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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Weatherwise, it's shaping up to be a nice end to your workweek.
Brent Watts will tell us if its going to last into the weekend in just a couple of minutes.





[Eanes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


A Collinsville man is charged with misleading investigators in the Short family murder case. Police say 44 year old Curtis Lee Eanes knowingly gave investigators a false statement implicating another man.
Eanes is being held in the Henry County Jail. He is the second person charged with giving misleading information to Short investigators.



[11Tessa]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC2:03:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The "miracle girl's" return home was short. Tessa Millner came home Thursday, only to go back to the hospital last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The 9-year old who suffered severe head injuries returned to the U-V-A medical Center last night.
Her mother said a doctor recommended Tessa return to the hospital after a check-up late yesterday.
Her family is also dealing with the loss of their medical insurance. Tessa's mother says the family lost their insurance the end of May after her husband lost his job. A fund has been set up for the family, but so far it isn't enough.
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[SOT 24:27:19]
[IN Q=If anything the money]

((SHANNON MABRY/TESSA'S MOTHER: IF ANYTHING THE MONEY WILL HELP WITH HER MEDICATIONS, NOW WE'LL HAVE TO FIGURE OUT SOMETHING ELSE TO DO AS FAR AS PAYING FOR THE PHYSICAL THERAPY AND DOCTOR'S VISITS.))
[SUPER=01-Shannon Mabry/Tessa's Mother;]
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[OUT Q=and doctor's visits]
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[VO-NAT]

Mabry (MAY-bree) says the family applied for hospital assistance but was denied. Now they're looking into other relief programs.
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[11Bassett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

Bassett Furniture is buying out a competitor.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Bassett's Weiman division in Christiansburg has acquired Preview Company and its line of contemporary furniture. Preview, based in High Point, North Carolina, was struggling financially. The purchase means more work for the NRV employees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:17:08]
[IN Q=the downturn]

((MIKE BUSKIRK/WEIMAN GENERAL MANAGER; THE DOWNTURN IN THE ECONOMY HAS AFFECTED ALL PHASES OF THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO ADD TO OUR WORKFORCE AND GROW OUR COMPANY DURING THESE TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Buskirk/Weiman General Manager;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=DURING THESE TIMES.]
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[VO-NAT]

Weiman is hiring for ten new positions and bumping its current staff of about 70-people to working five days a week instead of four.
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[11Homeland-security]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC1:12:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia has spent millions on homeland security.
Now the federal government is pitching in to help cover those expenses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The state received a check yesterday for 33 million dollars from the U-S Department of Homeland Security.
A portion of those funds is intended to help offset the costs of additional security during the war in Iraq.
But the majority of the money will go to local firefighters and rescue personnel to improve preparedness.
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[SOT 14:17:21]
[IN Q=SECRETARY RIDGE HAS OFTEN SAID]

((MICHAEL BYRNE/DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: SECRETARY RIDGE HAS OFTEN SAID THAT WE AS AMERICANS HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE. WE CAN EITHER BE AFRAID OR WE CAN BE READY. I HAVEN'T MET ANY AMERICANS THAT ARE AFRAID. WE CHOOSE TO BE READY.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Byrne/U. S. Department of Homeland Security]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=WE CHOOSE TO BE READY.]
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[VO-NAT]


By the end of this year, Virginia will have received 280 million federal dollars since September 11th to pay for homeland security.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A perfect way to wrap up the work week.
We'll see mostly sunny skies today with seasonable temperatures.
Brent Watts has details, coming up in the forecast.





[11I-81]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC37:51]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Improvements]

Despite a series of plan changes, there will NOT be a delay on I-81 construction.
That was the word yesterday from V-DOT Commissioner Philip (shoe-KET) Shucet.
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[VO-NAT :24]
[SUPER=@file]


Last week, V-DOT announced the state would need to complete an environmental study before signing any agreements with the two companies vying for the I-81 contract.
Now Shucet (shoe-KET) says the state will enter into agreements with Fluor Virginia and Star Solutions before the end of the year.
He says it is the only way the state could proceed with an environmental review.
Shucet (shoe-KET) says neither announcement will delay construction.
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[SOT 14:20:20]
[IN Q=THE OVERALL SCHEDULE TO]

((PHILIP SHUCET/VDOT COMMISSIONER: THE OVERALL SCHEDULE TO IMPROVEMENTS FOR INTERSTATE 81 HAS NOT CHANGED AT ALL. IT HASN'T.))
[SUPER=01-Philip Shucet/VDOT Commissioner]
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[OUT Q=IT HASN'T.]
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[VO-NAT]


Shucet (shoe-KET) says construction is still expected to begin "sometime around 2008."
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[11Link-Photos]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=tst]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC44:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investigators are still combing through a cache of items stolen from photographer O. Winston Link by his ex-wife.


The photo prints and other materials were found last week in a rental storage locker in Pennsylvania.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Some of the prints may eventually wind up in the O. Winston Link Museum that will be opening this year in Roanoke.

For now, museum organizers are just grateful the prints have been found.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=To tell you]

((KENT CHRISMAN/HISTORY MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, WE HAD STEEP CONCERNS THAT NOTHING WOULD BE RECOVERED, BECAUSE AFTER ALL, IT HAD BEEN SIX OR SEVEN YEARS SINCE THEY HAD BEEN STOLEN, AND WE WERE WORRIED THAT WHOEVER HAD THEM IN THEIR POSSESSION MIGHT JUST DESTROY THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Chrisman/History Museum Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=just destroy them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Museum officials are especially eager to acquire prints made by Link himself.
Some of the prints in the museum's collection were made from Link's negatives after his death.
If the stolen items include Link originals, the museum will ask for those, to replace the newer prints.
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[TAPE#=03-24 TC10:31]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Another of Winston Link's old friends is getting a makeover.
Steam locomotive number 12-18 is being spruced up, to go on exhibit in the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
The work is being done in Norfolk Southern's East End Shops.
The refurbished 12-18 will be unveiled a week from Saturday.
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[11Mountain-Lake]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC3:37:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


While some curse the thought of more rain, the folks at Mountain Lake in Giles County welcome it with open arms.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./October;]

This is what the lake looked like back in October.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday]

But, thanks to this year's record amount of rain and snow, the lake's water level is now up 15-feet. Just a few months ago, the hotel tried unsuccessfully to pump water back into the lake by drilling a well. General manager Buzz Scandland says while the lake is still down about eight feet, they've now decided to let nature take it's course.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Today's outlook is sunny, but rainy weather will return tomorrow.
Brent Watts has forecast details, coming up after the news.





[VOB-Hidden-Valley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The spotlight of a neighborhood meeting shined on a debate over lights on athletic fields at Hidden Valley High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

About a hundred people gathered to have their say on the issue - most of whom support the lighted fields.
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[SOT]
[SUPER=01-Phil Anderson/Supports Lights;]
[IN Q=It allows our boys]

((PHIL ANDERSON/SUPPORTS LIGHTS: IT ALLOWS OUR BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER TEAMS VARSITY AND JV TO COMPETE ON AN EQUAL FOOTING WITH EVERY OTHER SCHOOL IN THE COUNTY AND EVERY OTHER SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT.))
[Runs=07]
[OUT Q=in the district]
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[VO-NAT]

Others worry about noise, traffic and distractions the lights may bring to the neighborhood. School Board officials say the lights would be installed on four 70 foot poles and have shielding to limit the glare.


The board also stresses thatthe lights most likely would be off no later than nine p-m. The school board will have the final say and most likely vote on the issue at next months meeting.
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[11Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC1:25:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some major changes are in store for Henry County schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Yesterday, the school board unanimously approved a controversial plan to close and consolidate some schools.
A similar plan was shot down in 2001 ... but a few things have changed since then.
The school system has lost 2-and-a-half MILLION dollars and 400 students.
Over the next several months, the board hopes to work with the public to decide which schools will consolidate and which will close.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:36:50]
[IN Q=Certainly, it's]

((JAMES FRANKLIN/HENRY CO. SCHOOL BOARD: CERTAINLY, IT'S GOING TO BE PAINFUL. WE NEED TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO MAKE IT THE SMALLEST DISRUPTION WE CAN WITH OUR STUDENTS AND WITH OUR STAFF. ))
[SUPER=01-James Franklin/Henry Co. School Board;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=with our staff.]
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[VO-NAT]


The board says the public WILL get a chance have its say. It's placed ads in the local paper and on TV inviting input.
The first meeting on consolidation plans will be July 3rd.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The changes will take effect in the 2004-2005 school year.

[8-11Bassett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

Bassett Furniture is purchasing a competitor.

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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Bassett's Weiman division in Christiansburg has acquired Preview Company and its line of contemporary furniture. Preview, based in High Point, North Carolina, was struggling financially. The purchase means more work for the NRV employees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:17:08]
[IN Q=the downturn]

((MIKE BUSKIRK/WEIMAN GENERAL MANAGER; THE DOWNTURN IN THE ECONOMY HAS AFFECTED ALL PHASES OF THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO ADD TO OUR WORKFORCE AND GROW OUR COMPANY DURING THESE TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Buskirk/Weiman General Manager;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=DURING THESE TIMES.]
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[VO-NAT]

Weiman is hiring for ten new positions and bumping its current staff of about 70-people to working five days a week instead of four.
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[11Science-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC31:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Danville Science Center has a new man in charge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Jeff Liverman will become the museum's new executive director next month.
He replaces current director Ginny Laubinger who plans to retire after nearly eight years on the job.
Liverman arrives as the museum enters a new phase of expansion and development.
Plans include the renovation of the Southern Railway Administration Building and the creation of a new exhibit wing.


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[BIRTHDAYS!] 6/7/03
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-2/Jessica Gardner/Cana]



[SUPER=130-/Chandler Booth/Vinton]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Carol Arnold/Galax]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Tom & Patty Sawyers/Rocky Mount]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Ed & Ruby Robertson/Truevine]



[SUPER=131-/Nicole Reid/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-10/Kayla Wimmer/Rocky Mount][Mornin' Promo]

[ANCHOR-Kim] [Animation]
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((Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.))
[RUNS=03]
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[Kim on Camera] Steve Pardon talks with a Ferrum professor who has edited a book about the Harry Potter phenomenon. And, Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your work week forecast..
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[Animation full] Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.