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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Expect clouds today with a chance of much needed rain. Jacey Birch has detail coming up in just a few minutes.




[7-11Open-Spaces]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

Preserving open spaces is at the top of Democrat Mark Warner's campaign. He says he will dedicate a portion of state taxes to the preservation.
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Warner says Virginia's lost 45 thousand acres of farmland each year over the last ten years.
The Governor and General Assembly had only set aside six million dollars this year to fight that -- and that fell by the wayside in this year's budget impasse.
[SUPER=403-Richmond]


In a capitol news conference yesterday, Warner said North Carolina funds open space preservation at about 60 million dollars a year.
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[IN Q=I think it is candidly a false]

((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK IT IS CANDIDLY A FALSE CHOICE, THE OLD CHOICE THAT SAID YOU WERE EITHER PRO-ENVIRONMENT OR PRO-ECONOMIC GROWTH. I THINK YOU MUST BE PRO-ENVIRONMENT IF YOU'RE GONNA REALLY ATTRACT THE RIGHT KIND OF ECONOMIC GROWTH. THE RIGHT KIND OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED BUSINESSES.))
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; ]
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[OUT Q=kind of knowledge-based businesses.]
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Warner also wants to make it easier to restore industrial "brownfields" in urban areas of Virginia.
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[7-6-Gilmore-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=equ]
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[GRAPHIC=Taxes]

A wide-ranging study of Virginia's tax system is in the works -
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore kicked off the work of his newly appointed tax commission yesterday.
Gilmore says the commission should recommend by the end of this year new ways to fund local governments, without hurting his signature car tax cut -- or apparently considering any tax increases.
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[SOT 10:18:02]
[IN Q=Virginia has closed one decade]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: VIRGINIA HAS CLOSED ONE DECADE, WITHOUT A TAX INCREASE. FROM GOVERNOR WILDER TO GOVERNOR ALLEN AND THROUGH THIS ADMINISTRATION. WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY ABANDONED THE OLD DOGMA IN FAVOR OF THE NEW PARADIGM. A PARADIGM THAT REQUIRES GOVERNMENT TO BECOME MORE EFFICIENT IN THE WAY THAT IT SPENDS PEOPLE'S MONEY.))
[SOT 10:18:29]

((NOT MORE EFECTIVE IN THE WAY IT SEIZES MONEY.))
[sot 10:42:34]

((WHAT I HEARD TODAY WAS NO NEW TAXES. JIM CAMPBELL/VIRGINIA ASSOC. OF COUNTIES: I HEARD A SIMILAR THING ABOUT NO NEW TAXES, AND CERTAINLY THAT HAS BEEN THE BATTLE CRY FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS. THAT IS FINE. SO LONG AS THE CITIZENS ALSO TELL US WHAT SERVICES THEY WANT TO DELETE. BECAUSE GOVERNMENT SERVICES DO COST.))
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[SUPER=01-Jim Campbell/Virginia Association of Counties; :25]
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[OUT Q=because government services do cost.]
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The commission is expected to look at issues like whether some portion of the state income tax should go directly to cities and counties.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - A good chance of showers today. Jacey Birch has details coming up after the news.




[45-11Church-Fire]


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A Roanoke church caught fire yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It happened at the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Flames broke out in a room on the second floor-
The blaze caused smoke damage inside the church and sanctuary...
There is also water and structural damage in the first floor lobby.
No word on the cause.
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[45-11Bank-Robbery]


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The F-B-I and Blacksburg police are looking for a man who robbed a bank.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Authorities say the lone suspect held up the National Bank of Blacksburg on Route-460. A source tells News 7 a "masked man" carrying a gun robbed a teller just before four yesterday afternoon. Police say he was last seen running toward Columbia Montgomery Regional Hospital.
He's described as a white male with dark hair... about "five- feet- six" to "five- feet- nine" inches tall and weighs about 180 to 200 pounds.
He was wearing a dark blue nylon jogging suit with white stripes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Blacksburg Police or the F-B-I.
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[45-11Spinnakers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A local restaurant is closing.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The national chain of Spinnaker's Restaurants is closing its doors after the Nashville-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move means 45 full- and- part time employees will lose their jobs at the Roanoke location, as soon as the restaurant can close its lease with the mall.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Sources say a private company bought the Radford Spinnaker's, and plans to keep that one open.

[45-11Haleos]


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Layoffs for some at a Blacksburg fiber optic company may mean opportunity for others.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

On Tuesday, Haleos (HAY-lee-ohss) laid off 22 of its 200 employees. The company says it's relying more on automated machines. But Haleos officials say they're now hiring experienced engineers to meet the changes.
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[45-11Baby-Henry]


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Good news for the family of a Radford roddler suffering from a rare medical condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]

Henry Moore was born without an immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant. A perfect marrow match would meet all six requirements. Doctors have still NOT found that, however they recently found a five out of six match which would greatly improve Henry's chance of survival with a transplant. This news could not come at a better time for the Moore family.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
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The couple is expecting a second baby boy in November-- but the child is NOT a perfect marrow match for Henry. However, they do know the new baby does not suffer from the same condition as Henry.

[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - a gloomy day today - with some much needed rain possible. Jacey Birch has details coming up in just a few minutes.






[8-11Biomed]


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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:07:18]
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Products are already being turned out of the Carilion Biomedical Institute - even though it hasn't been built yet.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


C-B-I's President said yesterday three new products will hit the market by year's end.
One, designed at a local college, is a walker with a sensor that will prevent patients from running into walls.
All those new products need to be patented, and that business is being done in the New River Valley.
Two attorneys there have been hired to take care of that.
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[IN Q=IT IS A CUTTING EDGE]

((MIKE DRZAL/ATTORNEY; IT IS A CUTTING EDGE WAY TO BRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF BUSINESS INTO THIS AREA WHICH IS BASED ON PATENTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND KNOWLEDGE BASED INDUSTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Drzal/Attorney]
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[OUT Q=based industry.]
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Plans for the Biomedical Institute have expanded... it's now a 250 million dollar, 110 acre project that will stretch from Roanoke Memorial to Community Hospital.
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[8-11Egg-Factory]


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[WRITER=kle]
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[Wipe Wipe Wipe]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The egg factory in Roanoke is hatching its first product -- but its not what what it sounds like.
It's called the Tech-Mat-- an indoor doormat that removes dirt and moisture from your shoes before you enter the room.
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[IN Q=its the first and its]

((JIM BARNEY/MARKETING CONSULTANT FOR EGG COMPANY: IT'S THE FIRST AND IT'S VERY VERY SUCCESSFUL. IT'S GIVEN US THE CONFIDENCE, ABILITY, AND THE FUNDING TO CONTINUE WITH OUR OTHER IDEAS. IT'S PROVEN THE BUSINESS CONCEPT OF THE EGG FACTORY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Barney/Marketing Consultant]
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[OUT Q=of the egg factory]
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[VO-NAT]


The Egg Factory invents new products that will be sold or licensed to Fortune 500 companies.
Factory executives say they hope the tech-mat will be on the market in a year -
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[8-11Tobacco]


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[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]

Tobacco farmers are changing the way they sell their products.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Yesterday marked the first time tobacco companies bypassed the auction system by buying directly from growers.
Supporters say a contract system will provide a fair price and save farmers money by eliminating warehouse fees.
Critics fear the system will leave farmers at the mercy of big tobacco.
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[IN Q=They're going to tell what it]

((JERRY CRADDOCK/TOBACCO FARMER: THEY'RE GOING TO TELL WHAT IT GRADES AND WHAT IT BRINGS RIGHT THERE. THAT'S JUST THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMPANY. THIS WAY YOU HAVE THE GOVERNMENT IN IT GRADING IT FOR YOU, THEY TRY TO KEEP IT 1/2 WAY STRAIGHT.)) ((BOBBY WILKERSON/TOBACCO FARMER: ITS JUST SOMETHING THAT'S COME ABOUT THAT WE SAW AS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAD TO DO IT. THIS IS HOW THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS LEADING RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Craddock/Tobacco Farmer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Wilkerson/Contract Tobacco Farmer; :13]
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[OUT Q=is leading right now]
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[VO-NAT]


More than seventy five percent of growers decided to go with the contract system this year.
As a result, only two auction warehouses remain open in Danville. (------------)