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7Ferrum-Professor


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TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Iraq conflict


A local college profeesor says he's not surprised U-N chief Kofi Annan was able to reach an agreement with Saddam Hussein.
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Ferrum College political scientist Frederic Torimiro says Annan has long been capable of handling volatile situations in a peaceful manner.
Torimiro says being an international Secretary General from a developing country put Annan at an advantage with the Iraqi president.
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((FREDDERIC TORIMIRO/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR; I THINK ALL THE OTHER EMASSARIES THAT HAVE BEEN SENT ARE OFTEN FROM INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES. AND I OFTEN WONDER IF SADDAM HUSSEIN MAKES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THOSE COUNTRIES AND THE UNITED STATES AND THEREFORE IS COMPELLED TO REACT IN THE WAY THAT HE HAS IN THE PAST.))
SUPER=01-Frederic Torimiro/Ferrum College Professor;
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The International Relations professor says the last time Annan flexed his political negotiating skills was during the Bosnian crisis.
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7S-Black-History


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Diversity was a theme at the tenth Black History Month celebration, hosted by Roanoke's postal service.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


Gospel music, skits, a fashion show and a food tasting were just some of the items on the agenda at the event.
This year's theme was A DECADE OF CELEBRATION, reflecting on how the program has evolved since its inception in 19-88.
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(( IT'S REALLY GROWING. WE'RE RECOGNIZING DIVERSITY, CELEBRATING OUR DIFFERENCES IN OUR ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS, AND LEARNING TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER.))
SUPER=01-Valerie Crouse/Black History Committee Chair;
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The program focuses on educating the public about African-American contributions and blacks, including the Tuskeegee Airmen and The Buffalo Soldiers, whose accomplishments until recently were not widely known.
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7E-Gilmore-Budget


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The scaled down version of the car tax cut has given General Assembly committees a little more money to work with.
In competing budgets released last night, House and Senate budget writers re-wrote Gilmore's priorities.
Both committees opted for:
-- more money to uninsured children,
-- pay-for-performance increases over the existing pay raises for state workers,
-- more aid to the mentally ill,
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Both also included more cash for high-tech equipment and training throughout Virginia's education system.
The House committee included historic direct state aid for school construction projects; Senate budget writers just included more money in the school construction loan fund.
The House committee just said NO to Governor Gilmore's two- thousand new elementary teachers.
The committee replaced it with a new reading teacher for every elementary school, for the same price tag.
The proposed Roanoke Higher Education Center got NO help from either money committee to restore cuts from Governor Gilmore.
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The two budgets now go to conference committees to work out the differences -- and then face the Governor's veto pen.

7S-Entrepreneurs


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TAPE#=97-99
GRAPHIC=Business News


Now is the time for young women to enter the world of business, according to some graduates of Hollins College.
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Last week a panel of successful businesswomen held a symposium at the school.
They told students that 19-98 is a great time to be a young woman entering the business world.
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((I THINK THAT WOMEN HAVE ABSOLUTELY THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES THAT MEN DO. I FOUND THAT IN MY OWN SITUATION AS I WORKED WITHIN MICRO AGE THAT IT REALLY DIDN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE WHETHER YOU WERE A MAN OR A WOMAN.)) ((SHELBY RICHARDSON: I WANT TO TEACH HIGH SCHOOL -- HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY. BUT LISTENING TO ALL THESE WOMEN WHO GRADUATED FROM HOLLINS TELL ME HOW EASY IT IS TO GO OUT ON YOUR OWN OR TO WORK YOUR WAY UP IN BUSINESS REALLY MAKES ME FEEL INSPIRED TO GET OUT INTO BUSINESS INSTEAD OF TEACHING ))
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SUPER=07-Shelby Richardson; :15
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Last week Hollins announced it will offer a business major for the first time this fall.
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7Weather


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Rain is in your Monday forecast. There's a chance of wet snow mixed with rain in some areas...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 2/24/98
Tuesday:

SUPER=130-9/Brandon Slaughter/Woodlawn;



SUPER=130-71/Gilbert Underwood/Bassett;



SUPER=130-23/Tina Wooden/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-42/Danny McKee/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-13/Tiffany Adams/Phenix;



SUPER=130-77/Helen McAllister/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-12/Lauren Patton/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-8th/Mark & Connie Donevan/Danville;



SUPER=130-3/Hubert Reed/Alum Ridge;



SUPER=130-7/Lori Wiseman/Gap Mills;



SUPER=130-84/Bernard Woods/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-1/Keith Beheler/Vinton;



SUPER=130-11/Justin Fife/Riner;



SUPER=130-10/Amanda McManus/Radford;



SUPER=130-28/Angela McGuire/Roanoke;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-8/Cameron & Kristin Brooks/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-13/Carlos Matos II/Salem;


No Pictures:

SUPER=131-/Calvin Meador/Hardy;



SUPER=131-38/Caroline Hughes/Roanoke;



SUPER=131-56/Toni Lee/Roanoke;



SUPER=131-33/Pamela Holland/Rocky Mount;





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45E-Abed


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GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Its back to work this morning for jurors in the Abed trial.
The jury spent two and a half hours Friday picking a foreman, reviewing instructions and evidence before retiring for the weekend.
The trial enters its seventh week making it the longest criminal case ever tried in the western district of Virginia.
Joe Abbott- -the alleged Godfather of crime in Roanoke- -is just one of the nine defendants- -six of them are members of the same family.

45Ferrum-Professor


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TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Iraq conflict


U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he has signed what he calls a ``serious, credible agreement'' with Baghdad.
The deal could avert U-S air strikes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Ferrum College political scientist Frederic Torimiro says Annan has long been capable of handling volatile situations in a peaceful manner.
Torimiro says being an international Secretary General from a developing country put Annan at an advantage with the Iraqi president.
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SOT-09:28:06
IN Q=I THINK

((FREDDERIC TORIMIRO/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR; I THINK ALL THE OTHER EMASSARIES THAT HAVE BEEN SENT ARE OFTEN FROM INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES. AND I OFTEN WONDER IF SADDAM HUSSEIN MAKES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THOSE COUNTRIES AND THE UNITED STATES AND THEREFORE IS COMPELLED TO REACT IN THE WAY THAT HE HAS IN THE PAST.))
SUPER=01-Frederic Torimiro/Ferrum College Professor;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=IN THE PAST.
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VO-NAT


The International Relations professor says the last time Annan flexed his political negotiating skills was during the Bosnian crisis.
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45E-Bent-Mtn


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TAPE#=97-98
GRAPHIC=NONE


Another winter storm is starting to move across Virginia.
Like recent storms, this one carries a lot of rain and wind
Meantime, residents on Bent Mountain are still trying to recover from an ice storm that hit two weeks ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bent Mountain


The ice snapped tree branches and some trees at the roots.
Residents like Louise Jones are in the midst of trying to recover from the damaging freeze.
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IN Q=WE HAVE A LOT

((LOUISE JONES/BENT MTN. RESIDENT: WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE WHO ARE GOING TO FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CLEAR UP THIS MESS. WHAT WE WOULD HOPE TO GET THE COUNTY TO HELP US WITH IS TO BRING A REGULAR COLLECTIONS-- FOR AT LEAST A TWO MONTH PERIOD. IT'S GOING TO TAKE US THAT LONG TO CLEAN UP.))
SUPER=01-Louise Jones/Bent Mountain Resident
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Jones says it took about a year to recover from similar storms which hit in 19-93 and '96.
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((NOW THIS HAS HIT US. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED ON THIS MOUNTAIN FOR 70- OR MORE YEARS HAVE SAID THIS IS THE WORST STORM THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.))
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Jones and others plan to take up the issue with Supervisors this week.
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45S-Black-History


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WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-100
GRAPHIC=none


Black History Month was celebrated in the area at a party hosted by Roanoke's postal service.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Gospel music, skits, a fashion show and a food tasting were just some of the items on the agenda at the event.
This year's theme was A DECADE OF CELEBRATION, reflecting on how the program has evolved since its inception in 19-88.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT=15:14:40
IN Q=IT'S REALLY GROWN

(( IT'S REALLY GROWING. WE'RE RECOGNIZING DIVERSITY, CELEBRATING OUR DIFFERENCES IN OUR ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS, AND LEARNING TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER.))
SUPER=01-Valerie Crouse/Black History Committee Chair;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=EACH OTHER.
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VO-NAT


The program focuses on educating the public about African-American contributions.
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45Weather


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A Winter weather advisory is in effect until this afternoon for the Alleghany Highlands.
Today's forecast is calling for periods of rain, some mixed with wet snow, especially in the higher elevations.
High temperatures near 40.
A chance of more rain tonight, with lows in the mid 30s.
Looking ahead to the next four days...
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8E-Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
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It's back to court this morning for jurors in the Abed case...
The trial now goes into its seventh week- -the longest criminal case ever tried in the western district of Virginia.
Joe Abbott- -the alleged Godfather of crime in Roanoke- -is just one of the nine defendants- -six of them are members of the same family.

8E-Gilmore-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cut in
WRITER=equ
TAPE#=98-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


There's more money in the state coffers, thanks to a smaller car tax cut.
In competing budgets released last night, House and Senate budget writers re-wrote Gilmore's priorities.
Both committees opted for:
-- more money to uninsured children,
-- pay-for-performance increases over the existing pay raises for state workers,
-- more aid to the mentally ill,
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Both also included more cash for high-tech equipment and training throughout Virginia's education system.
The House committee included historic direct state aid for school construction projects; Senate budget writers just included more money in the school construction loan fund.
The House committee just said NO to Governor Gilmore's two- thousand new elementary teachers.
The committee replaced it with a new reading teacher for every elementary school, for the same price tag.
The proposed Roanoke Higher Education Center got NO help from either money committee to restore cuts from Governor Gilmore.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The two budgets now go to conference committees to work out the differences -- and then face the Governor's veto pen.

8E-Bent-Mtn


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cut in
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-98
GRAPHIC=NONE


The National weather service has posted a winter weather advisory for the higher elevations which could get up to six inches of snow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bent Mountain


Meantime, residents on Bent Mountain are still trying to recover from an ice storm that hit two weeks ago.
The snapped tree branches and some trees at the roots.
Residents like Louise Jones are still trying to clean up.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT=13:16:21
IN Q=WE HAVE A LOT

((LOUISE JONES/BENT MTN. RESIDENT: WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE WHO ARE GOING TO FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CLEAR UP THIS MESS. WHAT WE WOULD HOPE TO GET THE COUNTY TO HELP US WITH IS TO BRING A REGULAR COLLECTIONS-- FOR AT LEAST A TWO MONTH PERIOD. IT'S GOING TO TAKE US THAT LONG TO CLEAN UP.))
SUPER=01-Louise Jones/Bent Mountain Resident
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=TO CLEAN UP.
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VO-NAT


Jones says it took about a year to recover from similar storms which hit in 19-93 and '96.
SOT=13:18:12
IN Q=NOW THIS HAS

((NOW THIS HAS HIT US. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED ON THIS MOUNTAIN FOR 70- OR MORE YEARS HAVE SAID THIS IS THE WORST STORM THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=EVER ENCOUNTERED.
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VO-NAT


Jones and others plan to take up the issue with Supervisors this week.
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8S-Entrepreneurs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cut in
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#=97-99
GRAPHIC=Business News


Some successful graduates of Hollins College had encouraging words for business-minded students.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Last week a panel of businesswomen held a symposium at the school.
They told students that 19-98 is a great time to be a young woman entering the business world.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:09:10
IN Q=i think

((I THINK THAT WOMEN HAVE ABSOLUTELY THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES THAT MEN DO. I FOUND THAT IN MY OWN SITUATION AS I WORKED WITHIN MICRO AGE THAT IT REALLY DIDN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE WHETHER YOU WERE A MAN OR A WOMAN.)) ((SHELBY RICHARDSON: I WANT TO TEACH HIGH SCHOOL -- HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY. BUT LISTENING TO ALL THESE WOMEN WHO GRADUATED FROM HOLLINS TELL ME HOW EASY IT IS TO GO OUT ON YOUR OWN OR TO WORK YOUR WAY UP IN BUSINESS REALLY MAKES ME FEEL INSPIRED TO GET OUT INTO BUSINESS INSTEAD OF TEACHING ))
SUPER=01-Dinitia Hartman/Panelist; :00
SUPER=07-Shelby Richardson; :15
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=instead of teaching
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VO-NAT


Last week Hollins announced it will offer a business major for the first time this fall.
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8Weather


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Rain, mixed with wet snow will be the forecast today for much of the viewing area.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Alleghany Highlands until four this afternoon.
Daytime highs should be near 40.
We'll have a chance of more rain overnight, with lows in the mid 30s.
The extended outlook gets milder by mid- week...
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