[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You may want to dress in layers this morning.
It starts off chilly, but will get warmer this afternoon.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up.





[7-11Radford-Arsenal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC07:44]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Ammunition Plant]

The New River Valley will lose at least 240 jobs this spring. Layoffs are set to begin for workers, who one would think during this time of war would be needed most.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Iraq/1991]

The 240 people who make M-14 tank propellant will be out of work beginning the first of April. It's one of the things they make at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, the Army's only munitions propellant manufacturing facility.
[SUPER=03-Radford]

A company spokeswoman confirms Alliant Techsystems- -the firm that runs the plant for the Army- -lost the contract to make M-14 munitions propellant, but would not confirm that the contract had gone to Canada. Union President Luther Woolwine says A-T-K has been conducting "town meetings" throughout the plant since Friday, explaining the impact of loosing the M-14 contract.
HE says the workers are being told that as many as 90 people will lose their jobs by April first. Another 150 will be let go sometime after that.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

American Powder Company President Pat Nolan has a meeting at the Pentagon today. He declined comment until after he returns from Washington.

[7-11Truck-Accidents]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:33:48]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]

A series of accidents involving tractor trailers has caught the attention of officials. They are warning drivers to use extra caution. The latest wreck yesterday morning near Ironto involved a truck that ran off the road and tipped over. No one was seriously injured.
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[VO-NAT on tape 01-52 @ 1:37:13]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./January 8;]

That was not the case last week in Rockbridge County. One woman was killed when a truck crashed through a guardrail and landed on her car. Over the past two weeks, semis have been involved in four wrecks. Officials blame the problem on drivers not paying attention on a road notorious for being overcrowded.
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[SOT7:28:43-7:28:54 on raw tape TRUCK ACCIDENTS]
[IN Q=What we have is increasing traffic...]

((JASON BOND/VDOT: WHAT WE HAVE IS INCREASING TRAFFIC AND, QUITE FRANKLY, IT'S BEGINNING TO REACH CAPACITY. I MEAN, THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC, A LOT OF CONGESTION AND THERE'S BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF TRUCK TRAFFIC, AS WELL.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 7:27:00-7:27:11]

((SGT. C. DANIEL JESSEE/STATE POLICE: WE HAVE NEEDED THE TRAFFIC LANES TO BE WIDER. WE NEED THREE LANES SOUTH AND THREE LANES NORTH. THAT WOULD REALLY HELP A LOT AND GIVE US A LITTLE MORE SPACE WHERE TRAFFIC CAN SPREAD OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Bond/Virginia Department of Transportation; :00]
[SUPER=01-C. Daniel Jessee/Virginia State Police; :10]
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[VO-NAT]

VDOT plans to widen Interstate 81 but says it could be another 6 to 10 years before construction begins. In the meantime, the agency is considering adding heavier, crash-resistant guardrails.
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[WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Once again, the sun will be smiling on the region.
But we could see some showers by this weekend.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, coming up in the forecast.





[45-11Montvale-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC09:12]
[SS=Accident Invest.]


State police say charges are pending against the truck driver involved in an accident on Route 460.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montvale;]


The accident occurred around 8-30 Monday night when an empty tanker hit a car.
The truck, driven by Douglas Wayne Lawhorne, then hit both sides of the Goose Creek bridge guard rail, knocking sections out.
While no structural damage was done to the road, V-DOT says the bridge needs to be closed while the concrete guardrail is replaced.
Officials said yesterday they hope to have the bridge closed by Friday and divert westbound traffic to an eastbound lane.
Currently one lane is open westbound.
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[45-11Danville-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]

A bank robber got a colorful surprise yesterday in Danville...
The robbery happened at the American National Bank on Main Street.
Police say a man entered the bank with a handgun and demanded money.
When staff handed over the cash, the suspect left but didn't get far before a dye pack exploded scattering money in a nearby street.
Police describe the suspect as a black man, between 5-feet-8 and 6-feet-2, weighing more than 250 pounds.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Danville Police.

[45-11L'burg-Crime]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC1:18:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

An increase in domestic violence and drunk driving has Lynchburg's police chief making a plea for more officers...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


A report issued yesterday showed Lynchburg's overall crime rate was down about one and a half percent from the year 2000.
But of the city's six murders last year, five were domestic-related.. and Chief Charles Bennett says he'll make the argument for more personnel.
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[SOT 10:20:28]
[IN Q=I think I]

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: I THINK I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO LET BOTH THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY COUNCIL KNOW WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE. CERTAINLY THE BUDGET THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH ONE AND DIFFICULT DECISIONS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=have to be made.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bennett says training and equipping five new officers would cost more than 300- thousand dollars.
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[45-11Narrows-Student]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A Giles county student has been charged with threatening bodily injury to a student and teacher- over the internet. Police say the 15-year-old Narrows High School student had a website where he threatened to tie the two up and beat them with a hammer. Another student observed the site and reported it to the school officials. Police say the site contained satanic material. The Narrows Police Department says it will act quickly whenever students or teachers are threatened over the internet.


[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The dry weather continues throughout the region, but we may be in store for a some precipitation by the weekend.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.





[8-Truck-Accidents]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:33:48]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]

A series of accidents on Interstate 81 involving tractor trailers is alarming officials. Drivers are now being warned to stay alert. A wreck yesterday morning near Ironto involved a truck that ran off the road and tipped over. In that case no one was seriously injured.
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[VO-NAT on tape 01-52 @ 1:37:13]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./January 8;]

But, that was not the case last week in Rockbridge County. One woman was killed when a truck crashed through a guardrail and landed on her car. Over the past two weeks, semis have been involved in four wrecks. Officials blame the problem on drivers not paying attention on a road notorious for being overcrowded.
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[SOT7:28:43-7:28:54 on raw tape TRUCK ACCIDENTS]
[IN Q=What we have is increasing traffic...]

((JASON BOND/VDOT: WHAT WE HAVE IS INCREASING TRAFFIC AND, QUITE FRANKLY, IT'S BEGINNING TO REACH CAPACITY. I MEAN, THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC, A LOT OF CONGESTION AND THERE'S BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF TRUCK TRAFFIC, AS WELL.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 7:27:00-7:27:11]

((SGT. C. DANIEL JESSEE/STATE POLICE: WE HAVE NEEDED THE TRAFFIC LANES TO BE WIDER. WE NEED THREE LANES SOUTH AND THREE LANES NORTH. THAT WOULD REALLY HELP A LOT AND GIVE US A LITTLE MORE SPACE WHERE TRAFFIC CAN SPREAD OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Bond/Virginia Department of Transportation; :00]
[SUPER=01-C. Daniel Jessee/Virginia State Police; :10]
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[OUT Q=spread out a little bit more.]
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[VO-NAT]

VDOT plans to widen Interstate 81 but says it could be another 6 to 10 years before construction begins. In the meantime, the agency is considering adding heavier, crash-resistant guardrails.
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[8-11XGR-Wilder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC53:00]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

With Virginia staring at a five billion dollar shortfall over the next four and a half years, the Governor says the state has no choice but to make substantial changes.
Yesterday, he asked former Governor Doug Wilder to head up a new commission to review state government.
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[IN Q=Because of these dramatic changes]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; BECAUSE OF THESE DRAMATIC CHANGES, AND BECAUSE OUR BUDGET IS BADLY OUT OF BALANCE, WE MUST TAKE A BOLD NEW LOOK AT HOW STATE GOVERNMENT DOES BUSINESS.))
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[OUT Q=how state government does business.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Governor says he's looking for bold actions: a far-reaching review of state government that could eliminate some services and consolidate others.
And that's making state employees nervous.
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[IN Q=The only people]

((DOUG WILDER/COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT NEED FEAR ANYTHING ARE THOSE THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED DEAD WEIGHT AND DEAD WOOD.)) ((JOAN DENT/VA. GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOC.: I THINK THERE ARE MANY GOOD WORKERS IN STATE GOVERNMENT, AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM ARE GOOD WORKERS AND YES THEY DO HAVE SOMETHING TO FEAR. THERE'S NO ONE TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS THAT THEY ARE RUNNING.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Commission Chairman; :02 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Joan Dent/Virginia Government Employees Association; :08]
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[OUT Q=that they are running.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Governor Warner has given the 15- member commission seven months to complete its first report, and deliver recommendations to his desk.
[BIRTHDAYS!] 1/17/02
Thursday:

[SUPER=130-89/Clarice St. Clair/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-7/Kasey Hudson/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-48/Bobby Jarrett/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-1/Braden Ashby/Boones Mill]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-34th/John & Becky Mushko/Roanoke] picture on bridge computer



[SUPER=130-8/Andrew Cottrill/Rockbridge Baths] picture on bridge computer


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Malcolm Holland/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/Nancy Martin/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Bonnie Washburn/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Bill & Myrtie Simmone/Eagle Rock]



[SUPER=131-62/Joe Prillaman/Salem]



[SUPER=131-/Gary & Ann Thomas/Roanoke]


[SUPER=131-/Kevin & Karen Alexander/Eagle Rock]