[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A sad end to the search for Tara Munsey.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a well known actor- comedian dies of cancer.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We'll keep the unseasonably mild temperatures around for the next several hours...then cooler weather, rain and snow move into the region on the heels of a cold front.
The weekend outlook is coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[Munsey]


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Two weeks of searching for a missing Radford girl have come to an end.
Pulaski county Sherriff's deputies found
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[TAKE MAP FULL] Tara Rose Munsey's body last night in a remote part of Pulaski County-- just off Parrott River Road.
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Marya Jones is at the Pulaski County Sheriff's office with more.
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[varney]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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You knew him as ''Ernest'' in movie comedies and in thousands of T-V commercials.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3:36:08]
Actor Jim Varney died at his home in Tennessee of lung cancer.
Varney became a comedic icon for his character, Ernest, Vern's annoying hillbilly neighbor.
Varney's Ernest appeared in hundreds of T-V commercials and series of motion picitures.
His voice was featured in both Toy Story movies.
Varney was diagnosed with cancer in August of 1998.
It spread to his brain by March of last year.
Jim Varney was 50 years old.
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[E-Gilmore-Textile]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:16:18]
[GRAPHIC=Textile Relief]


The Senate Finance Committee defeated a bill offering financial relief to more than three-thousand laid off textile workers in the Martinsville area.
The vote last night came along mostly partisan lines, with Republicans going along with Governor Gilmore's objection to the bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, he told reporters why he's opposed to a relief package for the laid off workers.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;]


The Governor says helping jobless workers more in one part of the state than another is simply NOT fair.
And the textile layoffs are different from the help he's promised tobacco farmers.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: TOBACCO FOR EXAMPLE HAS A DEDICATED FUND OF MONEY THAT'S A RESULT OF THE NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT THAT I'VE DONE, THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DONE, AND THAT IS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR THAT. ))
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
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Despite the Governor's objections, the relief bill will be debated again in a House committee.

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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:50:42]
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The Governor may also stand between more state funding and the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


But the National D-Day Memorial Foundation's still almost four million dollars shy of its 12 million dollar price tag.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


So the surviving Virginia D-Day veterans took their latest campaign to the State Capitol yesterday.
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((EUGENE CREWS/D-DAY VETERAN: AND THAT BEACH WAS A BLOODY MESS. IT WAS A SAD THING TO SEE. BUT THANK GOD THAT WE COME BACK.)) ((BOB SLAUGHTER: 56 YEARS LATER, I THINK IT'S TIME TO PUT A D-DAY MEMORIAL UP, GET IT UP AND RUNNING, BECAUSE-- WE ARE LOSING GOOD MEN EVERY SINGLE DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Eugene Crews/D-Day Veteran; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Slaughter/D-Day Memorial Chairman; :07]
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[OUT Q=every single day.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Gilmore is the stumbling block.
He says the state's already given over 2 million dollars in seed money... and that the arch is a symbol of museums and cultural centers relying too heavily on government funding.
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[anchor=Melanie]
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The D-Day Foundation hopes to dedicate the arch on Memorial Day this year-- but open it a year later.

[E-48-Hours]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:04:17]
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Bedford County's on- line investigative unit has earned many a local headline, but now the NATIONAL spotlight will soon shine on "Operation Blue Ridge Thunder."
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The C-B-S news magazine "48 Hours" has spent the past few weeks in Bedford County, working on a profile of the Internet crime prevention team.
Producer Josh Gelman says he was doing research for a piece on the dark side of the Internet when he learned about Sheriff Mike Brown's team.
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[IN Q=The power of]

((JOSH GELMAN/"48 HOURS" PRODUCER: THE POWER OF THE INTERNET IS GROWING MASSIVELY EVERY YEAR AND THIS SEEMS TO BE A VERY TIMELY TOPIC AND THAT'S WHY WE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT IT.)) ((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THIS IS NATIONAL EXPOSURE TO A PROBLEM THAT IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM. AND WE ARE DELIGHTED, I AM DELIGHTED THAT THE BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS.))
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[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :11]
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[OUT Q=to do this.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last week, "48 Hours" accompanied Bedford investigators to New York to help arrest a schoolbus driver who'd been using the Internet to solicit a young girl for sex.
You can see that story when the episode airs on C-B-S in late March.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, a former Hokie is released by the Buffalo Bills, and Ken Griffey Junior signs with the Reds.
Steve Mason has more.
Good Morning Steve.
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[Girl-Found]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#00-02 TC36:12]
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A sad ending to the search for a missing Radford girl.
Tara Rose Munsey's body was found early yesterday evening.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones joins us live now with more details.
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[plane-inspections]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Expect some delays if you're flying anywhere this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]

[3:08:27]
The F-A-A has ordered about a fifth of the nation's airline fleet to undergo mandatory emergency inspections.
This comes after two planes were found to have similar problems as the Alaska air jet that plunged into the Pacific last week.
Investigators believe a faulty horizontal stabilizer may have caused the crash.
Located on the tail, it controls a plane's up and down movement.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, new information about high blood pressure and problems it may cause.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((SOME BAD NEWS ON THE STROKE FRONT. THE NUMBER OF STROKES IN THE U.S. IS ON THE WAY UP- IN FACT- STROKES ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS.
VT=VO

RESEARCHERS AT THE MAYO CLINIC BLAME HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE FOR THE INCREASE IN STROKES-THAT'S BECAUSE ABOUT HALF OF ALL
AMERICANS WHO HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DONT KNOW IT AND THEREFORE DONT GET TREATMENT--- AND MANY OF THOSE WHO ARE DIAGN

OSED DONT TAKE THEIR MEDICINE OR ARE NOT GIVEN THE RIGHT MEDICINES. ON CAM ADDING THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IS ANOTHER STUDY THAT SAYS DONT THINK THE PROBLEM CAN BE PUT OFF FOR A FEW YEARS. A STUDY FROM BOSTON UNIVERSITY FINDS MEN WHO IGNORE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN MIDDLE AGE- PAY THE PRICE DECADES LATER WITH A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE EVEN IF BLOOD PRESSURE- AT THAT TIME IS NORMAL.
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IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH ALCOHOL FOR A PREGNANT WOMAN TO PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE BRAIN OF HER UNBORN CHILD. THE CONCLUSION COMES FROM WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY WHERE RESEARCHERS SAY JUST A SINGLE EPISODE OF GETTING DRUNK -DURING PREGNANCY- CAN CAUSE THE CHILD TO HAVE LEARNING DISABILITIES YEARS LATER.
VT=VO

AND FINALLY- SOME GOOD NEWS FOR THE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS- MAINLY WOMEN- WHO SUFFER FROM IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME. IT'S A DISORDER WHERE WE HAVE NO IDEA OF THE CAUSE- BUT WE DO NOW HAVE THE FIRST NEW DRUG IN YEARS FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL- ITS CALLED LOTRENEX AND IS AVAILABLE BY A DOCTORS PRESCRIPTION. ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DRDH FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


The body of 17 year old Tara Munsey has been found in a remote area of Pulaski County, near the Giles County line.

She was last seen January 25th, leaving her job at a Taco Bell in Fairlawn.
Her car was found in the parking lot.
Munsey's body was found yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


About one-fifth of the nation's airline fleet will undergo mandatory emergency inspections.
The government issued the order after two aircraft were found to have damage similar to what was discovered in the wreckage of Alaska Airlines Flight 261.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Actor Jim Varney has died of lung cancer at the age of 50.
Varney became known as the hillbilly, Ernest P. Worrell-- constantly chatting up his neighbor, Vern -- in a huge variety of T-V ads.
He also appeared in a number of motion pictures.
And his voice was featured in both Toy Story movies.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday February 11.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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[TAPE#00-01 TC24:30]
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The search for a missing Radford teenager is over-- and it's not the ending most wanted to hear.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
Tara Munsey's body was found in the remote Parrott section of Pulaski County-- not far from the Giles County line.

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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones has been on the story all night and joins us with an update.
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T-V audiences knew him as Ernest, Vern's annoying hillybilly neighbor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3:36:08]
Actor Jim Varney died yesterday at his home in Tennessee of lunger cancer.
He first appeared in a variety of T-V ads, as Ernest P. (War-ul) Worrell, ---constantly chatting up his neighbor

Vern.
He then hit the silver screen with films like "Ernest Goes to Camp" and "Ernest Saves Christmas."
Varney's other movie credits include "The Beverly Hillbillies," and the voice of the slinky dog in Toy Story I and II.
Jim Varney dead at the age of 50.
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[2-E-Gilmore-Textile]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:16:18]
[GRAPHIC=Textile Relief]


Another set-back to laid-off textile workers.
The Senate Finance Committee defeated a financial relief bill.
The vote last night came along mostly partisan lines, with Republicans going along with Governor Gilmore's objection to the bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, he told reporters why he's opposed to a relief package for the laid off workers.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;]


The Governor says helping jobless workers more in one part of the state than another is simply NOT fair.
And the textile layoffs are different from the help he's promised tobacco farmers.
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[sot 14:09:40]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: TOBACCO FOR EXAMPLE HAS A DEDICATED FUND OF MONEY THAT'S A RESULT OF THE NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT THAT I'VE DONE, THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DONE, AND THAT IS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR THAT. ))
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
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Despite the Governor's objections, the relief bill will be debated again in a House committee.

[E-Fuel-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=500-02 14:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The cold winter has forced gasoline and heating oil prices up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Economists blame a low supply and high demand for oil. That's putting a major strain on the pocketbooks of some motorists and homeowners.
The big question many people would like to know is how long will prices stay high?
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((I WOULD PREDICT OIL PRICES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF THE SUMMER...ANYONE'S GUESS.))
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[OUT Q=anyone's guess.]
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[VO-NAT]

Many homeowners hope the mild weather in recent days will help keep the bills down.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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((Archive: monster truck))

[2-Girl-Found]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#00-02 TC36:12]
[GRAPHIC=Munsey]


An autopsy should provide more clues to how Tara Rose Munsey died.
Her body was found yesterday evening.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones has been talking to friends of Tara's family and has more.
[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
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[***MARYA'S MIKE HOT]
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[shuttle]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Enddeavor Launch]


It looks like the space shuttle "Endeavour" may finally blast off today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]

[3:57:22]
It's set to blast into orbit at 12-30 for an eleven-day radar mapping mission.
The mission has been delayed for months -- and last week, rain and a computer glitch forced a halt to the countdown.
But shuttle managers say they aren't tracking any technical problems -- and the weather odds are put at a favorable 90 percent.
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[E-Explore-Post]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-59 25:19]
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[****ANCHOR TAG****]
Some local teenagers are getting an inside look at how the Roanoke City Police Department operates.
Joy Sutton has details.
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(( For the past four years, 18 year old Carmen Walker has been learning what it's like to be police officer -- with hopes of someday joining the F-B-I..
Walker, along with the other teens in this class, is getting the same training -- that many police officers experience in the police academy.
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((OFFICER RODGER HOGAN: THEY LEARN SEX CRIMES, INVESTIGATIONS, INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES, ALL OF THESE THINGS THEY LEARN ABOUT IN THE COURSE OF TWO YEARS.. THEY ALSO LEARN THE POLICE CODES SO THEY CAN TALK OUR JARGON)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=our jargon]


Officer Hogan says one of the main goals of the program -- is to get teenagers interested in law enforcement.
Cari Kelso says the training has been great -- and he is now more certain than ever that he wants to be a military police officer.
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((CARI KELSO/STUDENT: WE GET TO LEARN SOME SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES. WE DID I-B-R WHICH IS INSTANT BASED REPORTING AND WE WROTE SOME REPORTS WITH DIFFERENT SCENARIOS AND TOOK A TEST ON IT)) [RUNS11]
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[nat sound 53:28] ((NAT SOUND: WE DO A BUNCH OF CIVIL STUFF AND OUR MAIN THING IS PROSECUTING CRIMES)) [RUNS5]
In this week's class the students are learning the legal side of law enforcement from Betty Jo Anthony -- the chief assistant Roanoke's Commonwealth Attorney.
And the teens are tested on the information they learn.
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((OFFICER HOGAN: ONCE THEY PASS THE WRITTEN TEST THEY ACQUIRE A BADGE THAT THEY WEAR ON THEIR UNIFORMS AND THEN THEY DO A RIDE ALONG PROGRAM. THEY'RE ACTUALLY OUT THEIR ON THE STREETS WITH POLICE OFFICERS GETTING TO SEE IT FIRST HAND.)) [RUNS13]
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And the teenagers says this experience has helped them understand that the police are just like everybody else.
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((CARMEN WALKER: THEY'RE NOT OUT TO ARREST YOU AND GET YOU IN TROUBLE THEY'RE AROUND TO HELP YOU WHEN YOU REALLY NEED HELP)) [RUNS6]
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Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The program is year-round and is for people 14 to 20 years of age.
Anyone interested in joining should call the Roanoke City Police Department..

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, a preview of the Pioneer district's championship game between Parry McCluer and Covington.
Steve Mason has more.
Good Morning Steve.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[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]


We may know later today how Tara Munsey died.
The teenager's body was found early yesterday evening near the Pulaski-Giles County line.
Investigators say the body showed some signs of trauma.
An autopsy will be performed this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Senate Finance Committee defeated a bill offering financial relief to more than three-thousand laid off textile workers in the Martinsville area.
The vote last night came along mostly partisan lines, with Republicans going along with Governor Gilmore's objection to the bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Governor Gilmore is also standing between more state funding for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
Veterans went to Richmond yesterday to lobby for more money.
Gilmore says the state's already given too much money and the memorial is a symbol of museum and cultural centers relying too heavily on government funding.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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