[7Refugees]

[ANCHOR=mel]

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[TAPE#99-16 59:20]
[GRAPHIC=Kosovo Refugees]


As Serb troops pull out of Kosovo, there's still no word onwhen international peacekeepers will be moving in.
A family of Kosovar refugees now living in our area is happy the conflict is over but isn't ready to go home anytime soon.
Scott Goldberg talked to family members who say plan to start a new life here.
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((KIDS IN STORE)) [RUNS02]
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Five-year old Ibrahim and four-year-old Amir spent the last month of their young lives inside a Macedonian refugee camp.
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((SHORT SOUND OF KIDS AGAIN)) [RUNS01]
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They spent their second day in this country running with mom and dad up and down the aisles of America's favorite retail playground.
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((TRANSLATOR: HE SAID IT'S BIG. (laugh) )) [RUNS03]
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Hamit Vehabi brought his two sons, his wife and little else to this country where none of them speaks the language.


Church volunteers are helping them assimilate ... taking the family to Wal-Mart ... feeding them hamburgers and fried chicken strips.
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((ANY QUICK NATSOUND OF FAMILY AT LUNCH TABLE.))
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Hamit understands enough of what he's seen on TV to know the war in Kosovo is over.
But he also knows he can't go back ... the next chapter of his family's life story will be written in America.
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[SOT 13:37:39]
[IN Q=his major]

((HAMIT VEHABI/WITH TRANSLATOR: HIS MAJOR CONCERN IS GETTING IN TOUCH WITH HIS FAMILY. BUT THERE'S NOTHING TO GO BACK TO. THIS IS HIS NEW HOME.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=NEW HOME]))
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[7S-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
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Residents wanting more information on A-E-P's proposed high voltage power line should check with their local library.
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[take MAP FULL SCREEN]
The latest route being proposed would carry the line from Wyoming County, West Virginia through Bland and Wythe Counties before ending at Jacksons Ferry.
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[VO-NAT]


Libraries in Bland, Tazewell, Pulaski and Wythe Counties will carry the information through June 23rd.
Someone will also be on hand to help residents sift through the data.
That information includes the application, brochures, maps and fact sheets.
Residents can also find information about the proposed project at several area courthouses-- on a longer term basis.
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[7E-Lilly]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:23:30]
[GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly]


Attorneys for a man on death row for killing a Virginia Tech student are optimistic their client will get a new trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]


Benjamin Lilly was sentenced to die in 1997 for the murder of Alexander DeFilippis, almost four years ago.
The U-S Supreme court yesterday voted to REVERSE the state supreme court decision that upheld the conviction.
Lilly's attorneys had argued a taped confession by Lilly's brother, Mark, should NOT have been allowed at trial because Mark did NOT take the witness stand.
In the court's main opinion-- one of the justice's wrote that such action did indeed violate Lilly's right to confront his accuser.
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((CHRISTOPHER TUCK/BENJAMIN LILLY'S ATTORNEY:IT IS A VINDICATION IN MANY WAYS, IT'S A VINDICATION AND IT'S PROTECTION FOR ALL OF US, BECAUSE ALL OF US HAVE A RIGHT OT CONFRONT OUR ACCUSERS AND WHEN BEN LILLY LOSES THAT RIGHT SO DOES EVERYONE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA SO I THINK THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE GOOD FOR ALL VIRGINIANS IN THE LONG RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Tuck/Ben Lilly's Attorney;: ]
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The decision to grant a NEW trial rests with the state supreme court-- which will have to decide if the taped confession persuaded the jury to convict.
If so-- Lilly may indeed get a new trial.

[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look at your Friday forecast--
A welcome relief from the recent heat--
During the day it will be mostly cloudy and cooler with temperatures between 75 and 80.
Into this evening--Skies partially clearing with temperatures ranging from 55 to 60.
Taking a look at your extended forecast--
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MAPS

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[SUPER=314-Mostly Cloudy/& Cooler/75-80/Partial/Clearing/55-60;]
[SUPER=#555; reset]

[Schoolwatch]

Schoolwatch[45Japanese-Students]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
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A Botetourt County company is paying a million yen to send high school students to Japan next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


That's about ten thousand dollars -- and it means these kids at Lord Botetourt High School can spend three weeks in Japanese homes and schools.
Now for the training.
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[SOT 15:58:02]
[IN Q=This is rice]

((THIS IS RICE ... IT'S CALLED ... RED RICE.)) ((I HOPE TO BE... CULTURES DIFFERENT FROM MINE.))
[SUPER=01-Courtney Campbell/Exchange Student; :07]
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[OUT Q=mine]
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[VO-NAT]


Dynax America, a car parts plant in Botetourt County, doesn't even have local customers but says it's paying for part of the trip to show its appreciation for the region.
Each student must still pay 12-hundred-dollars to go.
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[45E-Smiley-Signing]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-27 4:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The story of a confederate soldier from Amherst in the suspect of a A new civil war book entilted, "The Stone Wall."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The author -Brad Smiley - held a book signing at Barnes and Noble.
Smiley is the great grand nephew of soldier Daniel Knight...
It took Smiley more than 3 year to research Knight's story...based on letters written by the Confederate soldier found in a family bible.
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[IN Q=It talks about]
[SUPER=01-Brad Smiley/Author;]

((BRAD SMILEY/AUTHOR: IT TALKS ABOUT HIS HOME LIFE..HIS GROWING UP...HIS GOING INTO THE CIVIL WAR AS A SOLDIER...WHAT HE FOUGHT FOR..WHAT HE BELIEVED..AND HIS THOUGHT LIKE MAN VIRGINIA BOYS WAS INVASION..HE WAS PROTECTING HIS PROPERTY))
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A percentage of the proceeds from the book is going to the 19th Virginia Flag Fund...to help restore a Confederate flag used in battle.


[45S-Explore-Park]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-12]
[GRAPHIC=Explore Park]


Wastewater at Virginia's Explore Park is being recycled, making it clean enough to fishin in.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The park's new "drip disposal" system was unveiled this morning.
The treatment system works much like irrigation... the root system in the soil absorbs the wastewater and it's basically recycled.
The system is said to purify wastewater up to 95- percent.
Explore worked on the project with the departments of health and environmental quality, as well as Virginia Tech.
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[SOT 10:47:27]
[IN Q=OUr goal]

((SCOTT SARVER/VIRGINIA'S EXPLORE PARK: OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE TO OUR DIFFERENT FACILITIES DIFFERENT TYPES OF SYSTEMS, SO THAT WE CAN BRING CHILDREN IN, STUDENTS, CONTRACTORS, SOIL SCIENTISTS, HEALTH INSPECTORS, THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO VIEW AND SEE DIFFERENT WAYS OF TREATING THE ENVIROMENT PROPERLY.))
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[VO-NAT]


Some drip systems have already been installed in the park's forest...but Sarver says most visitors won't even notice them.
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[45E-Francis]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-26 12:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A prominent Roanoke Valley physician show pioneered AIDS treatment in southwest Virginia passed away this week while exercising.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1994; ]


That's left colleagues of Doctor James Boyd Francis in shock. His friends say his sudden death may be heart-related which is surprising considering what a healthy lifestyle he had.
Tjeu say he was the kind of doctor other doctors sought out.
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((NANCY AGEE/VP MEDICAL EDUCATION: I WISH SOMEBODY COULD CAPTURE WHAT A WONDERFUL PERSON HE WAS AND HOW REALLY HARD IT IS TO LOSE HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Agee/VP Medical Education; ]
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[OUT Q=lose him.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 54 year old internal medicine specialist treated the first H-I-V case in Roanoke.
Doctor Francis leaves behind a wife, a son and a daughter.
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[Schoolwatch]

Schoolwatch[8E-Friendship-Manor]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Elderly residents will NOT have to pay more to live at Friendship Manor if it converts to a FOR PROFIT corporation.
That's according to Friendship Manor officials.
For decades, it's provided affordable retirement housing and nursing home care in the Roanoke area, making a profit in recent years.
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[IN Q=Because you're]

((KATHERINE ELLIOT/MARKETING DIRECTOR: BECAUSE YOU'RE A NON-PROFIT ENTITY DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU DON'T MAKE MONEY. WE HAVE MADE PROFIT, WE ARE A CORPORATION.))
[SUPER=01-Katherine Elliot/Marketing Director]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But two bus-loads of residents travelled to Richmond yesterday to take their complaints and questions to the Attorney General's staff.
They don't believe the conversion is just to offer more services and make bookkeeping more efficient.
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[IN Q=Their objective]

((BILL HANLIN/RESIDENT: THEIR OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE MONEY. NINE PEOPLE. RIGHT? NINE PEOPLE ON THE BOARD ARE GOING TO MAKE ALL THE MONEY. ON THE BACKS OF WHOM? WE THE RESIDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Hanlin/Resident; ]
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[OUT Q=we the residents.]
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[VO-NAT]


Deputy Attorney General Frank Ferguson donned a hat in solidarity-- but is skeptical about whether his office will try to intervene.
The only legal grounds would be if charitable assets were being misused.
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[8E-Trash-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-22 54:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After "talking trash" earlier this year, Virginia's politicians are having to defend the state's new policies on transporting waste.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Virginia Dept. of Environ. Quality]


Four trash haulers, including Waste Management Incorporated, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday, challenging Virginia's new out-of-state trash restrictions.
They're set to take effect July first.
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[IN Q=Well I think]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL I THINK WHEN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSED THE LEGISLATION THAT WE BELIEVED IT WAS PROPER AT THE TIME. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS OPINED THAT. AND I BELIEVE THAT'S IT'S RIGHT.))
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The new laws would ban trash barges, cap landfill levels, and more tightly regulate trash trucks.
The trash haulers say they interfere with interstate commerce-- and are therefore UNconstitutional.

[8-5-Gaylor]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=599-01 1:40:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Yesterday Greenbrier County jurors decided convicted hit-man Gene Gaylor should spend the rest of his life in prison, with NO chance of parole.
Gaylor was found guilty on all counts, in the bombing death of Billy Ray Abshire more than two decades ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV/Monday]


The former Covington resident is the first of four people to stand trial in Abshire's 1976 murder.
The victim died when a bomb left on the hood of his car exploded.
The jury took just two hours to reach a decision this afternoon, and called for the life sentence.
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[8E-Lilly]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:23:30]
[GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly]


Benjamin Lilly's attorneys are confident he'll get a new trial now that the U-S Supreme Court has intervened.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]


Lilly was sentenced to die in 1997 for the murder of Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFilippis, almost four years ago.
The U-S Supreme court yesterday voted to REVERSE the state supreme court decision that upheld the conviction.
Lilly's attorneys had argued a taped confession by Lilly's brother, Mark, should NOT have been allowed at trial because Mark did NOT take the witness stand.
In the court's main opinion-- one of the justice's wrote that such action did indeed violate Lilly's right to confront his accuser.
[sot 13:39:31]
[in q=It's a ]

((CHRISTOPHER TUCK/BENJAMIN LILLY'S ATTORNEY:IT IS A VINDICATION IN MANY WAYS, IT'S A VINDICATION AND IT'S PROTECTION FOR ALL OF US, BECAUSE ALL OF US HAVE A RIGHT OT CONFRONT OUR ACCUSERS AND WHEN BEN LILLY LOSES THAT RIGHT SO DOES EVERYONE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA SO I THINK THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE GOOD FOR ALL VIRGINIANS IN THE LONG RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Tuck/Ben Lilly's Attorney;: ]
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The decision to grant a NEW trial rests with the state supreme court-- which will have to decide if the taped confession persuaded the jury to convict. If so-- Lilly may indeed get a new trial.