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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......It'll cool off today - as scattered showers head our way. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up.





[7-11Fire-Neighborhood]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-15 TC06:22]
[GRAPHIC=Tire Fire]

Easterly winds are blowing trails of smoke and ash from the fire right to Roanoke County homes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


To check air quality, about 15 monitors are in place throughout the county.
So far no hazardous chemicals have been detected.
The haze is just a nuisance to some residents who continued their daily outdoor activities despite the smoky smell.
But the health department is warning those with asthma or emphysema to stay inside until the smoke clears.
They say the hotter the fire burns the better -- that way less debris escapes from the flames.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When you have the worst]

((CHARLOTTE ENGLEBY/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT; LAST NIGHT WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE WHEN THEY HAD THE BURN, THE DOOR WAS OPEN. BUT THERE ARE ASHES INSIDE MY HOUSE ON THE WINDOW SEAL, SO IT'S VERY SMOKY.))
[SUPER=01-Charlotte Engleby/Roanoke Co. Resident; :]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=very smoky.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials will continue to monitor air quality for several weeks.
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[7-11Grandin-Theatre]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC03:17]
[GRAPHIC=Grandin Preservation]

By this summer, you should be able to buy popcorn and curl up in a seat at the historic Grandin Theatre in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Grandin Theatre Foundation yesterday announced it'll buy the 1930's era landmark for 375-thousand dollars. The money will come from 800-thousand dollars already raised in cash, pledges, and matching funds from the city of Roanoke, as well as anticipated grants and tax credits. But fundraising will go on, as the group tries to meet its one- point- two million dollar goal.
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[SOT 1:50:55-1:51:07]
[IN Q=Everybody loves the Grandin...]

((ANN TRINKLE/GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION CO-CHAIR: EVERYBODY LOVES THE GRANDIN AND WANTS TO SEE IT REOPENED AND NOW THAT THE PURCHASE IS DONE AND THE BUILDING IS OURS WE CAN REALLY MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Trinkle/Grandin Theatre Foundation Co-Chair;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=we can really move forward with this.]
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[VO-NAT :12]

The Foundation will take over operations from current owner Julie Hunsaker, who closed the art-deco movie house in November. Plans are to renovate and refurbish the Grandin, and reopen it in July.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A Southwest Roanoke church is coming apart from the bottom up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Contractors started tearing brick off the face of Solid Rock Pentecostal Church Saturday. The more than 50-year old building was condemned last week after a foundation wall broke, leaving the facade in danger of collapsing. Because of the potential danger the city of Roanoke closed Campbell Avenue in front of the church between 8th and 9th Streets. Contractors say their main concern is dismantling the portion of the church closest to high voltage power lines. They're not sure how long the work will take.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

Pastor George Taylor says his insurance company has denied his claim. If you want to help the church find a new home, a fund for donations has been set up at First Union Bank.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Today's cloudy skies will give way to rain showers throughout the day.
Meterologist LEo Hirsbrunner will have more details coming up in your complete forecast.



[45-11Wythe-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC48:22]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A blaze in Wythe County has charred over a hundred acres of brush and timber.
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[FIRE MAP FS]
It started around noon yesterday, in the Stroupe (stroop) Mountain area south of Wytheville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


State and federal firefighters have contained the fire. Officials say forestry crews are putting out hot spots this morning.
They don't know yet how how the fire started.
So far, it has stayed away from the homes in the area and no one has been evacuated.
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[45-11Grandin-Theatre]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC03:17]
[GRAPHIC=Grandin Preservation]

The good times will roll again at the historic Grandin Theatre.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Grandin Theatre Foundation yesterday announced it'll buy the 1930's era landmark for 375-thousand dollars. The money will come from 800-thousand dollars already raised in cash, pledges, and matching funds from the city of Roanoke, as well as anticipated grants and tax credits. But fundraising will go on, as the group tries to meet its one- point- two million dollar goal.
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[SOT 1:50:55-1:51:07]
[IN Q=Everybody loves the Grandin...]

((ANN TRINKLE/GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION CO-CHAIR: EVERYBODY LOVES THE GRANDIN AND WANTS TO SEE IT REOPENED AND NOW THAT THE PURCHASE IS DONE AND THE BUILDING IS OURS WE CAN REALLY MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Trinkle/Grandin Theatre Foundation Co-Chair;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=we can really move forward with this.]
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[VO-NAT :12]

The Foundation will take over operations from current owner Julie Hunsaker, who closed the art-deco movie house in November. Plans are to renovate and refurbish the Grandin, and reopen it in July.
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[45-11Wilder-Efficiency]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal]

The panel studying government efficiency may not meet its first deadline.
Governor Mark Warner expects the commission to give him specific recommendations that can be acted on by August first.
But the panel's chairman, former Governor Doug Wilder, says that's unlikely to occur.
He says commission members need an additional four to six weeks to generate the report.

[45-11Hollins-President]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC36:02]
[GRAPHIC=Hollins Univ.]

The new president of Hollins University's says she plans to take Hollins to the top. She met with students and faculty yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Then Nora Kizer Bell was introduced to the media. She's a big believer in single- sex education. She's a graduate of Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg. As the President of Wesleyan College in Macon Georgia- -the nation's oldest college for women- - she's looking forward
to returning to Virginia to head the state's oldest women's college.
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[SOT 13:29:30]
[IN Q=It's nationally recognized]

((NORA KIZER BELL/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT; IT'S NATIONAL RECOGNIZED FOR A NUMBER OF ITS PROGRAMS RIGHT NOW, AND I CAN SEE IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO TAKE HOLLINS TO THE TOP TIER.))
[SUPER=01-Nora Kizer Bell/Hollins University President; ]
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[OUT Q=HOLLINS TO THE TOP TIER]
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[VO-NAT]

She says the only thing she can see, so far, that might need changing is to better market Hollins... so that it can gain visibility beyond the mid-Atlantic states.
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[8-Roanoke-Fire]


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Fire heavily damaged a business in Roanoke this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Flames were showing when firefighters arrived around 5:45 at Giles Truck Sales on Baker Avenue. Firefighters say while they were inside battling the blaze, they saw a number of guns.
At least one of the guns discharged. No one was hurt.
There's no word yet on what started the fire.
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[8-11Fire-Neighborhood]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-15 TC06:22]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Roanoke County Homes are getting big wiffs of smoke and ash, thanks to easterly winds that have picked up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


To check air quality, about 15 monitors are in place throughout the county.
So far no hazardous chemicals have been detected.
The haze is just a nuisance to some residents who continued their daily outdoor activities despite the smoky smell.
But the health department is warning those with asthma or emphysema to stay inside until the smoke clears.
They say the hotter the fire burns the better -- that way less debris escapes from the flames.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When you have the worst]

((CHARLOTTE ENGLEBY/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT; LAST NIGHT WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE WHEN THEY HAD THE BURN, THE DOOR WAS OPEN. BUT THERE ARE ASHES INSIDE MY HOUSE ON THE WINDOW SEAL, SO IT'S VERY SMOKY.))
[SUPER=01-Charlotte Engleby/Roanoke Co. Resident; :]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=very smoky.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials will continue to monitor air quality for several weeks.
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[8-11Rockbridge-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=81 deadly accident]


An elderly woman died from her injuries in an accident on Interstate 81.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
State police say the 74-year old woman got on the interstate at Exit 180 last night in Rockbridge County going the wrong direction.
Troopers say while she was trying to turn around, her car was t-boned by a Ford Explorer headed South.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The woman died at the scene... her passenger was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with very serious injuries.


The driver of the Explorer was taken to a hospital in Lexington and is expected to be transferred to Roanoke Memorial.
His injuries are said to be NOT life-threatening.


[8-Church-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC1:10:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Southwest Roanoke church no longer stands on solid rock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Contractors started tearing brick off the face of Solid Rock Pentecostal Church Saturday. The more than 50-year old building was condemned last week after a foundation wall broke, leaving the facade in danger of collapsing. Because of the potential danger the city of Roanoke closed Campbell Avenue in front of the church between 8th and 9th Streets. Contractors say their main concern is dismantling the portion of the church closest to high voltage power lines. They're not sure how long the work will take.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

Pastor George Taylor says his insurance company has denied his claim. If you want to help the church find a new home, a fund for donations has been set up at First Union Bank.