[7Bedford-Buoys]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-23]
[GRAPHIC=SML Buoy Battle]


It's a issue that Smith Mountain Lake residents are expecting county officials to settle.
But as of now, both Franklin and Bedford Counties have postponed votes on no-wake buoys.
If the counties vote yes, boaters may not have to slow down anymore in parts of Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=No-wake buoys]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Clement/Lake Resident; :15]
[SUPER=01-Ken Dugan/Policy Advisory Board; :42]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :54]
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[OUT Q=from using their coves]

(( No-wake buoys force boaters to a crawl in certain coves.
But the lake's policy advisory board wants to remove about 20 buoys, saying they belong only in public areas.
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[SOT 19:38:54]
[IN Q=What next]

((DON CLEMENT/LAKE RESIDENT: WHAT NEXT? SHOULD WE REMOVE WARNING AND SPEED CONTROL SIGNS AT SCHOOLS SO PEOPLE CAN DRIVE FASTER? WHY NOT RAISE SPEEDS AT THICKLY SETTLED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES TO 40 OR 50 MILES PER HOUR?)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=PER HOUR]


About 100 people showed up to a public hearing.
Most want to keep the buoys.
They say markers protect not only cove residents but also families and fishermen who feel protected in those coves.
The policy advisory board disagrees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:07:02]
[IN Q=Let's face it]

((KEN DUGAN/POLICY ADVISORY BOARD: LET'S FACE IT. THE REAL REASON THESE PEOPLE ARE MAKING ALL THIS FUSS IS NOT SAFETY SO MUCH AS KEEPING THEIR BUOYS IN AN EFFORT TO DISSUADE JET SKIERS FROM USING THEIR COVES.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=USING THEIR COVES]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((THE LAKE'S POLICY ADVISORY BOARD ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS WHO ALSO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF THE LAKE IN GENERAL.
BUT THE BOARD'S PRESIDENT SAID TONIGHT, IF THEY DID NOT GET THE POWER TO REMOVE BUOYS, RESIDENTS COULD KEEP THE LAKE CLEAN THEMSELVES.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=CLEAN THEMSELVES]))



[7E-Building-Facades]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-25]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal]


In Lynchburg, the city is stepping in to help finance a downtown facelift.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Crews began yesterday to dismantle the aluminum facade on the old McGregor furniture building on Main Street, revealing historic brickwork underneath.
The project is costing about 90- thousand dollars, but the city is paying 30 percent of the bill.
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[SOT 9:46:52]
[IN Q=This is something]

((RODNEY TAYLOR/HIGH PEAK SPORTSWEAR: THIS IS SOMETHING WE WANTED TO DO FROM THE VERY BEGINNING AND THE INCENTIVE FROM THE CITY BEFORE WAS TWO THOUSAND, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO HAVE, BUT IT WASN'T SOMETHING THAT WAS GOING TO MAKE A DECISION ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. WITH THE NEW FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, IT REALLY HELPED US MAKE A DECISION TO GO AHEAD AND DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Rodney Taylor/High Peak Sportswear]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=and do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg has allocated 100- thousand dollars this year for its facade improvement program.
It's designed to revamp the look of the downtown area.
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[7Gilmore-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Virginia's budget surplus may be big, but there may not be much to spend.
Governor Gilmore says of the 167-million dollar surplus, 104-million, by law, goes right into the state's rainy day fund.
Another 34-million goes to the Water Quality Improvement Fund, again by law.
Add in some other previous obligations, and all that's left is 8-point-2 million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The governor says that means Democratic and Republican proposals to pay for new roads won't fly.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=These proposals]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THESE PROPOSALS WOULD BE A FINANCIAL DISASTER FOR THE STATE, AND A ROADBLOCK TO THE PROSPERITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS OF VIRGINIANS.))
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[OUT Q=generations of Virginians]
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[VO-NAT]


Some lawmakers say the Governor is "lowballing" his estimates to make their plans look dumb.
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The Governor says he will unveil his own carefully studied plan for transportation funding a week from today.
He says it will involve some money from the national tobacco settlement.

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Taking a look now at your Tuesday weather...it'll be partly cloudy with another chance of showers. Temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 80's. Tonight the rain and showers will continue and temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 60's. The extended forecast calls for....


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[45Kings-Dominion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A roller coaster at King's Dominion is closed after a fatal accident last night.
Authorities say a male visitor at the park died on the Shockwave.
It's a stand up roller coaster that travels at speeds up to 50 miles an hour.
Details about the accident have not been released but an investigation is under way.
King's Dominion is one of Virginia's most popular tourist sites, attracting nearly two-and a half million visitors a year.

[45E-460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-35 15:56:07]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A one vehicle accident on route 4-60 leaves one person dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It happened shortly before five in Bedford County near Thaxton.
Fifty nine year old Elizabeth Ann Reynolds was driving east on 460 when she lost control of her car.
It went off the road and hit a tree.
Rescuers say Reynolds died on impact.
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[45S-Martin]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-29 45:49]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Roanoke man faces jail time for the November accident that killed his friend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 22, 1998]


John Samuel Martin Jr. was charged with driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter following the wreck.
His truck ran off Ninth street and flipped, killing 19- year- old James Dooley.
Yesterday, the VICTIM'S mother asked for leniency.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Judge Jonathan Apgar sentenced Martin to six months in jail, and four months in a vocational detention center in Russell County.

[45Rockbridge-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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Firefighters continue to battle a forest fire in a remote area of Rockbridge County.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN]
The 2 acre blaze was sparked by lightning yesterday... just South of Buena Vista near Route 501.
A containment line has been established around the fire.
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[45Drought-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]


State officials are still trying to decident when to deliver the first emergency supplies of hay and water to drought-stricken livestock producers.
Last week, Governor Gilmore authorized the Virginia National Guard to help transport the supplies.
The Department of Agriculture has designated 43 Virginia communities as drought disaster areas.
The Shenandoah Valley and northern Virginia are especially hard hit.
Many farmers have been selling animals rather than pay excessive prices for hay and water.

[45E-Tobacco-Settlement]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-26]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Governor Gilmore has appointed 18 farmers and business leaders to determine how to distribute two-million dollars from Virginia's tobacco settlement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


Still to be decided is how much money goes to farmers and how much to tobacco-growing communities.
Tobacco farmers say they want all they can get to compensate for a 35-percent loss of income in the last two years.

Business leaders say the money should also go to finding alternate crops and attracting new businesses to tobacco-dependent communities.
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[45SML-Buoys]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-23]
[GRAPHIC=Buoy Battle]


The debate over buoys continues on Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Residents are afraid the lake's policy advisory board will remove their no-wake buoys, which force boaters to slow down when they enter certain coves.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:24:23]
[IN Q=We don't]

((WE DON'T GIVE CAR KEYS TO UNLICENSED DRIVERS AND SAY HERE, GO TO AN UNMARKED ROAD WITH NO SPEED LIMITS AND HAVE FUN. THAT WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Peg Peters/Lake Resident;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=irresponsible]
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[VO-NAT]


But the policy advisory board wants the power to REMOVE about 20 no-wake buoys -- saying they belong only in public places, not private coves.
The board's volunteers also take care of the lake and had this warning for opponents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:07:43]
[IN Q=If they scuttle]

((KEN DUGAN/POLICY ADVISORY BOARD: IF THEY SCUTTLE THIS ORDINANCE, THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN NAVIGATIONAL MARKERS, TRY TO KEEP THE LAKE CLEAN. IF THE LAKE FILLS WITH DEBRIS, IT WILL CREEP INTO THEIR OWN PRIVATE LITTLE PARADISES AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Dugan/Policy Advisory Board;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=as well]
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[VO-NAT]


Franklin and Bedford counties have both postponed votes on whether to grant the policy advisory board's wish until next month.
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[45WEATHER]


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Let's take another look at the forecast...
Partly cloudy skies, with a chance of showers again today.
Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Rain and thunderstorms likely...with lows in the lower 60s.
The extended forecast stays wet for the next couple of days....with scattered showers likely through Thursday.
Highs in the 70s and 80s...lows in the mid 60s.

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[8E-Scales]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-30 57:39]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


As the defense today begins its case of the twins charged with murder, their older brother stands firmly behind them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Terry and Kerry Scales are accused of shooting and killing Richard Bullard inside Arnold's restaurant two years ago.
Attorneys for the twins say their clients fired in self defense after Bullard grabbed Kerry, by the neck, for looking at a woman on the dance floor.
Yesterday afternoon-- the twins' older brother, Leon, told the jury he saw Bullard attack one of his brothers.
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[SOT 3:07:54]
[IN Q=When I ]
(LEON SCALES/DEFENDANTS BROTHER: WHEN I TURNED AROUND MR. BULLARD GRABBED ONE OF MY BROTHER'S KERRY, HIS HANDS AROUND H

IS THROAT, WITH KERRY'S HEAD ANGLED BACK UP IN THE AIR. )
[SUPER=01-Leon Scales/Defendants Brother; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=in the air.]
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[VO-NAT]


Just before Leon Scales took the stand -- the prosecution scored one major point.
Throughout the trial, the defense has maintained that the twins had permits to carry a concealed weapon.
But the prosecution pointed out to the jury that the permits were NOT legal because neither twin had actually signed the final paperwork.
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[8Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutuin]
[WRITER=tar]
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[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Roanoke police are investigating a shooting this morning.
It happened at about 7 last night in the north end of the city.
When authorities arrived on the scene they found a man had been shot in the arm.
He's been identified as Jermaine Osborne.
Police say others involved fled the scene.
Osborne was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There is no information yet on his condition.

[8E-Gang-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-37 30:03]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Last night's shooting comes on the heels of a fatal weekend shooting that some are claiming is gang related.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference calls it a wake up call.
But city officials, and some residents aren't convinced there's a gang problem
Eric Earnhart has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=19 year old]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC; :17]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Simms/Lincoln Terrace Resident; :35]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/City Council Member; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=News 7]

(( 19 year old Prentice R. Jordan died of multiple gun shot wounds at Easley's Restaurant early Saturday morning.
The SCLC says the murder should be a wakeup call for Roanoke city officials, who they believe are refusing to face the facts.

[SOT 09:43:35]
[IN Q=we know for a]

(( JEFF ARTIS/SCLC; WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IT WAS GANG INVOLVEMENT, WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IT WAS VH-1, THE VILLA HEIGHTS GANG, AGAINST THE LINCOLN TERRACE GANG, THE LTP GANG ))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=THE LTP gang]



Graffiti with those symbols is painted on this basketball court in the Villa Heights neighborhood.
The night after the murder, gunfire erupted on the streets of Lincoln Terrace.

[SOT 09:40:07]
[IN Q=I don't know of]

((BARBARA SIMMS/LINCOLN TERRACE RESIDENT; I DON'T KNOW OF ANYBODY WHO'S IN A GANG, BUT WHEN YOU SEE MORE THAN ONE PERSON WITH GUNS THEY'RE RELATED SOME KIND OF WAY. ))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=some kind of way]



One Villa Heights resident who knew the murder victim says it all started with a fight over a girl, not a gang.

[SOT 09:57:40]
[IN Q=this ain't no gang]

((VILLA HEIGHTS RESIDENT; THIS AIN'T NO GANG, THIS IS ABOUT LIFE, SOMEBODY GOT MURDERED AND YOU SHOULDN'T DIE IN VAIN AND HE SHOULDN'T HAVE PEOPLE GOING AROUND AND SAYING HE WAS IN NO ******* GANG AND THIS AND THAT, HE WASN'T DOING NONE OF THAT. ))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=none of that]



Councilman Bill White says his first priority is to stop the shooting.

[SOT 09:52:15]
[IN Q=the gang is not]

((BILL WHITE/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER; THE GANG IS NOT THE ISSUE, THE ISSUE IS THE ILLEGAL ACTIVITY AND THE PROTECTION OF OUR PROPERTY AND OUR CITIZENS. ))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=and our citizens]



Police say they're not ignoring the SCLC's message, an investigator has been assigned to look into their concerns.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

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Turning to weather...
Partly cloudy today, with a good chance of more showers.
AFternoon highs reaching the low to mid 80s.
Rain and storms likely overnight, with lows in the lower 60s.
The rainy outlook continues for the next couple of days....then clearing out by the weekend.
Highs in the 70s and 80s...lows in the mid 60s.

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