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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......Dry weather continues in the region, and the temperatures get a bit more chilly. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will join us with your forecast in just a few moments.





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Governor Mark Warner plans to visit the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy today, after three people were killed in a shooting incident almost a month ago.
Warner will meet with town and county officials, as well as with the school's faculty and students.
He tried to visit the school earlier this month, but bad weather forced him to postpone the trip.
Warner was friends with one of the victims, Dean Anthony Sutin and had served on the school's board of trustees.


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According to health officials - there are now three cases of (HOOP-ing ) whooping cough in Bedford County. All three people are connected to a small private school.
The Health Department is not releasing the school's name but says all 11 students have been contacted.
Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease spread through coughing and sneezing. It can be treated with antibiotics but can have serious complications.
The Health Department does not plan to test any more people for the disease but, it will offer treatment for those who have symptoms.

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An accident in Bedford County sent two people to the hospital.
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Rescue workers say the driver of a chevy Cavalier pulled into the path of an eastbound car on Route 24 last night.

The 16 year old driver of the Cavalier was seriously injured. There's no word on her condition.
One passenger in the other car was taken to the hospital for a knee injury.
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Governor Mark Warner is trying to get the Virginia Department of Transportation on the right track. Yesterday, he requested an audit of VDOT finances, and ordered the agency to scale back its construction program.
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Warner says he doesn't have any evidence of criminal wrong-doing, but he has asked the auditor of public accounts to investigate allegations of mismanagement.
He says the agency has signed contracts worth 250 million dollars, when it appears there is no money to pay for road construction projects.
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[IN Q=Where were the financial.]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: WHERE WERE THE FINANCIAL PROCEDURES? WHERE WERE THE FINANCIAL CHECKPOINTS? IF NOT IN PLACE HOW DO WE MAKE SURE GOING FORWARD THEY WILL BE IN PLACE?))
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Warner has ordered a 20 percent reduction in VDOT's roadbuilding program.
Administration officials will lay out a list of specific cuts later this morning.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Bundle up today as you head out into the breezy and cool weather.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up in the forecast.






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Students and faculty at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy will get a visit from Governor Mark Warner today, almost a month after a shooting spree that left three people dead.
Warner will meet with town and county officials, as well as with the school's faculty and students.
He tried to visit the school earlier this month, but bad weather forced him to postpone the trip.
Warner was friends with one of the victims, Dean Anthony Sutin and had served on the school's board of trustees.


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The future of Virginia's budget continues to look worse and worse.
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In a speech delivered in Roanoke County yesterday afternoon, Governor Mark Warner revealed an additional 616-million dollar budget shortfall. The recent numbers bring the total budget gap to 3-point-8 billion dollars. Warner says the resulting cuts in services will be felt by all Virginians. But regardless of the bleak forecast, those in the arts and culture industry are hopeful they'll end up with at least some state funding.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER (D): WELL, YOU NEVER KNOW UNTIL THE LEGISLATURE FINISHES ITS WORK. WE WEREN'T ABLE TO PUT IT IN THE BUDGET AMENDMENT BECAUSE YOU OPEN THAT DOOR FOR ONE YOU HAVE TO OPEN IT TO A NUMBER OF GOOD ORGANIZATIONS.[BUTT BUTT BUTT] JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE: I THINK PERHAPS THERE WILL BE SOME SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR ARTS AND CULTURE AND IT'S PROBABLY GONNA BE ONE TENTH OF WHAT WE ASK FOR. BUT, I THINK WE'VE MADE AN IMPACT SUFFICIENT TO ESTABLISH A GESTURE OF FUNDING FOR FUTURE YEARS WHEN IT'S BETTER.))
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Warner blames the state's financial troubles on one billion dollars worth of tax cuts, one and a half billion dollars of additional spending and an economy that can't support estimated revenue growth.

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Kroger is now handing out pink slips - a number of management positions in Roanoke are being eliminated.
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The company would not say how many, did but confirm layoffs at the Peters Creek Road office.
Some have been offered transfers to Kroger's Corporate Office in Cincinnati, and others have been given severance packages.
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The cutbacks are part of a plan Kroger announced in December to reduce operating costs.
No hourly workers have been affected.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Breezy and chilly today, with temperatures not warming much from where they are now.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven- day forecast, in just a few minutes.





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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Governor Mark Warner is trying to get the Virginia Department of Transportation up to speed with its finances.
Yesterday, he requested an audit of VDOT, and ordered the agency to scale back its construction program.

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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner says he doesn't have any evidence of criminal wrong-doing, but he has asked the auditor of public accounts to investigate allegations of mismanagement.
He says the agency has signed contracts worth 250 million dollars, when it appears there is no money to pay for road construction projects.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: WHERE WERE THE FINANCIAL PROCEDURES? WHERE WERE THE FINANCIAL CHECKPOINTS? IF NOT IN PLACE HOW DO WE MAKE SURE GOING FORWARD THEY WILL BE IN PLACE?))
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Warner has ordered a 20 percent reduction in VDOT's roadbuilding program.
Administration officials will lay out a list of specific cuts later this morning.
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Health officials say they have found three cases of (HOOP-ing ) whooping cough in Bedford County. All three people are connected to a small private school.
The Health Department is not releasing the school's name but says all 11 students have been contacted.
Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease spread through coughing and sneezing. It can be treated with antibiotics but can have serious complications.
The Health Department does not plan to test any more people for the disease but, it will offer treatment for those who have symptoms.

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Students at state colleges and universities may suffer a major blow from the state 's budget crisis.
Higher tuition could be in the cards...
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Governor Warner wants to lift the proposed 5-percent cap on tuition raises. He says Virginia's budget shortfall is worse than expected. Tech spokesman Larry Hincker says the change gives schools more flexibility to help meet required budget reductions. He says Tech will look at various factors before making a decision.
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((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESMAN; THE SIZE OF YOUR BUDGET REDUCTIONS THE CUTS THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE AND THEN AT THE SAME TIME YOU ALSO WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE IMPACT ON STUDENTS, HOW MUCH CAN WE RAISE TUITION AND STILL KEEP IT AFFORDABLE.)) ((BRYAN MYERS/RADFORD STUDENT; THERE'S A LOT OF STUDENTS HERE THAT ARE PAYING THERE OWN WAY A LOT OF STUDENTS THAT DO RELY HEAVILY ON FINANCIAL AID AND THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH IT IS THAT THEY'RE RAISING TUITION BUT THEY'RE ALSO CUTTING THE NUMBER OF FINANCIAL AID BIDS.))
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A final decision from Richmond on tuition legislation is expected soon because schools set their rates in the spring.

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[BIRTHDAYS!] 2/14/02
Valentine's Day - Thursday:

[SUPER=130-28/Christie Adams/Rocky Mount]


Christie's Son: same birthday!
[SUPER=130-9/Davonte Taylor/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-/Harold Dalton/Pulaski]



[SUPER=130-15/Maya Banks/Roanoke]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-10th/Jimmy & Alice Holland/Bedford]



[SUPER=130-10/Madison Worley/Vinton]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-8th/Rayshon & Cheryl Cobbs/Roanoke]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-5th/Charlie & Anita Marable/Charlotte Courthouse]



[SUPER=130-5/Cory Ashworth/Ridgeway]



[SUPER=130-50/Ross Hale/Salem]



[SUPER=130-2/Luke Edens/Salem]



[SUPER=130-14/Kenny Dove/Christiansburg]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-5th/Brent & Shelia Lynch/Rocky Mount]


Wow!
[SUPER=130-98/Mary Foley/Boones Mill]



[SUPER=130-52/Brenda Fowler/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-11/Chris Bobbitt/Wirtz]



[SUPER=130-13/Vincent Carter/Gretna]



[SUPER=130-33/Lisa Dooley/Blue Ridge]



[SUPER=130-2/Laken Dunn/Union Hall]



[SUPER=130-36/Christine Robertson/Chatham]


No Pictures:
Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Charlie & Rose Fisher/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Alice Holland/Bedford]



[SUPER=131-/Marshall Prillaman/Henry]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Morris & Angie Coffey/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=131-34/Sandra Doyle/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-56/Diane Thompson/Hurt]



[SUPER=131-66/Frank Gravely/Salem]



[SUPER=131-/Helen Klein/Roanoke]