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Fire damaged a Henry County landmark overnight.
Henry county fire officials say the blaze broke out at the Dutch Inn in Collinsville on Business Route 2-20 around midnight.
The inn was evacuated-- No injuries were reported.
Officials say the lounge, lobby, offices, and the inn's trademark windmill were all damaged in the fire.
They aren't sure yet what triggered the blaze, or if it's suspicious.
Business Route 2-20 in Collinsville was closed in both directions for most of the early morning hours.

[7-11City-Council]


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The planned Biomedical Institute has been given the green light by Roanoke City Council.
Yesterday, council authorized the Housing Authority to begin acquiring land for the project.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Planners envision a 110- acre biomedical research park that will bring a multi-million dollar investment, high paying jobs and tax revenue to the city.
The housing authority will begin work immediately to acquire and clear the first five acres. Officials say the first building could be up and running within three years.
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[IN Q=This is the moment we've been waiting for]

((THIS IS THE MOMENT WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE LAST MAY, SINCE WE FIRST ANNOUNCED THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CITY TO BE THE HOME OF THE BIOMEDICAL INSTITUTE.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
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[OUT Q=home of the biomedical institute.]
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Wimmer Tire is one of the first businesses that will be affected by the project. Owner Mark Hall supports the Biomedical Institute, and says he's negotiating with Carilion to relocate. But yesterday he encouraged city council to make sure businesses in the area receive fair compensation.
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[7-6-Foot-Mouth]


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The news media was kept out.
But the state agriculture and emergency officials' meeting yesterday about Britain's foot and mouth disease outbreak say Virginians have nothing to fear.
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[IN Q=To consumers, your meat products]

((CARLTON COURTER/STATE AGRIC. COMMISSIONER; ))
[SUPER=01-Carlton Courter/State Agriculture Commissioner; ]
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[OUT Q=visitation to your farm.]
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Courter says security has been heightened at Dulles Airport and at the international ports at Norfolk.

[7-11Farmers]


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Virginia farmers find that protecting their livestock from foot and mouth disease is out of their hands.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Farmers watching the auctions at the Roanoke-Hollins Stockyards worry the disease could strike home.
Hilton Dooley has 700 head of cattle on his Bedford County farms.
He says fear of the virus is driving him to sell off several hundred of them.
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[IN Q=I got cattle]

((HILTON DOOLEY/CATTLE FARMER: I GOT CATTLE ON ABOUT 17 DIFFERENT FARMS AND I'M CONCERNED THE DISEASE WOULD HAPPEN.))


[SUPER=01-Hilton Dooley/Cattle Farmer;]
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[OUT Q=disease we're having.]
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[VO-NAT]


Veterinarians say they've heard from many concerned farmers here.
But the vaccine against foot- and -mouth disease won't be available in the U-S unless there's an outbreak.
Veterinarians advise farmers to watch out for symptoms in their livestock like mouth sores, frothy saliva and sluggishness.
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Wednesday:

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[SUPER=130-5/Brandon Ghoston/Phenix]



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[SUPER=130-10/Lucian Preston/Boones Mill]



[SUPER=130-/Anna Dixon/Danville]



[SUPER=130-7/Rachel Lawe/Boones Mill]



[SUPER=130-2/Bailey Burks/Ivanhoe]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-14th/Brenda & Lennie Smith/Roanoke]


Twins:
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[SUPER=131-70/Evelyn Scott/Salem]



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[SUPER=131-/Geraldine Ferguson/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
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[SUPER=131-/Haden Cox/Rustburg]



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[45-11Fleming-Update]


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One man faces charges in connection with last week's shooting incident at William Fleming High School.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 12]


School officials- -including school resource officers and city police detectives have charged a 19-year old.
Curtis Jeffery Beverly, Junior, was cited for trespassing at the school, and possessing and discharging a weapon on school property.
Authorities say they anticipate charges being filed against at least one under age suspect who was with Curtis Beverly.
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[45-11Senate-Museums]


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Virginia's museums face a future without state funding.
Now their directors are talking about ideas to get the word out-- everything from a one week shutdown to marching on the state capitol.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A Republican and Democratic state senator sat in on the annual meeting in Richmond.
Museums face a loss of all state funds on June 30th, as a result of the Senate's battle with the Governor over the speed of cutting the car tax.
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[IN Q=What would happen if we]

((WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE CLOSED OUR DOORS?))
[SOT 17:21:58]

((KEN SCHUTZ/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: WELL, I MEAN, I THINK THE PEOPLE HERE ARE FRUSTRATED AND ANGRY. AND YET RESPECTFUL, OF ALL THE LEGISLATORS AND EVEN THE GOVERNOR....WE CAN SEE OUR FUNDING SLIPPING AWAY. SO I THINK THE FRUSTRATION IS REALLY GROWING.))
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[OUT Q=frustration is really growing.]
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The Science Museum of Western Virginia has laid off its 19 member part-time staff.
It will lay off ten of its 19 member full-time staff if NO state money comes by the end of the fiscal year.
The current staff has taken a pay cut and shut down two days a week.
A spokesperson for the Senators says it is the worst case for a museum in the state.

[45-11D-Day-Memorial]


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The latest donor to Bedford's D-Day Memorial was named yesterday.
He is a Roanoke man who says he just worked hard and saved money all his life.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford]


81-year-old Melvin "Bub" Proffitt served in the 116th Infantry Band and arrived at Normandy nine days after the D-Day invasion.
Proffitt made his million dollar donation yesterday in honor of his former band members and of the men who fought and died on the beaches that day in 1944.
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[SOT 13:39:29]
[IN Q=You could see]

((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY MEMORIAL DIRECTOR: YOU COULD SEE IN MR. PROFFITT'S EYES AND PERHAPS HEAR IT IN HIS VOICE HE IS REALLY TOUCHED AND MOVED BY THE MEMORIAL COMPLEX, AND IT HAS THAT EFFECT ON A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE WHEN THEY COME HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Memorial Director]
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[OUT Q=they come here.]
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Burrow says construction is a little ahead of schedule.
The memorial will be dedicated on June 6th, the 57th anniversary of the invasion.
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Fire broke out around midnight at the Dutch Inn in Collinsville on Business Route 2-20.
The inn was evacuated-- No injuries were reported.
Officials say the lounge, lobby, offices, and the inn's trademark windmill were all damaged in the fire.
They aren't sure yet what triggered the blaze, or if it's suspicious.
Business Route 2-20 in Collinsville was closed in both directions for most of the early morning hours.

[8-11Fleming-Update]


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Authorities have made an arrest in last week's shooting incident at William Fleming High School.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 12]


School officials- -including school resource officers and city police detectives have charged a 19-year old.
Curtis Jeffery Beverly, Junior, was cited for trespassing at the school, and possession and discharging a weapon on school property.
Authorities say they anticipate charges being filed against at least one under age suspect who was with Curtis Beverly.
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[8-11Bomb-Threat]


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Area schools are considering making changes in the way they handle bomb threats.
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[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


State police say the current policy to evacute schools may not always be the best option.
In a presentation to school officials yesterday, they recommended that sometimes it may be better to keep kids inside.
It's known as a lock down mode- but police say school officials should consider some key factors.
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[IN Q= THE SAFETY]

((LARS HERMANN/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; THE SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS THE SIZE OF THE FACILITY THE WEATHER, IF IT WAS 10 DEGREES OUT TO YOU WANT TO MOVE THE KIDS OUT BASED ON ALL THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THEY MAY TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE AGE OF THE CALLER. ))
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School officials have the final call on evacuation, but police say regardless of an evacuation procedure no bomb threat is ever ignored.
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[8-Financial-Aid]


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When your son or daughter is accepted into college, how exactly should you feel?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That's the question Jennifer Miele will answer tonight on News 7 at Six.
The average cost of a four year education runs between 40 and 80 thousand dollars.
And tuition expenses aren't just scaring parents.
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[tc:00:57:42]
[IN Q=I have a sister]

((WANDA WRIGHT/WILLIAM FLEMING STUDENT: I HAVE A SISTER, I HAVE FOUR SISTER, AND ONE OF THEM WENT TO COLLEGE AND SHE'S STILL PAYING LOANS OFF, AND SHE HAS A FAMILY. I DON'T WANT TO HAVE THAT BURDEN ON ME.))
[SUPER=01-Wanda Wright/William Fleming Student]
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[OUT Q=burden me.]
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Still, guidance counselors say going into debt by taking a loan isn't such a bad idea.
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[IN Q=They can stretch]

[tc: 01:06:03] ((JEANETTE RADER/GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: THEY CAN STRETCH THEM OUT UP TO 10, 20, 30 YEARS AND THE PAYMENT COULD BE VERY MINIMAL IN COMPARISON TO WHAT THEY ARE GETTING.))
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[OUT Q=they are getting.]
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We'll have a full report on financing a college education tonight at six.[8WEATHER]


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