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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll get a taste of spring today- with temperatures climbing into the 60s, and sunshine all around.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up.





[7-11XGR-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:34:33]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Lawmakers say they don't plan on a budget impasse like last year, but after house and senate committees organized their own spending plans this week, the governor and legislators are choosing their positions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


House Speaker Vance Wilkins believes he has a good budget in bad times... a spending plan that preserves core services and spreads the pain fairly.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Like I said]

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS; LIKE I SAID THIS IS THE BEST JOB I'VE EVER SEEN DONE ON THE BUDGET OF CUTTING OUT THE PORK IN THERE IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT. AND NOT ALL THOSE THINGS WERE BAD THINGS, I DON'T MEAN TO SAY THAT BUT THEY WERE THINGS THAT WERE NOT OF A STATEWIDE APPLICATION, THEY WERE LOCAL THINGS HERE AND YONDER AND THEY HAD THE COURAGE TO ADDRESS THOSE THINGS HEAD ON.))
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[OUT Q=courage to address those things head on.]
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But Governor Warner questions whether lawmakers trimmed only pork from the budget proposal.
He criticizes cuts in terrorism preparedness, and economic develoment among others.
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[IN Q=We've been able]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO BRING HUNDREDS OF JOBS TO SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA MUCH NEEDED JOBS IN LAST 35 DAYS. FOR THEM TO CUT BACK ON THOSE FUNDS, WHEN SO MANY PARTS OF VIRGINIA ARE STRUGGLING AND NEED THAT JOB CREATION TOOL IS VERY SHORTSIGHTED.))
[SUPER=@markwarner;]
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[OUT Q=is very shortsighted.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Each house has until Thursday to complete work on its own budget bill.
There will be more give and take after that, and hopefully a budget compromise within the next three weeks.

[7-11Tech-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC54:32]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

Budget reductions at Virginia tech could mean hundreds of people could be left without jobs.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Spokesman Larry Hincker estimates a loss of 250-positions at Tech. He says personnel costs are 80-percent of the school's budget. According to Hincker all positions will be affected including outreach, instructional, and other staff.
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[SOT 2:51:09]
[IN Q=however]

((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESMAN; HOWEVER IT IS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT PROVOST MACNAMEE HAS SAID TO THE DEGREE POSSIBLE WE ARE GOING TO PROTECT THOSE POSITIONS IN THE ACADEMIC DIVISION THE TENURE TRACK POSITIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=TRACK POSITIONS.]
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[VO-NAT]

The exact cuts won't be known until late April or May. Hincker says at this point department deans are submitting reduction plans to top administrators.
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[WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Lots of sunshine is coming to the region, and the day should warm up nicely. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast in just a few moments.





[45-11Bills]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
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[GRAPHIC=State Captol]

If Virginia can muster up enough funds- there will be a new display in Virginia courtrooms- they will now feature " In God We Trust" emblems.
While the State Senate approved legislation that would require posting of the national motto, lawmakers added a provision requiring the state to pay for the plaques.
A related bill placing the motto in public schools comes up again later today.
Meanwhile, a House committee will carry over legislation that would prohibit the execution of mentally retarded criminals.
The U-S Supreme Court is now considering the issue in a Virginia death row case, and lawmakers say they want to wait for a ruling before deciding on Senator John Edwards' bill.

[45-11Burton]


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South Boston residents are happy to have a hometown star among them--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston]


Hours after Ward Burton won the Daytona 500, congratulation messages began springing up all around his hometown.


Friends and family say they're thrilled that a local boy won NASCAR's most prestigious race.
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[SOT 11:33:50]
[IN Q=In this community]

((LARRY ROLLER/BURTON FRIEND: IN THIS COMMUNITY WHEN IT COMES TO RACING, PEOPLE GOT THEIR RACERS, THEY GOT THEIR DRIVERS AND THE CARS THEY'RE GOING TO PULL FOR, BUT EVERYBODY'S A WARD BURTON FAN. AND WHEN THAT RACE WAS OVER, I CAN'T EVER REMEMBER A BUNCH OF GROWN PEOPLE JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND ACTING LIKE WE DID, BUT THAT WAS QUITE A THRILL.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Roller/Burton Friend]
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[OUT Q=quite a thrill.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both Burton and Elliot Sadler.. who finished second ... got their start at the South Boston Speedway.
Track officials say their phone has been ringing all day with calls from excited fans.
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[45-11Wood-Brothers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:53:28]
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A Southwest Virginia racing team has earned some bragging rights --they helped Number 21 drive away from Daytona in second place.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/NASCAR - NBC]


The Wood Brothers Racing in Patrick County says everything just fell into place with their car.
That after a number of bad practice runs, a poor qualifier, and having to take a provisional.
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


They are hopeful the momentum will carry over this weekend at Rockingham.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=People don't understand]

((LEN WOOD/WOOD BROTHERS RACING: PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW HARD WE WORK.... SO THERE IS ONLY ONE WINNER, 42 LOSERS OR MORE.))
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[OUT Q=42 losers or more.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Wood's say their single car status is not a hindrance.
In fact they say nobody has teammates once the green flag comes down.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.....
Some much needed rain is heading our way late tonight and tomorrow. Meterologist Leo Hisbrunner will have your complete forecast right after the news.





[8-11Tech-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC54:32]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

Budget cuts coming to Virginia tech could eliminate hundreds of employees, according to the president of the university.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Spokesman Larry Hincker estimates a loss of 250-positions at Tech. He says personnel costs are 80-percent of the school's budget. According to Hincker all positions will be affected including outreach, instructional, and other staff.
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[SOT 2:51:09]
[IN Q=however]

((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESMAN; HOWEVER IT IS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT PROVOST MACNAMEE HAS SAID TO THE DEGREE POSSIBLE WE ARE GOING TO PROTECT THOSE POSITIONS IN THE ACADEMIC DIVISION THE TENURE TRACK POSITIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=TRACK POSITIONS.]
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[VO-NAT]

The exact cuts won't be known until late April or May. Hincker says at this point department deans are submitting reduction plans to top administrators.
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[8-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=State Captol]

The national motto, "In God We Trust," may soon be gracing the walls of Virginia's courtrooms, BUT only if the state can cough up enough money to make it happen.
While the State Senate approved legislation that would require posting of the national motto, lawmakers added a provision requiring the state to pay for the plaques. A related bill placing the motto in public schools comes up again later today.
Meanwhile a House committee will carry over legislation that would prohibit the execution of the mentally retarded. The U-S Supreme Court is now considering the issue in a Virginia death row case, and lawmakers say they want to wait for a ruling before deciding on Senator John Edwards' bill.

[8-Zinni]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:19:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A professor a Virginia Military Institute has a second job he must tend to - he is a retired Marine Corps general who's been pressed back into service as a peace envoy.
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[VO-NAT]

General Anthony Zinni teaches "Ethics and National Security." He's just back from Geneva where he helped negotiate a settlement between Indonesia and one of its break- away states.

[SUPER=03-Lexington]

When he's on post at V-M-I, he says he often takes away as much as he brings with him.
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[SOT 2:33:40]
[IN Q=If you return]

((GEN. ANTHONY ZINNI/U. S. MARINE CORPS (RET.); IF YOU RETURN FROM JERUSALEM OR GENEVA, IT CAN BRING TO THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE, QUESTIONS, ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION, FOR DEBATE FOR WHICH THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY RESOLUTION, OR YOU'RE STILL TRYING TO FORM IN YOUR OWN MIND A VIEW OR OPINION AND YOU HAVE THE HELP OF THE GREAT CADETS HERE AND OF THEIR THINKING.))

[SUPER=01-Gen. Anthony Zinni/U. S. Marine Corps (Ret.)]
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[OUT Q=cadets here and of their thinking.]
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[VO-NAT]

He advises the cadets to try to make personal connections between combatants in "mediating" a settlement.

[BIRTHDAYS!] 2/20/02
Wednesday:

[SUPER=130-9/Ashley Carroll/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-9/Courtney Dowdy/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-11/Amanda Overstreet/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-62/Charlie White/Salem]



[SUPER=130-4/Nicholas Penn/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-8/Jeffrey Hairston/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-9/Devin Castillo/Boones Mill]



[SUPER=130-11/Brittany Wells/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/George Hodges/Rocky Mount]


Anniversary:WOW!
[SUPER=131-62nd/Ellis & Hazel Stewart/Dublin]


Birthday and Anniversary - same day:
[SUPER=131-82/Ellis Stewart/Dublin]



[SUPER=131-/Pedro Noyola/Hardy]



[SUPER=131-/Keeya Craighead/Penhook]



[SUPER=131-/J.C. Martin/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Kitty Adams/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Howard & Geraldine Ferguson/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-35/Keith Altizer/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=131-/Mike Callands/Bedford]



[SUPER=131-/Charlie Painter/Roanoke]