[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.... Prepare for a round of showers and thunderstorms today with highs in the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a few of minutes.

[7-11Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC57:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Rescue teams searched for a missing 12 year old girl in the DragonsTooth area in Roanoke County last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The young girl was part of a group from a school for troubled youth in Farmville that had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for the past two weeks.
Counselors say she was being stubborn and stayed behind while the group went farther ahead to find a camping spot.

When they went back a short time later to get her she was gone.
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[SOT 4:08:42]
[IN Q=we ended up]

((TODD MAXEY: WE ENDED UP SENDING IN FOUR SEARCH TEAMS BASED ON THE INFORMATION WE HAD AND ENDED UP LOCATING HER ON THE TRAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Maxey/Roanoke Co. Fire and Rescue]
[RUNS=6]
[OUT Q=on the trail.]
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[VO-NAT]


It took search teams about three hours to locate her.
Counselors have taken her back home.
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[7-11Gilmore-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC1:06:04]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]

Museums and cultural agencies will lose their funding at the end of this month thanks to the state budget stalemate.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


So it was with some anticipation that the museum community awaited "a major budget announcement" from Governor Jim Gilmore yesterday.
The announcement was at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
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[SOT 10:22:44]
[IN Q=I'm pleased to announce]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT I'M RESTORING 4-POINT-1 MILLION DOLLARS... FOR THIS NEW PARKING DECK.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=for this new parking deck.]
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[VO-NAT :22 ]


The Virginia Museum is a state agency... which means it will receive state funding in the new budget year.
Gilmore is promising to help non-state agencies when he writes his "caboose bill" in December, just before he leaves office.
If that money survives the winter General Assembly session, the museums might receive it next June.
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[7-11Museums]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC1:36:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke's Center in the Square awaited the Governor's announcement with cautious optimism. Center and the six organizations it houses lost slightly more than 3-million dollars in state funding as a result of the budget impasse.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

President Jim Sears says he understands the need for additional parking at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, but thinks the governor might have chosen better wording to keep the problem in perspective.
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[SOT 2:21:14-2:21:29]
[IN Q=If I were governor...]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE; IF I WERE GOVERNOR, I'M NOT SURE I'D BE HORRIFIED BY THAT BUT I CERTAINLY WOULD NOT WANT THAT TO OCCUR. HOWEVER, I GUESS WE COULD SAY WE'RE HORRIFIED IN WESTERN VIRGINIA ABOUT THE LACK OF FUNDING THAT'S COMING TO KEEP OUR MUSEUMS AT THE CURRENT LEVEL OF SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Center in the Square;]
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[OUT Q=at the current level of service.]
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[VO-NAT]

To cope with the budget cuts Center in the Square has cut hours and decreased staff.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Keep your umbrella handy today- Showers are headed in our direction. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a couple of minutes.




[45-11Comair]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC36:59]
[SS=Comair Strike]

The Comair strike could be coming to an end - the airline reached a tentative contract with its pilots.
The deal follows three days of talks with federal mediators.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March]

The airline serves 95 cities and, until March, a half-dozen Comair Jets flew in and out of Roanoke every day.
That's when Comair's 13-hundred pilots walked out after talks broke down over work rules, retirement, job protection and pay.
A source close to negotiations says the union agreed to speedup the process and hopes to hold a vote within ten days.
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[45-11NS-Furloughs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC06:49]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]

Norfolk Southern will furlough 162 employees in an effort to cut costs.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Temporary layoffs at the East End shops will begin June 24th and end July 14th.
Norfolk Southern says it's auctioning off excess machinery and locomotives that have been stored at the shops, leaving many wondering if the shops themselves would be next on the auction block.
Many of those who bid on the N-S equipment say they believe the shops will be up for sale by the end of the year.

But N-S says the shops are NOT for sale.
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[45-11Frito-Lay]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC1:04:54]
[GRAPHIC=Frito Lay]

Lynchburg's Frito-Lay plant is spicing things up a bit with a new snack chip.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Hill City factory will be the only plant east of the Rockies to make the bite-sized chip, details of the chip though.. are being kept secret.
23 million pounds of the new chip will be made there annually.
The expansion represents a 15 million dollar investment that will create at least 50 new jobs.
The Lynchburg facility already employs about 300 people.
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[45-11Geese]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
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[GRAPHIC=None]

Some messy visitors are flocking to Fairystone State Park in Patrick County this summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


More than thirty geese have taken up permanent residence at the park.
Workers spend two hours each day cleaning up the droppings the geese leave behind near the beach.
Federal law prevents the park from killing the geese but park officials can use one tool to control the population.

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[SOT :23:22]
[IN Q=The one thing that we've]

((JOHN GROOMS/PARK MANAGER: THE ONE THING THAT WE'VE DONE THAT HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT EFFECTIVE IS TO ADDLE THE EGGS. EACH SPRING WHEN THE GEESE NEST WE LOOK FOR THE NESTS AND WHEN WE FIND THE EGGS WE SOAK THEM IN MINERAL OIL AND THAT EFFECTIVELY KILLS THE EGG))
[SUPER=01-John Grooms/Park Manager]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=kills the egg]
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[VO-NAT]


Some park visitors have concerns about the health effects from the geese and their droppings especially in the water where people swim.
Tests are performed monthly and so far there has not been a health hazard.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom........ Highs in the 80s today with showers and thunderstorms on the way.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up.

[8-11Elderly]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The senior population seems to be growing faster than any other generation.
A local retirement community is expanding to meet the increasing demand for services.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Westminster Canterbury in Lynchburg plans to expand by 26 percent.
As part of the expansion, a Memory Unit for patients with Alzheimer's and dementia will be added.
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[SOT23:24:00]
[IN Q=I think being able to offer]

((BONNIE HELLER/DIR OF NURSING: I THINK BEING ABLE TO OFFER FAMILIES THE COMFORT OF KNOWING THAT THERE REALLY IS A STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY HERE THAT CAN CARE FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF THAT PARTICULAR POPULATION IS JUST A WONDERFUL THING))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Heller/Director of Nursing Services]
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[OUT Q=just a wonderful thing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Westiminster attracts seniors from all over the country with a range of services from independent living to nursing facilities.
In fact, 30 percent of its residents are not from Lynchburg.
Walter Bliss came all the way from Portland, Maine.
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[SOT23:15:11]
[IN Q=Both my wife and my]

((BOTH MY WIFE AND MY PARENTS NEEDED A LOT OF CARE IN THEIR FINAL DAYS AND WE DID NOT WANT TO PUT OUR CHILDREN THROUGH THAT SITUATION WHERE THEY WERE TIED DOWN TO TAKE CARE OF US))
[SUPER=01-Walter Bliss/Resident]
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[OUT Q=tied down to take care of us.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 20 million dollar expansion and renovation will be complete by October of next year.
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[8-11Shopping-Centers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Today's market climate isn't giving retailers any time for play.
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[VO-NAT]


That was the message from University of Virginia Head Basketball Coach Pete Gillen yesterday.
He spoke to about 100 retailers from across the country at this year's International Conference of Shopping Centers in Roanoke.
Gillen says running a business is a lot like coaching a basketball team.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't claim to have]

((PETE GILLEN: I DON'T CLAIM TO HAVE ANY ANSWERS OR ALL THE ANSWERS BUT THINGS THAT HAVE HELPED US IN OUR COACHING, TRY TO RELATE THAT TO BUSINESS WHETHER YOU'RE A SHOPPING CENTER OWNER, A DEVELOPER, APPRAISER, AN ATTORNEY, A SPONSOR WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVA Head Basket Ball Coach]
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[OUT Q=might be.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Gillen says retailers must stay on their toes and on the ball if they want their business to succeed.
He also says the most important key to success is to have a game plan.
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[8-11Hike-Hope]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A group of hikers is doing its part to fight hunger.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Six-individuals with Hike for Hope 2001 are walking through 16-states and over 4-thousand miles.
Yesterday, they trekked from Radford to Roanoke.
The effort is to raise money and awareness for OxFam, an organization that fights poverty and hunger.
The trip started in Key West, Florida on January First and they're making Canada their final destination.
With an average day walking 20 to 50 miles, they hope to get there by the end of the year. (------------)