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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Showers are falling throughout the region, but should taper off tonight.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend forecast, coming up after the news.






[7-6-Sniper-Search]


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The sniper shootings in Maryland and Washington, DC are keeping police on alert statewide- especially on the highways...
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

Virginia State Police were briefed about what type of vehicle to look for. They say there is no evidence the shooter or shooters may be heading this way, but they are keeping an eye out just in case. Salem Division Sergeant Walter (VEEL) Viohl recently returned from duty near the Pentagon, and says the mood around Washington has changed.
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[IN Q=When I was in that area...]

((SGT. WALTER VIOHL JR./STATE POLICE; WHEN I WAS IN THAT AREA, GOING OUT AT NIGHT, I ALWAYS MADE MYSELF AWARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT, ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE STRANGE, SUCH AS A VEHICLE STOPPED WITH SOMEONE JUST WATCHING... YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Walter Viohl, Jr./State Police; ]
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[OUT Q=be aware of the environment.]
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(VEEL) Viohl says a tip from a witness is probably the best help that police can get to solve the case.
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[7-11Budget-cuts]


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House Republicans had some harsh words for Governor Mark Warner and his handling of the state's budget crisis.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Republican lawmakers accused Warner of moving too slowly in announcing cuts to state agencies.
Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says Warner's lack of leadership on the budget is making the situation worse.
Griffith challenged the governor to come forward with a comprehensive plan to cover the state's two billion dollar shortfall.
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[OUT Q=ABOUT THESE CUTS.]
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House Republicans gathered yesterday to announce more than a million dollars worth of cuts to the General Assembly's budget.
Governor Warner is scheduled to outline his cuts of at least 700- million dollars next week during a statewide television address.
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Students at Virginia Tech are hoping for a big turnout later today .. when they demonstrate against any further budget cuts to Virginia's state universities. They'll meet on the Drill Field, in the center of campus, this afternoon .. in hopes of sending a message to Richmond.
The students are worried that more cuts could affect class sizes and course offerings .. and reduce the university's ability to offer them the best education possible.



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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Give yourself an extra few minutes this morning to allow for wet roads, as rain continues falling today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, straight ahead.






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Investigators from Virginia and North Carolina are hoping to talk to Garrison Bowman sometime this morning...
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[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada;]

They arrived in Yellowknife, Canada yesterday after a 12- hour trip . Canadian officials met the local investigators at the airport- and conducted meetings to talk about strategy, international law and direct them in their investigation. Investigators say that despite traveling thousands of miles to talk to Bowman, they'll do whatever it takes to solve the Short family murder case.
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[IN Q=when we found]

((J.V. THOMAS/ ROCKINGHAM CO., NC SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WHEN WE FOUND JENNIFER IN OUR COUNTY, OBVIOUSLY WE WERE BEHIND ON THE CASE. WE'RE GOING TO GO WHEREVER WE NEED TO GO.))
[SUPER=01-J.V. Thomas/Rockingham Co., NC Sheriff's Dept.;]
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[OUT Q=we need to go]
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Investigators may travel another 700 miles north in Canada to the town where Bowman was found and his van is located.

But- those plans are still being worked out.
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[45-11Friend-Bowman]


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[****ANCHOR TAG*****] Investigators have said Gary Bowman is a possible witness they want to talk to in the Short murder investigation. But a friend of Bowman says they are wasting their time. Justin McLeod has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Danny Sizemore/Bowman's Friend; :12 (QUICK)]
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((((NAT SOUND OF DANNY TALKING))
If you anyone knows Gary Bowman well, it would be this guy.
His name is Danny Sizemore and he's known Bowman for more than 8 years.
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((DANNY SIZEMORE/BOWMAN'S FRIEND: HE WAS A GOODHEARTED MAN, IF YOU NEEDED HELP, HE'D HELP YOU.)) [Runs:04]
[OUT Q=he'd help you]


Sizemore says Bowman never mentioned Michael Short.
But Bowman's landlord told investigators he had threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover after a business deal went sour.
Sizemore says he saw Bowman the day of, and the day after the Short's murders and noticed nothing out of the ordinary.
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((DANNY SIZEMORE/BOWMAN'S FRIEND: NO DIFFERENT, NO DIFFERENT, NO DIFFERENT, SAME GARY.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=same Gary]


Sizemore says Bowman had planned to move to Canada for more than a year.
He was in Bowman's house the day after the Short's murders and says he didn't see any maps or children's clothing.
Bowman did own a gun but Sizemore claims Gary gave it to him several months ago.
Sizemore describes Bowman as a caring individual not someone who would kill a nine year old girl.
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[IN Q=They need to know him]

((DANNY SIZEMORE: THEY NEED TO KNOW HIM. THEY NEED TO, THE MAN TAKES A DOG ALL THE WAY BACK TO PENNSYLVANIA TO BURY IT BESIDES ITS MOTHER WHEN IT GOT RUN OVER HAS TO HAVE A HEART.)) [Runs:10]
[OUT Q=have a heart]

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Sizemore says he talked to Bowman two weeks ago in Canada. He says Bowman told him not to worry, he didn't kill the Shorts, and that he wishes to return to the states to clear his name.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Much- needed showers are falling as your start your Friday-- but most of the weekend looks dry.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, coming up in a few minutes.






[8-11Construction-Accident]


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Two sewer workers in Monroe County, West Virginia were rescued after becoming trapped in a hole...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monroe Co., WV;]


It happened around ten yesterday morning... just across the state-line near Peterstown.
The two men were working at a construction site, when the dirt collapsed, trapping them about five feet underground.
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[SOT 50:01]
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((KENNY MILLER/ESCAPED COLLAPSE: THEY WERE JUST DOWN IN THE DITCH LAYING A PIPE DOWN THERE AND IT JUST "KAPOOEY"...IT JUST SLID OFF.))
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[OUT Q=just slid off]
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About 50-rescue workers were able to save the first man, Will Thomas, around 12-30--and the second man, Leroy Ballard, about an hour later.
Both men were taken to a hospital in Bluefield and then airlifted to Roanoke.
Thomas is in stable condition- there's no word on Ballard's condition.
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[8-11SML-Town]


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While Smith Mountain Lake residents connected as a single community... talk of a TOWN is in the works on the water...


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[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]

And members of the Lake Association say its an idea they'll consider. These residents say because the lake is in three counties ... Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania ... it lacks a community with one voice. A meeting is being held next Wednesday to discuss the pros and cons of incorporating to a town.
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[IN Q=change is]

((DICK MURPHY/LAKE ASSOCIATION; CHANGE IS ALWAYS A DIFFICULT THING TO GET STARTED SO WHETHER IT WILL HAPPEN OR NOT WE THINK OUR CONTRIBUTION IS TO HAVE THE TOWN MEETING PRESENT THE IDEA EXPLORE THE IDEA WE'RE NOT TAKING A POSITION AS THE LAKE ASSOCIATION.))
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[OUT Q=LAKE ASSOCIATION.]
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[VO-NAT]

To start the incorporation process they need to get 1-hundred registered voters signatures. A representative from the state will be at the meeting to discuss the entire process.
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[8-11Radford-Bridge]


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It's the end of an era in the New River Valley.
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[SOT 22:00-22:05]

((NAT DEMOLITION))
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What you just saw was the demolition of part of the Old Memorial Bridge, which connects the city of Radford to Pulaski County.
The 52-year-old bridge is being replaced by two new bridges--the first of which is already in use.
Officials say they hope to begin construction on the second bridge before the end of the year.
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[8-11Tyson]


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She's been president of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton longer than anyone else...
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[SUPER=03-Staunton/1993;]

but Cynthia Tyson is stepping down in June.
College officials announced her retirement yesterday.
Tyson has been president of Mary Baldwin for 18 years.
College trustees are forming a committee to replace her.
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