginia Faye Bowling/Martinsville;

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45E-First-Night


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Many braved wind chills below zero to see the ball drop in New York's Times Square.
Roanoke Valley residents rang in the new year with First Night.
The temperatures weren't as low in our area, but there was still a distinct chill in the air.
David Johnson has more on the non-alcoholic alternative.
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(( This winter's coldest night did not stop people from coming out for the alternative New Year's celebration.
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SOT-06:50:15

((MELISSA ROGERS; HOPEFULLY, I'LL BE ABLE TO STAND THE COLD. BUT I'LL GO INSIDE FOR A COUPLE OF EVENTS TO SEE WHAT THEY'RE HAVING.))
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Roanoke is one of more than 80-cities nationwide to have "FIRST NIGHT", an alcohol free way to bring in 1998.
For some it's just what the doctor ordered.
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SOT-06:58:07

((BOB HALL; I LIKE THE IDEA OF NON-ALCOHOLIC. ALSO I LIKE ALL OF THE FESTIVALS. I COME TO THE PARK FESTIVAL AND SO ON. I ENJOY THOSE THINGS TOO. IT'S FIRST TIME FOR THIS ONE, HOWEVER. ))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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((HAZEL BRYANT; I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR FAMILIES TO SPEND NEW YEAR'S EVE TOGETHER AND BRING THEIR CHILDREN TO THE ACTIVITIES HERE.))
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There were plenty of activities for everyone, from the youthful to the young at heart.
Party-goers could stroll for awhile, then go inside to warm-up with some face painting, story-telling and dancing.
Teens really seemed to get into the spirit of things.
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SOT-08:05:36

((CHRIS MARTIN; I LIKE THE FUN ACTIVITIES LIKE THE GOLF AND STUFF AND THE CAR THING OPEN ON SALEM AVENUE. IT'S JUST FUN. ))
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Even the city's newest guest, some Japanese students from Kawaguchi College in Tokyo, took time to bring in the New Year, Roanoke style.
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SOT-08:13:44

((SANAE OHATA; ROANOKE PEOPLE ARE VERY NICE AND HAPPY PEOPLE. WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND WE APPRECIATE YOU.))
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DJ, N7))

45N-Hudson


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TAPE#97-84
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With the new year comes a new Sheriff in Roanoke.
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Yesterday, Sheriff Alvin Hudson greeted well- wishers on his last day in office.
Hudson is retiring after 20 years as sheriff and more than 40 years in law enforcement.
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SOT 10:07:03
IN Q=You hate to walk away

((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF: YOU HATE TO WALK AWAY FROM IT, BUT IT'S TIME TO GO. I FEEL THAT I ACCOMPLISHED MOST OF THE GOALS THAT I SET FORTH WHEN I STARTED OVER HERE. I'VE GOT A GOOD DEPARTMENT AND GOOD PEOPLE AND I JUST WANT TO DO SOME OTHER THINGS.))
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Hudson has turned over his keys to his longtime Chief Deputy George McMillan, who won election as sheriff in November.
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Hudson is considering a run for another public office, and says he will announce his intentions early in the new year.

45S-Banner


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Today is also the start of "Southwest- Virginia- is- Open- for- Business Month."
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


It was all Governor George Allen's idea.
He thought it would be nice to spend January celebrating Southwest Virginia's economic virtues.
So the Governor hung a banner on the capital building Tuesday.
He even went up in a crane and signed it, urging folks to come on down to our part of the Commonwealth for a visit.
But we can only hope there wasn't too much symbolism in Tuesday's ceremony.
Minutes after the Governor declared Southwest Virginia Open for Business, workers went up in the same crane and ripped down the banner.
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Taking a look now at your New Year's day forecast.
Today will be partly cloudy with hi's near 40.
Another cold night, lows will dip down in the mid teens to low 20's.
And looking ahead, Suny and milder on Friday with highs in the low 50's, warming up into the mid to upper 50's by the weekend.
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8New-Year's-Roanoke


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Last night's freezing temperatures didn't stop revelers from celebrating the new year at Roanoke's First Night Celebration.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The city is among the more than 80-nationwide to have an alcohol-free alternative way of ringing in the New Year.
The cold weather did not discourage people from taking in the more than 100-activities.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-06:58:38
IN Q=ABSOLUTELY NOT

((ABSOLUTELY NOT. BOB HALL; AS A MATTER OF FACT, I THOUGHT IT MIGHT ENCOURAGE US A LITTLE BIT. THERE MIGHT BE FEWER PEOPLE HERE. ))
SUPER=07-Bob Hall; :02
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But there were NOT fewer people and there was plenty to keep them busy.
There were indoor things to do, like dance lessons and introductory scuba diving classes and outdoor items included horse-drawn carriage rides and concerts.
Even Roanoke's newest guests, Japanese students from Tokyo, had to take in some of the sights.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-08:13:44
IN Q=ROANOKE PEOPLE

((SANAE OHATA/KAWAGUCHI COLLEGE; ROANOKE PEOPLE ARE VERY NICE AND HAPPY PEOPLE. WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND WE APPRECIATE YOU. ))
SUPER=01-Sanae Ohata/Kawaguchi College;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=APPRECIATE YOU.
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This was the seventh year for the non-alcoholic celebration.
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8E-City-Dump


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TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Investigators at the Environmental Protection Agency are continuing to analyze the contents of a dump site discovered at the Roanoke Public Works Service Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 16;


43 barrels containing paint-like and tar-like material were unearthed this month.
An E-P-A investigator says the results will be turned over to the U.S. Attorney's office, which is standard procedure for all E-P-A investigations.
A city investigation is complete, officials are waiting for an analysis of
the material in the drums. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:48:25
IN Q=Based on analysis

((WIL DIBLING/ROANOKE CITY ATTORNEY; BASED ON ANALYSIS, WE'LL KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THE SUBSTANCE AND WE'LL KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT THE CLEANUP WILL ENTAIL. WE'RE WORKING WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND THE EPA. ))
SUPER=01-Wil Dibling/City Attorney;
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E-P-A officials say they don't know how much longer their investigation will take.
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8E-Hudson


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TAPE#97-84
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For the first time in 20 years, there's a new chief in the Roanoke City Sheriff's office.
Alvin Hudson's tenure as the Roanoke City Sheriff expired last night along with the old year.
This morning, the office passes over to his longtime chief deputy, George McMillan.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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((It was a bittersweet morning for Alvin Hudson, as he handed his keys to Sheriff-Elect George McMillan... and prepared to leave the department he has lead for twenty years.
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IN Q=You have to walk away

((YOU HAVE TO WALK AWAY FROM IT, BUT IT'S TIME TO GO I MEAN, I FELT THAT I'VE ACCOMPLISHED MOST OF ALL MY GOALS THAT I SET FORTH WHEN I STARTED OVER HERE. WE'VE GOT A GOOD DEPARTMENT AND GOOD PEOPLE AND I JUST WANT TO DO SOME OTHER THINGS.))
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When Hudson "started over here" in 1977 he already had 28 years experience in local law enforcement.
He seen some dramatic changes.
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IN Q=I had 48 employees

((I HAD 48 EMPLOYEES IN AN OLD, OLD COURTHOUSE, THE JAIL ON THE ROOF THERE AND I SAT IN MY DESK THE FIRST DAY AND SAID, "WHAT IN THE WORLD AM I DOING HERE.))
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Since then, the city has built a new jail, and expanded it.
The number of inmates has grown from 162 when Hudson took over, to an average of 750 today.
And Hudson says he is proud of the professional staff he has assembled.
But don't expect a quiet retirement. Hudson is considering a run for another elective office, and says he will announce his intentions early in the new year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Taking a look now at your New Year's day forecast.
Today will be partly cloudy with hi's near 40.
Another cold night, lows will dip down in the mid teens to low 20's.
And looking ahead, Suny and milder on Friday with highs in the low 50's, warming up into the mid to upper 50's by the weekend.
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