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[TALENT=Keith]

The legislature overrides a couple of Gilmore vetoes. Today's vote means laid off Textile workers will get emerg
ency health insurance coverage. We'll get the details in a LIVE report from Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll hear what the U-S Senate candidates have to say ...between bites of fish... a LIVE report from the Shad Planking in Wakefield.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, Virginia Tech and Virginia square off in baseball, words from Cavaliers quarterback Dan Ellis on his senior season,
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[VO-NAT]


and we will have a report from the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, all of this in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


This has certainly been the most pleasant day we've seen in a while...
Look for more sunshine and milder temperatures as we head into tomorrow.... with rain on the horizon for Friday.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT 01:02:24]
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((DEL. BARNIE DAY: IF EVER A MOUNTAIN HAS BEEN MADE OUT OF A MOLEHILL.))
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[VO-NAT]


"Fraudulent."
"A nightmare of complexities."
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Governor Jim Gilmore's budget gets a licking from lawmakers over textile worker health insurance.
Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[XGR-Vetoes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-07 TC57:34]
[GRAPHIC=Veto Session]


Governor Jim Gilmore has won a permanent funding stream for road building projects.
But he was thwarted today outright on two issues that hit Southside and Southwest Virginia.
[Double Boxes=Ellen and Keith/State Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, the first is a bill that would cover illegal alien migrant workers with workers comp.
Farmers wanted it, business owners wanted it to protect them from lawsuits.
The Governor vetoed it, saying they illegal aliens should have NO legal status.
His veto was overturned by both chambers today.
The second issue is the final piece in the relief puzzle for laid off textile workers.
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[SUPER=@Armstrong; : ]
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[OUT Q=not personal]

(( Lawmakers set aside seven million dollars in the budget for emergency health insurance.
The Governor left the money, but expanded it to several more localities-- with the mandate they design their own insurance programs.
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((DEL. BARNIE DAY: I HOPE YOU'LL REJECT THESE AMENDMENTS. THEY'RE RIDICULOUS.)) [runs:04]
Southside lawmakers spoke of a laid off worker who'd developed leukemia since the Tultex bankruptcy.
[sot BIG TAPE 01:08:15]

((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS: THEIR HOPES FOR GETTING HELP WITH HEALTH CARE WENT DOWN THE TUBES... STATE GOVERNMENT.)) [runs:11 ]
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M REALLY SURPRISED AND DISAPPOINTED. I HAD OFFERED AMENDMENTS...RADFORD... SOUTHWEST THAT HAVE BEEN UNEMPLOYED FOR SO LONG.)) [runs:20 ]

[sot 14:44:25]

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG: I DON'T TAKE TAKE ANY GLEE... THIS IS NOT PERSONAL.)) [runs:06]))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Those are the words of a man who's learned the hard way... the Governor laughs last.
On the budget, the Governor says his line item veto power gives him ultimate power of anything in the document... so this seven million is still NOT set in stone.
[Double Boxes=ellen and Steve/State Microwave and Starlink]



[Shad-Planking]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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(Ellen adlibs toss to Steve)
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[Meningitis]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC53:21]
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Radford University and the New River Health District say about 150 students who attended a Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity party are at risk for meningitis.
The third case of the bacterial infection was diagnosed in a 19 year old male freshman who is a Phi Kap member -- he's hospitalized in stable condition.
Tonya Flory has more.
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[SUPER=01-Jason Depui/Phi Kappa Sigma; ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District Dir.; ]
[SUPER=01-Christy Costello/RU Junior; ]
[SUPER=@Tonya2; ]
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((The infected freshman attended two parties held at this frat house. Phi Kap Jason Depui was not at either of the parties, but he's not taking any chances.
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[IN Q=I just]

((JASON DEPUI/RU SENIOR: I JUST WENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR MY OWN PRECAUTIONS AND GOT THE PILL FOR MY OWN PRECAUTION.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=own precaution.]

Now the health department is giving everyone who attended either party anti microbial treatment.
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[IN Q=We are now]

((DR. JODY HERSHEY: WE ARE NOW GOING TO EXTEND THAT TREATMENT TO...ON APRIL 13TH AND 15TH.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=and 15th.]

Vaccines will be offered tomorrow to all freshman who live in Radford dorms. The vaccine is strongly recommended, but not required for incoming freshman. Christy Costello is dating a Phi Kappa Sigma and was at Saturday night's party which worries her.
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((CHRISTY COSTELLO/RU JUNIOR: KIND OF NERVOUS, I DON'T REALLY WANT TO SHARE DRINKS WITH PEOPLE.)) [RUNS:04]
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Doctor Hershey says common college behavior like sharing drinks, cigarettes, eating utensils or a toothbrush or kissing an infected person creates an increased risk. Tonya Flory, News 7.))

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


The Kiwanis Club is getting ready to honor 12 young heroes tonight.
We'll hear from some of them later on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And the latest on gas prices-- the worst may be behind us.
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(toss to Kimberly)



[McCadden]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:37:50]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Comments from the campaign of Roanoke Mayor David Bowers brought an angry response today from one of his opponents, Independent Mac McCadden.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke/Yesterday]


During a news conference yesterday, a group of black leaders endorsed Bowers' campaign.
And one speaker suggested Bowers' opponents are practicing a strategy of divide and conquer.
Today, McCadden said he was appalled by the statement.
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((MAC MCCADDEN/I- CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR: IT'S A SHAME THAT THEY RESULT TO SUCH TACTICS AS BLAMING ME FOR DIVIDING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY. IT'S AS IF THEY DON'T BELIEVE THE AFRICAN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD THINKS FOR THEMSELVES AND THE COMMUNITY DOES THINK FOR THEMSELVES. I MEAN THEY'VE PROVED SO IN THE LAST THREE OR FOUR ELECTIONS.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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In addition to Bowers and McCadden, Republican Ralph Smith and Independent Duane Howard are running for Roanoke Mayor.

[Robb]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC49:14]
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Senator Chuck Robb has the support of Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus.
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[VO-NAT]
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Robb joined his fellow Democrats at the state capitol this morning. Caucus members praised Robb and blasted Republican George Allen's record on Black issues.
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[SUPER=201-Del. Jerrauld Jones/Legislative Black Caucus; :00]
[SUPER=201-Del. Paul Harris/Allen Campaign Co-Chair; :17]
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[OUT Q=seat in the Senate]
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[VO-NAT]


The black caucus says voters should not forget Allen refused to condemn slavery in a confederate heritage month proclamation, fought against the motor voter law, and initially opposed a state holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.

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[Holland]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC48:58]
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The first hour of work of the Virginia Senate today was to say goodbye.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A black drape covered the desk of Southside Senator Richard Holland.
The six term Democrat died Sunday in his Isle of Wight County home.
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((HAWKINS: WE STAND... MISS HIM.))06
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((HOWELL: TODAY... IT'S HITTING VERY HARD.))
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Flags flew at half staff today for Senator Holland.
The Governor will name a special election date to replace him.


[Waterworks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC38:58]
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A Smith Mountain Lake man must pay the state 24-thousand-dollars for overcharging his customers. But he's still trying to hit them up for more money.
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[TAPE#=00-03 46:10]

Robert Winney owns Waterworks -- a utility company serving four lake subdivisions. [tape 99-42 TC 6:05]
[SUPER=04-September 1999;]

The State Corporation Commission says Winney does not fix leaks, lets the tanks run dry, and overcharges customers. He also refused to pay his electric bills, so the entire system was almost shut down. Today the S-C-C fined Winney 24-thousand-dollars. Winney's applying to raise his rates, even though the S-C-C has already told him no several times. He hung up when called for a comment.
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[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:58:38]
[GRAPHIC=Down Gas Prices]


Gas prices are still near record highs, but they have eased a little in the last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Triple-A reports the average price of self-serve unleaded fell about a nickel in Virginia over the last month, to 1-43 a gallon.
Even with that drop, it is the second-highest monthly average ever, second only to last month.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
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[TAPE#=None]
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Stocks lost ground today as investors took some profits from Wall Street's powerful two-day rally. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW fell 92 and a half points while NASDAQ lost 87.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost a quarter of a point.
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[Young-Heroes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC1:50:25]
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They're ordinary young people doing extraordinary things.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A dozen young people from Western Virginia are being honored for overcoming adversity, helping the less fortunate and saving lives.
18 year old Jake Foster saved his father's life last August when his Dad fell out of a tree.
Jake says his emergency medical skills kicked in when he saw his father lying on the ground.
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[SOT 1:56:00]
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((JAKE FOSTER: I THINK I PREVENTED HIM FROM BEING PARALYZED MAYBE BECAUSE WHEN WE GOT TO THE HOSPITAL HIS BACK WAS BROKE.))
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[OUT Q=his back was broke]
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[VO-NAT]


16 year old Kellee Green tutors special education students at Hurt Park Elementary school once a week.

Kellee says she doesn't consider herself a hero or someone special. She's just trying to do the right thing.
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((KELLEE GREEN: I KNOW KIDS NEED HELP AND I KNOW IF I NEEDED SOME HELP AND NO BODY WAS HELPING ME THEN I WOULD BE MAD.))
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[OUTQ=would be mad.]
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[VO-NAT]


All 12 of the young heroes will be honored at a banquet tonight at the Hotel Roanoke.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Mike Stevens will have a few notes from the Great Greensboro Chrysler Classic, the Roanoke Softball team inches closer to the nations top ranking
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and Virginia tech and Virginia cut their respective teeth on the English Field diamond today.
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[S-GGO]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-65]
[GRAPHIC=G'BORO CLASSIC]


The Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic begins its four day run in the Tarheel State tomorrow.
Tonight, Mike Stevens and photographer Scott Ayres show us why the tournament could turn into a LOVE-fest.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Lehman/One PGA Win This Year; 1:45]
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[S-VT]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=SMA]
[TAPE#=SP-66 tc 05:48]
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On the college diamond, Virginia Tech was looking for its fourth straight win this afternoon but the Virginia Cavaliers stood in the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/UVA vs. Va. Tech;]


Students from Cedar Bluff and Tazewell Elementary Schools took in the game at English Field.
Tech starts smacking the ball early, as Kevin Bice gets the hit into right field scoring Addison Bowman and moving Jed English to third. It's 1-0 Tech.
English would score a few pitches later as UVA's Tommy Keiper throws a wild one giving the Hokies a two nothing lead in the bottom of the first.
We move ahead to the bottom of the third, Tech's Brad Bauder drops a double to right field scoring Bice from second to increase the Hokies advantage.
[SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/7/Virginia/6/10 Innings]


Chris Winterfeldt then dings one to rightcenter scoring Bauder from second and Tech wins it 7-to-6 in 10 innings.
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[S-Softball]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-52 2:06:42]
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The ODAC has two softball teams ranked in the top 20 and Roanoke and Bridgwater are playing right now at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

The Lady Maroons are ranked fourth in this week's National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Division III poll and even received one of eight first place votes. Roanoke is 31 and 2 and 19th ranked Bridgewater is 28 and 6. We will have highlights at 11.
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[S-Ellis]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-60 23:27]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


Dan Ellis enters this football season after finishing last year eighth in the nation in passing efficiency, completing over 60 percent of his throws with 20 touchdown tosses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Despite missing two weeks of spring ball with a separated shoulder, Ellis is no doubt the Cavaliers top quarterback.
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[IN Q="I feel]
[SUPER=01-Dan Ellis/UVa Senior Quarterback; :00]

((DAN ELLIS/UVA SENIOR QUARTERBACK:I FEEL REAL COMFORTABLE AND I GUESS AFTER A YEAR OF PLAYING ON THE TEAM AND BEING WITH THE SAME GUYS FOR SO LONG YOU GET USED TO IT.AND I'M NOT SUPRISED ANY TIME I SEE A DEFENSE , I KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, I KNOW WHAT THE DEFENSE IS GONNA BRING.))
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[OUT Q=....defense is gonna bring"]
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[VO-NAT]


Ellis has the good fortune of returning all four of UVa's top wide outs. Kevin Coffey is the senior leader who caught a touchdown pass in the spring game. Super sophomore Billy McMullen racked up 483 receiving yards as a freshman last year.
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[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK OUR RECEIVING CORP. IT WAS GOOD LAST YEAR AND IT'S JUST GETTING BETTERJAMES IS GONNA BE BACK AND THAT ADDS ANOTHER GUY TO THE MOX. EVEN THOUGH AHMAD LEFT JAMES CAN FILL IN THERE. AND KEVIN AND BILLY, I MEAN THEY'RE GREAT, THEY KEEP GETTING BETTER. DOTSON IS OUT, HE PULLED HIS HAMMY, WE GOT A LOT OF GUYS WHO CAN REALLY PREFORM, IT'S JUST A MATTER OF GETTING THEM ALL TIME.))
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[OUT Q=.....getting them all the time"]
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[Project-Impact]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rre]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC1:48:29]
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Right on the heels of Monday's flash flooding in Roanoke, Project Impact coordinators held a workshop this morning for area businesses on severe weather safety.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Emlaw briefed the audience on the dangers of driving through flooded roadways which is Virginia's number one weather killer.
Project Impact is a nationwide initiative to help localities deal with a wide variety of natural disasters.
Participants received a free NOAA weather radio and were also advised about how local stations like WDBJ get warnings out to the public.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]

Botetourt County plans to spend LESS money next year. Supervisors want to CUT the budget by almost eight percent. Schools -- though -- are slated to get six percent MORE. Find out how well this goes over at tonight's public hearing -- we'll have that on News7 at 11.