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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... keep the umbrella handy for some isolated showers throughout the region...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete forecast in just a few minutes...





[7-11State-budget]


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The women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College - it's just one program that could be cut as a result of state budget woes
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is another.
Those are just some of the proposals coming from the State Council of Higher Education-
It's done with its proposed budget cuts of 7, 11 and 15 percent for the governor.
Governor Warner wants all state agencies to present him with three seperate budget plans tomorrow.
Higher cuts are proposed for other programs, including one that encourages minority students to pursue doctoral degrees and then teach in Virginia schools.
Meanwhile, State employees got some bad news straight from the Governor.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Warner talked with about 250 members of the state workforce yesterday about possible layoffs.
The governor answered questions and took suggestions on how to trim the fat from state spending.
Warner says he welcomes ideas from state workers but remains skeptical that layoffs can be avoided.
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[IN Q=TO SAY THAT'S GOING TO MAKE UP THE 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS IS WISHFUL THINKING]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anna Kennedy/Virginia Health Department - Roanoke Office; :11]
[SUPER=01-Kathi Keller/Virginia Department of Corrections; :18]
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[OUT Q=TO BE FAIR.]
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State agenices are required to submit their proposed budget cuts tomorrow.
Warner is expected to start announcing layoffs by early October.
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[7-11Nickens]


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A Vinton Supervisor is stepping down to accept a position in Central Kentucky. Harry Nickens has served on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors for the past twenty years...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November;]


Nickens has been named President of the Ephraim (EFF-rum) McDowell Health Care Foundation and Vice President of the Ephraim McDowell Health System. The organization is based in Danville, Kentucky and operates fifteen facilities.
Nickens was the President of the College of Health Sciences for eleven years. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the school's foundation. He will assume his new duties in Kentucky by November first.
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[7-11Hooker]


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A Henry County man will spend two years behind bars for shaking his six-month-old daughter to death.
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24-year-old James Ray Hooker pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter in July.
This week he got a 10-year sentence, with eight years suspended.
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Hooker admitted he initially made up a story to police last November about his daughter being injured in a car accident.
Hooker testified on Tuesday that the death was an accident.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We have a possibility of some isolated showers today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along with the complete forecast, in a few minutes.





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Many people opposed a Super Wal-Mart in Roanoke County... but that didn't stop them from coming to the grand opening...
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[SUPER=03-Bonsack;]

The Bonsack location greeted customers with long lines and a packed parking lot. But not everyone was happy to hear about the store coming to Route 460. During planning and construction, some nearby residents complained. Worries included decreases in property values and increased noise and traffic.
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[SOT 15:19:05 // 15:16:32]
[IN Q=the extra]

((CHRIS BARE/STORE MANAGER; THE EXTRA TRAFFIC LIGHTS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO ONE IS ALREADY OPERATION AND THE OTHER WILL BE VERY SHORTLY AND THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE OF MOST OF THE TRAFFIC ISSUES.// SOME OF THE RESIDENTS HAD CONCERNS ABOUT BEING ABLE TO SEE THE BACK OF THE BUILDING AND WANTED A FENCE RAISED.))
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The store manager says a fair balance has been met of the complaints and that business at the store is booming. The Wal-Mart also features a new tan and green "colonial" look.
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[45-6Allen]


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A former Virginia Tech employee has pled guilty to using the university's credit cards to buy things for herself.


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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


28-year-old Shannon Allen was sentenced to two years probation, for using state-issued credit cards to charge more than 36-thousand dollars in personal items.
Allen initially faced four felony counts of embezzlement, but, through a plea agreement, the charges were reduced to a misdemeanor.
Allen was an employee of Tech's Department of Near Environments.
She has paid back all the money.
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[45-11Clark-Family]


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Members of the Clark Family Experience were back in bankruptcy court, as a judge considered whether to hear more testimony in their case.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It has taken over two years for the group's first major album to reach stores, and the six brothers from Franklin County say they don't have enough income to pay their debts.
Curb Records says the Clarks are acting in bad faith.
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((LORI THOMPSON: OUR POSITION IS THAT THEY DID FILE THEIR PETITION FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF TRYING TO GET OUT OF THEIR CONTRACT WITH CURB RECORDS, WHICH IS NOT A PROPER USE OF THE BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING.)) ((RICHARD FOSTER: I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT THE OVERALL FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF EACH OF THE SIX BROTHERS, ITS PRETTY CLEAR THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY AND THEY WERE CONCERNED HOW THEY WERE GOING TO MAKE ENDS MEET, HOW THEY WERE GOING TO PAY THEIR BILLS.))
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[SUPER=01-Richard Foster/Clark Family Attorney; :08]
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[OUT Q=how they were going to pay their bills.]
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Yesterday, the judge agreed to hear more evidence in October... before deciding whether to dismiss the brothers' bankruptcy petitions.
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[45-11Allman-Brothers]


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Classic rock fans gathered in the Roanoke Valley last night...
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[SUPER=03-Salem]
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The Allman Brothers band brought thousands to the Salem Civic Center.
The group has been performing for some three decades.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Partly sunny today, with highs climbing into the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, straight ahead in the forecast.





[8-11Missing-Girl]


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Relatives of Jennifer Short want to make sure she has a home to return to.
An aunt and uncle are asking a Henry County judge to make them her guardians.
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Jennifer's been missing since August 15th, when her parents were found shot and killed in their Henry County home.
Her family holds out hope she's alive.
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Mary Short's sister Ruby Young and her husband Chris are petitioning the court to be guardians.
Other family members say that's OK ... as long as they're allowed visitation rights.
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A judge will hear the matter in Henry County juvenile and domestic court tomorrow.

[8-11Spring-Hollow]


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They are making sure they don't face a water shortage in Roanoke County...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Since June, the county's been pumping water that leaks out of the dam at Spring Hollow reservoir back into the lake. Two pumps collect about one day's worth of water every two weeks. The County's also digging several test wells in between the dam and treatment facility. IF significant water is found, Utility Director Gary Robertson says he hopes it can be pumped into the treatment facility, treated, and then sent directly to customers. Together, Roanoke County and City pull 10 to 11 million gallons of water a day from the reservoir.
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[8-6Lewis-Gale]


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Lewis-Gale Medical Center wants to be the Ritz Carlton of health care, which is why its upgrading its amenities to provide five star service.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Shuttle service is just the beginning of the changes you'll find at Lewis-Gale.
There is also a bellhop ready to open the door and assist with a wheelchair.
And the concierge is there to help for those who need help finding a patient room or directions to a nearby restaurant.
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[IN Q=When you walk in a hospital]

((KIM LEE/VISITOR; WHEN YOU WALK IN A HOSPITAL YOU'RE KIND OF NERVOUS ANYWAY SO WHEN YOU HAVE A WARM GREETER IT TAKES THAT ANXIETY AWAY THEY TELL YOU EXACTLY WHERE YOU NEED TO GO AND HOW TO GET TO YOUR ROOM IT'S NICE ))
[SUPER=01-Kim Lee/Visitor;]
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[OUT Q=your room it's nice]
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Lewis-Gale also plans to start recognizing and rewarding its employees who go above and beyond for co-workers and patients.
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[IN Q=We wanted our employees to have]

((JIM THWEATT/LEWIS-GALE; WE WANTED OUR EMPLOYEES TO HAVE THE ATTITUDE I HAVE THE TIME WHICH MEANS THAT THE PATIENT OR VISITOR IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING AND THEY HAVE TIME TO ASSIST THEM))
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[OUT Q=to assist them]
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The shuttle service will be available Monday thru Friday from 8 to 4-30 p-m.
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