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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
It's a good Valentine's day to cuddle up with your Sweetheart-- temperatures are starting off in the 20s this morning. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.





[7-11NBC]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC2:02:13]
[GRAPHIC=Banking]


Employees at the National Bank of Commerce in the Roanoke Valley have their work cut out for them this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]


Today, they'll begin converting nine Wachovia Bank branches to NBC.
Wachovia sold the branches when it merged with First Union.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


NBC found a niche market inside Kroger Stores in the early 90's.
The bank says it will keep its Kroger branches AND those outside Kroger stores, even though some will be a stone's throw apart.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The outside branches]

((JIM BECKNER/NBC REGIONAL PRESIDENT: THE OUTSIDE BRANCH IS CLOSED.. THEN YOU CAN GO INSIDE THE KROGER. IF IT IS RAINING AND YOU DON'T WANT TO GET OUT OF YOUR CAR, YOU CAN GO THROUGH THE DRIVE THROUGH. SOME MAY SAY ITS DUPLICATION, BUT IT PROVIDES NECESSARY SERVICES AND CONVENIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Beckner/NBC Regional President]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=and convenience.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wachovia branches will close today at two, and reopen as NBC tomorrow morning.
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[7-11Workman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC24:40]
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A confrontation between two men turned deadly when one was shot.
Testosterone, alcohol and guns are to blame, according to Roanoke's chief prosecutor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Drug Enforcement Agent Timothy Workman pleaded NOT guilty to the murder of Kevin Bailey in front of a courtroom full of Bailey's friends and relatives.
But he and his attorney offered no explanation for what happened.
The prosecutor says the off-duty agent shot Bailey three times in the chest during a scuffle in the parking lot.
Workman was apparently leaving the restaurant with a woman when the two men started arguing.
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[SOT 12:28:53 - 12:29:01]
[IN Q=He's just a guy]

((MICHAEL PATTERSON/BAILEY'S BROTHER: HE'S JUST A GUY THAT DRANK TOO MUCH, MADE SOME BAD DECISIONS. MY BROTHER HAS TO PAY FOR THAT. HIS DAUGHTER HAS TO PAY FOR THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Patterson/Bailey's Brother;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=pay for that. DOUBLE OUT]
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[VO-NAT]


Workman was released from jail on 100-thousand dollars bond.
He'll be allowed to return home to Texas until his preliminary hearing in March.
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[7-Hampton-DEA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC19:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It's the second time in three years that a drug enforcement agent has been charged with a shooting outside a Virginia bar.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton/January 1999;]


A group of six D-E-A agents traded insults with some men inside a bar in Tidewater in 1999.
The confrontation continued in the parking lot, and two of the civilians were shot and wounded.
An agent was charged with unlawful wounding, but convicted of shooting into an occupied vehicle.
That incident, and one in El Paso, Texas, prompted the D-E-A to tell its agents to go easy on the booze when they're off duty.
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[WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Bundle up today because highs will only reach the 40s.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your Valentine's Day forecast coming up in just a few moments.





[45-11Campbell-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:19:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Authorities in Campbell County are investigating a mysterious death that could be the county's first homicide of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


43-year old Frank Xavier Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) was found in a pool of blood in a garage near his home on Candlers Mountain Road yesterday morning.
For now, sheriff's authorities are only calling his death "suspicious".
Technicians spent most of the afternoon gathering evidence at the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for later this morning.
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[45-11SPCA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC02:33]
[GRAPHIC=SPCA]


The joint efforts of the SPCA and local governments may be the key to giving animals a better life.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Roanoke city, Roanoke County, Botetourt County and Vinton yesterday signed a service agreement with the Roanoke Valley SPCA. The partnership will result in larger, more up to date facilities for the SPCA and the Municipal Regional Pound.
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[SOT 21:34:37-21:34:57]
[IN Q=The new facility's gonna be clean...]

((DON THORNE/ROANOKE VALLEY SPCA: THE NEW FACILITY'S GONNA BE CLEAN, DISEASE-FREE, NICE, CLEAR, EASIER TO CLEAN, A PLACE NOT ONLY WILL CITIZENS'LL LIKE COMING TO BUT THE SPCA SECTION WILL BE USING MORE VOLUNTEERS BECAUSE THEY WON'T GET AS BURNED OUT BY COMING IN THERE AND BEING UPSET ABOUT EVERYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Don Thorne/Roanoke Valley SPCA;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=coming in there and being upset about everything.]
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[VO-NAT :12]

Construction on the 3-point-1 million dollar project will begin on land surrounding the current SPCA off Baldwin Avenue this summer. The improved facilities are expected to take about a year to complete.
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[45-11Les-Mis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC18:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]

This year marks sixteen years of successful performances for the award-winning musical, Les Miserables. It took center stage this week at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]


The epic saga tells the tale of a fugitive's struggle to survive and avoid capture in nineteenth century France.
As the title suggests... the show has dismal scenes and a sad storyline but there is always room for laughter.
That's where Madame (ten-are-DEE-AY) Thenardier comes in.
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[SOT 20:41:57-42:12]
[IN Q=The Thenardiers]

((AYMEE GARCIA/"MADAME THENARDIER"; THE THENARDIERS ARE JUST DARK, EVIL AND MEAN BUT FOR SOME REASON, AT THAT POINT IN THE SHOW, PEOPLE JUST NEED THE RELEASE OF COMEDY AND SO A LOT OF FUNNY BITS JUST HAPPEN BECAUSE BAD PEOPLE ARE KIND OF FUNNY SOMETIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Aymee Garcia/"Madame Thenardier"]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=funny sometimes.]
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[VO-NAT]


Along with lifelong struggles and comic relief... love... war... and death are all played out on stage, as the show is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel.
Les Miserables will be at the Roanoke Civic Center until Sunday. Tickets are still available at the box office and through Ticketmaster.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......A beautiful Valentine's Day today, but it will chilly. M
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner joins us with your complete forecast.





[8-11NBC]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC2:02:13]
[GRAPHIC=Banking]


The National Bank of Commerce is going through some big changes in the Roanoke Valley - and employees are set for a busy weekend.
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[VO-NAT]


Today, they'll begin converting nine Wachovia Bank branches to NBC.
Wachovia sold the branches when it merged with First Union.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


NBC found a niche market inside Kroger Stores in the early 90's.
The bank says it will keep its Kroger branches AND those outside Kroger stores, even though some will be a stone's throw apart.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The outside branches]

((JIM BECKNER/NBC REGIONAL PRESIDENT: THE OUTSIDE BRANCH IS CLOSED.. THEN YOU CAN GO INSIDE THE KROGER. IF IT IS RAINING AND YOU DON'T WANT TO GET OUT OF YOUR CAR, YOU CAN GO THROUGH THE DRIVE THROUGH. SOME MAY SAY ITS DUPLICATION, BUT IT PROVIDES NECESSARY SERVICES AND CONVENIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Beckner/NBC Regional President]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=and convenience.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wachovia branches will close today at two, and reopen as NBC tomorrow morning.
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[8-11Cardinal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC06:59]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak]

Amtrak is in need of a financial rescue - and Congress could be one to bail them out. But - if Congress doesn't pitch in, the end result could lead to small communities in this area being affected.
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[VO-NAT - :16]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;]

Clifton Forge officials say the Amtrak stop brings in much needed money to a struggling economy. The town is a stop on the Cardinal route, which runs from Washington D-C to Chicago, and has been put on a "hit-list"of routes that could be cut in the fall.
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[SOT - 01:11]
[IN Q=The Amtrak stop is literally...]

((GLYNN LOOPE/CLIFTON FORGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR; THE AMTRAK STOP IS LITERALLY PART OF OUR ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE THAT SERVES NOT ONLY LOCAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY AS FAR AS TRAFFIC COMING INTO THE AREA, BUT IT'S A HUGE TRAVEL AND TOURISM ISSUE. THE HOMESTEAD IS AFFECTED BY THIS. WHEN DOUTHAT STATE PARK RUNS ADS IN THE WASHINGTON POST PROMOTING THEMSELVES AS A WEEKEND DESTINATION FOR THE D-C MARKET, THEY CAN TAKE AMTRAK FROM DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON TO DOWNTOWN CLIFTON FORGE.))
[SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Clifton Forge Economic Dev. Coordinator;]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=downtown Clifton Forge.]
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[VO-NAT - :16+]

The House Transportation Committee has scheduled a hearing today on a recommendation to break up Amtrak and introduce competition. The deadline for Amtrak to operate without federal funds is December second -- and Amtrak is expected to fall 217 million dollars short of cash needed to run on its own.
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[8-11Campbell-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:19:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Authorities have found a body in Campbell County . They are investigating to see if it's a homicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


43-year old Frank Xavier (fair-uh-NAH-chee) Farinacci was found in a pool of blood in a garage near his home on Candlers Mountain Road yesterday morning.
For now, sheriff's authorities are only calling his death "suspicious".
Technicians spent most of the afternoon gathering evidence at the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for later this morning.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 2/15/02
Friday:

[SUPER=130-9/Harley Hall/Wills Ridge]



[SUPER=130-6/Abbie Davis/Wytheville]



[SUPER=130-5/Keilie Martin/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-14/Leslie Williams/Goodview]



[SUPER=130-1/Halla Roberts/Fincastle]



[SUPER=130-18/Michael Waddy/Penhook]



[SUPER=130-8/D.J. Jack/Millboro]



[SUPER=130-6/C.J. Worley/Martinsville]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-55th/Gray & Irene Brooks/Raphine]



[SUPER=130-15/Christopher Maxey/Elliston]



[SUPER=130-8/Trisha Circosta/Cass WV]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Giles Stovall/South Boston]



[SUPER=131-/Vivian Martinez/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Dorothy Catron/Salem]



[SUPER=131-10/Anne Underwood/Thomasville NC]


[SUPER=131-9/Zachary Wood/Smith Mountain Lake]