[7E-Hog-Farms]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-31 47:10]
[GRAPHIC=Hog Farm]


The debate that has divided a community over hog farms has one more opponent. The vote for tougher restrictions on Halifax County hog operations has angered farmers as well as environmentalists.
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[VO-NAT]


Citizen activists say they're pleased with some aspects of the new hog farm rules ... such as requirements that hog farms be three-thousand feet from homes and one-thousand feet from property lines.
But Southside Concerned Citizens' leader says the Supervisors failed to protect citizens when those setbacks didn't increase with the number of hogs.
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[SOT 1:13:51 - 1:14:01]
[IN Q=I'm very disappointed]

((JACK DUNAVANT/SOUTHSIDE CONCERNED CITIZENS PRES.: I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE POLITICIANS THAT WE'VE ELECTED. THEY WEREN'T PUT IN THERE BY PIGS, THEY WERE PUT IN THERE BY PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Dunavant/Southside Concerned Citizens;]
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[OUT Q=were put in there by people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Halifax County's Farm Bureau president says the setbacks were a blow to some farmers who are losing profits and looking at hog farming as another way to make living.
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[SOT 1:23:02 - :09]
[IN Q=All the farmers]

((JAY REESE/HALIFAX CO. FARM BUREAU PRES.: ALL THE FARMERS ARE LOOKING FOR SOME TYPE OF COMMODITY THAT MAY HELP THEM HOLD ON TO THEIR FARMS. ))
[SUPER=01-Jay Reese/Farm Bureau President;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=hold on to their farms.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The eight existing hog farms in the county were grand fathered in.

[7E-Transportation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-25 1:29:00]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Highway Spending]


Along with new car seat standards comes a two-and-a-half billion dollar proposal to build better roads in Virginia.
Governor Gilmore presented it yesterday, but critics say it plays favorites with certain parts of the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington]


Gilmore announced the plan in Northern Virginia.
That's the transportation district that would get the most money. [PRE PRO]
Still, the six-year plan includes 90 projects across the state.
The Lynchburg district would get more than 108-million dollars.
The Salem district would get more than 30-million.
House Democratic Leader Dick Cranwell said the governor's plan is one of many the General Assembly will consider.
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[SOT 28:15]
[IN Q=it will be up to]

((DICK CRANWELL: IT WILL BE UP TO PEOPLE LIKE ME AND THE REST OF THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHSIDE DELEGATION TO MAKE SURE THAT CRITICAL MONEY FINDS ITS WAY TO OUR REGION.))
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[VO-NAT]


Cranwell also said the General Assembly will decide what is the best way to fund a transportation plan.
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[7E-L'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-27 59:24]
[GRAPHIC=air travel]


If you're thinking of traveling by air, you may be one of many people who sometimes drive a few hours to a bigger airport just to get a cheaper flight.
But before you do it again, Lynchburg officials would like to have a word with you.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Thanks to state and local grant money, United Express is the first to offer cut- rate round-trip fares from Lynchburg to any airport in Virginia, including the airline's hub at Washington- Dulles.
Officials say it no longer makes sense to start your trip outside of central Virginia.
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[SOT 9:32:27]
[IN Q=The absolute]

((RICK DELISI/UNITED EXPRESS SPOKESMAN: THE ABSOLUTELY SMARTEST, BEST AND ECONOMICAL WAY TO GO ANYWHERE IN THE U.S. OR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IS TO START RIGHT HERE AT LYNCHBURG REGIONAL AIRPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Rick DeLisi/United Express Spokesman]
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[OUT Q=Lynchburg regional airport.]
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[VO-NAT]


Surveys show more than a third of local travelers drive to another airport to save money.
The 99- dollar round-trip fares on United Express will last through December.
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[7E-Cove-Well]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:13:31]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


Dennis may not have solved Roanoke's water woes, but new water sources may help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Yesterday morning they began drilling a well at the Carvins Cove filtration plant.
If water is found it will allow the city to take less water from the Cove.
So far Rorrers Well Digging company has gone down 180 feet and hope to find water at 600 feet, but that could take several days.
City officials hope the well will provide up to a half million gallons of water per day.
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Taking a look at your mid-week weather..it'll be partly sunny and still breezy. Temperatures will be more seasonable with highs in the upper 70's to low 80's. Tonight it will be partly cloudy with northeast winds, highs in the upper 50's to low 60's.

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[45E-Bedrosian]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-32 42:18]
[GRAPHIC=Al Bedrosian]


A judges dismissal of assault charges against Al Bedrosian has sparked an investigation by Roanoke's N-double-A-C-P Chapter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Monday]


Bedrosian was accused of spanking Melissa Campbell's son in a waiting room.
The judge said Bedrosian was technically guilty of assault, but said the matter should have been settled when he apologized.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]


Chapter President Martin Jeffrey was among several N-double-A-C-P members who attended the trial.
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[SOT 03:11:01]
[IN Q=It was biased]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/NAACP PRESIDENT; IT WAS BIASED JUSTICE, AND BIASED BECAUSE MR. BEDROSIAN HAPPENED TO BE WHITE, WE BELIEVE, AND THE FACT THAT HE WAS A POLITICAL CANDIDATE PROBABLY DIDN'T HURT IN THAT PROCESS AS WELL. ))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/NAACP President;]
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[OUT Q=process as well]
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Jeffrey says he's trying to determine if the court violated Melissa Campbell and her son's civil rights.
Campbell declined to comment the outcome of the trial.

[45ACLU-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=School Safety]


A warning to Virginia educators from the American Civil Liberties Union.
The group told school superintendents in a letter that nervousness over school safety following the Littleton, Colorado school shootings in April should not interfere with free speech rights.
The A-C-L-U says it will provide legal assistance to students whose rights have been violated.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June;]


The organization cited a case last year in which a Surry County High School student was suspended for having blue hair.
The A-C-L-U successfully challenged the student's suspension in federal court.
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[45E-Transportation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:29:00]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Highway Spending]


Governor Gilmore's two and half billion dollar transportation plan is drawing criticism from those who says he's playing favorities with certain parts of the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington]


Gilmore announced the plan in Northern Virginia.
That's the transportation district that would get the most money. [PRE PRO]
Still, the six-year plan includes 90 projects across the state.
The Lynchburg district would get more than 108-million dollars.
The Salem district would get more than 30-million.
House Democratic Leader Dick Cranwell said the governor's plan is one of many the General Assembly will consider.
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[SOT 28:15]
[IN Q=it will be up to]

((DICK CRANWELL: IT WILL BE UP TO PEOPLE LIKE ME AND THE REST OF THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHSIDE DELEGATION TO MAKE SURE THAT CRITICAL MONEY FINDS ITS WAY TO OUR REGION.))
[SUPER=@Cranwell]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=OUR REGION]
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[VO-NAT]


Cranwell also said the General Assembly will decide what is the best way to fund a transportation plan.
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[45E-Hog-Farms]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-31 47:10]
[GRAPHIC=Hog Farm]


Halifax County Farmers aren't the only one upset by tougher restrictions for hog operations, it's also angered some environmentalists.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Citizen activists say they're pleased with some aspects of the new hog farm rules ... such as requirements that hog farms be three-thousand feet from homes and one-thousand feet from property lines.
But Southside Concerned Citizens' leader says the Supervisors failed to protect citizens when those setbacks didn't increase with the number of hogs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:13:51 - 1:14:01]
[IN Q=I'm very disappointed]

((JACK DUNAVANT/SOUTHSIDE CONCERNED CITIZENS PRES.: I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE POLITICIANS THAT WE'VE ELECTED. THEY WEREN'T PUT IN THERE BY PIGS, THEY WERE PUT IN THERE BY PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Dunavant/Southside Concerned Citizens;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=were put in there by people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Halifax County's Farm Bureau president says the setbacks were a blow to some farmers who are losing profits and looking at hog farming as another way to make living.
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[SOT 1:23:02 - :09]
[IN Q=All the farmers]

((JAY REESE/HALIFAX CO. FARM BUREAU PRES.: ALL THE FARMERS ARE LOOKING FOR SOME TYPE OF COMMODITY THAT MAY HELP THEM HOLD ON TO THEIR FARMS. ))
[SUPER=01-Jay Reese/Farm Bureau President;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=hold on to their farms.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The eight existing hog farms in the county were grand fathered in.

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Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast...
Partly sunny and still breezy today, with afternoon highs around 80.
Partly cloudy skies overnight, with lows near 60.
The five day forecast warms up...with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 80s...lows in the 50s and 60s.

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[8S-Villarini]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:57:56]
[GRAPHIC=Mutilated Money]


Banks are suppose to put aside "Mutilated money"or currency that's badly damaged, so it can be returned to the treasury department.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


But, Federal prosecutors say the stacks of dirty cash at the Bank of Floyd was not always counted properly.

Head Teller Karen Villarini at the Cave Spring Branch is charged with embezzling 83-thousand dollars from the bank.
She allegedly reported there was more mutilated money in the vault than there was over the years.
Her trial continues in federal court tomorrow.
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[8E-Reyes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-21 2:03:52]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


A former Liberty University student will spend three months in jail for participating in a protest for a cause he supports.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


John Reyes(RAY-iss) was convicted of trespassing during a anti-abortion rally in November, 1997 and sentenced to six months in jail.
He reported to the Lynchburg city jail yesterday afternoon to begin serving his sentence.
With good behavior, it's likely Reyes will be released by early December.
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[8E-Hog-Farms]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-31 47:10]
[GRAPHIC=Hog Farm]


As if the vote for tougher restrictions on hog operations in Halifax County did NOT upset enough hog farmers, now environmentalist are upset over some of the new rules.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Citizen activists say they're pleased with some aspects of the new hog farm rules ... such as requirements that hog farms be three-thousand feet from homes and one-thousand feet from property lines.
But Southside Concerned Citizens' leader says the Supervisors failed to protect citizens when those setbacks didn't increase with the number of hogs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:13:51 - 1:14:01]
[IN Q=I'm very disappointed]

((JACK DUNAVANT/SOUTHSIDE CONCERNED CITIZENS PRES.: I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE POLITICIANS THAT WE'VE ELECTED. THEY WEREN'T PUT IN THERE BY PIGS, THEY WERE PUT IN THERE BY PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Dunavant/Southside Concerned Citizens;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=were put in there by people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Halifax County's Farm Bureau president says the setbacks were a blow to some farmers who are losing profits and looking at hog farming as another way to make living.
(------------)
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:23:02 - :09]
[IN Q=All the farmers]

((JAY REESE/HALIFAX CO. FARM BUREAU PRES.: ALL THE FARMERS ARE LOOKING FOR SOME TYPE OF COMMODITY THAT MAY HELP THEM HOLD ON TO THEIR FARMS. ))
[SUPER=01-Jay Reese/Farm Bureau President;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=hold on to their farms.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The eight existing hog farms in the county were grand fathered in.

[8E-L'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-27 59:24]
[GRAPHIC=air travel]


When it comes to flying, if you find yourself driving to bigger airports just to get a cheaper fair, then Lynchburg officials have some good news for you.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Thanks to state and local grant money, United Express is the first to offer cut- rate round-trip fares from Lynchburg to any airport in Virginia, including the airline's hub at Washington- Dulles.
Officials say it no longer makes sense to start your trip outside of central Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:32:27]
[IN Q=The absolute]

((RICK DELISI/UNITED EXPRESS SPOKESMAN: THE ABSOLUTELY SMARTEST, BEST AND ECONOMICAL WAY TO GO ANYWHERE IN THE U.S. OR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IS TO START RIGHT HERE AT LYNCHBURG REGIONAL AIRPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Rick DeLisi/United Express Spokesman]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=Lynchburg regional airport.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Surveys show more than a third of local travelers drive to another airport to save money.
The 99- dollar round-trip fares on United Express will last through December.
(------------)



[8E-Cove-Well]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:13:31]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


The recent string of rain storms and tropical storm Dennis has done little to alleviate Roanoke's water woes, but new water sources may help.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Yesterday morning they began drilling a well at the Carvins Cove filtration plant.
If water is found it will allow the city to take less water from the Cove.
So far Rorrers Well Digging company has gone down 180 feet and hope to find water at 600 feet, but that could take several days.
City officials hope the well will provide up to a half million gallons of water per day.
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[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
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Turning now to weather...
Partly sunny and breezy again today, with highs around 80.
Partly cloudy tonight, with northeast winds about 10 miles an hour and lows falling to near 60.
The extended forecast is calling for increasing clouds tomorrow...then partly cloudy skies as we head toward the weekend.
Highs in the 80s...lows in the 50s and 60s.

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