[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. It's going to be another mild day, so you can leave the cold weather gear at home. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up after the news.




[7-11-581-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC51:05]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

The teenager hit by a truck yesterday afternoon, has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Authorities say 17- year- old Timothy Lamonte Williams of northwest Roanoke was pushing a scooter across Interstate 5-8-1 near the Hershberger Road exit when he was struck. Williams was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died. Police say the driver of the truck was traveling at the speed limit, and no charges will be filed.
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[7-Mills]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC00:48]
[SS=Lawsuit]

Virginia Tech has won the case against former Public Radio Station Manager Steve Mills.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]

A judge threw out the case before trial, saying Tech officials were within their rights to fire Mills as G-M of WV-T-F. The radio station is owned by Virginia Tech. Mills had referred to listeners who wanted him to restore broadcasts of the New York Metropolitan Opera as "Opera Nazi's."
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Lawsuit]


He also said Tech officials had "no experience in broadcasting," and predicted Tech's decision to re-instate the Opera would "make us all look like fools." Judge Sam Wilson chastised Mills for challenging his superiors and insulting listeners, then claiming protection under the First Amendment.

[7-Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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With SW Virginia rooting for him - Big Tom Buchanan walked away a winner anyway. The hometown farmer finished the Survivor contest in fourth place.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"Survivor";]


The tribe spoke-- and chose 28- year- old Ethan Zohn, the professional soccer player from Massachusetts as the ultimate survivor.
It came down to Ethan versus 56-year-old retired teacher Kim Johnson.
When asked what he's going to do with the million dollar prize, Ethan says he owes his brothers about 27 years' worth of birthday presents.
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[7-11Altavista-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC03:$8]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


More than 60 new jobs are on the way to Altavista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista/1994]


Ross Products division of Abbott Laboratories will spend 29 million dollars to expand its plant.
The state also chipped in more than 500-thousand dollars to help land the deal.
Ross Products makes nutritional formulas for infants and adults and has operated the facility in Altavista since 1972.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[7-11Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC35:47]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape]


Tobacco money is helping to create jobs in the region.
Dan River plans to expand its facilities in Brookneal and Danville, creating 135 jobs.
Word on that came last month, but yesterday, Governor Gilmore announced the company will receive 175-thousand dollars.. from the state's Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds .. to help assist in the expansion.
Dan River is closing plants in Georgia and South Carolina and moving those jobs to Virginia.
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[WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom..... After some early morning showers around the region, we can look forward to sunny skies for the remainder of the day. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your weekend forecast coming up.



[45-11-581-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC51:05]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

State police say the teenager hit by a truck yesterday has lost his life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Authorities say 17- year- old Timothy Lamonte Williams of northwest Roanoke was pushing a scooter across Interstate 5-8-1 near the Hershberger Road exit when he was struck. Williams was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died. Police say the driver of the truck was traveling at the speed limit, and no charges will be filed.
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[45-Mills]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC00:48]
[SS=Lawsuit]

The outcome of the case between former Public Radio Station Manager Steve Mills and Virginia Tech, has fallen in Tech's favor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]

A judge threw out the case before trial, saying Tech officials were within their rights to fire Mills as G-M of WV-T-F. The radio station is owned by Virginia Tech. Mills had referred to listeners who wanted him to restore broadcasts of the New York Metropolitan Opera as "Opera Nazi's."
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Lawsuit]


He also said Tech officials had "no experience in broadcasting," and predicted Tech's decision to re-instate the Opera would "make us all look like fools." Judge Sam Wilson chastised Mills for challenging his superiors and insulting listeners, then claiming protection under the First Amendment.

[45-Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Virginia native "Big Tom" Buchannan, managed to stay in the race for Survivor, while his hometown region rooted for him. But Buchanan didn't walk away with a million last night, he finished the contest in fourth place.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"Survivor";]


The tribe spoke-- and chose 28- year- old Ethan Zohn, the professional soccer player from Massachusetts as the ultimate survivor.
It came down to Ethan versus 56-year-old retired teacher Kim Johnson.
When asked what he's going to do with the million dollar prize, Ethan says he owes his brothers about 27 years' worth of birthday presents.
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[45-11United-Way]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC04:54]
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State budget cuts have caused organizations to join forces.
The United Way and the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce teamed up last night to gain volunteers for both organizations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At the Higher Education Center, more than 40 organizations courted potential volunteers, including Mill Mountain Zoo, Red Cross, Explore Park and the American Heart Association.
Virginia's budget impasse left many of the groups without adequate funding, so volunteers are more necessary than ever.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Just like]

((JUST LIKE THE OTHER CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS, WE'RE NON-PROFIT, ALWAYS LOW IN FUNDING. WE ALWAYS NEED AS MUCH ASSISTANCE AS WE CAN, IT'S GREAT TO HAVE VOLUNTEERS.)) [BUT BUTT BUTT] ((I'VE DONE QUITE A FEW THINGS IN THE VALLEY SO I'M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TONIGHT. LOOKING AT PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AND THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA FOOD BANK.))
[SUPER=01-David Jobe/Mill Mountain Zoo;:00]
[SUPER=01-Leah Russell/Potential Volunteer;:12]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=Food bank.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than 100 potential volunteers paid a visit to the Higher Education Center last night.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Some much- needed showers are heading to the region, with mild temperatures as you head out the door today.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along shortly with your weekend forecast.





[8-11City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:35:13]
[GRAPHIC=Education]

The Roanoke City School board is adding and multiplying - and waiting to hear from Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Last night, the board held a public meeting on the proposed 2002-2003 budget.
Administrators expect a budget shortfall of almost two million dollars next year mainly due to a reduction in state aid.
They're warning cuts are most likely on their way throughout the school system.
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[SOT 1:28:55]
[IN Q=We're looking at personnel]

((RICHARD KELLEY/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF OPERATIONS: WE'RE LOOKING AT PERSONNEL, WE'RE ALSO LOOK AT OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURES THAT DON'T DIRECTLY AFFECT THE CLASSROOM SUCH THINGS AS CENTRAL OFFICE, SOME OF THE SUPPORT FUNCTIONS THOSE ARE THE TYPE OF THINGS WE'RE LOOKING AT FOR POSSIBLE REDUCTION.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Kelley/Assistant Superintendent of Operations]
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[OUT Q=at for possible reduction]
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[VO-NAT]


Nearly 40 positions could be eliminated but administrators believe those cuts will be made through attrition.
The school board plans to finalize next year's budget in March.
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[8-11Salem-Band]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-59]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A local band has tuned its instruments and practiced its steps for a final rehearsal before a big day this weekend - playing in front of Virginia's new governor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Music]

((NAT MUSIC))
[SUPER=03-Salem]
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[OUT Q=NAT Music]
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[VO-NAT]


The Marching Band at Salem High School will be part of the inaugural parade for Governor-Elect Mark Warner this weekend.
The band is planning to play "God Bless America" as its featured number.
Band members say they're honored to be chosen for the event.
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[SOT 22:15:27]
[IN Q=We're not used to]

((KATY DAY/DRUM MAJOR: WE'RE NOT USED TO DOING THESE KINDS OF THINGS. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY WE'RE WILLING TO TAKE BECAUSE WE'RE GETTING OUR NAME OUT AND SUPPORTING THE STATE))
[SUPER=01-Katy Day/Drum Major]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=supporting the state]
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[VO-NAT]


The performance will be the finale to the bands season... which has also included a trip to play at Walt Disney World.
Salem joins Bassett High School and the Virginia Tech Regimental Band to represent western Virginia at the inaugural.
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[8-11Game-Commission]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:08:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The State Game Department is threatening severe cuts, in the midst of a budget proposal that would take more than eight million dollars away from the agency.
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[SOT 10:07:45]
[IN Q=When I was in college]

((CARSON QUARLES:WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE, AND STUDIED COMMERCIAL LAW, WE CLASSIFIED THAT AS MONEY LAUNDERING. IT'S DECEPTION.))
[SUPER=01-Carson Quarles/Game Board Chairman;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=it's deception.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Virginia Department of Game]


Game Board Chairman Carson Quarles says Governor Gilmore's final budget proposal would devastate the department.

Yesterday, he was joined by other supporters who reacted angrily to a plan that would transfer department revenues to other agencies and ultimately the state's general fund.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're not here]

((RICH JOHNSON/DUCKS UNLIMITED: WE'RE NOT HERE TO LOSE EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS. WE'RE NOT HERE TO LOSE TWO MILLION DOLLARS. WE'RE NOT HERE TO LOSE TWO DOLLARS. THESE FUNDS ARE OUR MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Rich Johnson/Ducks Unlimited;]
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[OUT Q=these funds are our money.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Game officials say the department may have to close boat ramps, lay off game wardens, close hatcheries, and limit access to Wildlife Management Areas.
But the board delayed any action on those and other possible cuts until their March meeting.
[BIRTHDAYS!] 1/12/02
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-51/Roger Crockett/Dublin]



[SUPER=130-9/Adam Anderson/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-29/Tomeka Nicholas/Clifton Forge]



[SUPER=130-3/Hannah Overstreet/Thaxton]



[SUPER=130-/Kimberly Bell/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Pamela Taylor/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-67/Lillie Martin/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-74/Irene Levisy/Rocky Mount]


[SUPER=131-/Luci Thomas/Martinsville]