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7E-Bedford-Supes


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The next fiscal year means more money in Bedford County, but will residents there let the government spend it?
Some aren't sure whether they trust their elected leaders to use the money wisely.
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Many of them spoke out at last night's board of supervisors meeting.
The supervisors learned that Bedford County is looking at a 13 percent growth in revenue this year.
That's the highest increase the county has seen in recent memory.
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((KATHLEEN GUZI/DEPUTY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: OVERALL, ALL OF THE REVENUES FOR THE GENERAL FUND HAVE INCREASED BY OVER 13 PERCENT, THAT'S MADE OF REVENUE INCREASES FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTAL SOURCES THAT WOULD INCLUDE MONEY WE RECEIVED FROM THE CITY OF BEDOFRD, THE COMMONWEALTH, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.. THAT HAS INCREASED BY MORE THAN TEN PERCENT.))
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Guzi (GUZZ-ee) says the increase was spurred by the residential growth Bedford County has experienced.
That growth means the county needs things like new schools.. the board will decide how MANY in two weeks.
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But some residents last night said they want more input on the budget process.
One taxpayers group is asking that the first half hour of every supervisors meeting be devoted to public discussion about spending.

7E-Halifax-Student


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Sexual misconduct charges are now facing a Halifax County high school student - the same one who maintains she was raped on campus last June.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co./July 1997;


The teenage girl alleged she was sexually assaulted by two 16- year- old students while two others played watchdog.
She says a teacher finally walked in and stopped the attack.
Judge Franklin Slaydon rejected the girl's rape claims.
Prosecutor John Greenbacker says evidence showed the girl was not forced into sexual relations.
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The girl has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sodomy and one fornication charge.
Each of the boys were charged with one count of sodomy and one was charged with fornication.
They both pleaded "no contest" to all of the charges.

7E-Innotech


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TAPE#97-95
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A Roanoke-based company spent much of last year with its eye on expansion.
But yesterday Innotech, the maker of high-tech eyeglass lenses reversed course and announced a series of layoffs.
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Johnson and Johnson, the company that owns Innotech, will not say how many people were fired...
Only that the Fortune-500 company is making room on Innotech's payroll to hire new workers in the future.
This round of layoffs affects workers in four departments:
Sales, marketing, operations and manufacturing.
Before the layoffs, Innotech employed close to 200-people in Roanoke.
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7E-Special-elections


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A federal judge late last night refused to stop localelectoral boards from speeding up the certification of the three special elections for House of Delegates seats.
Judge Robert Payne ruled the process the local boards are planning after today's elections does NOT violate the federal Voting Rights Act.
However, his decision could be moot after a Richmond Circuit Court judge earlier yesterday ruled that the State Board of Elections can wait until Friday to certify the election results.

7Weather


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Checking our Tuesday forecast, morning showers will turn to partly cloudy skies today...
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Wednesday:

SUPER=130-63/Mary Graham/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-7/Christin Lockhart/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-48/Darlene Calton/Natural Bridge Sta.;



SUPER=130-25/Drew Spradling/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-95/Ora Dickerson/Radford;



SUPER=130-8/Andrea Crawford/Bedford;



SUPER=130-6/Haley Persinger/Salem;



SUPER=130-32/Gale Price/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-41/Wanda Dooley/Roanoke;


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SUPER=130-/Steve Oakes/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Annette Law/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Danny Arrington/Figsboro;



SUPER=130-/Brenda Wheaton/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Ewell Overstreet/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Donna Hatchett/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-38/Dale Turner/Danville;



SUPER=130-8/Hollie Hutton/Wytheville;



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45E-City-Firefighters


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Two years are the Roanoke Fire and E-M-S departments joined forces some employees are still unhappy about the merger.
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Last year, a group of employees unsuccessfully challenged the policy that requires it to serve on ambulance crews.
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Fifteen- year veteran Ron Mathews says the standards he agreed to when he was hired did not include emergency medical service.
He has returned to court with what he contends are new issues.
But Chief Jim Grigsby says the new grievance is identical to the one the court rejected last year.
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Judge Richard Pattisal denied a motion to remove local judges from the case.
He'll hear more evidence later this month.

45E-Halifax-Student


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A Halifax County teenager who first claimed rape is now facing charges of sexual misconduct.
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The teenage girl alleged she was sexually assaulted by two 16- year- old students while two others played watchdog.
She says a teacher finally walked in and stopped the attack.
Judge Franklin Slaydon rejected the girl's rape claims.
Prosecutor John Greenbacker says evidence showed the girl was not forced into sexual relations.
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The girl has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sodomy and one fornication charge.
Each of the boys were charged with one count of sodomy and one was charged with fornication.
They both pleaded "no contest" to all of the charges.

45S-NS-Van-Line


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Norfolk Southern is saying good-bye to one of its subsidiaries.
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The railroad announced yesterday it is selling North American Van Lines.
It's a deal worth 200-million dollars.
Over the years, North American has struggled to turn a profit.
And Norfolk Southern could not afford to keep the moving company.
The railroad has reported low earnings because it is spending so much money in the process of acquiring Conrail, a railroad based in Philadelphia.
Norfolk Southern said it wants to focus solely on that merger, which will be finalized this summer.
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45E-Cranwell


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A change in plans for Saturday's inauguration ceremony.
House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell of Vinton has changed his mind about introducing governor elect Gilmore.
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Perhaps remembering the bitter cold of four years ago, Cranwell is bowing out.
He tells The Washington Post he did not want (quote) "to go out and get fitted for a morning suit and sit out in the cold. Nothing less, nothing more."
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45E-Allen-Portrait


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Meantime as Governor Allen prepares to leave office his mark is being left at the state capital,
Or rather his image.
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His official portrial was unveiled yesterday.
He stands tall in front of columns.
But the artist tried to protray his warmth with the color scheme.
Governor Allen had a chance to talk about the painting, dispite a slight interruption.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: EACH AND EVERY ASPECT OF THAT PAINTING-- YOU HAVE KIDS CRYING... FRIGHTEN THE BABY. ACTUALLY IT WAS YELPING IN JOY AND HAPPINESS.))
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Allen's portrait takes its place among the other governors just outside the office he'll vacate this weekend.
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Time now to look at the forecast--
Starting the day off with showers, then skies will turn partly cloudy later.
Highs in the low to mid 50s.
Clearing and cooler tonight, with lows in the lower 20s.
Clouds will increase again by tomorrow, with the chance of some mixed precipitation by the end of the work week.
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8E-Bedford-Supes


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Bedford county has some extra cash in its coffers, and residents want a say in where the money goes.
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Many of them spoke out at last night's board of supervisors meeting.
The supervisors learned that Bedford County is looking at a 13 percent growth in revenue this year.
That's the highest increase the county has seen in recent memory.
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((KATHLEEN GUZI/DEPUTY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: OVERALL, ALL OF THE REVENUES FOR THE GENERAL FUND HAVE INCREASED BY OVER 13 PERCENT, THAT'S MADE OF REVENUE INCREASES FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTAL SOURCES THAT WOULD INCLUDE MONEY WE RECEIVED FROM THE CITY OF BEDFORD, THE COMMONWEALTH, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.. THAT HAS INCREASED BY MORE THAN TEN PERCENT.))
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Guzi (GUZZ-ee) says the increase was spurred by the residential growth Bedford County has experienced.
That growth means the county needs things like new schools.. the board will decide how MANY in two weeks.
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But some residents last night said they want more input on the budget process.

8E-Halifax-Student


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TAPE#97-93
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A judge has determined a Halifax county high school student was NOT raped, but WILLINGLY engaged in illegal sexual activity.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co./July 1997;


The teenage girl alleged she was sexually assaulted by two 16- year- old students while two others played watchdog.
She says a teacher finally walked in and stopped the attack.
Judge Franklin Slaydon rejected the girl's rape claims.
Prosecutor John Greenbacker says evidence showed the girl was not forced into sexual relations.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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The girl has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sodomy and one fornication charge.
The boys pleaded "no contest" when charged with one count of sodomy each. One of the boys was also charged with fornication and pleaded "no contest."


8S-NS-Van-Line


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Railroad giant Norfolk Southern is bidding farewell to a low- profit subsidiary.
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SUPER=04-File Tape;


The railroad announced yesterday it is selling North American Van Lines.
It's a deal worth 200 million dollars.
Over the years, North American has struggled to turn a profit.
And Norfolk Southern could not afford to keep the moving company.
The railroad has reported low earnings because it is spending so much money in the process of acquiring Conrail, a railroad based in Philadelphia.
Norfolk Southern said it wants to focus solely on that merger, which will be finalized this summer.
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8E-Special-elections


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Three special elections for House of Delegates seats could be certified early, thanks to last night's action by a federal judge.
Judge Robert Payne ruled that the process the local boards are planning after today's elections does NOT violate the federal Voting Rights Act.
However, his decision could be moot after a Richmond Circuit Court judge earlier yesterday ruled that the State Board of Elections can wait until Friday to certify the election results.
The Commonwealth's Supreme Court will consider the issue today.

8E-Cranwell


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House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell has apparently changed his mind about introducing Governor- Elect Jim Gilmore at his inauguration Saturday.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/January 1994;


Perhaps remembering the bitter cold of four years ago, Cranwell is bowing out.
He tells The Washington Post he did not want (quote) "to go out and get fitted for a morning suit and sit out in the cold. Nothing less, nothing more."
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8weather


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Shifting your focus now to weather-
After morning showers, we'll see partly cloudy skies.
Highs in the low to mid 50s.
Clear skies tonight, with lows in the low to mid 20s.
The four day forecast is cooler, with the possibility of some rain and snow mixed by Thursday.
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