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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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Interstate 81 is on the road to some MAJOR improvements--
So say state transportation officials visiting the area today.
We'll have a live report.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And after recent layoffs, I-T-T wins a high- dollar contract from the U-S Navy.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Hope you'll join us-- News 7 at noon is next.

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More room to move in acceleration lanes and more rumble strips-- Just a couple of changes on the horizon for Interstate -81.

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[I-81]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Portions of Interstate 81 in our viewing area will be getting a much needed facelift. State officials outlined the improvements this morning at the Ironto rest area.

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Teresa Hamilton was at this morning's press conference and joins us from Ironto with a look at changes.
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I-T-T Industries has received a 43 million dollar contract from the U-S Navy.
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The Roanoke County corporation has been contracted to produce aviation night vision goggles beginning early next year.
The announcement comes after a 15 percent reduction in the workforce at I-T-T over the last four months.
The new contract is expected to be valued at 13 million dollars during its first year.
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[Will-Stacey]


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[WRITER=jmi]
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The Headmaster of North Cross School has announced his resignation.
Doctor Will Stacey has been the head of the school for seven years, and he says he's leaving the school in excellent condition.
Stacey's resignation will be effective in one year.
He says he would like to continue his career at another school.



[Hurricane-Debby]


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They're busy in Puerto Rico, preparing for an unwanted guest named DEBBY.
Hurricane Debby is tearing through the Caribbean today, and threatening to strike Puerto Rico any time now.
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Residents are boarding up windows and officials are canceling flights.
People are wasting no time stocking up on food, gas, and other supplies.
There are worries Debby could cause flash floods and mudslides in Puerto Rico.
At last report, Debby's maximum sustained winds were near 75 miles per hour and growing stronger.
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[City-Schools]


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While Roanoke City school students are enjoying their last day of summer vacation, teachers and administrators are busy putting on the finishing touches before school starts tomorrow. It will be a few weeks before major renovations are completed in four of the schools.
For now, the work will mean major adjustments.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Angela Galbreath/Garden City Teacher; :18]
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[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent; :57]
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((Garden City principal Jim Smith and his office staff are hard at work... hard at work on the stage of the school's multi-purpose room...
A new addition and other major renovations are still at least a few weeks from completion... and the school staff and teachers are in a race to get ready before their students arrive on Wednesday morning.
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((WE GOT IN TODAY, CAME IN, GOT SOME BUCKETS, AND STARTED CLEANING. ))
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As Garden City Teacher Angela Galbreath tried to organize her temporary classroom, Morningside Principal Gerri Reynolds pitched in to help.
She's been here before.
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((WHEN I WAS IN ANOTHER SCHOOL DIVISION, THREE WEEKS BEFORE SCHOOL OPENED, THE PRINCIPAL AND I HAD BAR STOOLS FROM WAL-MART AND A CELL PHONE TO OPERATE FROM, BUT WE GOT SCHOOL OPEN, ON TIME. SO I KNOW HOW THIS FEELS. ))
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Three other city schools are in the same predicament... but Superintendent Wayne Harris told school board and city council members they will all open on time.
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((WE'RE ABOUT 90 PERCENT READY IN TERMS OF COMPLETION OF THAT WORK, BUT SCHOOLS ARE SAFE, SCHOOLS WILL BE CLEAN, AND WE'RE READY TO GO.))
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Between now and Wednesday morning, teachers and staff are counting on plenty of hard work and good humor to get them through.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Greenfield]


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Students are back in school in Botetourt County.
Classes at the eight million dollar Greenfield Elementary School were held for the first time yesterday.
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The school board kept Greenfield Elementary School closed until county supervisors would fork over more money. Yesterday, students tested the color-coded classrooms, the supersized gym, and the universal top spot.
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((EMILY PIELOCIK/STUDENT: YOU HAVE A LOT MORE ROOM IN THE CLASSROOMS AND THE EQUIPMENT'S NEW AND IT'S ALL DIFFERENT. butt butt butt
NAT SOT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A DIGITAL CAMERA HERE AND I'M HOPING I CAN TAKE YOUR PICTURE.))
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But the spacious library comes with a tradeoff: the school doesn't have the money to fill all the shelves with books.
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((SANDRA THOMAS/PRINCIPAL: WE DO NOT HAVE AN ART TEACHER BUT WE DO HAVE A VERY ACTIVE P-T-A AND THEY'RE GOING TO PROVIDE US WITH A VOLUNTEER ONCE A MONTH.))
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Parents say even though the new bus routes are long, they went smoothly.
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They're shedding tears and pointing fingers in Russia over the loss of more than 100 crewmen aboard the flooded Kursk submarine.
Richard Roth reports.
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NARR: WITH A NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING DECLARED FOR TOMORROW, MANY RUSSIANS TODAY ARE BLAMING THEIR GOVERNMENT FOR ITS HANDLING OF THE SUBMARINE DISASTER AND THE DEATH OF A HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN SAILORS.

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I'M NO SPECIALIST, SAYS A MAN WHO LOST HIS 23-YEAR OLD SON, BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THEY DID TOO LITTLE TOO LATE.
RELATIVES OF THE CREW HAVE ASKED TO GO TO SEA. TO THE SPOT WHERE THE KURSK WENT DOWN. THE NAVY IS SAID TO BE PLANNING TO TAKE THEM ABOARD A HOSPITAL SHIP THAT HAD BEEN STANDING BY IN CASE SURVIVORS WERE FOUND.

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ON RUSSIAN TELEVISION, THE FLEET COMMANDER ISSUED AN APOLOGY FROM THE DESK OF A RESCUE SHIP. ADMIRAL VYACHESLAV POPOV TOLD THE NATION, FORGIVE ME FOR NOT RESCUING YOUR SAILORS.

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THE NAVY SAYS IT WANTS TO RECOVER BODIES FROM THE KURSK; THE NORWEGIAN DIVERS WHO OPENED THE SUB YESTERDAY MAY STAY ON TO HELP.
ROTH ON CAMERA: RUSSIA'S ALSO PROMISING TO RAISE THE SUBMARINE WITH ITS TWO NUCLEAR REACTORS ABOARD, SOMETHING IT'S NEVER DONE BEFORE. OFFICIALS SAY THAT COULD TAKE A YEAR TO ACCOMPLISH.
RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS MURMANSK

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Four years after T-W-A Flight 800 exploded and fell into the ocean, federal investigators are ready to make their case as to what caused the accident.
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All 230 people on board were killed.
The National Transportation Safety Board is starting a two- day session reviewing the evidence and likely cause of the crash.
Investigators say the evidence confirms what they've long believed-- that an explosion of the plane's center fuel tank blew apart the jumbo jet.
But they still don't know what led to the explosion.
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[Fairview-Home]


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The Fairview Home in Dublin has another new administrator.

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Rhonda Musselman was appointed to the post. She's a nurse.
Board members are still waiting to hear if state will renew the home's license.
It's been without one since a conditional license expired more than two weeks ago.
The state cited Fairview Home earlier this year for improperly dispensing drugs and hiring under qualified workers.
The home, run by four counties and the city of Radford, has more than 60 mentally and physically disabled residents.
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[WVTF]


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The Local National Public Radio station WVTF has named Glenn Gleixner as its new General Manager.
Meredyth Censullo has the story.
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WVTF Public Radio reaches more than 140-thousand listeners in central and southwestern Virginia, and parts of North Carolina and West Virginia. That's something Glenn Gleixner's proud of. He's been named the new General Manager of the listener-driven station.

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((GLENN GLEIXNER/GENERAL MANAGER, WVTF: THE MAIN REASON WE ARE HERE, OUR OVERALL MISSION, IS TO BRING PROGRAMMING OF VALUE AND OF SUBSTANCE TO THE COMMUNITY THAT WE SERVE.)) [RUNS10]
Gleixner's been the Acting General Manager since March - he's been with the station as Director of Development since 19-96.

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He replaces Steve Mills as G-M. Mills came under fire for canceling the program "Metropolitan Opera" - but that wasn't his first clash with listeners. In 19-95, he set off controversy with his decision to cancel the interview program "Fresh Air." Mills said at the time he felt the program had a sexual agenda.

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((STEVE MILLS/1995: AN OFTEN TIMES THE ISSUES OF SEXUALITY OF THE PERSON, AT LEAST IN MY OPINION, HAS NO RELEVANCE ON THE INTERVIEW AT ALL, BUT YET IT WOULD CERTAINLY COME IN OUT OF NOWHERE SOMETIMES, AND IT CERTAINLY LEFT SOME OF US WONDERING, WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?))
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Gleixner reinstated Fresh Air this year, and says the addition of programs like "Marketplace" has been welcomed by listeners. He says he's constantly re-assessing WVTF's programming schedule.

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((GLENN GLEIXNER: WE'RE LOOKING AT A LOT OF THINGS, AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT - AND THAT'S GOING TO BE AN ONGOING PROCESS.)) [RUNS05]
A long-time Roanoke resident, Gleixner says he's glad to be sticking around in the Star City. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke County.))

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The Lynchburg Humane Society has come up with a new way for people to adopt homeless animals without actually having to take one home.

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A new "adoption enhancement" program lets donors pay for medical procedures that make the animal more marketable to prospective families.
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((DIANE PROUT/LYNCHBURG HUMANE SOCIETY: IT'S THEIR WAY OF SPONSORING A PET, THEY CAN COME DOWN HERE AND PICK OUT A DOG OR A CAT AND THEY CAN PAY FOR WHATEVER THEY WOULD LIKE TO PAY FOR, WHETHER IT BE A SPAY OR NEUTER, RABIES SHOT, HEARTWORM TEST, FELINE LEUKEMIA TEST, ANYTHING THAT THEY CAN PAY FOR MAKES THIS ANIMAL THAT MUCH MORE ADOPTABLE.))
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So far, more than two dozen people have taken part in the program.
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[Anne-Heche]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Some real- life drama surrounding actress Anne Heche--
California police say Heche was seen wandering around dazed over the weekend.
Terisa Estacio has details.
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SHERIFFS OFFICIALS SAY ACTRESS ANN HECHE SEEMED CONFUSED AND DISORIENTED WHEN SHE STUMBLED UPON THIS HOME IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. HECHE HAD REPORTEDLY LEFT HER CAR ON THIS ROAD....AND THEN WALKED A MILE AND BEGAN KNOCKING ON DOORS.

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SHE WAS MAKING STRANGE STATEMENTS....OF THE HOUSE.
HECHE WAS REPORTEDLY STAYING IN THE AREA AT THIS RUSTIC LODGE. OVER THE WEEKEND, SHE AND GIRLFRIEND ELLEN DEGENERES ANNOUNCED THEY WERE ENDING THEIR RELATIONSHIP-- AFTER 3 1/2 YEARS. THEY SAY THE SPLIT IS AMICABLE.

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HECHE AND DEGENERES MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES AFTER DEGENERES ADMITTED SHE WAS GAY. DEGENERES WAS THE STAR OF THE HIT SHOW "ELLEN." A YEAR AFTER DECLARING HER HOMOSEXUALITY, THE SHOW WAS CANCELLED. HOLLYWOOD INSIDERS SAY THE COUPLE FACED A LOT OF STRESS.

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HECHE RECENTLY STARRED IN THE REMAKE OF "PSYCHO," AS WELL AS "VOLCANO" AND "SIX DAYS, SEVEN NIGHTS." NEITHER THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT NOR A HOSPITAL SPOKESPERSON WOULD COMMENT ON HER CONDITION.
TERISA ESTACIO, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.
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[Interest-rates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Economists and investors are confident about today's Federal Reserve announcement.
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Many say the Fed will NOT raise interest rates at today's policy setting meeting in Washington.
The announcement is expected to come down around two-fifteen this afternoon.
Stocks made modest gains yesterday and this morning, as most traders are confident that rates will go unchanged.

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[Harry-Potter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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And finally today--
A young British actor is about to breathe life into the most popular character in children's literature.
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The movie based on the book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is due out next year.
After auditioning thousands of children for the magical role, Warner Brothers has signed 11- year- old actor Daniel Radcliffe.
Radcliffe is known to British audiences as young David in the B-B-C adaptation of "David Copperfield".
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The casting announcement for Harry was made on the Internet.
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