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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
This week begins with mostly sunny skies, with temperatures climbing into the 50s today.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up after the news.





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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Lawmakers have decided that the House budget bill will include funding for cultural organizations in central and western Virginia.
The bill recommends more than 23- million dollars for non- state agencies during the next two- year budget period.

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[TAKE PROPOSAL FS #1015 EssC]


More than 20 organizations in central and western Virginia are on the list, including the Art Museum of Western Virginia, Center in the Square, Virginia's Explore Park, the Harrison Museum,
[TAKE PROPOSAL FS #1016 EssC]

the Lynchburg Academy of Music, Mill Mountain Zoo, the Science Museum of Western Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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[7-11Power-Plants]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC-22:35]
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The fate of proposed power plants is the topic of debate in the State Senate. It has approved legislation that could weaken the State Corporation Commission, and its oversight of proposed power plants.
So say critics of Senate Bill 554, and last week they urged the House of Delegates to reject it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Friday;]


The measure would limit the SCC's ability to rule on power plant proposals if other government agencies grant the necessary permits.
Opponents said the legislation would limit citizen involvement and have a negative impact on air quality in Virginia.
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[SOT 11:46:10]
[IN Q=Well, I think the state corporation commission]

((DR. KEVIN COOPER: WELL, I THINK THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION HAS TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO HEAR ALL OF THE PUBLIC INPUT AND OPINION BEFORE THEY MAKE UP THEIR MIND WHETHER A PARTICULAR PLANT SHOULD GO AHEAD. AND I THINK IF THEY ARE ONLY LIMITED IN BEING ABLE TO CONSIDER ONLY CERTAIN TYPES OF INFORMATION, THEY WON'T GET THE FUILL STORY AND THEY MAY MAKE SOME MISTAKES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kevin Cooper/American Lung Assoc. of Va.]
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[OUT Q=make some mistakes]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The bill cleared the Senate on a vote of 29 to 10. It's now headed to a House of Delegates committee.

[7-11Tech-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC-29:36]
[GRAPHIC=College Funding]

Students may have to find more money on their own to finance their education at Virginia Tech. The president says a tuition increase is likely, in order to meet the Governor's budget cuts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Governor Mark Warner wants Tech to cut 31-million dollars for the new fiscal year.
The governor also wants to lift the tutition freeze at state colleges and universities.
As a result, students at Virginia Tech could see a tuition increase of five percent.
Tech's president realizes that could produce a financial hardship for some students.
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[SOT 4:36:44]
[IN Q=For those students]

((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE CRITICALLY DEPENDENT ON FINANCIAL AID TO MAKE IT AS IT IS NOW, AS THE TUITION GOES UP WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT WE CAN INCREASE THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT WE PROVIDE TO THOSE STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE ALREADY WORKING ONE OR TWO JOBS TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND WE ARE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MINIMIZE OR HAVE NO IMPACT ON THEM AS WE GO FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President]
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[OUT Q=we go forward]
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Tech is also looking into cutting several positions.
President Steger believes many of those cuts can come through retirement and attrition.
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[45-Money-XGR]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Budget]

The House has approved a budget bill that will include funding for cultural organizations in central and western Virginia.
The bill proposes more than 23- million dollars for non- state agencies during the next two- year budget period.
(XXXXXXX)
[TAKE PROPOSAL FS #1015 EssC]


More than 20 organizations in central and western Virginia are on the list, including the Art Museum of Western Virginia, Center in the Square, Virginia's Explore Park, the Harrison Museum,
[TAKE PROPOSAL FS #1016 EssC]

the Lynchburg Academy of Music, Mill Mountain Zoo, the Science Museum of Western Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
(XXXXXXX)


[45-11Tech-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC-29:36]
[GRAPHIC=College Funding]

A tuition increase, plus job cuts - are on the way to Virginia Tech, says the president of the university.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Governor Mark Warner wants Tech to cut 31-million dollars for the new fiscal year.
The governor also wants to lift the tutition freeze at state colleges and universities.
As a result, students at Virginia Tech could see a tuition increase of five percent.
Tech's president realizes that could produce a financial hardship for some students.
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[SOT 4:36:44]
[IN Q=For those students]

((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE CRITICALLY DEPENDENT ON FINANCIAL AID TO MAKE IT AS IT IS NOW, AS THE TUITION GOES UP WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT WE CAN INCREASE THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT WE PROVIDE TO THOSE STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE ALREADY WORKING ONE OR TWO JOBS TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND WE ARE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MINIMIZE OR HAVE NO IMPACT ON THEM AS WE GO FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President]
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[OUT Q=we go forward]
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[VO-NAT]


Tech is also looking into cutting several positions.
President Steger believes many of those cuts can come through retirement and attrition.
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[45-11Clifton-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rle]
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[GAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

An altercation in Clifton forge ends with one woman stabbed to death. Police say 51 year old Brenda Arnold was stabbed during an altercation at a rooming house shortly before noon on Saturday. 31 year old Tanya Williams of Clifton Forge has been charged with first degree murder. Police say the altercation started as a verbal argument and then escalated into the stabbing. Williams is being held at the Alleghany Regional Jail without bond.

[45-11Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Some area firefighters were 'smokin' on the basketball court this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It was all part of the Roanoke Dazzle's Firefighter Appreciation Day at the Civic Center.
Before the game, Roanoke City and Roanoke County squared off on the basketball court.
The players and their families then stuck around to watch the Dazzle play.
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[SOT 17:51:31]
[IN Q=It's a great opportunity]

((DONNA DANIELS/DAZZLE PRESIDENT: IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION FOR THE FIREFIGHTERS OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY. IT IS ALSO A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO TALK TO OUR FANS ABOUT FIRE SAFETY. WE DO REALLY TRULY THINK THIS A WIN WIN FOR BOTH OF US.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Daniels/Dazzle President]
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[OUT Q=both of us]
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The firefighters passed out to the fans pamphlets and other materials on fire safety.
Fire trucks were also on hand for tours.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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And in case you were wondering, the Roanoke City Fire Department beat the county firefighters 22 to 8.

[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A chilly morning, but you can shed your coat this afternoon, as highs reach the 50s.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your work -week forecast coming up.





[8-11Power-Plants]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC-22:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Tbe strength of the State Corporation Commission could be in jeopardy - critics say the State Senate's Bill 554 has approved legislation that could weaken the S-C-C and its oversight of proposed power plants.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Friday;]


The measure would limit the SCC's ability to rule on power plant proposals if other government agencies grant the necessary permits.
Opponents said the legislation would limit citizen involvement and have a negative impact on air quality in Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:46:10]
[IN Q=Well, I think the state corporation commission]

((DR. KEVIN COOPER: WELL, I THINK THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION HAS TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO HEAR ALL OF THE PUBLIC INPUT AND OPINION BEFORE THEY MAKE UP THEIR MIND WHETHER A PARTICULAR PLANT SHOULD GO AHEAD. AND I THINK IF THEY ARE ONLY LIMITED IN BEING ABLE TO CONSIDER ONLY CERTAIN TYPES OF INFORMATION, THEY WON'T GET THE FUILL STORY AND THEY MAY MAKE SOME MISTAKES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kevin Cooper/American Lung Assoc. of Va.]
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[OUT Q=make some mistakes]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The bill cleared the Senate on a vote of 29 to 10. It's now headed to a House of Delegates committee.

[8-Clifton-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AN Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

A Clifton Forge woman remains in police custody this morning after allegedly stabbing a woman to death. Police say 51 year old Brenda Arnold was stabbed during an altercation at a rooming house shortly before noon on Saturday. 31 year old Tanya Williams of Clifton Forge has been charged with first degree murder. Police say the altercation started as a verbal argument and then escalated into the stabbing. Williams is being held at the Alleghany Regional Jail without bond.

[8-11Averett]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
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French presidential politics are what one Danville professor is adding to his resume...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Octavius Pinkard teaches political science at Averett University and has studied French politics for years.
President Jacques Chirac is seeking re-election and his advisers want to do more to attract the youth vote.
They contacted Pinkard, who flew to France this month to discuss strategy.
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[SOT 11:46:52]
[IN Q=Let's say for]

((OCTAVIUS PINKARD/AVERETT U. PROFESSOR: LET'S SAY FOR INSTANCE INSTEAD OF A SHIRT AND TIE AND LOOKING STIFF, YOU WEAR A TURTLENECK AND A BLAZER OR A BUTTON-DOWN SHIRT AND A BLAZER OR YOU JUST GO TO A CAFE INSTEAD OF BEING AT A STAGED POLITICAL EVENT, A CONGRESS OF SOME SORT, GO TO A CAFE WHERE PEOPLE ARE GATHERED.))
[SUPER=01-Octavius Pinkard/Averett U. Professor]
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[OUT Q=people are gathered.]
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[VO-NAT]


Pinkard will be back in France in April for the first round of balloting.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 2/19/02
Tuesday:

[SUPER=130-3/Sadie Sarver/Ronceverte]



[SUPER=130-4/Kaitlynne Moseley/Buchanan]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-/Ray & Sissy Sauer/Goshen]



[SUPER=130-2/Jakeb Bowman/Narrows]



[SUPER=130-1/Gavin McGhee/Moneta]



[SUPER=130-2/Monroe Morse/Stuart]



[SUPER=130-8/Ashley Saunders/Chatham]



[SUPER=130-6/Jacob Whiting/Snowville]



[SUPER=130-16/Daniel Horton/Ridgeway]



[SUPER=130-82/Lynnus Cockram/Bassett]



[SUPER=130-71/Eunice Thorne/Narrows]



[SUPER=130-28/Kerry Breeden/Lexington]



[SUPER=130-6/Kimberly Butler/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-17/Jonathan Anderson/Eagle Rock]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Robert & Zena Smith/Martinsville]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Jack & Henrietta Cooper/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Richard & Sue Thompson/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Donnie Howard/Riner]



[SUPER=131-/Marcus Holley/Bassett]



[SUPER=131-/Ethan Hughes/Critz]


[SUPER=131-/Ann Hawks/Newport News]