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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Get ready for another beautiful day with sunny skies and warm temperatures.

Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.


[7-11Griffith]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith has announced he will run for re-election.
Griffith has represented the Eighth House District for eight years.
He's served as House Majority leader since 1999.

[7-11State-Budget]


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[TAPE#=01-20 TC16:49]
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Virginia has 191-million dollars in the bank and 715-million dollars in its Rainy Day fund .... but that's to be used in times of crisis.
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[SOT tape ONE 09:56:51 ]
[IN Q=Although the present looks dark]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ALTHOUGH THE PRESENT LOOKS DARK AND DIFFICULT FOR MANY STATES, IN VIRGINIA, WE ARE STILL GROWING AND LEADING. AND OUR FUTURE IS ALIGHT WITH HOPE AND PROMISE.))
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[OUT Q=alight with hope and promise.]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But just minutes after Governor Jim Gilmore assured lawmakers that the state budget is under control -- the Senate Finance Committee made a dramatic prediction:
Before teacher and state worker pay raises are even funded next year, there will be a 400 to 500 million dollar state budget shortfall.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And we're getting nothing here]
[sot tape TWO 10:33:38 ]

((DEL. MARIAN VAN LANDINGHAM/D-ALEXANDRIA: AND WE'RE GETTING NOTHING HERE IN THE DEPTHS OF AUGUST BUT VAGUE, GLOWING TALES THAT WE'RE DOING BETTER THAN OTHER STATES.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Marian Van Landingham/(D) Alexandria;]
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[OUT Q=doing better than other states.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/August 10]


One piece of good news for Radford University: it is the only college or university in the state to have funds unfrozen, for the renovation of Peters Hall.
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[7-11Henry-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Officials are searching for a patient on leave from a state mental institution.
Authorities are focusing their search in Henry County around U-S 58 west of Martinsville.
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Sheriff's deputies say they're looking for 57-year old Jerry Wayne Stutts.
He's described as a five-foot-five white man, with blue eyes, gray hair, a beard, and a mustache.
Stutts was last seen wearing green shorts, and an orange shirt with the number "20" on it.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Authorities say Stutts had been a patient at Western State Hospital. They've asked for a state police helicopter to help searchers on the ground.

[7-Area-Code]


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The new 2-7-6 are code will soon be in affect for Southwest Virginia residents.
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[VO-NAT Tape 01-05 TC 1:09:18]

[NO SUPER] Beginning September First, the new area code will be issued for phone numbers in Tazewell, Bland, Wythe, Grayson and other far southwestern Virginia counties. Those areas use the 5-4-0 area code now.
But regulators say 5-4-0 is running out of numbers, due to the explosion of cell phones, pagers and computer modems in western Virginia.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Get outside and enjoy the weather today. Mostly sunny skies with tempertures in the 80s. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the forecast after the news.





[45-11Bully-Report]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A new report has been released in city schools on bullying.
36-percent of Roanoke Middle School students say they've BULLIED other students .... while 41-percent of the students say they've BEEN bullied.
Those figures are taken from a survey of the students themselves.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BULLY PINNACLE]
The report says a bully is more likely to be an overweight female in a lower grade, raised in a household with a hostile attitude that supports the use of aggression. She figures she has no economic future and engages in criminal behavior, including drugs and alcohol. [TAKE VICTIM PINNACLE]
The typical victim is more likely to be a Native American... also in a lower grade and raised in an authoritarian household by his father and step-mother, has come to believe in aggression, has few friends, feels he has no one to turn to and that he is responsible for his own failures.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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According to the survey, Ruffner Middle School has a significantly lower rate of bullying than the city's other middle schools.

[45-11VMI-W&L]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:12:58]
[GRAPHIC=Back to School]

It's a brand new year for students at V-M-I and W & L.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


The luggage was lined up in barracks, as new cadets arrived at Virginia Military Institute yesterday.
The numbers aren't final, but the school expects 25 women and 405 men to enter the rat line. They met the cadre last night. The rest of the corps returns Sunday. A short walk away at the Washington and Lee University Law School, all 360 students are now back in class. This year the school has students from 31 states, and five countries. W and L's undergraduates are back on campus in early September.
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[45-11County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tha]
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It was also back to school for thousands of Roanoke county children.
Their first day of class was yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Some 13- thousand- 600 students are enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade. That's slightly down from last year but school officials say those numbers may change. School started early this year, so some students may still be on vacation. There's been a population explosion in Roanoke County in the past five years. The school system added NINE new kindergarten classes this year.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. It's going to be a nice day with sunny skies and comfortable temperatures today.

Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.



[8-11Floyd-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A suspicious fire has gained the attention of authorities in Floyd County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]

Firefighters responded to this home on "Indian Valley Post Office Road" five-times within a 24 hour period. Officials say the first small fire was Sunday night on the front porch. The second, more serious blaze that destroyed the house happened later Sunday night.
Since then, the fire has rekindled... bringing firefighters back. According to investigators no one was home during the incidents. An investigator with the Sheriff's Department says State Police will assist in collecting any evidence, such as accelerants, kerosene or other flammable materials.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[8-11Fire-Folo]


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[***WIPE ** WIPE *** WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

It's rebuilding time for the owner of a Montgomery County company hit by fire over the weekend. Ken Harvey opened Bill's Used Parts yesterday.
But it took all weekend to set up a customer service station and salvage enough computer equipment.
[SUPER=04-August 18;]

On Saturday morning, a blaze destroyed a lot of warehouse space and the entire office and sales location.
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[SOT 15:31:40 - :52]
[IN Q=INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE HERE]

((KEN HARVEY/OWNER BILL'S USED PARTS; INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE HERE TO GET PARTS HELPED US WHILE THE FIRE WAS GOING ON, MY EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN GREAT SOME OF THE PEOPLE WE HAVE WORKED WITH HAVE BEEN GREAT REALLY HELPING US TO GET WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Harvey/Bill's Used Parts Owner;]
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[OUT Q=WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.]
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[VO-NAT]

The fire is still being investigated but preliminary reports say a worker taking apart a car sparked the fire.
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[8-11Southside-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:59:24]
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Authorities in Southside say 700-thousand dollars seized from a drug dealer will be used in the fight against drugs.
Robert "Mosquito" Kennedy, Junior, was convicted of distributing cocaine last week in federal court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Police are seizing 46 houses and tracts of land that Kennedy owned in Danville.
They say he used some of the houses to deal drugs and bought others with drug money.
Danville Police Chief Neal Morris says the conviction was the result of a three-and- a-half year investigation by Southside and federal law enforcement teams.
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[IN Q=It's been an in-depth]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: IT'S BEEN AN IN-DEPTH, LONG INVESTIGATION, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT... BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE THE MAGNITUDE OF THIS OPERATION BY THE AMOUNT OF PROPERTY THIS ONE INDIVIDUAL OWNED THAT WAS REGISTERED IN HIS NAME.))
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief;]
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[OUT Q=registered in his name.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Kennedy faces 20 years to life in prison and a possible fine of up to 8-million dollars.