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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... it will remain rainy cool this morning- but should dry out later today...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete mid- week forecast coming up right after the news...





[7-VOB-State-Budget]


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Governor Mark Warner outlined his budget- balancing plan last night- but more specifics on how to remedy Virginia's budget crisis will be laid out today...
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To help close a nearly two billion dollar shortfall, the governor is closing every DMV office one day a week.
Twelve will be shut down permanently.
The state's ABC stores will reduce operating hours and aid to libraries, museums and regional airports will be cut by 15-percent.
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The governor says he spared -- for now -- public safety and K-12 education. Warner told Virginians that these cuts are only the first round.
Many lawmakers warned that the more painful cuts are yet to come.
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Virginia's colleges and university's are also dealing with the budget ax.
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More budget cuts are just around the corner and the Governor says thousands of job are in jeopardy. Warner says unless the state's colleges and universities raise tuition or find other funding-- they could be forced to lay off as many as 45- hundred employees. Next month-- Virginia Tech will approach the Board of Visitors about raising tuition either mid-term or next year in hopes of saving 300- jobs.
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((WE WILL BE TAKING A TUITION INCREASE PROPOSAL TO THE BOARD IN NOVEMBER FOR A YET UNDETERMINED AMOUNT WE KNOW THOUGHT THAT IT'S ONLY GOING TO BE FRACTION OF THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE'LL BE LOSING SO WE'LL BE LOOKING AT SOME PRETTY SIGNIFICANT PROGRAMING REDUCTIONS.))
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Students could see larger classes and fewer courses to chose from which could delay graduation. Virginia Tech also suffered another setback. The state is reducing funding for Cooperative Extension-- so 147 extension agents, faculty and related staff will be losing their jobs.
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[7-6Post-Office]


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Jobs are also in jeopardy for some postal employees...
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Roanoke's Postmaster Anne Murray says about 40-employees will receive changes to their schedule and work locations within the next few weeks. The employees will have the option of refusing the switch - - but they will lose their jobs. Murray says it's necessary to shift positions around to adjust to increasing automation at the post office ... that machines are simply taking away some of the need for manual mail distribution. The workers will be from Roanoke City and County.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Periods of rain today...but then the sun will make a return appearance later on.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details in the forecast, right after the news.






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Roanoke City Council has chosen Gainsboro as the next Roanoke neighborhood to be targeted for major improvements...
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The city started with Southeast Roanoke, concentrating grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to make a major impact.
Council is now taking action that will encourage housing rehabilitation, new construction, and street improvements there.
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((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: YOU KNOW THE GOOD NEWS IS WE'RE REALLY GOING TO CONCENTRATE SOME RESOURCES IN EACH AREA AS WE MOVE THROUGH THIS PROCESS. THE BAD NEWS IS IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO GET THROUGH ALL SIX OF THESE NEIGHBORHOODS.))
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A task force has determined which neighborhoods should receive attention first, and Gainsboro is at the top of the list.
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[45-6Road-Dispute]


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A court battle over property rights in Montgomery County may finally be over...
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Turman Lumber filed a lawsuit last October against Mary Ann Capp, for shutting off a road that leads to its logging operation in Sugar Grove.
Capp says she closed the gate that opens the road only because the trucks were damaging her property.
The lawsuit has prompted seven other property owners to sue Capp, but, both cases may soon end through a settlement.
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((MARY ANN CAPP/DEFENDANT:IT'S BEEN AN EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS SINCE THE FIRST CASE 26:37)) ((CHARLES BELLER/PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY: IT'S POSSIBLE IT COULD NOT BE OVER. WE HOPE IT'S OVER 22:42 ))
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Neither party is disclosing the details of the proposed agreement.
They say they hope to have it worked out within a few days.
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[45-11Triathlon]


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A civil trial is also underway in Montgomery County over the death of a bicyclist in a race...
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Gary Wayne Taylor was participating in the Blacksburg 2000 Triathalon, when he ran into a car at an intersection along the course.
The town's attorney says Taylor ran a stop sign, but, his family says the accident could have been prevented altogether... if someone was at the intersection directing traffic.
The family is suing the town and the race director for five million dollars.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Expect the wet weather to continue for the next few hours.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, straight ahead.






[8-11Business-Budget]


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Local officials say they won't let the state budget crisis interfere with their commitment to bring economic development to the Roanoke Valley.
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Phil Sparks works to bring new jobs and investments to the region.
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The Maple Leaf Bakery in Roanoke is a recent success.
It employees nearly 2-hundred workers. Sparks says marketing is the key to attracting prospects for the region.
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((PHIL SPARKS/ECON. DEV. PARTNERSHIP; WE WENT THROUGH A SIMILAR EVENT IN THE EARLY 90'S UNDER GOVERNOR WILDER AND THEY ELIMINATED ALL THE MARKETING AND IT TOOK EIGHT TO TEN YEARS FOR US TO RECOVER AND TO GET BACK UP TO SPEED.))
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Sparks says while Virginia is struggling with its budget - other states are actively pursuing economic development.
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[8-11West-Nile]


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Roanoke has its first human case of West Nile Virus. It will take at least 10- days to officially confirm the diagnosis, but health officials say a 35- year old Vinton area woman came down with the disease.
In the meantime, the woman is recovering at home.
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The area where she lives had one of the highest concentrations of birds testing positive for West Nile, and health officials say they are not surprised to see a human case.
Like humans, birds get the virus from an infected mosquito.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
The best protection against the virus is to avoid mosquitos bites by wearing insect repellent and getting rid of standing water around your home.
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[8-11Andy-Griffith]


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It's a big day in Mayberry... Andy Griffith has returned to his hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina which inspired the Andy Griffith show.
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This morning, the town is dedicating the Andy Griffith Parkway... and the star will be a part of numerous festivities. Many local residents say the show has helped bring life to the town. Griffith's old elementary school was turned into an arts center named in his honor, and a five- thousand- square foot gift shop brings in thousands of tourists throughout the year. According to visitor center records - 51-thousand people stopped in the shop last year.
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((RUSSELL HYATT/FLOYD'S CITY BARBERSHOP; IT'S REALLY HELPED THE TOWN A LOT. I THINK THE ANDY GRIFFITH - BEING FROM MOUNT AIRY - AND HIS SHOW AND EVERYTHING...IT'S REALLY WHAT KEEPS THIS TOWN GOING AND EVERYTHING. ))
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Griffith was in Mount Airy yesterday - but stayed out of the public eye.
We will have a live report from Mt. Airy on News 7 at Noon.
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