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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Cool this morning, with colder temperatures coming tomorrow.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the work week forecast, right after the news.






[7-11Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[GRAPHIC=Gary Bowman]

Local investigators made the long trip back from Canada this weekend...
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[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada/Last Week;]


They've spent the last few days there hoping to interview a potential witness in the Short family murder case.
On Friday, Canadian Immigration officials ordered Gary Bowman deported back to the U.S.
That decision prompted local investigators to hold off interviewing Bowman in Canada.
They're now waiting for Bowman to return to the U-S.
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[SOT 2:26:31]
[IN Q=We've gotten real good]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE'VE GOTTEN REAL COOPERATION UP THERE BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN RULES AND REGS YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW AND IT'S JUST SIMPLER TO INTERVIEW HIM BACK HERE, IF HE'LL TALK TO US. YOU UNDERSTAND WE JUST NEED TO TALK HIM, HE'S NOT BEING CHARGED, WE HAVE NO WARRANT WAITED ON HIM BUT WE DO WANT TO TALK TO HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=talk to him]
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[VO-NAT]


The Sheriff says Bowman could be deported in the coming weeks but the timetable for his return is not yet clear.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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[GRAPHIC=Budget Cuts]

The state budget is going to be tight- and colleges and universities are preparing for the worst...
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[VO-NAT From Virginia Tech]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Students at both Radford University and Virginia Tech are voicing their concerns over a decrease in class offerings and increase in class size. One student at Virginia Tech is afraid that if the school looses too much money her major could be phased out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((KELLY FLANAGAN/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: I'M ALSO A PUBLIC URBAN AFFAIRS MAJOR AND THAT IS NOT A VERY POPULAR MAJOR ON CAMPUS- ALTHOUGH IT IS REALLY GREAT- BUT IT PROBABLY WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO GO BECAUSE IT IS LIBERAL ARTS AND NOT TECHNICAL.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Flanagan/Virginia Tech Student;]
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[OUT Q=]
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[VO-NAT From Radford Univ]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

All state agencies, including universities, submitted budget- reduction- plans last month. Governor Warner is expected to announce tomorrrow where cuts will be made and to what degree.
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[7-11Rke-Symphony]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Roanoke Symphony is tooting its own horn- and it's in tune for a great season...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF SYMPHONY PLAYING]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF SYMPHONY PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


What you're hearing is an open rehearsal that was held yesterday afternoon at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The session was in preparation for tonight's opening of the symphony's 50th anniversary season.
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[SOT :56]
[IN Q=We have a number of events]

((DAVID WILEY/ROANOKE SYMPHONY'S MUSIC DIRECTOR: WE HAVE A NUMBER OF EXCITING EVENTS MARKING THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY'S 50TH, PICNIC AT THE POPS EVENTS, HOLIDAY POPS, AND ON MARCH 31ST 2003 A SPECIAL CONCERT EXACTLY 50 YEARS TO THE DATE OF THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY'S FIRST CONCERT SO IT IS GOING TO BE A YEAR LONG CELEBRATION AND WE WANT THE COMMUNITY TO COME OUT AND HEAR SOME GREAT LIVE MUSIC.))
[SUPER=01-David Wiley/Roanoke Symphony's Music Director;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=great live music]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke Symphony opens its season tonight beginning at 8 o'clock at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Earlier in the day, the orchestra will perform for several thousand area students as part of its Adventures in Music Program.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Showers are expected by tomorrow-- but cool and dry today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, straight ahead.






[45-11Greenway]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[*****ANCHOR TAG*****] The first phase of the Roanoke River Greenway has been dedicated in Salem. But Justin McLeod says the project still has many ripples to overcome...
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Phipps/Greenway Supporter; :12]
[SUPER=01-Cal Aliff/Walker; :30]
[SUPER=@justin1; :56]
[SUPER=01-Liz Belcher/Greenway Coordinator; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke County]

((((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE WALKING AT 30:40))
Some say it's a major step in the right direction.
Sunday afternoon, Salem's first section of the Roanoke River Greenway officially opened to the public.
[SOT 36:30; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=It's a great segway]

((JIM PHIPPS/WALKER: IT'S A GREAT SEGUE, IT'S GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL ADDITION TO THE 23 MILES OF GREENWAY WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ALONG THE ROANOKE RIVER.))
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[OUT Q=the Roanoke River]


That Greenway will eventually stretch from Green Hill Park to Explore Park.
This section in Salem is about a half mile long and runs along the Roanoke River behind the Moyer Sports Complex.
[SOT 38:45; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=The river is here]

((CAL ALIFF/WALKER: THE RIVER IS HERE NATURALLY AND WE NEED TO PRESERVE AND WE NEED TO ENJOY IT.))
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[OUT Q=to enjoy it]


It is an enjoyment already felt in parts of the Roanoke Valley.
Roanoke City has completed a section of the Greenway in Smith Park.
Last month, Congressman Bob Goodlatte announced Roanoke's remaining section will be constructed as part of a flood reduction project.
Supporters hope to have the entire Greenway completed by 2010.
[SOT 49:44; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=This part of the parkway]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS PART OF THE PARKWAY COST MORE 245-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE ENTIRE PROJECT BUT IT WILL COST NEARLY 20 MILLION DOLLARS TO COMPLETELY FINANCE THE 23 MILE PROJECT FROM END TO END. SUPPORTERRS OF THIS NATURAL BEAUTY CONCEDE RAISING THOSE FUNDS IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE.))
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[OUT Q=said than done]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF MUSIC AT PICNIC))
That is why this ribbon cutting was also a fundraiser.
Supporters believe community support and federal grants will keep them above water. (SHOT OF WATER)
[SOT 17:22, TAPE 1]
[IN Q=Grants usually run two years]

((LIZ BELCHER/GREENWAY COORDINATOR: GRANTS USUALLY ARE RUNNING TWO YEARS BEHIND THE ECONOMY WHEN YOU APPLY FOR THEM AND WHEN YOU GET THEM SO I GUESS WE'LL FEEL THAT MORE IN THE COMING YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=in the coming year]


It is in the coming years where the Greenway project and all its beauty will really begin to shine.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke County.))
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Salem's section of the Greenway is in honor of Charles David Smith who died in a 1997 plane crash in Montgomery County.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Expect the mercury to drop this week...
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your cool forecast details, right after the news.






[8-11220-Ax]


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[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Three people are hospitalized following an accident on Route 220 near Boones Mill...
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;]

State Police say the driver of a Bronco lost control in the southbound lanes, crossed over the median and into oncoming traffic. The vehicle was then struck by a tractor-trailer in the northbound lanes. Police say the driver of the Bronco, 25 year old Jason Michael Turner of Rocky Mount, and his passenger, 27 year old Jackie Wray of Rocky Mount, were wearing their seat belts. Both are listed in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial. The driver of the tractor trailer, Earnell Christian Junior of Trinity, North Carolina was also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The southbound lanes of 2-20 were closed for nearly four hours. Police say charges are pending.
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[8-11Monty-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rle]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

One man is dead after an accident in Montgomery County. The crash happened shortly after midnight Sunday on Route 612. State Police say 29 year old Brannon Scott (SLUH-shur) Sluscher of Pilot was driving his Ford Ranger when he ran off the right side of the road and overturned. Police say Sluscher was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene. The cause of the accident is under investigation.


[8-11Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
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[GRAPHIC=Gary Bowman]

Four investigators have returned to the U-S after traveling to Canada for the Short family murder case...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada/Last Week;]


They've spent the last few days in Canada hoping to interview a potential witness.
On Friday, Canadian Immigration officials ordered Gary Bowman deported back to the U.S.
That decision prompted local investigators to hold off interviewing Bowman in Canada.
They're now waiting for Bowman to return to the U-S.
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[SOT 2:26:31]
[IN Q=We've gotten real good]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE'VE GOTTEN REAL COOPERATION UP THERE BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN RULES AND REGS YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW AND IT'S JUST SIMPLER TO INTERVIEW HIM BACK HERE, IF HE'LL TALK TO US. YOU UNDERSTAND WE JUST NEED TO TALK HIM, HE'S NOT BEING CHARGED, WE HAVE NO WARRANT WAITED ON HIM BUT WE DO WANT TO TALK TO HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=talk to him]
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[VO-NAT]


The Sheriff says Bowman could be deported in the coming weeks but the timetable for his return is not yet clear.
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[8-11Dino-Napper]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
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A most unusual case continues to baffle police in Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Two weeks ago, someone stole the fiberglass dinosaur called (DY-no) Dino McSporran.
The dinosaur was painted red plaid and was located on Bridge Street in Uptown Martinsville.
The Piedmont Arts Association, which sponsors the dinos parade exhibit, believes it took two people to remove the dinosaur because it was bolted to the sidewalk.
The Association is offering a 200 dollar reward for the dinosaur's safe return.
You're urged to call Martinsville Police if you have any information on this case.
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