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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......The fog and the clouds will take over the region once again. Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast coming up in just a moment.





[7-11Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
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[TAPE#=01-57 TC26:51]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]

Today we will find out whether the Henry County school board plans to move forward on a controversial consolidation plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape]


The current proposal would merge the county's four high schools into two and close three elementary schools.
School administrators believe the move will offset a shortfall of more than a million dollars expected next year.
More than three hundred residents showed up for a public hearing on Tuesday, many spoke out against the plan.
This morning, the school board will either vote on the current proposal, make changes and then vote, or postpone a decision altogether.
The meeting is scheduled for nine at the Henry County administration building.
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[7-11Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=01-59 TC17:33]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]


Another scare for area students on Route 460.
A Campbell County student had just gotten off the school bus around 4:30 yesterday afternoon when
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]

a tractor trailer loaded with steel swerved to avoid the bus and flipped over, spilling its cargo.
The bus was not hit and the truck driver escaped injury himself.. but for the students, it was a close call.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:35:22]
[IN Q=If I wouldn't]

((ENAJITE UMUKORO/STUDENT: IF I WOULDN'T HAVE LOOKED I MIGHT HAVE GOT HIT BUT LUCKILY I LOOKED, BUT IT WAS ABOUT A SPACE LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Enajite Mukoro/Student;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=space like that.]
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[VO-NAT]


One lane of eastbound Route 460 was blocked for a time.
The wreck is similar to one in Bedford County last month in which a tractor trailer hit a stopped school bus, injuring 17 people.
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[7-11Roanoke-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Roanoke City School system has fired its head of transportation.
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[VO-NAT - :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

David Prince has served as Director of Pupil Transportation for the past three years. James Tyree, who has been with the school system for the past 27 years will serve as acting director. Meanwhile, Roanoke City School bus drivers say there have been problems with the department.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 1:18:24/1:21:50]
[IN Q=We have a lot of issues...]

((FRANCENE JOHNSON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER; WE HAVE A LOT OF ISSUES, BUT THERE ARE THREE THINGS GOING ON, YOU HAVE ADMINISTRATION, PARENTS, AND DRIVERS. ALL THREE NEED TO GET TOGETHER BECAUSE WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR IS THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN.)) ((MARVIN CARTER/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER; ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS IS GOING THROUGH SOME BIG CHANGES RIGHT NOW. THAT 5.8 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET CUT IS COMING DOWN ON US, AND TRANSPORTATION RIGHT NOW, IT'S BEEN IN A BIND FOR A WHILE.))
[SUPER=01-Francene Johnson/Roanoke City School Bus Driver;]
[SUPER=01-Marvin Carter/Roanoke City School Bus Driver; :13]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=it's been in a bind for a while.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

School officials say the firing had nothing to do with last week's accident in which a 75 year old man was struck and killed by a school bus.
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[7-11Bomb-threat]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC17:14]
[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat Charge]

A Wal Mart employee who allegedly called in a bomb threat to the Bedford store where she worked, will be indicted on FEDERAL charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

It was back in October.. the day of the incident that the sheriff announced the arrest of Roslyn Boston- Khaliq. It's unclear why authorities decided to make a FEDERAL case out of it.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Cloudy skies will dominate the weather picture again today, with more showers likely.
Steve Pardon has a look at the weekend forecast, coming up.





[45-11Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC26:51]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]

Today, the Henry County school board will decide on a controversial consolidation plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape]


The current proposal would merge the county's four high schools into two and close three elementary schools.
School administrators believe the move will offset a shortfall of more than a million dollars expected next year.
More than three hundred residents showed up for a public hearing on Tuesday, many spoke out against the plan.
This morning, the school board will either vote on the current proposal, make changes and then vote, or postpone a decision altogether.
The meeting is scheduled for nine at the Henry County administration building.
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[45-11Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC17:33]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]

A near tragedy involving a school bus -
A Campbell County student had just gotten off the school bus on Route 460 around 4:30 yesterday afternoon when

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]

a tractor trailer loaded with steel swerved to avoid the bus and flipped over, spilling its cargo.
The bus was not hit and the truck driver escaped injury himself.. but for the students, it was a close call.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:35:22]
[IN Q=If I wouldn't]

((ENAJITE UMUKORO/STUDENT: IF I WOULDN'T HAVE LOOKED I MIGHT HAVE GOT HIT BUT LUCKILY I LOOKED, BUT IT WAS ABOUT A SPACE LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Enajite Mukoro/Student;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=space like that.]
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[VO-NAT]


One lane of eastbound Route 460 was blocked for a time.
The wreck is similar to one in Bedford County last month in which a tractor trailer hit a stopped school bus, injuring 17 people.
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[45-11Roanoke-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:02:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke City School system has fired their head of transportation.
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[VO-NAT - :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

David Prince has served as Director of Pupil Transportation for the past three years. James Tyree, who has been with the school system for the past 27 years will serve as acting director. Meanwhile, Roanoke City School bus drivers say there have been problems with the department.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 1:18:24/1:21:50]
[IN Q=We have a lot of issues...]

((FRANCENE JOHNSON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER; WE HAVE A LOT OF ISSUES, BUT THERE ARE THREE THINGS GOING ON, YOU HAVE ADMINISTRATION, PARENTS, AND DRIVERS. ALL THREE NEED TO GET TOGETHER BECAUSE WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR IS THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN.)) ((MARVIN CARTER/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER; ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS IS GOING THROUGH SOME BIG CHANGES RIGHT NOW. THAT 5.8 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET CUT IS COMING DOWN ON US, AND TRANSPORTATION RIGHT NOW, IT'S BEEN IN A BIND FOR A WHILE.))
[SUPER=01-Francene Johnson/Roanoke City School Bus Driver;]
[SUPER=01-Marvin Carter/Roanoke City School Bus Driver; :13]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=it's been in a bind for a while.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

School officials say the firing had nothing to do with last week's accident in which a 75 year old man was struck and killed by a school bus.
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[45-11Tobacco-Settlement]


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Virginia tobacco farmers will get a belated Christmas present in early January.
That's when the state will send out 24-million dollars as part of the second phase of the tobacco settlement.
The payments are from a settlement reached between the four big tobacco companies and 14 tobacco-producing states.
The states sued to recoup the cost of treating sick tobacco users.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......The weekend may bring a few peeks of sunshine and warmer temperatures. Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.





[8-11Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC26:51]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]


Today we will find out whether the Henry County school board plans to move forward on a controversial consolidation plan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape]


The current proposal would merge the county's four high schools into two and close three elementary schools.
School administrators believe the move will offset a shortfall of more than a million dollars expected next year.
More than three hundred residents showed up for a public hearing on Tuesday, many spoke out against the plan.
This morning, the school board will either vote on the current proposal, make changes and then vote, or postpone a decision altogether.
The meeting is scheduled for nine at the Henry County administration building.
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[8-11Stanley-Dan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC52:46]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Downsizing and layoffs at two local companies may actually be helpful to Southside and Central Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape; :]


Dan River plans to close a plant in Georgia and one in South Carolina.
More than 400 people will lose their jobs there.
Dan River plans to transfer most of the work though to its facilities in Danville and Brookneal, creating some 300 jobs in the area.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./July 1999; :]


Stanley Furniture announced plans to close its West End facility in central North Carolina.
400 employees will be out of work.
Officials say the company wide re-alignment will not affect plants in Stanleytown or Martinsville.
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[8-Roanoke-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:02:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The head of transportation for the Roanoke City School system has been fired.
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[VO-NAT - :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

David Prince has served as Director of Pupil Transportation for the past three years. James Tyree, who has been with the school system for the past 27 years will serve as acting director. Meanwhile, Roanoke City School bus drivers say there have been problems with the department.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 1:18:24/1:21:50]
[IN Q=We have a lot of issues...]

((FRANCENE JOHNSON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER; WE HAVE A LOT OF ISSUES, BUT THERE ARE THREE THINGS GOING ON, YOU HAVE ADMINISTRATION, PARENTS, AND DRIVERS. ALL THREE NEED TO GET TOGETHER BECAUSE WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR IS THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN.)) ((MARVIN CARTER/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER; ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS IS GOING THROUGH SOME BIG CHANGES RIGHT NOW. THAT 5.8 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET CUT IS COMING DOWN ON US, AND TRANSPORTATION RIGHT NOW, IT'S BEEN IN A BIND FOR A WHILE.))
[SUPER=01-Francene Johnson/Roanoke City School Bus Driver;]
[SUPER=01-Marvin Carter/Roanoke City School Bus Driver; :13]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=it's been in a bind for a while.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

School officials say the firing had nothing to do with last week's accident in which a 75 year old man was struck and killed by a school bus.
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[8-VMI-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
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Virginia Military Institute is standing up for its right to have a dinnertime prayer in court today.
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[VO-NAT 01-29 TC 05:25]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/April 3]

Two seniors with the support of the American Civil Liberties Union sued the military school in May -- claiming that the tradition of prayer before the evening dinner is a violation of their constitutional rights. The case will be heard today in U-S District Court in Lynchburg.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 12/15/01
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-7/Sarah Gray/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-5/Sydney Mullen/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-40/Kay Jarrell/Glade Hill]


[SUPER=130-42/Milton Hartman/Salem]