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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
One more day of high temperatures in the 90s-- then we'll see a cooldown by the end of the work week.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, up next in the forecast.





[7-2-Boty-Shooting]


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A shooting in Botetourt County leaves one man dead.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


It happened at about 7:45 last night at 98 Shanta Lane in Blue Ridge. That's in the Willow Brook Trailer Park. Sheriff's officials say the victim was a 47 year old man from Mount Airy, North Carolina who had been staying at the residence. He was shot once in the chest and later pronounced dead at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Authorities are looking for a suspect. They have a name, but are not releasing that information at this time.
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[7-2-11Water-Main]


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Crews have repaired a water main break in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It happened under Orange Avenue near Gus Nicks Boulevard yesterday.
Authorities say the street is open this morning even though it hasn't been repaved.
No word yet on when that might happen.
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[7-11Stadium-Construction]


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An old headache has resurfaced as crews start construction on a new stadium-aphitheater in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


As construction workers began excavating the site, they uncovered five 55-gallon drums believed to be related to a hazardous waste violation years ago.
The barrels contained soil and a yellow substance.
They're being tested, but city officials say they don't believe they're hazardous.
[SUPER=04-1998;]


The new stadium site is right next to the Public Works Service Center, where more than a-thousand barrels were found illegally buried six years ago.
Only 58 of them contained hazardous waste.
The city spent more than a million dollars on fines and cleanup.
The latest barrels were found in what WILL become a parking lot for the new stadium.
City officials say the discovery does NOT affect construction plans.
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[7-11SAT-scores]


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Virginia S-A-T scores are on the rise.
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Seniors in the state improved their average S-A-T score by four points on both the verbal and math portions.
Virginia high school students scored above the national average in verbal.
But the state's average S-A-T score in math is nine points below the national mean.
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[IN Q=CLEARLY IT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE]

((CHARLES PYLE/VA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: CLEARLY ITS NOT ACCEPTABLE. WE WANT VIRGINIA STUDENTS TO SCORE ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE TREND OVER TIME SINCE 1998 WITH AN ELEVEN POINT INCREASE IN MATHEMATICS ON THE SAT, WE'RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. ))
[SUPER=01-Charles Pyle/Virginia Department of Education]
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[OUT Q=HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite the overall trend, S-A-T scores are not improving in all parts of the state.
In Roanoke City schools, students' math scores were unchanged.
But the average S-A-T verbal score dropped by 15 points.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Hot and humid today, but most of the region should stay dry.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mid- week forecast, right after the news.

[55-Boty-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Botetourt County authorities searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


It happened at about 7:45 last night at 98 Shanta Lane in Blue Ridge. That's in the Willow Brook Trailer Park. Sheriff's officials say the victim was a 47 year old man from Mount Airy, North Carolina who had been staying at the residence. He was shot once in the chest and later died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Authorities say they have the suspect's name, but they're not releasing that information at this time.
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[55-11Reid]


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An appellate court may uphold the death sentence of a Montgomery County man.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape]


James Reid was sentenced to death for the 1996 beating and stabbing death of 80-year old Annie Lester.
A three-judge panel of the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected Reid's claims that his lawyers were ineffective and that the trial judge refused to consider evidence about his mental condition.
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[55-5-Printing-Plant]


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With most of the pieces in place, the Roanoke Times hopes to deliver a new printing press by Halloween.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The building is almost complete, and the Heidelberg 80 Mainstream Press has been assembled piece by piece.
Technicians are threading paper through the massive machine, and making progress toward full operation.
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[IN Q=I think there will be a lot]

((WNEDY ZOMPARELLI: I THINK THERE WILL BE A LOT OF EXCITEMENT. WE CERTAINLY HOPE SO, BECAUSE IT REALLY IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR US AND WE'RE ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TRULY STATE OF THE ART PRINTING TECHNOLOGY TO OFFER TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND OUR READERS.))
[SUPER=01-Wendy Zomparelli/Roanoke Times Publisher]
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[OUT Q=to our customers and our readers.]
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Technicians have just over 60 days to get the printing press up and running, but barring any serious glitches, the newspaper believes it can meet that deadline.
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[55-11Jamestown]


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It's been a busy summer for achaeologists at the birthplace of Virginia.
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Thanks to recent discoveries, scientists now have a new vision of the fort at Jamestown.
It's actually smaller than they thought-- about one-point-one acres.
The work's unfolded right in front of visitors' eyes.
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[IN Q=The fact that]

((WILLIAM KELSO/JAMESTOWN REDISCOVERY PROJECT; THE FACT THAT WE'RE DISCOVERING WHEN VISITORS ARE ACTUALLY HERE SOME MORE FACTS ABOUT JAMESTOWN SEEMS TO BE A MOST EXCITING EXPERIENCE TO ANYONE THAT VISITS.))
[SUPER=01-William Kelso/Jamestown Rediscovery Project;]
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[OUT Q=anyone that visits.]
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Kelso said he hopes to remap Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America.
This summer, achaeologists also uncovered a moat that later was used as a trash pit and is stuffed with objects discarded by early settlers.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Feeling like a steambath outside, as temperatures gradually warm into the 90s by this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, coming up.




[8-Boty-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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A suspect is still at large following a deadly shooting last night in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


It happened at about 7:45 last night at 98 Shanta Lane in Blue Ridge. That's in the Willow Brook Trailer Park. Sheriff's officials say the victim was a 47 year old man from Mount Airy, North Carolina who had been staying at the residence. He was shot once in the chest and later died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Authorities say they have the suspect's name, but they're not releasing that information at this time.
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[8-2-11Stadium-Construction]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC2:02:01]
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Construction crews have dug up an old problem at the site of Roanoke's new stadium- amphitheater.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


As the workers began excavating the site, they uncovered five 55-gallon drums believed to be related to a hazardous waste violation years ago.
The barrels contained soil and a yellow substance.
They're being tested, but city officials say they don't believe they're hazardous.
[SUPER=04-1998;]


The new stadium site is right next to the Public Works Service Center, where more than a-thousand barrels were found illegally buried six years ago.
Only 58 of them contained hazardous waste.
The city spent more than a million dollars on fines and cleanup.
The latest barrels were found in what WILL become a parking lot for the new stadium.
City officials say the discovery does NOT affect construction plans.
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[8-11Shoreline-management]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tha]
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In a matter of days, there will be new rules guiding the future of Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SUPER=03-Smith Mt. Lake/Last Week]


Yesterday, a steering committee assisting American Electric Power with the document met to finalize the plan, which will govern how the lake is maintained and developed.
Guidelines for beaches, rip-rap, fees and removing debris were among the main concerns addressed today.
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A-E-P will begin enforcing the plan next Tuesday, but it must still gain final approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
In all, A-E-P says it recorded more than 200 comments during the public comment period and that about 60- percent favored going ahead with a plan.
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If you would like to look at the final A-E-P document, it will be made available to the public online this Friday. You can find a link to the plan on our homepage at WDBJ7-dot-com. (------------)