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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... It's a cold morning, so be sure to bundle up before going outside. Temperatures will warm up later, reaching the low 60s, with lots of sunshine. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast in just a few moments.





[7-11Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Red Cross is continuing to help save lives, only this time in a different way - By educating Americans about weapons of mass destruction.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The agency's director of disaster preparedness yesterday addressed a group of donors in Roanoke. Walt Mikols (Michaels) says he wants citizens to know how to take care of themselves if tragedy, like that of September 11th, strikes again. Mikols says the disaster helped the agency shift from being reactive to proactive.
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[SOT 44:12-44:26]
[IN Q=It brought to focus all the things...]

((WALT MIKOLS/AMERICAN RED CROSS: IT BROUGHT TO FOCUS ALL THE THINGS WE'VE BEEN SAYING AND PREACHING AND WRITING ABOUT. IT GAVE US, NOW, THE LANDSCAPE FOR FUTURE TRAINING AND PREPAREDNESS ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.))
[SUPER=01-Walt Mikols/American Red Cross;]
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[OUT Q=throughout the United States.]
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Mikols says all donations to the September 11th Liberty Fund will be used in relation to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Other donations * without* a specified purpose will go towards general disaster relief.
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[7-11Revenue-Shortfall]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The national economy has fell into a downward slump, and now the effects are really hitting home in western Virginia.

Members of the Roanoke City School board were told last night to expect a budget shortfall of more than 800- thousand dollars.
Falling "sales tax revenues" are to blame for more than half of that gap.
And in Roanoke County, first quarter revenues are falling below estimates. Last night supervisors said they're anticipating a revenue shortfall of 381- thousand dollars for the year.
They believe they can absorb the difference without major budget cuts, but say they will continue to keep a close eye on county finances.

[7-11Connelly]


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A gay rights activist who threatened to blow up the Reverend Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church says he made the threat in fear of his life.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Bill Connelly says he was merely reacting to remarks Falwell made, blaming the September 11th terrorist attacks in part on gays and lesbians.
Connelly says Falwell's rhetoric makes life difficult for Lynchburg's gay community.
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[SOT 18:05:03]
[IN Q=I said if]

((BILL CONNELLY/GAY RIGHTS ACTIVIST: I SAID IF ANYONE HURTS ME BECAUSE OF WHAT FALWELL SAID THAT I WAS GOING TO SUE THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH FOR RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT. I WAS SUPPOSEDLY TALKING TO A LEGAL DEPARTMENT, THAT'S WHAT I'D ASKED FOR AND THEN I SAID 'IF THAT DOESN'T WORK MAYBE I'LL TRY A BOMB', WHICH I SHOULDN'T HAVE SAID.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Connelly/Gay Rights Activist]
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[OUT Q=shouldn't have said.]
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Connelly pleaded no contest yesterday to two counts of making a threatening phone call.
He was given a suspended sentence and ordered to stay away from the church and Liberty University.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The weather remains dry and cold this morning, so you may want to drink something hot to keep you warm . Even though we're greatly in need of rain, we'll only be seeing sunshine, with highs in the low 60s. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up a little bit later.





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Officials believe they have discovered where the forest fire began that burned more that 200 acres in Roanoke County last week.
Apparently, right along the Blue Ridge Parkway--
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday;]


Investigators aren't sure HOW it started. It could have been a cigarette, or even arson. But they believe the point of origin was a ditch line on the north side of the parkway.
Yesterday, state and local officials praised firefighters who battled the blaze under difficult conditions, and they thanked citizens and businesses that donated food and provided other assistance.
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[45-11VDOT]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Does state money for roads go to the right place? A year long legislative audit says it doesn't.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


A Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission report says it's time to abandon the 20 year old formula, and start giving money to roads based on how much they will be used -- NOT by what region of the state they're in.
A Fairfax delegate heads the Commisison that requested the study.
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[IN Q=Whenever you change the formula]
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-FAIRFAX: WHENEVER YOU CHANGE THE FORMULA, SOMEBODY'S GOING TO GAIN, AND CONVERSELY SOMEBODY'S GOING TO LOSE. NOW THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO BE CONTROVERSIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) Fairfax;]
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[OUT Q=what's going to be controversial.]
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The study also finds 40 percent of bridges maintained by the state are in need of repair.
20 percent of pavement around the state is rated as "deficient."
V-DOT says those percentages are lower than they've ever been.
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Yesterday residents got to see for themselves the proposed changes to portions of Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.

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[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Yesterday-- V-DOT held a public hearing to answer questions and gather input from the community. V-DOT wants to replace the bridges over Buffalo Creek-- in both directions. The new bridges would each have three lanes.
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[SOT 00:11:14]
[IN Q=I'M FROM THE NORTH]

((I'M FROM THE NORTH, NEW JERSEY, SO I'VE FOUND WITH THREE LANES SITUATIONS AND THINGS WORK VERY WELL, EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY SO IF SOMETHING DOES HAPPEN YOU HAVE THE ROOM... TO MOVE AROUND INSTEAD OF COMING TO A DEAD STOP.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Smith/Rockbridge Co. Resident;]
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[OUT Q=to a dead stop.]
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Two other projects have also been proposed.... V-DOT wants to replace the existing bridges over the Maury River. Plans also call for adding TWO more lanes for trucks traveling North of the Buffalo Creek bridge.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... It's starting off cold, but you can shed your layers later on today, when the temperatures reach the low 60s. Meterologis Leo Hirsbrunner will have you forecast in just a few moments.




[8-11Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:59:34]
[GRAPHIC=Red Cross]

The Red Cross has added another goal to its list - to educate Americans about weapons of mass destruction.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The agency's director of disaster preparedness yesterday addressed a group of donors in Roanoke. Walt Mikols (Michaels) says he wants citizens to know how to take care of themselves if tragedy, like that of September 11th, strikes again. Mikols says the disaster helped the agency shift from being reactive to proactive.
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[SOT 44:12-44:26]
[IN Q=It brought to focus all the things...]

((WALT MIKOLS/AMERICAN RED CROSS: IT BROUGHT TO FOCUS ALL THE THINGS WE'VE BEEN SAYING AND PREACHING AND WRITING ABOUT. IT GAVE US, NOW, THE LANDSCAPE FOR FUTURE TRAINING AND PREPAREDNESS ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.))
[SUPER=01-Walt Mikols/American Red Cross;]
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[OUT Q=throughout the United States.]
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(Michaels) Mikols says all donations to the September 11th Liberty Fund will be used in relation to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Other donations without a specified purpose will go towards general disaster relief.
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[8-11Revenue-Shortfall]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
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The downward shift in the national economy is having an impact on western Virginia.
Members of the Roanoke City School board were told last night to expect a budget shortfall of more than 800- thousand dollars.
Falling "sales tax revenues" are to blame for more than half of that gap.
And in Roanoke County, first quarter revenues are falling below estimates. Last night supervisors said they're anticipating a revenue shortfall of 381- thousand dollars for the year.
They believe they can absorb the difference without major budget cuts, but say they will continue to keep a close eye on county finances.

[8-11Tire-Dump]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jda]
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An illegal tire dump may soon be rolled out of Roanoke County. Plans for the clean-up of the dump are under way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 6, 1997;]


The state estimates there are two- point- eight million tires on the property off Starlight Drive. Enforcement efforts over the last 14 years have been unsuccessful.
But yesterday, the Roanoke County Supervisors approved an agreement with the property owner and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The owner will provide access. The county will develop a plan. And the state will provide one- point four million dollars to begin removing and disposing the tires.

[8-2-11Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:47:22]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]

Official believe the forest fire that burned more than 200 acres in Roanoke County, began along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday;]


Investigators aren't sure HOW it started. It could have been a cigarette, or even arson. But they believe the point of origin was a ditch line on the north side of the parkway.
Yesterday, state and local officials praised firefighters who battled the blaze under difficult conditions, and they thanked citizens and businesses that donated food and provided other assistance.
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