[7E-Hog-Farms]

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[TAPE#98-81 39:37]
[GRAPHIC=Hog Farming]


Some changes are on the way for hog farms in Halifax County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Last Night;]


After seven months of review, the county's Planning Commision is recommending certain changes to the "confined animal feeding operation" ordinance.
Those changes include across-the-board increases to the current setbacks-- or the distance hog farms can be from neighboring property.
Even with stricter setbacks, some hog farms opponents say it's not enough.
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[SOT 16:21-:30 (:09)]
[IN Q=Ask yourself if you]

((JANE WILLIS/HOG FARM OPPONENT: ASK YOURSELF IF YOU WOULD WANT ONE OF THESE NEXT TO YOU. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN MAKE A FAIR DECISION.))
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[SOT 30:58-:09 (:11)]

((BILLY WOODING/HOG FARMER: SOME OF THESE SETBACKS MAY OR MAYNOT BE REASONABLE AND WE WANT TO GO AHEAD AND GET THIS THING OVER WITH JUST AS BAD AS ANYONE DOES BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IT'S GOING TO BE RIGHT FOR EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Jane Willis/Hog Farm Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Wooding/Hog Farmer; :10]
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[OUT Q=right for everybody.]
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[take PINNACLE 1009]
The Planning Commission now recommends that livestock feeding operations be at least 15-hundred feet away from other existing dwellings, [PINNACLE 1008]
--at least 500 feet away from neighboring property lines, [PINNACLE 1007]
--at least 500 feet from streams, rivers and ponds, [PINNACLE 1006]
--and at least 25-hundred feet away from public facilities like schools and recreation areas.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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There will be at least two more public hearings on the hog farm issue before the Halifax County Board of Supervisors votes on the ordinance.

[7E-Deregulation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-77 59:48]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


Hundreds of Virginia consumers took their concerns about electricity deregulation to Richmond yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


They warned state lawmakers about the importance of properly conducting the deregulation of electric co-operatives.

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[SOT 11:35:23]
[IN Q=My concerns]

((GERALD GROSECLOSE/CRAIG-BOTETOURT ELECTRIC CO-OP: MY CONCERNS ARE WHETHER WE'LL HAVE PROPER GENERATION...COULD CAUSE RATES TO INCREASE.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Groseclose/Craig-Botetourt Electric Co-op; ]
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[OUT Q=to increase.]
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[VO-NAT]


A bill to restructure the power industry by 2004 is likely to become law in Virginia this year.
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[7E-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-82 33:41]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


The city of Lynchburg is eagerly anticipating millions of dollars in revenue from two major development projects.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Developers want to transform this 400-acre tract of land near Forest into a self- supporting community with retirement housing, a nursing home and light business.
After a two-year delay, the city has agreed to foot the cost of extending Enterprise Drive into the property, in exchange for new land for industrial sites.
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[SOT 16:03:53]
[IN Q=It's really a]

((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: IT'S REALLY A UNIQUE PROJECT, I THINK, FROM A COUPLE OF PERSPECTIVES. ONE THE PUBLIC- PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, PLUS THE NEW TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL OCCUR ON THIS PROPERTY THAT I THINK ARE GOING TO BE UNIQUE IN LYNCHBURG.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Church/Lynchburg City Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=unique in Lynchburg.]
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[VO-NAT]


City council last night also rezoned 58 acres of land along Route 29 to accomodate a new 30-million dollar shopping center that's expected to create hundreds of new jobs.
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[7S-Frito-Lay]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-78 TC49:01]
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In other news from the Hill City, Frito Lay will expand it's Lynchburg plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


The snack-food giant says it will add 35 to 40 new jobs at its Lynchburg facility during the next year.
The move comes as the company closes four of its older, unexpandable plants in the United States and shifts production to its newer facilities.
The Lynchburg plant, which opened two years ago, already employs about 175 people.
They currently make "WOW" potato chips.. and will expand to include Lay's, Ruffles, Tostitos and Doritos snack chips.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
A very unseasonable day ahead. Southwesterly winds will push the highs into the upper-60s, under mostly sunny skies.


Continued clear tonight, as lows drop into the upper-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[45E-Bus-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-10 04:32]
[GRAPHIC=How Safe?]


State police believe the school bus accident on route 2-20 this week was the result of "driver in-attention."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Monday]


But that won't be official, until police can consult with the tow- truck driver and the Commonwealth's Attorney.
Monday afternoon, a tow truck plowed into a car- -sending it careening into a Franklin County school bus.
The two people in the car were killed-- 61-year old Geraldine Gillispie and her 8-year old granddaughter, Emily Sturgil.
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[45E-School-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-2 20:12]
[GRAPHIC=How Safe]


Compared to the other vehicles involved, the school bus was barely dented.
Franklin County officials say that should answer critics who question the high price tag on the buses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


A day after the wreck, people at the school garage were still looking at the damaged bus in amazement.
It was hit from behind twice, hard enough to push the 18-thousand pound vehicle into the median.
But the steel cage protecting the children inside didn't buckle.
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[SOT 02:09:54]
[IN Q=the bus itself]

((STEVE OAKES/FRANKLIN CO. SCHOOLS; THE BUS IN ITSELF, THE WAY ITS MADE AND CONSTRUCTED AND THE AMOUNT OF STEEL THAT'S USED. IT REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN TEH AMOUNT OF INJURIES THAT WE DID HAVE. I MEAN IF IT WERE NOT CONSTRUCTED THAT WELL, WE COULD EASILY HAVE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE HURT ON THE BUS))
[SUPER=01-Steve Oakes/Franklin Co. Schools;]
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[OUT Q=on the bus]
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[Take Pinnacle Page]
School buses are generally a safe place to be according to a three year V-DOT study.
Between 1994 and 1997, only one person died in a bus accident, a bus DRIVER [next page]
306 people were injured during that time, about 100 a year... half were drivers. [next page]
It was actually more dangerous OUTSIDE the bus for students, during the three year period, five were killed while getting on or off the bus.
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[45E-Driver]


[ANCHOR=Mleanie]
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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-71 1:56:20]
[GRAPHIC=How Safe?]


Many credit the bus driver with saving the life of a five- year- old passenger.
But as Scott Goldberg reports, the last thing Joann Brown wants to be called is a HERO.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Douglas Brown filled]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :00]
[SUPER=01-Douglas Brown/Driver's Husband; :09--QUICK]
[SUPER=01-James Thompson/Parent; :28-- QUICK]
[SUPER=@Scott1; :48]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=N7 at Franklin Co.]


((Douglas Brown filled in for his wife JoAnn while she rested.
After Monday's wreck, she was too shaken to drive her bus route.
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[SOT 20:35:09]
[IN Q=she didn't]

((DOUGLAS BROWN: SHE DIDN'T SLEEP LAST NIGHT. I GUESS JUST NERVES IS WHAT YOU SAY.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=you'd say]

[from 98-83 29:45]
When JoAnn's bus was struck from behind and jolted forward, she instinctively grabbed a five-year-old passenger who otherwise would have fallen out the door.
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[SOT 20:37:12]
[IN Q=she didn't]

((DOUGLAS BROWN: THAT'S JUST THE GRACE OF THE LORD IT HAPPENED LIKE THAT. SHE HAD SOMEBODY HELPING HER.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=HELPING HER.]
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[SOT 20:48:07]
[IN Q=IF IT]

((JAMES THOMPSON: IF IT WASN'T FOR THE BUS DRIVER THE KID MAY NOT EVEN BE HERE TODAY.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=you'd say]

[apple & thank-you note on kitchen table]
Parents showered the praise on Brown, thanking her for her heroics.
Brown, who didn't feel like talking on camera after the wreck, said she appreciated the kind words...
But said she's no hero.
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[SOT 20:37:12]
[IN Q=she dOn't]

((DOUGLAS BROWN: SHE DON'T WANT IT LIKE THAT. SHE JUST DONE WHAT SHE NEEDED TO DO.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=NEEDED TO DO]
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[SOT 1:32]

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[IN Q=ONE THING]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: ONE THING THAT REALLY RATTLED BROWN WAS THAT SHE KNEW THE GILLESPIES -- THE TWO PEOPLE KILLED IN THE WRECK. BUT SHE HAS TWO SONS AND ONE GRANDSON OF HER OWN AND LOVES KIDS. SO SHE WANTS TO GET BACK TO WORK AS SOON AS SHE CAN. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7, FRANKLIN COUNTY.)) [RUNS15]
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Shifting our focus now to weather--
Mostly sunny skies today and unseasonably warm with highs in the upper 60s.
Mostly clear overnight, with lows in the upper 40s.
In the four day outlook...expect more warm and pleasant weather.
Temperatures will return to normal, though by the weekend, with showers likely on Friday.
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[8E-Bus-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-10 04:32]
[GRAPHIC=How Safe?]


The investigation continues into Monday's fatal school bus collision.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Monday]


No charges will be filed until police can consult with the Commonwealth's Attorney.
But the accident APPEARS to have been the result of "driver in-attention."
The wreck occurred around 3-30 Monday when the wrecker plowed into a car-- sending it careening into a school bus.

Two people were killed: 61-year old Geraldine Gillispie and her 8-year old granddaughter, Emily Sturgil.
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[8One-Priests]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-9 00:50]
[GRAPHIC=God's Calling]

[***ANCHOR TAG****]
The pope concludes his U-S visit today with a mass in St. Louis.
More than 100- thousand are expected to attend.
But even with the great popularity of the pope, the Catholic church continues faces a shortage of priests.
Tina Tenret brings us our special report -- God's Calling.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Blank Alexander]
[SUPER=07-Ted Cecere; :21]
[SUPER=07-Chris Conquest; :29--3rd teenager]
[SUPER=01-Fr. Michael Renninger/Vocations Director; :50]
[SUPER=01-Fr. Gregory Kandt/Salem Priest; 1:20]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:45]
[RUNS=2:14]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]
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(([SOT tape 12:12:31]
[IN Q=Blank Alexander]

((FATHER ROLO CASTILLO/ROANOKE PRIEST: BLANK ALEXANDER, I BAPTIZE YOU IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER]


From birth, priests are with us.
And in between the weddings and the funerals, they teach us life lessons.
So why do so FEW young men want to spend their lives as priests?
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[SOT 10:50:53]
[IN Q=I would like to have]

((TED CECERE:I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A FAMILY WHEN I GROW UP AND IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH, PRIESTS DO NOT GET MARRIED AND THEY DON'T HAVE FAMILIES. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT TO BECOME A PRIEST? CHAD YEATTS: I WOULD LIKE TO BE MARRIED SOMEDAY. CHRIS CONQUEST: I THINK AS A PRIEST TODAY IT'S VERY RESTRICTIVE. YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO HAVE A FAMILY.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=A FAMILY]


Catholic priests say their family is here, and they are happy, NOT lonely.
But they say MOTHERS have stopped encouraging their sons to become priests, because nowadays women have fewer children.
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[SOT 10:23:39]
[IN Q=I come from]

((FATHER MICHAEL RENNINGER/VOCATIONS DIRECTOR: I COME FROM A FAMILY OF TWO BOYS AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT MY PARENTS' REACTIONS WERE SOMEWHAT HESITANT AT FIRST. I REMEMBER HEARING MY MOTHER SAYING THIS MEANS I'LL HAVE FEWER GRANDCHILDREN.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=FEWER GRANDCHILDREN]
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[SOT TAPE 6 10:03:05]
[IN Q=All glory]
((NAT SOT PRIEST SINGS: ALL GLORY AND HONOR ARE YOURS ALMIGHTY FATHER....))

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[OUT Q=ALMIGHTY FATHER]


Father Gregory Kandt of Salem says it's an image problem.
Boys and their parents often hear of Catholic priests molesting children.
He says the media make it sound as if all priests and only priests -- sexually abuse children.
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[SOT 13:38:26]
[IN Q=40 YEARS AGO]

((FR. GREGORY: 40 YEARS AGO ALL IMAGES OF PRIESTS AND NUNS IN NOVELS AND TELEVISION WERE POSITIVE. TODAY THEY ARE ALMOST NEVER POSITIVE. PRIESTS AND NUNS ARE DEPICTED AS EITHER STUPID OR EVIL.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=STUPID OR EVIL]
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[SOT 10:03:52]
[IN Q=OUR FATHER]
((NAT SOT: OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN....))

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[OUT Q=WHO ART IN HEAVEN]


The priest's status has also plummetted as people now feel called to the almighty dollar.
Even though priests' housing is free, they still earn less than 12-thousand-dollars a year.
So why take the plunge?
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[SOT 10:35:08]
[SOT 10:35:22]
[IN Q=I BECAME A PRIEST]

((FR. MICHAEL RENNINGER/VOCATIONS DIRECTOR: I BECAME A PRIEST BECAUSE I FELL IN LOVE WITH JESUS. BUTT BUTT BUTT WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE, ANYONE, AND THEY ASK YOU DO SOMETHING, IT'S A JOY TO DO IT FOR THEM. IT'S NOT A BURDEN, IT'S NOT A TASK, IT'S A JOY TO DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=SOMEONE YOU LOVE]
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[DISSOLVE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Tonight on News 7 at 11, we'll visit with Delegate Vic Thomas's family, and hear the story of how a Catholic priest pulled them through tragedy.

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Time again to check the mid- week forecast...
Mostly sunny skies again today, with strong southwest winds.
High temperatures will soar into the upper 60s.
Staying mostly clear overnight, with lows in the upper 40s.
Tomorrow looks warm again, with increasing clouds.
Showers are likely for Friday, with cooler weather in store for the weekend.
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