[Tornado]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


Salt Lake city residents will spend today cleaning up, this after a rare tornado struck there yesterday afternoon.
One person is dead and about one hundred were injured, some seriously.
Officials estimate the damage to be in the millions.
Jennifer Miller joins us from Salt Lake with the latest.
[Live=Miller Full/Newspath]

[4:49;47]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Salt Lake City, UT;]
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((Salt Lake City is in a state of emergency this morning. It will take days, maybe weeks to cleanup after Wednesday's deadly storm.

(nats of people yelling)


The tornado touched down around one o'clock in the afternoon, a time when many people were out getting lunch. Residents were given little or no warning.
One of the hardest hit sites was the Salt Palace Convention Center.Vendors setting up for a retail expo were caught off guard. One person there was killed.

Witness SOT:


City and state officials were soon scouring the scene. Paramedics helped the less hurt while those seriously injured where whisked away by helicopters.
The tornado is classified as low end F-2 storm which packs winds between 110 and 150 miles per hour. Officials estimate the damage to be in the millions of dollars.
Stand-up))


[Live=Miller Full/Newspath]
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[E-Water-Agreement]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-33 27:50]
[GRAPHIC=Water Agreement]


A deal has been made that gives Roanoke a way to back up its water supply.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City and county officials announced a plan to let each jurisdiction tap into the other's reservoir.
The agreement ends a political stalemate that went on for weeks.
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[SOT 18:28:14]
[IN Q=if you go in]

((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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[OUT Q=IS CONCERNEDS]
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[VO-NAT]


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]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The city is still under mandatory water-conservation measures.
County residents are asked to cut back as well.

[2-ca-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Furrow]


Buford Furrow, the man accused in a mass shooting at a Jewish Community Center is back in Los Angeles this morning.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Last Night;;]

[4:15:19]
He arrived by helicopter from Las Vegas last night.
That's where he turned himself in
[Super=03-Las Vegas, NV;]

one day after gunning down five people, including small children, at the Jewish community center.
He reportedly told authorities he wanted the shootings to be a wake up call to America to kill Jews.
Police found boxes of ammunition and a book written by a leader of the racist "Christian Identity Movement" in Furrow's abandoned van, not far from the crime scene.
Five people, including three children, were injured in the incident.
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[4:13:00]
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((Mark Potok/Southern Poverty Law Center "He was motivated by Christian identity which calls for the elimination of Jews.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Potok/Southern Poverty Law Center;]
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[VO-NAT]


Later today, Los Angeles County prosecutors plan to file five attempted murder charges against him.
Furrow already faces a federal murder charge in the death of a postal worker.
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[11-Jewish-Reax]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-37]
[GRAPHIC=Furrow]

[******Anchor tag******]

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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[SUPER=01-Rabbi Manes Kogan/Beth Israel Rabbi; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :16]
[SUPER=07-Dr. Richard Clompus; :35]
[SUPER=@Kate2; :41]
[Super=01-Al Baril/President of Beth Israel; :51]
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[OUT Q=Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke]



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[INQ=]

((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.

[SOT 45:26]
[INQ=]

((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.

[SOT 49:42]
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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))

[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=none]

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.





[E-Abduction-Suspect]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-29 33:44]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. Abduction]

A sketch has been released of the man authorities say kidnapped and shot a woman last weekend.
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[VO-NAT]


The woman was able to give authorities a description of her attacker.
He's described as 6-feet tall, with blonde hair.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Shannon 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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[E-Centra-Health]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=none]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-27 48:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg hospital is being sued by a former psychiatric patient who claims his co- workers got hold of his confidential medical files.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


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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[E-Independent-Living]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A unique comedian helps celebrate the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center's tenth anniversary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

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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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't like]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Brett Leake/Comedian]
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[VO-NAT]

The company thought Leake would be appropriate for its celebration because the company assists and employs people with disabilities.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, researchers have found a safer more accurate way to detect Down Syndrome.

Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information:
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) RESEARCHERS IN LONDON SAY THEY'VE FOUND A SAFER AND MORE ACCURATE WAY TO DETECT DOWN SYNDROME IN FETUSES.
THE NEW METHOD COMBINES BLOOD AND ULTRASOUND TESTS TAKEN DURING THE FIRST AND SECOND TRIMESTERS.
THE SCIENTISTS SAY THIS NEW PROCEDURE WOULD MAKE IT UNNECESSARY FOR MANY WOMEN TO UNDERGO AN AMNIOCENTESIS..A PROCESS WHERE FLUID IS WITHDRAWN FROM THE AMNIOTIC SAC.
ABOUT ONE OUT OF EVERY SEVEN HUNDRED NEWBORNS HAVE DOWN SYNDROME.

VT=VO

((vo)) A REPORT IN THIS WEEK'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS THE EFFECTS OF HAY FEVER ALLERGY SHOTS CAN LAST LONG AFTER THEY ARE GIVEN.
TESTS ON A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS IN ENGLAND FOUND THE INJECTIONS, IF TAKEN OVER A THREE TO FOUR YEAR PERIOD WILL REMAIN EFFECTIVE AT LEAST THREE YEARS AFTER LAST USING THEM.
RESEARCHERS WILL NOW TRY TO FIND OUT IF SHOTS GIVEN EARLY ENOUGH WILL PREVENT ALLERGIES FROM GROWING WORSE.

VT=VO

((vo)) AND ANOTHER REPORT IN THIS WEEKS NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SUGGESTS THAT IRRADIATING THE BRAINS OF PEOPLE UNDERGOING SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER TREATMENT WILL IMPROVE THEIR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL.
THE RESULTS, GATHERED FROM MORE THAN NINE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY PEOPLE SHOW SURVIVAL RATES IMPROVE BY MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT.

ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) SMALL CELL CANCER MAKES UP MORE THAN TWENTY PERCENT OF THE LUNG CANCER CASES DIAGNOSED EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES.
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Officials in California say they'll reveal specific charges against Buford Furrow today.
The 37-year-old is already facing a federal murder charge in the death of a postal worker who was shot about an hour after five people were wounded at a Jewish community center.
California authorities are expected to charge Furrow with five counts of attempted murder in the center shooting.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


California police reportedly found boxes of ammunition and a book written by an alleged white supremacist in Furrow's van, not far the crime scene.
The book, War Cycles, Peace Cycles, was written by Richard Kelly Hoskins.
Hoskins lives in Lynchburg and denied any connection between his book and the California shootings.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Some streets of downtown Salt Lake City will be closed to traffic today while crews clean up damage from yesterday's tornado. One person was killed and more than 100 injured by the twister.
Winds topping one hundred miles an hour ripped the roofs off buildings, knocked out power lines and blew out windows.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[CA-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Furrow]


The suspect in the Jewish community center shootings has been returned to Los Angeles, where he could face charges today.
Prosecutors say they expect to file five charges of attempted murder against Buford Furrow.
He already faces federal charges of murdering a postal worker.
Bobbi Harley has the latest from Los Angeles.
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[4:13:00]
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Potok/Southern Poverty Law Center ; :40]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:28]
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((
LOS ANGELES INVESTIGATORS HEADED TO LAS VEGAS.. WHERE THE MAN THEY WANTED TURNED HIMSELF IN.
37 YEAR-OLD BUFORD FURROW ELUDED POLICE FOR HOURS AFTER THEY SAY HE SHOT FIVE PEOPLE.. INCLUDING CHILDREN AT A JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER.
THE SUSPECT REPORTED TOLD AUTHORITIES HE WANTED THE SHOOTINGS TO BE QUOTE, "A WAKE UP CALL TO AMERICA.. TO KILL JEWS."
POLICE FOUND BOXES OF AMMUNITION AND A BOOK WRITTEN BY A LEADER OF THE RACIST CHRISTIAN IDENTITY MOVEMENT IN FURROW'S ABANDONED VAN.. NOT FAR FROM THE CRIME SCENE.

(SOT) Mark Potok/Southern Poverty Law Center "He was motivated by

Christian identity which calls for the elimination of Jews. Jews.. who are satanic."
FURROW'S TIES WITH HATE GROUPS MAY HAVE BEGUN WITH THE NEO-NAZI ARYAN NATIONS. HE WAS REPORTEDLY A LIEUTENANT IN THAT GROUP'S SECURITY FORCE AT THIS 19-95 RALLY.
FURROW IS ALSO SAID TO HAVE LIVED WITH THE WIDOW OF THE FOUNDER OF A HATE GROUP KNOWN AS "THE ORDER."
ALL FIVE VICTIMS OF TUESDAY'S ATTACK ARE EXPECTED TO LIVE. IT WAS ESPECIALLY EMOTIONAL FOR THE CHILDREN.

(SOT) "He was panicked. I just tried to soothe him and told him to

stay calm."
SHE TOLD THAT TO THE MOST CRITICALLY CHILD.. THE FIVE YEAR OLD BOY WHO LOST A LOT OF BLOOD AND STILL FACES HOURS OF SURGERY.

(STAND UP) Bobbi Harley/CBS News/Los Angeles.))[E-Furrow-Virginia]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:31:12]
[GRAPHIC=Furrow]


According to the Internet, Buford Furrow had some family ties to Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


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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[E-Hoskins-Book]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:54:08]
[GRAPHIC=Furrow]

One of the items California police reportedly found in Buford Furrow's van was the book "War Cycles, Peace Cycles" written by alleged white supremacist, Richard Kelly Hoskins.
Hoskins lives in Lynchburg, and denies any connection between his book and the California shootings.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( In the wake of another highly- publicized mass shooting, Richard Kelly Hoskins now finds himself holed up in his home.. at the vortex of a media whirlwind.
Hoskins' book "War Cycles, Peace Cycles" was published 15 years ago, but can still be ordered through his Virginia Publishing Company website.
Jewish leaders claim it's the handbook for the Phineas Priesthood', a group which perverts Bible passages to justify racist and anti- Semitic acts of violence.
Hoskins is not talking with the media, but he released a statement saying "I find it difficult to understand what a book about economics has to do with shooting Jewish children in California."
He goes on to say "it's inconceivable that someone at this late date should suddenly become agitated and rush out to murder children."
But Hoskins' name pops up frequently in discussions of white supremacist groups and alleged hate crimes.
He's believed to be the leader of the Christian Identity movement, a group which many feel is part of the radical fringe of Nazism.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[School-shooting]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=school shooting]


A judge has ruled that the 15-year-old boy accused of shooting six classmates at his Georgia high school SHOULD be tried as an adult.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Conyers, GA;]

[4:23:59]
The judge issued the ruling for T-J Solomon following a three day hearing.
Solomon is accused of injuring six classmates when he opened fire at Heritage High school in Conyers, Georgia.
Solomon could face 351 years in prison if convicted of aggravated assault and other charges.
Defense attorneys say they may appeal the ruling to the Georgia Court of Appeals.
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[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-32 20:17]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell Jr.]


Emmett Cressell, Junior's attorneys will be allowed to argue for a new trial before the Virginia Court of Appeals.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/January;]


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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[IN Q=Usually]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Dorsey/Cressell's Attorney; :00]
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[OUT Q=by that.]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[E-Pigs-Politics]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-30]
[GRAPHIC=Pigs and Politics]


Pigs are getting people fired up about politics in Halifax County.
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[SOT]

[NATSOUND: PIGS]
[IN Q=natsound hogs]

((NATSOUND: PIGS))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


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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[SOT 54:51 - 55:01]
[IN Q=We have a beautiful county]

((JACK DUNAVANT/ENVIRONMENTALIST: WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL COUNTY AND TO RUIN IT WITH HOG WASTE AND HOG ODORS IS LUDICROUS.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Dunavant/Environmentalist; :00]
[SOT 3:02:34 - :47]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Hudson/Hog Farmer; :11]
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[OUT Q=profitable, safe way to diversify.]
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[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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.

[E-Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:37:18]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


40 fire fighters are still patrolling Purgatory Mountain...
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[VO-NAT 99-19 1:52:04]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


making sure back fires are keeping the blaze contained- it's been burning for five days now.
By the weekend, officials hope crews will be sent home and only 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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[E-Electrocution]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Salem High school teacher is dead after being electrocuted.
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.
Rossie was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The contractor was shocked and suffered burns on his feet.
Rossie was a science teacher at Salem High School for four years and was the former planetarium director at the science museum.

[E-Henry-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-35 4:38]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. New Jobs]

New jobs are coming to Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[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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[SOT 3:30:01 - :16]
[IN Q=Henry County has just been good]
[SUPER=01-Geoff Schofield/Drake Extrusion CEO;]

((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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[OUT Q=just been a good place to be.]
[ANCHOR=melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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.
[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Henry County authorities have released a sketch of the man they say kidnapped and shot Shannon Wright last weekend.
Wright was able to give authorities a description of her attacker.
He's described as 6-feet tall, with blonde hair.
Anyone with information should contact the Henry County Sheriff's department.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Roanoke City and County officials have announced a plan to let each jurisdiction tap into the other's reservoir.
Assuming both governments sign the new contract ... the county will no longer be required to buy city water. The county now guarantees it will SELL up to four million gallons a day to the city -- if the city requests it.
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 will eventually go up about three dollars a month.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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.
The jobs range from hourly wage technicians to salaried supervisor positions.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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