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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Yesterday, we broke record highs, and today we will try again as things heat up this afternoon.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will join us with the forecast right after the news.




[7-AM-Econ-Development]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Big businesses and additional jobs could hit our area in the near future.... This because of an important merger between two economic groups--
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Yesterday, officials from economic development groups in the New River Valley and Roanoke announce they will form a joint partnership. Leaders signed a joint resolution pledging to work together rather than compete. The groups will now collaborate to attract new companies and jobs to the region.
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[SOT 1:23:29]
[IN Q=we have]

((MORRIS V. STOWERS/NRV ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE; WE HAVE SO MUCH TO SELL AND IF WE DO THAT COLLECTIVELY AND GO OUT WITH A STRONG VOICE, BOTH OF US, WE CAN PROBABLY DO A MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE JOB OF BRINGING JOBS, INDUSTRY, PEOPLE TO THIS AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Morris V. Stowers/NRV Economic Development Alliance;]
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[OUT Q=TO THIS AREA.]
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[VO-NAT]

Already the two are working together on the Commerce Park in Dublin and the Port of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone. Officials say they will jointly attend major trade show in Toronto this Spring.
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[7-11Warner-Martinsville]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
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[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

Governor Mark Warner is on his way to southside.
He is expected to announce new jobs and explain details of his plan to help laid-off workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner would not provide any specifics about his visit to Martinsville tomorrow morning, but he told reporters to keep their fingers crossed. A source indicates the economic development announcement will involve about 150 new jobs.


Tomorrow afternoon, the Governor will stop in Clarksville where he is expected to discuss the first deployment of his Economic Crisis Strike Force.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=ASL Shooting]


On Monday, Governor Warner will travel to Grundy to meet with faculty and students at the Appalachian School of Law. Three people were killed, and three others were injured during a shooting at the school two weeks ago.


[7-11Gregory-Chittum]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A settlement agreement has been reached between two men who lost their father in one of the worst accidents in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]


Truck driver Jerry Gregory was one of seven people killed in a crash on Interstate 81 nearly four years ago.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 4, 1998;]


His tanker was hit by a car carrying a Rockbridge County couple and four children.
The wreck drew national attention when it turned out that Kevin Chittum and his girlfriend were parents of a baby switched at birth in the U-VA medical center.
Gregory's sons filed a one-million dollar lawsuit against the Chittum estate and their father's insurance company.

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[SOT 16:11 - :23]
[IN Q=We're going to put]

((TIMOTHY GREGORY/VICTIM'S SON: WE'RE GOING TO PUT A HEADSTONE ON HIS GRAVE... THAT'S THE FIRST THING ON THE AGENDA. WE'RE GOING TO PUT A HEADSTONE ON HIS GRAVE AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HEAL.))
[SUPER=01-Timothy Gregory/Victim's Son;]
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[OUT Q=continue to heal.]
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[VO-NAT]


The actual amount of the settlement was sealed... but both sides describe it as "satisfactory."
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Some clouds will linger today, but they won't stop the heat from coming down - we'll have another day of unseasonably warm weather. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up.





[45-11Warner-Martinsville]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC28:18]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

A visit to southside tops Mark Warner's agenda for tomorrow. He is coming to reveal more details about his plans to help laid-off workers, and to annouce new jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner would not provide any specifics about his visit to Martinsville tomorrow morning, but he told reporters to keep their fingers crossed. A source indicates the economic development announcement will involve about 150 new jobs.


Tomorrow afternoon, the Governor will stop in Clarksville where he is expected to discuss the first deployment of his Economic Crisis Strike Force.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=ASL Shooting]


On Monday, Governor Warner will travel to Grundy to meet with faculty and students at the Appalachian School of Law. Three people were killed, and three others were injured during a shooting at the school two weeks ago.


[45-11XGR-Driving]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
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A new Open Container Law is closing the door on drivers having access to alcohol in vehicles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The legislation would prohibit open containers of alcohol in the passenger compartments of cars.
Virginia Beach Delegate Bob Purkey pleaded with his colleagues to vote the bill up or down, but yesterday they sent it back to committee.
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[SOT 54:53 :16]
[IN Q=We remove the question]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D- ROANOKE: WE REMOVE THE QUESTION OF TEMPTATION FROM THE DRIVER AND WE DRAW A BRIGHT LINE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. THOU SHALT NOT HAVE AN OPEN CONTAINER INSIDE THE AUTOMOBILE WHEN IT'S IN OPERATION.)) [01:02:49 :11] ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R- SALEM: I DO HOPE WE'LL SEND THIS BACK TO COURTS. WE'LL LET COURTS TAKE A LOOK AT IT. WE'LL ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE, WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT THE POLICE OFFICER CARRYING THE ALCOHOL? WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT THE DELEGATE FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, WHO DRIVES A TRUCK AND HAS NO TRUNK?))
[SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem; :18]
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[OUT Q=and has no trunk.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the State Senate has given its approval to legislation that would allow tolls for new construction on Interstate 81.
The bill is part of a proposal announced last month to create new truck lanes on the interstate highway.
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[45-11Evans-Paint]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Officials say they have a good reason to start another round of tests at an aging warehouse that has a history of contaminating the Roanoke River.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Department of Environmental Quality is investigating the discovery of P-C-B's in the soil surrounding the old Evans Paint building on Cleveland Avenue in Roanoke. The P-C-B contamination is just a fraction of the E-P-A's hazardous levels, but local officials aren't taking any chances.
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[SOT - 21:16:24]
[IN Q=It gave us enough...]

((RICHARD WEEKS/DEQ REGIONAL DIRECTOR; IT GAVE US ENOUGH CONCERN THAT WE FEEL IT NEEDS FURTHER FOLLOW UP SO WE'LL BE DOING THAT IMMEDIATELY, TO SEE IF THERE'S A REASON TO BE ANY MORE CONCERNED THAN WE ARE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Weeks/DEQ Regional Director;]
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[OUT Q=more concerned than we are.]
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Environmental officials say they will monitor the P-C-B levels in the Roanoke River sediment and fish population. In the meantime, officials say there is no risk to people fishing or using the river for recreational purposes.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We saw new record highs set yesterday across the region-- and today, we may see a few more.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast details, after the news.





[8-XGR-Vans]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
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Yesterday the family of a 14-year-old Roanoke girl who died last July in a van accident, joined nurses across the state to push for legislation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


They wore buttons with her photograph, and carried a sign that read, "Ban the Van."
Members of the Virginia Nurses Association have taken up the issue. They support a bill that would require schools and other organizations to use vehicles that meet federal school bus safety standards.
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[IN Q=We don't want anyone else]

((BRIDGETTE HELMS: WE DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO ENDURE THIS AND IF WE CAN WORK TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF VIRGINIA, BY FOLLOWING THIS RECOMMENDATION FROM THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD, WE WILL FEEL THAT SOMETHING GOOD HAS COME OUT OF SOMETHING SO HORRIBLE.)) ((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I'VE LOOKED AT IT, MADE A FIRST PASS AT THIS BILL. I DON'T SEE ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE LEGISLATION, BUT I'VE NOT DONE A THOROUGH REVIEW OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bridgette Helms/Jessika Lewis' Aunt; :00]
[SUPER=07-Gov. Mark Warner; :17]
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[OUT Q=not done a thorough review of it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor met members of Jessika Lewis' family, but said he's not ready to endorse the legislation yet.
The House Education Committee will consider the measure next week.
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[8-11Warner-Martinsville]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC28:18]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

A visit to southside is on Mark Warner's agenda for tomorrow. He is coming to reveal more information about his plans to help laid-off workers, and to annouce new jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner would not provide any details about his visit to Martinsville tomorrow morning, but he told reporters to keep their fingers crossed. A source indicates the economic development announcement will involve about 150 new jobs.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Governor will stop in Clarksville where he is expected to discuss the first deployment of his Economic Crisis Strike Force.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=ASL Shooting]


On Monday, Governor Warner will travel to Grundy to meet with faculty and students at the Appalachian School of Law. Three people were killed, and three others were injured during a shooting at the school two weeks ago.

[8-6-Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


Optical Cable Corporation plans to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by the government.
The company's annual report says it has set aside 902-thousand dollars to settle the complaint.
The deal was reached last month. It still needs court approval.
And the company says the settlement does NOT mean it admits it engaged in any job discrimination.
[BIRTHDAYS!] 2/1/02
Friday:

[SUPER=130-13/Tiffany Naff/Pilot]



[SUPER=130-8/Christopher Caokley/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-47/Jackie Hayes/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-/Madison Hall/Nathalie]



[SUPER=130-/Chuck Shepard/Salem]



[SUPER=130-6/Kacie Vest/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-67/Barbara Cannaday/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-12/Jessica Wolter/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-/Evelyn Quesenberry/Willis]



[SUPER=130-8/Amber Bowman/Floyd]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-66/Buddy Hall/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=131-17/Lance McCulloch/Eagle Rock]



[SUPER=131-78/Bernice Samuel/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-56/Carolyn Dent/Roanoke]

[SUPER=131-52/David Lawson/Martinsville]