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[Headlines]

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The U-S medal drought is over at the winter olympics as two American skiers see gold.
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And two juveniles and an adult could face charges in connection with a series of bomb explosions in Giles County.
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Clouds will be on the increase through the morning hours, followed by showers later this afternoon.
But the rainy period shouldn't stick around as long as last week's deluge.
Details in the forecast.
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Plastic soda bottles and chemicals made up seven homemade bombs that EXPLODED yesterday outside a Giles County facility for the developmentally disabled.
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Police discovered the devices shortly before one yesterday afternoon outside the Elm Tree home in Pearisburg.
Authorities describe the bombs as extremely dangerous.
Two other bombs did NOT explode and were removed by state police.
Authorities say charges are pending against two Giles county juveniles and one adult.
No one was hurt.

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A convicted killer apoligized to his victim's family before being put to death last night.
Tony Mackall was convicted of killing a Woodbridge gas station cashier in 19-86.
Members of Mary Elizabeth Dahn's family watched as Mackall was put to death.

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Five days into the winter olympics in Nagano the U-S is finally seeing gold.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Iizuna Kogen, Japan/CBS Sports;]


Jonny Moseley won a gold medal in men's Freestyle Skiing Moguls.
So did Picabo Street in the women's Super-g.
Meantime, Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati (Rehb-lee-ah'-tee) has been stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for marijuana.
Canadian olympic officials say they'll appeal.
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[clinton]


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A published report says Monica Lewinsky spent at least 40 minutes alone with President Clinton in the Oval Office on a weekend afternoon in late 19-95.
"The Washington Post" says that information comes from Lewis Fox, a retired Secret Service officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Meantime, Lewinsky's mother is expected to undergo more questioning today by a grand jury looking into the alleged presidential affair.
Lewinsky could testify before the grand jury as early as tomorrow.
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[E-Wintergreen-Clinton]


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Meanwhile the President visited central Virginia yesterday, to speak with Democratic lawmakers at the Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County.
Steve Smallshaw tells us, many residents turned out for a firsthand look at the county's first presidential visit.
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A small army of police, media and curious bystanders greeted the President and Vice President upon their arrival around 11:30.
Among them was Flora Ballard, who never voted for Clinton, but who couldn't pass up the chance to see a living president.
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((FLORA BALLARD/RESIDENT: IT IS HISTORY. IT IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. YOU DON'T ALWAYS LOOK AT THE MAN, YOU LOOK AT THE TITLE AND YOU HAVE TO RESPECT THAT.))
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The road to Wintergreen was dotted with messages for the president, but
even here in rural Nelson County, Clinton couldn't escape some of his critics. (/////SOT/////)
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((CHERYL ROBERTS/STORE OWNER: I JUST FELT LIKE OUT OF A LIFETIME, I MIGHT HAVE ONE OPPORTUNITY TO SEND A MESSAGE TO WASHINGTON, SO I SEIZED THAT OPPORTUNITY.))
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((The President and Vice President spent just a couple of hours at Wintergreen before heading back to Washington. Nelson County residents waited much longer than that to catch just a brief glimpse of the two men. Still, they say it was worth the wait.))
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Most were forced to watch from behind a fence, several hundred yards from where the helicopters landed.
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((MARY JANE HOFFMAN/RESIDENT: THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD AND IT'S NOT EVERY DAY YOU GET TO SEE A PERSON LIKE THAT.))
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Or the spectacle surrounding him.. a common occurrence in Washington D.C., but something a little different for Nelson County.

Steve Smallshaw, News7.))[S-Tax-Hearings]


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Virginians said "no car tax" in November.
So they didn't bother to show up yesterday-- even though the plan in front of the General Assembly has undergone big changes.
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A public hearing in front of the Senate Finance Committee drew only critics of the plan -- except for local elected officials, who are grimly accepting it as reality.
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((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: THERE'S ONE GLARING DEFECT. YOU DIDN'T SAY WHETHER YOU'RE FOR OR AGAINST THE BILL.))
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((JOE BROOKS/VA. MUNICIPAL LEAGUE: YOU KNOW SOMETIMES BATTLES ARE WON BEFORE YOU COME TO THE PLATE. AND IN THIS CASE, I DON'T BELIEVE BEING FOR OR AGAINST THE BILL WOULD HAVE ANY VALIDITY WHATSOEVER. SO THEREFORE I HAVE NO--))
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((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE. BUT PUT YOURSELF IN THE POSITION OF THESE PEOPLE. WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?))
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[VO-NAT]


In stark contrast to the car tax debate, Shawsville Senator Madison Marye's bill to cut the food tax drew only supporters to its public hearing yesterday.

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In sports,
The Rivermen are not helping the Express on their quest to be number one.
Steve Mason has more from the Roundhouse.
Good Morning Steve.
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Death is the price Aquilla Barnette will pay for a crime spree that included the murder of two people.
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[VO-NAT]
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In June of 19-96, Barnette murdered Donald Lee Allen in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He then drove to Roanoke where he murdered his former girlfriend Robin Williams with a sawed off shotgun. Jurors deliberated eight hours before sentencing Barnette to death.
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Roanoke's City school system is close to taking the average teacher salaries beyond the national scale.
But some teachers question the method being used.
David Johnson has more.
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((GLORIA RANDOLPH-KING/ROANOKE SCHOOL TEACHER; WE WANT TO FEEL THAT YOU WILL TRY TO GET TEACHERS THE BEST FINANCIAL INCREMENT POSSIBLE. IF WE ARE TO REACH THE NATIONAL AVERAGE WE WILL KNOW THAT YOU VALUE US. THANK YOU. applause.))
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Randolph-King's request is one the school board has heard for a long time.
But more than half of the proposed revenue increase for the 1998-99 fiscal year GENERAL FUND budget is recommended for employee pay raises, including teachers.
Bringing local teacher salaries up to par with the rest of the country has been part of the school administration's agenda for years.
But Randolph-King says she's just one of many who doesn't like how the increment is structured.
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((RANDOLPH-KING; THE WAY IT WAS PRESENTED, IT WASN'T JUST FIVE- POINT- OH ACROSS THE BOARD. IT'S LIKE A COMBINATION WITH A ONE- POINT- ONE TIER INCREASE AND THAT MADE IT TO FIVE- POINT- OH. WE'RE ASKING FOR THE FIVE- POINT- ONE ACROSS THE BOARD FOR JUST RAISES.))
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((E. WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT; THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET INCLUDES A FIVE PERCENT AVERAGE INCREASE IN TEACHER SALARIES THAT WOULD TAKE OUR AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY FOR A GROUP OF 733- TEACHERS 82- DOLLARS OVER THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.))
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DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE BOARD IS SEEKING A TOTAL REVENUE INCREASE OF NEARLY SIX- MILLION DOLLARS. GENERAL FUND BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS MUST BE MADE TO CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. THAT WILL TAKE PLACE BY MID-MARCH. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))

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Up until the 19-20s, men and women didn't really "date", they "courted."
Since that time, dating relationships have emerged everywhere from church socials to night clubs.
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Doctor Kristi Hoffman is a sociologist at Roanoke College.
She says knowing what to expect from each other is tough for modern- day couples.
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((DR. KRISTI HOFFMAN/ROANOKE COLLEGE SOCIOLOGIST: WHEREAS IN THE PAST, THERE WERE VERY CLEAR SOCIAL NORMS THAT GUIDED DATING BEHAVIOR. TODAY THOSE NORMS HAVE NOT DISAPPEARED, BUT ARE MUCH MORE AMBIGUOUS. ))
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We'll hear more about dating trends, as well as how personal ads are adapting to the new technology age.
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[TAKE SERIES PROMO GRAPHIC FULL SCREEN]
Part one of our series on dating and relationships, "In Search Of" begins tonight on News 7 at 6.
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Some local cheerleaders are getting some cheers for themselves.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


This year is the first time the Lord Botetourt High School varsity cheerleaders have qualified to compete in the national competition.
But the success of this season's squad did not come without a price.
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((WE PRACTICED THREE TO FOUR TIMES A WEEK- ON SATURDAYS, BEFORE SCHOOL, AFTER SCHOOL, AFTER GAMES- TO TRY TO PREPARE FOR IT AND JUST DO OUR BEST. )) ((IT FEELS LIKE EVERYTHING PAID OFF CAUSE WE DID BETTER THAN LAST YEAR AND THAT WAS OUR ONLY GOAL AND WE MADE IT TO THE FINALS AND IT WAS GREAT.))
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The Cavaliers placed eleventh out of twenty-eight teams in their division.
They also had four team members place in the top 25 in partner stunting.
Lord Botetourt was the only school from Virginia that qualified for the national competition.
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In sports,
James River claimed a victory over Covington.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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No one was injured when seven homemade chemical bombs EXPLODED yesterday outside a Giles County facility for the developmentally disabled.
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Police discovered the devices shortly before one yesterday afternoon outside the Elm Tree home in Pearisburg.
Authorities describe the bombs as extremely dangerous-- They were made of plastic soda bottles and other chemicals.


Two other bombs did NOT explode and were removed by state police.
Authorities say charges are pending against two Giles county juveniles and one adult.


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[WRITER=mel]
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The top U-S military commander in charge of U-S forces in the Gulf says everything is in place to strike Iraq should President Clinton make the order.
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[VO-NAT]
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[4:25:43]
U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan met with chief arms inspector Richard Butler yesterday about the Iraqi standoff.
Annan said that talks on a diplomatic solution to the crisis should continue up to the last minute.
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Secretary of state Madeleine Albright told a Senate panel the U-S could attack Iraq again if Saddam Hussein rebuilds his arsenal after a first attack.
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[OLYMPICS]


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America strikes Gold at the winter Olympics.
Jonny Moseley was first to pull the U-S team out of its Olympic medal drought.
Free-spirited skiing sensation Picabo (PEEK'-uh-boo) Street is also seeing Gold this morning.
Meanwhile, Canada lost a gold after one of its snowboarders tested positive for Marijuana.
Jim Nantz reports.
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[SUPER=01-Jonny Mosely/Gold Medalist; :09]
[SUPER=01-Jim Nantz/Reporting; 1:07 (SU)]
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[OUT Q=I'm Jim Nantz, CBS Sports. ]

(( The United States has won its first gold medal in Nagano. Jonny Mosely's amazing performance in the men's freestyle skiing event.. was good enough for the gold.
Allegations of drug use have cast a shadow over Canada's first Olympic gold medal in Nagano. The International Olympic Committee says Ross Rebagliati tested positive for marijuana after winning the snowboarding giant slalom on Sunday. He has been disqualified and has to give back his gold medal. The Canadian Olympic Association is appealing, saying Rebagliati hasn't used pot since last April.
Russian domination of pairs figure skating continued, as Artur Dmitriev and Oksana Kazakova won the gold medal. Their spectacular performance in the freeskate earned a perfect 6 from one judge. The closest Americans, Kyoko ito and Jason Dungjen, placed fourth.
Tonight on CBS prime time, the women's super G with Picabo street. Also the men's downhill. It'll be an uphill battle for American Tommy Moe to beat the Austrians who dominate this event. In Nagano, I'm Jim Nantz, CBS Sports.))

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A federal jury has sentenced Aquilla Barnette to death for a crime spree that included the murder of two people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


In June of 19-96, Barnette murdered Donald Lee Allen in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He then drove to Roanoke where he murdered his former girlfriend Robin Williams with a sawed off shotgun. Jurors deliberated eight hours before sentencing Barnette to death.
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The federal courtroom where Joe Abbott and members of his family are on trial for racketeering opened to the cameras yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
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Judge Sam Wilson allowed us to photograph what is certainly the government's biggest exhibit.
It's a LIFE-size outline of the backroom at the Corner Store.
[SUPER=04-January 13, 1995]


The store was firebombed three years ago allegedly at the direction of the Abeds.
Informant Richard Chisholm says he threw a molotov cocktail through the rear window of the store.
Defense attorneys scoffed at the notion that anyone could have tossed a burning bottle through a window covered by metal bars... seven feet off the ground... with enough force to hit the opposite wall nearly ten feet away.
An A-T-F agent used the full-scale model to demonstrate how it could have happened.
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Use of a molotov cocktail carries a minimum mandatory 10-year prison term.

Prosecutors rested their case last night with testimony from an expert on the subject.[Accidents]


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Two separate accidents in Franklin County yesterday took the lives of two men.
State police say 49- year- old Jerry Fuller Hudson died after his car was hit broadside as he tried to pull onto route 8-90 from a private drive.
In another accident, police say Micheal Shawn Holly was not wearing his seat belt when his car crossed route 6-0-5 into oncoming traffic.
His car hit a pick up head on.

The Henry resident died at the scene.[3-Sports]


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In sports,
It was a day of qualifying and remembering in Daytona.
Steve Mason has more.
Good Morning Steve.
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[Lottery ]
Pick 3/Pick 4
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[TAPE#98-7]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In this morning's health check,
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The federal government is in the process of terminating medicaid and medicare payments to a Montgomery County nursing home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville;]


Officials say deficiencies at Meadowbrook nursing home in Shawsville led to the decision.
They're concerned about the quality of care residents are receiving.
About 70 of the nursing home's nearly 90 patients rely on medicaid or medicare.
Government workers were at the nursing home last week.
They say the facility's eligibility could be saved if the latest survey results turn out favorably-- otherwise coverage will be terminated at the end of the week.
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In the meantime-- a member of the nursing home's board of directors says the facility is planning to bring in a management team to help solve its problems.
Officials say there are NO plans to close.
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A Giles County facility for the developmentally disabled was rocked by the explosion of seven homemade chemical bombs yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


Police discovered the devices shortly before one yesterday afternoon outside the Elm Tree home in Pearisburg.
Authorities describe the bombs as extremely dangerous-- They were made of plastic soda bottles and other chemicals.


Two other bombs did NOT explode and were removed by state police.
Authorities say charges are pending against two Giles county juveniles and one adult.
No one was hurt.


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[WRITER=lba]
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A lethal injection ended the life of convicted killer Tony Mackall last night, three hours after Governor Gilmore rejected clemency.
The man convicted of killing a Woodbridge gas station cashier in 19-86 asked his victim's family for forgiveness.
Members of Mary Elizabeth Dahn's family watched as Mackall was put to death.

[5-Assisted-Suicide]


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Virginia lawmakers banned physician-assisted suicide last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But a re-enactment clause on the law requires a second year of debate.
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((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.: IT SHOULD BE THE PUBLIC POLICY OF THE COMMONWEALTH THAT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT ENCOURAGING PEOPLE AND ASSISTING PEOPLE IN ENDING LIFE.))
[SOT lonnie 12:35:14]

((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: THIS IS AN INTERESTING BILL. I DON'T KNOW WHO IT BENEFITS. IT CERTAINLY DOESN'T BENEFIT THE PERSON WHO'S OBVIOUSLY IN DIRE STRAITS AND WANTS THIS SERVICE PERFORMED ON 'EM. AND OBVIOUSLY IT ENDS THE CAREER OF THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST WHO'S INVOLVED.))
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[VO-NAT]


What looked like a done deal is still being amended by lawmakers.
It faces another vote later this week.

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Roanoke's school board has plans to bring teachers' salaries up to the national average.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


But some educators are questioning the formula used for pay increases.
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((RANDOLPH-KING; THE WAY IT WAS PRESENTED, IT WASN'T JUST FIVE- POINT- OH ACROSS THE BOARD. IT'S LIKE A COMBINATION WITH A ONE- POINT- ONE TIER INCREASE AND THAT MADE IT TO FIVE- POINT- OH. WE'RE ASKING FOR THE FIVE- POINT- ONE ACROSS THE BOARD FOR JUST RAISES.)) ((E. WAYNE HARRIS/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; WHAT WE HAVE PROPOSED WOULD TAKE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR APPROXIMATELY 45-PERCENT OF OUR TEACHERS BEYOND THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. BUT IT WILL TAKE ABOUT 65-PERCENT OF THE TEACHERS IN THE COHORT THAT WE'RE USING TO COMPUTE IT BEYOND THE NATIONAL AVERAGE BY 82-DOLLARS.))
[SUPER=01-Gloria Randolph-King/Roanoke School Teacher; ]
[SUPER=01-E. Wayne Harris/School Superintendent; :13]
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Teachers outside the commonwealth make a little more than 40-thousand dollars annually.
If the school system's revenue increase for the 1998-99 budget is approved, the average Roanoke teacher salary would be above that mark for the first time ever.
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[E-NS-Glasgow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=97-96]
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The trains may be out of the Maury River, but Glasgow is still feeling the effects of last weeks' train derailment.


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Town officials say the roads through the surrounding neighborhoods were never meant to handle heavy equipment.
Now they're criss-crossed with ruts and broken asphalt.
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[SOT 11:54:18]
[IN Q=we has a very good]

((ROBERTA LYLE; WE HAD A VERY GOOD STREET, IT WAS PAVED WHEN WE HAD THE GRANT SOME YEARS AGO, FINALLY GOT THE STREET PAVED, EVERYTHING HAD BEEN KEPT UP VERY WELL, THE STATE HAD BEEN KEEPING IT UP VERY WELL.)) [11:53:04] ((KENNY WILKERSON/RESIDENT; I UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE TO DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO, BUT STILL, NO ONE HAS KNOCKED ON MY DOOR AND GIVEN ME ANY INDICATION THAT SOMEONE IS COMING TO TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THIS, TO FIX IT UP AND LIKE I SAY, THEY TOOK THE LIBERTY OF RUNNING THROUGH MY YARD AND I JUST THINK THEY COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING BETTER))
[SUPER=01-Roberta Lyle/Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Wilkerson/Resident; :14]
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Norfolk Southern officials told us they plan to work with the town to restore the roads to their original condition.

The town is currently negotiating with the railroad to improve the drainage system along the tracks.
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