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A zoning controversy in Roanoke County came to the table last night.
And as Joe Dashiell reports, some residents fear the County could lose it's rural flavor.
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[IN Q=County residents]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Connie Sanders/Roanoke Co. Resident; :10]
[SUPER=01-Lila Richey/Roanoke Co. Resident; :25]
[SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Roanoke Co. Resident; :36]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; :57]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((County Residents came in search of more specifics, but the maps, aerials and explanations left many with unanswered questions.
[SOT Connie Sanders 19:29:10]
[IN Q=You just feel]

((CONNIE SANDERS: YOU JUST FEEL LIKE YOU'RE HERE AND YOU'RE NOT BEING TOLD AN AWFUL LOT. AND YOU'RE GOING TO GO AWAY NOT HAVING MUCH MORE THAN YOU DID WHEN YOU CAME IN.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=going to be zoning.]


The request to rezone 20 acres at the corner of 419 and Brambleton Avenue as a General Commercial District did elicit some support....
[SOT 19:40:58 LILA RICHEY]
[IN Q=I think if it's done in a tasteful way]

((LILA RICHEY: I THINK THAT IF IT'S DONE IN A TASTEFUL WAY, THAT IT WOULD BE A GREAT BENEFIT TO US.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=great benefit to us.]


But more opposition from residents who fear the effect on their neighborhood and existing businesses.
[SOT 19:38:03]
[IN Q=I live in Roanoke]

((DOUG BASHAM: I LIVE IN ROANOKE BECAUSE OF ITS RURAL FLAVOR. IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL THIS IS GOING TO BECOME NORTHERN VIRGINIA. AND I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=live in northern Virginia.]


County administrator Elmer Hodge says the county is genuinely interested in residents concerns and suggestions. He promises more information before the supervisors vote.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Before the board will approve this]

((ELMER HODGE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: BEFORE THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THIS, THE COMPANY WILL HAVE TO BE KNOWN. WE'LL HAVE TO KNOW WHETHER WE CAN DEAL WITH THE TRAFFIC ISSUES THAT ARE HERE. WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW WHAT IMPACT IT'S GOING TO HAVE ON THE PEOPLE AND HOW WE CAN PREVENT THAT.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=we can prevent that.]


The next stop is the County Planning Commission, and a public hearing on Tuesday August 4th.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))[7-2-E-Bedford-Supers]


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The proposed Interstate 73 could have passed through Bedford County- That's before residents there showed up last night determined to stop it.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night]


More than one hundred concerned citizens packed last night's Bedford supervisors meeting.
One possible route for the multi-billion dollar highway would carry it through a portion of Bedford County.
15-hundred residents there signed a petition against that proposal.
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[SOT 20:00:00//20:11:41]
[IN Q=I'm not naive]

((DENISE GABRIEL/OPPONENT: I'M NOT NAIVE IN THIS, I DO UNDERSTAND HOW THE THING WORKS. IN A NUTSHELL, VIRGINIA GRABBED A HUGE SHARE OF THE LARGEST TRANSPORTATION BILL EVER PASSED AND IF THEY DON'T SPEND IT THEY DON'T GET IT AGAIN. BUT TO HAPHAZARDLY GO TEARING THROUGH THE COUNTRY, LAYING DOWN ASPHALT ISN'T THE ANSWER. THAT'S MERELY SQUANDERING AND THAT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE.)) ((BOB CROUCH/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THIS TYPE OF ROAD, I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THE SMART HIGHWAY. I AM OPPOSED THAT WE'VE GOT ROADS OUT HERE IN MY DISTRICT THAT HAVE BASICALLY BEEN LIKE THEY'VE BEEN FOR A HUNDRED YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Denise Gabriel/Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :18]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q= a hundred years.]
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The supervisors voted unanimously for a resolution opposing any route that would carry I-73 through Bedford County.


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The case goes to the jury today in the trial of a Danville man accused of killing his estranged wife's friend.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


(La-Kwan) Laquan Stone is charged with first degree murder for the April shooting death of Alvin Averette.
The prosecution argues Stone premeditated the shooting when he came into his wife's apartment with a semi-automatic pistol.
Stone admits he shot and killed Averette, but his lawyers claim Stone acted in a fit of jealousy.
The defense says Stone is guilty of manslaughter and no more.
Closing arguments take place this morning.
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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
Morning fog will clear off and give way to partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid- to upper-80's.
Look for clear conditions overnight, with some light winds. Lows in the mid-60's.
The extended forecast warms up a bit...
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Anniversary:
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Botetourt County deputies have helped apprehend an Augusta County murder suspect.
Twenty-nine year old Guy Jackson Price was wanted in conection with a 19-92 shooting in Augusta County.
He's charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sammy Edward Willard.
Price was apparently living with his parents in Daleville when deputies tracked him down.

[45E-Forensic-Lab]


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For years, the Commonwealth led the nation in collecting D-N-A from criminals -- but a backlog made it virtually useless until now.
Now, thanks to a new forsensic lab, Virginia has the second largest D-N-A databank in the world.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


State lawmakers toured the new facility yesterday lab in Richmond.
The state has started using the most advanced D-N-A science available this month-- accurate to a one in 400 quadrillion chance.
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[SOT 01:42:44 tape two]
[IN Q=In the U.S.]

((PAUL FERRARA/FORENSIC SCIENCES DIV. DIRECTOR: IN THE U.S., WE'RE THE FIRST STATE LABORATORY IN THE COUNTRY TO START USING THAT PARTICULAR DNA TECHNOLOGY, AND WE'VE ALREADY MADE TWO INTERSTATE HITS.))
[SOT 01:09:01]

((LITERALLY THE TECHNOLOGY IS NOW SUCH THAT YOU AND I COULD SHAKE HANDS, AND HOLD HANDS FOR ABOUT TEN SECONDS, AND AFTERWARDS SWAB OUR HANDS AND I COULD DETECT YOUR DNA ON MY HAND AND VICE VERSA.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Ferrara/Forensic Science Div. Director;]
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[OUT Q=vice versa.]
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The lab also has state of the art firearms testing facilities and experts.
It houses a world class document restoration laboratory.
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[45E-Car-Tax]


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Most cities and counties in the commonwealth thought NO car tax meant they would pay nothing.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, House Appropriations Committee members heard differently.
The state Compensation Board has sent a letter to localities,
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

promising to repay them only half of the ADMINISTRATIVE costs of calculating and issuing the tax refund checks.
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[IN Q=As I recall]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: AS I RECALL, THE FIVE MILLION DOLLARS SET ASIDE TO IMPLEMENT THE REPEAL OF THE CAR TAX WAS TO PREVENT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM HAVING TO PICK UP THE TAB FOR IMPLEMENTING IT. BUT WITH THE COMP BOARD ISSUING THAT MEMO SAYING YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR HALF OF IT, IT DOESN'T SEEM TO SQUARE WITH WHAT WE'D BEEN TOLD EARLIER.))
[SOT tape one 29:49]

((ELEVEN YEARS, I'VE LEARNED NOT TO GET ANGRY AND I RARELY GET SURPRISED.))
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[SUPER=01-Del. Glenn Croshaw/(D) Virginia Beach; :23]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=get surprised.]
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Governor Jim Gilmore's spokeswoman says the true costs of refunding the tax are NOT even known yet-- because each locality's doing it its own way.
She says the Governor is committed to finding more money if needed.
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A Franklin County woman is expected to help with her plumbing problems thanks to 52-thousand dollars in state grant money.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Shirley Thompson's shower doesn't work and water leaks through the floors to the basement.
The house is also full of methane gas.
Thompson's hot water heater is broken and she has no money to fix it.
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[SOT 11:29:13]
[IN Q=I'm living]

((SHIRLEY THOMPSON/PROGRAM APPLICANT: I'M LIVING ON A FIXED INCOME NOW AND STILL PAYING ON MY LAND, MY HOUSE, AND IT JUST TAKES IT ALL. GOTTA EAT.))
[SUPER=01-Shirley Thompson/Program Applicant;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=gotta eat]
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[VO-NAT]


Thompson and ten other families are asking for help.
Applicants must fall below the low to medium income bracket, and own a house with a plumbing problem.
The county says it will begin repairs this fall.
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Time now to check the Tuesday forecast--
Dense morning fog will yield to partly sunny skies today.
Expect highs to warm up into the upper 80s.
Clear overnight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The four day forecast stays warmer this week, with the next chance of scattered showers on Thursday.
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Roanoke county is still getting opposition to plans for development--
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Residents were able to view maps and aerials of the plans last night and talk to county officials.
The zoning request includes 20 acres at the corner of 4-19 and Brambleton Avenue as a General Commercial District.


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[19:40:51]
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((LILA RICHE/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT:I STAYED IN SOUTHWEST COUNTY BECAUSE I LIKE THE COUNTY, BUT I'M CERTAINLY NOT OPPOSED TO PROGRESS. I THINK IF IT'S DONE IN A TASTEFUL WAY, THAT IT WOULD BE A GREAT BENEFIT TO US. ))
[SUPER=01-Lila Richey/Roanoke Co. Resident; ]
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[OUT Q=a great benefit to us.]
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But there was opposition from residents who fear the effect on their neighborhood and existing businesses.
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[19:38:03]
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((DOUG BASHAM/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: I LIVE IN ROANOKE BECAUSE OF ITS RURAL FLAVOR. IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL THIS IS GOING TO BECOME NORTHERN VIRGINIA, AND I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. AND IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL WE'RE GOING TO PAVE OVER EVERY SQUARE INCHE OF ROANOKE COUTN AND MAKE IT ONE HUGE PARKING LOT. ))
[SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Roanoke Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=huge parking lot.]
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[VO-NAT]


The county planning commission will take up the issue and a public hearing will be held on Tuesday August 4th.
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Proposed changes are ALSO being met with criticism in BEDFORD county, where many residents say they' DON'T want Interstate 73 running through their property.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night]


More than one hundred concerned citizens packed last night's Bedford supervisors meeting.
One possible route for the multi-billion dollar highway would carry it through a portion of Bedford County.
15-hundred residents there signed a petition against that proposal.
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[SOT 20:00:00//20:11:41]
[IN Q=I'm not naive]

((DENISE GABRIEL/OPPONENT: I'M NOT NAIVE IN THIS, I DO UNDERSTAND HOW THE THING WORKS. IN A NUTSHELL, VIRGINIA GRABBED A HUGE SHARE OF THE LARGEST TRANSPORTATION BILL EVER PASSED AND IF THEY DON'T SPEND IT THEY DON'T GET IT AGAIN. BUT TO HAPHAZARDLY GO TEARING THROUGH THE COUNTRY, LAYING DOWN ASPHALT ISN'T THE ANSWER. THAT'S MERELY SQUANDERING AND THAT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE.)) ((BOB CROUCH/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THIS TYPE OF ROAD, I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THE SMART HIGHWAY. I AM OPPOSED THAT WE'VE GOT ROADS OUT HERE IN MY DISTRICT THAT HAVE BASICALLY BEEN LIKE THEY'VE BEEN FOR A HUNDRED YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Denise Gabriel/Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :18]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q= a hundred years.]
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The supervisors voted unanimously for a resolution opposing any route that would carry I-73 through Bedford County.


Action on the county's new zoning ordinance was postponed.
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Fire engulfed a van, resulting in a traffic back- up on Interstate 81 yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


The blaze occurred around five yesterday evening along the southbound lanes.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
No one was injured, but traffic was backed up for several miles until rescue workers arrived and put out the flames.

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Don't be alarmed if you see a plane on fire at the Roanoke Regional Airport over the next few days.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The state has a new Mobile Aircraft Fire Trainer, and it's in Roanoke this week.
The plane uses propane gas to simulate an aircraft fire.
In the past, firefighters had to travel out of state for this kind of training.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Being mobile allows]

((JIM NILO/PROGRAM MANAGER; BEING MOBILE ALLOWS US TO COME AND TRAIN RIGHT HERE AT THE AIRPORT. THE ROANOKE FIRE-EMS FOLKS CAN COME RIGHT HERE WITH THEIR EQUIPMENT ON THEIR AIRPORT AND TRAIN HERE INSTEAD OF SENDING THEIR FOLKS TO DALLAS TEXAS OR FAYETTVILLE NORTH CAROLINA. AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THEY BE FAMILIAR WITH THEIR AIRPORT AND THEIR EQUIPMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Nilo/Program Manager;]
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[OUT Q=their equipment]
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The trainer cost more than one million dollars but the Federal Aviation Administration picked up 90 percent of the tab.
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Turning our focus now to weather--
Quite a bit of fog out there this morning, otherwise expect partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s.
Clear skies overnight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The extended forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies tomorrow and the possibility of scattered storms by Thursday...
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