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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It's back to work and back to school for most of us today-- be sure to wear those heavy coats.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the chilly details, up next in the forecast.




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Local officials are hoping for good results as a new partnership takes shape in the Roanoke Valley.
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Starting at seven o'clock yesterday morning, Roanoke city firefighters joined county personnel at the Clearbrook Station.
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((WE HAVE THREE DIFFERENT SHIFTS ON 24 HOURS A DAY. AND FOR ABOUT THE FIRST WEEK OR TWO WE'RE GETTING PEOPLE IN GETTING USED TO THE NEW TERRITORY, ORIENTING THE CITY CREWS TO THE COUNTY AND WE'RE ALSO ORIENTING TO THE CITY, GETTING THINGS STARTED.))
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18 career paramedics and firefighters will man three shifts, and assist the Clearbrook volunteers.
Officials say the collaboration will provide 24 hour coverage and reduce response times in the 220 corridor.
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[7-11Carroll-Murder]


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Authorities in Carroll County are investigating the county's first murder of 2002.
Sheriff Warren Manning says deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call in the Cana section of the county Monday night.
That's where 30- year- old Jody Bowman had been shot... Bowman later died at Northern Surry Hospital.
Authorities have charged 34- year- old Shannon Dawn Towe with Bowman's murder.
No other details have been released.

[7-State-Budget]


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Citizens' concerns about the state's budget will be heard by lawmakers tomorrow--
Members of the General Assembly's budget- writing commitees are holding statewide public hearings.
They'll be hosted at George Mason University, Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, at the Virginia Beach Pavilion, and at Roanoke's Virginia Western Community College.
Lawmakers face a two- billion dollar shortage in the budget cycle that begins July 1st.

[7-11Freshmen-delegates]


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Lawmakers have their work cut out for them when they return to Richmond next week, thanks to that billion dollar hole in the state budget. As one veteran legislator said: "We aren't going to balance the budget by cutting out the use of 'Post It' notes at V-DOT." The next General Assembly will also include more than 20 NEW Delegates.
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Danny Marshall of Danville is one of the freshmen members. He's focusing on how to attract new business to Southside.
At a meeting of local business leaders last week, the delegate- elect cited a survey that asked C-E-O's what they look for when deciding to re-locate.
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((DANNY MARSHALL/(R) DANVILLE; THE NUMBER ONE REASON WAS THE AVAILABILITY OF SKILLED WORKERS. THE NUMBER TWO REASON WAS THE RATING OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. AND NUMBER THREE DOWN THE LIST WAS THE AVAILABILITY TO A FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY.))
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[V/O-NAT] Marshall urged improvement of Route 58 to I-77 and the construction of Interstate 73.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... As you head back to school or work, beware of those cold temperatures. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up in just a few moments.





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After months of planning, a new partnership between Roanoke City and Roanoke County is now set to begin.
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The new year brings a new arrangement at the county's Clearbrook Station, where city firefighters are now working alongside the county personnel.
Starting at seven o'clock yesterday morning, combined crews began running calls in the 220 corridor.
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((MIKE UNROE: ROANOKE COUNTY AND ROANOKE CITY ARE PRETTY SIMILAR IN THE WAY THEY RUN FIRE AND EMS. THERE ARE JUST A FEW MINOR VARIATIONS, BUT WE'RE ABLE TO WORK THAT OUT PRETTY GOOD. WE'VE MET WITH A LOT OF THE CITY PERSONNEL. THEY'VE COME OUT TO SEE US AND ALSO A LOT OF OUR COUNTY PERSONNEL, SO EVERYTHING SO FAR SEEMS TO BE GOING OKAY.))
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Three shifts with six career paramedics and firefighters will man the station around the clock, and assist the Clearbrook volunteers.
Officials say the collaboration will provide 24 hour coverage and reduce response times in the 220 corridor.
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[45-11Danville-Fire]


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A fire caused heavy damage to a home in Danville. Debris in a floor furnace started the blaze.
Firefighters say smoke was showing when they responded to Garland Street around eight yesterday morning. The flames were contained to two rooms of the house, but the damage from fire, smoke and water was heavy.
One person was treated at the scene for burns by the Danville Lifesaving Crew, but no one was not taken to the hospital.

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Citizens will be exercising their free speech rights, as they speak out about the state's budget--
Members of the General Assembly's budget- writing committees are holding statewide public hearings.
They'll be hosted at George Mason University, Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, at the Virginia Beach Pavilion, and at Roanoke's Virginia Western Community College.
Lawmakers face a two- billion dollar shortage in the budget cycle that begins July 1st.

[45-11Freshmen-delegates]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=501-04 1:17:48]
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Thanks to the billion- dollar hole in the state budget, lawmakers have their work cut out for them when they return to Richmond next week. As one veteran legislator said: "We aren't going to balance the budget by cutting out the use of 'Post It' notes at V-DOT." The next General Assembly will also include more than 20 new Delegates.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]

Danny Marshall of Danville is one of the freshmen members. He's focusing on how to attract new business to Southside.
At a meeting of local business leaders last week, the delegate- elect cited a survey that asked C-E-O's what they look for when deciding to re-locate.
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[SOT 14:17:30]
[IN Q=The number one]

((DANNY MARSHALL/(R) DANVILLE; THE NUMBER ONE REASON WAS THE AVAILABILITY OF SKILLED WORKERS. THE NUMBER TWO REASON WAS THE RATING OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. AND NUMBER THREE DOWN THE LIST WAS THE AVAILABILITY TO A FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Danny Marshall/(R) Danville Delegate-Elect;]
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[OUT Q=availabilty to a four-lane highway.]
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[V/O-NAT] Marshall urged improvement of Route 58 to I-77 and the construction of Interstate 73.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom..
Brace yourself from temperatures in the teens out there this morning-- Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has today's forecast, plus the wintry outlook for the rest of the week.





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As a new partnership takes shape in the Roanoke Valley, local officials will be watching closely...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Starting at seven o'clock yesterday morning, Roanoke city firefighters joined county personnel at the Clearbrook Station.
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[SOT 14:30:47]
[IN Q=We have three different]

((WE HAVE THREE DIFFERENT SHIFTS ON 24 HOURS A DAY. AND FOR ABOUT THE FIRST WEEK OR TWO WE'RE GETTING PEOPLE IN GETTING USED TO THE NEW TERRITORY, ORIENTING THE CITY CREWS TO THE COUNTY AND WE'RE ALSO ORIENTING TO THE CITY, GETTING THINGS STARTED.))
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[OUT Q=getting things started.]
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18 career paramedics and firefighters will man three shifts, and assist the Clearbrook volunteers.
Officials say the collaboration will provide 24 hour coverage and reduce response times in the 220 corridor.
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Debris in a floor furnace started a fire in a Danville home, causing heavy damage.
Firefighters say smoke was showing when they responded to Garland Street around eight yesterday morning. The flames were contained to two rooms of the house, but the damage from fire, smoke and water was heavy.
One person was treated at the scene for burns by the Danville Lifesaving Crew, but no one was not taken to the hospital.

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Investigators say a curling iron is to blame for a New Year's Eve fire at a Rocky Mount apartment.
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Fire crews were called to the Candlewood Apartments on Court Street just before 9 Monday night.
Smoke and flames were coming from the basement apartment in building "F".
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((DON BROWN/ROCKY MOUNT POLICE DEPARTMENT: SOME OF OUR OFFICERS WERE THE FIRST ON THE SCENE, THERE WAS SMOKE COMING FROM THE BUILDING, IN THE HALLWAYS. How bad was it at that point? IT WAS PRETTY BAD AS FAR AS SMOKE, CAN'T REALLY TELL YOU HOW BAD THE FIRE WAS, BUT THERE WAS A LOT OF SMOKE AND THEY DID SAY THEY COULD SEE FLAMES COMING OUT OF THE BASEMENT APARTMENT.))
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Authorities say the resident, Rita Thomas, was not home at the time.
Her apartment was a total loss.. other apartments suffered mostly minor smoke and water damage.
Volunteers from four area fire companies helped battle the blaze.
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Franklin County Delegate Allen Dudley says the state must offer more incentives to bring businesses into southside and southwest Virginia.
He's proposing legislation that would give tax breaks to companies that create at least 25 new jobs in an economically distressed area. Current law allows tax incentives for companies that create at least 50 jobs.
Dudley also wants to see motorsports license plates in Virginia. He plans to introduce a bill that would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to sell license plates commemorating any driver, track or other aspect of motorsports.
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Thursday January 3, 2002
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