[7Transport-Budget]

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Governor Gilmore will announce his long-awaited transportation spending program today.
The Republican governor has been under pressure to respond to transportation initiatives proposed by Democrats, who hope to use the issue to their advantage in this fall's elections.
A Richmond newspaper reports that Gilmore will propose spending two-and-a-half billion dollars-- much of it for projects in northern Virginia.
He'll make the announcement on a Washington radio show this morning.

[7Hog-Farm]


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After months of debate and hard feelings, Halifax County supervisors have decided to place greater restrictions on hog farms.
The decision came after last night's five hour public hearing that drew hundreds of people and didn't break up until after midnight.
New hog farms must be at least a thousand feet from property lines.
Marya Jones was there and has more on the debate.
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[IN Q=More than 600]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Wooding/Hog Farmer; :26 quick!]
[SUPER=01-Don Reese/Farmer; :30]
[SUPER=01-Janet Vaughan/Hog Farm Opponent; :50]
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(( More than 600 residents-turned-activists marched into a packed public hearing, with an unmistakable message for county supervisors: [NAT SOUND: No more hog farms] ((NATSOUND: CHANGING -- NO MORE HOGS.)) [RUNS:03]
They came from both sides in record numbers... filling the Halifax County High School auditorium to capacity.
Hog farmers say their way of life is under siege. That under the stricter setbacks proposed by the Planning Commission, there's no way to have future hog farm operations.
[SOT TAPE 1 - 1:45:16 - :22]

((BILLY WOODING/HOG FARMER: NOT ONLY WILL WE BE LEFT BEHIND AS FARMERS, BUT THIS COUNTY WILL BE LEFT BEHIND ALSO.)) [runs:06]
[sot TAPE 2 - 15:32:37 - :44]

((DON REESE/FARMER: IF YOU'RE GOING TO EAT BBQ AND HAM BISCUITS, SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE IS GOING TO HAVE TO RAISE THE HOGS AND WHY SHOULDN'T WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY IN HALIFAX COUNTY?)) [RUNS:07]
But hog farm neighbors and opponents, who turned out in larger numbers, say the farms need to be at least 1,000 feet from their property.
They say the hog farms pollute the environment and give the county a bad image.
[SOT TAPE 2 - 15:41:55 - 15:42:11]

((JANET VAUGHAN: THIS ISN'T ABOUT FARMING. THIS IS ABOUT AN INDUSTRY THAT FOULS THE WATER AND POLLUTES THE AIR. THEN PULLS OUT AND MOVES ON TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO IS GULLIBLE ENOUGH TO FALL FOR THEIR LIES. THEN THEY PULL OUT AND LEAVE THE TAXPAYERS TO CLEAN UP THEIR MESS.)) [RUNS:14] [Standup]))

[7S-Silvers-Close]


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Two local fast-food restaurants are going out of business.
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One of three Long John Silver's in Roanoke, and the only one in Bedford, are closing.
The seafood chain blames sinking profits.
In all, the company is closing 28 stores in what it calls "unprofitable markets."
Roanoke's Brambleton avenue store is closing.
The Long John Silvers on Franklin and Williamson Roads will remain open.
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[7E-100-Year]


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Becoming older these days doesn't mean slowing down and that's especially true for one local woman.
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Lillian Jefferson celebrated her 100-th birthday at the Richfield Retirement Community in Salem yesterday afternoon.
But what makes her special is how independent she is at her age.
Jefferson cooks her own meals, walks with out any aids, and is sharp playing Bridge.
She attributes her good health to growing up in the country.
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[IN Q=I rode horses]

((LILLIAN JEFFERSON/100 YEARS OLD: I RODE HORSES AND I CLIMBED TREES AND I DID EVERYTHING THE BOYS DID I COULD JUMP IN A CREEK AND SWIM ALL THE WAY ACROSS JUST LIKE THEY COULD.))
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[OUT Q=like they could]
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Workers at the Richfield retirement community say socializing among the residents is leading to happier and sometimes longer lives.
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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast...it'll be mostly sunny with winds out of the northeast. Temperatures will stay in the mid -to upper 70's. Tonight will clear and cool with light winds. Temperatures in the low-to mid 50's. The extended forecast calls for...


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[45E-Venable]


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Lynchburg police call it gun deal gone bad.
A now a hill city teen will spend 45 years behind bars for murder.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Sept. 1998]


The body of 21- year- old Peter Spyropolous (speer-AH-poe-lis) was found inside this burning car last September.


Authorities say 19- year- old Darnell Venable killed Spyropolous after the pair came to Lynchburg looking to buy guns.
Venable then torched the car with the victim's body inside.
Venable entered an Alford plea today-- not admitting guilt, but acknowledging that there was enough evidence to convict him.
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[45E-Reyes]


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A former Liberty University student reports to the Lynchburg jail today to begin serving a 6 month sentence.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Nov. 1997]


John Reyes was convicted of trespassing during an anti- abortion rally at E.C. Glass High School two years ago.
His appeals have run out and Reyes must begin serving a six- month jail term.
During a rally today, Reyes questioned why he and Operation Rescue director Flip Benham were singled out for prosecution weeks after the rally took place.
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[IN Q=Are they going]

((JOHN REYES/CONVICTED PROTESTER: ARE THEY GOING TO TELL ME THAT THESE POLICE OFFICERS DID NOT KNOW HOW TO DO THEIR JOB? IF WE WERE DOING SOMETHING ILLEGAL, WOULDN'T THEY HAVE ARRESTED US?))
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[OUT Q=have arrested us?]
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Reyes says he'll be bringing his Bible with him to jail tomorrow and hopes to spread the gospel among his fellow inmates.
With good behavior, he could be released in three months.
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[45E-Bedrosian]


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A Roanoke prosecutor was seeking a 50 dollar fine in an assault charge case against Al Bedrosian.
But instead the judge dismissed the case.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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[IN Q=Al Bedrosian and]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Campbell/Child's Mother; :18]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Clifton/Witness; :33]
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/Defendant; :47]
[SUPER=07-Judge James Swanson; 1:07]
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(( Al Bedrosian and Melissa Campbell had nothing to say to each other as they came into the courthouse...
But both had plenty to say on the stand, Campbell describing what she saw when her son Malik ran past Bedrosian in the Lewis Gale Clinic waiting room, knocking over a container of candy.

[SOT 01:58:17]
[IN Q=Mr. Bedrosian kind of ]

((MELISSA CAMPBELL/CHILD'S MOTHER; MR. BEDROSIAN KIND OF GRABBED HIM AND LIFTED HIM UP OR BENT HIM OVER HIS HAND AND SPANKED HIM ON THE BOTTOM. ))
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[OUT Q=on the bottom]



But a witness in the waiting room testified Bedrosian was protecting his infant from a child running out of control.

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[IN Q=I believe he]

((CHERYL CLIFTON/WITNESS; I BELIEVE HE WOULD HAVE GONE INTO THE BABY, I MEAN HE WAS JUST SORT OF ON A TILT, FROM WHAT I COULD SEE. ))
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[OUT Q=what I could see]



Bedrosian, while saying he is guilty ONLY of protecting his daughter, also said, in the future he would handle a similar situation differently.

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[IN Q=I don't think]

(( AL BEDROSIAN/DEFENDANT; I DON'T THINK IT'S EVER GOING TO GET TO THAT POINT, BECAUSE I THINK, THE FIRST TIME THAT THERE'S RUCKUS, I'M GOING TO GO UP AND TELL THE PEOPLE AT THE COUNTER. ))
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Judge James Swanson, telling Bedrosian he was technically guilty of assault, also said the whole thing should have ended with Bedrosian's apology... A conviction he said, would accomplish nothing.

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[IN Q=I just see ]

(( JUDGE JAMES SWANSON; I JUST SEE ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO CONTINUE THIS ANY FURTHER, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, AND I'M GOING TO DISMISS IT. ))
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Campbell left the courtroom without comment.
Bedrosian, while pleased with the verdict, was not celebrating.

[SOT 03:21:40-tape 1]
[IN Q=people are saying]

(( AL BEDROSIAN/DEFENDANT; PEOPLE ARE SAYING CONGRATULATIONS, I DON'T THINK IT'S REALLY ONE OF THOSE TYPES OF THINGS, IT'S A TOUGH SITUATION, I WAS FROM THE VERY START, JUST A BAD SITUATION ALTOGETHER THAT YOU GET PUT INTO, AND IT'S OVER, FOR NOW. ))
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[OUT Q=over for now.]



Bedrosian won't speculate on how this will affected his campaign for the house of delegates, but says he'll accept whatever happens.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))


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Checking your Tuesday forecast now..
Mostly sunny and breezy again today, with afternoon highs in the upper 70s.
Clear and cool tonight, with lows in the lower 50s.
The next five days look partly cloudy and gradually warmer...with highs in the 80s...lows in the 50s and 60s.




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[8Appomattox-Schools]


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It's a controversy that could lead to legal debate.
But, Appomattox County school board intends to continue the plans to post the Lord's Prayer in county schools.
More attorneys, including the top attorney for the conservative Rutherford Institute, are saying the plan would not stand up to a court challenge.
The American Civil Liberties Union said it will sue if the board adopts policies promoting religion in the schools.

[8S-Fulcher]


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The jury in the Bland Prison drug trafficking case has decided Michael Fulcher's mother owes the government more than 20-thousand dollars for her involvement.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]


ETHEL Fulcher was found guilty Friday night of laundering the proceeds of drug peddling at the prison. It was a very selective verdict, though.
Jurors could have tied her to three times as much. They spent more than three hours today sorting through money orders and receipts, before deciding 20-thousand- 449 dollars was traceable to her.
If she cannot pay, the government could seize her home.
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[8Transport-Budget]


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After pressure from Democrats , Governor Gilmore will announce his long awaited transportation spending program today.
Democrats had been pressuring the Republican governor to respond to transportation initiatives, hoping to use this issue to their advantage in the fall elections. A Richmond newspaper reports that Gilmore will propose spending two-and-a-half billion dollars-- much of it for projects in northern Virginia.
He'll make the announcement on a Washington radio show this morning.

[8Halifax-Hog-Farms]


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It's a debate that's divided a community.
But, Halifax County supervisors voted to require hog farms to be built at least a thousand feet from property lines.
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[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


The decision came after last night's five hour public hearing.
Hog farmers say their way of life is under siege-- that under the stricter setbacks proposed by the Planning Commission, there's no way to have future hog farm operations.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If you're going]

((DON REESE/FARMER: IF YOU'RE GOING TO EAT BBQ AND HAM BISCUITS, SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE IS GOING TO HAVE TO RAISE THE HOGS AND WHY SHOULDN'T WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY IN HALIFAX COUNTY?))
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But neighbors and opponents of hog farms say they pollute and give the county a bad image.
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[IN Q=This isn't]

((JANET VAUGHAN: THIS ISN'T ABOUT FARMING. THIS IS ABOUT AN INDUSTRY THAT FOULS THE WATER AND POLLUTES THE AIR. THEN PULLS OUT AND MOVES ON TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO IS GULLIBLE ENOUGH TO FALL FOR THEIR LIES. THEN THEY PULL OUT AND LEAVE THE TAXPAYERS TO CLEAN UP THEIR MESS.))
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[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=clean up their mess.]
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More than 600 residents turned out for the meeting.
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[8E-City-Water]


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Roanoke officials are hoping that Hurricane Dennis will bring more than just cooler temperatures. With Carvins Cove now 28-point-7 feet below the spillway, they hope we'll get major drought relief in the form of rain.
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[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


The Cove's water level dropped more over the weekend.
Attorneys for Roanoke City and County are continuing to work on an agreement to help deal with the water shortage.


Roanoke City Council expects the issue to make the agenda at its September 20th meeting.
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[8E-Bedford-Water]


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Here's a water problem we don't hear about that often:
An abundant supply ... and no one who wants to use it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


That was the case in Bedford County today.
The National Guard trucked in more than 6-thousand gallons for farmers suffering in this summer's drought.
But the guardsmen didn't have any customers all morning.
Last week's rain might have convinced some farmers they don't need water for crops or cattle.
Still .. county residents can get free, non-drinkable water at the armory and three other places:
The Big Island Fire Department ... Smith Mountain Lake State Park ... and the Bedford County Nursing Home.
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Time once more to look at today's weather...
Lots of sunshine with a northeasterly breeze and afternoon highs about where they were yesterday, in the upper 70s.
Clear skies and cool overnight lows in the 50s.
The five day forecast stays dry...and gradually warmer.
Highs in the 80s...lows in the 50s and 60s.


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