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To build a school or not to build on this site.
That is the question and tonight people told Roanoke County officials what they think.
After 20 years, a Charlottesville mom finds her kids- Their father is charged with kidnapping.
Plus a bizarre accident sends a postal truck into an apartment-
News 7 is next.[Newsbreak]
Tonight's the night people have the chance to tell Ronaoke County officials
exactly what they think of a proposed new school site.
And people DID come out- We'll tell you what they're saying.
A Charlottesville Mother finds her missing children after 20 years.
Police caught up the father in Florida- He's charged with kidnapping.
Another suspicious fire in Roanoke- Investgiators say someone set this home ablaze.
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Plus we'll show you an unsuual story of motherly love from Kansas City.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.[County-School]
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Roanoke County officials are considering using the right of eminent domain to get the site for a new high school.
The county picked the "Woods End" farm as its preferred location, but it's having trouble coming to terms with the owner.
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David Johnson has just returned from a public hearing where residents of the Farmington subdivision, which is close to the site, voiced there opinion.
David, what did they have to say?
Jean, no one disputes the fact the county needs a high school.
Where to put it is another matter.
Some say do whatever it takes, but others say taking a person's property is going too far.
[IN Q=County officials say]
[OUT Q=high school needs]
(( County officials say they have negotiated with "Woods End" owner Charles Palmer for months without success.
After having their offer of more than one and a half million dollars turned down, one of the options the county is considering is filing a petition with the circuit court to obtain the land.
[IN Q=I DO DISAGREE]
((JEFF COPELAND; I DO DISAGREE WITH THE TACTICS OF TRYING TO CONDEMN THE PROPERTY TO GET THE SITE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL. PRIMARILY BECAUSE I FEEL THAT SITE IS WORTH MUCH MORE THAN WHAT YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO PAY FOR IT.))
Others say the site's not worth it, citing erosion control problems from its "Living Creek".
[IN Q=A CORE OF]
((JOHN BOONE; A CORE OF ENGINEER'S APPROVAL IS REQUIRED ANYWHERE OVER, ON OR IN THAT CREEK. SOME OF THE WET LANDS MAY ALSO BE REGULATED.))
And there were those who suggest the county has alterior motives for wanting the property.
[IN Q=THERE WILL BE A]
((WESLEY HAMBIRCK; THERE WILL BE A SPORTS COMPLEX. THERE'S NO REASON YOU'D PURCHASE 72 ACRES FOR A 14-HUNDRED STUDENT HIGH SCHOOL.))
But proponents say the school would offer stability in this residential area.
[IN Q=WITH THE SCHOOL]
((DANIELLE RAND-BYRD; WITH THE SCHOOL, THE NEIGHBORS WILL HAVE A PREDICTABLE SCHEDULE AND RESPECTABLE GUIDELINES.))
((KATHY FINCH; IF THE SCHOOL IS NOT BUILT ON THE FARMINGTON PROPERTY, WHAT OTHER PIECE OF LAND IS LARGE ENOUGH FOR OUR HIGH SCHOOL NEEDS.))
Well, according to school board chair William Irvin, there are two other sites that could be considered.
Where they are he's not saying.
[Double Boxes=Jean and David/Newsroom]
The school board will host at least one more public hearing before making a decision next week.
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Botetourt County supervisors say trying to fit one hundred people on three acres is not a good idea.
That's why they won't approve plans for a 41-unit apartment complex in Daleville.
But IF developers can scale the project down to 30 units, the supervisors say they'll give it another chance.
[IN Q=To me it's not acceptable]
((TO ME IT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE ... JUST TOO DENSE.))
[SUPER=01-David Mankin/Botetourt Co. Supervisor;]
[OUT Q=just too dense]
But developers hear a loud demand.
[IN Q=I'm a builder]
((I'M A BUILDER ... YES WE NEED APARTMENTS IN BOTETOURT COUNTY.))
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Residents in a subdivision across the street say the complex will bring crime and more children running through busy streets.
Nearby businesses don't want cars cutting through their lots, either.
Developers say they will bring a smaller plan to the next meeting on May 19th.
A Charlottesville mother finds her missing children after 20 years.
Barbara Kurth is a cellular biology Research associate at the University of Virginia.
It was 19-79 that the children's father took the kids out for a visit and never came back.
As Troy Roberts reports police caught up with the father in Florida.
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((In court,near boston,stephen fagan waved and mouthed the words "i love
you" to the two daughters he stands accused of kidnapping 19-years ago.
The decades long deception is now unraveling. After a bitter divorce fagan disappeared with the children Lisa and Rachel,who were two and five at the time. The girls were told their mother died in a car crash. but Fagan's former wife was and "is" very much alive.
BARBARA KURTH/MOTHER: I HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH THE LOSS OF MY
DAUGHTERS FOR NEARLY TWENTY YEARS.NOT A DAY HAS GONE BY THAT I HAVE NOT
THOUGHT ABOUT WHETHER THEY WERE SAFE AND HAPPY.
Fagan contends he was only protecting his daughters. He claims his
former wife was an alcholic who neglected the children...leaving them
unclothed and unfed.believing he could never win custody, he says, his only
recourse was to disappear.
JACOB ATWOOD/MOTHER ATTY: THESE ARE BASELESS ALLEGATIONS AND BY ALL
ACCOUNTS SHE WAS A SPLENDID MOTHER.
After taking the children, according to police, Fagan reinvented himself as
investor William Martin amd moved to Palm Beach, Florida. He bought a
mansion--though it's unclear where the money came from--and mingled among
As his years in hiding passed fagan took risks... even having his picture
taken a few years ago when a local t-v station did a story on his daughter, a
swimming champion. He appeared to be the perfect father. His attorney says his daughters still think so.
THOMAS EGBERT/ATTORNEY: THEY LOVE HIM...THEY BELIEVE IN HIM AND
AND THEY BELIEVE EVERYTHING HE DID WAS IN THEIR BEST INTEREST.
Fagan is wainting to be bailed out from jail while his former wife is
hoping for a reunion with her daughters, but she won't press them until they're ready. After 19-years,she will wait a little bit longer.))
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Another suspicous fire hit northwest Roanoke last night.
It started about 11:00, causing 30 thousand dollars damage to a vacant home at 50-30 Logan Avenue.
Today investitagors said it WAS arson, but they DON'T think it's connected to a string of fires in vacant northwest buildings.
They say last night's fire didn't fit the pattern, and is to far away from the other fires.
So far there are NO suspects.
Customers and employees of the Western Sizzlin' across from Lewis Gale Hospital were evacuated after a small fire broke out in the kitchen.
Roanoke County fire investigators say grease build-up in the ventilation caused the blaze.
No one was injured and the fire was contained within minutes.
The extent of the damage was not immediately accessed.
Management of the restuarant says it may be a day or more before the establishment is re-opened for business.
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A routine license check in Roanoke County sent police on a manhunt today.
It happened this afternoon on Kessler Mill Road where a motorist tried to avoid state police. The driver left his car in a parking lot, crossed a creek and disappeared into the woods.
A state police helicopter was in the area and joined the search. A tracking dog was also called in. Officers arrested the suspect in a barn.
Police have charged 27-year old William A. Goodwyne, Junior of Shawsville with operating a vehicle after being declared a habitual offender.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
A bizarre truck accident claims a young life.
Pittsylvania County is growing...one tree at a time.
New seedlings are going into the ground.
A freak accident claimed the life of a four-year old and injured three others- in Kansas City.
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A Postal Service truck went out of control on Interstate 35- and crashed directly through a first floor bedroom of a nearby apartment building.
A family of four was caught off guard-
The four-year old girl was killed- her three-year old brother was also hurt.
The children's parents were injured... one of them suffered a broken leg.
Officials believe the trucks brakes failed- causing the accident.
Paul McCartney says the death of his wife Linda is a total heartbreak-
He says it is something he and his family will come to accept but never get over.
Still photographs of McCartney taken by her daughter were released today.
The pictures were shot in England shortly before she left for her final trip to the U-S.
Linda McCartney died from cancer last Friday.
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The 1998 Virginia General Assembly gavels back to order tomorrow, for at least one more day of lawmaking this year.
Governor Jim Gilmore has assked lawmakers to choose elementary techers over professor pay raises and school construction funding over museums.
Today, Democrats ended their statewide bus tour of run-down, overcrowded schools at the State Capitol.
But the Governor's budget choices and methods aren't making them happy.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: HE HAS GIVEN US WHAT IS THE GILMORE PLAN RATHER THAN CONSULTING WITH US AS WE ASKED, BACKED THAT UP WITH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT I THINK IS CLEARLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL, TO SAY IF YOU DON'T DO IT MY WAY, I'M GONNA VETO YOUR BILL AND RULE BY EXECUTIVE DICTATE. THAT DOESN'T SUIT ME IN THOMAS JEFFERSON'S DEMOCRACY.))
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The Governor did his own photo-ops to push for the new teachers.
[IN Q=I'm very]
((I'M VERY PROUD OF THE TEACHERS THAT I'M SEEING THAT ARE WORKING HERE IN THIS SCHOOL AND THEY'RE JUST DOING A TERRIFIC JOB. BUT WHY NOT GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A LITTLE MORE HELP?))
[OUT Q=more help?]
This mini-session is only scheduled to last until Friday.[Power-Line]
Both sides of the power line issue took their views before the State Corporation Commission today.
The S-C-C held its latest public hearing in Giles County.
It was an opportunity for supporters and opponents of American Electric's proposed high voltage power to voice their opinion.
[IN Q=The demand]
((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESMAN:THE DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY IS INCREASING IN THIS REGION, IT'S DOUBLED SINCE WE BUILT THE LAST LINE, IN FACT IN GILES COUNTY THE CONSUMPTION IN GILES COUNTY HAS ALSO MORE THAN DOUBLED SINCE 1970.
CYNNDARA MORGAN/POWER LINE OPPONENT:NO MATTER WHAT THEY TELL YOU ABOUT THE NEEDS FOR THE LOCAL AREA, NO MATTER HOW MANY LOBBYISTS THEY PAY, NO MATTER HOW MANY GRASS ROOTS ORGANIZATION THEY CAN PUT TOGETHER OUT OF PAID PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANTS AND RETIRED EMPLOYEES THE BOTTOM LINE IS NOT TO SERVE ANYBODY THE BOTTOM LINE IS TO MAKE MONEY. ))
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[SUPER=01-Cynndara Morgan/Power Line Opponent; :13]
[OUT Q=make money.]
The S-C-C will hold its next and final hearing Thursday in Vinton.
Tomorrow is Earth Day-- a day dedicated to giving back to the environment.
The Virginia Department of Forestry is helping land owners replace the trees they harvest for timber with new seedlings.
Workers-- mostly migrant workers-- plant pines from January until May.
In Pittsylvania County alone, two million seedlings will go into the ground.
The Department of Forestry says there is money to help defray the costs of re-forestation.
[IN Q=In most cases]
((LESLIE MACE/FORESTRY TECHNICIAN: IN MOST CASES THERE'S MONEY THAT IS AVAILABLE THAT'S PROVIDED THROUGH A SPECIAL TAX THAT SAW MILLS PAY THAT PAYS FOR ABOUT 35-PERCENT OF THE COST OF THE REFORESTATION SO THE LAND OWNERS WILL PAY ABOUT 65-PERCENT OF THE TOTAL COST.))
[SUPER=01-Leslie Mace/Forestry Technician;]
[OUT Q=of the total cost.]
The Department of Forestry will check on the trees in the Fall to see if they survived the hot summer.
A Lynchburg woman could spend up to ten years in prison for killing her husband last fall.
27-year old Sandra Allen admitted to stabbing to death Lawrence Eugene Allen during an argument November 12th.
Police say the couple had a history of domestic problems, and witnesses heard Sandra Allen tell her husband to stop hitting her the night she killed him.
Allen pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter today in Lynchburg Circuit Court.
She'll be sentenced in June.
Staying fit is crucial for any police officer, but especially those patrolling the city on bikes.
And the stork may have made a wrong stop when delivering four kittens.
But that hasn't kept these little guys from getting the best of care from their adoptive mother.
That story is still to come on News 7 at 11.
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Being fit has many benefits--but when your job is especially strenuous, getting into good shape can help you avoid injury.
It's true for members of the Roanoke City Police Bike Squad.
Rehab Services of Roanoke, Physical Therapist Tina Cadden is teaching the bike patrol what foods will give them the energy they need to cycle through the streets of Roanoke.
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[IN Q=I teach them]
((TINA CADDEN/PHYSICAL THERAPIST:I TEACH THEM ABOUT GENERAL NUTRITION THEY NEED TO STICK WITH HIGHER CARBOHYDRATES AND LAY OFF THE FATS ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE ON DUTY BECAUSE THAT SLOWS THEM DOWN A LOT. I TEACH THEM A LITTLE ABOUT BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS WHICH EFFECTS HOW THEY PERFORM AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO DRINK A LOT OF WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Tina Cadden/Physical Therapist;]
[OUT Q=of water]
Bike officers also attend lectures to learn about common bike injuries like hyperextention of the knee and hip, carpal tunnel syndrome and Achilles strain.
[TAPE#=98-27 TC 46:02]
She caught her daughter smoking.
And now she wants to get even with tobacco companies.
Barbara Turner is waging a one-woman war against big tobacco.
She says she's not a (Zell-it) "zealot" -- she's just a concerned mom.
[SOT 11 24 15]
[IN Q=being the kind]
((BARBARA TURNER/CHILDREN'S AUTHOR: BEING THE KIND OF MOTHER THAT WOULDN'T JUST GO AWAY AND SAY, WELL YOU HAVE A HABIT IT'S OK, I WAS LIKE,NO, IT'S NOT OK IT WON'T EVER BE OK BECAUSE IT'S POISON AND THERE'S NEVER A TIME IN HER LIFE WHERE I COULD SAY IT'S OK TO TAKE POISON.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Turner/Children's Author;]
[OUT Q= to take poison]
Turner is using a character she created -- Charles T. Bear -- to teach kids about the dangers of smoking.
Third graders familiar with Charles say he'll make a good anti-smoking advocate.
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[IN Q=if he told you]
((MISTY WHORLEY/THIRD GRADER: IF HE TOLD YOU IT WOULD REALLY HELP YOU FOR YOU TO STOP SO YOU WOULDN'T GET SICK AND HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL OR ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Misty Whorley/Third Grader;]
[OUT Q=hospital or anything]
Turner is working with the American Cancer Society to write a series of Charles T. Bear books that tell kids to stay away from cigarettes.
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but first the extra point. Kobe Bryant should be in college; right? well he's the one doing the teaching with his brand new video game; Nintendo 64 Kobe Bryant NBA Courtside".!!! You can probably guess who gets the ball.
Marshall All-American and former Salem football standout Travis Colquitt has signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions.
Colquitt; One of college's best punters in 1994, is to report to Lions minicamp later this week. Colquitt tried out for the Buffalo Bills following his senior year; But it was a good tryout in Reno, Nevada that the pro scoutts noticed.
The Carolina Panthers introduced their newest, biggest investment yesterday; 47 million dollar man Sean Gilbert.
The Skins designated franchise player who held out all of last season signed a 7 year $47 million dollar offer sheet with the Panthers Monday night.
Yesterday; the panthers held an afternoon news conference to welcome Gilbert; who si anxiuos to play.
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[OUT Q=...on the field"]
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Reggie White could not stay away from the game for long. His retirement has ended..
Green Bay Packer management says the 13-year veteran has changed his mind and WILL return for the 1998 N-F-L season.
The All-Pro defensive end says he'll explain his change of heart during a news conference today.
The news conference had originally been scheduled for White to formally announce his retirement.
In Roanoke Valley District soccer; Cave Spring improved to 6-0 and 1 last night; beating Pulaski on the strength of 2 goals each from Ryan Sink and Wally Kern.
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A decent crowd on hand; that's Mike massey and friend senjoying the game.
Cave assitant football coach Steev Zegarski would learn that soccer can also be tough!
watch Pulaski goalie Daniel O'dell take out a Knight player and he gets a yellow card for his effort.
[SUPER=34-Cave Spring/6/Pulaski/0;]He had to leave the game and Mike Moseman comes in.
ON a penalty kick; Greg Allen gives the Knights their second goal as Cave Spring wins it 6 to nothing.
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More sports to come; including news of tomrrow's rather big golf outing in Greensboro,
and the Round House ice is gone and so is the Express season; but there are still some questions that need to be raised.
The Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic hits the links today with the annual pro-am.
The toughest competitor could be the weather.
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]
Wet skies are in the forecast for both today and tomorrow at Forest Oaks.
The chance of precipitation is greater today though.
Today's action is scheduled to get started at 7 am.
The Express will have to wait until next year to make another Kelly Cup playoff run.
[round house wrap up full!!!]
Here's a recap of a brutal series with hampton Roads and some questions that need to be answered in a final edition of Round House Wrap up.
[SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :18]
[SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Assistant Captain; :51]
[SUPER=01-Duane Harmer/Express Captain; 1:35]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Strachan/Express Center; 1:43]
[OUT Q=...a great place to play""]
It took the Roanoke Civic Center crew just 2 hours to remove the ice Tuesday morning. It might take some a summer to forget a bitter second round series loss in which Hampton Roads coach John Brophy head butted Frank Anzalone after game three.
While Anzalone and his players found their cool and integrity; they lost the league's leading goaltender and their playoff second leading scorer at the most crucial time.
But this team, as it has done all year in winning a franchise record 47 games; battled back from adversity behind Dave Stewart's two goals.
While the Admirals stole a Kelly Cup playoff run from the Express; no one can take away Roanoke's first Northeast Division banner. At the Round House, Steve Mason News 7 sports.
Which came first the kitten or the egg?
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The twist on the often-asked question may seem a bit unusual, but then again so is the parenting on a Kansas City farm.
While collecting eggs this Missouri farmer made a furry discovery under one chicken... four tiny kittens.
Evidently the chicken is mothering the young, babysitting for them while their mother is off hunting during the day...sort of a daycare system for a working mom.
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