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7County-Supervisors


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Catawba residents are asking questions after a representative from their area was not reappointed to the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority.
David Johnson reports.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
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SUPER=01-Kate Schefsky/Former Authority Board Member; :25
SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Vinton District; :47 QUICKLY!!
SUPER=01-Larry Markle/Bradshaw Resident; 1:00
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Board of Supervisors; 1:18
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(( The Resource Authority basically calls the shots concerning the Smith Gap Land Fill, where garbage for the Roanoke Valley is taken.
Kate Schefsky's concern is that no one who lives close to the dump is included on such a powerful board.
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((KATE SCHEFSKY/FORMER AUTHORITY BOARD MEMBER; BOTH OF THE REPRESENTATIVES FROM ROANOKE COUNTY ARE FROM THE HUNTING HILLS AREA, WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 30-MILES FROM THE LAND FILL AND A TOTALLY DIFFERENT ECONOMIC MAKE UP OF THE CITIZENS THAT LIVE NEAR THE LANDFILL.)) RUNS:13
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Supervisors Chair Bob Johnson says his board simply appointed the most qualified person for the job.
And Supervisor Harry Nickens says the board represents the county as a whole in good faith.
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((HARRY NICKENS/RO. CO. SUPERVISOR VINTON DISTRICT; )) RUNS:06
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Some Bradshaw residents also fear promises made in the landfill's development policy booklet will not be kept.
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((LARRY MARKLE/BRADSHAW RESIDENT; THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS IN THERE IN THE WAY OF PROMISES MADE TO THE COMMUNITY, THE CITIZENS OF BRADSHAW. AND WE'RE AFRAID, FROM WHAT WE'RE UNDERSTANDING IS HAPPENING, THAT THEY ARE GOING TO START TO BRINGING TRASH IN FROM OUT OF STATE. THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BRINGING HAZARDOUS WASTE IN FROM OUT OF STATE, WHICH IS TOTALLY AGAINST THE POLICIES.)) RUNS:17
OUT Q=THE POLICIES.

BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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IN Q=I DON'T KNOW

((BOB JOHNSON/ROANOKE CO. SUPS. CHAIR; I DON'T KNOW WHERE SOME OF THESE RUMORS CAME FROM. I THINK SOMETIMES THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE WHO HAD HEARD A RUMOR AND PEOPLE LOVE TO REPEAT THOSE. THERE WAS NOT ONE TRUTH--THERE'S NO HAZARDOUS WASTE GOING TO BE PUT INTO THIS.)) RUNS:10
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Johnson says there is already someone on the Resource Authority board who represents that part of the community. That person is Spike Harrison, who represents the Catawba district.
David Johnson, News 7. RUNS:12))

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In the car tax issue at the General Assembly, possible cuts to eduction in rural areas are being brought into the discussion.
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The composite index gives rural schools more state funding than rich localities get.
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((DEL. JAY O'BRIEN: PERHAPS WE MAY CONSIDER ELIMINATING THE COMPOSITE INDEX ENTIRELY AS A WAY OF TRYING TO HONE IN ON THESE TWO ISSUES: OF FAIRNESS AND EDUCATION FUNDING.))
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Governor Gilmore's spokesman says he knows nothing of any plans to change the funding formula.
But the Democrats have their own threat.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: WE HAVE TO GOT SEE PROGRESS MADE IN THE AREA OF FOOD TAX AND/OR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION IN ORDER FOR US TO GO HOME. AND IF IT MEANS WE NEED TO STAY DOWN HERE A LITTLE BIT LONGER, THEN REST ASSURED THAT OUR CAUCUS IS PREPARED TO DO THAT.))
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The session's scheduled to end March 14th.
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7Prison


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Southwest Virginia could gain nearly 400 jobs -- if a prison is built in the area.
A team from the Federal Bureau of Prisons will evaluate five sites in three southwest Virginia counties for a possible prison.
Congressman Rick Boucher said the site selection team will review sites in Tazewell, Buchanan and Dickenson counties.
The exact locations have not been disclosed.

7Weather


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Highland County Schools are delayed two hours today.
A partly sunny day is on tap for the middle of your week.
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7BIRTHDAYS!2/26/98
Thursday:

SUPER=130-10/Casey Birdsall/Chatham;



SUPER=130-4/Kelsey Miller/Java;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Charlie & Lessie Hall/Bassett;



SUPER=130-18/Chrissy Webster/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-1/Andrew Woolwine/Blue Ridge;



SUPER=130-78/John Gearhart/Floyd;



SUPER=130-9/Danielle Tarpley/Chatham;



SUPER=130-13/Cara Philpott/Bassett;



SUPER=130-27/Tracy Garrett/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-7/Brittany Wells/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=131-/Lynn Hatchett/Snow Creek;



SUPER=131-50/Barbara Vaughn/Alum Ridge;



SUPER=131-/Randall Hatchett/Snow Creek;



SUPER=131-/Ruth Harden/Lexington;



SUPER=131-53/Lenard Howell/Floyd;



Movie Review 2/27/98
"My Three Angles" is a quirky, disarming play and the Showtimers have a wonderful time with it.
In a penal colony on French Guiana, Felix Ducotel and his wife Emilie
(Michael Galvin and Laura McFadyen) are in danger of losing their business.

Three convicts working on their roof hear their plight and interfere. Norm Ferguson, Dale Johnson and Tim Craft are a wonderful ensemble as the three convicts who use their disreputable skills to help Felix save his shop and try to bring together the lovely Marie Louise (Caitlin Swain) with the man she thinks she loves. "My Three Angles" is directed by Gene Galvin and continues through March first at the Showtimers studio on McVitty road. cutopen
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45Resource-Reappointment


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A Catawba district resident is questioning a new appointment to the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority.
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Kate Schefsky was the one person from the Bradshaw community who was on the Authority's board.
she admits she did not actively seek reappointment.
But she wonders why she didn't get the nod.
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IN Q=MY CONCERNS

((KATE SCHEFSKY/FORMER AUTHORITY BOARD MEMBER; MY CONCERNS OF NOT BEING REAPPOINTED IS THAT THERE ARE NO CITIZEN REPRESENTATIVES IN THE IMMEDIATE AFFECTED AREA OF THE LAND FILL.)) ((BOB JOHNSON/RO. CO. SUPS CHAIR; WE HAD A SERIES OF APPLICATIONS AND THE BOARD COLLECTIVELY PICKED WHAT IT THOUGHT WAS THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON. IT DIDN'T HAPPEN TO BE THE PERSON THAT WAS THE INCUMBANT, BUT I DON'T EVEN REMEMBER IF SHE APPLIED FOR THE REAPPOINTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Kate Schefsky/Former Authority Board Member; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Board of Supervisors;:07
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Bradshaw residents are concerned trash and hazardous waste will be brought in from out of state.
Johnson downplays those suspicions as unfounded rumors.
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45E-Kessee


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Two years of tenacious detective work put Earl Bramblett, the killer of a family of four on death row.
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Yesterday that effort was recognized by the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.
Senior Special Agent Barry (kuh-ZEE) Kessee picked up a Distinguished Service Valor Award.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: BEHIND EACH AWARD THERE'S A STORY. IT'S A STORY ABOUT SACRIFICE. IT'S A STORY ABOUT SELFLESSNESS, LOYALTY. AND IT'S A STORY ABOUT SERVICE.))
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Kessee's (kuh-ZEE's) dogged pursuit of the Hodges family killer falls under the cateogory of "unique or unusual" service to the Commonwealth.
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45S-Bestpitch


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Another candidate has entered the race for Roanoke City Council.
There are three seats up for grabs this year.
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Bill Bestpitch gathered supporters in his Southwest Roanoke living room for the official announcement yesterday afternoon.
He painted a picture of a city government out of touch with its people.
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IN Q=last fall

((BILL BESTPITCH/CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE; LAST FALL I ATTENDED 11 DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS, AT TEN OF THOSE 11 MEETINGS, NO MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL WERE PRESENT. OVER AND OVER AGAIN I HEARD PEOPLE COMPLAINING THAT THEY NEVER SAW CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS EXCEPT AT ELECTION TIME.))
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Bestpitch also took aim at the City's retirement plan for employees and elected officials.
He says if elected, he'll move to eliminate pensions for city council members, and restrict employees to only one retirement benefit other than social security.
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45S-Dodson


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And in Lynchburg, a former Democrat enters the hill city's council race as an INDEPENDENT.
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Businessman Bert Dodson says that's because voters don't want partisan politics in a local election.
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SOT 5:39:01
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((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: IF YOU RUN AS A DEMOCRAT OR IF YOU RUN AS AN INDEPENDENT, YOU ARE BEHOLDEN TO THE PARTY'S THAT YOUR RUN ON THEIR PLATFORM. RUN AS AN INDEPENDENT AND YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN ORGANIZATION, YOUR STRUCTURE, YOU DO YOUR OWN FUNDRAISING, YOU ARE AN INDEPENDENT.))
SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/Lynchburg Council Candidate;
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Lynchburg Republicans will nominate their slate of candidates on Saturday.
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45Weather


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The recent inclimate weather is causing Highland County Schools to open two hours late this morning.
Meantime, we have a spring- like forecast today.
Partly sunny and warm with highs in the lower 60s.
Clear overnight, with lows cooling into the low to mid 30s.
We'll keep the pleasant weather around through tomorrow...
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8E-Composite-Index


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Legislators are taking the gloves off in the battle over taxes.
Ellen Qualls has an update on the 19-98 General Assembly session.
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SUPER=01-Del. Jay O'Brien/(R) Fairfax Co.; :09
SUPER=01-Del. Jack Reid/(R) Henrico Co.; :19
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(( There's one quick way to get the attention of rural lawmakers: talk about the composite index that gives their schools more state funding than rich localities get.
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((DEL. JAY O'BRIEN: PERHAPS WE MAY CONSIDER ELIMINATING THE COMPOSITE INDEX ENTIRELY AS A WAY OF TRYING TO HONE IN ON THESE TWO ISSUES: OF FAIRNESS AND EDUCATION FUNDING.))
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((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: WHY NOT REVIEW THE COMPOSITE INDEX? WHY NOT REEVALUATE WHETHER FAIRNESS DEMANDS THAT FUNDING BE DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.))
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SOT 12:36:47 roxane

((DEL. BUD PHILLIPS/D-CASTLEWOOD: HELL NO, WE'RE NOT GONNA STAND UP FOR THIS. AND IT MAKES ME MAD TO THINK THAT SOMEBODY, MAYBE THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, WOULD SEND THIS MESSAGE DOWN TO THIS FLOOR THAT WE'RE GONNA SEND SCHOOL KIDS HOSTAGE TO THE CAR TAX. WE WILL NEVER ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.))
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The Democrats view it as a threat.
Vote for a car tax cut or we'll tinker with the school funding formula.
The Governor didn't stop to talk.
His spokesman says he knows nothing of any plans to change the funding formula.
But the Democrats have their own threat.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: WE HAVE TO GOT SEE PROGRESS MADE IN THE AREA OF FOOD TAX AND/OR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION IN ORDER FOR US TO GO HOME. AND IF IT MEANS WE NEED TO STAY DOWN HERE A LITTLE BIT LONGER, THEN REST ASSURED THAT OUR CAUCSU IS PREPARED TO DO THAT.))
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The session's scheduled to end March 14th.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, RIchmond.))

8E-Kessee


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It was a long, tedious investigation that resulted in the capital murder conviction of Earl Bramblett.
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Yesterday that detective work was recognized by the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.
Senior Special Agent Barry (kuh-ZEE) Kessee picked up a Distinguished Service Valor Award.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: BEHIND EACH AWARD THERE'S A STORY. IT'S A STORY ABOUT SACRIFICE. IT'S A STORY ABOUT SELFLESSNESS, LOYALTY. AND IT'S A STORY ABOUT SERVICE.))
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Kessee's (kuh-ZEE's) dogged pursuit of the Hodges family killer falls under the cateogory of "unique or unusual" service to the Commonwealth.
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8Prison


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A new prison may be on the way for Southwest Virginia-- along with 400 new jobs.
A team from the Federal Bureau of Prisons will evaluate five sites in three southwest Virginia counties for a possible prison.
Congressman Rick Boucher said the site selection team will review sites in Tazewell, Buchanan and Dickenson counties.
The exact locations have not been disclosed.
The proposed prison and the jobs it will bring are also being sought by officials in West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
A decision is expected this summer.

8Preview-Bluegrass3


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With the new attention focused on bluegrass music, Dan Tyminski is reaping the awards with one of the most popular groups around.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The band, Alison Krauss and Union Station, has played the White House, picked up grammy awards, and sold more than a million records.
While Tyminski appreciates the spotlight, he says the music comes first.
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((DAN TYMINSKI/ALISON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION: WE ALL TAKE AN APPROACH TO THE MUSIC THAT WE PLAY AND IN A SENSE OF JUST WANTING TO RECORD MUSIC THAT WE LIKE, YOU KNOW. WHEN WE WORK ON AN ALBUM IF WE MAKE SOMETHING THAT PLEASES US WE'RE HAPPY. WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE DONE OUR JOB.))
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TAKE BLUEGRASS GRAPHIC FULL-essC
Tonight on News 7, Joe Dashiell will continue his series on Bluegrass music with more from Dan Tyminski.
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8Weather


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Despite today's sunny forecast, there is one school delay to tell you about--
Highland county schools are on a two- hour delay.
Partly sunny, breezy, and milder today with highs reaching the low 60s.
Clear skies tonight, with lows in the low to mid 30s.
Looking ahead, the weather stay dry until Friday.
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