[7E-Greenbrier]

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It could soon be the Greenbrier resort AND casino.
As soon as the governor signs a bill, voters will be able to decide if gambling should come to the hotel.
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[SUPER=03-Wh. Sulphur Springs, WV;]


The five star resort in West Virginia wants to open a Monte Carlo style casino for overnight guests... in the space that once served as a cold war bunker for members of Congress.
There is strong support in White Sulphur Springs, where many residents work for the resort, or benefit indirectly from its presence.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I feel like we already have it]

((I FEEL LIKE WE ALREADY HAVE IT IN WEST VIRGINIA, IN CHARLESTOWN WITH THE HORSE RACING AND IN CHARLESTON WITH THE DOG RACING TRACK, AND WITH THE GREENBRIER THE GENERAL PUBLIC ISN'T GOING TO BE ALLOWED TO GO AS FAR AS I KNOW SO, IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME A BIT.))
[SUPER=01-Melissa Dolin/Greenbrier Co. Resident; ]
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[OUT Q=doesn't bother me a bit]
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But others, including United Methodist Minister Julian (SULL-jit) Sulgit, are worried that gambling at the Greenbrier might bring more troubling proposals in the future.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=While I can't say]

((WHILE I CAN'T SAY THAT ANYONE KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE THAT WILL PROJECT NEXT, THERE IS A LOT OF FEAR THAT ONCE IT BEGINS AS IT DID PROBABLY WITH THE LOTTERY, IT WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Julian Sulgit/United Methodist Minister; ]
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[OUT Q=continue to expand.]
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There's no word yet on when the local referendum might be held.
The Governor must first sign the legislation, and county officials must set a date.

[7Jail-Death]


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A razor blade is what killed a Roanoke jail inmate yesterday.
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51-year-old Steve Brick was being held on federal bond violations.
Deputies made a routine bed check Monday night, and thought Brick was asleep.
When they tried to wake him in the morning, they saw he'd cut himself on his wrists and neck.
He was pronounced dead at the jail.
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[7E-Police-suit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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An Roanoke officer who was investigated for pepper- spraying an inmate, is now one of two city police officers being sued by an a Roanoke lawyer.
Attorney Jonathan Rogers is unhappy with the way the two investigated a noise complaint at his home--
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


saying he was having a small, private party for his oldest child- -who was about to go off to college in the fall of '97.
He recalls the event as "a magical moment..." that is, until Officers M-L Pendleton and M-G Vinyard arrived.
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[SOT 16:47:25]
[IN Q=And they proceeded]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Rogers/Roanoke Attorney]
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[OUT Q=down to the jail.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Pendleton is the officer who pepper- sprayed a man last year for failure to spit out a rock of crack cocaine.


[7D-Day-Memorial]


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The 55-th anniversary of D-Day will not be celebrated as planned in Bedford.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November]


Construction of the national D-Day Memorial has fallen behind schedule due to a lack of funds.
Plans to dedicate the monument on June 6th, the 55th anniversary of D-Day, have been scrapped.
Instead, the dedication may take place later this year.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
Springtime weather arrives in style today. Look for sunny skies and temperatures reaching the low-70s.
Some clouds tonight, as lows drop off into the mid-40s.
The extended forecast calls for more warm temperatures, and partly to mostly sunny skies through the weekend.
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 3/18/99
Thursday:

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Anniversary:
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We do have one school announcement this morning. Gap Mills Middle School in Monroe County, West Virginia is closed t

oday. all other Monroe County schools are open.[45E-Ironto-ax]


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Police say a man killed on I-81 yesterday probably did NOT realize he was approaching slow-moving traffic.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Police found no skid marks where Harold Leslie (Bos-twick) Bostwick pickup plowed into the back of a tractor trailer. The trailer was travelling about 30-miles an hour.
The accident occurred in the northbound lanes just past the Ironto rest area yesterday morning.
Police believe Bostwick was from Narrows, but they have not been able to confirm that.
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A Pulaski County school teacher is suing the school board alleging discrimination.
Ted Viers is 55 years old, and he's white.
For 20 years he'd been a Vocational Guidance Counselor... up until a year ago. He says he was replaced by a younger black woman.
The E-E-O-C granted him the right to sue in federal court.

[45E-Milk-Prices]


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A Botetourt County dairy farmer says most diary farms are losing up to ten-thousand-dollars a month.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


That's becaise the price a dairy farmer earns for milk plunged almost forty percent last month-- the biggest drop in 30 years.
The Farm Bureau says prices were expected to fall but not this quickly or sharply, and added that supermarket prices will probably NOT drop.
But Kroger's supplier says he's lowered his prices by 49-cents a gallon.
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[45S-Boy-Hero]


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A seven year old Henry County boy is being hailed a hero after saving a man's life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ridgeway;]


Derek DePeau (De POE) was playing with his sister in the wooded area behind their home in Ridgeway on Friday.
That's when he noticed smoke coming from the roof of an elderly neighbor's home.
He raced back to his house, grabbed the phone and called 9-1-1.
Derek told his parents about the fire, and they acted immediately.
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[SOT 1:33:10-:21]
[IN Q=I just told them]

((DEREK DEPEAU/HERO: I JUST TOLD THEM THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE DOWN BACK. MY MOM RAN STRAIGHT TO THE DOOR AND LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND MY DAD WAS IN HERE. AND THEY BOTH RAN DOWN THERE AND GOT HIM OUT. ))
[SOT 1:37:09-:13]

((ALLEN DEPEAU/DEREK'S DAD: HE HAD THE PHONE IN HIS HAND AND HAD IT PRETTY MUCH UNDER CONTROL AND WE'RE REAL PROUD OF HIM.))
[SUPER=07-Derek DePeau; :00]
[SUPER=01-Allen DePeau/Derek's Dad; :12]
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[OUT Q=real proud of him.]
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[VO-NAT]


The family of the man Derek and his family saved from the fire sent them balloons, candy and flowers to show their appreciation.
The DePeaus say they're not heroes.
They did what anyone else would have done and are just thankful they were home when the fire broke out.
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[45E-Tech-Fever]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Saturday, the lady Hokies take on Tennesse in the sweet sixteen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Fans of the Hokie women's basketball team lined up yesterday for tickets.
By noon, more than one thousand fans had placed orders for tickets.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Monday Night;]


The Hokies advanced to the Sweet Sixteen after defeating Auburn Monday night.
Fans say support for the Hokies is overwhelming.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've been]

((I'VE BEEN, SINCE JANUARY, COMING TO EVERY GAME WITH EIGHT THOUSAND, NINE THOUSAND FANS, IT'S BEEN GREAT, AND, YOU KNOW, THE ELECTRICITY IN THE STANDS HAS BEEN FABULOUS, SO, IT'S FUN. MY WHOLE FAMILY IS A TECH FAMILY, MY AUNTS AND UNCLES CAME HERE, MY MOM DID, WE GO TO ALL THE FOOTBALL GAMES, A LOT OF THE BASKETBALL GAMES, TOO.))
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[OUT Q=games, too.]
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[VO-NAT]


Saturday's game will be played at the Greensboro Coliseum.
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Checking the St. Patrick's Day outlook--
Sunny and warm today, with southwesterly winds pushing temperatures to near 70 for the high.
Partly cloudy skies overnight, with lows falling into the mid 40s.
The rest of the week looks pleasant, too-- with temperatures in the mid 60s and sunshine lingering through Saturday.
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We do have one school announcement this morning. Gap Mills Middle School in Monroe County, West Virginia is closed t

oday. all other Monroe County schools are open.[8Jail-Death]


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A Roanoke jail inmate was found dead after cutting himself with a razor blade.
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51-year-old Steve Brick was being held on federal bond violationS.
Deputies made a routine bed check Monday night, and thought Brick was asleep.
When they tried to wake him in the morning, they saw he'd cut himself on his wrists and neck.
He was pronounced dead at the jail.
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[8E-King-Holiday]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Lynchburg officials are debating whether giving students and city employees the day off for Martin Luther King's birthday is the best way to honor him.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
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[IN Q=The debate over]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Danette McCain/Concerned Citizens Committee; :16]
[SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Council Member; :29]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Rev. James Coleman/Court St. Baptist Church; :52]
[SUPER=01-Marie Harris/Lynchburg School Board Member; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( The debate over how to honor Martin Luther King is re-opening the same racial wounds that Lynchburg has suffered from for more than a year.
The same citizens committee that claims the city's minority students are treated unfairly has made the King holiday its latest cause.
[SOT 15:30:24]

((DANETTE MCCAIN/CONCERNED CITIZENS COMMITTEE: AND I THINK THAT WE AS A CITY AND YOU AS A CITY COUNCIL HAVE A VERY DIFFICULT DECISION TO DECIDE WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THIS COMMUNITY.)) [RUNS 09]
[OUT Q=for this community.]


At least two council members agree that it's high time Lynchburg caught up with the rest of the country.
[SOT 15:48:45]

((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WHY CAN'T WE JUST CLOSE UP SHOP FOR THAT ONE DAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING'S BIRTHDAY, AS THEY DO ACROSS THE COUNTRY?)) [RUNS 07]
[OUT Q=across the country?]

[Standup 18:49:59] ((One concern is that it would cost Lynchburg about 200- thousand dollars in lost productivity and overtime if Martin Luther King's birthday was added to the list of city holidays. And some wonder whether giving children the day off from school is the best way to teach them about King's legacy.)) [RUNS 16]
[OUT Q=King's legacy.]
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((REV. JAMES COLEMAN/COURT ST. BAPTIST CHURCH: WE GUARANTEE YOU THAT WE WILL WORK IN PARTNER WITH YOU ON TO ENSURE THAT EVERY CHILD ON THAT DAY WILL LEARN AS MUCH AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN LEARN THROUGH WELL-PLANNED ACTIVITIES.)) [RUNS 14]
[OUT Q=activities.]


After a three- year absence, the King holiday is back ON the school board calendar for next year.
But final approval is still two weeks away.
[SOT 18:35:33]

((MARIE HARRIS/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: SEEMS TO ME THAT WHAT WE NEED TO DECIDE IS DO WE WANT TO SUPPORT THIS GROUNDSWELL OF A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION?)) [RUNS 09]
[OUT Q=community celebration?]


City council meanwhile will make its own decision on the King holiday next week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[8E-Greenbrier]


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Once West Virginia's governor signs a bill, voters will get to roll the dice and decide whether they want gambling at the Greenbrier Resort.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wh. Sulphur Springs, WV;]


The five star resort in West Virginia wants to open a Monte Carlo style casino for overnight guests... in the space that once served as a cold war bunker for members of Congress.
There is strong support in White Sulphur Springs, where many residents work for the resort, or benefit indirectly from its presence.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I feel like we already have it]

((I FEEL LIKE WE ALREADY HAVE IT IN WEST VIRGINIA, IN CHARLESTOWN WITH THE HORSE RACING AND IN CHARLESTON WITH THE DOG RACING TRACK, AND WITH THE GREENBRIER THE GENERAL PUBLIC ISN'T GOING TO BE ALLOWED TO GO AS FAR AS I KNOW SO, IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME A BIT.))
[SUPER=01-Melissa Dolin/Greenbrier Co. Resident; ]
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[OUT Q=doesn't bother me a bit]
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But others, including United Methodist Minister Julian (SULL-JJJJJit) Sulgit, are worried that gambling at the Greenbrier might bring more troubling proposals in the future.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=While I can't say]

((WHILE I CAN'T SAY THAT ANYONE KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE THAT WILL PROJECT NEXT, THERE IS A LOT OF FEAR THAT ONCE IT BEGINS AS IT DID PROBABLY WITH THE LOTTERY, IT WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Julian Sulgit/United Methodist Minister; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=continue to expand.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie ]
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There's no word yet on when the local referendum might be held.
The Governor must first sign the legislation, and then county officials will set a date.

[8WEATHER]


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Time again to look at the forecast for this St. Patrick's Day--
Sunny and unseasonably warm, with highs around 70.
Turning partly cloudy by tonight, with lows around 45.
The five day outlook is partly to mostly sunny through Saturday...with rain possible by Monday.
Temperatures stay mild...in the 60s for highs.
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