[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Another beautiful day today with lots of sun, and temperatures soaring into the 60s. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast in just a few moments.





[7-11Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:45:18]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport]

Yesterday's plane crash in New York could make more travelers hesitant to fly. But, officials at the Roanoke Regional Airport are crossing their fingers that it won't.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Despite the temporary closure of New York's three airports, no flights into or out of Roanoke were delayed or cancelled.
But some travelers were affected by a renewed fear of flying.
They say yesterday's crash combined with the events of September 11th make them even less likely to board a plane.
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[SOT 5:16-5:27]
[IN Q=I don't think anybody feels secure]
[SUPER=01-Jena Holland/Wife of a Passenger; :00]
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Roanoke Regional Airport; :11]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=FAA has given us.]
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[VO-NAT]


In the meantime, Roanoke Regional is considering reopening the short-term parking lot... on the condition that every car be searched.
The F-A-A is expected to make a decision on the plan by the end of the week.
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[7-11Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC1:13:20]
[GRAPHIC=Bus Accident]

Fifteen children and a couple of adults were rushed to the hospital yesterday, when a tractor-trailer hit a school bus in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Bus Six was carrying 15 students to Bedford Middle and Liberty High Schools yesterday morning when it stopped in the eastbound lanes of US 460 to pick up Laura, Christina and Amanda Overstreet.
Driver Debbie Radford had pulled to the side, and turned on the emergency flashers, but investigators say the bright sunlight may have impaired the truck driver's vision.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I just happened to look]

((DEBBIE RADFORD/BUS DRIVER: I JUST HAPPENED TO LOOK UP IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR AND SAW THIS TRUCK COMING THAT I DIDN'T EXPECT HIM TO BE ABLE TO STOP IN TIME. AND TWO HAD GOTTEN ON AND I REACHED OVER TO GET THE THIRD TO PULL HER ON THE BUS, SO I COULD POSSIBLY GET OUT OF HIS WAY. AND I DIDN'T GET OUT OF HIS WAY IN TIME, BUT I DONE THE BEST I COULD DO.)) ((SHELBY OVERSTREET/PARENT: IT COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE. IF THE BUS DRIVER HADN'T GRABBED ONE OF THE KIDS THAT WAS GETTING ON THE BUS, SHE COULD HAVE BEEN RUN OVER. SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD. WE'RE LUCKY.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Radford/Bus Driver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shelby Overstreet/Parent; :22]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=would have been dead. We're lucky.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bus driver and the students suffered cuts, bumps and bruises, but no broken bones.
The driver of the truck is listed in stable condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial.
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[WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... This morning starts out chilly, but it will be warming up nicely later - Expect sunny skies with highs reaching the low 60s. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast coming up.




[45-11Montvale-Leak]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Company officials are still trying to find what caused a fuel leak in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montvale/Last Night;]

A tank was discovered leaking fuel yesterday morning at Colonial Pipeline Company in Montvale. A company spokesman says the material stored in the tank is called trans-mix... It's a blend of different fuels-- but is mostly comprised of kerosene. The same spokesman says the company doesn't know what caused the leak or how much fuel was released. But he says-- the environment and community are NOT at risk. Colonial Pipeline expects to know more-- later today.
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[45-11Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am-Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:43:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The last valedictorian of Franklin County High School will graduate in 2003.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Yesterday, the school board voted unanimously to eliminate the valedictorian and salutatorian rankings in 2004.
School administrators say that too many students were focusing on weighted courses with higher grade point possibilities ... and ignoring classes like band and choir.
Under the new system, all students with a 4- point - 0 or higher would be recognized.
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[SOT 20:24:13 - :25]
[IN Q=In the past,]

((KEVIN BEZY/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: IN THE PAST WE'VE GIVEN A MEDAL TO THE SALUTATORIAN AND THE VALEDICTORIAN. NOW WE'LL BE HONORING A LARGER GROUP OF CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTAINED A STANDARD THAT ANYONE COULD ATTAIN, NOT JUST ONE OR TWO. ))

[SUPER=01-Kevin Bezy/Assistant Principal;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=not just one or two.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Instead of a valedictory speech, students with a perfect grade average will have the chance to write and submit speeches.
A board will then select which speech will be delivered at graduation.



[45-11Tech-Visitors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am-cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:24:30]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

The renovation of the West side of Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech is now following a revised plan.
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[VO-NAT :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Yesterday, Tech's governing board passed a 2-million dollar increase. The University now needs approval from the General Assembly for the total cost of 47-point-8 million dollars. Tech is also reducing the amount of fundraising dollars in the project's budget.
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[SOT 19:53:35]
[IN Q=it gives us]

((MINNUS RIDENOUR/VT EXEC. VP CEO; IT GIVES US AN ALTERNATIVE, RATHER THAN HAVING EVERYTHING FOCUSED ON A MAJOR GIFT IT GIVES US A CHANCE ON HOW TO KEEP THE PROJECT MOVING SHOULD WE NOT BE ALE TO RAISE PRIVATE MONIES AT THAT LEVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Minnus Ridenour/VT Executive VP and CEO;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=PRIVATE MONIES AT THAT LEVEL.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tech is no longer counting on a "naming rights" gift...which would have been around 25-million dollars for a chance to name the stadium. A new seating concept is also in place, with a decrease in the number of private suites and an increase in inside club seats.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... On this frosty morning, you'll probably have to wear your winter coat. But- this afternoon you might only need a jacket. Today should be a gorgeous day, with highs reaching the low 60s. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast in just a moment.



[8-11Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC1:13:20]
[GRAPHIC=Bus Accident]

A tractor- trailer collided with a school bus in Bedford County yesterday, injuring twenty people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Bus Six was carrying 15 students to Bedford Middle and Liberty High Schools yesterday morning when it stopped in the eastbound lanes of US 460 to pick up Laura, Christina and Amanda Overstreet.
Driver Debbie Radford had pulled to the side, and turned on the emergency flashers, but investigators say the bright sunlight may have impaired the truck driver's vision.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I just happened to look]

((DEBBIE RADFORD/BUS DRIVER: I JUST HAPPENED TO LOOK UP IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR AND SAW THIS TRUCK COMING THAT I DIDN'T EXPECT HIM TO BE ABLE TO STOP IN TIME. AND TWO HAD GOTTEN ON AND I REACHED OVER TO GET THE THIRD TO PULL HER ON THE BUS, SO I COULD POSSIBLY GET OUT OF HIS WAY. AND I DIDN'T GET OUT OF HIS WAY IN TIME, BUT I DONE THE BEST I COULD DO.)) ((SHELBY OVERSTREET/PARENT: IT COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE. IF THE BUS DRIVER HADN'T GRABBED ONE OF THE KIDS THAT WAS GETTING ON THE BUS, SHE COULD HAVE BEEN RUN OVER. SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD. WE'RE LUCKY.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Radford/Bus Driver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shelby Overstreet/Parent; :22]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=would have been dead. We're lucky.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bus driver and the students suffered cuts, bumps and bruises, but no broken bones.
The driver of the truck is listed in stable condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial.
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[8-11Vets-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:57:15]
[GRAPHIC=Veterans Day]

The future men and women who will become soldiers, sailors, pilots and later - heros, paid tribute to the previous ones during ceremonies around the area yesterday.
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[NAT SOT: MUSIC]
[IN Q=BAND playing]

((NATSOUND OF STUDENT BAND.))
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=MUSIC.]
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[VO-NAT]


At Franklin County High School, students honored veterans from World War Two, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War.
Cadets from the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps said veterans helped inspire them to serve their country.
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[IN Q=Veterans Day]
[SOT 20:20:15 - :23]

((JAMIE GOETZINGER/SOPHOMORE: VETERANS DAY MEANS A LOT TO ME BECAUSE BOTH MY PARENTS WERE VETERANS AND THEY SERVED OUR COUNTRY VERY WELL AND I HOPE TO DO THE SAME SOMEDAY.)) [**butt butt butt with 20:22:06 - :17] ((CHASTA HOPKINS/SENIOR: IT'S JUST SOMETHING I LOOKED FORWARD TO. MY UNCLES AND MY COUSINS ENCOURAGED ME AND MY PARENTS ARE SUPPORTIVE BECAUSE I NEED ALL OF THAT AND I'M SO EXCITED BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET IN.))
[SUPER=01-Jamie Goetzinger/Sophomore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chasta Hopkins/Senior; :09]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=just can't wait to get in.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students presented local veterans with flags and flowers to thank them for serving the country. (------------)