[7Home-Depot]

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The Home Depot controversy rages on in Roanoke County.
The County Board of Supervisors again took up the rezoning request last night-
and some south County residents took the chance to speak their mind. David Johnson reports.
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[SUPER=07-Suzanne Seth; :32]
[super=01-Bill Axselle/Cave Spring Citizen Group Atty.; 1:08]
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(( Some put the trio of Supervisors Johnson, Nickens and Harrison in the same category as our nation's leader.
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((W.T. HUBBARD/HOME DEPOT OPPONENT; I WANT YOU TO REALIZE THAT I HAVE A VERY HIGH REGARD FOR THREE OF YOU. I PUT YOU IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.)) [RUNS11]
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The topic was supposed to be whether to rezone 20 acres of land now occuppied primarily by Springwood Park. But the people were more concerned with the board's reversal of the initial decision to deny the request and what some citizens feel they've learned from the process.
[IN Q=CHAIRMAN JOHNSON]

((SUZANNE SETH/HOME DEPOT OPPONENT; CHAIRMAN JOHNSON, DR. NICKENS, SUPERVISOR HARRISON. YOU DO NOT GIVE A RED HOOT ABOUT THE CAVE SPRING OR THE WINDSOR HILL MAGESTERIAL DISTRICTS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=MAGESTERIAL DISTRICTS.]

Some business was accomplished as Home Depot representatives laid out their plans to be good neighbors. It was noted that V-Dot has not made a final ruling regarding traffic issues because the traffic study is not complete. The board has said if V-Dot doesn't approve the results of that study, then the project is dead. But counsel for a local group opposed to the home improvement store says that's not true.
[IN Q=V-DOT WILL NOT]

((BILL AXSELLE/CAVE SPRING CITIZENS GROUP ATTORNEY; V-DOT WILL NOT DENY HOME DEPOT FROM HAVING ANY ACCESS TO THE ADJOINING ROAD NETWORK IF IT MEETS THEIR NORMAL STANDARDS. THEY CAN TELL YOU WHERE THOSE ACCESS POINTS SHOULD BE LOCATED, BUT ONCE YOU DETERMINE THE USE IS APPROPRIATE, ACCESS CONSISTENT WITH GOOD TRAFFIC ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY V-DOT.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=APPROVED BY V-DOT.]

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[7E-Hospital-Fire]


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More than a week after fire broke out at Roanoke's Community Hospital, two floors- including the emergency room- are still closed.
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The floors could open by this weekend, but the contractor who's repairing the damage said a lot of work still needs to be done.
Emergencies other than women having babies are being sent to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Meanwhile, Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem is trying to accommodate patients who want to schedule outpatient surgeries.
The hospital's C-E-O says all patients need to do is make sure their insurance companies will foot the bill.
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((BILL DOWNEY/LEWIS GALE CEO: MOST OF THE INSURANCE COMPANIES NOW REQUIRE YOU TO GET AUTHORIZATION, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S ONE WHERE WE'RE NOT ON THE PANEL, BUT AGAIN, I THINK THIS IS SUCH A UNIQUE SITUATION, IT'S A BIT MORE FLEXIBLE.))
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Community Hospital has been closed since last Monday's boiler room fire.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast...
A breezy fall day ahead. Look for mostly sunny skies, and winds up to 15 miles per hour. Highs will range from the upper-60s to the low-70s.
Conditions remain windy overnight under clear skies. Expect lows to drop into the low- to mid-40s.
The extended forecast...
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A sixth Virginia Tech fraternity member faces charges in connection with a party involving an exotic dancer.
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Yesterday, bond was set at 75- hundred dollars for 19- year old Nicholas Desarno.
He faces charges of sexual battery and indecent exposure for allegedly exposing himself and trying to remove the Roanoke dancer's lingerie during a frat party last month.
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Five other members of Phi Kappa Sigma have been arrested on separate charges relating to the incident.
All five are charged with felony abduction.
The exotic dancer says the men refused to let her leave the party, because she wouldn't take off ALL her clothes.
Virginia Tech police say their investigation is ongoing and that more arrests could be made.
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Nearly two decades ago, several historic buildings were torn down to make room for the Lynchburg Expressway.
The Diamond Hill Historical Society agreed to look the other way, and in exchange, the city of Lynchburg created the Diamond Hill Historic District.
Steve Smallshaw tells us the city also promised to eventually make those empty parcels part of the district.
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[SUPER=01-Hal Devening/Historical Society's Attorney; :12]
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[SUPER=01-Bobby Slaughter/Opposes Historic Designation; :44]
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(( And now preservationists say it's long past time to fill in those gaps.
The empty plots of land sit right next to existing historic properties and lie within the natural street boundaries of the district.
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((HAL DEVENING/HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S ATTORNEY: AND WE FEEL IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO MAKE THE DISTRICT CONTIGUOUS, PROVIDE BUFFERS TO PROTECT THE PROPERTIES ALREADY IN IT.)) [RUNS:08]
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Supporters say rounding out the historic district will keep unwanted development like convenience stores or billboards from cropping up on its outskirts.
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((RAY STOKES/SUPPORTS HISTORIC DESIGNATION: WHY NOT ENSURE THAT THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AREA WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE HISTORIC NATURE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD?)) [RUNS:07]
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But some residents oppose expanding a district which they feel already imposes too many restrictions on homeowners.

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((BOBBY SLAUGHTER/OPPOSES HISTORIC DESIGNATION: IF THESE PROPERTIES WERE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO BE INCLUDED IN THE DISTRICT, THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED 20 YEARS AGO WHEN DIAMOND HILL BECAME A HISTORIC DISTRICT.)) [RUNS:08]
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((Slaughter was part of a group of property owners that tried to secede from the historic district last February. City council turned them down, but said the group could try again in one year. They do plan to come back.. so council decided to postpone any decision on expansion until then. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)) [RUNS:17]
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Franklin County health providers now have some of the funds needed to help them reduce the the cost of medicine.


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After a recent countywide survey, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital decided to make dental care, mental health and prescription drugs more affordable.
The hospital has given social service agencies 165-thousand-dollars to spend on new programs.
Yesterday was their first brainstorming session.
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((MATT PERRY/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: WE'RE GOING TO BE GOING TO A LOT OF DIFFERENT COMMUNITY GROUPS IN THE COMMUNITY WITH THE GOAL OF GETTING AS MANY PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH SOLVING SOME OF THE NEEDS WE'D IDENTIFIED.))
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Perry says proposals and funding should be nailed down within four months.
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Carilion also plans to survey health needs in Roanoke, Bedford, and the New River Valley.


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Turning your attention now to the mid- week forecast--
Mostly sunny skies today, with north-westerly winds around 15 miles an hour.
Look for highs near 70.
Clear and cool tonight, with lows in the lower 40s.
Scattered frost is possible overnight in the colder valleys.
As for the extended outlook-- dry weather lingers through the weekend.
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Some Roanoke County residents took one last opportunity to speak out about the Home Depot controversy at a meeting last night.
Afterwards, the board of supervisors approved the project.
David Johnson has more.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=07-W. T. Hubbard; :08]
[SUPER=07-Suzanne Seth; :32]
[super=01-Bill Axselle/Cave Spring Citizen Group Atty.; 1:08]
[SUPER=@David2; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=News-7 Roanoke County]

(( Some put the trio of Supervisors Johnson, Nickens and Harrison in the same category as our nation's leader.
[IN Q=I WANT YOU]

((W.T. HUBBARD/HOME DEPOT OPPONENT; I WANT YOU TO REALIZE THAT I HAVE A VERY HIGH REGARD FOR THREE OF YOU. I PUT YOU IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=THE UNITED STATES.]

The topic was supposed to be whether to rezone 20 acres of land now occuppied primarily by Springwood Park. But the people were more concerned with the board's reversal of the initial decision to deny the request and what some citizens feel they've learned from the process.
[IN Q=CHAIRMAN JOHNSON]

((SUZANNE SETH/HOME DEPOT OPPONENT; CHAIRMAN JOHNSON, DR. NICKENS, SUPERVISOR HARRISON. YOU DO NOT GIVE A RED HOOT ABOUT THE CAVE SPRING OR THE WINDSOR HILL MAGESTERIAL DISTRICTS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=MAGESTERIAL DISTRICTS.]

Some business was accomplished as Home Depot representatives laid out their plans to be good neighbors. It was noted that V-Dot has not made a final ruling regarding traffic issues because the traffic study is not complete. The board has said if V-Dot doesn't approve the results of that study, then the project is dead. But counsel for a local group opposed to the home improvement store says that's not true.
[IN Q=V-DOT WILL NOT]

((BILL AXSELLE/CAVE SPRING CITIZENS GROUP ATTORNEY; V-DOT WILL NOT DENY HOME DEPOT FROM HAVING ANY ACCESS TO THE ADJOINING ROAD NETWORK IF IT MEETS THEIR NORMAL STANDARDS. THEY CAN TELL YOU WHERE THOSE ACCESS POINTS SHOULD BE LOCATED, BUT ONCE YOU DETERMINE THE USE IS APPROPRIATE, ACCESS CONSISTENT WITH GOOD TRAFFIC ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY V-DOT.)) [RUNS18]
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[8Wright]


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Virginia's 10th execution of 19-98 is scheduled for tonight--
Dwayne Wright would be the first person in 74 years to be executed in Virginia for crimes committed as a minor.
Wright is convicted of killing an immigrant nine years ago in Fairfax County.
Wright's lawyers filed an appeal yesterday, saying he suffered brain damage as a child.
Several jurors said they would not have recommended a death sentence if they knew about the brain damage.

[8E-Nicotrol]


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Smokers trying to quit are getting some FREE assistance from the American Lung Association.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

On Your Mark, Get Set -- Quit is a campaign of the Association and the makers of Nicotrol. 80 free six week treatment programs of Nicotrol patches and self help booklets will be given away locally. Health officials say once the treatment program is complete, users should be smoke free.
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((TONI FERGUSON/AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC: WE GET CALLS EVERYDAY FROM PEOPLE WHO WANT TO QUIT AND HAVE TROUBLE QUITTING. ON THE AVERAGE IT TAKES A PERSON FIVE TIMES TO QUIT SO MAYBE IT'S SOMEBODY THAT WE'VE TRIED TO ASSIST BEFORE AND THEY MIGHT HAVE RELAPSED AND THEY'RE READY TO TRY AGAIN.))
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The campaign kicked off yesterday.
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To qualify for the kits you must be at least 18 years old, smoking at least 10 cigarettes a day, have no heart problems and not taking depression medication.

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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast...
Becoming mostly sunny and breezy today, with highs near 70.
Staying clear overnight, with lows dropping into the lower 40s.
Your four day outlook is partly to mostly sunny through the weekend, with highs around 70, lows in the 40s.
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