[7E-Pigs-Politics]

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[TAPE#=99-30]
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They're the least likely to stir-up trouble. But, pigs are getting people fired up about politics in Halifax County.


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As debate over stricter regulations for hog farms rages on.... residents are showing up in record numbers at county Board of Supervisors meetings. The last one attracted more than 400.
Residents and hog farmers on both sides of the issue say they were drawn in to the debate, not by choice, but by necessity.
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((JACK DUNAVANT/ENVIRONMENTALIST: WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL COUNTY AND TO RUIN IT WITH HOG WASTE AND HOG ODORS IS LUDICROUS.))
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((SCOTT HUDSON/HOG FARMER: OF COURSE, YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT TOBACCO IS GOING THROUGH THESE DAYS. SO, THERE'S NOT TOO MANY OPTIONS LEFT. AND I SAW THIS AS A PROFITABLE, SAFE WAY TO DIVERSIFY.))
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The issue may be resolved soon enough.
The board is scheduled to hold a public hearing on new restrictions at the end of the month.


[7E-Furrow-Virginia]


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According to the Internet, Buford Furrow, the man accused of shooting children at a Jewish community center in Los Angeles had some family ties to Southwest Virginia.
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In a message on a Bluegrass music web site, Buford Furrow, Senior- -the suspect's father- -mentions growing up in Roanoke.
Furrow's brother-in-law, Bill Wells- -also mentioned in the message- -confirms the elder Furrow grew up in Virginia.
Wells says he hasn't seen his NEPHEW- -the Los Angeles suspect- -in 20 years.
We were not able to find anyone in the area who knew Buford, Junior, or his father.
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[711-Jewish-Reax]


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Even though the day care shooting in Los Angeles happened thousands of miles away, folks here are worried about possible copy cat situations.
Jewish day care centers are taking extra precautions but most importantly they're talking with each other about their concerns. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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((MANES KOGAN/RABI: THE FIRST REACTION IS CONCERN SOME PARENTS BROUGHT UP IN THEIR PERSONAL ASPECT FOR THEIR CHILDREN BUT I THINK IT IS A GENERAL CONCERN IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY))
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Beth Israel's Rabbi Manes Kogan has been hearing concerns from his congregation after Tuesday's shooting in Los Angeles.
Activities at the synagogue's day care center went on as scheduled with all the children attending. But some in the Jewish community worry about a copycat incident happening here.

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((DR. RICHARD CLOMPUS: AFTER WHAT HAPPENED IN LOS ANGELES IT MAKES YOU THINK TWICE NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO TO SYNAGOGUE THERE ARE ALWAYS THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT.))
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But the Roanoke Jewish Community is not letting the Los Angeles shooting get in the way of it's everyday life, however they are taking some extra precautions.

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((AL BARIL/PRES. BETH ISRAEL: WE'VE ASKED THE ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO GIVE US SOME EXTRA PROTECTION.))
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But Beth Israel's President says it's not just important to bring in police, it's important to talk about the situation with one another. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke))

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A Roanoke City Police officer will be checking on the day care center at Beth Israel this week as a precautionary measure. But over all people in the Jewish community say they feel safe and don't think about incidents like the one in Los Angeles happening here.





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Looking now at your Thursday forecast... it will be mostly sunny with winds out of the south east..temperatures will climb back into the low-to-mid 90's. Tonight will be clear skies with light winds, temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 60's. Your extended forecast...


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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 8/13/99
Friday:

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Anniversary:
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[45E-Abduction-Suspect]


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Henry County authorities have released a sketch of the man who kidnapped and shot a woman last weekend.
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Shannon Wright survived the attack and provide authorities with the description of her attacker.
He's described as 6-feet tall, with blonde hair.
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Wright told deputies she was kidnapped from a parking lot... then robbed, forced into the trunk of her car, and shot in the head.
Anyone with information should contact the Henry County Sheriff's department.
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[45E-Electrocution]


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Salem High school is mourning the death of one of its teachers.
Yesterday 36 year old Steven Britt Rossie was at his home yesterday in Troutville holding a metal ladder for a contractor when the ladder touched a wire.
He was eltrocuted and pronounced dead at the hospital.
The contractor suffered burns to his feet.
Rossie was a science teacher at Salem High School for four years and was the former planetarium director at the science museum.

[45E-Cressell]


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Emmett Cressell, Junior's attorneys will take their case to the Virginia Court of Appeals in their fight to get a new trial.
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Cressell is one of two men convicted of burning and beheading a black man in Grayson County two years ago.
One issue they'll focus on is that the evidence at trial did NOT support a first degree conviction.
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((JEFF DORSEY/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY: USUALLY THAT TYPE OF ARGUMENT IS NOT VIEWED WELL BY THE COURT OF APPEALS SO WE'RE PLEASED BY THAT.))
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Cressell's attorneys also plan to argue that the trial should have been moved out of Grayson County and that three of the jurors should have stricken from the panel.
A date has not been set.
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[45E-Centra-Health]


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A former psychiatric patient is suing a Lynchburg hospital after his coworkers reportedly got a hold of his confidential medical files.
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[VO-NAT]
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Darnell Smith is now suing Centra Health and two of his former colleagues at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Smith claims the two workers gained access to his private files at Centra Health and told other employees about his psychiatric treatments.
He says the resulting harassment forced him to quit his job and attempt suicide.
Smith is seeking more than 300- thousand dollars in damages.
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[45E-Water-Agreement]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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After weeks of bickering a deal has been reached between Roanoke City and county on the water issue.
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City and county officials announced a plan to let each jurisdiction tap into the other's reservoir.
The agreement ends a political stalemate.
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((JIM RITCHIE: IF YOU GO IN WITH AN OPEN MIND ... YOU CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS AS FAR AS COOPERATION IS CONCERNED.))
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Assuming both governments sign the new contract ... the county will no longer be required to buy city water -- something it's been doing for 20 years.
The county now guarantees it will SELL up to four million gallons a day to the city -- if the city requests it.
Water will cost two-dollars-and-75-cents for one thousand gallons.
To pay for the deal ... the city will hike water rates twice: eighteen percent in January, 2000... ten percent a year later.
For the average household... that means water bills eventually go up about three dollars a month.
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The city is still under mandatory water-conservation measures.
County residents are asked to cut back as well.

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Taking a break from the news to check the weather...
Mostly sunny today with highs in the low to mid 90s.
Clear skies overnight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The five day forecast is partly cloudy...with scattered showers possible again by Saturday.
Highs near 90..lows in the upper 60s.

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[8E-Forest-Fire]


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It's been burning for five days, but officials are hoping by the weekend to cut back on the 40 fire fighters


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[VO-NAT 99-19 1:52:04]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


that are still patrolling Purgatory Mountain making sure back fires are keeping the blaze contained
Officials anticipate that most of the crews will sent home and some be on call.
Nearly 13-hundred acres have burned since Saturday, but firefighters say there is always a chance of the fire jumping the line and starting new ones.
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[8E-Water-Agreement]


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The political stalemate that has lasted for weeks could be water under the bridge.
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[VO-NAT]
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A deal has been made that gives Roanoke a way to back up its water supply. City and county officials announced a plan to let each jurisdiction tap into the other's reservoir.

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((JIM RITCHIE: IF YOU GO IN WITH AN OPEN MIND ... YOU CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS AS FAR AS COOPERATION IS CONCERNED.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager]
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Assuming both governments sign the new contract ... the county will no longer be required to buy city water -- something it's been doing for 20 years.
The county now guarantees it will SELL up to four million gallons a day to the city -- if the city requests it.
Water will cost two-dollars-and-75-cents for one thousand gallons.
To pay for the deal ... the city will hike water rates twice: eighteen percent in January, 2000... ten percent a year later.
For the average household... that means water bills eventually go up about three dollars a month.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The city is still under mandatory water-conservation measures.
County residents are asked to cut back as well.

[8E-Henry-Jobs]


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New jobs are coming to Henry County.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./April;]


Drake Extrusions will bring 36 more jobs to its Martinsville plant... It's part of an 11-million dollar investment in the area.
The company makes high tech fiber for carpets and bedding and already employs 145 people.
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((GEOFF SCHOFIELD/DRAKE EXTRUSION CEO: HENRY COUNTY HAS JUST BEEN GOOD TO US, WE HAVE GOOD EMPLOYEES. THE PEOPLE THAT WORK AT DRAKE ARE VERY DEDICATED AND VERY HARD-WORKING. THE COUNTY HAS BEEN HELPING US TRAINING OUR FOLK, IDENTIFYING GOOD PEOPLE AND IT'S JUST BEEN A GOOD PLACE TO BE.))
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The jobs range from hourly wage technicians to salaried supervisor positions.
Drake Extrusion opened in Henry County three years ago and has continued to expand its operation.
[8E-Hill-Medal]
[Anchor=Melanie]
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[Tape=99-28 39:56]
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A Richmond civil- rights lawyer receives accolades for his part in the civil rights era.
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Oliver Hill and his legal team received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for filing scores of lawsuits which helped dismantle legalized segregation. One case was a precursor to the famous Brown versus Board of Education case in 1954.
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Hill is now 92 years- old and uses a wheel chair, but yesterday he stood as President Clinton honored him and seven others at a White House ceremony.
Throughout his life, Clinton said, Hill "has challenged the laws of our land, and the conscience of our country."
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[8E-Independent-Living]


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A unique comedian helps celebrate the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center's tenth anniversary.
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Brett Leake has been a comedian since 1983 and does almost three hundred shows a year. He also has Muscular Dystrophy. Some of his jokes centered around his disability and he even found humor in handicapped parking spaces.
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((I DON'T LIKE PULLING OUT AND EXPOSING THE CHALK OUTLINE OF THE LAST GUY WHO TRIED TO PARK THERE. THAT LOOKS LIKE I RAN OVER A GUY IN A WHEELCHAIR.))
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The company thought Leake would be appropriate for its celebration because the company assists and employs people with disabilities.
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Turning your attention to the forecast...
Mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 90s.
Clear skies and light winds tonight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The five day forecast is partly cloudy with scattered showers possible on Saturday.
Highs around 90..lows in the upper 60s.


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