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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A gorgeous spring-like day is on the way, with highs reaching the 60s.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along with your complete weather forecast in just a few moments.




[7-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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There are three schools in Pulaski County having heating problems that will be CLOSED today ---
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[TAKE FS ] Claremont Elementary in Pulaski county is closed , as well as Northwood Elementary School and Pulaski Middle School.

All are closed because of no heat in the buildings. ALL other schools in Pulaski County are fine and are reported as on normal schedule.
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[7-11Roanoke-Judge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:22:58]
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Democrats and Republicans have mixed opinons about a judge caught up in a re-appointment controversy in Richmond.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Just as members of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted to certify judicial candidates, Roanoke Senator John Edwards objected, because the list did not include Roanoke Circuit Court Judge Richard Pattisall.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That would be unprecedented]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: THAT WOULD BE UNPRECEDENTED NOT TO CERTIFY A JUDGE, NOT TO RE-ELECT HIM AS A JUDGE, JUST BECAUSE OF A CASE HE HAPPENS TO BE SITTING ON. THAT TO ME IS OUTRAGEOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=that to me is outrageous.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/July;]


House Republicans had complained that Pattisall said he wasn't going to seek another term when he took on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's redistricting plan.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If there's going to be a serious]

((SEN. KENNETH STOLLE: IF THERE'S GOING TO BE A SERIOUS EFFORT TO CERTIFY JUDGE PATTISALL, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK HIM WHY HE HAS SAID HE IS NOT GOING TO SEEK RE-ELECTION. HE THEN OFFERS HIS NAME FOR RE-ELECTION, AND THEN SITS ON THE DECISION UNTIL AFTER HIS ELECTION. I DO NOT THINK THAT IS AN APPROPRIATE ACTION FOR A JUDGE TO TAKE.))


[SUPER=01-Sen. Kenneth Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=for a judge to take.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Senator Edwards made a motion to certify Pattisall as a judicial candidate, but members of the committee delayed any action until a future meeting.


[7-11Flag-Salute]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
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A show of patriotism was all it was supposed to be....But now some government officials have found that a daily salute to the state flag may have more meaning than they bargained for.
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[NAT SOT OF SALUTE]
[IN Q=With reverence]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=and devotion]
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[VO-NAT]


Since the start of the General Assembly, House members have opened each session with a salute to the flag of Virginia.
Only after approving the oath, did they learn it was written by a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1954.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Whether or not you buy]

((DEL. KENNETH MELVIN/D- PORTSMOUTH: WHETHER OR NOT YOU BUY MY EMOTIONAL RESPONSE OR NOT, IT'S REAL. I DON'T WANT THE ECHOES OF BONDAGE AND SEGREGATION TAINTING MY PRESENT AND CERTAINLY NOT OUR FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Kenneth Melvin/(D) Portsmouth]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=certainly not our future.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Lawmakers have been working behind the scenes to find a compromise. Members of the Black Caucus have scheduled a news conference on Thursday morning.

[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
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Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom
A break from the cold weather today - highs are expected to reach the 60s.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner joins us with your complete forecast in just a few minutes.






[45-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=School Info]
There are three schools in Pulaski County that are closed today because of heating problems---
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[TAKE FS ] Claremont Elementary in Pulaski county, Northwood Elementary School, and Pulaski Middle School are all closed because of no heat in the buildings. ALL other schools in Pulaski County are running on regular schedule.
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[45-11Roanoke-Judge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:22:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Roanoke judge in the midst of a re-appointment controversy has Democrats and Republicans split on both sides.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Just as members of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted to certify judicial candidates, Roanoke Senator John Edwards objected, because the list did not include Roanoke Circuit Court Judge Richard Pattisall.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That would be unprecedented]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: THAT WOULD BE UNPRECEDENTED NOT TO CERTIFY A JUDGE, NOT TO RE-ELECT HIM AS A JUDGE, JUST BECAUSE OF A CASE HE HAPPENS TO BE SITTING ON. THAT TO ME IS OUTRAGEOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=that to me is outrageous.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/July;]


House Republicans had complained that Pattisall said he wasn't going to seek another term when he took on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's redistricting plan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If there's going to be a serious]

((SEN. KENNETH STOLLE: IF THERE'S GOING TO BE A SERIOUS EFFORT TO CERTIFY JUDGE PATTISALL, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK HIM WHY HE HAS SAID HE IS NOT GOING TO SEEK RE-ELECTION. HE THEN OFFERS HIS NAME FOR RE-ELECTION, AND THEN SITS ON THE DECISION UNTIL AFTER HIS ELECTION. I DO NOT THINK THAT IS AN APPROPRIATE ACTION FOR A JUDGE TO TAKE.))


[SUPER=01-Sen. Kenneth Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=for a judge to take.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Senator Edwards made a motion to certify Pattisall as a judicial candidate, but members of the committee delayed any action until a future meeting.


[45-6Keyton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC19:08]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]

The F-B-I has found a suspect in a Roanoke bank robbery.
Nelson Lee Keyton, Junior, was fired from his job at WalMart in August.
Keyton had said he had to make a house payment by October 26th, or he'd lose his home in foreclosure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 26;]

The court papers filed yesterday indicate that was the day Amy Hunter says she drove Keyton to the Valley Bank, that he got out with a gun, a peach-colored pillow case and a mask that "looked like a President." Bank employees later told police the robber was wearing a Ronald Reagan mask. Hunter said she was there when Keyton burned the mask and pillow case.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Rain showers and spring-like temperatures are heading our way.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the details in your forecast, coming up.




[8-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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There are a couple of school closings in Pulaski County-- they are reporting problems with their heat--
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[TAKE FS ] Claremont Elementary , Northwood Elementary School, and Pulaski Middle School are all closed because there isn't any heat in the buildings. ALL other schools in Pulaski County are running on normal schedule.
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[8-11Teacher-Pay]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Local governments are on their own if they want their teachers to get any pay raises .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Cloverdale Elementary School in Botetourt County is no stranger to budget cuts.
Last year, fourth and fifth graders saw their class sizes increase to near the state maximum of 35.
Though the state's not giving teachers raises this year, the county still wants to fulfill its promise of continuing a five-year, five percent pay raise.
Many educators still have Governor Warner's campaign promises ringing in their ears.
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[IN Q=We're going]
[SOT 1:05:52 - :56]

((MARK WARNER: WE'RE GOING TO RAISE TEACHER SALARIES TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SMALLER CLASS SIZES.))
[SOT 29:04 - :10]

((DAVID MARCUM: MY IMPRESSION WAS THAT EDUCATION WAS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE TOP PRIORITIES IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.))

[SOT 13:40 - :49]

((DIANE DODD/TEACHER: I THINK IN THE BUDGET DEFICIT THAT WE HAVE, IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH FOR HIM TO KEEP HIS PROMISES HE MADE TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=04-October 10; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-David Marcum/Principal; :05 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Diane Dodd/Teacher; :12]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=to support the schools.]
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[VO-NAT]


Local governments say that if their state support continues to dwindle, they'll have to cut back basic services and personnel or raise taxes.
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[8-11Rats]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:57:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A church says it will wait one more week to re-open a pre-school that was shut down because of a rodent problem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Squirrel sized rats were seen in the pantry and the childrens area of the Raleigh Court United Methodist Church. Health officials say a sewer break let the rodents into the church, and the age of the building made it a playground for rats.
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[SOT - 1:37:16]
[IN Q=We went around...]

((REV. ROY WHITE/RALEIGH COURT UMC; WE WENT AROUND THE BUILDING WITH A CONTRACTOR, TOOK CARE OF ALL THE OPENINGS AROUND STEAM PIPES AND PLUMBING WHERE THE FLOORS HAVE SHRUNK AND LEFT ROOM FOR CRITTERS TO CLIMB UP THE PIPE. I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING IN 10 DAYS NOW AND THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD INDICATION.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Roy White/Raleigh Court UMC;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=pretty good indication.]
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[VO-NAT]

Cleaning crews have shampooed the carpets, and a crew will sanitize the toys and flat surfaces of the children's area this weekend. Health officials say the preschool could open back up now, but the church is waiting until February fourth to complete cleaning.
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