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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom..Be prepared for a chilly start to the day...but high will warm up into the 60s...Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete forecast, coming up.





[7-11Science-Museum]


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A new boss will be taking the reigns at the Science Museum of Western Virginia. Ken Schutz says it was a difficult decision to leave the Museum, but the organization's executive director says he believes the time is right for new leadership.
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This week, Schutz announced he will leave Roanoke at the end of May to become executive director of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
He says the possible loss of state funding played a role in his decision. So did the need for a leader who could commit to the next stage of the museum's development.
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((WHILE I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT, THE STATE FUNDING CRISIS HAPPENED. AND THE TWO CONVERGED AT THIS TIME, AND IT BECAME CLEAR TO ME THAT THE RIGHT THING TO DO WAS TO MOVE ON TO SOME OTHER CHALLENGE.))
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The Desert Botanical Garden has an endowment, and it enjoys strong attendance and retail revenues. It does not receive any public funds.
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[7-Special-Session]


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The General Assembly reconvenes tonight for a special two or three day session. The goal is to hammer-out a budget agreement after a three-month stalemate over state spending and car-tax relief.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls will have more on the story tonight on News 7 at 6.


[7-11NS-Earnings]


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Norfolk Southern's earnings have quadrupled.
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N-S says coal demand is boosting business this quarter.
And high natural gas prices are boosting the demand for coal.
The railroad is also spending less... thanks to the latest restructuring plan.
C-E-O David Goode says he's encouraged by the progress, considering the poor market climate.
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[7-11Comair-Strike]


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Comair pilots and officials are back at the bargaining table.
Federal mediators brought both sides together yesterday for the first negotiations since Comair's pilots went on strike March 26th.
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Comair's 13-hundred pilots walked out after talks broke down over work rules, retirement, job protection and pay.

The Delta-owned airline serves 95 cities including Roanoke, Charlottesville and Richmond.
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[7-La-Z-Boy]


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Two La-Z-Boy plants are closing. The company will shut down its Lea Industries plant in Marion and another plant in Selma, Alabama.
The move will eliminate a combined 310 jobs over the next six months. The company says it's part of an effort to consolidate production.
La-Z-Boy is based in Michigan. It's the country's largest maker of upholstered furniture.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.. We're already seeing plenty of sunshine out there, but it'll be a while before temperatures start warming up. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your Thursday outlook in a couple of minutes.





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Virginia Western Community College will soon have a new president. Robert (SAN-dul) Sandel is currently president of Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap. Sandel will replace Charles Downs at Virginia Western, who is retiring after 20 years as president of the school.

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The Science Museum of Western Virginia will soon have a new person in charge -
Ken Schutz says it was a difficult decision to leave the Museum, but the organization's executive director says he believes the time is right for new leadership.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This week, Schutz announced he will leave Roanoke at the end of May to become executive director of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
He says the possible loss of state funding played a role in his decision. So did the need for a leader who could commit to the next stage of the museum's development.
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((WHILE I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT, THE STATE FUNDING CRISIS HAPPENED. AND THE TWO CONVERGED AT THIS TIME, AND IT BECAME CLEAR TO ME THAT THE RIGHT THING TO DO WAS TO MOVE ON TO SOME OTHER CHALLENGE.))
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The Desert Botanical Garden has an endowment, and it enjoys strong attendance and retail revenues. It does not receive any public funds.
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[45-11Danville-Museum]


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A southside museum that attracted the likes of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and thousands of less famous visitors is getting facelift .
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Major renovation is underway to restore and replace part of Danville's Museum of Fine Arts and History.
Workers are re-doing rooms, and replacing electric wiring as well as the ventilation system.
The museum has been closed to the public since February and should re-open by mid-June.
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((LYNNE BJARNESEN/DIRECTOR: THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUR CHANDELIERS CLEANED, DO SOME CLEANING, AND ADD NEW CARPETING AND THAT SORT OF THING. SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.))
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The building is more than 150 years old.
It's famous, because it's where Jefferson Davis wrote his last official proclamation as president of the Confederate States of America.
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La-Z-Boy is closing a couple of its plants -including its Lea Industries plant in Marion.
The move will eliminate a total of 310 jobs over the next six months. The company says it's part of an effort to consolidate production.
La-Z-Boy is based in Michigan. It's the country's largest maker of upholstered furniture.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......This promises to be a beautiful spring day...but it's cool out there right now...Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details in the forcast, coming up.





[8-11Haynes]


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No preliminary hearing for the man SOME believe murdered a Hooters waitress-- the suspect has waived the hearing.

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Christopher Haynes was arrested in February and has been in the city jail.
The 26-year old Army enlisted man met Tina Foster when he and his buddies stopped at Hooter's for lunch while in town on funeral detail.
The two exchanged phone numbers and she apparently agreed to a private photo shoot that night. Her body was found about a week later.
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Haynes waved his right yesterday to hear a preliminary presentation of the evidence against him. He'll most likely be indicted next month.

[8-11Shipyard]


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Merger- mania has apparently reached the U-S Navy..
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Virginia- based General Dynamics has bought Newport News Shipbuilding for about two-and a half billion dollars.
With the acquisition, General Dynamics will become the Navy's lone manufacturer of aircraft carriers and submarines.
Company officials say the merger will streamline management of the nation's two nuclear-capable shipyards and save money for the Navy.
Two years ago, the Clinton administration shot down their earlier attempt at a merger, saying it would stifle competition.
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[8-11Skid-Car]


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You probably aren't worried about icy roads, now that we're heading toward the end of April.
But it's still winter for law enforcement trainees in the New River Valley.
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The skid car system attached to this car simulates dangerous weather conditions by altering the tires grip on the road.
Officials hope teaching officers to drive defensively will lower the number of accidents on the job.
The system is computerized but feels real in the driver's seat.
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((DAVID WALL/DEPUTY IN TRAINING: IT GIVES YOU THE SENSATION OF DRIVING ON ICE OR LOOSE GRAVEL WHERE YOU ACTUALLY LOSE CONTROL OF THE CAR AND YOU HAVE TO REGAIN CONTROL))
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The system cost the New River Criminal Justice Academy 40-thousand dollars in grant money.
It is one of only four in the state.
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[8-11Pitts-Accident]


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It wasn't exactly "fowl play"-- but it WAS a spectacle on a southside highway.
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A tractor trailer carrying turkeys overturned around three o'clock yesterday morning on Route 29 just north of Danville.
Traffic backed up when crews closed one lane in both directions for more than seven hours.
The driver suffered only minor injuries.
The State Police says the driver will face charges.
Most of the 11-hundred turkeys survived the wreck.
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