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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The cloudy skies this morning will bring scattered showers to the region later on.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along with your forecast right after the news.






[7-11Henry-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:56:12]
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Heads up for Henry County- New jobs and new technology are on the way...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


State and local money will go toward a new technology campus at the old DuPont site.
Crews are already tearing down some parts of the facility and getting it ready for new high-tech industry.
The Campus' first tenant will be (Serx-on) Cerxon Microelectronics.
The company makes high-tech parts for automobiles, cell phones, and medical products.
Cerxon will hire 250 people over the next three years.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We made some changes]

((MIKE SEIDLE/HENRY CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE MADE SOME CHANGES THAT WE THOUGHT IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OUGHT TO E HANDLED IN THE COUNTY AND IN THE CITY. WE MADE THESE CHANGES AND THIS IS THE VERY DAY THAT WE THOUGH... AS JACK DALTON USED TO SAY, GET A PLAN AND IT WILL WORK. WE GOT A PLAN AND IT WORKED.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Seidle/Henry Co. Supervisors Chairman]
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[OUT Q=and it worked. (DOUBLE OUT)]
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[VO-NAT]


Jobs at Cerxon will pay on average 14 dollars an hour plus benefits.
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[7-11Roanoke-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC2:07:18]
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City council has signed on the dotted line for a company to take up plans on a new stadium and amphitheater complex in
Roanoke...but, not everyone is satisfied with the deal--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Yesterday-- city council awarded a one and a quarter million dollar contract to Rosser International for architectural and engineering services. A citizen's committee recommended Rosser for the job but Mayor Ralph Smith argued other qualified businesses were NOT given a fair shot.
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[SOT 21:27:13 21:28:51]
[IN Q=YOU INVARIABLY]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: YOU INVARIABLY GET THE SAME SUCCESSFUL BIDDER TIME AFTER TIME. I THINK THAT IS A CONCERN, IT NEEDS TO BE OPEN TO ALL AND I'VE SEEN THAT BEING IN PRIVATE BUSINESS I'VE SEEN THAT WHEN GOOD BUSINESSES WERE SHUT OUT OF THE PROCESS NOT BECAUSE THEY'VE HAD AN INFERIOR PRODUCT BUT SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T CONNECTED.)) ((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR; THIS BID PROCESS FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT EXPERTISE VERSUS BUYING A TRUCK OR A PRODUCT, I MEAN, YOU CAN ACTUALLY HAVE A BID WHERE YOU CAN COMPARE PRICES, THIS IS WHERE YOU FIND THE PERSON YOU BELIEVE CAN DO THE BEST JOB AND I THINK THAT'S THE THIN I THINK WE'VE LOST TRACK OF HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke Vice-Mayor; :21]
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[OUT Q=LOST TRACK OF HERE.]
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[VO-NAT]

City council meetings are taped and broadcast by Roanoke Valley Television-- but a consultant persuaded council not to broadcast the citizen's comment portion of meetings. This angered a number of residents-- so council has changed its mind and will again broadcast all citizens comments.


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[WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Grab an umbrella as you head out this morning, scattered showers are likely throughout the day. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more, coming in the forecast.




[45-11Wilder-Commission]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC31:23]
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Governor Mark Warner wants to find out just how efficient state government is. He has high hopes that his new commission studying government efficiency will be creative, and move quickly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.]


Warner told the group to look at services the state provides, and consider which ones should be consolidated or simply eliminated.
Former Governor Doug Wilder is heading the commission- It also includes Emory and Henry President Tom Morris, and former Carilion CEO Tom Robertson.
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[SOT 10:12:44]
[IN Q=We must revisit]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: WE MUST REVISIT WHETHER STATE GOVERNMENT IS PROVIDING THE APPROPRIATE SERVICES AND WHETHER THEY ARE PROVIDING THOSE SERVICES IN AN APPROPRIATE CONSUMER- ORIENTED MANNER. NOT A MANNER THAT IS DRIVEN NECESSARILY BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OR BUREAUCRACIES BUILT IN SILOS.))
[SUPER=@markwarner]
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[OUT Q=built in silos.]
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[VO-NAT]


The group will also consider how the state can make the best use of technology, and modern management techniques.
The Governor has asked for a report before the end of the summer.
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[45-11Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:23:03]
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Businesses like Sheetz are catching a break from lawmakers.
They'lll be able to continue selling gas at low prices.
Legislation to fight "predatory pricing" at the gas pump ran into a skeptical House committee yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape]


The bill would have prohibited the sale of gasoline below cost.
Small retailers say some large chains are taking a loss to drive competitors out of business.
Approved by the Senate, the measure came before the House Commerce and Labor Committee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have determined different ways]

((MIKE CORTEZ/SHEETZ VICE PRESIDENT: WE HAVE DETERMINED DIFFERENT WAYS TO BRING GAS TO THE MARKET CHEAPLY. AND IT'S A BENEFIT TO THE CONSUMERS. IT IS NOT A PROBLEM. )) ((CHRISTOPHER JUDD/ASHLAND STATION OWNER: I DON'T BEGRUDGE THE WAR CHESTS THAT CORPORATE AMERICA HAS ACCUMULATED. I WOULDN'T WANT DEEP POCKETS MYSELF. DON'T ASPIRE TO ATTAIN THAT. HOWEVER WHEN NOT HAVING DEEP POCKETS BECOMES A HANDICAP FOR SMALL BUSINESS IN THIS COUNTRY, THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Cortez/Sheetz Vice-President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christopher Judd/Ashland Station Owner; :11]
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[OUT Q=then something is seriously wrong.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Representatives from Sheetz and other large chains say they try to sell gasoline as cheaply as they can, but insist they aren't trying to put competitors out of business. The committee killed the legislation on a close vote.

[45-11K-Mart]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:21:08]
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Two K-Mart stores in our region will likely shut down , due to the company's money problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

In bankruptcy court documents, K-Mart says it will sell the inventory of 291 unprofitable stores .. to save 250-million dollars a year. Stores in Radford and Madison Heights are on the list .. along with one in Richmond and another in Northern Virginia.
A judge is scheduled to rule on that plan next month. The Radford store manager says he can not comment on the closing and will not say how many people work there.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.....
Mild temperatures will stick around today, and there should be some scattered showers.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the details coming up.




[Moneta-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#= 02-07]
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Two family pets were lost in a house fire this morning in Moneta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./This Morning;]


The smoke alarm went off at this log home on Harvey's Creek Road around four o'clock.
It's believed the fire orginated in the basement.
The homeowner says he thinks an electrical problem may have ignited it.
The family of five escaped without injury, but lost its pet dog and a snake.
At least a half- dozen fire companies responded to the blaze.
The house is a total loss.
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[8-11Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:23:03]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices]

Sheetz and other businesses like it, will be able to continue selling gas at low prices.
Yesterday, legislation to fight "predatory pricing" at the gas pump ran into a skeptical House committee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape]


The bill would have prohibited the sale of gasoline below cost.
Small retailers say some large chains are taking a loss to drive competitors out of business.
Approved by the Senate, the measure came before the House Commerce and Labor Committee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have determined different ways]

((MIKE CORTEZ/SHEETZ VICE PRESIDENT: WE HAVE DETERMINED DIFFERENT WAYS TO BRING GAS TO THE MARKET CHEAPLY. AND IT'S A BENEFIT TO THE CONSUMERS. IT IS NOT A PROBLEM. )) ((CHRISTOPHER JUDD/ASHLAND STATION OWNER: I DON'T BEGRUDGE THE WAR CHESTS THAT CORPORATE AMERICA HAS ACCUMULATED. I WOULDN'T WANT DEEP POCKETS MYSELF. DON'T ASPIRE TO ATTAIN THAT. HOWEVER WHEN NOT HAVING DEEP POCKETS BECOMES A HANDICAP FOR SMALL BUSINESS IN THIS COUNTRY, THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Cortez/Sheetz Vice-President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christopher Judd/Ashland Station Owner; :11]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=then something is seriously wrong.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Representatives from Sheetz and other large chains say they try to sell gasoline as cheaply as they can, but insist they aren't trying to put competitors out of business. The committee killed the legislation on a close vote.

[8-11Walker]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=khu]
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A judge knocked a 48-year sentence down a few years in a Roanoke murder case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It's the case of a 20-year old convicted of killing another young man in a Roanoke convenience store. Though Bernard Hilton chose not to testify at trial, he told the judge yesterday he felt boxed in by a hostile crowd inside the store.
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[SOT 15:40:05]
[IN Q=They was]

((BERNARD WALKER/SECOND DEGREE MURDERER; THEY WAS READY TO KILL ME. NIKITA THOMAS/REACO HILTON'S MOTHER; MR. WALKER MURDERED MY 18 YEAR OLD BABY. THE ONLY WORDS I CAN DESCRIBE, IT WAS THE BLACKEST OF HELLS TO ME.))
[SUPER=01-Bernard Walker/Second Degree Murderer; :00 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Nikita Thomas/Reaco Hilton's Mother; :03]
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[OUT Q=hells to me.]
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[VO-NAT]

The judge reduced the jury sentence from 48 to 45 years. Walker's attorney plans to appeal the conviction.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 2/21/02
Thursday:

[SUPER=130-11/Jonathan Anderson/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-6/Trinity Bibb/Blacksburg]



[SUPER=130-6/Lindsay Shotwell/Buchanan]



[SUPER=130-14/Rae-Ann Fletcher/Narrows] pronounced "Ray-Ann"



[SUPER=130-1/Ahmad Ali/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-12/Deonta Hairston/Eden, NC]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-1st/Rob & Michelle Underwood/Max Meadows]



[SUPER=130-/Mattie Graham/Fairlwan]



[SUPER=130-6/Morgan Parker/Henry]



[SUPER=130-2/Ethan Dillon/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-1/Marissa Stover/Vinton]



[SUPER=130-4/Shianne Buchner/Pulaski] pronounced "Shy-Anne" located on "bridge" computer upstairs


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-77/Alva Lucas/Newport]



[SUPER=131-/Mary Lane/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/John Preston/Martinsville]



[SUPER=131-/Sandra Rakes/Figsboro]


[SUPER=131-/G. T. & Carol Bondurant/Snow Creek]Anniversary: