[7Tuition-Cut]

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A big announcement is expected from Governor Gilmore today during a visit to George Mason University.
Gilmore is calling for a 20-percent tuition cut at state colleges and universities.
The cut would affect tuition and fees, and would only cover the 163-thousand undergraduates who are Virginia residents.
The average tuition at Virginia colleges is 30-percent higher than the national average.



[7E-Elizabeth-Campus]


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Salem's Elizabeth Campus will be in the spotlight again tonight, as City Council reconsiders rezoning the land.
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Plans are already underway to put an assisted living center on a five-acre section of the property.
City manager Randy Smith says most of the 52-acre site will likely be used for businesses or small manufacturers.
Smith says Yokohama Tire Plant is one of two local businesses interested in the property.
But, opponents insist that rezoning the area for businesses would hurt local neighborhoods.
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((CYNTHIA MUNLEY/OPPOSES REZONING; WE THINK THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY IS ONE OF THE LAST TWO CENTRALLY LOCATED GREENSPACES. IT WOULD MAKE A WONDERFUL PARK FOR THE WHOLE CITY AND THIS IS THE TYPE OF GREENSPACE THAT MOST LOCALITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY WOULD DIE FOR. IT'S BEAUTIFUL ROLLING HILLS. IT'S RIGHT ACROSS FROM OUR CIVIC FACILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Munley/Rezoning Opponent;]
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A group opposing the rezoning had a professional sample poll conducted.
According to Munley, the poll indicates more than half of the residents feel the site should remain as it is.
And, she says a majority of those sampled feel the issue should go to referendum.
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[7E-Heart-Transplant]


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An 18-month old girl is still in critical condition after undergoing heart transplant surgery yesterday.
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Kayla Griffin was staying at Community Hospital in Roanoke waiting for a new heart.
Saturday night her doctors got a call that officials at the U-V-A Medical Center had found one.
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((UVA CALLED OUR DOCTORS AND TOLD THEM THERE WAS A HEART AVAILABLE AND THE DOCTOR CALLED THE UNIT THE ICU AND TOLD THEM TO PREPARE KAYLA FOR TRANSPORT))
[SUPER=01-Cathy Schanz/Registered Nurse]
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It was good news for everbody involved.
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((THE FAMILIES ARE ALL EXCITED VERY HAPPY AND SO ARE WE ALL))
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Griffin developed a heart problem shortly after birth.
Doctors said she would live only a few more months without the new heart.

[7E-War-Hero]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=98-72; 1:03:18]
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A World War I hero from Roanoke got top honors from the French government yesterday.
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At 102 years old, Hayden Via (VY) is one of less than 16-hundred World War I veterans still living.
Yesterday, French officials gave him that country's highest award--the Chevalier (chava-lie-ay) of the National Order of the Legion of Honor.
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((I AM A VERY PROUD MAN))
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The award was created by Napoleon Bonaparte.
Via (VY) received the award at a ceremony at the Salem Civic Center.
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((We are so proud and just very happy for him.))
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Via (VY) was also given a key to the city by Roanoke councilman Jim Trout.
The war hero now joins the ranks of Dwight Eisenhower, Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell -- all past winners of the French medal.
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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
Mostly sunny today, with some light winds. Look for highs only in the upper-40s.
A very chilly night, as temperatures drop into the mid-20s under clear skies.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 12/15/98
Tuesday:

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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45Tuition-Cut]



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Governor Gilmore will make a lot of Virginia college stundents happy today.
He's expected to announce a tuition cut plan while visiting George Mason University.
Gilmore is calling for a 20-percent tuition cut at state colleges and universities.
The cut would affect tuition and fees, not room and board, and would only cover the 163-thousand undergraduates who are Virginia residents.
The average tuition at Virginia colleges is 30-percent higher than the national average.
Gilmore's tuition rollback could take the state to just 13-percent above the national average.


[45E-Elizabeth-Campus]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
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Salem City Council meets today to consider rezoning plans for Salem's Elizabeth Campus.
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[VO-NAT]
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The plans are already underway to put an assisted living center on a five-acre section of the property.
City manager Randy Smith says most of the 52-acre site will likely be used for businesses or small manufacturers.
Smith says Yokohama Tire Plant is one of two local businesses interested in the property.
But, opponents insist that rezoning the area for businesses would hurt local neighborhoods.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=23:25:25]
[IN Q=WE THINK THIS]

((CYNTHIA MUNLEY/OPPOSES REZONING; WE THINK THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY IS ONE OF THE LAST TWO CENTRALLY LOCATED GREENSPACES. IT WOULD MAKE A WONDERFUL PARK FOR THE WHOLE CITY AND THIS IS THE TYPE OF GREENSPACE THAT MOST LOCALITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY WOULD DIE FOR. IT'S BEAUTIFUL ROLLING HILLS. IT'S RIGHT ACROSS FROM OUR CIVIC FACILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Munley/Rezoning Opponent;]
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[OUT Q=CIVIC FACILITY.]
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[VO-NAT]


A group opposing the rezoning had a professional sample poll conducted.
According to Munley, the poll indicates more than half of the residents feel the site should remain as it is.
And, she says a majority of those sampled feel the issue should go to referendum.
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[45E-War-Hero]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=98-72; 1:03:18]
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A local hero from the first World War received top honors yesterday from the French government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At 102 years old, Hayden Via (VY) is one of less than 16-hundred World War I veterans still living.
Yesterday, French officials gave him that country's highest award--the Chevalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honor.
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((I AM A VERY PROUD MAN))
[SUPER=07-Haden Via; QUICK!!!!]
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The award was created by Napoleon Bonaparte.
Via (VY) received the award at a ceremony at the Salem Civic Center.
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[IN Q=We are so]

((We are so proud and just very happy for him.))
[SUPER=01-Ruby Via Harlow/Daughter]
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[OUT Q= happy for him]
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[VO-NAT]


Via (VY) was also given a key to the city by Roanoke councilman Jim Trout.
The war hero now joins the ranks of Dwight Eisenhower, Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell -- all past winners of the French medal.
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[45Dillon]


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Meantime, a veteran from World War Two, who served on one of the War's most famous planes will be laid to rest in Roanoke.
Levi Dillon was a gunner on four of the Memphis Belle's first five missions.
He died Friday at the Veteran's Medical Center in Richmond.
A graveside service will be held at one o'clock at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
The Memphis Belle completed 25 bombing missions over Germany and became the subject of two movies.


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Turning now to the Monday forecast--
Turning mostly sunny today, with highs in the upper 40s.
Mostly clear skies tonight, with diminishing winds, with lows in the mid 20s.
The four day forecast is dry and seasonably cool---[SUPER=X5000; set dissolve]
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8E-Elizabeth-Campus]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-81; 04:23]
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Tonight Salem City Council will once again take up the issue of rezoning the Elizabeth Campus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Plans are already underway to put an assisted living center on a five-acre section of the property.
City manager Randy Smith says most of the 52-acre site will likely be used for businesses or small manufacturers.
Smith says Yokohama Tire Plant is one of two local businesses interested in the property.
But, opponents insist that rezoning the area for businesses would hurt local neighborhoods.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=23:25:25]
[IN Q=WE THINK THIS]

((CYNTHIA MUNLEY/OPPOSES REZONING; WE THINK THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY IS ONE OF THE LAST TWO CENTRALLY LOCATED GREENSPACES. IT WOULD MAKE A WONDERFUL PARK FOR THE WHOLE CITY AND THIS IS THE TYPE OF GREENSPACE THAT MOST LOCALITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY WOULD DIE FOR. IT'S BEAUTIFUL ROLLING HILLS. IT'S RIGHT ACROSS FROM OUR CIVIC FACILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Munley/Rezoning Opponent;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=CIVIC FACILITY.]
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[VO-NAT]


A group opposing the rezoning had a professional sample poll conducted.
According to Munley, the poll indicates more than half of the residents feel the site should remain as it is.
And, she says a majority of those sampled feel the issue should go to referendum.
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[8Tuition-Cut]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Good news for Virginia's college students--
Governor Gilmore is expected to announce a 20- percent tuition cut today during a visit to George Mason University.
The cut would affect tuition and fees, and would only cover the 163-thousand undergraduates who are Virginia residents.
The average tuition at Virginia colleges is 30-percent higher than the national average.



[8E-Heart-Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-77; 24:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Kayla Griffin has a new heart, but is still in critical condition after yesterday's transplant surgery.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Roanoke;]


18-month- old Kayla was staying at Community Hospital in Roanoke waiting for a new heart.
Saturday night her doctors got a call that officials at the U-V-A Medical Center had found one.
(//////SOT/////)
[sot 41:28](/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=UVA Called]

((UVA CALLED OUR DOCTORS AND TOLD THEM THERE WAS A HEART AVAILABLE AND THE DOCTOR CALLED THE UNIT THE ICU AND TOLD THEM TO PREPARE KAYLA FOR TRANSPORT))
[SUPER=01-Cathy Schanz/Registered Nurse]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=for transport]
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[VO-NAT]


It was good news for everbody involved.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The families]

((THE FAMILIES ARE ALL EXCITED VERY HAPPY AND SO ARE WE ALL))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=so are we all.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Griffin developed a heart problem shortly after birth.
Doctors said she would live only a few more months without the new heart.

[8E-War-Hero]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=98-72; 1:03:18]
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It's been decades since he battled in World War One, but yesterday a Roanoker received top honors for his courage.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At 102 years old, Hayden Via (VY) is one of less than 16-hundred World War I veterans still living.
Yesterday, French officials gave him that country's highest award--the Chevalier (chava-lie-ay) of the National Order of the Legion of Honor.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm a very ]

((I AM A VERY PROUD MAN))
[SUPER=07-Haden Via; QUICK!!!!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=proud man.]


The award was created by Napoleon Bonaparte.
Via (VY) received the award at a ceremony at the Salem Civic Center.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are so]

((We are so proud and just very happy for him.))
[SUPER=01-Ruby Via Harlow/Daughter]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q= happy for him]
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[VO-NAT]


Via (VY) was also given a key to the city by Roanoke councilman Jim Trout.
The war hero now joins the ranks of Dwight Eisenhower, Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell -- all past winners of the French medal.
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[8WEATHER]


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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast--
Becoming mostly sunny and rather breezy at times today.
Look for highs in the upper 40s.
Clear skies tonight, with lows falling into the 20s.
The four day outlook is partly to mostly sunny, with seasonable highs.
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