[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We're looking forward to a sunny weekend, with temperatures starting off cool but ending up near 60 by Sunday.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner joins us with details, in just a few minutes.





[7-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire damaged a Roanoke business early this morning.
The Pawn Shop located in the 13-hundred block of Jamison Avenue caught fire around 4:15. Authorities do not yet know the cause. Firefighters are still cleaning up at this hour.

[7-11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:58:35]
[GRAPHIC=Va Budget]

After ten hours of crunching numbers and debating, the members of the House of Delegates finished work on its budget bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The marathon included complaints from lawmakers who questioned increases in fees, and cuts in education, economic development, corrections and many other areas.
Last night, the House approved 23- million dollars for non-state agencies, a list that includes more than 20 cultural groups in central and western Virginia... but that item brought debate as well.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It is something that we have to look at...]

[04:17:24] ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT. IT'S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT, BECAUSE IF WE WANT TO DO AWAY THE NON-STATE AGENCIES AND NOT HAVE THEM FUNDED THEN WE HAVE TO TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT NOT FUNDING THE STATE MUSEUMS, BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME ISSUE.)) [04:22:35] ((DEL. MARIAN VAN LANDINGHAM: THEY'RE NOT MUSEUMS ALL OF THEM. THERE'S A GREAT VARIETY OF THINGS. IT'S A WONDERFUL LITTLE PORK BARREL ISN'T IT.))
[SUPER=@griffith; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Marian Van Landingham/(D) Alexandria; :20]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=wonderful little pork barrel isn't it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The State Senate approved its two year 53- billion dollar budget with comparatively little debate yesterday afternoon. The two proposals are now headed to a conference committee which will attempt to resolve the differences.
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[7-11Halifax-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC42:04]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]

A family in Halifax County has lost three daughers and all its belongings in a house fire.
Residents are now pitching in to help the family get back on its feet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


Christina, Jessica and Lacey Wright died when their home on Hunting Creek Road went up in flames early Wednesday morning.
Their mother, stepfather and stepbrother escaped with just the clothes on their back.. and now the small community of Crystal Hill is pitching in to help them out.
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[SOT 22:28:47]
[IN Q=I just wanted]

((AMY GLASCOCK/RESIDENT: I JUST WANTED THEM TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE.. EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T KNOW EACH OTHER PERSONALLY.. WE STILL DO LOVE AND THINK ABOUT OUR PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Glascock/Halifax Co. Resident]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=in our community.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cash donations have begun filling a jar at the local mini-mart, and the Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church is accepting donations of food, clothing and household items.
Sheriff's authorities have "not" released any new information about their investigation into the fire.
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[WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Much- needed showers will likely elude us for the next few days...but we'll see sunshine for the weekend.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast, coming up.





[45-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

An early morning fire caused heavy damage to a Southeast Roanoke pawn shop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]


The Pawn Shop located in the 13- hundred block of Jamison Avenue caught fire around 4:15.
When firefighters arrived, the flames were heavy on the first floor of the building.
Firefighters managed to knock down the fire fairly quickly.
An investigation is still going on into what started the blaze.
Firefighters have spent the last few hours cleaning up.

(------------)[45-11Pulaski-drugs]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]

Authorities in Pulaski County caught up with dozens of drug suspects last night.
By nine o'clock, officers had apprehended 23 of 40 individuals sought on drug-related charges.
The arrests came as a result of a nine month undercover narcotics investigation by the department.
Individuals were sought for everything from the possession of marijuana to distribution of oxycontin.
Police say they want to send a message to individuals.. stop taking part in drug-related activities, leave Pulaski, or go to prison.

[45-11Halifax-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC42:04]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


Residents in Halifax County are offering help to a family that lost three daughters in a house fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


Christina, Jessica and Lacey Wright died when their home on Hunting Creek Road went up in flames early Wednesday morning.
Their mother, stepfather and stepbrother escaped with just the clothes on their back.. and now the small community of Crystal Hill is pitching in to help them out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:28:47]
[IN Q=I just wanted]

((AMY GLASCOCK/RESIDENT: I JUST WANTED THEM TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE.. EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T KNOW EACH OTHER PERSONALLY.. WE STILL DO LOVE AND THINK ABOUT OUR PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Glascock/Halifax Co. Resident]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=in our community.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cash donations have begun filling a jar at the local mini-mart, and the Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church is accepting donations of food, clothing and household items.
Sheriff's authorities have "not" released any new information about their investigation into the fire.
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[45-11Food-Regulations]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:57:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Newer and safer food regulations are on the menu for restaurants in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The new guidelines take effect March 1st and will require restaurants to meet higher standards.
Health officials say the current regulations are based on 1976 F-D-A codes --and need to be updated.
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[SOT23:42:54, cover part of bite with video]
[IN Q=We plan on working with restaurants]

((DICK TABB/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MGR.; WE PLAN ON WORKING WITH RESTAURANTS TO IMPLEMENT THIS OVER A PERIOD OF TIME BECAUSE THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES. EVERYTHING FROM REFRIGERATION TO THE USE OF GLOVES IN SOME SITUATION THAT WILL REQUIRE MODIFICATION OF HOW THEY OPERATE TODAY))
[SUPER=01-Dick Tabb/Environmental Health Manager;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=on how they operate today]
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials say the new regulations will raise the level of food safety and will hopefully encourage restaurants to do more self inspections.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sunny skies rule the forecast for the weekend.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Friday outlook, plus a peek ahead at the next seven days, coming up after the news.





[8-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=02-09 ]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A Southeast Roanoke Pawn shop went up in flames before dawn today--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]


The Pawn Shop located in the 13- hundred block of Jamison Avenue caught fire around 4:15.
When firefighters arrived, the flames were heavy on the first floor of the building.
Firefighters managed to knock down the fire fairly quickly.
An investigation is still going on into what started the blaze.
Firefighters have spent the last few hours cleaning up.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:58:35]
[GRAPHIC=Va Budget]

After ten hours of debate and crunching numbers, members of the House of Delegates have reached a conclusion about the state budget.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The marathon included complaints from lawmakers who questioned increases in fees, and cuts in education, economic development, corrections and many other areas.
Last night, the House approved 23- million dollars for non-state agencies, a list that includes more than 20 cultural groups in central and western Virginia... but that item brought debate as well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It is something that we have to look at...]

[04:17:24] ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT. IT'S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT, BECAUSE IF WE WANT TO DO AWAY THE NON-STATE AGENCIES AND NOT HAVE THEM FUNDED THEN WE HAVE TO TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT NOT FUNDING THE STATE MUSEUMS, BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME ISSUE.)) [04:22:35] ((DEL. MARIAN VAN LANDINGHAM: THEY'RE NOT MUSEUMS ALL OF THEM. THERE'S A GREAT VARIETY OF THINGS. IT'S A WONDERFUL LITTLE PORK BARREL ISN'T IT.))
[SUPER=@griffith; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Marian Van Landingham/(D) Alexandria; :20]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=wonderful little pork barrel isn't it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The State Senate approved its two year 53- billion dollar budget with comparatively little debate yesterday afternoon. The two proposals are now headed to a conference committee which will attempt to resolve the differences.
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[8-11Knox]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:29:30]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]

The trial of Doctor Cecil Knox begins in eight months. Yesterday, he spent a short time in court, to enter a plea.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

All they did in court yesterday was arraign four of the five people indicted from Knox's medical practice. They all pled "NOT guilty." Though Knox has virtually shut down his practice, the vast majority of his patients have been unable to find another doctor to help them manage their pain.
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[SOT 21:42:45]
[IN Q=It's really hard to explain]

((CONNIE SHRIVER/DR. KNOX'S PATIENT; IT'S REALLY HARD TO EXPLAIN. IT'S RIGHT UP THERE WITH LOVE, YOU KNOW. IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU JUST CAN'T EXPLAIN HOW IT FEELS.))
[SUPER=01-Connie Shriver/Dr. Knox's Patient;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=how it feels.]
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[VO-NAT]

Doctor Knox faces charges of fraud, taking kick-backs and distributing narcotics without a legitimate medical purpose.

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[BIRTHDAYS!] 2/23/02
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-9/Joshua Adkins/Danville]



[SUPER=130-30/Kim Lawson/Christiansburg]


Twins:
[SUPER=130-19/Chris & Paul Southers/Lexington]



[SUPER=130-1/Caroline Harrington/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-90/Ruth Scott/Blue Ridge]



[SUPER=130-4/Alex Conner/Copper Hill]



[SUPER=130-1/Logan Pasley/Sago] female



[SUPER=130-4/Mattie Wheeling/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-32/Teresa Tice/Christiansburg]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Lovie Prunty/Glade Hill]



[SUPER=131-/Travis Grindstaff/Snow Creek]


Mother & Son birthdays!
[SUPER=131-/Lula Thompson/Bedford]
[SUPER=131-/Wayne Thompson/Bedford]



[SUPER=131-37/Becky Simpkins/Snowville]

[SUPER=131-/Delois Moore/Stoneville, NC]