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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Warmer temperatures are on the way today .. but our week could turn into a wet one. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast in just a few minutes.






[7-11Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut-In]
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[TAPE#=02-13 TC-11:24]
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The tire dump fire in Roanoke County is still burning, but Environmental Protection Agency efforts to put it out appear to be progressing well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Crews have been working non-stop since Thursday attacking the fire on Willie Keeling's property.
With bulldozers and backhoes, they have been breaking up the piles then extinguishing them with water and a special firefighting foam.
The E-P-A is confident the fire will be completely out by the end of the month but says the clean-up will take much longer.
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[SOT 14:23:17]
[IN Q=It's going to be somewhat]

((VANCE EVANS/EPA: IT'S GOING TO BE SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT TO GIVE A CLEAR ESTIMATION BECAUSE THE TIRES SEEM TO BE IN THE GROUND, IN LAYERS WITH DIRT COVERING THEM SO IT'S DIFFICULT TO SAY WHAT THE NUMBERS ARE SO IT WILL BE AN ON-GOING PROCESS AFTER WE'RE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Vance Evans/EPA]
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[OUT Q=after we're done]
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[VO-NAT]


The air around the fire continues to be tested three times a day.
The E-P-A says the air remains safe but the smoke may still be irritating to some people.
Residents can now get up to date information at a community information trailer, located at the command post next to the Merriman Road soccer field.
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More than a half million turkeys and chickens in Virginia may end up in landfills .. poultry diagnosed with Avian Flu.
State officials say a landfill in Waverly has already begun accepting dead birds .... and more could end up in a landfill near Richmond. The state decided to bury the poultry in landfills instead of letting farmers dispose of them on their own property... to prevent possible groundwater contamination.

[7-11Warner-Bills]


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[WRITER=tha]
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Time is running out .. for Governor Mark Warner to act on legislation passed by the General Assembly. He has until midnight to sign or veto nearly 100 bills that remain on his desk.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

He signed a bill yesterday, that could change the way schools are built. The measure will allow developers to build schools and other buildings for both public and private use. For instance-- a private firm could build a school cafeteria, lease it to a school system for day use, then run it as a cafe at night.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Warner also signed into law a bill that punishes so-called aggressive drivers.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. If you thought Sunday was nice .. today's forecast looks even more Spring-like .. but much-needed rains will arrive later in the week. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast in a few minutes.







[45-11Center-Square]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut-In]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC-1:06:33]
[GRAPHIC=Center in Square]


It's too soon to know if this will be premanent, but all the museums inside Center in the Square in Roanoke are now open on Sunday once again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

A lack of state funding forced the Art Museum and Science Museum to close their doors on Sundays and Mondays last summer. The museums were asked to re-open on Sundays to help with a promotional campaign. Center in the Square plans to offer visitors a special rate for all three museums on Sunday beginning next month.
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[SOT 14:59:28]
[IN Q=We're real pleased]

((KATHERINE LONDOS/MUSEUM VISTOR: WE'RE REAL PLEASED THAT THEY ARE RE-OPENING ON SUNDAYS. THERE'S REALLY NOT A LOT TO DO IN DOWNTOWN ON SUNDAYS SO THIS IS REALLY NICE FOR THE KIDS THAT THEY HAVE RE-OPENED ON SUNDAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Katherine Londos/Museum Visitor]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=re-opened on Sunday's]
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[VO-NAT]

This was the first week for the new hours. Museum officials say business was slow yesterday but hope it picks up in the coming weeks. All the museums will remain closed on Mondays.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut-In]
[WRITER=ejo]
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[GRAPHIC=UVA]


The University of Virginia reports a sharp drop in drinking among freshmen during the past three years, even among fraternity and sorority members.
UVA health officials credit a university program aimed at freshmen.
Beginning in the fall of two thousand, the university began telling students how much their classmates actually drink .. hanging posters in dormitories and placing ads in student publications.



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[NEWSCAST=AM Cut-In]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC-57:16]
[GRAPHIC=ITT]

Some Roanoke-produced technology is helping U-S troops around the world .. including those now fighting the War on Terrorism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]

I-T-T Industries Night Vision is being used extensively in Afghanistan. At a recent conference attended by I-T-T executives, a former Army Chief of Staff praised the technology developed and produced in Roanoke.
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[SOT - 45:12]
[IN Q=A Black Hawk helicopter...]

((NEIL GALLAGHER/ITT INDUSTRIES NIGHT VISION PRESIDENT: A BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER COMES TO A PREDETERMINED PLACE, LANDS IN A COUNTRY NOBODY'S EVER BEEN AT, MEETS SOME OF OUR HELPERS THERE. HE SAYS THE TEAM GETS OUT, DONS THEIR NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT, THEN RIDES ON HORSES TO WHERE THEY CAN IDENTIFY THE ENEMY, AND POINT LASERS ON THEM AND CALL AIR STRIKES IN. ALL DONE IN THE DARK, AND IT WAS A HIGH TRIBUTE TO OUR NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT, AND WE CERTAINLY FELT PROUD THAT DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Gallagher/ITT Industries Night Vision President; ]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=felt proud that day.]
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[VO-NAT - :07+]

Gallagher says I-T-T Night Vision technology first saw active duty in Panama City, and earned its fame in the Gulf War.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Look for milder temperatures today as you head back to work, with highs climbing well into the 60s.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.





[8-11Warner-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut-In]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC-37:13]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

Governor Mark Warner is facing a midnight deadline to act on legislation passed by the General Assembly.
Nearly 100 bills remain on his desk.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

He signed a bill yesterday, that could change the way schools are built. The measure will allow developers to build schools and other buildings for both public and private use. For instance-- a private firm could build a school cafeteria, lease it to a school system for day use, then run it as a cafe at night.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=hold]

Warner also signed into law a bill that punishes so-called aggressive drivers.


[8-11Avian-Flu]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut-In]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

More than a half million turkeys and chickens diagnosed with Avian flu may end up in Virginia landfills. State officials say a landfill in Waverly has already begun accepting dead birds .... and more could end up in a landfill near Richmond. The state decided to bury the poultry in landfills instead of letting farmers dispose of them on their own property... to prevent possible groundwater contamination.

[8-11Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut-In]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC-11:24]
[GRAPHIC=Tire Fire]

Ongoing efforts to snuff out the tire dump fire in Roanoke County are working out well, so far.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Crews have been working non-stop since Thursday attacking the fire on Willie Keeling's property.
With bulldozers and backhoes, they have been breaking up the piles then extinguishing them with water and a special firefighting foam.
The E-P-A is confident the fire will be completely out by the end of the month but says the clean-up will take much longer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:23:17]
[IN Q=It's going to be somewhat]

((VANCE EVANS/EPA: IT'S GOING TO BE SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT TO GIVE A CLEAR ESTIMATION BECAUSE THE TIRES SEEM TO BE IN THE GROUND, IN LAYERS WITH DIRT COVERING THEM SO IT'S DIFFICULT TO SAY WHAT THE NUMBERS ARE SO IT WILL BE AN ON-GOING PROCESS AFTER WE'RE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Vance Evans/EPA]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=after we're done]
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[VO-NAT]


The air around the fire continues to be tested three times a day.
The E-P-A says the air remains safe but the smoke may still be irritating to some people.
Residents can now get up to date information at a community information trailer, located at the command post next to the Merriman Road soccer field.
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