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Danville voters shot down an 18-million dollar school bond issue that would have paid for air conditioning in seven city schools.
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[TAKE PINNACLE BOARD]
2-thousand-269 voters cast their ballots yesteray in favor of the bond.
But 3-thousand-912 voters were against it....roughly 63 percent.
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That was a low voter turnout, according to the Circuit Court Clerk's office, which counted the votes.
The bond WOULD have been used over six years to bring air conditioning to 7 schools. It also would have built a new elementary school.
Supporters of the bond said it meant only a slight increase in taxes.
But opponents said it was too large to pass all at once and needed to be split up.
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Danville's Mayor says she plans to meet with City Council and School Board officials to discuss their next steps.

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The woman involved in last month's traffic accident that killed two young girls now faces criminal charges.
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Terry Lynn Cabell (cuh-bell) of Radford was arrested yesterday afternoon after a grand jury indicted her on eight charges related to driving under the influence of alcohol and involuntary manslaughter.
The May 29th accident killed Cabell's 13-year old daughter and her 12-year old friend.
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Police say Cabell was travelling East on Rock Road when she crossed the center line and into the path of a Ford van.

Both girls were thrown from the pickup.
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[7Home-Depot]


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Home Depot has not given up on builduing a second store in Roanoke.
Scott Goldberg spoke to the company's regional president ... who said Roanoke is big enough to support four huge home-improvement warehouses.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Brown/Southeast Division President;27]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./October 1998;40]
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((
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[SOT 41:59]
[IN Q=looking for a door]

((TONY BROWN: LOOKING FOR A DOOR? Customer: Yes sir. TONY: YOU'RE AT THE RIGHT PLACE! WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF DOORS HERE.)) [RUNS03]
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Working the crowd inside one of 190-stores he oversees...
Southeast Division President Tony Brown ... who happens to be a Roanoke native ... couldn't be prouder of his hometown Home Depot.
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((TONY BROWN: THIS STORE IS DOING VERY WELL FOR US.)) [RUNS02]
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He won't say how much money they're making on Hershberger Road.
The typical Home Depot has sales of 40-million dollars a year.
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[IN Q=Basically]

((TONY BROWN: BASICALLY, WHEN I TELL YOU WE'RE LOOKING TO PUT A NEW STORE HERE IN THE NEXT TWO TO THREE YEARS, IT'S BECAUSE OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS STORE.)) [RUNS06]
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The company says it's committed to Roanoke but hasn't bought any land for a second store.
It's looking for something with at least 10 acres ...
And without the rough terrain of Cave Spring Corner, where last year Home Depot decided it would be too expensive to build.
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[IN Q=it was]

((BROWN: IT WAS VERY COSTLY. ADN WHEN WE LOOKED AT IT FROM A FINANCIAL STANDPOINT WE DECIDED THE RIGHT THING TO DO WAS TO BACK OFF AND MAYBE LOOK FOR ANOTHER AREA.)) [RUNS10]
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((QUICK!! SOUND OF CAR OUTSIDE LOWES SITE.)) [RUNS01]
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The competition has a head start.
Lowe's opens its second Roanoke store this fall.
But the nation's biggest home-improvement chain insists this town's big enough for one more home-improvement super center. [STANDUP]
Lowe's and Home Depot have a habit of following each other into the same markets.
And when that happens, Tony Brown said the customer benefits.
Competition, he said, is a healthy thing.

Scott Goldberg, News-7.))[7WEATHER]


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[7BIRTHDAYS] 6/17/99
Thursday:

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No Pictures:

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Anniversary:
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Two pregnant woman are among four people rushed to the hospital last night after two cars cars collided in Franklin County.
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It happened near Boones Mill ... at the intersection of routes 919 and 697.
Police say one of the pregnant women was airlifted to a hospital.
Police are trying to determine what caused the crash.
No of the injuries is believed to be life threatening.
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Last month she was involved in an accident that killed her young daughter and a friend.
Now she faces criminal charges.
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Terry Lynn Cabell (cuh-bell) of Radford was arrested yesterday afternoon after a grand jury indicted her on eight charges related to driving under the influence of alcohol and involuntary manslaughter.
The May 29th accident killed Cabell's 13-year old daughter and her 12-year old friend.
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Police say Cabell was travelling East on Rock Road when she crossed the center line and into the path of a Ford van.

Both girls were thrown from the pickup.
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[45-School-Bond]


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Danville voters say no to an 18 and a half million dollar school bond referendum.
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[TAKE PINNACLE BOARD]
2-thousand-269 voters cast their ballots yesterday in favor of the bond.
But 3-thousand-912 voters voted against it....roughly 63 percent.
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That was a low voter turnout, according to the Circuit Court Clerk's office, which counted the votes.
The bond WOULD have been used over six years to bring air conditioning to 7 schools. It also would have built a new elementary school.
Supporters of the bond said it meant only a slight increase in taxes.
But opponents said it was too large to pass all at once and needed to be split up.
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Danville's Mayor says she plans to meet with City Council and School Board officials to discuss their next steps.

[45E-General-Shale]


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Botetourt County residents are concerned about expansion plans for a Brick making factory.
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General Shale Brick employs 120 at its plant near Blue Ridge.
Formerly known as Webster Brick, the plant has been in business since the 1920's, and it needs a new source of shale.
Neighbors including Marvin and Elizabeth Flowers are concerned about the company's plan to mine 40 acres near their homes.
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((ELIZABETH FLOWERS/BLUE RIDGE RESIDENT: IF IT MESSES UP MY WELL, IT'LL BOTHER ME. AND THEN IF THEY TURN THE WATER OFF THAT MOUNTAIN AND COME OUT DOWN THROUGH HERE AND FLOOD EVERYTHING THAT WOULD BOTHER ME. AND I'M JUST MORE OR LESS THINKING ABOUT MY OWN RIGHTS.)) ((DAN GREEN/PLANT MANAGER: WE WANT TO EXPRESS OUR CONCERNS AND LISTEN TO THEIR CONCERNS AND THEN WORK OUT A COMPROMISE.))
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[SUPER=01-Dan Green/Plant Manager; :15]
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[OUT Q=work out a compromise.]
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The property must be rezoned for industrial use before General Shale can begin mining.
The company's rezoning application could come by the end of the Summer or early Fall.
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[45E-Amherst-Park]


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Lynchburg and Amherst county will get their very own state park.
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Officials yesterday signed a lease allowing Amherst to take over 34 acres of land along the James River, just across from downtown Lynchburg.
The property used to be home to a cement block company, but will be turned into a riverfront park.
The General Assembly has allocated 100-thousand dollars to build a boat ramp at the park.
Construction should start next spring.
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Checking the mid- week forecast...mostly cloudy skies today with light rain possible by afternoon.
High around 70.
Periods of rain likely overnight, with lows cooling into the upper 50s.
The extended forecast keeps the chance of rain around tomorrow...with partly cloudy skies ahead for the weekend.

Highs ranging from the low 70s to the low 80s.
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The proposed expansion of a Botetourt county brick factory is building concerns for some residents.
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General Shale Brick employs 120 at its plant near Blue Ridge.
Formerly known as Webster Brick, the plant has been in business since the 1920's, and it needs a new source of shale.
Neighbors including Marvin and Elizabeth Flowers are concerned about the company's plan to mine 40 acres near their homes.
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[IN Q=If it messes up my well]

((ELIZABETH FLOWERS/BLUE RIDGE RESIDENT: IF IT MESSES UP MY WELL, IT'LL BOTHER ME. AND THEN IF THEY TURN THE WATER OFF THAT MOUNTAIN AND COME OUT DOWN THROUGH HERE AND FLOOD EVERYTHING THAT WOULD BOTHER ME. AND I'M JUST MORE OR LESS THINKING ABOUT MY OWN RIGHTS.)) ((DAN GREEN/PLANT MANAGER: WE WANT TO EXPRESS OUR CONCERNS AND LISTEN TO THEIR CONCERNS AND THEN WORK OUT A COMPROMISE.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Flowers/Blue Ridge Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Green/Plant Manager; :15]
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[OUT Q=work out a compromise.]
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The property must be rezoned for industrial use before General Shale can begin mining.
The company's rezoning application could come by the end of the Summer or early Fall.
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[8E-Magic]


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Only a few miles separated two local magicians from the April massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.
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The tragedy left Kevin and Cindy Spencer wondering what they could do to prevent a similar incident from happening at home.
So the couple will be putting on a benefit magic show this Saturday night at E.C. Glass High School.
[SOT 6:33:43]

((KEVIN SPENCER/ILLUSIONIST: AND IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TOWN WE HIT, THEY WERE SHUTTING SCHOOLS OR THERE WERE POLICEMEN AT SCHOOLS, THAT SORT OF THING. SO THAT'S WHEN IT REALLY POPPED INTO CINDY'S MIND, SHE SAID `YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING AT HOME, BUT WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING TO MAKE SURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS HERE.))
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[OUT Q=never happens here.]
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Proceeds from Saturday's show will benefit local crime prevention programs, including the new Crimestoppers Hotline for area high schools.
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[8E-Rosa-Parks]


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You've most likely heard of Rosa Parks, the woman who ignited the civil rights movement by not giving up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus....
But Roanoke has its OWN civil rights hero.
Intern reporter Juliet Bickford has the story.
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(( President Clinton presented the 86-year-old Parks with the highest civilian honor--the Congressional gold medal. People remember Parks as the spark that ignited the modern Civil Rights movement when she refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white man. Some local African-Americans say her message is just as valuable today.
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[IN Q=Everybody individually]

((ALETHA BROWN/ HARRISON MUSEUM DIRECTOR: EVERYBODY INDIVIDUALLY HAS TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND SHE FELT SHE HAD A MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY. SHE SAID NO MORE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=no more.]
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[IN Q=Ten years before]

((TEN YEARS BEFORE ROSA PARKS, A LOCAL WOMAN NAMED MARJIE JUMPER BOARDED A TROLLEY LIKE THIS ONE. WHEN SHE REFUSED TO GIVE UP HER SEAT FOR A WHITE MAN SHE WAS FORCIBLY REMOVED AND TAKEN TO JAIL. )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=to jail.]
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((THEY SAY IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA THAT I'M THEIR MISS ROSA PARKS.)) [RUNS6]
[OUT Q=Parks.]

Jumper didn't see her actions as challenging race issues--she was tired simply after a day at work.
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[IN Q=I didn't think]

((MARJIE JUMPER/ CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST: I DIDN'T THINK NOTHING ABOUT IT. I JUST KNEW I WASN'T GOING TO GIVE HIM MY SEAT. 'CAUSE I PAID SEVEN OR FIVE CENT. I THINK IT WAS FIVE OR SEVEN CENT THAT HE HAD PAID. A MAN? HE'S SUPPOSED TO RESPECT WOMEN.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=respect women.]

Jumper says she never followed up on her protest--but that she does think she has a special place in Civil Rights history. Juliet Bickford. News 7. Roanoke.))

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Taking a break from the news to check weather...
Skies should stay mostly cloudy today, with light rain possible this afternoon.
Highs rather cool...around 70.
Periods of rain expected tonight, as lows drop into the 50s.
Showers possible tomorrow...with drier weather Friday and Saturday...and showers possible again by Sunday.
Highs in the low 70s and 80s...lows around 60.
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