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[7Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Enjoy the sun early today.
Showers may pop up this afternoon.
Steve Pardon has your full forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes.





[7-VOB-D'ville-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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Saving their jobs - and their community. That's the basis of of a rally that brought more than a hundred people out to Danville's Community Market yesterday.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;]

Goodyear union employees have been working without a contract since April. They hope to reach an agreement with the company soon, but in the meantime, they say the federal government needs to stop sending jobs overseas. State lawmakers agree, but say more can be done to help Southside's economy.
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[SOT 2:05:42:08]
[IN Q=On the state level there]
[SUPER=@hurt;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=many as we would like]
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[VO-NAT]

Goodyear is one of the largest employers in Southside. Employees say closing any of the company's 14 locations would place a huge strain on the community.
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[7-11Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC-1:05:38]
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Roanokers rallying to save Victory Stadium are taking their case to the City Council tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

"Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision" went public about their hopes of renovating Victory Stadium about two months ago. Since then, they've gathered more than 5- thousand signatures in hopes that city council will grant them a referendum.

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[SOT 16:56:15:23]
[IN Q=We think it's]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF/CITIZENS FOR A SENSIBLE STADIUM DECISION: WE THINK IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY THAT SUCH A PUBLIC FACILITY WAS GONNA BE BUILT WITHOUT A REFERENDUM. I MEAN EVEN THE CIVIC CENTER IN ROANOKE TOOK THREE REFERENDUMS BEFORE IT PASSED AND REALLY IT'S UNPRECEDENTED TO SPEND THIS KIND OF MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision;]
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[OUT Q=kind of money]
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[VO-NAT]

The city has already put plans in motion for a new Stadium- Amphitheater. But Citizens for Victory Stadium say they want to put the issue on the ballot so residents can decide how to proceed.

They'll present their case to City Council at 7 o'clock in the Municipal Building.
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[7-11Miss-VA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC-1:02:32]
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Miss Virginia struck a cord with some area senior citizens this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;]

Miss Virginia Nancy Redd attended an ice cream social with residents at "The Park Oak Grove Retirement Community" in Roanoke County. Redd is from Martinsville and says serving as Miss Virginia has been a wonderful experience.
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[SOT 16:49:38]
[IN Q=Not only is ]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Redd/Miss Virginia; ]

((NOT ONLY IS MISS VIRGINIA AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MY STATE AND WHAT I CAN DO FOR IT, BUT ITS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE MARTINSVILLE AND 4 H AND TO TEACH PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND STATE HOW TO BE THEIR BEST SELF THROUGH 4 H AND THROUGH PROMOTING THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES.))
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[OUT Q=their own communiteis. ]
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[VO-NAT]

Redd says yesterday's visit was rewarding for her, because her own grandmother is in a nursing home-- and enjoys receiving visitors.
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[WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The chance of thunderstorms returns to the forecast today.
Steve Pardon has details, coming up right after the news.





[45-11Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC-1:05:38]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]

Residents fighting to save Victory Stadium are taking the battle to Roanoke's City Council tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

"Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision" went public about their hopes of renovating Victory Stadium about two months ago. Since then, they've gathered more than 5- thousand signatures in hopes that city council will grant them a referendum.

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[SOT 16:56:15:23]
[IN Q=We think it's]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF/CITIZENS FOR A SENSIBLE STADIUM DECISION: WE THINK IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY THAT SUCH A PUBLIC FACILITY WAS GONNA BE BUILT WITHOUT A REFERENDUM. I MEAN EVEN THE CIVIC CENTER IN ROANOKE TOOK THREE REFERENDUMS BEFORE IT PASSED AND REALLY IT'S UNPRECEDENTED TO SPEND THIS KIND OF MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=kind of money]
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[VO-NAT]

The city has already put plans in motion for a new Stadium- Amphitheater. But Citizens for Victory Stadium say they want to put the issue on the ballot so residents can decide how to proceed.

They'll present their case to City Council at 7 o'clock in the Municipal Building.
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[45-11Franklin-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC-5:53]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]

More public meetings are on tap this week over A-E-P's plans to manage the shorelines of Smith Mountain and Leesville Lakes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; ]

The first meeting will be held Wednesday at Altavista High school from three to eight P-M. The second meeting will be held Thursday at Resurrection Catholic church in Moneta from noon until eight P-M. Franklin County's administrator says residents who need assistance will be helped.
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[SOT 01:18:19]
[IN Q=County staff ]
[SUPER=01-Richard Huff/Franklin Co. Administrator; ]

((COUNTY STAFF INTENDS TO BE THERE WITH THE COUNTY MAPPING, PEOPLE TO LOOK UP THE IMPACT SPECIFICALLY ON THEIR PARCEL, TO TRY TO ASSIST WITH THAT INFORMATION PROCESS.))
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[OUT Q=information process.]
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[VO-NAT]

A-E-P will be taking public comment on its proposal through August 15th.
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[45-11Fiddlefest-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC-1:29:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The first ever FiddleFest kicks off in a few hours, and organizers hope it'll become an annual tradition.
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[SOT 18:09:22:18 (FiddleFest Cover)]
[IN Q=In the heart of]

((ACOUSTIC ENDEAVORS: IN THE HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS WHERE THE ROANOKE RIVER FLOWS.))
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[OUT Q=Roanoke River flows]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Bluegrass band "Acoustic Endeavors" is one of the groups competing in this week's competition. They've been together for 12 years, and say it's only natural to celebrate traditional string music in Roanoke.
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[SOT 14:48:58:05]
[IN Q=We've played all over]

((WARREN AMBERSON/FIDDLEFEST PERFORMER: WE'VE PLAYED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND ALL OVER THE WORLD AND IT'S SUCH AN EXCITING THING TO GET THE CHANCE TO BRING BLUEGRASS BACK HERE TO ROANOKE WHERE IT PLAYED SUCH AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ROLE AND IN THE YEARS TO COME WE WILL HAVE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD COMING HERE TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS.))
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[OUT Q=involved in this]
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[take Fiddlefest FS] The week- long event will be a combination of both workshops and performances.
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[Take WDBJ7 Web FS] For more information on FiddleFest you can log onto our homepage and click on "websites in the news."
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see sunshine for the first half of the day, but thunderstorms are likely by late this afternoon.
Steve Pardon has details, up next in the forecast.





[8-VOB-D'ville-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


More than a hundred people gathered at Danville's Community Market yesterday in an effort to save their jobs and their community.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;]

Goodyear union employees have been working without a contract since April. They hope to reach an agreement with the company soon, but in the meantime, they say the federal government needs to stop sending jobs overseas. State lawmakers agree, but say more can be done to help Southside's economy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:05:42:08]
[IN Q=On the state level there]
[SUPER=@hurt;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=many as we would like]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Goodyear is one of the largest employers in Southside. Employees say closing any of the company's 14 locations would place a huge strain on the community.
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[8-11Franklin-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC-5:53]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]

A-E-P's plans to manage the shorelines of Smith Mountain and Leesville Lake will come before more public meetings this week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; ]

The first meeting will be held Wednesday at Altavista High school from three to eight P-M. The second meeting will be held Thursday at Resurrection Catholic church in Moneta from noon until eight P-M. Franklin County's administrator says residents who need assistance will be helped.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:18:19]
[IN Q=County staff ]
[SUPER=01-Richard Huff/Franklin Co. Administrator; ]

((COUNTY STAFF INTENDS TO BE THERE WITH THE COUNTY MAPPING, PEOPLE TO LOOK UP THE IMPACT SPECIFICALLY ON THEIR PARCEL, TO TRY TO ASSIST WITH THAT INFORMATION PROCESS.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=information process.]
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[VO-NAT]

A-E-P will be taking public comment on its proposal through August 15th.
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[8-11Miss-VA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC-1:02:32]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Miss Virginia spent the weekend getting in tune with some area with some area senior citizens-- not far from her own hometown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Miss Virginia Nancy Redd attended an ice cream social with residents at "The Park Oak Grove Retirement Community" in Roanoke County. Redd is from Martinsville and says serving as Miss Virginia has been a wonderful experience.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:49:38]
[IN Q=Not only is ]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Redd/Miss Virginia; ]

((NOT ONLY IS MISS VIRGINIA AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MY STATE AND WHAT I CAN DO FOR IT, BUT ITS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE MARTINSVILLE AND 4 H AND TO TEACH PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND STATE HOW TO BE THEIR BEST SELF THROUGH 4 H AND THROUGH PROMOTING THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES.))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=their own communiteis. ]
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[VO-NAT]

Redd says yesterday's visit was rewarding for her because her own grandmother is in a nursing home-- and enjoys receiving visitors.
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