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[7E-Childrens-Health]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-23 TC 26:05]
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Governor Jim Gilmore says he has his own plan to help un-insured children. He WON'T go along with a General Assembly bill to provide health insurance to 84-thousand children of
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Virginia's working poor.
Yesterday he stood up to bi-partisan pressure from the General Assembly to expand Medicare.
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[SOT 13:43:48]
[IN Q=This legislation]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THIS LEGISLATION AFFRONTS MY PHILOSOPHY ON LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND THE INDEPENDENT SPIRIT OF ALL VIRGINIANS. IT WOULD CREATE THE LARGEST EXPANSION OF WELFARE BENEFITS IN VIRGINIA'S HISTORY. IT THRUSTS WELFARE BENEFITS AND GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCY INTO MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES. IT SIGNALS THE DEFEAT FOR THE CAUSE OF AFFORDING STATES MORE FLEXIBILITY IN IMPLEMENTING FEDERAL MANDATES.))
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore announced he'll veto the Assembly's version and substitute his own.
Eighty-eight children's health groups in Virginia say the Gilmore plan would need a lot of work to be as good as Medicare.
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[SOT 14:39:34]
[IN Q=Medicaid provides]

((LINDA NABLO/VA. COALITION FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH: MEDICAID PROVIDES FULL VISION BENEFITS, SO IT PROVIDES EYEGLASSES IF THEY'RE MEDICALLY NECESSARY, HEARING SCREENING AND ANY ASSISTIVE DEVICES THAT THEY MIGHT NEED, THEY PROVIDE A FULL RANGE OF MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Nablo/Va. Coalition for Children's Health;]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
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State lawmakers return to Richmond April 22nd to deal with the veto.
Some warn at least 56-million dollars in federal funding could be lost if an agreement is NOT reached.

[7E-Halmode]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-32 TC10:42]
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The announcement of layoffs at Halmode Apparel shocked a Craig County community.
Scott Goldberg takes a look at what's next for the workers who are finding themselves without a job.
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[SOT (ADD STANDUP TO STARLINK EDIT TAPE)]
[IN Q=It was the topic]
[SUPER=03-New Castle; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pat Fisher/Laid Off Worker; :12]
[SUPER=01-Steve Carter/Craig Co. Administrator; :27]
[SUPER=@Scott1; :58]
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(( [STANDUP CLOSE ON "HALMODE" TAPE AT 18 06 58 (UB)]
There is another empty factor in Craig County that economic developers have tried to fill for quite some time.
And they've had no luck.
When this factory closes, their job gets twice as hard.
SG, News-7, New Castle.))

[7PULASKI-SHOPPING-CENTER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A Danville company won't be building a new shopping center in Pulaski -- at least not any time soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Yesterday the town council rejected a rezoning request by Danville developer the Daniel Group.
The decision comes on the heels of a decision by the planning commission to reject the Daniel Group's request to rezone 35 acres across from Walmart.
Town Council was also given a petition with more than a thousand signatures of those who opposed the project.
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In your Wednesday forecast, there are clouds, late showers and thunderstorms likely. Still quite warm with highs in the upper 70s.
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Movie Review 4/10

If you can accept the premise that a top national security honcho, Alec Baldwin, would be so threatened by a 9 year old autistic boy that he orders him killed, "Mercury Rising" can be an acceptable action adventure.
The opening scenes are very violent as Bruce Willis, an FBI undercover agent, is involved to his dismay and sorrow in the death of 2 young boys. This sets him up both as a paranoid threat to his superiors and to be a hero to young Simon, an autistic savant who has cracked a super secret code and needs to be saved from the bad guys.
"Mercury Rising" gets a C+, the unusual relationship between Willis' character and the child adds some interest; but there is of course no verbal communication between them. The final scenes are strictly Hollywood; the conclusion is never in doubt; and they break more glass windows than both the diehard movies combined. [7BIRTHDAYS!] 4/9/98
Thursday:

[SUPER=130-45/Margaret Harrison/Salem]



[SUPER=130-10/Tiffanie Perry/Hillsville]



[SUPER=130-10/Amanda Forbes/Millboro]



[SUPER=130-10/Lynette Moore/Glasgow]



[SUPER=130-40/Billy Taylor/Ridgeway]



[SUPER=130-5/Ryan & Rhonda Harn/Greenville, SC]



[SUPER=130-40/Maxine Law/Blacksburg]



[SUPER=130-27/Lisa Delp/Wytheville]



[SUPER=130-/Louise Williamson/Blue Ridge]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Leon Green/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-33/Barry Cregger/Pulaski]



[SUPER=131-89/Mary Overstreet/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Tristan Grindstaff/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Ted Clifton/Truevine]



[SUPER=131-/Winnie Conway/Rocky Mount]


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[452E-Childrens-Health]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-23 TC 26:05]
[GRAPHIC=Health Care]


Governor Gilmore veto's a bill that would give health insurance to 84-thousand children
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

of Virginia's working poor.
Yesterday he stood up to bi-partisan pressure from the General Assembly to expand Medicare.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:43:48]
[IN Q=This legislation]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THIS LEGISLATION AFFRONTS MY PHILOSOPHY ON LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND THE INDEPENDENT SPIRIT OF ALL VIRGINIANS. IT WOULD CREATE THE LARGEST EXPANSION OF WELFARE BENEFITS IN VIRGINIA'S HISTORY. IT THRUSTS WELFARE BENEFITS AND GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCY INTO MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES. IT SIGNALS THE DEFEAT FOR THE CAUSE OF AFFORDING STATES MORE FLEXIBILITY IN IMPLEMENTING FEDERAL MANDATES.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
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[OUT Q=federal mandates.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore announced he'll veto the Assembly's version and substitute his own.
Eighty-eight children's health groups in Virginia say the Gilmore plan would need a lot of work to be as good as Medicare.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:39:34]
[IN Q=Medicaid provides]

((LINDA NABLO/VA. COALITION FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH: MEDICAID PROVIDES FULL VISION BENEFITS, SO IT PROVIDES EYEGLASSES IF THEY'RE MEDICALLY NECESSARY, HEARING SCREENING AND ANY ASSISTIVE DEVICES THAT THEY MIGHT NEED, THEY PROVIDE A FULL RANGE OF MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Nablo/Va. Coalition for Children's Health;]
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State lawmakers return to Richmond April 22nd to deal with the veto.
Some warn at least 56-million dollars in federal funding could be lost if an agreement is NOT reached.

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Craig County officials are deciding what to next in the wake of this week economic trouble.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle;]


On Monday more than 100 workers at Halmode Apparel learned they would be out of job.
Halmode, the county's largest employer is shutting down.
The 117 workers at the factory make up 5 percent of the county's work force.
Economic developers are now in rapid response mode, trying to find a new business willing to locate in Craig County.
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[SOT]

[11:33:-41]
[IN Q=WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT..]
[SUPER=01-Steve Carter/Craig Co. Administrator;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=DO the best we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


When the Halmode plant closes in June its estimated the local economy will lose around 2 MILLION dollars.
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[45E-Rocky-Mount]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-25 TC 25:46]
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The town of Rocky Mount was recently invited to annex one Franklin County neighborhood -- as long as it would build sewer lines there.
There just one problem.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Residents in the Franklin Heights neighborhood say they were never asked what THEY thought about becoming part of the town -- and some say they've learned to manage without the town's sewer lines.
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[SOT 12:51:52]
[IN Q=Well we been]

((MILES HOLLAND/RESIDENT: WELL WE BEEN NEEDING THEM AND NEEDING THEM FOR 35 YEARS AND AS OLD AS I AM I RECKON I CAN GO A FEW MORE YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Miles Holland/Resident;]
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People here currently pay for private water and plant septic tanks in the backyard.
Becoming part of the town would mean paying taxes to Rocky Mount AND the county.
For some -- it would be worth it.
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[SOT 13:28:40]
[IN Q=We're all for it]

((WE'RE ALL FOR IT. WE THINK THE TOWN SHOULD COME THROUGH HERE AND UPGRADE. PUT SOME SIDEWALKS IN. WATER WOULD BE NICE. AND SEWER LINES. WE'D BE WILLING TO PAY EXTRA BECAUSE WE'D LIKE TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE PROPERTY AND IT WOULD VALUE, JUST RAISE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Frances Parker/Resident;]
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[OUT Q=just raise it]
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[VO-NAT]


The town of Rocky Mount still needs to accept or reject the deal -- but residents here say they wish they had the same opportunity.
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Time now to check the mid- week forecast--
Increasing clouds throughout the day, with a chance of a thunderstorm later.
Highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Showers and storms likely tonight, with lows near 60.
The four day outlook turns cooler, with plenty of sunshine..
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[8closing-reax]


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Craig County is trying to recover from an announcement earlier this week that a major employer is closing its doors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle;]


On Monday more than 100 workers at Halmode Apparel learned they would be out of job.
Halmode, the county's largest employer is shutting down.
The 117 workers at the factory make up 5 percent of the county's work force.
Economic developers are now in rapid response mode, trying to find a new business willing to locate in Craig County.
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[SOT]

[11:33:-41]
[IN Q=WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT..]
[SUPER=01-Steve Carter/Craig Co. Administrator;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=DO the best we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


When the Halmode plant closes in June its estimated the local economy will lose around 2 MILLION dollars.
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[8Western-State]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The treatment of mentally ill patients is becoming a bigger issue in the Commonwealth--
Western State Hospital is not telling a state human rights agency how often it places patients in solitary confinement or straps them down.
The director of the Staunton mental hospital said the information sought by the state Department of Rights of Virginians with Disabilities is protected.
The Justice Department has criticized the use of seclusion and restraints at two other state mental hospitals and is discussing similar concerns about Western State with Attorney General Mark Earley.
A Central State patient died in June 1996 after a lengthy period in restraints.

[8E-Victim-Hotline]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#598-14 TC 19:07]
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The act of dialing a phone number is bringing peace of mind to many victims of violence in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charles City Co.;]


A new toll-free hotline makes that job easier.
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[SOT 10:48:10 TAPE TWO]
[IN Q=The parole]

((THE PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE IS APRIL 4, 2003.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=April 4, 2003.]
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[VO-NAT]


Scott Phillips was murdered in 19-89, weeks after graduating from high school.
His killer, who was 18 at the time, could be paroled in just five years.
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[SOT 10;17:32 TAPE ONE]
[IN Q=It's a sense]

((BYRL PHILLIPS-TAYLOR/MURDER VICTIM'S MOTHER: IT'S A SENSE OF SECURITY TO BE ABLE TO PICK UP THAT PHONE AND KNOW THAT HE'S THERE. BECAUSE YOU'LL HEAR "OH HE'S GETTING READY TO BE RELEASED." OR YOU'LL GET A PHONE CALL OR SOMETHING-- ONE OF THOSE THREATENING PHONE CALLS. AND IF YOU CAN PICK UP THAT PHONE AND CONFIRM THEY'RE HERE, THEY'RE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE UNTIL SUCH AND SUCH DATE. THAT IS-- I CAN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU. IT'S A VERY FRIGHTENING FEELING. AND I THINK THAT THAT REALLY WILL GIVE YOU A SENSE OF SECURITY.))
[SUPER=01-Byrl Phillips-Taylor/Victim's Mother;]
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[OUT Q=sense of security.]
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=Crime Victims]


The hotline is staffed during the day, and automated on nights and weekends.

[8Cultured-Entertainment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-27]
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Last night featured a little bit of Russia in the the Star City.
The Bolshoi (Ball-Shoy) Ballet took to the stage of the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Russian dancers are considered the best in the world. The performers lived up to their billing, as they inspired and captivated the audience, giving some a second chance on missed opportunities.
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[SOT=18:44:59/19:11:11]
[IN Q=ARE YOU ASPIRING]

((VICTORIA HANABURY/11-YEAR OLD BALLET DANCER; Are you aspiring to dance professionally when you grow up? YES.)) ((BOOTIE CHEWNING/DANCE INSTRUCTOR; I THINK IT'S MOST EXCITING THAT WE'RE HAVING THE BALLET HERE IN ROANOKE. AND I'M HOPING IT HAS A GOOD ATTENDANCE BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BALLETS EVER.)) ((GARRETT OLMSTED/ARTS ADVOCATE; I WAS IN LENINGRAD ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO. IN RUSSIA WE HAD MISSED GOING TO THE BOLSHOI AND I THOUGHT, WHOA, I CAN DO THIS RIGHT HERE IN ROANOKE. INCREDIBLE. MAKE UP FOR A MISSING GAP IN MY CULTURAL EXPERIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Victoria Hanabury/Ballet Dancer;]
[SUPER=01-Bootie Chewning/Dance Instructor;]
[SUPER=01-Garrett Olmsted/Arts Advocate;]
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[OUT Q=CULTURAL EXPERIENCE.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Bolshoi usually headlines in major metropolitain cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and travels on a daily basis. Civic Center officials say it is their hope to bring more cultural events to the region.
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[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Time now to check the mid- week forecast--
Increasing clouds throughout the day, with a chance of a thunderstorm later.
Highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Showers and storms likely tonight, with lows near 60.
The four day outlook turns cooler, with plenty of sunshine..
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